[Design] 0.7 Planning (Reframing the issue.)
pbossut at osafoundation.org
Fri Dec 2 12:07:14 PST 2005
Mimi Yin wrote:
> To put it another way, can we imagine that there are users out there
> who could use Chandler in ways that wouldn't require free-busy? pda
> sync? invitations?
The antidote to unknown is data and data come from research. If research
is impossible (too expensive, no time,...), you've no choice but relying
on gutt (or intuition).
So I'm a little warry when too much is hinging on scenarios built ad-hoc
and lives of unknown people we just imagine. I certainly can imagine
scenarios that require none or all of the here above mentioned features
but what would that bring to the decision making process? It's intuition
parading as data. It might help me make a point more convincingly but,
that's about it. Should the most creative writer around get an edge in
the decision? May be...
"Q: What's the plural of 'anecdote'?... A: Data!"
Short of launching a full blown market research, gathering experiences,
even from the people of this list (a self selected bunch for sure...)
can help. We've already heard some anecdotal evidence of PDA use and
specific scenarios on this list and it was all extremelly informative
(to me at least). So, bring it on, even if (or more to the point)
especially if you're a new comer to this list.
> That was original theory at the end of 0.5, that the bar was much
> lower for calendar and that by just doing iCal for PC, we would get users.
... and we might: after all, we haven't officially released 0.6 yet... :)
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