Author Topic: Sketches: New Orbiter based PVR Screens  (Read 2174 times)

tschak909

  • LinuxMCE God
  • ****
  • Posts: 5476
  • DOES work for LinuxMCE.
    • View Profile
Sketches: New Orbiter based PVR Screens
« on: July 05, 2009, 09:12:55 pm »
Hello everyone,

I needed to exercise my designer side for a bit, so I threw together some sketches for screens to replace the MythTV screens we are currently using for the Schedule, and Guide buttons. Starting with Schedule.

As usual, I am starting with the Normal Horizontal variation, and implementing the needed pieces, before moving to others.

The UI for the Schedule screen will be tab based,

Here is the Upcoming Recordings section, hopefully self explanatory:

http://www.localeconcept.com/pub/new_pvr_screens/Upcoming%20Recordings.png

These are rough layouts, using the existing Basic graphics.

-Thom


niz23

  • Guru
  • ****
  • Posts: 361
    • View Profile
Re: Sketches: New Orbiter based PVR Screens
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2009, 11:06:35 pm »
Very nice work Thom.

/niz23

tschak909

  • LinuxMCE God
  • ****
  • Posts: 5476
  • DOES work for LinuxMCE.
    • View Profile
Re: Sketches: New Orbiter based PVR Screens
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009, 11:45:41 pm »
Now, the Now Playing Tab, showing channels, and what is/will immeidately be playing.

Tapping on the left changes the grid on the right.. tapping on the right brings you to selected show screen.

http://www.localeconcept.com/pub/new_pvr_screens/Now%20Playing.png

-Thom

tschak909

  • LinuxMCE God
  • ****
  • Posts: 5476
  • DOES work for LinuxMCE.
    • View Profile
Re: Sketches: New Orbiter based PVR Screens
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009, 01:20:04 am »
Program Finder initial screen here:

http://www.localeconcept.com/pub/new_pvr_screens/Program%20Finder.png

You can select the first letter of the program you are attempting to find, up top.. This causes the data grid on the left to populate, with TV shows beginning with those letters. Once you have selected a show on the left, the right populates with show times. Selecting a show, will cause the Recording Details page to appear.

HerfGuy

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 4
    • View Profile
Re: Sketches: New Orbiter based PVR Screens
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 03:08:26 am »
Thom,

Like those screens!!!

HerfGuy

tschak909

  • LinuxMCE God
  • ****
  • Posts: 5476
  • DOES work for LinuxMCE.
    • View Profile
Re: Sketches: New Orbiter based PVR Screens
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009, 03:54:08 am »
If you select the Program Finder, then tap Browse Lists, you get this screen:

http://www.localeconcept.com/pub/new_pvr_screens/Program%20Finder%20-%20Browse%20Lists.png

You can select the type of show list to filter by, and if it needs further refinement, it will show up in the left data grid (such as categories and time and channels), Otherwise "All" is displayed. Results are on the right.

-Thom

totallymaxed

  • LinuxMCE God
  • ****
  • Posts: 4351
    • View Profile
    • Dianemo - at home with technology
Re: Sketches: New Orbiter based PVR Screens
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2009, 12:35:15 pm »
If you select the Program Finder, then tap Browse Lists, you get this screen:

http://www.localeconcept.com/pub/new_pvr_screens/Program%20Finder%20-%20Browse%20Lists.png

You can select the type of show list to filter by, and if it needs further refinement, it will show up in the left data grid (such as categories and time and channels), Otherwise "All" is displayed. Results are on the right.

-Thom

These screens are looking great. I guess the button graphic for 'Browse Lists' needs re-designing as it doesn't  convey its function...but thats a very very minor detail that is easily fixed.

One thing we were discussing here recently is the idea of adding a standard way to get at simple 'help' screens that are displayed on the Orbiter. These could be used to explain what functions are available to the user.

Nice work,

Andrew
Andy Herron,
Convergent Home Technologies Ltd
United Kingdom
@herron

Dianemo S Now Shipping on Ubuntu 12.04LTS
Build your system on the latest Ubuntu LTS OS Release!

