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A new test!

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So the k3b test ended with a record of people taking it, more than 7000, we should publish a resume of the test results with the most interesting results we had, overall I can say that the icons we had submitted all except one passed the test, the only one that did not passed the test was erase CD that a been changed to this...



Seams most people think this is a better metaphor than the one I provided.
Cool!

So in the same place as last time we now are featuring a new test for kdevelop

There are some changes made in the test, now it includes 5 languages so that language differences and localization can be addressed better than in the K3b study, also I'm really not expecting extremely high good results one this one because its extremely abstract concepts, and maybe only people that work with IDE's can tell the difference any way as usual every one is invited to take the test and there are no wrong answers. Also let me send a special thanks to every one that helped me setting up this new test could have not done it without you, THANKS.

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Anonymous said...

My first thought on the erase icon (before reading the article) was: What does a USB stick on a CD symbolize? ;)

Michael

Nx said...

I'm taking the test now and there's a typo on step 2:
I use is from time to time.

gaboo said...

Done, thank you for your pleasing and appreciated work !

Troy Unrau said...

Posting this to the dot... lets get some test-takers :)

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the color on the eraser shouldn't match the CD so well. At least around here, pink seems to be the most common color of rubber erasers (although quite a few are white).

Pinheiro said...

@Michael that's waht I thought, still the most people prefered that one.
@Troy you rock :)

Pinheiro said...

@Anonymous the red and blue erraser looks just like a battery trust me its worse.

Stephen said...

@Pinheiro I think the anonymous guy meant that the exposed part of the eraser (not the cardboard sleeve) should be a pink colour - I'm not sure where you got blue from. I did a quick test filling that area with #fda88e and it does look much more obvious to me.

A further suggestion (mine though) would be to have a part of something half visible on the CD as if it had been partially erased, though this might be wasted at smaller point size.

Pinheiro said...

@Stephen I never saw a pink rubber in my life I thought he was referring to the blue and red ones that have a pencil red side and a blue pen erasing side.

Stephen said...

@Pinheiro Just use google to do an image search on "eraser". They're typically white, all pink, or half pink / half blue. I think the blue was a harder compound of rubber.

Also check the eraser tool in Gimp: Pink!

Perhaps this is more American/UK (I'm not sure where you originally hail from). Then again, soon no-one will know what a pencil and eraser is for anyway! :-)

Pinheiro said...

@Stephen yeap those are the red ones :)
Still if I prefer the one we use. very easy that an erraser looks like a bar of soap etc.

Lokifacio said...

Spanish translation should be revised...I took it in Spanish and didn't find anything according to descriptions...after that, I tried English version and at least I was able to see what you expect from us.

It could be useful to add a input box to leave your suggestions at each step. That can save you a lot of time. For instance, I found the icon {} very appropriate for functions, but when I was asked about go to function definition I missed a little narrow pointing to the previous icon instead to a green box...

Anyway, it's a good initiative :)

Good luck guys! Kde rocks!

xoen said...

Just done, this one is more difficult, of course it's difficult to choose icons for these abstract concepts.
Thank you for you work Nuno ;).

Matthijs said...

This survey is way more difficult. I only chose an icon for one or two actions, the rest I left empty.

It might be the icons, but perhaps the concept is more difficult to capture in an icon.


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