[FoRK] UI evolution

Joseph S. Barrera III j3 at barrera.org
Wed Feb 20 14:04:21 PST 2013


Actually, Lucas's post confused me because in my original post I stated 
that the command line has the same issue. In fact my point was that 
unguessable gestures trash the usability gains that came from 
transitioning from the command line to WIMP.

- Joe

On 2/20/2013 1:45 PM, Kent Spaulding wrote:
> Joe was suggesting that all OSes support a ?-mark gesture to call up help... I suppose.
>
> On Feb 16, 2013, at 10:50 AM, Lucas Gonze wrote:
>
>> It's the same issue on the command line. Discoverability comes from
>> visibility, but adding a program to your $PATH doesn't surface it.
>>
>> I remember discovering "less" when it succeeded "more". I happened to
>> be watching a dev at the command line because he was showing me some
>> code. That was discoverability for the console.
>>
>> On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM, Kelley Howell
>> <kcwalker at inkworkswell.com> wrote:
>>> That's too bad. Normally, it's only when you DO know the gestures that any
>>> sort of screwing goes on. :)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> At 10:39 AM 2/16/2013, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
>>>
>>>> If you don't know the gestures, you're screwed.
>>>>
>>>> - Joe
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