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    Adam is the founder of BEEDOCS, an artisan software company that makes great timeline software for Mac OS X.

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Icon Design - First Concept

Monday, November 13, 2006

Here is the first concept drawing that Kenichi Yoshida provided for the T2 application icon:

Timeline Icon Sketches

The design is a timeline chart with a presentation controller.

I told Kenichi that I liked the way he rendered the timeline. The thick bars represent a timeline well, and should be visible at small icon sizes.

The presentation controller, however is not a metaphor that I am comfortable with for Timeline. The software is strongly focused on creating charts for printing (reports, books, trail exhibits, wall charts, etc...), and not on powerpoint style presentation. Also, there aren't live presentation controls built into T2, so I thought this design concept may be misleading to new customers.

I asked Kenichi to try some concepts focussed around none-digital charting methods. For example, a chalkboard, easel, notebook, taped wall chart, pointing stick. In the next post, I'll show you what he came up with.

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Anonymous AnonymousNovember 13, 2006 10:19 PM

Can't wait to see them! I vote for something that's graphically simple and readable across disciplines and demographics -- like an easel.


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