[linux-elitists] Re: GNOME > you

Jim Richardson warlock@eskimo.com
Sat Jan 3 21:31:20 PST 2004


On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 03:39:42PM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
><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
>data.

that would be nice, if it works. 

>
>> >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.


Where did I state my reluctance to provide specific feedback? 

-- 
Jim Richardson     http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock
If I want to hear the pitter patter of little feet, I'll
put shoes on my dog.
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