Re: I have proof

Subject: Re: I have proof
From: eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 10:19:59 -0400

bounce-techwr-l-106467 -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com wrote on 04/14/2005 09:50:55 AM:
> Have you seen the size of that number? WITH my glasses, I could see
> that there was a number, barely, but no way could I read it.

But, considering the size of the device could they have made it any
larger? I agree that the number could have been provided in larger type on
the product box or on a card included in the box. But how much time,
energy, and money would that require to implement and manage?

Perhaps it would be cheaper to provide a magnifying lens? (My favourite
example of this was the bound copy of the Oxford Complete dictionary.
Beautiful minuscule type and packaged in a box that included a lighted
magnifying glass.)

Besides. If you can't read that teeny label on the back how long have you
got left until you can't read the LCD screen on the front or your finger
joints are too stiff to operate the teeny buttons? <lol>

Just really raising the point that when considering design issues that the
solution might not be obvious and there are probably numerous obvious and
less obvious solutions that may or may not force you to compromise other
design, usability, or manufacturing considerations.

Eric L. Dunn
Senior Technical Writer


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