[mythtv] SoC 2006: Configuration Revamp Information - UI design problems.
Justin M. Hunt
beyonddeath at focushere.ca
Wed Jun 7 13:51:46 UTC 2006
----- Allan Stirling <Dibblahmythml0015 at pendor.org> wrote:
> Stuart Auchterlonie wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 07:07:25PM -0400, Justin M. Hunt wrote:
> >> I like your idea of getting settings from the users, I will talk to
> >> about doing something like that. The only problem I would forsee is
> >> hundreds of dump's and just me who can analyse them. It seems like
> it would
> >> use significantly more of my time than is needed, and which could
> be better
> >> spent coding the new system. As I said, I will ask Daniel what he
> > An idea that came up on #mythtv-users is that if some of the people
> > that hang out there were to document one page of the settings each
> > the whole thing would get documented quite quickly.
> > You could use a similar theory to help with the analysis of the
> > pages & co-ordinate it via the wiki.
> This is all IMHO, so please feel free to treat it with the
> contempt it deserves:
> The problem with all of this canvassing of the -dev and
> -users list is that it has the potential of missing the point.
> Pretty much by definition, *anyone* posting to either of the
> mailing lists with "good" settings is already an advanced
> user. It would be good instead to get some non-Myth people
> (if there's any left ;)) to critique any new setup pages. We
> all are 'into' the Myth mindset.
> This really needs to be "target audience" type people -
> Interested in the tech, but not necessarily exposed to Linux
> and Myth.
> Problem is, where to find these people :)
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I know some people I can do user tests on so thats not a problem,
my goal here was to get a idea what everyone wants. I'm going to
go ahead with the idea Isaac put forward to have a pop-up menu to
switch between advanced and basic. I will be posting the break
down of settings later tonight, and I will be coding tommorow, as
the mid-project evaluation is very soon, and I am not mid-project
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