How come it’s always during finals that some interesting revelation happens? I guess pressure really does create diamonds.
I’m studying for this class called User Interfaces, and there are two terms by the name of “Gulf of Evaluation” and “Gulf of Execution.” Below are the two definitions.
Gulf of Evaluation - the difficulty it takes for a user to asses the state of a system (can be measured in time)
Gulf of Execution - the difference between the intentions of the users and what the system allows them to do or how well the system supports these actions.
So here’s the deal right. The aim as a User Interface designer is to minimize these “gulfs.” They’d create a button that’s obvious enough for you to press it and make sure the button pops into the screen and pops out so you can know you pressed it. Any “right-minded” person that’s working on design would do that.
Yet, our “right-minded” God never minimizes these things for us…he just makes us figure the page out…which makes me feel like I’m dumb.
Why does God do that? I’m not really sure. He’s gonna have to teach me.
My best guess though, would probably be the following: Pressure really does create diamonds. A crappy page makes a designer really think about what needs to be changed to make it better. The best designers have probably gone through many crappy designs, only to realize the jewels of design through furious amounts of ugly and “engulfing” pressures.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking in anything.