Re: [Epiphany] Re: [Usability] User defined metadata (was: epiphany toolbar/bookmarks)

>> Doesn't this require a good deal of discovery on the user's part?
>> While a cool approach (quite usable once discovered), how would
>> someone figure it out?  Some sort of strong visual hint or clue would
>> really be needed, imo.
> I don't know.  I do know that it "feels right", and that as soon as you
> start typing a url, you'll notice it as it autocompletes to your
> bookmarks.  Whether there's a large class of users who would never find
> it is another question, but I don't think that means it should continue
> to be broken.

Don't get me wrong, I think you're onto something innovative here.  It's
the right way to solve the problem -- to unify several interfaces
(bookmarks, url entry, autocompletion) with a single, better one.

I just wonder how long it will take people to figure it out (I've been
reading Alan Cooper lately).  The concept modifies the existing mental
model, though I suspect it is consistent with what people may expect as an
extension.  At least I can see myself discovering it and saying: "Aha,
that is so cool!"

What would be useful is some way to migrate mental models to that *aha!*
state more quickly.  Something like an icon, label, tooltip, suggestion in
the urlbar, or machine-telepathy that could suggest to the user that they
can access bookmark/categories in that widget.

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