RE: [agile-usability] Learning a new UI
- I enjoyed that one, thanks JaredJade OhlhauserProduct ManagerRPM Softwarewww.rpmsoftware.com 403-265-6727 x704Sorry I'm chiming in late on this. It's been a long week and I'm just
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jared M. Spool
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 10:21 PM
Subject: RE: [agile-usability] Learning a new UI
catching up on messages now.
At 11:43 AM 12/3/2005, Jon Meads wrote:
>A good quote I once heard was that "The only thing that isintuitive is a
>mother's nipple, everything else islearned."
Actually, a sucking on mother's nipple is "innate", not "intuitive."
>When someone talks about an intuitive UI, they aretalking about a UI that
>matches the user's previous expereinces so wellthat it is easily and
>quickly recognizable in terms of affordance andnavigation. And,
>understanding what they would be means understandingthe users very well
>-- which means taking the time to identify who theusers are and study them.
I wrote an article about this. You can find it here:
Hope this helps,
Jared M. Spool, Founding Principal, User Interface Engineering
4 Lookout Lane, Unit 4d, Middleton, MA 01949
978 777-9123 jspool@... http://www.uie.com