RE: suggestions for naming a UI element

Subject: RE: suggestions for naming a UI element
From: "Janoff, Steve" <Steve -dot- Janoff2 -at- Teradata -dot- com>
To: "Leisa Ashbaugh" <leisa -dot- ashbaugh -at- aisystems -dot- org>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 15:35:23 -0400

"Stoplight" is first thing that comes to mind but I don't know if that's
any better.


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Subject: suggestions for naming a UI element

HI -

I am working with a new UI that has a 'scoreboard' overview for a set of
data. There are a number of constraints, and each constraint receives
a score. Each score has a corresponding "traffic light" (little colored
circle, ala red, green, yellow) that indicate the 'fitness' of the

I would like a good name for the little fellas, better than 'traffic
light indicators' - but I seem to be suffering a severe case of
creativity brain freeze.

A typical sentence:

"The Scoreboard shows the schedule's constraint violations and
penalties. 'Traffic
light' indicators help you quickly determine which violations and
penalties fall
outside acceptable boundaries."

I look forward to hearing your ideas.

(Please include my email address in your reply, as I'm on daily digest.)

Thanks for your help,

Leisa Ashbaugh
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