[xmonad] Project to make tiling window managers more accessible to newcomers

Norbert Zeh nzeh at cs.dal.ca
Wed Apr 8 17:06:05 EDT 2009

> > Traditional UI's aim to be intuitive to non-experts and, in doing so,
> > completely forget to provide the functionality that is needed for
> > efficient computer use once one is beyond the learning stage.
> I have to disagree here. What we define as "intuition" is often just
> some kind of "trained knowledge": People have to learn how to use the
> first GUI, regardless of how it works. In the future they expect other
> GUIs to work in the same way, and because they don't need to think
> about it, they consider it to be "intuitive".
> This is a rather complex topic and might better be branched of into
> another thread.

Interesting point.  In that case, however, it is even less valuable to
stay close to the philosophy of traditional UI's.


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