|Re: uWatch2 128x32 option|
Message #9 Posted by DaveJ on 28 Apr 2009, 9:59 p.m.,
in response to message #8 by Dave Boyd
From a design perspective, asymmetry = visual interest. There have been many asymmetrical calc designs -- look at the big single ENTER key on many of out beloved HPs, or the layout of the Voyagers with an offset screen. In terms of watches, there have also been quite a number of asymmetric layouts, including many high-end watches, and almost all big rectangular LCD sports watches. At least show us where the screen would be you did use it; we might come up with a layout that pleases you...
It's not really about coming up with a key layout, that's easy, it's just a fundamental issue I have with an offset screen in this design. I just don't like it, but that's not a show stopper.
Yes, some designs look very good when asymmetrical, but in this case I don't think it does. See for yourself, an image is up. It might be a moot point anyway if the keypad is just not practical at this spacing.
BTW, the wife (director of R&D finances) has vetoed the smaller screen, she likes the look of the bigger one. So asymmetrical it might have to be.
Yes, I have both LCD's, but have not powered them up yet. That requires a bit of work...
Edited: 28 Apr 2009, 10:01 p.m.