[LAD] User eXperience in Linux Audio

Thijs van severen thijsvanseveren at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 05:58:09 UTC 2015

Op 23-apr.-2015 22:59 schreef "Fons Adriaensen" <fons at linuxaudio.org>:
> On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 07:47:50AM +0200, Thijs van severen wrote:
> > > People writing 'GUI standards' and trying to force them on everyone
> > > should have a look at e.g. a modern 'glass cockpit'.
> >
> > We are not talking about someone that suddenly decided to make up there
> > set rules and then tried to fore it upon us
> > We are talking about a group of people that conducted a study on a large
> > group of random users, and based on that study they defined a set of
> > guidelines for us to use ... or ignore
> And in the case I mentioned (flight deck displays and user interfaces)
> were are talking about *specialists* in ergonomics who have conducted
> a not one but a series of studies and experiments involving a large
> group of *expert* users and costing tons of money.

If you are writing a softsynth that will be used by a pilot i guess you
might want to use this approach
If you want more people to be able to use it i sugest you dont. ;-)
All kidding aside i think that Gianfranco nailed it when he was talking
about target audience


And the result is
> quite different. So whom do you think I should believe ?
> During my lunch break today I'be been reading a number of UI design
> guidelines. Of course there is some truth in them. It would be rather
> difficult not to find out the value of consistency, of reasonable
> color schemes and layout etc.
> But *all* of them, without exception, seem to assume that the user
> is some ignorant nitwit, without any prior knowledge about the
> application domain and too lazy to learn, let alone read a manual
> or $GOD help us, configure the software he is trying to use. Or
> not actually use but just play around with it a bit.
> That type of user may and actually does exist, and that may be where
> the money (or fame) is, but it is *not* the type of user I'm writing
> for or even remotely interested in.
> Ciao,
> --
> FA
> A world of exhaustive, reliable metadata would be an utopia.
> It's also a pipe-dream, founded on self-delusion, nerd hubris
> and hysterically inflated market opportunities. (Cory Doctorow)
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