Auto-launching of applications

Oliver Grawert ogra at
Mon Feb 23 11:38:38 GMT 2009

On Mo, 2009-02-23 at 10:19 +0000, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> >> If your benchmark for of "those who do have proper icon observation
> >> skills" covers only a tiny proportion of the target population, it's
> >> a useless and disingenuous benchmark.
> >
> > It's pointless arguing this. I'd say that majority of the target
> > population do have proper icon observation skills. However, you would
> > probably proclaim otherwise. Why don't you do an actual study?
> We intend to, once Canonical's Design team is fully staffed. But we
> won't be treating it as a test of how many people have "proper icon
> observation skills". Rather, we'll be testing for what proportion of
> people an icon succeeds. That's an important distinction! Making
> software smarter is much easier than making people smarter.
so why dont you wait until you got proper hard data and come up with a
real revolutionary new design for the problem based on this data and
instead switch to an half thought through immature, resource hogging
and user annoying mechanism, sorry if that sounds harch but for me that
new beahavior is a big step backwards in usability, software needs to be
out of the way of the user, i dont want my hammer to discuss with me
about the nail, i just want to use it to get the job done ...

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