Re: Here's why formatting and layout can really matter:

Subject: Re: Here's why formatting and layout can really matter:
From: "Chuck Martin" <twriter -at- mindspring -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 12:05:19 -0800

According to Donald A Norman's book "The Design of Everyday Things," pasat
serious problems in airline cockpits and nuclear power plant control rooms
that have been attributed to "human error" (of presumably well-trained
people) could have been alleviated with better design.

Training may help people use bad design better, but the bd design still
increases the chances of error.

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Chuck Martin
Technical Writer, Online Help Author, GUI & Interaction Designer
twriter "at" mindspring "dot" com

"Dan Hall" <Dan -at- cooper -dot- com> wrote in message news:77042 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
>
> Dick:
>
> I would argue that that's the very reason we don't hire stupid folks to be
> nuclear reactor technicians, or airline pilots, and that it's also why
> ballots are submitted to _both_ parties for approval prior to elections.
Of
> course, that doesn't mean that the folks reviewing the ballots are that
> bright. In fact, I'd probably say that the fact that they're party
officials
> points in the other direction. <g>
>
> Dan

>
> >>It depends, Dan. Could failure to follow the instructions
> >>result in the meltdown of a nuclear reactor? An airline
> >>disaster? A candidate being elected President who was
> >> not the choice of the people voting?




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