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Re: Simplified UI (menu-systems)
> I've followed your discussion of the simplified UI avidly. Micah has
> tabled his edulp program for the time being (correct me if I'm wrong,
> Micah) due to the lack of a clear idea of what the best way to proceed
> would be, or even if writing the edulp would be useful at all. I had
> thought about building similar functionality into the GNOME panel, but
> was also unsure if it was a good idea.
I can't find anything on the Web about edulp. Can you give a
> I'm thinking about asking the LUIGUI (Linux/UNIX Independent Group
> for Usability Information) <http://www.luigui.org> people if they'd
> consider setting up a project to design a simplified UI for school use.
> I don't know if human factors engineering (or whatever it's properly
> called) has studied anyone other than adults when considering the design
> of computer interfaces. It's an interesting question.
LUIGUI looks interesting. The GUI decisions for Gnome that I've
read are pretty wimpy. Whenever there's a question the answer is:
make it configurable. Ack. Well, with themes it at least gives the
possibility of forming a good GUI ontop of Gnome, and LUIGUI
seems like they want to put effort into defining what a good GUI
might really be.
There's also the less-rigorous methods. Are there people out there
that are watching younger people interact with Linux? I only watch
kids using Macs and Windows, and while that's given me ideas
about some problems with those systems it's not a great basis for
figuring out how Linux might best work.
Ian Bicking <firstname.lastname@example.org>