1. Maonsie's Avatar
    Firstly, I'll say that I'm not sure if this is where this goes, but . . . yolo.

    So there's this nifty little Office program called Sway (which looks gorgeous in motion), and I was feeling a bit inspired so I put together the start of a few things I want from Windows 10 (and the future of Windows in general). There's not too much there right now other than a little concept I'm calling Quick Access Functions in the Action Centre, and it is extremely WIP.

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    Here's a link to it: https://sway.com/HbP2hFNHt3lzTFu-

    As tiring as it is to see concepts all the time - I hope someone enjoys this, and all comments are greatly appreciated. :)
    Last edited by Maonsie; 03-19-2015 at 07:01 PM.
    03-16-2015 11:46 PM
  2. teckris's Avatar
    Firstly, I'll say that I'm not sure if this is where this goes, but . . . yolo. So there's this nifty little Office program called Sway (which looks gorgeous in motion), and I was feeling a bit inspired so I put together the start of a few things I want from Windows 10 (and the future of Windows in general). There's not too much there right now other than a little concept I'm calling Actionable Quick Panels.

    Here's a link to it: https://sway.com/HbP2hFNHt3lzTFu-

    As tiring as it is to see concepts all the time - I hope someone enjoys this, and all comments are greatly appreciated. :)
    Toooo much details into action center.. Didnt like it. Would prefer simplified options...
    03-17-2015 12:17 AM
  3. m3tv's Avatar
    Amazing Concept! Loved it, a little too much in the action center though. Remove some stuff, make it a bit more simplified and it's perfect. REALLY loed the Media and Cortana integration
    03-17-2015 12:22 AM
  4. Maonsie's Avatar
    Toooo much details into action center.. Didnt like it. Would prefer simplified options...
    Amazing Concept! Loved it, a little too much in the action center though. Remove some stuff, make it a bit more simplified and it's perfect. REALLY loed the Media and Cortana integration
    Thanks to both of you for taking a look! I agree that I was a bit heavy in too much stuff that all clashed with each other, and I've made some significant changes to how it both looks and functions. Still working on the Xbox redesign, but are Cortana and the Media Playback options any better?

    Thanks again. :)
    03-17-2015 04:14 PM
  5. teckris's Avatar
    Thanks to both of you for taking a look! I agree that I was a bit heavy in too much stuff that all clashed with each other, and I've made some significant changes to how it both looks and functions. Still working on the Xbox redesign, but are Cortana and the Media Playback options any better?

    Thanks again. :)
    i would like to see media info rather than volume control.
    why need cortana? it has a dedicated button...
    03-17-2015 11:16 PM
  6. emperor_skull's Avatar
    I like the way the wallpaper looks just like we have now with windows phone 8.1 nice concept
    03-17-2015 11:21 PM
  7. m3tv's Avatar
    Thanks to both of you for taking a look! I agree that I was a bit heavy in too much stuff that all clashed with each other, and I've made some significant changes to how it both looks and functions. Still working on the Xbox redesign, but are Cortana and the Media Playback options any better?
    Thanks again. :)
    Absolutely love the re-design. Do you mind checking out my concept? Thanks
    Last edited by m3tv; 03-18-2015 at 05:08 PM.
    03-17-2015 11:43 PM
  8. thephiri2point1's Avatar
    Love the concept. Few comments. Cortana doesn't belong in the action center. For one the search button would work better and if you had Cortana in the action center what happens to all the other info that is already there? Will it just not show them or do they go below all of Cortana's info? Last comment is about video in the action center. Would the idea be to let it play in the action center. If so it would be too small and even if you thinking of playing it while doing something else then that wouldn't work because you better off having it in a small window. If its just there to show there is/was a video playing I think it would take too much space and be too cluttered with other info. Once again nice concept. Would like to see more
    03-18-2015 12:07 AM
  9. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Some good ideas there.

    Feedback:

    Media

    1) Long pressing the pause button, stops the music (it drives me potty that I have to use a separate app to stop music & clear the now playing bar) and clears the now playing bar + persistent controls.

    2) Tapping the Media toggle launches the tray at bottom of the screen, to make it easier to use with one hand

    Cortana:

    1) The shortcut in the action centre is redundant as she as a dedicated search button, so by removing this you simplify the look and reduce the clutter as you just would have the Media & Xbox toggles.

    2) Instead of the pull down menu, move this to the bottom so when a user taps the search key Cortana launches in the same sized window but at the bottom (which can be expanded to full screen with a swipe up from drawer handle). Similarly long pressing the search launches the same window but with Cortana in listening mode, the same would apply if the user invokes "Hey Cortana".

    Xbox:
    What I would like to see similar drawer design to the above loading up from the bottom with pivots
    1) For quick access to Messages with the ability to tap to read, reply/send message (would expand the tray upwards to enable space for the keyboard and to read the message) & delete

    2) For quick access to the Friends with the ability to see who is online, send message button, whilst displaying the gamertag who the message is being sent above the microphone so the user can see who the message is being sent to.

    3) For quick access to smartglass remote which would launch within the tray and so swiping up would expand the tray upwards to expand the remote. Closing it would close the remote (options in the app's settings would enable the user to customize whether it minimizes to the tray or closes it completely so when the user presses the xbox toggle in the action centre it launches the tray with the remote - basically last used view)

    4) Swiping over to or tapping "launch smartglass / xbox app" would launch the app
    03-18-2015 10:45 AM
  10. bo_woods's Avatar
    And does anybody else agree the windows search button on Lumina should point straight to the right like in this concept instead of being tiltedlike right now, I think the it looks better when its straight
    03-18-2015 06:21 PM
  11. thephiri2point1's Avatar
    And does anybody else agree the windows search button on Lumina should point straight to the right like in this concept instead of being tiltedlike right now, I think the it looks better when its straight
    I like the current one. looks more like a search tool than if it was straight like the concept
    03-19-2015 01:49 AM

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