[clock-app][ux] Time picker width too small leading to accidental changes in other columns

Bug #1443843 reported by Mike on 2015-04-14
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Clock App
Low
Unassigned
Ubuntu UX
Medium
Jouni Helminen
ubuntu-ui-toolkit (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Ubuntu Touch 14.10 (r20) running on BQ Ubuntu Edition.

Issue: The time picker occupies the entire width of the alarm page and yet the actual dials occupy only a fraction of that width resulting in users accidentally changing other column values.

May be we should increase the width of the dials?

Screenshot: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-ui-toolkit/+bug/1443843/+attachment/4375026/+files/timepicker.png

Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug. Can you please be more specific about which text is too small in the new alarm screen?

Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → 3.3
Mike (goens-mike-x) wrote :

Hello Nekhelesh Ramananthan,

Thanks for taking a look at this so quickly and sorry for the incomplete description.
The New Alarm page looks good but I keep adjusting both of the scroll wheels at the same time and the text for the Repeat, Label, and Sound are a bit too small. On the BQ phone there is still a third of a screen to work with and it seems it would be much easier to set up an alarm if more of the screen was used. I asked a co-worker to set an alarm and then asked his impression and his reply was that the scroll wheels could be bigger.

Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :

Hi Mike, Thanks for the detailed description on the issue. It seems during our user testing, testers found the font size to be too small in some areas of the clock app. We are tracking that at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-clock-app/+bug/1432736. You also seem to be pointing at the scroll wheel (time picker) being small as well. Let's use this bug to track that issue. The time picker is a standard upstream SDK widget and so the fix should come from them.

I will let the SDK team know and get this in their radar.

Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
summary: - text too small on New alarm screen.
+ Time picker width too small leading to accidental changes in other
+ columns
description: updated
tags: added: needs-design
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Alex Milazzo (digitalalex)
summary: - Time picker width too small leading to accidental changes in other
- columns
+ [clock-app] Time picker width too small leading to accidental changes in
+ other columns

Time picker is being redesigned and prototyped.

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: 3.3 → 3.4
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
summary: - [clock-app] Time picker width too small leading to accidental changes in
- other columns
+ [clock-app][ux] Time picker width too small leading to accidental
+ changes in other columns
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: 3.4 → 3.x.backlog
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Alex Milazzo (digitalalex) → Jouni Helminen (jounihelminen)
Jouni Helminen (jounihelminen) wrote :

This is fixed with the updated date/time picker visual, landing soon

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Markus Eisen (autobahn) wrote :

Hi Folks, first of all: Thanx to those who make this all happen!

I'd like to contribute a statement concerning the time picker in general: admittingly, although this entry method looks quite fine, I do not see any advantace concerning the ergonomics:

Just entering an "hh:mm" by typing 4 buttons on a numeric display will always be much faster than this way with the "rotating wheels".

kind regards,
Markus

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