Re: [Usability] Re: Term: assistant

On Thursday 04 September 2003 15:58, Alan Horkan wrote:
> I agree that Assistant is a better term to use than Druid.
> However I think Wizard, as used by both Apple and Microsoft and KDE* (and
> I suspect user interface designers in general?) is the _best_ term to use.

I disagree. The *only* reason for using "wizard" is because everybody else 
uses it. But "wizard" is not exactly an intuitive word. Computer novices will 
have a harder time understanding "wizard" than "assistant". There is also no 
harm in using the term "assistant" because experienced users will immediately 
understand what it means.
So overall, "assistant" is better than "wizard".

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