UI mock-up - Account Setup Rev.2

Chris Ilias tb-planning2 at ilias.ca
Mon May 13 18:10:22 UTC 2019

That's funny, my opinion is the opposite. 😀
Bugzilla is for implementation; forums are for discussion.

Eyal Rozenberg wrote on 2019-05-13 12:48 PM:
> I appreciate everybody's ardent work on the UI, but - don't you think
> the UI discussions belong on some bugzilla page rather than on this
> list? There are lots and lots of posts and comments which are rather
> specific/minor. If it were me I'd make an initial post here calling for
> comments/suggestions someplace else, with a link to that someplace else.
> In general, once something is well-defined enough technically, and has
> limited "macro repercussion", we should perhaps consider whether to
> continue discussing it on this list or continue the discussion elsewhere.
> Again, much respect for the UI design work!
> Eyal
> On 02/05/2019 9:40, alex wrote:
>> Hello folks,
>> Here's an updated version of the account setup workflow.
>> https://presentator.ura.design/en/XP9IsbuQ?v=0&s=1&m=preview
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>> *First Screen*
>> I created 2 variations which we could use for some A/B testing. We could
>> potentially release the version with a smaller and less prominent "Get a
>> New Email Address" first, to later than replace it with a more prominent
>> button once we have those potential providers partnerships.
>> A tabbed system will be used to show the user the proper info and fields
>> of what they selected, and a "Other" option which will open less common
>> actions. This might seems like a bit of a stretch, but I'd like to
>> pursue the idea of having a unified "Account Creation Dialog", no matter
>> if the user needs to create an email, add a calendar, an RSS feed, etc.
>> The location and experience should be consistent to prevent unnecessary
>> learning curves or visual inconsistencies between sections.
>> This section will be pretty modular, so there's no need right now to
>> list which service/feature should or should not be there, since we can
>> change them pretty easily and we will discuss those in a dedicated
>> bugzilla tickets.
>> *Error messages*
>> To increase consistency and get the user comfortable with our paradigms,
>> we should use the same notification style for warnings and errors we're
>> currently using in the upcoming TB 68.
>> Using the new notification system and color scheme will make the
>> messages feel more prominent and readable. We should also make those
>> messages selectable, so the user can copy the errors for a web search.
>> *Manual Configuration*
>> This is tricky since there are many fields and it's really easy to
>> overwhelm the user.
>> Splitting the "Incoming" and "Outgoing" fields in 2 tabs will help us to
>> visually streamline what the user needs to input, and also will prevent
>> the dialog to grow too much.
>> With this UI, we can keep the maximum height of the modal around 600px,
>> which can fit on a 768px height laptop screen, and will help us prevent
>> annoying scrollbars.
>> A potential "Get Help" button could be positioned if the manual
>> configuration is necessary, or if an error message is particularly
>> technical. For example, if the user gets a firewall warning, or an SSL
>> warning, we could set that button to open a specific page in our website
>> where we list common errors and how to fix them.
>> Cheers,
>> -- 
>> Alessandro Castellani
>> Lead UX Architect
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