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Google Glass is a Mess... I redesigned the interface (Concept Video))

8th January 2014, 02:03 AM |#1  
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Hey everyone. I've been using Glass for a few weeks now. It's a new type of device with an amazing amount of potential. Unfortunately, some aspects of it are a frustrating mess.

I created a concept video, and "redesigned" major aspects of the interface which can enable Glass to become "consumer-friendly." These changes have the potential to greatly increase usability across all users, including the handicapped, imo.



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Some people will still prefer the current timeline system :smileyhappy: and that's cool!

For me, this not just about sharing-it's about quickly finding stuff which Google is known for...

I'm in NYC, finding a music track in the subway is a PAIN with the current interface. I have to scroll the entire timeline. The songs are stored locally once you play them, but "listen to" is deactivated with no data signal. If the interface was built something like this, I'd just navigate by touch or voice to music, select an album/offline songs, and play them :smileyhappy:


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8th January 2014, 02:18 AM |#2  
Looks pretty cool


Not sure if I like it to display heaps and heaps on one tiny screen though
8th January 2014, 02:30 AM |#3  
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Looks pretty cool


Not sure if I like it to display heaps and heaps on one tiny screen though

Thanks Brendo. That is definitely a valid concern! 6 thumbnails per page is pushing it, I got a bit carried away.

I tested 4 using a mock image displayed on my glass unit, and it was super readable and a lot less cluttered

Cheers.
8th January 2014, 02:34 AM |#4  
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Thanks Brendo. That is definitely a valid concern! 6 thumbnails per page is pushing it, I got a bit carried away.

I tested 4 using a mock image displayed on my glass unit, and it was super readable and a lot less cluttered

Cheers.

I'm all for fitting as much as I can on a single screen. I know that I (and i'm sure others) at times struggle with writing that is too small


Nice work regardless
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20th January 2014, 06:48 AM |#5  
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Great video and ideas.

Why don't we let the user choose: 1) Timeline view or 2) Tile view (2, 4 or 6)?
6th February 2014, 05:07 PM |#6  
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Nice!
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Have you actually implemented these changes? If so do you have a code-base somewhere that someone could download and try?
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Whats the Music Track you used on the video demo.? Its got a great beat!
16th April 2014, 03:59 AM |#9  
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great idea
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Thanks Brendo. That is definitely a valid concern! 6 thumbnails per page is pushing it, I got a bit carried away.

I tested 4 using a mock image displayed on my glass unit, and it was super readable and a lot less cluttered

Cheers.

Yupp that was my only criticism also (6 thumbs is too many) but other than that great concept!
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