Get a Dianemo S License: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.0
iOS Orbiter: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_iOS_Orbiter
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dianemo-Home-Automation/226019387454465

Sales & Info:
http://www.dianemo.co.uk

murcel

  • Guru
  • ****
  • Posts: 198
    • View Profile
Re: Sketches: New Orbiter based PVR Screens
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2009, 04:21:37 pm »
and i think that we should exchange the text buttons with speaking images - one after one, and have a consistent image look into the gui.
Would make things like translation and foreign letters/languages/charset much more easy.

i am currently started with collecting some symbols which can be used for search, movie, audio, list, settings, options and so on.

just my idea

tschak909

  • LinuxMCE God
  • ****
  • Posts: 5476
  • DOES work for LinuxMCE.
    • View Profile
Re: Sketches: New Orbiter based PVR Screens
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2009, 05:08:31 pm »
also fellas, keep in mind, that i am deliberately using the Basic graphics and not designing new bits, we need to seriously re-do basic's entire look.

-Thom

tschak909

  • LinuxMCE God
  • ****
  • Posts: 5476
  • DOES work for LinuxMCE.
    • View Profile
Re: Sketches: New Orbiter based PVR Screens
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2009, 12:56:15 am »
New Sketch Posted below,

http://www.localeconcept.com/pub/new_pvr_screens/Program%20Details.png

After you select a program, the Details page will appear, where you can select:

* How will recordings be scheduled? (look at mythtv's options for more info)
* Whether to record or not, if you choose to record, then the recording and storage options appear, showing:
* Who will this recording belong to, either privately to a user, or publically
* Where will this recording be stored?

You can then tap back, to go back to the results to select something else, or tap home, to go back to the main menu.

-Thom

totallymaxed

  • LinuxMCE God
  • ****
  • Posts: 4351
    • View Profile
    • Dianemo - at home with technology
Re: Sketches: New Orbiter based PVR Screens
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2009, 12:36:21 pm »
New Sketch Posted below,

http://www.localeconcept.com/pub/new_pvr_screens/Program%20Details.png

After you select a program, the Details page will appear, where you can select:

* How will recordings be scheduled? (look at mythtv's options for more info)
* Whether to record or not, if you choose to record, then the recording and storage options appear, showing:
* Who will this recording belong to, either privately to a user, or publically
* Where will this recording be stored?

You can then tap back, to go back to the results to select something else, or tap home, to go back to the main menu.

-Thom

Looking good Thom :-)

Andrew
Andy Herron,
Convergent Home Technologies Ltd
United Kingdom
@herron

Dianemo S Now Shipping on Ubuntu 12.04LTS
Build your system on the latest Ubuntu LTS OS Release!

Get a Dianemo S License: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.0
iOS Orbiter: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_iOS_Orbiter
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dianemo-Home-Automation/226019387454465

Sales & Info:
http://www.dianemo.co.uk

geekyhawkes

  • Guru
  • ****
  • Posts: 230
    • View Profile
Re: Sketches: New Orbiter based PVR Screens
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2009, 07:14:55 pm »
These look fantastic!  Defiantly another good reason to move across to myth!

tschak909

  • LinuxMCE God
  • ****
  • Posts: 5476
  • DOES work for LinuxMCE.
    • View Profile
Re: Sketches: New Orbiter based PVR Screens
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2009, 07:29:57 pm »
Well, While these screens are being tested against myth. They can be implemented across any PVR we wrap, so long as the necessary scheduling options are added to CMD_Schedule_Recording() for the plugin.

-Thom

digilifellc

  • Regular Poster
  • **
  • Posts: 31
  • Technology. Simple. Hidden.
    • View Profile
    • Digital Lifestyles, LLC
Re: Sketches: New Orbiter based PVR Screens
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2009, 01:22:40 pm »
I was inspired by the layout attempt here and came up with a possible design: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8522.0

Feel free to weigh in.
What stays the same for every project no matter who is the client?

                                      The Home!