CintaNotes design philosophy
Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:31 pm
CintaNotes Developer wrote:Hi guys,
let me tell you about the philosophy;)
The main philosophy of CintaNotes is not "thou should use tape" or whatever It is more like "features should be organic, effective, discoverable and convenient".
"Organic" means that the feature shouldn't stick out of the program like an alien body. A non-organic feature IMO is the one that while coming in handy sometimes, still isn't really connected with the product's main goal and functionality. (Example of non-organic features: HTML authoring in MS Word, wave editing in Nero Burning ROM)
"Effective" means - should be lightweight and not hurt performance and memory footprint, or be optional to use.
"Discoverable" means - a new user should be able to discover that this feature exists without reading help.
"Convenient" means that a feature is easy to use correctly and hard to misuse, and that a significant number of users will use this feature on a regular basis.
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