I’m doing some work on my album chooser application and feel that the user interface is too “clunky” in it’s current form:
My first thought was to remove the text box displaying the album title and artist. After all this should be obvious from the image and just in case it isn’t I provide a tooltip. This results in the following interface:
However, I’m still not happy with this. It looks “unbalanced” in some way that I can’t put my finger on. Equally aligning the Settings and Information icons with the navigation icons also looks unbalanced, because in this case the icons are too spaced out:
Currently all of the icons are are the same size, which I think is the root cause of the problems. The question now becomes should I make the Settings, Information and Navigation icons smaller, or should I make the Choose icon larger?
I’ll continue experimenting and post more screen shots, but in the meantime any and all constructive comments are welcome.
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