Thread Subject: Re: Cognitive recommendations -configurable userinterfaces
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From: Andi Snow-Weaver
Date: Mon, Feb 26 2007 8:10 AM
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How would you define a "complex application" in order to make this a
testable requirement? That is, we have to define it precisely enough so
that developers and agencies know when it applies.
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PM recommendations - configurable
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I'm glad you started the wording. I made a couple changes. 1. Added
complex applications" and removed "with a cognitive disability" as
simplification would benefit speech users as well as typical users.
For complex applications, software should provide a mechanism enabling
to simplify the interface look and feel such as hiding or
information or command buttons.
show a tree structure or
Example 2: A user may select from a list of topics (grouped) and link
more detailed information.
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recommendations - configurable
need to develop a proposal around this
provision for suppressing unneeded functions
coming up with something to address
the other is the feeling that this
Some software user interfaces
don't need to do this. There
have suppressed some
they do need them
might be needed.
users to individualise the
modification or hiding of command
cognitive disability may, when using a given
interface via a "skin" to simplify the
2 A word processor allows users to hide menu items and tool
they do not find useful.
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standards do. For example, the ADA building standards contain
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