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Subjective Satisfaction

My subjective satisfaction with the Internet interfaces is based upon three things:
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the information I succeeded in getting
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how quickly I could obtain it
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the aesthetic presentation of the interface
The information available `out there' and its successful retrieval isn't really a function of the interface. Neither is the speed--when a lot of users are on the Internet, it slows down. When a lot of programs are running on the client or the host computer, it slows down. But these are aspects that I or any other user might attach to their subjective (dis)satisfaction with one particular interface.

I am not entirely satisfied with the Internet Utilities and Interfaces I have tried. My goal as a serious user is to obtain information. During this exercise, I found satisfaction from the information I found in spite of the interface. Some of the internet utilities was created before Human-Computer Interaction was a consideration in computer programming. Other software is written by individuals as a hobby or small part of their job. They might not be trained in User Interface Design, might not have time to construct an ideal interface, or might have to maintain compatibility with older, inconsistent interfaces or commands.


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