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When writing desktop applications, which is the most important for you?   [Edit]

Survey period: 22 Mar 2004 to 28 Mar 2004

It certainly depends on the the type of application, but in general, which one is your #1 goal?

OptionVotes% 
Speed726.37
Ease of use42137.22
Reliability33029.18
Maintainability907.96
Extensibility605.31
Good looking UI11410.08
Efficient use of resources443.89



 
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John Kuhn1-Apr-04 7:44
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p daddy23-Mar-04 1:54
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John Kuhn wrote:
In this context, is it not true that when someone says "good-looking UI", they are usually referring to one that is clean, neat and well-designed? Is is not also true then, that those kinds of user interfaces are intrinsically easy to use?

I'd agree with you there John. I yo-yo'd between easy-of-use and good-looking UI before choosing the latter; a good looking UI (by my standards) is an easy-to-use UI!

Cheers,

Paul
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GeneralWindows Media Player isn't easy Pin
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GeneralThink of a woman. Pin
Paul Watson22-Mar-04 21:51
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John Kuhn23-Mar-04 9:01
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