I am publishing a new UX test: https://en.wiki.tatoeba.org/art...show/ux-test-4 This time I’ve performed the test on somebody who is very familiar with Tatoeba already, so I don’t know if I can really call it a UX test. That said, it contains relevant feedback, including about the use of Tatoeba in a teaching environment.
Thanks for another UX test.
Just a quick comment:
> Having the list as a DOC file would be useful to R. because he can freely edit the text. Currently, he has to copy and paste sentences from the CSV file into a Word document to edit them the way he wants.
I don't use Word (or any word processor) so this may be a strange question, but why can't Word open/import the csv file? This is a simple plain text file.
Sometimes I tried to open the csv file with the exported sentences with Libreoffice (the import feature was still working, and I used the exported file to grab the sentences I wanted to mass translate more quickly), and the software always told me that the file was too big and not everything was shown. Using gedit (on Linux) and Notepad++ (on Windows) worked for my purpose, since they showed all the sentences
Putting all the exported sentences into a single .DOC file would probably make Word choke, but the excerpt from the UX test report is specifically about exporting lists, where file size is less likely to be a problem.
I think nothing’s preventing Word from opening the CSV file as plain text, however I assume the file extension CSV is associated with Excel, so opening it with Word is rather counter-intuitive. I imagine users have to right click → "open with", and then find Word from whatever selection box pops up. Compare this with simply double-clicking on the file.
As pointed out in the test, most users are not familiar with the CSV format to begin with, so they don’t know whether they should open it with Word, Excel of whatever.
To put it another way: of course, if you have the knowledge and the skills you can do whatever you want with whatever file format.
> As pointed out in the test, most users are not familiar with the CSV format to begin with, so they don’t know whether they should open it with Word, Excel of whatever.
So should we add some info text about how to open the file in a word processor? Or change the file extension to TXT?