Re: Follow order of widget on screen, or logical order for procedures?

Subject: Re: Follow order of widget on screen, or logical order for procedures?
From: "Chris Jackson" <crassick -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 14:13:41 -0500

>From: David Castro <thetechwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>

<snip>
>So, which is better? Put the procedure in the order of widgets on the screen?
>Or put the steps in a logical order, and have the user bouncing around on the
>screen looking for the corresponding widgets? <snip>

>I've opted for putting steps in a logical order, since we're dealing with users
>who like to have a straightforward explanation. But the QA folks want to have
>the steps match the screen layout.
<snip>

Chris Jackson replies:

Presenting the steps in a sequential order makes much sense to me. But
could you also include a screenshot with callouts that match the step
numbers, for users as much as to appease QA?




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