Degrees of Freedom

Visual Design Components

A component of the original timetable Why only one stop is listed is unclear - perhaps to indicate the route used. In terms of information, the origin and destination are essential, but the route may be indicated in other ways. There is latitude for the repositioning of this component.

A component of the original timetable While this component must appear, there is significant latitude for repositioning.

A component of the original timetable The purpose(s) of this component is unknown. It probably identifies the document for printing and organisational purposes.  It is unknown whether or not this may be repositioned.

A component of the original timetable Depending on redesign, There is significant latitude for the repositioning of these components.
 
A component of the original timetable There is latitude for re-positioning, but times must be clearly associated with days and are strongly bound.

A component of the original timetable This information is bound to times, although they may be expressed in relative rather than absolute terms. need to be associated with times. Parenthesis are not essential.

A component of the original timetableMay be changed.

A component of the original timetableIt is desireable to make exception unnecessary. There may be latitude to do this.
 
A component of the original timetableThe notion of departing is essential. Some of the abbreviations used in the original document are poor.

A component of the original timetableThis information is essential, but could be derived rather than explicitly stated (relative rather than absolute).

A component of the original timetable It is desireable to make exception unnecessary. There may be latitude to do this.

A component of the original timetable May be re-positioned.


Ted Leath - last modified October 11th, 1998