Given other things equal, we'd like quick launch, perfect state reset, and resilience to bad or missing data.
Take time to plan the different parts:
What does a blank project look like?
How to reset to defaults?
sync and enhanced data underpin organized state capture, which in turn enables launch state, recovery from crash, and undo/redo.
ease of use
Minimal mouse travel, minimal keystrokes, minimal back-and-forth. This, like shorthand, is one of few objectively measurable quantities.
Also measurable is high screen-area utilization, though clear presentation is subjective.
Bim: I crashed my car.
Reader: Time for a reboot!
Software is more forgiving. Your system should give you a call stack, pointing you to short functions.
A controlled crash-landing via tests is even better. Time spent hunting should be spent fixing-- leave signposts.
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