On Mon, Jun 07, 2004 at 08:20:32PM +0200, Sven Neumann wrote:
> Hi,
> > thanks again for taking all of this time to review TheGIMP.  once
> > again i am curious about samples personal projects of yours that you
> > used TheGIMP for.  having actual ideas and needs for graphics tends
> > to make the gimp make more sense, in my experience.
> Carol, can you please stop this. There is no point in asking Ellen
> about personal experience with The GIMP. A usability test as it was
> performed here is about testing how (new) users get along with the
> software. It can help to identify problems with the user interface
> that no gimp developer or long-time gimp user will ever be able to
> see. It also doesn't really matter if the person leading the tests and
> summarizing the results has any experience with the software being
> tested.
> I hope that more such tests can be done in the future. We will
> certainly try to use the results to improve The GIMP. Since GIMP is a
> very powerful tool and is supposed to stay one, we will of course take
> care that no useful feature is dropped only because it might be
> confusing for someone who uses GIMP for the first time. There will
> always be a learning curve, but usability tests can help to make it
> less steep.
in the united states, there exists a condition where people are being
educated for a test.  teachers that do not teach the content for the
test are removed.

i think this sort of thing is being introduced to gimp development.  i
think it is very good to have the testers show what their purposes were
before much of the good developers time is taken.  especially when you
are dealing with such high quality developers and free software.

show what you the human being wanted the gimp to do is a very very good

i'm questioning the testers use of YOUR time, dude.  relax.


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