Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Nov 2005 16:52 UTC, submitted by chrishaney
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The first preview release of (K)Ubuntu 6.04 Dapper Drake has been released. You can download Ubuntu here, and Kubuntu here. Screenshots can be found here and here.
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RE[5]: KDE IS DOOMED....
by on Sun 20th Nov 2005 03:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: KDE IS DOOMED...."

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all kde developers and users believe that it doesn't exist.

So please tell me, what is your "intuition". How can we measure it? What are the criteria for designing for intuition? Are there intuition experts or Intuition walkthroughs and heuristics? How do we test if anything is intuitive?



You named some valid points what KDE should do (not all of them, but I guess that is normal ;-)
But none of that has anything to do with "intuitiveness" and all with good ui design

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RE[6]: KDE IS DOOMED....
by on Sun 20th Nov 2005 03:33 in reply to "RE[5]: KDE IS DOOMED...."
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(not all of them, but I guess that is normal ;-)

should have been

(I do not agree with all of them...)

I guess that troll is pretty distracting ;-)

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RE[6]: KDE IS DOOMED....
by on Sun 20th Nov 2005 03:44 in reply to "RE[5]: KDE IS DOOMED...."
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"How can we measure it?"

thats easy. by asking ordinary average users what they prefer and feel comfortable about using. they also do some phychological tests too.

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RE[7]: KDE IS DOOMED....
by on Sun 20th Nov 2005 03:50 in reply to "RE[6]: KDE IS DOOMED...."
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The thing is as soon as you are able to measure it, you will find that there are other reasons why that particular design decision is good rather than invoking "intuition".

(It might be the gestalt laws, or some color theory or what-have-you)


With this discussion about intuition I am reminded of that Quote:
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

Someone might coin a version about intuition one day...

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