[FoRK] UI evolution

Lucas Gonze lucas.gonze at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 14:19:06 PST 2013


Personally I usually learn new gestures by doing them accidentally the
first time. It's like a random mutation.

On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 2:14 PM, Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> wrote:
> I ME CONFUSE TOo
>
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 2:04 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III <j3 at barrera.org> wrote:
>> 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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