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Re: Bugs in default GNOME etch?

Le mardi 16 janvier 2007 à 20:22 -0800, Steve Langasek a écrit :
> Real users with brains, instead of the idealized "ooh I'm afraid of
> computers eek a mouse kill it kill it!!!" novice idiots who are the
> exclusive target of all modern usability testing?
> All computer usability studies I've seen in the past 4 or so years have
> focused entirely on how a user who has never seen the interface before is
> able to accomplish tasks, with no consideration given to the long-term
> efficiency of the interfaces that happen to have the lowest inital learning
> curve.  Thus their goal is to help win market share, not to help make users
> more productive, and should be shunned as the near-sighted marketing crap
> they really are.

Instead of wondering who is a usability expert and who is not, which
won't lead anywhere, the real question is: what use case does this or
that feature solve, and how to improve this use case, for both novice
and expert users?

Having eog and evince in the menu serves the "I want to look at a file I
know I have on my disk" case. But you can open the file in the same
number of clicks but with a better interface, by launching a nautilus
window. You can get it even faster if it's still in the "recently used"

In all cases, the most important problem here is that eog is in the menu
while evince is not. Inconsistency is the worst usability problem, and
it is also easily fixed.
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