Some of the applications have options with cryptic names, particularly to new users (ie., within Motion Lighting, the controls "Buttons to turn on lights" and "Button to enable turning on/off" and "Buttons to toggle on/off" seem very similar). The on-line help is essential in understanding the difference between these settings.
The text describing an individual option within an application in the on-line help is generally very short, and would be ideal to display within the HE application itself. This display could be done in several ways:
- Hover-over: (+) unobtrusive, (+) minimal changes needed to HE web code; (-) cannot be seen on-screen after hovering, (-) user cannot display help text from multiple options simultaneously.
- Side-bar: when enabled (ie;, clicking on "Context Help" within an application), a vertical side-bar (split screen) would be enabled, with help text corresponding to the adjacent application option. (+) easier for users to understand the different options in context, (-) greater UI changes.