Question: Explain following with respect to Handle reponse Time i) Progress indicator ii) Elapsed Time Message iii) Hourglass Pointer.

Mumbai University > Computer Engineering > Sem 8 > Human Machine Interation

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modified 3 months ago  • written 4 months ago by gravatar for Ankit Pandey Ankit Pandey70

i) Progress Indicator.

  • It is a rectangular bar that fills as a process is being performed, indicating the percentage of the process that has been completed.

  • The main purpose is to provide a feedback concerning the completion a lengthy operation.

  • It is used to provide a indication the proportion of a process completed the filled in area indicates the percentage of a process that has been completed.

  • A progress indicator sometimes called as progress bar is shown in fig:

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Progress Indicator Guidelines.

When filling the indicator:

If it is horizontally arrayed, fill it from left to right and it is vertically arrayed, fill it from bottom to up.

Fill them with a color or shade of grey static text control and position the text outside of the control.

ii) Elapsed Time Message.

  • An elapsed time message shows the amount of elapsed time the operation has consumed.

  • Elapsed time is the time taken from start to compute program to the end.

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  • It is useful if the length of the operation is not known in advance.

  • It is also used if a particular part of the operation will take an unusually low time to complete.

  • It normally contains a progress bar along within different messages which represent progress completion, time elapsed in program as well as time remaining for progress to get completed.

iii) Hourglass Pointer.

  • These are different symbols or indicators used for different time delays.

  • If the operation takes 10 seconds or to complete, present a "busy" signal until the operation is finished.

  • An hour glass pointer is the customary signal that can be used for the same.

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  • A "please wait" message can be presented to indicate that more complex processing is occurring or has been delayed.

  • When the process is finished, provide an indication that the user may proceed.

  • If an operation takes longer than 10 seconds to complete, display a rolling pole or other large animated object.

  • Also if an operation takes over 1 minute to complete, display a progress indicator.

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