Re: [Usability]Re: Nautilus preferences proposal

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> Hmmm.... I doubt they compared it to something like the current Mac OS
> outline view, because NeXTstep shipped in 1989, two years before
> Macintosh System 7.0.

I don't doubt that.  I've been trying to track down anything concrete I
can find about those studies, but with no success so far.

> Calling it a "tree" is part of the problem. :-) "Tree" used this way
> is a geeky computer science term.

I agree, up to a point... although a lot of people are familiar with the
concept of a "family tree", for example, which is the same idea, just
presented differently.  (Whereas to me, "outline" means a geometrical
shape that hasn't been filled in-- a hierarchical structure is the last
thing it conjurs up!)


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
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