Linked by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 11th Aug 2004 07:53 UTC
Editorial Computers are complex systems but it's a mistake to assume they need to be complex to use. However, usability is not as easy as it may first seem. It is a different discipline from software development lacking the strict logic or having a "right way". There are only differing requirements and differing collections of guidelines. Making things easy is difficult.
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RE: Wow, usability discussions!
by Julian on Wed 11th Aug 2004 17:41 UTC

Realistically speaking, there are two user types: domain experts and non-domain experts.

Often lazyly reffered to as "power users" and "newbies", which is problematic because:
1.) There is no such thing as a "power user"
2.) No one wants to admit being a newbie