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StR

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Re: New design sneak-peak: Add an Account screen
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2017, 09:44:01 pm »
@mgagnonlv:
It might not be obvious (it was not obvious at first to me), - but on that mock-up, you can click on the menu elements (at least in a desktop browser [I tested on Windows]). I am not sure how it works with a mobile device browser... (There is an app for mobile devices for that.)
That will present the "help" cards.

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Re: New design sneak-peak: Add an Account screen
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2017, 02:16:56 am »
I agree that "Other" label is better and a line of explanation in each box would be good for first sight.

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Re: New design sneak-peak: Add an Account screen
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2017, 06:38:59 pm »
Re: "Kerio is not supported" seems confusing to me and probably to more than 80% of users

Maybe, but there are some people trying to connect Kerio as an Exchange account and it fails.

I'm not married to this part of the text though, and there is information about Kerio in the FAQ anyway.
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Re: New design sneak-peak: Add an Account screen
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2017, 01:39:05 pm »
A "mooving frame" where blocks move to let help text appear, then stay larger than other blocks with the text until the user touches another "choice" seems rather complex. Large button "next" is too large and does not help in making the process self explanatory.

The current flow is simpler: the user sees everything in a static menu, and presses "OK" to go to next step. Isn't possible to just redraw the current screen, without changing the selection behavior? As an improvement, I would recommend to use less text ("Kerio is not supported" seems confusing to me and probably to more than 80% of users)

Please take a look at other email apps accout creation process (I suggest TypeApp): I have just checked it and it is simpler and clearer IMO.

Technically the selection behavior is the same  - its just that you don't tap on a radio button, but on a material card. You still make a selection and press a confirmation button, same amount of steps.

The benefits I see are cleaner UI with larger text + large icons, no radio buttons. No 'wall of text' effect as we show the help text bits only where you tap (generally, users hate reading). Please keep in mind that the expected behavior for most people is to just tap on one of the options and then tap Next.

(my assumption is that most people who know about email clients also would kind-of know they have a Gmail account or an Outlook account, etc).

Thanks for your feedback.

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Re: New design sneak-peak: Add an Account screen
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2017, 04:42:26 pm »
I also believe that Internet Mail might be confusing and that Other might be better.

To address kostya concern I would start with a selected account, then the user will understand that selecting another will open an explanation or will realise after a couple of clicks.

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Re: New design sneak-peak: Add an Account screen
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2017, 08:36:28 pm »
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Maybe naively, I'd expect that in 2010-s, Android libraries should allow "dynamically-sized" text boxes ("cards"?) that accommodate the text provided, -- to avoid hard-coding the size of them.  In that case, only the margins around the text need to be specified, not the size of the box.

Yes, certainly.
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Re: New design sneak-peak: Add an Account screen
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2017, 07:03:51 am »
Thank you for confirming my guess, Kostya!
That possibility makes it unnecessary to pad the text with any empty lines (inside the text boxes/cards) -- to allow the text in other languages to fit as well.

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Re: New design sneak-peak: Add an Account screen
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2017, 12:36:40 pm »
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That possibility makes it unnecessary to pad the text with any empty lines (inside the text boxes/cards) -- to allow the text in other languages to fit as well.

Might have been a limitation of the prototyping tool.
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