On 6 March 2014 20:21, Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
Ryan, *thank you* very much for the research, and for
Liberation Sans maintainers with specific bugs.
Seconded! Arguing is one thing - bothering to go out and finding out
what people actually think is quite another.
Would it be possible to run a test like this - for the squishy
subjective feelings that, nevertheless, are the results we actually
want to achieve - with a reasonable sample of ordinary users? I'm
surprised you got results like this from designers (who probably
*knew* what fonts they were looking at), but tests on normal people
would also be good. This would be *really good* usability data, highly
suitable to defend a decision from design obsessives, unreconstructed
Stallmanites or anyone between ...
(Veering off topic: So what does WMF use for a usability lab, anyway?)