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[Segmentation] Multilabel label name dialoge on label creation is a UX problem
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Discussion point: I think the prompting of the label name dialog when creating a label is in most cases annoying. May be it is better to start with a default name (may be even allow to set it in the preferences) instead of always prompting a dialog.
As one can change the name of labels in the label manager nothing is lost and if the use doesn't like the default name change it willingly.

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floca triaged this task as Normal priority.Jul 31 2020, 1:10 PM
floca created this task.

+1 and I'm also not sure why a Layer needs to have a name. I can't see it anywhere and if the name is used somewhere, the same discussion as for the labels might be needed for layers.

Layers don't have names. The plugin is only asking for label names which are important of course. For a new segmentation there are two dialogs: for the segmentation name, and for the fist label name + color. I think it evolved from the UI pattern of the old segmentation plugin and I agree that the label dialog should be omitted. A "New label <i>" could be added to the label widget instead and we should probably improve this widget so a double click on the name opens an in-place editor for the name string instead of requiring the user to right click -> Rename... -> Dialog. Color editor already works this way.

You're right, I was mistakenly reading the dialog that shows up when you create a new layer for a layer name dialog.

kalali renamed this task from [Segmentation] Multilable label name dialoge on label creation is a UX problem to [Segmentation] Multilabel label name dialoge on label creation is a UX problem.Jan 4 2021, 12:21 PM
floca moved this task from Backlog to Segmentation on the MITK (v2021.10) board.
floca moved this task from Backlog to MITK Meeting on the Request for Discussion board.

In the same line of reasoning (see discussion above). We could also remove the label name dialoge, when you add a new layer, couldn't we. In the current tests there was a remark, that when adding a new layer, you first are queried if you realy want to make a new layer and then you are asked for the label name...