Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Apr 2011 17:50 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Gnome The day is finally here, the day that the GNOME team releases GNOME 3.0, the first major revision of the GNOME project since 2002. Little of GNOME 2.x is left in GNOME 3.0, and as such, you could call it GNOME's KDE4. We're living in fortunate times, what, with two wildly divergent open source desktops.
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RE[13]: Sigh...
by silix on Fri 8th Apr 2011 21:54 UTC in reply to "RE[12]: Sigh..."
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" Software design is not purely art. There's a science to it.

Always. But the practical problem is that we still do not have a scientific model which is mature enough to get the job done.
well, all the work on HCI's and cognitive science i've heard involves models that DO exist, afaik...
the real problem is that, of those who design allegedly usability-focused software, few (if any) prove to actually know them, or the research, or even the basic theory and the recognized metrics behind software usability...

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