Every time you make a statement about why some user interface is terrible great / worse or better than some other user interface, you have to continue that statement “we tested and verified this experimentally, here is the data” or otherwise you will be pointed and laughed at and your claims disregarded because all you are doing is making fucking blind guesses (no, it doesn’t matter if you have a theory to explain why you think you are right, that’s only HALF the scientific method, the other is ~experiments~ and it is NOT OPTIONAL, despite what some people in CS seem to firmly believe)
If you have not tested your theory experimentally when that would easily be possible, then it is a bad theory, and it will remain a bad theory until you have tested it and found it to be consistent with experimental data. Nothing is worse than an untested theory that “seems to make sense”.
p.s. this goes doubly if you are a “UX expert”
p.p.s double doubly if you are a “UX GURU”
I am going to do something RUDE now and get a savegame editor and make an entirely ridiculous ship and murder all rebels because sometimes you just gotta.
CS can be roughly divided into two subfields, the one that is essentially math with a little bit of “applied” mixed in sometimes, and the one that is terrible, terrible bullshit.