[wp-hackers] [OT] Testing needed for WordTrails plugin from Xerox

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Sun Oct 4 06:12:11 UTC 2009

On Oct 3, 2009, at 11:36 AM, Venkatesh Rao wrote:

> So long as you don't go nuts, our user tests show that it turns out to
> be very intuitive for readers, since the metaphor is very close to
> driving on Interstate highways or hiking in National Parks.

What it reminds me of is "Choose Your Own Adventure" Books.  I think  
that's as good a metaphor as any for describing what it does.

I can also see using this for setting up a series of instructions that  
vary based on your situation, but for which certain steps are common  
to different situations.  Imagine a site with instructions for  
replacing parts of a computer.  The "open the case" step will pretty  
much always be there, but "remove the the hard drive" only for certain  
projects.  With Trails you only have to write the "open the case" step  
once and include it in different trails.

Am I understanding Trails correctly?  :)



P.S. -- I don't think this topic is "OT" at all.  This is a  
significant WP plugin.

Stephen Rider

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