[Clock][UX] app needs a dark theme variant

Bug #1424328 reported by Nekhelesh Ramananthan on 2015-02-22
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Clock App
Wishlist
Unassigned
Ubuntu UX
Low
James Mulholland

Bug Description

Users commonly use the clock app late in the night to set an alarm where the current light theme is a bit too bright. It would be nice to provide a dark theme variant (not by default) which user can switch to using the settings page.

In fact there was a suggestion to have this dark theme variant triggered automatically using the light sensor on the phone.

Here is a screenshot of how it might look like, https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-ux/+bug/1424328/+attachment/4324443/+files/device-2015-02-21-155207.png

We will need official background image assets if this solution is accepted.

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Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :
description: updated
description: updated
summary: - Clock app needs a dark theme variant
+ [Clock] app needs a dark theme variant
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Giorgio Venturi (giorgio-venturi)
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low

Thank you Nik for pointing this out. We actually have a night mode designed already, it just feel outside of the RTM scope. Maybe it's time to take it back into consideration!

Motion design:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ppubajlf5rmsrpy/Clock-user-journey.mov?dl=0

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :

@Giorgio, I remember the night mode we had, but I think this bug report is a bit different from that feature. The night mode that was originally provided in the design spec was intended to provide a night table clock experience, while this bug report is more about having a darker theme to navigate through the clock app without straining the eye.

Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: none → 3.x.backlog

Hi Jouni,
It would be great if you could look into having a dark theme variation for the clock app. Maybe the app could switch automatically when a dark lighting setting is detected?

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
assignee: Giorgio Venturi (giorgio-venturi) → nobody
assignee: nobody → Jouni Helminen (jounihelminen)
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Jouni Helminen (jounihelminen) → nobody
assignee: nobody → Rae Shambrook (raecontreras)
tags: added: usability
Bartosz Kosiorek (gang65) wrote :

Need UX design

summary: - [Clock] app needs a dark theme variant
+ [Clock][UX] app needs a dark theme variant
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Bartosz Kosiorek (gang65) wrote :
Bartosz Kosiorek (gang65) wrote :
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
assignee: Victor Thompson (vthompson) → nobody
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Rae Shambrook (raecontreras) → nobody
assignee: nobody → James Mulholland (jamesjosephmulholland)
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
assignee: nobody → Victor Thompson (vthompson)
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
assignee: Victor Thompson (vthompson) → nobody
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