Re: Online/print & the design of organization . . .

Subject: Re: Online/print & the design of organization . . .
From: Elaine Winters <ewinters -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 1994 19:15:38 -0700

. . . for lack of a better label.

E. Winters: Principal Program Facilitating and Consulting
Berkeley, CA, USA 510-843-0909 ewinters -at- netcom -dot- com
Instructional Design * Interactivity * Cross - Cultural Communication

On Thu, 22 Sep 1994, Richard Mateosian wrote:
[many lines deleted] . . .

> Paul Heckel, in The Elements of Friendly Software Design (Sybex, 1991), says
> the solution can be as simple as a title like CASABLANCA 1941 at the
> beginning of a movie. He gives other examples of how to use small elements
> that let the user answer questions like Where am I? What am I doing? What do
> I do next? Users can ask such questions at unexpected times.

Like many other examples - - & in the not much new under
the sun category - - these are ALSO called 'establishing' - -
in film -- 'shots' -- see Eisenstein, among others.

In Instructional Design they are called 'organizers' --
another interesting point is that they seem to be culturally
linked, i.e., some cultures want the general to the specific -
others want to begin with the 'small element' and work to
the general picture.

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