[Openicc] GoSoC 2011: CPD and target printing

Robert Krawitz rlk at alum.mit.edu
Sat May 7 11:59:25 PDT 2011

On Sat, 7 May 2011 12:54:11 -0600, Chris Murphy wrote:
> On May 7, 2011, at 12:38 AM, edmund ronald wrote:
>> Yes, it needs to get cleaned up. So, now how about some more constructive suggestions other than  total removal of the options?
> It's not a suggestion for total removal. It's a suggestion that not
> all users be subject to seeing it by default, even in the singular
> options panel of the CPD. I find it superfluous. Color management
> should work better and smarter than subjecting users to unnecessary
> options and clutter.
> It is not user domain to clean up a messy print dialog. That's the
> domain of the CPD UI designers, so hopefully there is an aggressive
> hiding of the most irrelevant options for most users, by default so
> they aren't having to wade through a heap of confusion. If they want
> to enable the visibility of certain options, fine.

Then I don't think we really disagree here.  It's certainly not my
intent that all users have to be exposed to all options at all times.
That's what "successive disclosure of complexity" is all about --
people don't see the more advanced things until they need them.

Robert Krawitz                                     <rlk at alum.mit.edu>

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