Paul Senzee on iOS/Android App and Game Development, Technology and sometimes Life
Ben says 5 minutes is too long. I tend to agree.
Yep. 30 seconds is too long for usability. I like your premise, but I think your estimate is too high.
Actually, thinking on it, sometimes the rules change. Before there was a standard for vtr controls (play/pause/fast-forward) people could stare at a perfectly usable device for hours without any idea how to make it work.However, once a language of usability has been established (two triangles means fast forward!) the user can pick up a device or a website or a car and make it do the things they want.That said, sometimes that language is terrible. The language for Air Conditioning systems in cars sucks.
You're right, I've left the issue of domain vocabulary completely out of it and that's an oversight.We probably need to start off a rule like this with the assumption that the intended audience is familiar with the domain and its language. And, in that case, 5 minutes may well be too long.
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