The current boolean diagram constant is potentially confusing and too elaborate.
Confusing, because it almost looks like a toggle switch, so the new user might click on the right half, expecing an unconditional FALSE. However, there are no active areas, and an inversion of the current value occurs no matter where we click.
Too elaborate. All we need to see is the current value! Why do we need to see the "other" value greyed out??? We can guess that by simple elimination. 😉 There is too much redundant information, wasting twice as much diagram space than actually needed to display relevant information. The current design also makes e.g. 2D boolean diagram constant very confusing. Have a look at the image. Can you immediately tell that the 2D array on the left is only true on the diagonal? (I did not think so!). Now look at the suggestion on the right. Ahh... much better! 😄
The boolean diagram constant should be smaller, simpler, and cleaner.
The image shows the current design on the left and the suggested design on the right.
What a difference in clarity and economy!!
Message Edited by altenbach on 07-03-2009 02:39 PM