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Mandrake Linux asks users for "ergonomic" feedback

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DesktopLinux reports that Mandrakesoft is soliciting user opinions on usability, to improve the ergonomics of the desktop.

 

Participate in the survey here.

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Here's your chance guys, let Mandrake know what you think. I know a lot of you have opinions here, I've read many of 'em :P

 

:lol:

 

Going through it right now and found an interesting choiec. They have a drop down menu for a question about disaibilities they should take into account in developing software, one of the choices is "Dumbness". Not exactly politically correct, are they? :D

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That's nice, just filled it in. You would think they would be more curious about what features their users would like though... (I'm talking about spontaneous responses here)

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The idea is to see exactly how the majority of users actually make use of their systems. Asking "what should we change?" is like asking "what's your name?", everyone has a different answer. If they know how the majority use their systems, they can design better for that majority.

 

It's a very well designed survey, it gets just the information they need to step back and look at their design.

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That's nice, just filled it in. You would think they would be more curious about what features their users would like though... (I'm talking about spontaneous responses here)

 

Agreed. Overall I thought the survey was well worth doing (and it is nice to see something like this happening), but I also wish they had asked what sort of features we would like to see (and perhaps which ones we would like to see the end of)

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I answered, I wait that I have helped the staff of the MandrakeSoft

B)

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I answered, but some of the questions were vague. Especially the ones with the option 'Check this box only if you edit system files to configure your computer'. If I check that box, does it count against my maximum number of boxes for that question? Am I only supposed to check that box if I *never* go through the gui? Is that box only to be checked if you don't check any others? Is that really what the question means, or is a language problem?

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Well thought out, but, it did not go far enough. I would have said to get rid of the apps that DON'T work, and bring back some apps that may be considered not that popular (Falcon's Eye).

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It could have been a bit more detailed.

 

A suggestion box could have been good. but then again who would read 100,000 suggestions?

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