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Hi dror,

Am Dienstag, 21. Juni 2011, 13:40:52 schrieb drorlev:
Hi Bjorn,

I do share your concerns, but would like to present a somewhat even more
radical position.

As I understand it, you advocate for an evidence-based decision-making for
design questions.
Anyone can come up with his/her design alternative.
Eventually all the alternatives will be tested by actual users, in one
survey or another, and may the most popular alternative win!

I would like to ask why not have a preliminary set of surveys, to identify
the needs and likes of actual users and of potential users,
and then come up with design alternatives that address these likes and

What do you say?

This are two different topics, which both should be adressed:

1. People do obviously send in Design suggestions. We need a way to handle 
them in a sustainable way. To me this would be at the moment not so much 
discussing each suggestion, but to collect them to have a pool of ideas once 
we can actually start a phase of redesigning the interface. Also, putting 
them into one spot, should force users to provide them under a CC licence 
(aor alike), so we are actually allowed to use the provided material and 

2. We have started the process of digging deep into user research, which 
needs to adress needs and likes as well as demegraphics. At the moment we are 
working on the toolchain and on building up a panel of users.



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