Closed Bug 1498279 Opened 5 years ago Closed 5 years ago
[remote-dbg-next] UX: Update styling of USB scanning status in sidebar
We are landing a very basic version of the "USB status" in Bug 1494549. This bug is about improving this design. Some ideas for improvements: > We discussed this yesterday and this new message can be confusing, > especially when we already show the "No Devices discovered". > One suggestion from Harald is to have a different design based on > https://design.firefox.com/photon/components/message-bars.html. > We could also make this message show only when USB devices scanning > is disabled (with a link to the connect page?). >
Summary: [remote-dbg-next] Update styling of USB scanning status in sidebar → [remote-dbg-next] UX: Update styling of USB scanning status in sidebar
Matt, I tried to summarize the feature we want to improve in the doc below. Can you have a look? https://docs.google.com/document/d/11jeXB4txooIHXVFXsE8Fk9kEwAF6w2Dd7LkwTMzTq_U/edit?usp=sharing
Thanks Julian! Yes it could be argued that by placing this information in the sidebar is perhaps exposing a premature issue to the user. The sidebar will eventually house devices connected through other means, not just USB. In my mockups I'm exploring the idea that we bundle the binary download action with "Enable USB", the user has clicked this button to express a desire to utilise USB and so we save the user an extra step. I will update here when I have work to show.
First iteration of suggestions for USB status in sidebar (slides 36 - 43): https://mozilla.invisionapp.com/share/73P8EZEJSEH#/334352311_3_Click_Connect_E_Copy From simple notifications to buttons which depict state, there are many options but which is likely to grab a user's attention and inform them that simply plugging in the USB might not result in success?
Please find attached the agreed visual for the USB status message. The styles can be taken from the Photon docs for a "Generic" message bar: https://design.firefox.com/photon/components/message-bars.html A final query I will raise here is the inclusion of the close "X" in the message. The Photon docs describe that this particular "Generic" type of message bar "should be dismissible" and later explaining that "Unless they contain critical information, message bars should be dismissible". If we did add a close "X" to the message it would perhaps lose its purpose of being a status message however including the close button may assist in the user's recognition of it. One can only assume. The "Generic" message bar is a good fit here though, as it should be used to "Convey general information or actions that aren’t critical." - which is what we are attempting to do.
I'm going to have a chat on #UX about the message bar not having a close and I will update on here when I have some feedback
Thanks for the update Matt, looks much better than the current message! Maybe while we wait for a consensus about the close "X", we can implement the message without the closing mechanism, and have a followup for the rest?
That sounds like a good idea to me. As you say, if the feedback received suggests that a close button is required for Photon compliance we can follow up. Likely if you've dismissed the message in the past you would be aware of the USB toggle control so I don't think the close button will diminish the effects of the message if we need to add it.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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