On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 07:08:02AM -0700, Rick Spencer wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-04-14 at 22:48 -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 03:00:31AM +0100, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> > > *   8/10 people could find a window's menus, but 7/8 of them learned to
> > > *   Only 4/11 worked out how to change the background picture.
> > > *   6/10 could easily find and launch a game that wasn't in the
> > > *   Only 1/9 (P4) easily added that game to the launcher.
> > > *   9/11 people could easily close a window.
> > > *   8/9 easily copied text from one document into another.
> > > *   Only 5/10 could easily delete a document
> > 
> > These seven items in particular seem like really basic tasks that ought
> > to be testing at >90%, so these stats seem a lot lower than I'd expect.
> Well, think back to the last time you got a new device.

No, I definitely agree there, but this is why I suggested a control
group - to help understand if it's just ordinary newbie level learning
curve stuff.  Like, maybe with Classic Desktop only 2/10 new users could
find a new game (esp. if they're equating USC with the recycling bin...)
so 6/10 with unity would be a huge step forward.  On the other hand if
with Classic it's at 9/10 then I think you'd be right that it's an area
needing further attention.

In any case, I'm loving the numbers, you know how much I geek out on
quantification of issues.  :-)

I would love to see this same test repeated again every so often, so we
can chart the results and use them to demonstrate that we're getting

mpt's additional info adds a lot more context to the numbers and makes
them sound a lot less troublesome, but I'll comment against that one


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