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Why circular icons/elements in user interface element become so popular? [closed]

I've been in a research team that aim to analyse the current web trend, and went out that circular, flat and faded are the main trends nowadays. Are they really improve usability? In particular the ...
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5answers
2k views

why are circular buttons in software/websites so rarely used?

Why are circular buttons in software/websites so rarely used? Is it purely convention or are there usability reasons behind this?
22
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6answers
855 views

Are increase and decrease arrows redundant on scrollbars?

Surely these days users are either using touch devices to scroll with gestures or are dragging the thumb of the scrollbar or clicking inside the track. Would it be a bad idea to remove the arrow ...
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6answers
3k views

Have the attitude changed the last ten years on horizontal scrolling on web sites?

Often cited usability guru Jakob Nielsen wrote the article “Top Ten Web-Design Mistakes in 2002” and placed on no 3 Horizontal Scrolling as a Web Design mistake with the motivation: Users hate ...
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4answers
298 views

Do users need multiple ways to sort through good content?

Many websites allow users to find good content through a plethora of metrics. From my quick scan of some big websites, I found these metrics to be most common: Popular Trending Most discussed Most ...