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    wilderness voice, blueoasis
    (Those of us who live in a "computer nerd / programmer" bubble often tend to forget what "easy to use" is really supposed to mean).
    I have finally accepted that I Do Not Know What "Easy" Means, and solicit (and follow) the opinion of a test user any time I'm making software for non-experts.

    What "easy" means to me is that the software gives you a whole bunch of background information about what it's doing and why, so you know that you're doing exactly what you meant to do and nothing else; this just confuses the daylights out of the average user, who just wants to accomplish the task and doesn't care how or why.

    Visit Lacking All Conviction, your patch of grey on those too-sunny days.

    by eataTREE on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 01:20:07 PM PST

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