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Kmail icon test

posted under by Pinheiro | Edit This
So because I redefine the meaning of the word busy, I had been letting the usability studies fall behind terribly, but the good think about being KDE is that there is so much of us willing to step in and help. In this case it was Björn Balazs that created this test and I warn you its not an easy one :) have fun with it :).

P.S. its my birthday today so thanks Björn for the gift ;).

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Podstavsky said...

Happy birthday, Nuno! :) Be KDE as long as it exists!

Test done! Nice one!

Diederik said...

Happy birthday :)

After completing the test I wanted to say, it was not easy at all. But just noticed you also mentioned this. Especially the icons for inbox/sent/outbox/drafs are super confusing.

Half way the survey I figured I'd picked the "wrong ones" for the inbox/drafts (with all the questions mixed up in different orders) so I'm looking forward to the conclusions of this test.

Björn Balazs said...

Happy Birthday Nuno! All the best and don't work too much :) Will go and drink some beer on you!

Sepp said...

I found it surprisingly difficult as well. I use Kmail every day, but I found out that I would choose completely different icons, or found none that would match...

Some icon suggestions:
- Sent-mail: a post van
- Look for new mail: the icon should contain an eye (for "look")

Simon said...

Happy Birthday!
Thank you so much for all you do for KDE.

150gZucker said...

I usually don't write comments but this post is a good chance for a first try: Happy birthday! I really appreciate your work a lot and I'm looking forward to seeing more of those tests soon.

jocaferro said...

Parabéns.

@braço.

Bratwurstler said...

hey, happy birthday! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dePMU8R131s

anselmolsm said...

Happy Birthday, Nuno!

BTW, do you sing in Portugal the same song ("Parabéns a você") we sing in Brazil? =P

Anonymous said...

happy birthday :-)

Pinheiro said...

:) thanks every one :)
@anselmolsm yes we do :)

david said...

Hy.

I took the survey but had to skip 3 icons. And I also had to pick same icon for different functions.

Gess you realy have some work

Pinheiro said...

@david think its a bit to dificult :) some of the actions come in context, that is not shown here.

but in this type of things there is no bad data just data.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! we all kde wish you the best!! :)

phlogiston said...

Happy birthday.

I hope you don't care that I re-uploaded your awesome old emoticons here:

http://bit.ly/7mqgZs

Those just rock!


Happy Birthday, Pinheiro!

Keep doing your great work. I truly love it! :)

Debianero Rumbero said...

Happy Birthday!!

Sayak Banerjee said...

Happy Birthday man!

I took the test. Maybe I was a bit careless but "Filter by status" and "Change sort order" both point to this icon? http://survey.usability-methods.com/beta/images/775073/1

Maybe I was just confused :D

billy said...

Happy b'day bro..


keep good job...
GBU

blindvic said...

Here are some great icons, called Fugue Icons.
They are free with some restrictions. i don't know if it's possible to use them in KDE SC apps, but at least there are some great ideas for design.


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Thats exactly what I was searching in this time...

Thanks!!!


great site, really liked the touch..

Health News said...

yeah truly a great site.I really enjoyed my visit.


it was a pleasure reading your post.


It was not easy at all. But just noticed you also mentioned this...

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