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CIS 3600 Ch. 10
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'Form' is a
business document that contains some predefined data and may include areas where additional data must be filled in.
'Report' is a
business document that contains only predefined data.
A report typically contains data from
many unrelated records or transactions.
'Scheduled Reports' are
produced at predefined time intervals for routine information needs.
'Key-Indicator Reports' provide
summary of critical information on regular basis.
'Exception Reports' highlight
data outside of normal operating ranges.
'Drill-Down Reports' provide
details behind summary of key-indicator or exception reports.
'Ad-hoc Reports' respond to
unplanned requests for non-routine information needs.
The first step of designing forms and reports is
collecting initial requirements from intended users during requirements determination.
'Wireframe' is a
simple design to show the placement of information elements on a screen and the space needed for each element.
'Coding Sheet' is an
''old'' tool for designing forms and reports, usually associated with text-based forms and reports for mainframe applications.
'Design Specifications' are
the major deliverables that serve as inputs to the system implementation phase.
'Narrative Overview' characterizes
users, tasks, systems, and environmental factors.
'Sample Design' is an
image of the form taken from a coding sheet.
'Meaningful Information' includes
only necessary information, with no need to modify.
'Balanced Layout' uses
adequate spacing, margins, & clear labels.
'Easy Navigation System' shows
how to move forward and backward, and where you are currently.
'Highlighting' does 3 things:
notifies users of data entry errors;
provides warnings that regard possible problems;
draws attention to keywords, commands, high-priority messages, unusual data values.
All columns and rows should have
Labels should be separated from other info by
Laser and ink-jet printers can
print reports that look like the display screen.
High-speed impact printers are faster, but
less user-friendly in appearance.
High-speed impact printers are good for
large batch reports.
'Usability' is an
overall evaluation of how a system performs in supporting a particular user for a particular task.
'Lightweight Graphics' is the
use of small, simple images to allow a Web page to more quickly be displayed.
All forms that request information should
be clearly labeled and provide adequate room for input.
Specific fields requiring specific info must
provide a clear example.
Forms must designate which fields are
optional, required, and which have a range of values.
'Stylesheet-Based HTML' is a
web design approach that separates content from the way in which it is formatted and presented.
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