Re: Usability studies

On 05/12/2011 09:53 AM, Tim Murphy wrote:

>>that disprove it's position

I think that proving or disproving things relating to how best humans interact with software is pretty hard to do really. It's like proving how people think which hasn't happened yet.

New users would probably be happy with the program manager from windows 3.11, for example.
What I meant was that the article makes a few false assumptions/assertions, including how it says that opening applications is slower in GNOME 3 when I noted the many ways it actually made it faster. Also, it says that it would be confusing to new users, when I showed that my family (which is the type of family that doesn't understand the difference between uploading and downloading), comprised of five people besides myself, is perfectly capable of using GNOME 3 without extended training or effort. Compared to Windows, there's very little to explain, unless you want to go into detail about keyboard shortcuts.

As I said, though, your mileage may vary with regards to how people react to GNOME 3. As far as I can tell, the people who dislike it are *not* new users, but rather users who are used to customizing their desktop exactly the way they like it. Most people regard computers as appliances (like iPods), and don't want to have to tweak with them to get what they want. If it doesn't get in their way and doesn't ask them too many questions, they're happy. I believe that GNOME 3, in reducing distractions while still improving functionality, is a step in the right direction.


On 12 May 2011 15:35, Ryan Peters <sloshy45 sbcglobal net <mailto:sloshy45 sbcglobal net>> wrote:

    On 05/12/2011 09:28 AM, Ryan Peters wrote:

        On 05/12/2011 09:19 AM, Ryan Peters wrote:

            Also, I read a post on Planet GNOME a while ago that said
            how GNOME 2 solved some problems that the GNOME 2
            applications menu had on low-precision input devices,
            which can be read here:

        Ah! Forgive me for not including the link, my mistake! I
        cannot find it and wanted to insert it after I found it, but
        my Firefox history isn't helping. Could somebody find the
        article for me who regularly reads Planet GNOME?
        gnome-shell-list mailing list
        gnome-shell-list gnome org <mailto:gnome-shell-list gnome org>

    Nevermind, I found it:

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