Are UI developers all left handed?

Benjamin Drung bdrung at
Wed Aug 8 21:00:29 UTC 2012

Am Mittwoch, den 08.08.2012, 15:29 -0500 schrieb Jordon Bedwell:
> On 08/08/2012 01:27 PM, Phillip Susi wrote:
> > Constructive criticism identifies a problem, explains why it is a
> > problem, and suggests what can be done to fix it.  Complaining about
> > what was done in the past, and how it was done, often with little
> > basis in reality, is ranting.  See the difference?
> I said criticism, I said nothing about constructive, you seem to be
> under the impression that all criticism must be constructive, this isn't
> grade school, I'm not here to tell you how to do your job, or to teach
> you how to do it. I just throw the trash out when I don't like it and
> move after criticising it.

We will read your criticism and move on. Constructive criticism can lead
to improvements.

> I've no time to sit down and do what you
> guys should have done right, which step one would have been a /real/
> usability test.

You think that Unity is unusable. I think that Unity is quite usable.
Other people have different opinions. Having a usable UI doesn't mean
that every single person finds it usable. My opinion about the usability
of a UI doesn't need to be the general opinion and so is yours.

> A 15 person sample group made up of unequal numbers and
> a somewhat biased requirement list is far from anything considered good.
> Actually you know, to be honest, I wouldn't even criticise Unity if some
> people at Canonical weren't so keen/sure on implying it being good and
> usable to all and being perfect and having tasteful design decisions.
> Or if they would have admitted the Usability test was dodgy.  I would
> just consider it another environment I do not like and move on without a
> word, but the way past tickets were handled changed that.
> > If you want to have a productive discussion, then you should focus on
> > explaining why it is any harder for a right handed person to move the
> > mouse to the left than to the right, rather than insult me.
> Who said I wanted to be productive for you guys?

You decrease our productivity by taking our time to read your mails and
by demotivating some of us.

Now it's time for me to do something productive.

Benjamin Drung
Debian & Ubuntu Developer
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