Symbolizing undo

Allison Bloodworth abloodworth at berkeley.edu
Wed Aug 27 16:15:55 UTC 2008


Yup, that's definitely the plan.  :) We're actually trying to decide  
what to use (which icon, or text) for user testing in Eli's prototype  
and will definitely be ready to make changes if the functionality  
isn't clear to users.

On Aug 27, 2008, at 6:24 AM, Anastasia Cheetham wrote:

>
> On 26-Aug-08, at 8:09 PM, Paul Zablosky wrote:
>
>> I did a bit of hunting around to see if I could find something
>> better than a semi-circular arrow....
>> Anyone else have ideas about this?
>
> I think there's something to be said for familiarity. The arrows that
> Eli copied from MS Word looked quite familiar to me, and would to many
> users, I imagine. It may not be a standard, but that kind of  
> backwards-
> sweeping arrow seems to be becoming a 'de facto' standard.
>
> More importantly, I think user testing should inform this decision.
> Let's get some people looking at our sample, and find out if they
> understand an arrow! Isn't that the point of doing user testing? ;-)
>
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> Anastasia Cheetham                   a.cheetham at utoronto.ca
> Software Designer, Fluid Project    http://fluidproject.org
> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / University of Toronto
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Allison Bloodworth
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