I think that approach is still the best way. I would like to suggest that I will create the mocks for the current version and just start in small iterations to improve the interface. There are a lot of users of Volumio already, and it’s nice to collect some data from them instead of reworking the UI without a clue .
I could drive this and gather everything together. The benefit of this team is that we can improve fast because of the small size. We can learn a lot from Spotify, Sonos and Deezer as well.
So my concrete idea would be the following.
- Create the mocks of mobile / tablet / desktop
- Gather comments from forums and qualitive interviews (I have tons of people here at work who are interested and are daily users of streaming systems)
- Add the comments to the mockups of the current version
- Determine a goal with all of us where we want to go with the UI.
All in small iterations to keep it comprehensible to able to actually make changes.
What do you think?