[ShotPress] Mark Shuttleworth | Notifications, indicators and alerts

Mark Shuttleworth ha presentato uno studio su come dovrebbero apparire le notifiche su Ubuntu 9.04. La parte più controversa riguarda il fatto che non è prevista alcuna interazione, quindi nemmeno una piccola x per chiuderle. Riusciranno i nostri eroi a rendere realtà questo mockup? Speriamo non ci diano un’altra delusione come per la promessa di un nuovo tema per Ubuntu 8.10. Sotto il video ;)

The most controversial part of the proposal is the idea that notifications should not have actions associated with them. In other words, no buttons, sliders, links, or even a dismissal [x]. When a notification pops up, you won’t be able to click on it, you won’t be able to make it go away, you won’t be able to follow it to another window, or to a web page. Are you loving this freedom? Hmmm? Madness, on the face of it, but there is method in this madness.

Our hypothesis is that the existence of ANY action creates a weighty obligation to act, or to THINK ABOUT ACTING. That make notifications turn from play into work. That makes them heavy responsibilities. That makes them an interruption, not a notification. And interruptions are a bag of hurt when you have things to do

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