[Tango-artists] Graphical metaphor for "Dynamic Playlists"

Rodney Dawes dobey.pwns at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 13:49:59 PDT 2009


Other players use a playlist icon with a gear emblem on it for smart
playlists like this.

On Wed, 2009-06-10 at 21:51 +0200, Mathias Brodala wrote:
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> Hi.
> The music player Exaile has a feature which does the following: based on
> the current content of the playlist, other similar tracks from your own
> music collection are added to the playlist. That this is based on data
> fetched from music services like last.fm is only an extra info.
> I tried really hard coming up with a graphical metaphor to express the
> functionality above but could not find any. The fact that I need so many
> words to describe a simple functionality does not help.
> Now I would like to ask the members of this list for ideas and, if
> someone has some spare time left, maybe even an implementation.
> One idea is a depiction of a playlist where one or several arrows point
> at a free spot in the playlist indicating that something will be added
> there. I am afraid that this is too much detail for the lowest
> resolution at 16×16 pixels but maybe it’s a start.
> Another idea is an arrow with multiple starts (representing the current
> tracks in playlist) but only one end (indicating the tracks added
> dynamically) below. A lot less detail required here but would require an
> actual implementation to evaluate.
> Thanks for comments and regards,
> Mathias Brodala
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