Re: [desktop] why kde and gnome's menu situation sucks
On 10/25/2002 4:09 AM, Emile van Bergen at firstname.lastname@example.org
> This is a very good idea, in principle. I think that verbs instead of
> nouns for things to click on make the computer more predictable,
Agreed. This is usually good UI design practice. Sometimes it can't be
done because of the need for brevity however :-/
> I agree, but I disagree with calling this 'debrainifying'. We're only
> too easy in assuming that there are only two categories of users: 1.
> competent ones, 2. stupid people. There's actually a third category
> that's probably most important of all, that's 3. intelligent people
> without feeling for or experience with computers.
Yup. I would classify such folks as Intermediate Users. And let us
remember that utter newbies who do a lot of exploring can become
sufficiently proficient that they too become Intermediate Users. Such users
would enjoy a menu design with some more options and a bit more complexity
if it rewards them with enough power and capability.