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Simplicity In VisiCube
I have striven to make VisiCube easy to use.
Here I describe some of these efforts.
VisiCube has no superfluous features. Though the value of specific features
can always be debated, I have specifically left out features that are
not directly necessary for data analysis. You have no ability to control
the aesthetics of your plots, for example. It is my view that by
greatly reducing the things that you can configure or specify,
the entire product becomes easier to learn and use.
There is less confusion.
Instead of the standard pull-down menu, VisiCube uses a one-click menu
in which every choice is exposed. This can be done because I have
greatly limited the choices. (See above.)
Another benefit of such a menu is that you do not need to remember
which main entry contains a particular sub-entry.
There is no need to learn the organization of the menu.
Another difficulty with standard menus is that they typically embed
dialogs through which you interact with the product. For example,
you might specify settings for a plot in such a menu in another product.
Of course, being modal, you cannot see the effect of those changes
until you have dismissed the dialog.
In VisiCube, the work space is utilized for all interaction, not the menu.
Therefore, you can see the effect of your choices instantly and
there is no need to then return to the menu to change the setting once more.