[Calculator app] Label areas take up too much screen space

Reported by Christina Li on 2013-08-20
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Calculator App
Low
Riccardo Padovani
Ubuntu UX
High
Christina Li

Bug Description

Tested with 16 sept image:
Tapping on the pencil icon should allow user to switch in and out of label edit view. However, when in label edit view and the labels remain empty (blank), tapping on the pencil icon does not exit the edit mode.

Desired:
Tapping on pencil icon should enter/exit label edit view, whether there are labels entered or not.

Please let me know if this should be filed as a separate bug instead.
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Updated design attached.

Few changes from design on this:
1. One pencil icon acting as toggle to change between edit and normal view for labels
2. Restrict the number of characters for labelling to 12 characters, header to 20 characters.
3. Restrict the number of digits of calculation to 11 digits.

The attached screen designs will help illustrate:
a. Normal calculation view, with no labels but a pencil icon visible
b. When tapping on the pencil icon it will indicate all the lines available for labelling
c. The width of the labels for header and in-line labels.
Labels should be middle aligned to digits.
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Current situation:
Half the screen is dedicated to labels and the other half to calculation.
However, this causes problem when we have a long string of numbers for calculation, as the long number is resized. This looks particularly strange when a long string of numbers (small font) is followed by a short number (displayed at normal font size).

Desired solution:
- Labelling part of the calculation should take up less screen space; Visual design to provide guidance on proportion of screen space
- Numbers should stay as the same font size, whether it is a long string or short string of numbers.

Related branches

lp:~rpadovani/ubuntu-calculator-app/1214395
Merged into lp:ubuntu-calculator-app at revision 151
Gustavo Pichorim Boiko: Approve on 2013-09-12
Ubuntu Phone Apps Jenkins Bot: Approve (continuous-integration) on 2013-09-11
Nekhelesh Ramananthan (community): Needs Information on 2013-09-10
Mihir Soni: Needs Fixing on 2013-09-10
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Michal Izydorczyk (iamfhero)
tags: added: calculator-app-august-2013
summary: - [Calculator app- August 2013] Label areas take up too much screen space
+ [Calculator app] Label areas take up too much screen space
tags: added: needs-design
David Planella (dpm) wrote :

Christina, regarding this point:

- Numbers should stay as the same font size, whether it is a long string or short string of numbers.

Even if we increase the size for numbers, there might be operands or results that still are longer than the available screen space. What should we do in that case? E.g. truncate numbers at a given digit (or not allow numbers bigger than a maximum value), provide horizontal scrolling on the numbers... ?

Changed in ubuntu-calculator-app:
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Low
Christina Li (christina-li) wrote :

David, good point. We will include this when considering the new design.

Christina Li (christina-li) wrote :

Design input in bug description and attached new designs.

description: updated
Christina Li (christina-li) wrote :

Design input in bug description and attached new designs.

Christina Li (christina-li) wrote :

b. tapping on calculation will display lines for labels.

Christina Li (christina-li) wrote :

c. limit for characters for heading- 20 characters, limit for in-line label- 12 characters.

description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-calculator-app:
assignee: nobody → Riccardo Padovani (rpadovani)
status: Incomplete → In Progress
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: Michal Izydorczyk (iamfhero) → Christina Li (christina-li)

Fix committed into lp:ubuntu-calculator-app at revision 151, scheduled for release in ubuntu-calculator-app, milestone alpha-1

Changed in ubuntu-calculator-app:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Christina Li (christina-li) wrote :

Updated bug description as there are issues relating to the tapping on pencil and edit label behaviours.

description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-calculator-app:
status: Fix Committed → In Progress

Fix committed into lp:ubuntu-calculator-app at revision 156, scheduled for release in ubuntu-calculator-app, milestone alpha-1

Changed in ubuntu-calculator-app:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in ubuntu-calculator-app:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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