Tue, 10 Apr 2007 10:25:49 -0400
I think separating the functionality into larger chunks instead of all
in one big column in the main menu might help as well. In addition, the
layout probably would benefit from being in two-columns.
(Icon of a person) Create or Modify User
(Icon of a green slate board with a chalk writing of something like A+
or 1+1 in it) Create New Course
In the examples above, the text is terse and there is a two column
layout so we can use much larger, readable text with bigger icons.
We can also run some card sorting and labeling studies to figure out
what icons and text goes best with which functionality in addition to
how we should group them on the main menu. Similar work can be done for
the inline menu.
Gerd Kortemeyer wrote:
> I was thinking of giving users a preference setting to replace the
> remote control buttons CSTR, PPRM, etc, with these icons, but leave the
> text next to it alone (or have the default be the icons).
> The problem is that I sometimes published stuff (PUBL) instead of
> printing it (PRT) - go figure, both with "P" in the beginning - or I
> constantly go CUSR instead of CCRS ... stuff like that.
> On Apr 6, 2007, at 12:44 PM, Mark Urban-Lurain wrote:
>> So, which of these icons would be used to replace which buttons?
>> There's a reason that human beings replaced hieroglyphics with alphabets
>> thousands of years ago. I've never quite understood why computers have
>> caused us to regress to iconic representations that are clear only if
>> but not to the novice.
>>> -----Original Message-----
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>>> Gerd Kortemeyer
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>>> Subject: [LON-CAPA-dev] Icons?
>>> To maybe get away from some of our PPRM, CSTR, etc, icons,
>>> how do you
>>> like these:
>>> - Gerd.
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