Re: [OVC-demo-team] Focus on ballot GUI

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Wed Feb 04 2004 - 23:14:51 CST

Don't worry, David. With the OVC, things are in the "open" (today more than

As for your suggestion about limiting digression, I agree. The ballot
sample was developed with approval from Doug Jones and other people that
have a lot of relevant knowledge. New members should refer to the archives
for details of those conversations.

One comment by by Greg I meant to respond to had to do with having all the
contests on an admittedly crowded screen. We're trying to show that a
ballot with a normal number of contests could be done with minimal pages
(one page in this case). New FEC guidelines call for minimizing pages that
need to be navigated. If we had one contest per page that's 13 pages for
our ballot. It's fewer steps and quicker if it can be done on one page (or
a few pages). The touch screen monitor we will use for the ballot in the
demo can work with a stylus so it should be possible to select items that
are much closer together than using a finger.

Knowledgeable people think it "should work." It's still possible that it
won't. In that case, we'll have to make changes. I'd like to start with
this and see if it works.

All of this has to be tested. But it's a moot issue until we have something
to test. I think Fred will help us get something together to test soon.


Alan D.

> > Hi Alan,
> > I'm sure you've seen a few people on the demo list going off in
> > different directions about all the possible different designs for a
> > ballot GUI...
> Oops... I meant to write to Alan, but failed to take out the list CC:.
> Oh well, you've all seen my prior notes referred to. I guess it's time
> to fire me as dev lead for my poor email control :-).
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