john at milsson.nu
Sat Jun 11 10:49:10 PDT 2011
Why go with metaphors. HCI design is a well known field, with enough
experience of different practices.
I'm no HCI expert by any means but in my limited experience of software
design I think I have enough to plausibly suggest that the users are the
last people to ask about features. At least before there are prototypes to
To poll the community for syntax opinions maybe a first step would be to ask
for example code they envision using lambdas for besides including some from
this group. Writing each in different styles.
One aspect that I feel is important to include in a demo is how the syntax
behaves in an IDE. Syntax highlighting, autocompletions, quickfixes (which
part of the construct do you manipulate to get the correct context menu) and
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Den 11 jun 2011 19:12 skrev "Mikael Grev" <grev at miginfocom.com>:
> When you design and are wondering how the can *should* handle, ask the
> After that the physicists know what to create.
> When the car is done it will be tested by the journalists, which are more
expert drivers than light physicists.
> Btw, I should have made the metaphor about creating fighter jets instead,
since I can speak from experience there. :)
> On Jun 11, 2011, at 18:44 PM, Neal Gafter wrote:
>> On Saturday, June 11, 2011, Mikael Grev <grev at miginfocom.com> wrote:
>>> If you wanted to know how a car should handle in traffic, would you poll
the doctors in theoretical physics that are the experts on the differential
equations in the suspension, or would you ask the target audience drivers?
>> If you want to know how a car *will* handle in traffic, then ask the
>> physicists. If you already have the car (which we do not) then ask
>> the drivers.
>> And if your question is on how to design the car, certainly do not ask
>> the drivers.
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