Re: Three Point Zero - Idea Mockups

On Thu, 2005-05-26 at 12:47 -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:

> Designers screw up of course and I look at usability testing as a QA
> process to catch those mistakes. Valuable, but not a substitute for
> selecting the right operations that the software supports in the first
> place.

Hmm... but you should be doing usability testing from day one to find
out what those operations are.  (That's not to mention the usability
testing you've done beforehand to verify that you're actually trying to
design something useful in the first place...)

> The first-order problem then is how do we get quality design up front,
> before the code is written. 

By usability testing those designs, of course :)


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson sun com            Java Desktop System Group                      +353 1 819 9771

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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