Lotus Notes S*cks! ... I know that isalmostubiquitous, but here is definitive proof!

2 May 2005 - 12:57am
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Lokesh
2005

btw... IBM lotus notes design team is taking usability survey of their
forthcoming product design. On one of the usability forums, I received this
mail. Check out the designs that they have in mind for lotus notes:

Dear Usability Tester,

In the past, you have participated in or have expressed interest in
testing the usability of IBM/Lotus software. The knowledge that we
acquire from these tests is invaluable and I am once again offering
you an opportunity to influence the direction of our products. This
time, we are asking you to look at some early visual concepts and give
us your opinions on their look and feel.

In order to facilitate your feedback, I have installed a web survey at
IBM DeveloperWorks. The survey presents 10 user interface design
concepts, and asks you to compare and contrast them as possible visual
designs for the next version of the Workplace product. Please answer
the 2 or 3 questions on all of the tabs before submitting.

I encourage you to take the survey (which should take 15-20 minutes to
complete) and to forward this request to any of your friends and
co-workers who currently use our products. The survey will be open for
the remainder of this week only. We need as much input from as many
different users and user types as we can get.

Thank you in advance for your continued feedback and comments!

You can find the survey at:
https://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/usentry.nsf/Concepts?OpenForm

Chris Kergaravat, User Researcher
User Experience and Design Group
Lotus Software/IBM Software Group
1 Rogers St - 5204
Cambridge MA 02142
O: 617-693-8600
M: 617-869-5615

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I submit http://www.ok-cancel.com/comic/11.html

At CHI2004, Tom ran into some people who work on Notes and they told
him what a huge fan of OK/Cancel they were. Tom's response,

"hey, that's cool ... ... uh, sorry we implied you guys don't do
anything"

David Heller wrote:
>
> I hope you all find it as funny as me and if anyone on this list
works
> for the Notes Client design team ... Sorry, but it had to be said!
>

Kevin Cheng (KC)
OK/Cancel: Interface Your Fears
kc at ok-cancel.com
www.ok-cancel.com

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2 May 2005 - 6:47am
Petteri Hiisilä
2004

Lokesh wrote:
> btw... IBM lotus notes design team is taking usability survey of their
> forthcoming product design. On one of the usability forums, I received this
> mail. Check out the designs that they have in mind for lotus notes:

Holy crap, that's a leap ahead! They've hired someone who actually can
do design. And someone who probably used to work for Apple :)

My favourite is Sample C. Both layout and visual treatment are in good
balance. Things are where I expect them to be.

That semi-threaded mail is done the way it should be for in-house email
chats. First one starts the thread and the rest are in chronological
order. One level of indentation does the job and keeps it simple. The
only occasion it doesn't work well is big email list like IxD. But the
threading can be set per folder, I hope.

Now, if they want to improve that further, they need a three-column mail
ála Outlook. Then there's hardly ever need to scroll the screen to read
the whole mail.

But then it gets difficult to include the threading/grouping in the
header column. Given some time, I think it is possible the combine them
both. Slight indentation & bacground color should do the trick.

Btw, the three-column layout in Thunderbird is seriously flawed. From,
date and subject must be given two lines of territory. Otherwise it
won't fit.

Best,
Petteri

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Petteri Hiisilä
Palveluarkkitehti / Interaction Designer /
Alma Media Interactive Oy / NWS /
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"I was told there's a miracle for each day that I try"
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