For the current development of BigBlueButton 0.81 (which will be our eleventh release when it is finished), we are thinking about how we can take some of the HTML5-based design ideas (see link) and apply them to the current interface. We’re not talking large scale changes here; rather, we’re looking at small adjustments within the bounds of the Flash environment to update the product’s usability and design.
Here’s the current BigBlueButton interface:
Not bad. It’s served us well for over four years. Here’s a mockup of our current thoughts on updating the look and feel of the Flash-based BigBlueButton client. It shows the Participants window instead of individual Users and Listeners window (see previous post):
It has a consistent colour scheme (dark blue, grey and white) similar to the HTML5 interface, with updated minimalistic icons, grey used for the module and white as background. The final design for 0.81 won’t look exactly like this mock-up, but it will be long these lines.