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Subject: Re: NEWKEYS v2


From: Mike Holden <>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 09:52:26 +0100 (BST)

Linus Nielsen Feltzing said:
> c s wrote:
>> I am amazed that there is even any argument about this
>> point. This is very very very basic stuff that you
>> would learn in any introductory book on designing good
>> user interfaces.
> While I agree that the STOP-cancel thing is bad, I suspect that the
> books you are referring to don't really apply to this case, where we try
> to squeeze a UI design into a box with a completely silly set of keys.
> No sane person would ever design the keypad like that with menu
> navigation in mind. No UI design book would ever suggest a PLAY and a
> STOP key for navigating a menu or a directory tree. We have to live with
> that and do the best of the situation.


> I vote for removing the cancel function.

No, we should keep the cancel function, and make it consistent.

Mike Holden
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Received on 2003-08-26

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