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Subject:

Re: On Readability: Snip and add white space (between paragraphs)

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Tiiu Poldma <[log in to unmask]>

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PhD-Design - This list is for discussion of PhD studies and related research in Design <[log in to unmask]>

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 00:39:23 +0000

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Dear Don, 
As I have not received my own post, I cannot know what you received.I sent the post with proper paragraphs and snips, and I would never send a post any other way.I pride myself on proper list communication.
For some reason I seem to be sending out correct posts but not receiving them so there is something wrong with my listserve access.I have been having some trouble with sending my posts.
Here is the post in WORD document for you as well as this one. In future please let me know if the post is received poorly....I can take the criticism.
However, I take issue with you assuming that my post was incorrectly posted. ....perhaps in future contact me directly.
Thanks, 
Tiiu

> Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2013 07:21:38 -0700
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: On Readability: Snip and add white space (between paragraphs)
> To: [log in to unmask]
> 
> (I now join Ken in being a grumpy curmudgeon about the format of many
> posts.)
> 
> Form enhances content. Form enhances functions.
> 
> Readability -- please think about the time it takes people to read posts.
>  Make it easy for people to read.
> 
> Ken keeps pleading for people to trim their posts -- to delete all the
> prior material that has presumably already been read, but that now occupies
> wasted space -- making reading of several conjoined posts difficult.
> 
> I make a similar plea for white space. Space between paragraphs.
> 
> When you do not separate paragraphs with an empty line, it is really
> difficult to read. In most cases i give up. I don't care how valuable your
> post might be, my time is also valuable, and short of copying the post into
> Word and adding extra line spacing, I can't read it.
> 
> Example. I pick upon Tilu's "Re: Beyond academia (long post)".  Tilu got
> the snippping part right, providing short snippets that were presumed to be
> relevant. (I don;t know because i gave up reading the article).   This
> article is simply the one that broke my vow of restraint from critiquing.
> It is just one of many posts.  It even looks like it might have been
> interesting, if only i could have read it.
> 
> So,
> 
>    1. Snip
>    2. Use short paragraphs (essential for material being read from a
>    computer screen.
>    3. Put an extra line between paragraphs -- the white space dramatically
>    enhances readability.
> 
> There are many people on this list whose profession is typography and page
> design. I am really surprised that none of them thought to comment on the
> form of our presentations. Form enhances content.
> 
> Thank you
> 
> Don Norman
> Grouchy old man.
> 
> 
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