[maemo-users] OS2008 Damn ugly!!!

From: Alfredo J. Fabretti fabrettia at gmail.com
Date: Fri Dec 28 02:59:00 EET 2007
On Dec 27, 2007 9:33 PM, Peter Flynn <peter at silmaril.ie> wrote:
> But I *am* interested in others' comments, even angry ones, because they
> help me decide if I want to buy one, or go for something else.

Critics are good if they have a basis. Usually I don't listen or pay
attention to that kind of comments because they don't have an argument
which I could use to make a decision or improve a product or software.

> It doesn't matter if it's subjective. It was a visceral complaint, and
> (as I understand it) based on the shock of finding an interface which
> was *too* different from the previous one -- an error often made by
> Marketing people who have insufficient understanding of user interface
> design.

Well, sometimes subjectivity shows only a person's taste. For example
saying that "X car is ugly" isn't going to change (or help to change)
what designers and engineers have planned and developed for years,
time will make people get used to it and understand why things were
made that way (obviously things aren't perfect and there's always time
to change or fix them). Most humans reject new things until they get
used to them.

> I agree the original post should have been less inflammatory, but I
> think it was very valuable nevertheless. Particularly if it helps make
> the designers think harder next time.

Designers need constructive criticism, comments like the original post
only hurts their feelings.

> ///Peter
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