|Source||ACM Digital Library|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)|
|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|
|Education Level||UG and PG|
|Learning Resource Type||Article|
|Publisher Place||New York|
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