[Design] Reload options dialog text is confusing
andre_mueninghoff at fastmail.fm
Fri Sep 7 15:00:18 PDT 2007
A user +1 for Dan's proposed 3 options.
On Fri, 07 Sep 2007 14:33:12 -0700, "Dan Steinicke"
<dan at osafoundation.org> said:
> My interpretation of "leaving the user in a lurch" is as follows. When
> you encounter a dialog that says your next action can cause all your
> data may be deleted, many people may become somewhat alarmed and want to
> be very careful about what next step they take. The problem to me in
> this situation is that "cancel" is not as explicitly a safe move as
> something like "quit without deleting data". If you don't want to
> delete your data it is very comforting to be presented with a choice
> that is very explicit that it won't delete the data, whereas a plain
> cancel button makes me question "what exactly am I canceling".
> As for three choices rather than two I imagine that if you encountering
> this dialog for the sixth time of the morning you probably don't need to
> see instructions on what to do. If you have never encountered the
> dialog before having an easy way to access instructions on how to
> proceed would likely be appreciated.
> Those were my thoughts when coming up with the three choices.
> Mimi Yin wrote:
> > Hi Philippe,
> > I'm not sure I understand how this leaves the user in a lurch. Is it
> > because your only options are to delete your data or cancel out of
> > start up?
> > What if instead of [Cancel], we had [Move Data] and that was a link to
> > the migration instructions?
> > My concern is that we need to explain to the user that we need to
> > delete their data in order to start Chandler. Just something to
> > explicitly connect the dots between "your data is incompatible with
> > this version of Chandler'
> > I also don't think we need to give the user 3 options. They either
> > want to proceed, delete their data and start with a fresh Chandler; OR
> > they want to follow instructions to dump/reload and cancel out of
> > starting up Chandler for now.
> > Mimi
> > On Sep 5, 2007, at 3:56 PM, Philippe Bossut wrote:
> >> Mimi Yin wrote:
> >>> What if we just made it a 2 button dialog? (Also trying to avoid
> >>> jargon like repository and migrate.)
> >>> ===
> >>> Your data was created by an incompatible version of Chandler.
> >>> In order to proceed, all of your existing data must be deleted. To
> >>> preserve your data, <LINK>follow instructions on how to move data
> >>> from one version of Chandler to another.
> >>> [Cancel] [Delete Data]
> >>> ===
> >> I think it leaves the user too much in a lurch. I prefer the 3
> >> options proposed by Dan: at that point in the code, there are few
> >> enough things to do that we can afford to be super detailed and
> >> explicit for each.
> >> Cheers,
> >> - Philippe
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