2007/4/25, R. S. Shaw <shaww(a)inbox.com>om>:
Use a (potentially) completely different set of icons
for helping visualization of the settings of the ratings. In the current Phase3 test
setup where there are 3 dimensions of 5 values each, there would be a set of 15 icon
filenames (in a regular pattern, such as icon-depth-0, icon-depth-1, etc) for each of the
possible dimension x values. These would _not_ replace the text of the value, but would
be presented in addition to that text, next to the text. Thus if X and Y are icons it
would look something like this:
Accuracy: X Draft level Depth: Y Stub
Exactly what these value-icons would be can be worked out over time, as there are many
possibilities. The idea is that they help the user who is familiar with the system
quickly see the setting, while the text helps the user who is not familiar with a setting
icon to understand the rating value.
I'm not sure I understand what you are saying. Is it something like
only with a more detailed set of icons?
If desired, in addition to the N value-icons in the
message box (or instead), we could also present a _larger_ version of _one_ of the
stability-icons. This icon represents the overall status of the revision setting, either
rated-but-not-meeting-minimums, or meets-minimums. It should be a larger icon because it
will be more visible, and does not have to fit on a single line of a Version History
I think I like that idea.