On 07/08/11 15:13, Emanuel Rumpf wrote:
> What's a "usability test" ?
surely there are at least two very different ideas about usability - and they
can be contradictory.
1/ Allow someone opening up an application for the first time to click around
and discover what it might be able to do before they start looking at any manuals.
2/ Allow someone who uses it everyday to do the things they do frequently as
quickly and ergonomically as possible, assuming they have already spent some
time learning the system.
The first helps sales, and without it many people won't look further, but the
second is what makes something like DAW worth using.
If you have lots of time you can of course do both, but if you aren't paying
developers from sales revenue the amount of work to achieve 1/ is more difficult
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