I am thinking once we agree on the the decisions with picard v1.4 and v2.0 with today’s meeting we can start with an online user survey of picard based on the doc I posted above and then proceed to build upon it.
As for the 2 pane problem I am thinking I will take an indepth look at some of picard’s competitors and how they handle it and make a few ui mockups based on picard’s current solution for tagging files and its competitors and include them in the survey. This is one of the most major problems that picard has.
Apart from that I think we need to tackle the issues of browser lookup and find a way to include that in picard itself instead of using the browser for a much more uniform UX across all platforms. (A research on whether it is possible to replicate the behaviour in picard using MB api and trying to do the same)
Also, a wizard/onboarding also seem necessary and I will start researching how to build an onboarding in pyqt ( see http://www.appcues.com/blog/the-5-best-user-onboarding-experiences/ for examples)
These three are the 3 major UX changes I imagine we can all share a common consensus on.
Apart from that there are various subtle and small changes needed to the Menus, toolbars and dialogs which can be discussed in length in today’s meeting.
The UI overhaul will also include providing picard with a more modern look in terms of icons.
So we might need a designer for that. I can try my hands on it with my illustrator skills, modifying existing CC licensed icon vector packs.