Are UI developers all left handed?

Jordon Bedwell jordon at
Wed Aug 8 17:15:58 UTC 2012

On 08/08/2012 10:25 AM, Phillip Susi wrote:
>> GNOME SHELL.  The thing you have to hit to do anything is in the
>> top left corner.  Want to log out?  That's in the top right,
>> fastest thing you'll be able to hit ever.
> Which hand you prefer to hold the mouse with has no bearing on how
> fast you can click anything on the screen, nor does where it is on the
> screen.  Moving the cursor to the left or to the right is done with
> equal ease no matter which hand you favor.

It has a lot of bearing for people.  Proper usability testing would have
pointed that out, and Canonicals decision not to allow the toolbar to be
on the right if users wanted is completely ignorant, more ignorant then
the joke of a Usability test Canonical did... more of a joke then a
requirement of a Usability test requiring users to be as they put it
"employed full-time or to be full-time student"...  Or that you even
bothered to ask about design when you were testing usability which
should have focused on usability, not "isn't this purrty."

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