Re: OT--"obvious" writing

Subject: Re: OT--"obvious" writing
From: "Chuck Martin" <twriter -at- sonic -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 16:57:50 -0800

"Mike" <techmail_mike -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote in message news:85629 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
> I recently had trouble setting a time to discuss a
> software program with one of the programmers on my
> team. After refusing to work with my flexible times,
> he said, "I don't see why we need to document what is
> obvious already."
> Has anyone else on this list ever run into someone
> that arrogant?
You mean other than when I look in the mirror? :)

The only way to counter such an assertion is to *show* that it is false.
REquires effort and selloing to the powers-that-be; usability tests aren't
always seen as practical, especially in smaller companies.

"[Programmers] cannot successfully be asked to design for users
because...inevitably, they will make judgments based on the
difficulty of coding and not on the user's real needs."
- Alan Cooper
"About Face: The Essentials of User Interface Design"

Chuck Martin
twriter "at" sonic "dot" net

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