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GeneralRe: We need user centered products Pin
  Forogar  22-Feb-21 4:53
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I agree, but I am left with the question of whose definition of "user centered" we should use. One person's or culture's easy to use user interface may totally baffle another person or someone from another culture. Simple things such as date order or 12-hour versus 24-hour time, for example. Using localization can help, but setting that up for each user is a pain and expecting the naïve user to do this is an exercise in wishful thinking.

Ordering of fields is another whole can of worms. Assuming left-to-right, then down "logical" order is problematic. Whose version of "logical order" should we use? What about people whose language reads right-to-left, then down or top-to-bottom, then right? Your answer, I will bet, is to allow the user to move fields around.

Now for the zinger....In an industrial setting, a generic user id is often used with invoice numbers or order numbers used to distinguish who is entering the data.

In my experience, user interfaces for job settings need to be the least objectionable and most convenient to the majority culture using the software. The outputs need to be tailored to meet the needs of the next program in the job flow, with the appropriate reporting forms being generated as prescribed by the bureaucratic chimpanzees from the government and from "Harvard MBA" chimpanzees belonging to, or consulting to, other departments within the organization.

Being retired has some real advantages. I take on the projects I want, do it my way and if they accept my demonstration, get paid when I deliver the software installation package, help files and manual.

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