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Actions Sample 1
Figure 1. Actions provided by
StorageCraft's ShadowProtectServer.

Problem

Provide guidance in context to the user about the next actions to take.

Principle

User guidance

Forces

Solution

Taking in account the main user-goal to achieve with the current User Interface scenario, makes sense to provide commands adapted to this context to support achieving the goals.

Actions are a set of ordered commands available in the current interaction unit.

Rationale

Depending of the complexity of the goal to achieve: goals probably will need to be decomposed in task, and task may be need to be decomposed also to manipulations in the user interface. In this scenario, completing a procedure will need a series of actions performed in the correct order to achieve the results. Guiding users in the process will help them to complete the intended goal with less effort.

Examples

Figure 1 shows the actions provided by the ShadowProtectServer software. The actions comprises the frequent ones grouped logically. The task pane is a good solution to show the actions to the user and suggest the possible next step.

Specification

Actions can be described as an ordered list of Interaction Units accessible.






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