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Dave 126 Silver badge

Re: Why not give the choice to people?

Well, I'm glad you acknowledge the pros and cons of giving the user choice.

Some things are particular to me, and i know they are, and I modify my tools to suit.

However, there are tasks where I cannot know the best or most efficient way of completing them until I have done them many times and effectively done a time-and-motion study on myself - which is as practical as it sounds! So there is a lot to be said for having these studies done by the tool vendor.

I hope that designers spend longer thinking about a product than I do using it. So I expect the designer's understanding of the general principles to be superior to mine. Naturally, I'm best placed to understand the specifics of my situation.

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