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Well first the button on the front of the iPhone isn't the power button, they place theirs on the side as well. The reason for not putting the power button on the front is that where the users can most easily reach, so that real estate is used for functions that occur more commonly like backward navigation such as the iPhone. Also many other phone ...


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Try reciprocity If you demand an email as barter for a download, people will be more likely to give you their "email address for junk email" or simply to abandon the download. A better approach is to give away the download and THEN ask for the email, with a good reason. You'll get better quality email addresses by doing something nice, first, and then ...


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In order to make users share their e-mail addresses you should show all benefits which users may get after doing so. they can provide you feedback about free feature which they just downloaded and you can improve it based on their needs; they can tell you in which other features/tools they also may be interested ( you can use this in order to build more ...


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If you're offering a free resource, then most savvy user's generally think to themselves "what's the catch?". So it's not a great surprise that with these free resources come with a caveat of signing up to a mailing list or divulging some information, usually your email address. What you need to do is create a balance between asking for not too much in ...


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Place the search box above, right Since the search applies to the list, place the search box and its label at the top of the list, on the right. The magnifying-glass icon is optional. Here are some research-based guidelines for search that back up this answer in a round-about way—these guidelines are for web sites rather than applications. A few other ...


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A vast majority of us are employed in the "selling crap" industry to some extent. We live in a consumer-driven world and our roles a big part of that machine. Business is in the business of making money. And if we're not helping business make money, we're not doing our jobs. That said if you don't support the crap that is being sold, then via your own ...


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There were several versions of BIOS (Basic Input Output Systems) that came on motherboards in the 1990s and 2000s that had an option to choose when to resume. These systems usually had an entry named "Resume From S3", and allowed you to select from several options, such as "any key," "power key," or "wake key." However, in all cases, there were other ...


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I think it's one of those things where you provide an obvious button that everyone could find to wake-up their computer. However, as you mention and probably most people now know is that you can in fact use different triggers to wake up your computer. Perhaps this was added because somebody assumed that this would be the what novice users would do, but than ...


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In the scenario you are proposing (drag and drop items from a long list), several factors must be taken into account. Every factor might present potential hurdles to the user. On screen real estate: is the target easy to reach? Check Fitt's Law. List item size. Unwanted scrolling: when reaching the bottom of the screen, the screen will start scrolling ...


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A quick example of one of the possible problems - Suppose, you have a long list or say a visual from editor where all the sections are not being covered on the screen on current resolution of the system, then it will be difficult for the users to select a particular section and reorder them. Specially, when one will realize or need to scroll the mouse along ...


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If we want to convey that a match will expire then showing timer is ok. The UI looks ok, add some sort functionality in the UI so that it's easier for the user to review data based on a specific set of parameters - by expiring time, by last seen time... etc. That will solve confusion to a greater extent The data should be sorted on the basis of who expires ...


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I think this screen definitely needs a timer on a matchlist because users will be unpleasantly surprised when matches suddenly start to disappear without some sort of time tracker. The problem with the clock is that it is normally associated with hours or precise time (like an alarm clock), and here it represents all kinds of units: days, hours, minutes. I ...


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This is a complex situation and I feel like a lot more info is needed. However, there's a part where an answer can be provided, and it's whether to mix (or not) the times. And the answer is NO. Check your own screen capture: you have 22h, then 14d and even 13m. And according to your description, these times are measuring different actions (one is for a ...


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If we give in to the idea that something is so perfect it can't be improved, it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. Two examples: In medieval times, people believed that everything was already invented and that nothing could be improved. (sorry I don't have a source for that) The sausage joke ...


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I don't accept his premise that these features are the result of conscious & thought-out design decisions. An example of the type of feature he talks about might be a well designed form, that has been handed over to the development team by an IA. It's been thought about, discussed, and maybe even user tested. However when a user gets an error, it may ...


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Stretching reality for Dev's convenience Alan Cooper wrote about the elastic user again, in his book, About Face. The elastic user is a self-serving creation of development teams, and has little to do with the goals, abilities, and contexts of real users. From Chapter 3, page 65, of the 4th edition of About Face, Cooper describes a development team ...


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I would copy the idea of having IOS tab styled buttons in a horizontal row so user can scan easily from left to right. So if you put the buttons in horizontal row like i have shown, user eyes need to scan the row only once...In case of dropdown or vertical layout...User eyes fixations are a lot more so difficult to find the right button... Put the most ...


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It all depends on who your end user is in the water bottle market. If you make your water bottle a different shape such as this: It may look cool a stand out from its competitors but loses functionality. Could you imagine trying to go on a run and carrying one of these or putting it your bottle holder in your backpack on a hike? Same goes for longer ...


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If you have space issues, you can always use dropdowns, like this (closed and open states): This works as a select element or a Jquery selector or whatever. Alternatively, you can make the options radio or checkbox input (the latter if options are multiple). This way, you can save space and the element has an expected affordance most users will recognize ...


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Use Radio Buttons Here is an example that may seem more aesthetically appealing and fits your requirements. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Here are the Cons to the above design There are now 2 click actions instead of 1 It is slightly more difficult to mentally associate the radio buttons to the "Add" action ...


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You could try showing only a link/button at first. Clicking on it will show the members input and move the focus on it. (somewhat related, you could allow users to add multiple members at once by separating them with a comma)


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I think it's a question of marking the required and optional fields better. Also: the title 'members' needs to be phrased 'add members' since this is what the user will be doing. here's a comp:


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Disclaimer: I'm about to be a senior pursuing an undergraduate degree in computer engineering. Here's my take. It's never a bad move to earn a CS degree. However, you will spend a large amount of time not doing what you actually want to do. You will be required to take classes on computer architecture, operating systems, logic design, etc which have nothing ...


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You could. A lot of great designers were once (or still are) developers. Two come hand in hand in my opinion, because both look at very small details and how it affects the application as a whole. Both fields are very logical and research driven. But consider this however: Studying about development and being a coder, you will be more geared towards the ...


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You could go a long way with two simple changes; 1 - reduce the whitespace in the menu area, similar to how it shrinks in the mobile version. One way to do this is to use percentage based measurements for the whitespace. 2 - make the image scale sooner. Right now the product photo starts scaling when the screen hits about 680 pixels width. at 700 pixels ...


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You are asking for an exhaustive classification of typefaces into a taxonomy based on all sorts of variables. Alas, it doesn't exist--mainly because it's not really possible. Typefaces just don't fit into simple classifications easily. There's just too much subjectivity and, ultimately, context that will play a part in most of these factors. I think the ...


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I think Fontbook should suit your requirements. It covers nearly 37,000 typefaces and every typeface has details about era, foundry, usage, designer, library, release date, number of sub families, font weights, glyphs per font, and trademark. It's a really well organized app. More about the app here.


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I have some paper font catalogs which could be used as such (eg. Creative Type ) , but also you can find such online, eg. http://www.100besttypefaces.com Also, both MyFonts.com and Fonts.com, but even FontShop tries to provide such information next to their typefaces.



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