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Le 01/02/2013 00:55, Heiko Tietze a écrit :

Means of self rated expertise from 1=beginner, 2=average user, to 3=expert
(no one wants to be a beginner, but when do you become an expert?) grouped
by ribbon vs. toolbar (semantic differential; first value agree totally with
ribbons last with toolbar, all other between):

At a training tart, I ask the trainees to estimate their current skills wrt the software on a 0 (no knowledge) to 10 (know everything) grid. I can tell you they are *always* overoptimistic. The same question asked at the end of the training gives far more realistic answers.

Of course there are some indicators that support your idea, like power user
of writer (toolbars are preferred) vs. user of impress (ribbons have

Power users don't prefer toolbars: they prefer keyboard shortcuts because they have understood that the mouse is evil (to their wrists) and, more importantly, breaks the workflow.

Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Bordeaux

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