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Le 31/01/2013 22:53, Jay Lozier a écrit :
A question about ribbons - Is there any data differentiating the type of
user and their preferences?

I think this is the core question: who is the user? what population uses the software? how skilled are they? do they use the software at home, at work, as professionals or for casual work?

I 100% share Jay's thoughts for that matter.

My thought is that users who heavily use
software may prefer menus over ribbons while those who do not use the
software much prefer ribbons. And this general trend would true for all
types of software. The age may be skewing the results and including more
casual users in the younger cohort. The 50+ users did not grow up with
computers and many of these casual users do not like to use computers at
all and probably would never use anything they did not use at work (eg
Windows and MS Office).

I find the personality of the user vs ribbon or menu interesting.

Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Bordeaux

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