[kepler-dev] DataSource Icon troubles

Laura L. Downey ldowney at lternet.edu
Thu Feb 2 14:32:24 PST 2006

Okay I will take a look at the latest in the morning.  Any specific workflow
you want me to look at?  I'm a little perplexed since we haven't had any
feedback that it was a problem in the various screenshots presented at the
last 2 or 3 meetings or from the examples on the wiki.   But if there is an
issue, we can easily adjust things. 

BTW, 10% of the male population has some form of color-blindness -- which is
a major reason color should be used as a redundant cue (and because people
see colors differently too).  In the datasource icon case, the file folder
shape is the other cue.  

Laura L. Downey
Senior Usability Engineer
LTER Network Office
Department of Biology, MSC03 2020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM  87131-0001
505.277.3157 office
505.610.9657 mobile
505.277-2541 fax
ldowney at lternet.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Higgins [mailto:higgins at nceas.ucsb.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 3:01 PM
To: Laura L. Downey
Subject: Re: [kepler-dev] DataSource Icon troubles

Hi Laura,
    I think you need to look at the latest version.

    Have you tried the new nightly zip? (an easy way to look at the 
version as of last night). There is a link from the download page on the 
Kepler web site.(or http://www.kepler-project.org/nightly/zip/)


Laura L. Downey wrote:

>I don't know what you mean Dan -- the data source icons (the file folders)
>are still yellow (maybe a little golder) after the data is successfully
>downloaded.  Am I misunderstanding something?  Or perhaps Kevin is trying
>some different colors with the "currently downloading" and "error"
>conditions of the data source icons.
>I haven't been using the latest version of Kepler so haven't seen what you
>are referring to.
>Laura L. Downey
>Senior Usability Engineer
>LTER Network Office
>Department of Biology, MSC03 2020
>1 University of New Mexico
>Albuquerque, NM  87131-0001
>505.277.3157 office
>505.610.9657 mobile
>505.277-2541 fax
>ldowney at lternet.edu
>-----Original Message-----
>From: kepler-dev-bounces at ecoinformatics.org
>[mailto:kepler-dev-bounces at ecoinformatics.org] On Behalf Of Dan Higgins
>Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 2:26 PM
>To: Kepler-dev at ecoinformatics.org
>Subject: [kepler-dev] DataSource Icon troubles
>OK - I see we have changed the data source icon colors again! And now I 
>can barely even see the icon in the default configuration and the color 
>change when not busy is barely perceptable to me
>Granted, I am on the verge of being color-blind, but I am not alone in 
>this and I had no trouble with earlier versions of the actors!

Dan Higgins                                  higgins at nceas.ucsb.edu
http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/    Ph: 805-893-5127
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