I'm setting out interaction styles for a TV based service and I'm
covering scenarios where there is quite a bit of text (given that
we're also saying 'the less text the better). From a usability point
of view I know I'm goig to say 'don't put text in a scrolling box'
(fine for T+Cs but not for help text or stuff you want folks to read).
The alternatives is you have 'pages' of text which, using the remote
control, you page through. So the text may be 4 pages (that's not much
text but the font size is nice and chunky).
I'm working out the relationship between pagination and sortation and wanted to get some
feedback. Pagination has traditionally been a web paradigm, while soration has been more of
a desktop convention. As the distinction between the functionality of web apps and desktop
apps breaks down, it's possible to see both in one place. That creates some friction.
Say you're on the 2nd page of a paginated set of tabular results. Say, Books by Author. You
see Daniel Boorstin's books and decide to sort that page by publication date to see his works