Re: interface editing

Subject: Re: interface editing
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 08:44:09 -0800

GUI Design & Linguistics Editor?

On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 8:43 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> GUI Design Editor?
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 8:42 AM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>wrote:
>
>> I think the last time I had that on a to-do list it was called
>> something like "edit UI text."
>>
>> If you're moving things around on screen, that's UI design.
>>
>> It's not any kind of testing.
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 8:16 AM, Wroblewski, Victoria
>> <vwroblewski -at- necsphere -dot- com> wrote:
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: CJ Daly
>> > Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 1:43 PM
>> > Subject: interface editing
>> >
>> >>>>>
>> > I'm trying to explain to my boss that I'm do more than just write
>> documentation. I take the interface that the programmer
>> > and the designer have created and I edit the on-screen language, button
>> and field names and change placement of items on the screen. I also edit
>> the text of the error messages to make them more helpful for the users. I
>> don't want to call it interface design because the designer came up with
>> the look & feel and the programmer uses it. I'm editing what's already been
>> created. It's not really quality control/assurance/improvement because I'm
>> not testing the validity of the data itself or streamlining the process of
>> how the data is gathered. I'm not doing any direct testing with users (nor
>> am I focusing on special needs users) so I hesitate to call it usability.
>> I'm looking for a phrase to describe it. Does "interface editing" describe
>> it well enough? Any suggestions?
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References:
interface editing: From: CJ Daly
RE: interface editing: From: Wroblewski, Victoria
Re: interface editing: From: Chris Morton

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