Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Dec 2011 22:44 UTC, submitted by lemur2
KDE "Mobile devices that adapt to who you are, reflecting what you are doing when you are doing it. This concept is at the heart of the Plasma Active user experience. Plasma Active One was released in October 2011, providing early adopters the first opportunity to experience Activities on a tablet. Since then, the design and development team behind this open source touch interface has been hard at work on an update. The fruits of their labor were released today, December 14, 2011 as Plasma Active Two."
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RE: GUI Design
by Hiev on Fri 16th Dec 2011 14:04 UTC in reply to "GUI Design"
Hiev
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2005-09-27

I think trying to stick to the activities paradigm for a tablet was a mistake.

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RE[2]: GUI Design
by leos on Fri 16th Dec 2011 18:07 in reply to "RE: GUI Design"
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2005-09-21

I think trying to stick to the activities paradigm for a tablet was a mistake.


Yep. Not even on the tablet. I've said from the beginning that the whole concept of activities is a mistake. The vast majority of people are not even remotely that organized that they will create activities for different projects and connect their files and web pages and relevant apps together. I have yet to see even a convincing example of how it might work, or why that is in any way better than organizing things in traditional ways (in folders).

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RE[3]: GUI Design
by gnemmi on Sat 17th Dec 2011 07:51 in reply to "RE[2]: GUI Design"
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2006-08-17

The vast majority of people are not even remotely that organized that they will create activities for different projects and connect their files and web pages and relevant apps together.

Don´t worry about them ... they won´t even know activities are there to get the best out of their tablet using experience.. they will still live their happy lives toying aroung with their single activity tablets...

Now, as for the rest of us, those who know about activities, how they work, why are they there, how to make good use of them and squeeze our desktops dry to their´s last drop ... well: we do care, a lot!

Start worring about activities the they someone points a gun to your head and forces you to use them ... or the day someone leaves you with no choice but to deal with them ( should that day ever come ) ...

But, please, for the time being just let it flow ... there´s a whole lot of people that does understand activities and the paradign behind them, use them on a daily basis and have greatly improved their whole desktop experience ;)

Best Regards.

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RE[2]: GUI Design
by roverrobot on Sat 17th Dec 2011 01:44 in reply to "RE: GUI Design"
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2006-07-23

I think trying to stick to the activities paradigm for a tablet was a mistake.


You say this as if the current plasma one is not usable with a single activity.

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RE[3]: GUI Design
by Hiev on Sat 17th Dec 2011 01:50 in reply to "RE[2]: GUI Design"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

With a single activitie? I don't know, because they only have show activities with plasmoids, and they haven't said a word about accelerometer support nor battery usage. And if the plan B was to stick to a single activitie then, why use activities at all?

Edited 2011-12-17 01:51 UTC

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