I am about ready to start incorporating the racers name into the interface of both the bar and clock display. Here are current screenshots of both.
Here are my thoughts. For the bar display put their names on the bars that are in the top rectangle. See some of the old videos if you have not seen the bar display in action. I thought I remembered that I had a problem with putting labels on the bars when I was developing it. I will have to try it again. Name probably also need to be in the racer boxes.
On the clock display I think the only place I can put them is on the boxes. There is still room with what is displayed in the boxes now. I am thinking of removing the meter display on the boxes. It is not really necessary since you have either the bar and speed or the clock hands to give you progress display. So if I remove the meter count from the bar screen I can get the names at the top and move the time down.
Does anyone feel really strong about keeping the meter display? Speak up now before I make the change. Here is what the new racer boxes will most likely look like. If you have any other suggestions let me know.
The boxes are shared between all displays so they have to work across the board. This is true for future displays as well. I don’t want to have different boxes for different displays. It is much easier to just move their position around depending on the interface you choose to display than having different layouts between each display.
If you have any other suggestions I am all ears.