Are UI developers all left handed?
kmossad at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 14:06:51 UTC 2012
Can we really not just making this an option? Instead of arguing against
it? Make controversial stuff like this dynamic. This is exactly what
Android does to keep its masses happy from version to version.
I don't think anyone needs to be forced to deal with something if it
doesn't work for them and hinders productivity.
On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 9:37 AM, Conscious User <conscioususer at gmail.com>wrote:
> Em 08-08-2012 12:01, John Moser escreveu:
> Why do UI designers insist on designing interfaces for left handed people?
> I'm late to the discussion but would like to give my two cents.
> There seems to be a fundamental flaw in the main argument of this
> thread: it considers what happens when you reach out for the mouse,
> but most of the times you don't have to reach out for the mouse:
> your hand is already there.
> As David Klasinc pointed out, once your hand is already there, you
> only make subtle movements, you don't row a boat.
> So the point only seems mostly relevant in two situations: when the
> person has just arrived on the computer and when the person was
> typing. The first case does not seem to be statistically significant.
> The second is valid, but prioritizing it seems strange since a very
> common argument against Unity and Shell is "ZOMG YOU ARE
> FORCING ME TO TYPE AND TYPING IS FOR NERDY GEEKY DORKS
> AND NORMAL PEOPLE NEVER TYPE ANYTHING, EVER EVER EVER".
> So while I can't give strong physical arguments in favor of left (and
> I'd guess that the history behind this choice has more to do with
> LTR reading than anything physical), I don't think your arguments
> in favor of right are strong, either.
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