Re: Column View

Yes, the column view came from NeXTStep. I think that the NeXT UI
was designed for ease of use and was based on user testing.
What concerns me the most about this whole thread, is we have someone 
willing to work and contribute a nautilus view and are being discouraged
because his addition may not be "usefull enough". We should be
encouraging this work and testing it out when its completed then judge
its usefullness. 


On Mon, Dec 01, 2003 at 05:04:51PM -0800, George Farris wrote:
> The column view has been around for years and years.  It came from
> NeXTStep and OpenStep.
> On Mon, 2003-12-01 at 11:29, Murray Cumming Comneon com wrote:
> > Tristan O'Tierney wrote:
> > > My interets lie strongly in interface design and
> > > usability. I can show why it would be a worthwhile
> > > cause to implement such a feature.
> > > 
> > > First, take a look at these two screenshots:
> > >
> > >
> > 
> > Personally, the column view confused me greatly when I saw it in the MacOS X
> > file selection dialog. (I don't think it was in the regular finder in the
> > verions (10.1 maybe) of MacOS X that I used, or I didn't know how to
> > activate it). I think part of my confusion was that I didn't see the
> > horizontal scroll bar at first, so I had no clue what was going on.
> > 
> > I'd love to hear about some user studies. If Apple did them then I hope
> > there is some information about them out there. Personally, I don't believe
> > that Apple do user studies anymore, or they don't do them like they used to.
> > 
> > Even if it's useful, I'm sceptical that it is useful enough to justify the
> > complication of yet another mode of Nautilus operation.
> > 
> > Murray Cumming
> >
> murrayc usa net
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