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RE: Some concrete suggestions Re: Cognitive issues (was Re: woodcutter)

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Sat, 08 Apr 2000 15:56:58 -0400
Message-Id: <200004081957.PAA200201@smtp1.mail.iamworld.net>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 12:02 PM 2000-04-08 -0400, Marja-Riitta Koivunen wrote:
>At 02:40 AM 4/7/00 -0400, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>>Another thing that seems pretty concrete (and was first proposed by Jonathan
>>months ago):
>>Designate an image as a link for a website. For many companies this is easy-
>>they already use a logo graphic throughout their site as a link to the front
>>of it.
>Do you mean that companies can provide the image as metadata for their
>site? Then the search engines or browsers showing links as text to the
>sites could alternative provide the image? And that could be controlled by
>the user settings?
>Companies who provide the image would have the benefit of being more easily
>spotted from a long list of links. So they probably would like to do that.

Related keywords: Picons, WhoIs++, LDAP.

Logic: (information model)

TradeMarks, ServiceMarks, and corporate Logos are directly related to a)
the principal topic of a sub-site and/or b) the corporate author/sponsor of
a whole site by which I mean the namepace
<http://www.yourdomainmnemonic.suffix/*>.  So a little processing is
suggested.  If the page does not bind directly to an icon as the button for
linking to this page, the metadata for ancestors in the URL path to the
page is searched and the least ancestor defining a button icon is used as
the [nomination for] button definition.

Client-side application is as one saves references to sites one wants to
visit again.

See the search results at infind.com for a related technique.


>>Charles McCN
>>On Thu, 6 Apr 2000, Chuck Hitchcock wrote:
>>  This looks like a good starting point for improving the likelihood that a
>>  greater number of individuals will obtain meaning from images and visual
>>  layout.  I especially like the "whole to part" suggestion although we will
>>  also need to consider the needs of those who must construct their own
>>  from the parts" along with those who must extract the "parts from the
>>  in order to make information meaningful.  That's why this CD stuff can
>be so
>>  difficult.  One persons support can become another's barrier.
>>  With regard to more in-depth use of images to convey meaning, I know of no
>>  better source than that works of Edward R. Tufte.  His works from Grpahics
>>  Press are:
>>  1. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
>>  2. Envisioning Information
>>  3. Visual Explanations
>>  If anyone has the time and inclination to dig deeply into this topic,
>>  are useful resources.
>>  Chuck
>>  __________________________________
>>  Chuck Hitchcock
>>  Chief Education Technology Officer, and
>>  Director, National Center on
>>  Accessing the General Curriculum,
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