Experimenting with a switch replacement

18 Responses

  1. Mike Stezycki Mike Stezycki

    I think it's too confusing currently, since there are two glyph on a switch at one time. Maybe if, on hover, the dimmed switch would display it's opposite glyph? That might make it seem a little less daunting as first. Maybe.

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    over 1 year ago

  2. Allan Grinshtein Allan Grinshtein

    @Mike I think you're right.

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    over 1 year ago

  3. Robert van Klinken Robert van Klinken

    Good to try different things. Imo this takes a little longer to understand whats going on.

    over 1 year ago

  4. Caleb Sylvest Caleb Sylvest

    Or an icon toggle. So if the feature is turned on you would get a green check block, if turned off a red x block (or grayed out check box).

    over 1 year ago

  5. Daryl Ginn Daryl Ginn

    Try and keep the UI consistant, the different sizes of the buttons is the main issue here.

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    over 1 year ago

  6. Samuel Q Green Samuel Q Green

    @Daryl Ginn makes a good point. However, if you're set on keeping the buttons at different sizes, perhaps they could have a background that binds them together as one common element.

    over 1 year ago

  7. Allan Grinshtein Allan Grinshtein

    @Samuel Q Green I experimented with something like that. See here: https://layervault.com/permalink/fxB6ac64MB#10

    over 1 year ago

  8. Matt Bango Matt Bango

    Love the concepts. The top right feels the most natural and easiest to grok IMO.

    over 1 year ago

  9. Mike Busby Mike Busby

    I prefer the first one, this one is confusing, I like the simplicity of the colors though

    over 1 year ago

  10. Kristoffer Svanmark Kristoffer Svanmark

    Like it a lot!

    over 1 year ago

  11. Pranav Pranav

    I tried redesigning the toggle: http://cl.ly/image/3D0J2O1i3v1x This is actually a checkbox in disguise with the white spot indicating on state and it's absence the off. I would like to discuss whether this wouldn't solve the problem over using a toggle. Also, I have solely used value cues to provide the user feedback for I felt that the design doesn't warrant the use of colour. Is the red (usually used to show an adverse state) really necessary in indicating the state ?

    over 1 year ago

  12. Allan Grinshtein Allan Grinshtein

    I like where you're going with this Pranav. The colors are important to me, they help indicate state. The switch control we've been using wasn't originally designed for the mouse, and I think it can be done better as some kind of multistate button or special checkbox.

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    over 1 year ago

  13. Pranav Pranav

    Wouldn't the red makes the user think that he made some sort of error?

    over 1 year ago

  14. Allan Grinshtein Allan Grinshtein

    No, I doubt it.

    over 1 year ago

  15. Andrew Liebchen Andrew Liebchen

    I would have to agree with @Pranav that the red plus an 'x' may indicate an error state.

    over 1 year ago

  16. Ian Storm Taylor Ian Storm Taylor

    have you tried maintaining the oppositely rounded corners that get created when you have a switch? by that i mean the "track" gets pointy corners because the "thumb"'s rounded corners carve into it.

    now you have:

    __ .... __
    .....\ /

    but a switch would have:

    __ ... ___
    .... \ \

    ignore the periods

    over 1 year ago

  17. Ian Storm Taylor Ian Storm Taylor

    btw i love this kinda stuff

    over 1 year ago

  18. Sergie Magdalin Sergie Magdalin

    i love your style man!

    over 1 year ago

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