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From Peter Donald <pe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [OT] UI Guidelines
Date Tue, 27 Nov 2001 19:52:46 GMT
On Wed, 28 Nov 2001 00:54, Stephane Bailliez wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Peter Donald [mailto:peter@apache.org]
> >
> > I was just reading some UI guidelines and recomendations and
> > I came across a
> > line that some people may;
> > * cause a chuckle
> > * cause frothing at that mouth
> >
> > Either way here it is ;)
> >
> > "It is the height of arrogance for a software designer to
> > inflict a choice
> > like this on the user simply because the designer couldn't
> > think hard enough
> > to decide which option is really better."
>
> What is it refering to ?

forget exactly. He was talking about features that end in the options dialog 
of a program.

> My understanding as far as I am concern:
> "make a choice, whatever it is, but don't let the user make the decision
> for you."
>
> Might be ambiguous but you get the idea.
>
> Am I wrong here ?

I would add the proviso that you are satisfying users requests for 
functionality ... not necessarily doing it the way they request though ;)

-- 
Cheers,

Pete

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I just hate 'yes' men, don't you Smithers?
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