Simplified User Interface (SUI)

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Ga Bowen
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Simplified User Interface (SUI)

Unread post by Ga Bowen » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:22 am

Interesting article on creating a SUI with Snagit's Simplify tool:

https://www.techsmith.com/blog/simplifi ... interface/

A jump to a brief 23 second video:

https://www.techsmith.com/blog/simplifi ... hcghyt7swz

It's a useful way of reducing localisation and updates and also focusing the user.

Another example:

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I personally think that an additional option of fading or slight blurring, rather than the obliterating style of a full redact, would sometimes be more appropriate. For example on a menu.

Separately, I'm thinking out aloud now, maybe it would be useful to have the option to blur an inverted selection. ie. select the parts that you don't want to blur.

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Re: Simplified User Interface (SUI)

Unread post by Tim Green » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:54 pm

Hi Ga,
I personally think that an additional option of fading or slight blurring, rather than the obliterating style of a full redact, would sometimes be more appropriate. For example on a menu.

Separately, I'm thinking out aloud now, maybe it would be useful to have the option to blur an inverted selection. ie. select the parts that you don't want to blur.
These things are all available in HelpXplain. See the Picture Tools Lens Effects:

https://www.helpandmanual.com/help/gf_e ... hapes.html
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