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|Monday, 1 May 2000||March 2000 April 2000 Screen Shut up Writer Mirror June 2000 July 2000|
The printer does not do a thing.
Here I am, waiting in vain for a print out that doesn't come.
Gr, Why pick on me?
I know for sure that I distinctly pressed the print button in
Why am I still waiting?
I couldn't care less about all these options. I just want a print, and I want it now. Reluctantly I click the OK button, and yet again walk my way to the printer.
What went wrong? Why didn't I anticipate that dialogue window? And why did this stupid dialogue window show up in the first place? Readers of Alan Cooper's book About Face know this type of questions.
|Dialoge is unpredictable||Keep interfaces predictable.
|Dialoge is redundant||Design for probablity, not for hypothetical possibilities.
It is very well possible to set all kind of print parameters, but most likely I don't want to set anything and will immediately press the OK button.
Offer a 'slow' alternative via the menu bar for little used possibilities. Better sometimes a diversion via the menu, than click the OK button in annoyance most of the time.
I end with a prediction:
Next week a new Nut's Weekly.
· Shut up
· June 2000
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