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Here is a really nice talk about animations in GUI design of Marcus Eckert @push-conference. "Getting from A to B - The Art of Interpolation" by Marcus Eckert at push.conference 2014 He describes in there the importance of easing, especially when to use which easing. So e.g. how to remove a big/heavy object on/off the screen, how "big/heavy" is defined in ...


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Visually, the tapering form of an arrow also justifies its use to indicate direction since the visual asymmetry interests and guides the viewer's gaze along itself. The biggest thing in common between arrows represented like this →, ▶, ➢, or much more abstract shapes is the taper. Why does the human eye naturally respond to this particular asymmetry/taper by ...


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What are the reason arrows are interpreted as direction? Is this a cultural thing or is there something profoundly intuitive to it? I think it’s actually both so the answer is two fold: Arrow - Intuitiveness Intuitiveness is directly linked to affordance or rather perceived affordance. Norman thus defines an affordance as something of both ...


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The Android example you provide shows 'spatial inconsistency' relative to the device edges, but spatial consistency relative to the content: the 'clear all notifications' icon is always in the same place relative to the list of notifications. The choice the UX designers made here was not between 'icon always in the same place' and 'icon always in a ...


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I personally find Lightroom's undo behavior maddening. I may make a couple changes to an image then flip back and forth between two images to see how that changes feels against a similar image. Undo in this case is broken — it undoes my changing images, not my image edits. I believe they came up with this undo behavior to manage a specific case: if I make ...


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Ethics and UX are on the same side. It's kind of a non-issue. Because the objective of UX, always serves the interests of the users. The point where UI starts to confuse users and tricks them into pressing something they wouldn't have pressed otherwise, then the UX has failed on that application. And yes, you should step in. As a UX practitioner you might ...


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I'd say Ethics and UX are orthogonal. You can choose to be ethical or unethical in applying your UX skills. Ethics are domain dependent. Medical systems have different ethical priorities than commerce systems. If you want to be ethical (or unethical) you need to understand the ethics of the domain. I think the domain experts should have the final say on ...



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