Re: Where is the data?

Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy <pclouds gmail com> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 6:04 PM, Allan Day <allanpday gmail com> wrote:
>> I never found the time to do a proper write up of the user testing I
>> did on the shell. It was brief and ad hoc; I can tell you that the
>> five participants in my study were all able to complete the tasks that
>> were set for them though, which included basic things like launching
>> applications, switching windows, changing the desktop background,
>> responding to notifications and changing the volume via the system
>> settings area. They obviously found some things trickier than others,
>> but they could do everything I asked them to do.
> While that covers feature exploration, I don't think it covers
> usability over a long period of time of use, once users know what
> gnome3 provides: given a workflow, how efficient is window switching,
> what is often used, for example.

That's correct. My small study had a narrow scope.

> Have you also done such user
> testing?

That's not exactly the kind of thing a volunteer can do in their spare
time. ;) It would require non-trivial financial backing to do a study
of medium to long-term usage.

IRC:  aday on

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