[wp-design] A Quick Sketch
heilemann at mac.com
Thu Feb 17 12:43:00 GMT 2005
++ (meaning, I agree with what Matt said).
On Thursday, February 17, 2005, at 01:40PM, Matthew Mullenweg <m at mullenweg.com> wrote:
>Joen Asmussen wrote:
>> I know you all hate Jakob Nielsen, but his usability writings are based
>> upon measuring thousands of users behaviour in usability labs. "He's
>> just the messenger". And he mentions "Non-Standard Use of GUI Widgets"
>> as his #3 on his top ten web design mistakes:
>I think being consistent and making it obvious inputs are inputs is
>important, but Jakob's implementation advice was more relevant 6-8 years
>ago when the studies were done and that article was written.
>If anything the expectations have been reversed -- people expect
>applications to work and feel more like web pages now, because their
>entire computer experience is "online."
>I do not doubt that there is a type of person who may be confused by an
>input box, but I think we can pretty safely say that they won't be using
>WordPress in the first place. I think most of our usability problems lie
>not in the styling of the form elements, which I've never seen anyone
>have trouble with (though they really sucked in the 0.7-1.0 days) but
>with the intuitiveness and flow of getting tasks done.
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