RE: What would you call this portlet?

Subject: RE: What would you call this portlet?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Gregory P Sweet <gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 10:36:46 -0700

Gregory P Sweet wrote:

> The new portal will show a table of five elements and provide users
> with a
> mechanism to select what elements will be in the table:
> â five most recently viewed documents
> â five most frequently viewed documents
> â five most recently opened applications
> â five most frequently opened applications
> Question: What would you title this portlet, assuming the title cannot
> be
> dynamic?

So the user sees one of four lists -- either apps or docs, either recent or popular -- and the title can't identify the list? I assume the user's last choice persists until changed again (affording plenty of time to forget what it was).

I'd rethink that design. I can't imagine why the title can't change when the user chooses a different list.

For that matter, since we're talking about just five links (lines) per list, I'd let users choose one or _more_ of the four to display (each appropriately labeled, of course).

IMHO, YMMV, etc.

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom

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