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Subject:RE: Graphics Question From:"McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> To:Haim Roman <haim -dot- roman -at- gmail -dot- com>, John Allred <john2 -at- allrednet -dot- com> Date:Wed, 21 May 2014 14:06:13 -0400
I agree with that table, as described - I've done exactly that - but I would have the picture before the table, so the user would be visually oriented to that extent before they reached the table.
I view that as a minor "cognitive load" item.
From: Haim Roman
Sent: May-21-14 1:38 PM
To: John Allred
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Graphics Question
John's idea is good. But don't forget to explain what the blinking
But does it have to be graphic? I've seen manuals with tables of text, e.g., with the following columns:
1. which LED
2. the state (off, green steady, amber blinking, etc.)
3. what it means
4. what to do
Then there would be a picture of the panel with callouts labeling the different LEDs.
Howard (Haim) Roman -- haim -dot- roman -at- gmail -dot- com -- 052-8-592-599 -- ×××× ××××
On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 8:25 PM, John Allred <john2 -at- allrednet -dot- com> wrote:
> I've done this with 10-12 lines, in two different lengths, radiating
> outward from a symbol for the lighted mode.
> John Allred
> > On May 21, 2014, at 12:19 PM, "Bruce Megan (ST-CO/MKP3)" <
> Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I have a device with MODE LEDs. When they are constantly lit, it
> > means
> one thing, when they are not lit, it means something else, and when
> they blink, it means another thing.
> > I have a graphic where I can show constant color, and obviously I
> > can
> show non-lit LEDs pretty easily. But, how can I show a representation
> of a blinking LED? This is a print document, so animation will not work.
> > Thanks,
> > Megan
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