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Subject: Re: Useability concerns

Re: Useability concerns

From: Sam Pattuzzi <>
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 21:27:41 +0000

I think my end goal would be for Rockbox to come pre installed on
devices and for it to be usable without a manual. I believe it's
possible for even complex software to be usable without a manual,
complex features of the software can be explored and discovered as a
user wishes but they don't get in the way until a user is looking for
them or is interested.

On Sat, 2009-11-21 at 15:05 -0600, Paul Louden wrote:
> I don't understand. Is the expectation that the user doesn't know
> they're holding down a button?

They might not realise that holding it down is going to produce a
distinct action to the short press. It could be quite confusing for the
user to suddenly find the system reacting in a different way to what
they expect without knowing they had interacted with it differently.
Maybe if the context menu was labelled as the long press menu it might
make sense.

> If it's not too hard to guess most of them, what's the problem?

It's still hard enough with a few irregularity (see playlists).
Received on 2009-11-21

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