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What problem are you solving with this? This seems like a developer's solution to a problem they think exists. Let's actually look at how users use pages. They want to go to: a specific page the first page the last page a specific item held within one of the pages going to the next or previous page (oops, forgot that, thanks 3nafish) Jumping 10 pages ...


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If you really want to provide a possibility to choose any page from even 3000, there is an old soulution from karaboz. The idea is to make a page choosing like a scroll bar. For example, how it looks for 50 pages: You can move the scroll pointer (gray) very fast to reach a group of pages you really need at this momet. The orange marker - page wich is ...


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Except for few edge cases, I think pagination itself is a bad idea. How would a user know that there is an interesting cat picture in post 3 of page 1534? They don't. Users requiring to access a specific page is a non-existing requirement. What users want is to skip those noisy posts ("Great post", "WOW", "LOL", "Thanks"), and (hopefully) get to that cat ...


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This is an issue of scaling, which is a common problem in data visualisation :) Your Y axis has data (page numbers), and ideally you would want to display all of it at once - but that won't fit, so you scale it. We scale by log(10) usually, because it is one of the easiest transformations for people to conceptualise - but you could go by any scaling ...


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I think it stops after the cool factor. It's one of those "just because you can, doesn't mean you should" type of situations. It's best to follow what's conventional. Jumping ten steps forward or backwards is most common (after moving one, of course). I would think the next large number to move through multiple pages would be a common number we jump to in ...


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For me have all those terms slightly different meaning... Avatar is something, what I use on website, where my nick is "UX Fanatic" - my profile could be important and have valuable info, but it's not linked to my real name (like some community forum for example). I am expecting that avatar will not contain my actual face, but some movie star / abstract art ...


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I also feel that the user needs to be able to reach the page that he wants to with the least possible number of steps. fibonacci numbers are cool but the least possible number of steps is by getting the number of the page that the user wants and jump there. If I know that something is in page 1512, I'd rather do that than play binary search with ...


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It's an interesting idea, but the use of the Fibonacci sequence seems fairly arbitrary. With the assumption that the user wants to find a specific item that is positioned uniformly across the pages, and they know about the rank order of the item, the most efficient algorithm would be a binary search algorithm. So, it would be more suitable to use the ...


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That may be a good idea if you assume that a user want to move to pages, possibly jumping. But still, it does not have to be a Fibonacci sequence. You can have a logarithmic scale of any base. But actually in the first place, I don't think any buttons of the kind other than "previous" and "next" (or equivalents) would make any sense. If users had a ...


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Taking a page from the our usual video player, a 'fast-forward' and 'fast-rewind' button can be added for faster navigation through the pages. But Fibonacci? Doesn't make any sense to me.


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I found this particularly insightful : http://www.colormatters.com/color-symbolism/global-color-survey. After taking the survey, the results were as follows. Over 130,000 people from all points on the globe took the survey. Here are the results: Happy - Yellow Pure - White Good Luck - Green Good-tasting - Red (tomato) Dignity - Dark Blue High Technology ...


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When clients say they want to transmit something, I normally ask them for examples of what products, logos or slogans they have in mind at that time. My idea of luxurous may not be exactly the same of my client, so through examples and exploring more of their public I can have more of those informations. Maybe people from one country think golden colors ...


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I can't really offer any expertise, per-se, but I can tell you that my brain immediately wrapped around your Ring design while the Stair design took a bit of analysis. You don't always wanna play to the simpletons, but the simplicity of the Ring design makes it the superior choice in my mind. EDIT :: Also, the Ring design lends itself more readily to users ...


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You might consider using a drop-down menu (AKA a pop-up menu). This gives a quick indication of the size of the result-set, as well as allowing the user to jump to the first, last, and any interim page, with reasonable ease. This is from http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/browse/clothing/mens-clothing In user testing, I found the most important thing was ...


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An interesting idea for sure, but if you plan to have hundreds or thousands of pages, browsing through all of them will probably be an unpleasant experience regardless. The cynic in me believes the creator's use case was showcasing the ability to solve a common programming challenge in writing an algorithm that prints the Fibonacci sequence.


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With the currently widespread use of touchscreen devices like smartphones or tablets, a hover element is not really user-friendly, since touchscreens cannot really show hover elements. In this case, there is a good alternative: energy labels in Europe have a letter(+(+(+))) indication that is easy to display in a small box and is clear to the average user ...


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Following on from other posters I think a matrix applied at a role or application level would be the most appropriate way to create a single system for assigning type/importance to individual messages. I think you could develop a matrix that specifies colour and icon usage for each level: As others have mentioned these levels need to be applied at a role ...


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Communicating with users is an important feature in any application on any platform, so this is something that needs to be done right or it can have detrimental effects to the UX of the entire application. Some preamble: In the early days of the Web, content was static and hand-coded. Server-side involvement was minimal and the possibility for errors ...


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I'm not sure why, but this is one of the only meaningful discussions I can find for this. My take on this is that the app-centric approach is a symptom of efforts to lock users into a company's ecosystem. The app-centric framework makes it difficult to take content to a different platform, therby



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