• Pak Shing Leung

Warframe Navigation Menu Idea

Sometimes when I log into Warframe as a 5-year veteran, I usually going for Arcane and Riven Mods. Lately, I’ve found myself looking at the Navigation in my orbiter, and I found myself struggling to read the text at the time having two events running at the same time. It felt like I was reading a brochure that felt endless and was difficult as the icons were at a similar size to the font. I ended up having to quit the game as it strained my eyes to read the information that I wanted; even though I do commend the developers on finally inputting a day and night cycle of open worlds for Cetus and Solarus United.

Even though that is the case, I wanted to make a solution to that problem that has been straining my eyes. I think it would be great if it is possible to take the idea of the Orbiter as a stealth ship to drop and obtain intel. For that, I think it would be beneficial if we made the navigation within the orbiter to be like a desktop inspired by operating systems like Windows 10/8/7 and previous Apple modules.

Windows 10 Start

What do I mean by previous operating systems?

Well, if the Tenno are in the ship, they need something that can operate something of sort of a “desktop command center.” Having intel laid out on monitors instead of a single column newspaper will help show information when need be is something that seems familiar in a lot of military operations, well sometimes when shown in on movies and television shows. The problem that I’ve been wondering is how do I develop a user interface that does not obstruct the visuals outside of the Orbiter showing the planet of the player's previous mission. The environment of where the player is at makes it essential and feels like the Orbiter is home, or so it is how I feel when I’m usually playing the game. I think that is important but its also important to consider that the player should not be having a difficult time reading information.

Lion OS Dashboard

So making it looking an operating system of Windows and Apple?

Windows, Apple, and Linux have been some of the more common operating systems when it comes to work and play. Most likely, the Windows and Apple OS is pretty standard as they have a different design, but the goal is to make it easier for the user to navigate. Let’s look at a Windows 8 as an example. When logged in, I’m usually greeted with blocks or modules of programs that I commonly use daily. Back then, I’d have a shortcut of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign at my disposal when I want to go directly into working on a project.


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