[OT] UIs for User Confusion (was: Re: Friendly XMPP Branding (Re: [Standards] XMPP vs. Jabber))

Daniel Noll daniel at noll.id.au
Sun Mar 11 21:06:21 UTC 2007


On Friday 09 March 2007 17:58, Dave wrote:
> > Or even better, with a hierarchy:
> >
> >   IM (XMPP/Jabber)
> >   Legacy IM networks (to be eventually discontinued by the FBI)
> >
> >   ---
> >       AIM
> >       MSN
> >       Yahoo
> >       ICQ
> >       etc
>
> This is again misinformation.  It's also introducing an unnecessary menu
> into a UI, which is poor UI design.  (Read: it'll lose you users.)

The only "misinformation" here is that the FBI are involved.  The job of 
discontinuing the legacy IM networks will be performed by the users 
themselves, given enough time.  The legacy networks are, as the name implies, 
still legacy.

Daniel
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