After getting locked out of my account for typing in my password incorrectly several times in a row, I realized that the password I chose is too prone to typos and has resulted in locked accounts. It ...
In browsing the site today, I came across a question about doors somewhat related to something I’ve been wondering for a LONG LONG time: Why don’t we remove all door handles and let doors open both ...
As far as I know, in US, grip-and-turn style door knobs are still the most popular, as opposed to lever-style handles, which dominate in the rest of the world. Is there some UX advantage to door ...
The touch screen is a radical change in the control of machines. For centuries, machines were operated by physical buttons. Perhaps the most important aspect of user experience for a physical device ...
Is it with their left hand, using its thumb to tap UI elements? Or do they use their right hand like right-handed people? Is there any research into this matter with published numbers?
Normally I use a wireless keyboard without a number pad and a mouse right next to it. Having started a new job, I was finding my right arm somewhat more sore. This was confusing until I realized: ...
What is the benefit of "twisty bottom" ballpoint pens over "clicky tops"? Since they take two hands to activate while clickable versions only use one they do not seem to be better designed. Is it ...
Earlier I've asked similar question at StackOverflow and was ruthless downvoted. Yet I believe it to be absolutely viable and useful. At least for me as a software developer. There are many holy war ...
On a typical keyboard, why is the 0 in the number row next to the 9 instead of the 1? This seems like a question which should have a straight-forward answer, but the only one I could find is this ...
For some reason I need to print a big array of data (2D) retrieved from the DB. There is so many column that the array go over the screen width. So I wonder if there is any tricks to show this kind ...
If a user is entering text at a keyboard, then is forced to use their mouse for something (e.g. clicking a button in a modal dialog), what are the time and cognitive costs of that? Similarly, when ...
I am surprised about the trend to make arrow keys half-sized and crammed right next to each other in recent laptops: These are the same keys that stand completely isolated on the conventional ...
I'm asked to deliver a website ergonomics analysis, and would like to get to know how you do it? And what tools do you use to analyze the page itself? I usually use 3M Vas to analyze a page, but I'm ...