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Feature #97

Suggestion 1 — Do not use unknown terminology

Added by Jason Pyeron almost 5 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

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New
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Normal
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Start date:
01/30/2015
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per: The Usability of TrueCrypt, or How I Learned to Stop Whining and Fix an Interface by Sumeet Gujrati & Eugene Vasserman
http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2435349.2435360
http://people.cis.ksu.edu/~eyv/projects/truecrypt/
page: 9

For instance, changing the terms “Mount”, “Dismount” and “Volume” to “Open”, “Close”, and “File Container” improved the usability of TrueCrypt’s interface. We suggest that developers get rid of unknown terms or minimize their use, and instead use intuitive terms, even when they may not be the correct technical terms. If a more intuitive term can not be found in lieu of an unknown term, such as the name of an encryption algorithm, then developers should try to separate that term from the main workflow of the task, as discussed in Suggestion 3 below. (See P1, P2, P3 and S3.)

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#1 Updated by Niklas Lemcke over 3 years ago

  • Assignee set to Niklas Lemcke

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