Re: WHAT THE DEMO WILL DEMONSTRATE -- V.001

From: Matteo Giacomazzi <giacomazzi_at_programmazione_dot_it>
Date: Sun Aug 24 2003 - 04:18:14 CDT

Hi Alan,

 here are the only things I could comment...

AD> 6. ELECTRONIC SYSTEM THAT CAN RENDER LARGER TYPE ON SCREEN

[snip]
AD> The re-sized on-screen ballot will have to be on multiple pages
AD> and we'll provide a navigation button
AD> (actually 3 buttons <- prev - return to normal - next->).
AD> We will only provide 2 sizes in the demo: nomal and large
AD> (probably twice the size).

As long as there could be more pages even on "small size fonts" (it
depends on the number of races and candidates) I won't say that the
prev and next button are present only on the "large size fonts".

Real production system will have many more issue on this point, but we
are not talking about this here.

AD> 7. ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINE FOR THE BLIND THAT INCLUDES A PAPER
AD> PRINTOUT BUT WILL NOT COMPROMISE SECRECY AND STILL PROVIDE VOTER
AD> VERIFICATION

I guess the demo will only print the bar-code or do you wish to
realize the full software for the headphones?

AD> 11. GRAPHICALLY BEAUTIFUL ON-SCREEN BALLOT

AD> The on-screen ballot should be very pleasant to the eye. The tiles
AD> for each contest should be clearly separated utilizing an
AD> attractive color scheme.
AD> We also need to test some with a color-blind user to make sure the
AD> colors provide acceptable shading differences for them.

Better rely on studies about colour-blind people. Testing it with a
real colour-blind user is okay, but to choose the right colours I
guess that the available studies are a better choice.

AD> 13. WRITE-IN VOTING WITH ELECTRONIC SYSTEM

AD> Selecting "Write-in" will bring up an on-screen typewriter. A
AD> QWERTY layout will appear on the top half of the screen (three
AD> rows plus space bar below).
[snip]

This keyboard will hide something of the on-screen ballot: what will
it hide?

-- 
Best regards,
 Matteo
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