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Re: [Sigia-l] "Who Really Turns Off JavaScript?"

From: derekrogerson (derekrogerson_at_gmail.com)
Date: Wed Nov 16 2005 - 14:06:06 EST


Listera wrote:

..| Being aware of technology/implementation
. | issues doesn't cripple your conceptual creativity,
..| it merely frees you of the burden of constant
..| uncertainty

Well, of course, this is only a half-truth and probably untrue.
Awareness of the technology and implementation issues does, for most
people, severely cripple their conceptual creativity simply because they
become technically aware, think technically, and have a grasp of
technical limitations. In short, they become designers and thereafter
are obsessed with the material aspects of things.

It is safe to say that the user does not know how certain things
'technically' work neither do they care at all about the material used.
So indeed you have to look at and understand the user's field-of-view --
the surest way of understanding anything meant for them -- and to do
this one must walk in the user's shoes from the beginning.

I think it is just like a designer, Ziya, who waits on-down-the-line for
the user to fumble their way over so they can prey on those frustrated
and confused by the path they had chosen only to offer them some
well-trodden ground.

The worse strategy mistake is to go where everybody else already resides
and call it "by design".

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Derek Rogerson -
Start where you are.
         

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