Tooltips on Video Player controls? (for minimum viability)

James W. Yoon jyoon at ocadu.ca
Tue Jan 3 21:03:25 UTC 2012


I agree with that--the tooltips should be part of our minimum viability requirements. It's the most basic form of help we can offer users wherever icon or interface familiarity fail. I imagine the text for the tooltips would also overlap heavily with what we read out to the screen readers.

James

On 2012-01-03, at 3:47 PM, tona monjo wrote:

> Hi Anastasia,
> 
> Good point. We are working on new (refined) versions of the designs for the Video Player, and one of the first things we have added are the tooltips. 
> 
> From my point of view, they should be considered as one of the Minimum Viability Requirements, if possible. Do you agree? 
> 
> Tona
> 
> 
> On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 9:32 PM, Cheetham, Anastasia <acheetham at ocadu.ca> wrote:
> 
> Hi, Tona,
> 
> I'm looking at your designs for the Video Player, at
> 
>        http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Video+player+designs
> 
> and I don't see any mention of tooltips for the various controls.
> 
> I imagine that tooltips are probably a good idea, but I'm wondering how important you consider them to be with respect to the "minimum viability" criteria we discussed, listed at the top of the feature list:
> 
>        http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Video+Player+Feature+List
> 
> 
> Does anyone else have any thoughts on this?
> 
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> acheetham at ocadu.ca           Inclusive Design Institute
>                                        OCAD University
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