RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question

Subject: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question
From: "John Locke" <mail -at- freelock -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 15:46:36 -0700


Dan Emory writes:

>
> The whole concept of a real hypertext is to put the reader in the driver's
> seat, allowing him/her to efficiently wander wherever (s)he thinks
> a nugget of information may lie. This requires that the user form a
> mental model of the knowledge base, and is provided with adequate
> navigational aids. Neither of the approaches described above
> allow a mental model to be formed, neither provides adequate
> navigation aids, and neither puts the reader in the driver's seat.
>

So, Dan, what does?

Lay out for us, O Great One, thy great wisdom about how to create a help
system that puts the reader in the driver's seat...

John Locke
http://www.freelock.com





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