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As per the official Google announcement, the reasoning behind this change is to try out methods which would complement new password authentication methods. To quote the post Today, you sign in to Google on a page that includes both the ‘email’ and ‘password’ fields on the same page. We’ll be gradually splitting those two fields into separate pages in ...


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Official google explanation aside (as mentioned in the other answer), there is probably another work at play which goes unmentioned - using UX as stick/carrot method to promote desired behavior. Note that if you at any time previously checked the "stay signed in" checkbox, even after logging out of the Gmail the google will remember your username (via ...


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It's because you're using an antipattern Right clicking is typically used to bring up contextual menus. It can be used to do other things, but that will not be intuitive because you have to overcome your users' learned behavior. Right clicking also presents some challenges for systems where there is no right-button on a mouse. You can still use the right ...


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If I understand you right, this is an app for the teacher, to record attendance of students at each lesson. Put yourself into the teacher's shoes (or better, interview a few teachers) and think about the entire process: What is the teacher's motivation? A requirement by the school? The need to factor attendance into grading? You may identify ...


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Observations The difference in performance between touch keyboards and mechanical keyboards is clear and well studied. This paper shows that mechanical keyboards not only perform measurably better in speed and accuracy... ...but are also perceived better by users: Even pressure sensitive keyboards (with slightly more mechanical feel than touchscreens) ...


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Well, first of all, I'd seriously consider using another logic that implements non confusing, semantic URLs. Assuming this is not possible, I'd recommend you to track your user's behavior and see what happens. Nevertheless, the solution for your problem is quite simple: just use htacces to redirect any user that hits somesite.com/event/ to ...


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Power users open links in new tabs and rarely use the Back button, while most users rarely open links in new tabs and rely on the Back button instead. Patrick Dubroy conducted this study for his master’s thesis while working at Mozilla. You can read about the presentation that he gave there and the paper that he wrote for CHI. In describing his ...


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My question is, should I go through with it and after some time examine user behaviour with some analytics tool, with risk of losing potential clients? Or should I give it up and stick to establised layout design? Ask yourself: "Who is your target audience? And will they care enough about how you designed your portfolio to make it worth your time?" First ...


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Userexperiencerocks website illustrate it perfectly like this, no software in sight.


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It might be a good idea to consider easy ways of correcting mistakes in this case. This is a concept taken from the book Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness Make it easy on the users by auto renewing their subscriptions, but also make it easy to cancel subscriptions at any time with no/minimal penalty. The example from the book ...


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I think your beginning is a good way. I recommend you to read a short introduction into user-centered design. First you need to get your user requirements (who does what and why, what is the environment, life cycle, ...). You started already, but in your post the requirements are too generic, too formal - I guess that humans will using the app? If you have ...


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I don't totally understand the difference between old and new here. I do understand that it's not always acceptable to post visual reference of proprietary systems. Here's a shot in the dark: Providing cues In app cues are critical with this kind of change. Providing some form of contextual help when results fall below a reasonable level will go a long ...


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Sharing, inviting and suggesting are all social activities so I'd would start with broad strokes from Social Theory and Activity Theory. In addition you could check studies on marketing and how / why people suggest products to each other (word-of-mouth is known to have an effect on how people review the product, for example). There is one Finnish article ...


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I have not tested this. But, design logic would say yes, inline links should work better on average. Many twitter links have been shortened so it's difficult to tell what the contents of the link are. This creates hesitation for the user because she has to figure out whether to click the link. Users will typically try to figure out what the link ...


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If you're looking for a quick fix, I'd suggest placing the checkbox near the bottom, and providing a help icon that is next to the label to help users understand what the control means. This avoids the awkward splitting of fields between recipients and the personal message, and places the checkbox in the left-aligned visual flow to help the user perceive it ...


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Groundwork first: To streamline the process and increase efficiency you need to do some groundwork first to address the root issues, search mechanics will follow. You can see the below as either as a three step process or separate work streams that you might need to focus on: 1. Focus on the data: You need to assess the quality of your data as this is ...


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Obviously the definitive answer would come from building such a keyboard and doing suitable tests. I don't believe that comparisons between conventional keyboards and either touchscreen or Surface-type touch keyboards are necessarily instructive here, for two reasons: If all the keys other than the spacebar can be distinguished by touch, then the main ...


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As I understand it (correct me if I'm wrong) pressing the upper region of the trackpad will be interpreted as a pressing of a spacebar button on standard keyboards. If a user touches the upper region but doesn't press it then this will be interpreted as a movement on trackpad. I can see a couple of potential issues that would be worth testing and I am sure ...


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WCAG guideline 2.1 (Compliance level A - highest) states: Make all functionality available from a keyboard. If the function of the button and the dropdown trigger is different, users must be able to access both. So first "A" then "B" is the answer. Then comes guideline 2.4.7 which state that each should have its own focus indicator. I think your ...


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If there is no logo at the beginning, you propose the user to Drag&Drop or to upload the image by "Choose file". If there already is a logo, you don't do this, so a user can forget it is possible to do something with the picture. He/she might feel confused thinking it is not allowed to change, if he made a mistake. The offer to delete or change should ...


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This kind of falls into the 'flexibility and efficiency of use' heuristic from Nielsen Norman Group's heuristics. Their definition for this heuristic is: Accelerators -- unseen by the novice user -- may often speed up the interaction for the expert user such that the system can cater to both inexperienced and experienced users. Allow users to tailor ...



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