Erik Pukinskis

Abi on OLPC Sketches

The following are some very rough sketches intended to explore different ways of tacking some of the design challenges for AbiWord on the OLPC.

Sketch of a possible public/private document list for the OLPC

This is one possible way of separating public documents from private ones. It's not unlike the everyone page

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Sketch of a possible simple word processor for the OLPC

This is a really basic sketch. Roughly the same idea as the Simple Toolbar Mockup. The goal here is just to have a really simple toolbar and a document window. Lots of functionality is lost this way, but it's simple. Note the Shared/Private toggle. This is one way to handle the sharing of documents.

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Sketch of a "Share" button

This is another way of handling the sharing of documents. The "Share" button is a toggle... it changes into an "Unshare" button after you click it.

Sketch of a different way to share documents

This is a third way to share documents. On the document list, you can click "Share", to move a document over into the "Shared" column.

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Sketch of a document being edited by multiple people

This sketch shows what Abiword might look like on the OLPC with multiple people editing the same document. There is integrated chat as well as an indicator of who is editing the document.

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Sketch of clip art drag and drop

This shows a user dragging some clip-art onto a document. Note that the chat is still visible, so you can do this while working on a document via AbiCollab.

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Sketch of AbiCollab remote cursor

This sketch shows a method for indicating what the other AbiCollab users are currently doing to the document you're editing.

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Sketch of alternate simple toolbar for Abi OLPC

This toolbar allows for more functionality than the Simple Toolbar Mockup with fewer buttons. Robert Staudinger points out that this is almost identical to the UI for Bongo, which is neat. And Apple's pages takes a similar approach too.

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If you click on the "Format" button you get this:

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If you click on the "Table" button you get this:

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If you click on the "Insert" button, you get this:

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This page was last updated June 26, 2006 at 3:11pm.