[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: Fwd: [Contributors] Microsoft Windows Is Offically Broken

Tim wrote:

A good GUI shouldn't need documentation, though; it should explain
itself intuitively, and provide some hints for the more difficult

akonstam trinity edu

I have an ex-student who made a claim like this recently. His company
produces a product that needs no documentation. It is "intuitively
obvious" he says.
Balderdash. I am still waiting for the program that needs no

Then it's not a "good GUI".  :-\  I did say a good GUI shouldn't need
it, I didn't say all GUIs are good.  A lot are quite crap, like the two
examples I gave.

ANY significant system needs documentation. I take it that the only
good GUI is a trivial, useless one, then.

On the other side of the coin, a lot of non-GUI programs are crap to use
for similar reasons:  Unintuitive ways of working, requires
documentation to understand how to use them, and the documentation is

Nobody has said otherwise, AFAIK.

This message made from 100% recycled bits.
You have found the bank of Larn.
I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you.
I speak only for myself, and I am unanimous in that!

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]