Minutes of the Design Hangout: 2017-May-04

Heiko Tietze tietze.heiko at googlemail.com
Thu May 4 12:47:05 UTC 2017

Present: Jay, Akshay, Regina, Heiko, Tomaz


 * Open Tech Summit
   + https://github.com/opensourcedesign/events/issues/68
   + http://opentechsummit.net/
   + Considering to talk about Notebookbar (Heiko)

 * Infographic Poster
   + http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/LibreOffice-Poster-td4213705.html
   + Who is able to help?

 * LibO mascot
   + Great input received on the ML so far
   + Summary at https://pad.documentfoundation.org/p/UX-mascot
   + recommend to do a competition
     + e.g. x€ or physical price like a graphic tablet
     + give the top 5 candidates prizes
     + competition will encourage designers to get involved in LO
     + add an announcement to the website/mascot etc.

 * Encourage devs to check needsDevEval keywords
   + for example - https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33603

   + First results
     + reply on G+ https://plus.google.com/photos/photo/111114497115633474296/5997953542348211266?icm=false
     + from the blog http://practicaltypography.com/tables.html
     + graph with Likert results https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByWdNpQKVjM8NDhycm9ZWG8xX28
     + raw data with comments https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GkhpcvlHL_5pyjvJLTzWOUYYqX8kEkKIdsQVdojhmkY (voting is hidden)
     + Many comments about awkward and dated styles that we take as consensus to remove them from table styles
     + Keep legacy autoformat table function with the old styles (Jay)
     + Would rather clean up the code/UI/styles (Heiko)

     + Requests for plain and simple styles but also some about colored variants (pastel)
     + Serif font was criticized


 * Default set of table styles
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=101349

   + Implementation
     + Future development work - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Hde6OjJLxDtabQ-BKbsMDRTbnH12x3KI00s3LHSnE3k/edit?usp=sharing
     + Two styles missing for statistics and invoices with special care for first/last column and header/footer row resp. (Regina)
     + Avoid vertical grid lines, too much colors
     + Have ~4 plain and simple styles and ~4 colored but what else? (Heiko)
     + Alternatively, design some basic themes and colorize them differently (Jay)
   + How to implement the styles 
     + styles.xml is generated from a binary format which resides at /core/extras/source/misc_config/autotbl.fmt
     + enhancement request to replace binary format by xml in tdf#107560; workaround needed
     + the style is rather a template and accomplished by switches what attribute of the template is being used (Regina)

Dr. Heiko Tietze
UX designer
Tel. +49 (0)179/1268509

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