[cap-talk] User interface discussion
Stiegler, Marc D
marc.d.stiegler at hp.com
Tue Feb 26 13:26:28 EST 2008
Good user interface design, as Thomas Edison might say, is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration while sweating over the shoulder of actual users to see what really works.
The one product for which I won awards for user interface design was built on the following schedule: I built the product in one year. Then I spent 2 years continuously refining the user interface based on the results of feedback and experimentation with a continuously growing pool of beta users.
As for whether "all your precious data" is the right turn of phrase for the Cdrive, it is actually worse than that. Since the Cdrive authority allows one to rewrite the OS, which allows him to rewrite his own authorities, not only can he steal all your precious data, he can corrupt all your data, use your hard disk to store-and-forward child porn, and sell your bandwidth and email accounts for spam transmission.
"Steal all your precious data" is approximately comparable to receiving read authority on your desktop/home folder plus access to a single application-specified url.
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> [mailto:cap-talk-bounces at mail.eros-os.org] On Behalf Of Raoul Duke
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> Seems like one key aspect of this usability problem is
> figuring out what the right message would be in this case?
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