[linux-elitists] Re: GNOME > you

Jeff Waugh jdub@perkypants.org
Sat Jan 3 20:39:42 PST 2004

<quote who="Jim Richardson">

> The problem I see with many useability studies, is that they study the
> first few hours of use for a new user, and ignore what happens after that.
> Now, I don't know if that's the case with the studies you mention, but
> that is the case with a bunch of them. 

We cover theory and practical testing. I believe the Sun usability studies
are fairly thorough and time consuming. Plus, they get all kinds of data
back from their beta testing, which can be correlated with user testing

> >Perhaps you need to hang around with people who don't care about computers
> >more often. (ha ha bonus troll points.)
> Whay I find interesting, is that there seems to be two threads to your
> position. 
> 1) joe sixpack is the target, not leo propellorhead
> and 
> 2) Don't complain, if you aren't a propellorhead who can explain how to
> do it better.
> which is a bit of a dichotomy. 

Perhaps you missed some other parts of this thread. A reasoned and positive
approach with backup will get answers, if not results. Random abstract
accusations of wrong-headedness won't. You've already stated your reluctance
to provide specific feedback, so as far as I can tell, you're just enjoying
ill-informed whining.

- Jeff

linux.conf.au 2004: Adelaide, Australia         http://lca2004.linux.org.au/
   "I came for the quality, but I stayed for the freedom." - Sean Neakums

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