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Author Seiden, Joshua
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract Have you found yourself using standard design features simply because they are standards? I know I have. We assume that a feature has become standard for a good reason, and we may follow it without much consideration. Josh Seiden urges us to change our approach, restrain our impulse to use the standard answer to a design problem, and look deeper to see if it really does meet our users' needs.---Elizabeth BuieP.S. When I conceived "Whiteboard," I envisioned a provocative, opinionated, informal, and humorous column. What I did not insist on was that I agree with its contributors' views. This installment was difficult for me to edit---not for its main point (challenging assumptions can be a very good thing) but because I question some of its specific recommendations (I certainly want to know in which folder my file is being stored!) and also because I am involved in standards development. It was an interesting exercise in maintaining my detachment, and I have Josh to thank for the opportunity.
Description Affiliation: 36 Partners, New York, NY (Seiden, Joshua)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-03-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal interactions (INTR)
Volume Number 9
Issue Number 1
Page Count 5
Starting Page 11
Ending Page 15


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Source: ACM Digital Library