December 21, 2018, 10:26pm
Added by trivial decision to add by default (past mindset: “completness; perfection; let’s install all the Tor friendly software by default”).
Removed by trivial decision.
https://www.whonix.org/wiki/E-Mail#Webmail is has room for improvement?
Probably too complicated for large majorities.
Very much so.
But the reason why I answer this in a separate thread:
In some book on programming I was reading recommendations for using code comments, was something like:
if you fail to express what you want to say in code, add a comment for clarification
don’t comment things which are obvious from the code, that’s just noise
Translated to usability:
I would go as far as saying if writing documentation is required, it is admittance that the usability is lacking.
Documentation is a confession of lack of usability.
This will sound bold to many technical people but if we look at usability research we can see that most users already fail at far lower barriers. Called
Stop-Points, see this PDF:
Eliminating Stop-Points in the Installation and Use of Anonymity Systems: a Usability Evaluation of the Tor Browser Bundle
Originally published at:
https://www.whonix.org/blog/upcoming-usability Whonix website, especially downloading and getting started is so super secure that mortal users give up on it. Even friends of mine, who graduated from university and working as engineers are incapable of getting Whonix installed.
My mission to make everyone happy with implementing geeky feature requests like “optional torrent downloads” has failed. Stuff like this really gets small groups of geeks happy, but overall it ove…
On usability, I recommend watching the following video. Worth the hour.
Aral Balkan: Superheroes & Villains in Design
December 22, 2018, 2:12am
Not many studies on usability research like this. I think everyone can relate to this study. Especially when using Linux. I’m mean how often do we have to stop to troubleshoot a problem. Like the paper states, this holds true for more experienced users as well.
This study is interesting because Tor Project has really been pushing forward with UX, UI changes for the last year or so.
So true! Most users don’t care how Whonix works. They
just want expect it to work with little to no intervention. Not everybody finds hacking fun so I can understand that. Well I kinda understand.