Daily Archives: August 28, 2004

Usability and Translation

October 2003, English revision 28.08.04 This thread of the dotLRN (open-source eLearning platform) forum suggests how much translation is tied to usability: in some cases, translators are needed to make the US original more readable.

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Easier Studying

This (German) Guide is supposed to complement a detailed study guide with some tips for using the personal computer as a tool for thinking support …
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More on link figuration

This German text from Uni Dortmund contains useful thoughts about link figuration …
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Intra-Textual Links

Intra-textual links increase distracting “referential navigation”, and this, in turn, reduces orientation …
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Differences between text and hypertext

The HyTex project asked challenging questions: what precisely are the most important differences between text and hypertext? …
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Tree-ifying another encyclopaedia

Again experimenting with hierarchical arrangement of index words. This time, I used the hierarchy for prioritizing the hyperlinks …
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Encyclopedestrianization

J. Souttar’s great essay shows aspects from philosophy, history, and design, regarding context-less, atomized content …
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Indo-Europeans were more Multimedial than we

Looking at word roots, an interesting observation can be made: “multimedial” subject groups are over-represented …
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Funnel language

“The alphabet is a funnel”, says R. Horn – in his visual language, of course.
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Virtual pointer stick

Here is a small Javascript sample exercise….
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