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2012-11-28 08:20:28 +0100 commented question When we'll finally see a new UI?

I hope this thread might help make clearer the point that productivity is NOT only a result of bug-free operation, compatibility and features but of a well-designed UI too, esp. with such software (like LO) which provides the main daily working environment. This truth seems to have been overlooked.

2012-11-28 08:13:47 +0100 commented answer When we'll finally see a new UI?

I hope this thread might help make clearer the point that productivity is NOT only a result of bug-free operation, compatibility and features but of a well-designed UI too, esp. with such software (like LO) which provides the main daily working environment. This truth seems to have been overlooked.

2012-11-28 07:59:50 +0100 commented answer When we'll finally see a new UI?

I am sorry, I'll have to disagree. UI-revision is MOSTLY needed for productivity and NOT for aesthetics. The current UI is counter-productive, as has been repeatedly proved in enterprise environments. Geeks may become productive even now, but this is not the case with the average enterprise employee

2012-11-27 19:44:16 +0100 commented answer When we'll finally see a new UI?

Thank you for your suggestion. Where then this question should be asked? I was hoping TDF would see this question here. I was also hoping users would support this idea by voting it so that TDF would take it seriously, but I see no real interest - which really surprises me. Isn't there a vision?

2012-11-27 15:27:10 +0100 answered a question When we'll finally see a new UI?

It is interesting why no one attempts to provide a reply to the simple question: "Why don't you immediately start a new, coordinated, well-defined and well-designed project to invite the public/organizations TO FUND SPECIFICALLY a total LO UI redesign/rebuild aiming at offering the best user experience?" - This IN ADDITION to whatever other activity takes place (bug fixing, compatibility changes etc.)

We really want to see LO thrive and fulfill the wishes of millions of people around the world (including me) - and I believe what will make a difference is TARGETED FUNDING REQUESTS.

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2012-11-19 13:19:42 +0100 commented question When we'll finally see a new UI?

NO ONE TO UPVOTE FOR UI-REDESIGN YET? Even from those who favor the change (and have an adequate karma)?

2012-11-19 13:10:36 +0100 commented question When we'll finally see a new UI?

@ROSt52: Ask for UI-development funding as suggested and you'll be able to get the devs you need for it. You are doing a great job. Why not expand it to other important areas? The world puts more hopes than you think to LibrO!

2012-11-19 12:33:23 +0100 commented question When we'll finally see a new UI?

THE REAL QUESTION IS (as Jaret below has pointed out): Why don't you immediately start a new, coordinated, well-defined and well-designed project to invite the public/organizations to fund specifically a total LO UI redesign/rebuild aiming at offering the best user experience? Please reply to this.

2012-11-19 12:31:11 +0100 commented question When we'll finally see a new UI?

It's a shame someone has down-voted, when I think it's clear that WE SHOULD NOT regard bug fixing / UI as either/or fields. BOTH are extremely important. It's just that UI evolution has been largely neglected.

2012-11-16 22:11:09 +0100 commented question When we'll finally see a new UI?

@vojo: See previous comment. Stability (i.e. bug fixing) is of primary concern. BUT without a contemporary, friendly and ergonomic design, users and esp. companies cannot endorse LO! Note the above points, ALL of them confirmed in practice again and again. Both bug fixing and UI cannot wait.

2012-11-16 17:53:36 +0100 commented question When we'll finally see a new UI?

@ROSt52: Bug fixing is always crucial. Starting a UI-revision project would be a new one, with its own resources, designers, developers, that's why separate funding is suggested. Current developers should definitely focus on bugs. UI-revision in LO is very important because current UI is UNERGONOMIC

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2012-11-15 08:29:37 +0100 asked a question When we'll finally see a new UI?

We've read many requests for a new UI. Specifically, this question: http://ask.libreoffice.org/question/31/are-there-any-plans-for-a-new-interface-gui/ is a good account of the situation.

I have to return to this subject because all the arguments in the last post of the -now closed- above thread are very valid and must be SERIOUSLY taken into account.

Although we won't doubt bjoern-michaelsen's arguments about the difficulty of the endeavour, it IS CRUCIAL to constantly remember those points, which I can confirm from OUR OWN EXPERIENCE in our non-profit Organization:

"STOP to add and add new functions but just go there > http://pauloup.deviantart.com/gallery/28216273 and try URGENTLY to change your prehistoric UNERGONOMIC very old UI and you will see how fast The Document Fundation will be a REAL alternative to MSO."

and:

"1) i saw how hard it was for the workers to adapt theirs skills on an UI witch is really NOT ERGONOMIC. 2) i saw their efficiency going down with the actual interface, a very old conception not any more used in any kind of software in present days. 3) the workers are really more efficient with an UI which is beautiful (they are really happy to work with nice tools), simple, without sub - sub - sub... menu option. 4) they can learn a lot faster with a software which has easy and "cool" UI (which is very important for a compagny who want to switch, because "time is important"). 5) May be LibreOffice or OOo have a lot of downloads but I'm SURE that not even 10% of the people who have downloaded LO or OOo are using it."

So, PLEASE, DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE UI NOW! See at http://pauloup.deviantart.com/gallery/28216273 (with which I am not affiliated in any way), and PLEASE understand that without this change LibreOffice makes our life difficult and unproductive, while, WITH this change, it CAN become the killer project worldwide.

PLEASE, PLEASE, start a UI revision project NOW, and, why not, perhaps start a public fund raising effort for the UI-revision project only. PLEASE!