RE: "Transparent to the User"

Subject: RE: "Transparent to the User"
From: "Spitzer, Judd L" <judd -dot- l -dot- spitzer -at- lmco -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2005 12:43:11 -0400


When I think of something being transparent to the user, I think of it
as an operation that may be necessary for the user to complete other
tasks and it happens without the user's knowledge or intervention.
-Judd Spitzer

<snip>
>I know I come into the game from the techie side rather than the
end-user side, so I tend to see
>things a little differently.

>To me a "transparent" task is one that the user can see
>through - that it does not get in the way of the task at
>hand.

>If I told a developer that a process was "transparent to
>the user", I would be saying that the process could be implemented
without inconveniencing the
>user or taking time away from the user's primary task.

>Makes perfect sense to me. But I guess that's because I'm weird.

-Sue Gallagher
>
> From: tech -dot- writer1 -at- verizon -dot- net

> I have come across this phrase in a system description I am editing:
> "The creation of index files is transparent to the user."
>
<snip>


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