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Findings from the usability study at the University of Minnesota 2011
During the study it was found that the most participants were awfully confused with the enabled/disabled themes when they were on "Appearance". They did not understand what was going on.
What is required is a cleaner and clear interface to segregate themes into different sections. One of the approach that could be tried is a tab structure with the tabs as "Enabled", "Disabled" and "Browse New". That being said, we probably also need a better label instead of "Enabled" and "Disabled".
Also consider to develop means of recommending a theme as admin and/or front end.
During the study, it was also found that it was not immediately clear to some participants that "Settings" is the place to go to edit the color for their theme.
PASSED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] 29,906 pass(es). View
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