Re: ADMIN: Re: OT How do I unsubscribe?.. reading directions

Subject: Re: ADMIN: Re: OT How do I unsubscribe?.. reading directions
From: Peter <pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com>
To: Chuck Martin <CMartin -at- serena -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 06:37:21 -0500



Chuck Martin wrote:
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Peter [mailto:pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com]
> > Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2000 4:24 AM
> > Subject: Re: ADMIN: Re: OT How do I unsubscribe?.. reading directions
> >
> > Are you saying that software should be so intuitive as not to need
> > documentation? How many zillion lines of code would that need.
> <snip>
>
> Yes.
>
> Unequivocally, absolutely, yes!
>
> Not zillion. Just enough by programmers who can follow the instructions of
> interaction designers. Computing power is more than enough these days to be
> able to design intuitive software.
>
> Touch kiosks are a good example of this. You can't have a manual available.
> Everything a user needs to know to successfully use such a device must be in
> the interface.
<snip>


I guess there is no difference in functionality between a programs such
as Frame, Visual C**, Microsoft Word and a kiosk program. Let's dumb
thing down some more and have the interaction designers tell us how to
work.
(sarcastic comment)


--

Peter

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