Good evening to all you wonderful scholars,
Due date is 12/02/15 @ 7pm pacific time.
Here is the topic for the discussion question which needs to be a minimum of 1 paragraph (2 paragraph max)
Choose a common office application such as Microsoft Word or Excel. Within that application, identify a task or feature that you find confusing or counterintuitive. In your initial post, do the following:
- Identify the software application and the specific task or feature you find confusing.
- Provide a brief analysis of the interface and design based on HCI guidelines.
- Explain how you would redesign the application to make the particular task or feature more user friendly.
In response to your peers, constructively critique their recommendations. You may provide additional suggestions for the task or feature as well
Next, you will need to reply back to this user’s discussion post as well (minimum of 1 paragraph) (2 paragraph max)
The confusing feature I would like to choose in Excel is the macros and how they are used and developed depending on what you are doing in the excel worksheet.
Overall, Excel is a very user friendly application and I feel that even a novice can begin using excel because of the ease of HCI guidelines. As new developments of excel came out, they grouped certain features together and made it more universal and similar to Microsoft Word. A typical computer user will have used Word countless of times and if they decided to transition to Excel, they will see the same layout more or less within the feature to choose.
When it comes to the macro piece of Excel, I just find it very confusing to display how to use it, and when to use it. The most confusing thing is probably the fact that you can have various macros assigned to a worksheet. I have taken a class that touch briefly on macros but I still walked away confused on it is used. The most important thing I can think of to make it more user friendly is a maybe a step by step guide on how to use it and in what time of capacity to use it. A physical walk through by the program that states, what to click, what to type in, and how to apply it to the worksheet. Maybe there is already something out there that does this but for the purpose of this discussion, I think the excel program itself should have it
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