Some thoughts about xubuntu hardy

Radomir Dopieralski xubuntu at sheep.art.pl
Fri Nov 9 00:28:33 UTC 2007


Wed, Nov 07, 2007 at 10:32:01AM -0500: 
> And anyway, text labels have secondary importance
> from the navigational point of view and as such, they are visual
> nuisances; you recognize the icons after their shape or color rather
> than after the text label.

The Apple guys were there already. It was a disaster, google for the
ten worst anoying usability problems with mac dock.

The icons could be used as "main navigational clue" if only they werent
all identical. But they are. All the disk icons all identical. All the
documents icons (for documents of the same kind) are identical. The text
label is really the *primary* clue, and the icon only communicates the
document/object type/format, which is not nearly as important as its
identity.

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