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MrV777

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How would you like the client to look
« on: February 19, 2016, 02:01:46 pm »

Hello everyone!

In the NXT 2.0 topic, there is a conversation between user friendliness and adoption VS scalabilty in which one is more important right now.  Both are very important, but on the topic of user friendliness how do you think the NXT client should look to make it easier/friendlier?

  • Would something as simple as a basic vs advance view in the options be all?
  • Should the client default to a basic view, but under options or a new drop down, be able to enable individual components of the UI? (Example: DGS, blocks, peers, and MS are hidden by default, but here are checkboxes to enable them)
  • Should the client be completely revamped?
  • The client is fine  :P
  • Something else  ???
I'm wondering what if JLP works towards the 2.0 scalability while NXT 1.8 and/or 1.9 has user friendliness improvements.
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Re: How would you like the client to look
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2016, 03:08:43 pm »

I like the idea of a really simple client that can be used on mobile, but where extra functionality can be accessed as required.
Many users just won't want to see DGS, MS, shuffling, etc. This is stuff that would typically be accessed by third party service-providers via API.
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Re: How would you like the client to look
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2016, 03:47:41 pm »

how do you think the NXT client should look to make it easier/friendlier?
I like the idea to have a simple beginner mode for new users which should be very easy to use, and show only very basic features. The advanced mode could have the possibility to show/hide separate features (configurable with some kind of a checkbox list).

Another improvement would be if all the complicated entry forms (for example the creation of a new MS Currency) could be hidden behind a "Usecase-Layer". So, the user would simply select "Create new crowdfunding", and define some basic crowdfunding parameters (target, time, etc...). In the background, the system would automatically create a new MS Currency with the correct parameters. Additionally, for advanced users, we could let the system show the prepopulated "Create new MS Currency"-mask, maybe the advanced user would want to adjust some parameters.

This means the UI would be more UseCase-centric, instead of being feature-centric. The use case layer could even integrate multiple different features "behind the scene", for example create a new MS Currency for voting, create the poll and distribute the newly created currency tokens to specific asset holders. Everything hidden behind a "Create new poll for asset holders"-layer.
May be difficult to implement, but would make all the features much more useful and more easy to use.

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I'm wondering what if JLP works towards the 2.0 scalability while NXT 1.8 and/or 1.9 has user friendliness improvements.
Sounds good to me!
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Re: How would you like the client to look
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2016, 05:07:21 pm »

I'm wondering what if JLP works towards the 2.0 scalability while NXT 1.8 and/or 1.9 has user friendliness improvements.
That's more or less the plan, although since those UI improvements will not require a hard fork or major new functionality, they may be released gradually as 1.7.x versions instead of 1.8 and 1.9.
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