[ExI] Mathematical Help with Bitcoin historical curve future projection?

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 25 00:32:30 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 5:04 AM, Ben Zaiboc <bbenzai at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Mirco Romanato <painlord2k at libero.it> wrote:
>> I try to use Canonizer, but it is not very intuitive for me (my fault
>> for sure).
> I have nothing to say about the Bitcoin stuff, but Mirco's assumption that if he can't easily use a software interface, he is somehow at fault made me stop and blink.
> If an interface is not intuitive, it's not the fault of the user, but the designer.  You shouldn't be apologising for not being able to figure out an interface, you should be complaining that it's not usable!  You'll be doing the other users a favour as well.

I don't want to comment on Canonizer specifically, but I want to agree
100% with Ben.  As a developer who often has to provide functional
designs (to be hated and later ruined by designers) I wish more people
could not only find fault, but express their problem(s) with bad
software.  It's difficult work to design something that is easy to
use.  Your feedback is important.

In many cases, I have no use for the software I'm writing.  When it's
finished, I move on to something else.  If you didn't speak up during
the proof of concept phase, you might have to live with my first
attempt to understand your usage.

I never understood why an ipod uses a clockwise rotation to move
"down" a list, button to "advance" and left to "back"  -- sure it's
easy for everyone now that they've adapted to this bizarre set of
usage patterns... but wouldn't "up and down" be more obvious
interaction with "up and down" lists?  I guess I'm just not cool
enough for Apple.  I also didn't understand the flush-mount power
button on the back of the computer so you can't find it unless you
already know where it is.

Computers/software aren't the only things that are built incorrectly.
ex: power strips with the outlets turned 90 degrees allows the
transformer at the plug to not block the other outlets - why haven't
all power strips adopted this orientation?

anyway, yes; please inform the developer of your UI/UX concerns.  :)

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