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Cathy Young
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Hello,
I did not see any explicit requirement regarding "Help" on the GUI. Can I assume that the ONLY functionalities (maybe buttons on the GUI) required are "search" flight and "book" tickets? Will I be penalized if I only have these two buttons on the GUI?
On the other hand, since we need to submit user document any way, is it helpful at all to add a button called "Help" on the GUI to provide the user of some information, or is it totally unnecessary?
Thanks!
Cathy
 
Nate Johnson
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I put online help in just because it was a fairly easy thing to do... but I dont think it is a requirement.
Just be sure that your GUI is easy to use and try to make it a standard working GUI. I have heard that some people have lost points for not adding things like menubars because that is just an expected GUI functionality. I guess this could then be an arguement for help from the GUI... people just expect to see that.
 
Cathy Young
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Originally posted by Nate Johnson:
I put online help in just because it was a fairly easy thing to do... but I dont think it is a requirement.
Just be sure that your GUI is easy to use and try to make it a standard working GUI. I have heard that some people have lost points for not adding things like menubars because that is just an expected GUI functionality. I guess this could then be an arguement for help from the GUI... people just expect to see that.


Thanks, Nate! I will probably do this, too.
I have two more questions:
1. Can we just put the online help on any server and provide the url?
2. You mentioned someone lost points because did not have menubars. I am wondering if menubars are must. I only have a very simple GUI: 1 JTable, 3 JCombobox, 1 JTextfield, 3 JButtons. I believe these are just the basic elements of the GUI. Am I missing something?
Thanks,
Cathy
 
Michael Morris
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Hi Cathy,

I am wondering if menubars are must.

Although not a must, it's probably a good idea to use them. It's not too difficult so why risk losing some points on your GUI?
Hope this helps,
Michael Morris
 
Cathy Young
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Originally posted by Michael Morris:
Hi Cathy,

Although not a must, it's probably a good idea to use them. It's not too difficult so why risk losing some points on your GUI?
Hope this helps,
Michael Morris

But why is it a good idea to use them?
 
Nate Johnson
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From the instructions.html...

layout uses good/accepted Human/Computer Interaction (HCI) principles

I think a menubar fits in the category.
 
Cathy Young
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Ok, I see. Thanks, guys!
Cathy
 
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