RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question

Subject: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question
From: Dan Emory <danemory -at- primenet -dot- com>
To: "John Locke" <mail -at- freelock -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2000 16:28:39 -0700

At 03:46 PM 7/3/00 -0700, John Locke wrote:

Dan Emory writes:

> The whole concept of a real hypertext is to put the reader in the driver's
> seat, allowing him/her to efficiently wander wherever (s)he thinks
> a nugget of information may lie. This requires that the user form a
> mental model of the knowledge base, and is provided with adequate
> navigational aids. Neither of the approaches described above
> allow a mental model to be formed, neither provides adequate
> navigation aids, and neither puts the reader in the driver's seat.

So, Dan, what does?

Lay out for us, O Great One, thy great wisdom about how to create a help
system that puts the reader in the driver's seat...
Of course, there is no one size fits all answer But you'll know a solution
that meets the criteria when you see it. To find out what "it" is, read
the Hypertext/Hypermedia Handbook, Berk and Devlin Editors,
published in 1991 by Intertext Publications (McGraw Hill), ISBN 0-07-016622-6
| Nullius in Verba |
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FrameMaker/FrameMaker+SGML Document Design & Database Publishing
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