Monday, November 19, 2012

I've finally figured out the UI the users want


After years of struggling with "we'd like to be able to tweak X and Y, and be able to do Z as well, but it has to be really intuitive and easy to use". Yes, it's the responsibility of the developers (or of the user interface design guru if you're lucky enough to have one) to provide a powerful yet easy to use interface, with intuitive navigation, sensible defaults, expert modes, etc, but sometimes it just gets too much. If you want to be the one that decides when to change gears, you have to know how to use the clutch.

4 comments:

boothead said...

It's not pretty enough - rounded corners please :-)

Ywen said...

You can't, Apple has a patent on that now.

Unknown said...

Hi Mr. Moresmau. I love your program, and I use it all the time. But I have a feature request. Sometimes, when I want a lot of things, I get tired of clicking the button repeatedly. Can you add another button which does everything that I want?

Here is some UI for the button: http://i.imgur.com/IBROq.jpg

JP Moresmau said...

Unknown, the button should do all the things you really want in one click. You obviously don't want them enough!