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Improving the UX of Clippy

Some 10 years ago, Microsoft tried to introduce a personal assistant for his Office suite, Clippy, in order to help their users discover new features. Even if there seem to be people that like it (MS ...
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How can I use gamification to encourage people to complete mundane but required tasks?

I am looking for ways to improve the likelihood people will perform mundane but required tasks. I am looking into gamification techniques. One of the tasks for my organisation is to complete required ...
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How does providing feedback influence quiz performance?

Working on the design of an online quiz tool, I'm considering what would be the best way to give feedback to the users. It's about multiple choice tests used for knowledge testing of health care ...
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Does hiding generic navigation elements improve readabilty?

I'm working on an application for studying a course. Users will use it to augment their learning, and will read course information, as well as do some tests, etc. The current design has a left-column ...
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Seeking info about the theory of patterns and pattern language [closed]

My PhD studies are about patterns and educational learning software. I want to write about what I personally call the «theory of patterns», from «what is a pattern» to «why did I choose this type of ...
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Best type of UX for a asking visitors on a site a question?

I am trying to design a UX that allows random visitors on a website to quickly give us information about what books they/their child are reading in school. The site itself is a company that provides ...
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Fixed height web pages and e-learning

We are developing some e-learning materials and I am having discussions regarding a fixed height "wrapper". I strongly disagree with the idea of fixed height, it goes against so many UX principles. ...