Re: GUI issues

Subject: Re: GUI issues
From: Donald Le Vie <dlevie -at- VLINE -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 10:53:19 -0500

Good points, point to Sean was to be aware of the tradeoffs that
UI programmers may have to make when faced with deadlines or unclear
requirements...being a user advocate doesn't mean you're against means you're there to see that good human factors practices
are being incorporated into the UI....


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Stockman [SMTP:stockman -at- JAGUNET -dot- COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 1999 10:48 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: GUI issues
> On 7/7/1999 11:37 AM, Donald Le Vie (dlevie -at- VLINE -dot- NET) wrote:
> >P.S. You may want to make this your mantra: "[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."
> Um... you *may* want to make that your mantra, but you'll soon lose the
> cooperation and respect of the very programmers you need to make the
> changes you want.
> The best UI designers I've worked with have been programmers. I feel that
> I as a tech. writer have a great deal to offer the programmers to improve
> the UI, but any claims that I and I alone represent the users would
> deafen the programmers to any suggestions I had to make.
> My suggestion is to respect how difficult it is to create a good GUI and
> to admit how easy it is to sit there after the fact pointing out ways to
> tweak it for the better. Once you do that, you'll be able to make genuine
> improvements to the UI by working with, not against, the programmers.
> Hope this helps,
> ----->Mike
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