KDE (vs GNOME)
adymo at mksat.net
Wed Nov 9 16:48:11 GMT 2005
On Wednesday 09 November 2005 11:29, Olivier Goffart wrote:
> First, "user levels" should be defined.
> 1) is it different UI depending the level ?
> 2) different default option depending the level ?
> 3) putting all avanced option in an advanced tab ?
> 4) or removing all the option to put them in another hiden application
> (KTweekUI / GConfEditor / RegEdit )
According to Jef Raskin (http://jef.raskincenter.org/home/)
#1,#2,#3 and #4 would be not that good ideas (at least I make such
conclusions after reading his works).
#1 - step to the next level breaks user's habits and makes
user's knowledge void. - "bad"
#2 - computer system becomes "modal", it behaves differently
when a new mode is used. -"bad"
#3 - there's no clean division between beginner and advanced
users therefore advanced options are useless. -"bad"
#4 - "hidden" word is the source of a problem - no possibility to
PS: usability is like a history - we read the same materials and observe
the same facts but make different conclusions ;)
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