[Foundation-l] hiding interlanguage links by default is a Bad Idea, part 2

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Mon Jun 7 18:34:22 UTC 2010

On 7 June 2010 16:52, Eugene Eric Kim <eekim at blueoxen.com> wrote:

> Good design isn't just about following the user path; it's also about
> guiding the users in a way that's appropriate to the mission of the
> work.

This appears to sum up the problem with this change: the usability
team focused on some ideal of usability, and ignored the fact that
they switched off an important path which people used to "freely share
in the sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment."

Was the Foundation mission statement expressly part of the usability
initiative? Was the obvious conflict with the mission statement
considered when the list was switched to collapsed by default?

(That's a "yes or no" question, and I'd love to hear the answer.)

- d.

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