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    by making the interface less intimidating

    I don't get what "making the interface less intimidating" means. How can interface be intimidating?

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    Re: by making the interface less intimidating

    My guess is it means "more user-friendly", easier to use and more pleasant to look at, not just the black background with green letters, the typical MS-DOS layout.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: by making the interface less intimidating

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I don't get what "making the interface less intimidating" means. How can an interface be intimidating?

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    ex)As online communications became more popular during the 1980s, computer networks sought to imrprove improve both the utility of thier ​their services by making connections easier and the usability of their services by making the interface less intimidating. Consequently,...
    You obviously never had to work with the older computer systems. Prior to the development of the computer mouse and icons, a user was forced to type in a series of code to make a computer do anything. The computer was very unforgiving and even the slightest mistake in the code would result in a error message being flashed in your face. This was very intimidating and quite frustrating.

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