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Usability Checklist

When you implement a new story / plugin be sure to pay attention to the following issues related to usability:
  • is your plugin from the point of UI consistent with other existing plugins?
  • long operations should have a timeout / cancel option
  • during long operations give feedback to your users about the current state
  • when external tools are called, be sure to allow the user to specify a timeout
  • are all menus needed? how many mistakes can the users make?
  • warn users about mistakes early
  • provide a meaningful default behaviour
  • each view and each window should have a meaningful and specific name -- e.g. "entity name - view name" -- "DistancePlausibilisation Simulator"