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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote2009-12-08 03:55 pm
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dreamwidth todo list, week of 12/7

I'm going to start making a todo list so I stop losing track of what I should be doing!

This week:

* Answer [profile] julietk's email interview questions
* existing docs scrub
* new docs writing
* Bugzilla tidy
* Code something. Anything.
* Revise my review- patches.
* Clean out my inboxes
* spreadsheet of CLAs
* recluster account settings tabs based on card sort results
* post for feedback about same
* write post about "why options are usually bad UI"
* nail [staff profile] mark to AIM to brainstorm on update/editjournal redesigns
* finalize december paid time promotion with [staff profile] mark
* review some patches
* write post about online gendered threatening behaviors i have known and loved
* bugzilla nags
* thing-a-thon proposal

I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff, but that's what I remembered wanting to accomplish for the rest of the week.
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[personal profile] ineptshieldmaid 2009-12-08 09:23 pm (UTC)(link)
I am eagerly awaiting the last one on that list! (and they others. they sound cool too)
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[personal profile] sophie 2009-12-09 10:55 am (UTC)(link)
I'm also looking forward to this post. Yes, we need to talk about that. :/
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[personal profile] gchick 2009-12-08 09:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm seriously looking forward to both the bad UI and gender threat posts. And now that I think of it, the intersection of those two interests really sums up quite a lot of me.
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[personal profile] charmian 2009-12-08 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Options being bad UI? Interesting.
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[personal profile] zvi 2009-12-08 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Options are bad UI because they increase complexity, and they often do so to give people a choice about something most users don't actually care about.
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[personal profile] charmian 2009-12-09 01:59 am (UTC)(link)
Ah, I see. Perhaps that's why I see a lot of the people these days repeating "simplicity" all the time. But then, it's kind of harsh for the people who do want the option, I suppose.
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[personal profile] zvi 2009-12-09 05:44 am (UTC)(link)
Every choice has a transactional cost (see the failure of micropayments.) And every option is more interface you have to hunt through to find the options you actually do want to change and set. If you can reduce options that don't relate to doing the thing your user is using your software to do, you're usually better off.