Fire those idiots
Posted Jul 29, 2012 18:11 UTC (Sun) by man_ls
In reply to: Fire those idiots
Parent article: Otte: staring into the abyss
What a good way to express it. In my humble experience it is very, very hard to put in everything that users want to do, and still make it simple to use. All UI elements must be exactly there when users need them, and disappear when they don't. How do you do it? You iterate the interface as many times as needed, you don't remove things. Despite the unnecessary inflammatory tone of slashdot, he or she is right.
Imagine going to an airplane pilot and telling them that you are going to take away all the useless dials and instead use one joystick to point the plane and a single slider to tell them how healthy the plane is. Well, my desktop is my cockpit.
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