Re: Definition of "User-Friendly" Was Re: Engineering design practice

Subject: Re: Definition of "User-Friendly" Was Re: Engineering design practice
From: Tony Markos <ajmarkos -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2005 07:10:11 -0700 (PDT)


Tony Markos wrote:

> User friendly documentation is, in the main,
> documentation that minimizes the reader having to do
> skips and jump-to's.

Stuart Burnfield replied:

I disagree. To give one example, you could minimise
"skips nd jump-to's" by combining concepts,
definitions and procedures into one long topic. But
that means I need to plough through the lot every
time.

Tony Markos responds:

If the reader need to "plough through the lot [of
documentation] every time", then skips have not been
minimized.




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