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GNOME Usability Study Report

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A report on the results of a baseline usability study of the GNOME desktop conducted by a Sun's GNOME usability staff in Menlo Park, California during the week of March 13-16, 2001. Gnome is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the Linux operating system. The report gives detailed findings of the study and makes 32 design recommendations. The study found that GNOME's dispersed development process should be transparent at the user level but it currently shows through. This results in confusion for the user who is confronted with inconsistent terminology and user interfaces, multiple ways to accomplish tasks, and information that is not organized intuitively, requiring the user to manipulate similar information in separate locations. The user is also presented with overwhelming amounts of detail and complexity, all displayed at the same level. (2001-07-22)

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