RE: Question on Naming

Subject: RE: Question on Naming
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Robert Courtney <bobsc1 -at- earthlink -dot- net>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 09:40:31 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Courtney
> From the one screen you can do several things. It is dynamic in the
> things you do you. You can lock records, you can approve records
> (multiple from a list), submit records for processing, or
> export records
> to external programs. That's why I call them "Action Items."
> You can do
> several action from them. But, they are screens. And I wonder
> if using
> screen is better to describe the area they are going to because they
> understand that better or can I create a definition and the
> user accept
> it willingly. They do many actions from the screen.
> Hope that helps clarify what I mean by dynamic.

To me, a menu or other device is "dynamic" only if it changes its appearance and content as the situation changes - shows new possible actions as previous actions make more actions available and appropriate... hides actions that aren't useful/usable before you do some prior activity.

As for "screen", that's mostly outdated in the modern windows-centric world, unless perhaps each of your "action" tabs, when clicked, tosses up a dialog that exists only in full-screen mode and can't be minimized or shrunk to occupy just part of the screen (display area).

"Screen" was a hold-over from anciient days of terminals, was it not? In that case, every time you changed context, you literally got a new screenful, wall-to-wall... in vibrant green-on-black or amber-on-black... :-)

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