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Re: Action Item

From: Tom Croucher <tcroucher@netalleynetworks.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 16:30:02 +0100
To: "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <oprwt2ocnmu930jj@mail.icet.co.uk>

I was speaking to a friend of mine, Gilbert Cockton, a specialist in 
usability about our discussions about definining and iconifying the four 
principles. He had some suggested references, one of which was ISO 9421-10 
if anyone has access to that (I have not yet procured a copy).

He also refered to a book he co-edited "Design Principles for Interactive 
Software (1996 c&h; isbn 0-412-72470-7)". There is a short definition of 
Robust which I like:

"Robustness: the system facilitates users' actions and helps the user out 
of mistakes."

There are a couple more things in the book he showed me but I can't find 
them so they can wait till monday when I can ask ;)


Tom

On Fri, 10 Oct 2003 11:23:56 +0200, Yvette P. Hoitink 
<y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl> wrote:

>
> Maybe my tetrahedron can help as a source of inspiration? It's just 
> standard
> Microsoft clipart but I think the concepts are pretty international 
> (please
> correct me if I'm wrong).
>
> My version can be seen at <http://www.webeone.org/wcagtet.htm>. It's a
> refinement of William Loughborough's idea to make the principles more
> tangible using a tetrahedron.
>
> Yvette Hoitink
> CEO Heritas, Enschede, The Netherlands
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org
>> [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Tom Croucher
>> Sent: vrijdag 10 oktober 2003 10:25
>> To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
>> Subject: Fwd: Action Item
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ------- Forwarded message -------
>> From: Kerstin Goldsmith <kerstin.goldsmith@oracle.com>
>> To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>> Subject: Action Item
>> Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2003 20:10:36 -0700
>>
>> >
>> > Hi, Folks.
>> >
>> > I like where Tom Croucher is going with the images of the 4
>> > Principles.
>> >  My only warning would be that, as this is an international effort,
>> > images of hands and faces can be offensive in some
>> cultures, so we will
>> > likely want to do an internationalization check with
>> Richard Ishida, et
>> > al, at some point before going too far with any designs.
>> >
>> > That being said, my action item was to investigate whether
>> or not any
>> > of
>> > the 4 Principles had any universally accepted images/icons
>> already - or,
>> > if not universally accepted, as least images/icons of some kind in
>> > existence.  I have not been able to find any visual
>> respresentations to
>> > date, either through my own searching, or through my
>> UI/Design Team.
>> > Sorry.
>> >
>> > So, let the creative juices flow - I guess we can talk
>> about assigning
>> > folks the action item of coming up with proposals now?
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> > -Kerstin
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>
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