Saturday, December 16, 2006

How many clicks does it take to get to the SMS sending of a "quick" message?

Too many clicks to send a message ...

"Lets find out...How many clicks does it take to get to the SMS sending of a 'quick' message?

"Quick Notes" are not quick.
My phone has a series of predefined “quick notes” that you can use to save you some typing, which is an admirable feature on mobile handsets... at least their heart is in the right place. Because as you can imagine in the real world, there are very few times a canned message comes in handy. You would use them more for “Yes/No” type responses that are pretty quick and easy to type anyway.

I do however, have rare occasion to actually use a quick message. I noticed since I’m not actually typing anything and strickly navigating through the menu, sending a quick note is anything but quick.

There's too much UI getting in the way of my task. Let me focus on what I'm doing. When the interface is too cumbersome, it gets you off the "scent" of your task and train of thought. The UI shouldn't be noticed if at all possible. Activity Centered design is the key to simplicity."    (Continued via User Centered)    [Usability Resources]

Quick Notes - Usability, User Interface Design

Quick Notes

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