Do you want to help me design my killer sequencing app?
I'm developing a MIDI/audio sequencer application for Windows, as a semi-personal/business project, and require some input on key areas such as the user interface layout, as well as the internal workings of the application.
The application should be similar in operation to Cubase and other software utilising an arranger and piano-roll style interface. However, I wish for the interface to be clear and easily understandable, while retaining more advanced features (tucked away somehow.)
In short: It must be simple yet have extended functionality.
I'm mainly looking for someone to create some interface mock-ups for the program (either on paper - scanned in - or using a computer drawing package - preferred), mostly focusing on the actual layout of controls, etc. but if any improvements on my existing graphics can be made, that'd be helpful too.
I'm also looking for someone who can suggest some killer features for my application, and also help out with fundamental internal design issues such as the event scheduler/sequencer itself.
I have some of my own ideas which can probably be improved upon, so I'm either looking for revisions of my own ideas or some better ones.
Contact via MSN Messenger or e-mail is essential so ideas can be discussed and designs revised as necessary.
If the work is good, I may call upon the designer again in future. I unfortunately have a very limited budget, so in addition to whatever affordable price you can offer, I will supply the successful designer with a full version of the software, if and when it is complete.
1a) FOR USER INTERFACE DESIGN: Clear scanned drawings or computer-drawn designs in JPEG format, preferably with as few non-trivial controls as possible, but with text to identify any non-trivial controls. The layout should focus mainly on the most commonly used controls (or the controls a new user would use), but must also be expandable to display advanced controls.
1b) FOR FUNCTIONALITY DESIGN: Detailed document(s) describing the advantages of including particular functions, along with an example of how they might be implemented, and how they might be presented to the end-user. Preferably how to improve functions already existing in other sequencing packages.
2) Communication through MSN Messenger or via e-mail for the discussion of the designs.
3) Complete ownership of the design provided by the successful bidder (although credit WILL be given.)
Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP (although this isn't really applicable.)