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Practical origins defined our tastes When car finishes became shiny (because they weren't always) [1,2] due to the availability of the required technology and paint materials, it was mostly for practical purposes - cost effectiveness, weather resistance, rain run-off, aerodynamics, ease of cleaning. Consumers found the attention-grabbing gleam of a shiny ...


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Recently I developed a software in the nuclear energy domain, which was completely new to me. I hope you'll find some advice helpful: Learn the Basics. You need to know the basics. Visualize the entities, their attributes and relationships, and actions. You'll see a big picture and some logic soon. Make a Glossary. Professionals use terms and ...


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In software, what you are describing is generally know as a 'nag screen' - a popup or interstitial screen that the user has to dismiss in order to use the content. The only warning I would add is that you will be walking a fine line between encouraging your users to purchase the full content and annoying them to the point where they abandon the product. ...


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I suspect this is partly function of utilitarian materials choice, as well as customer choice. Customers have certainly pulled car colour choices down to a narrow range of gloss or metallic colours. Cars are painted metal surfaces that are required to withstand weathering, power-washing, minor abrasions and so on. However, they're not usually handled. The ...


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From my experience, my advice is that if you want to remain in the aeronautics domain, to learn about the domain e.g. attend some fast-track courses, spend sometime with the experts etc. This will make you even more effective and invaluable to your team.


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Do follow the conventions. I have heard this from many service providers voice answering machines: To go back to main manu, press 0. # is used after dailing the number. Please enter you pass-code and press # * is used for many messaging service like the one you mentioned in your question *123.


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I'm pretty sure that has to do with the side of the road you drive on. You didn't specify which Asian countries, but as a quick test I looked at Chinese car interiors (wheel on left) and Japanese ones (wheel on right), and that conforms to right/left side of the road. Red = Right on road, Blue = Left on road. Via wikipedia. The question then becomes: 'why ...


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You can use 7 bars for a week because that makes sense (7 days in a week). You cannot use 7 bars to represent a month because that does not make any sense (you recognised that). As a suggestion, look at this a different way. Think about changing the granularity as you move further way from the current period, e.g. Weekly View - 7 days in a week (7 bars) ...


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Yes! The buttons have to be close to each other and vertically center aligned. And move the settings icon to header. Here's a quick edit - EDIT: Also the 'What would you like to do' text should behave as a title in the page, so, keep it above the buttons in a little large font.


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There are a lot of "how to force the user to" answers - show the users some respect instead :) Make sure it's no possible way to automate the process, auto search for the VAT, add auto completion, user public VAT search sources. Whatever the system can do to help the user in the process. If no VAT is found, apologize and ask for help politely, add a phone ...


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There's too many elements and components in your question to be able to answer fully, so I'll just address the one about learning UX in your spare time. Short answer: Talk to people, listen to people, observe people whenever you get a chance, and find out what it is that makes them 'tick' (both in a good and bad way). Long answer: I think transitioning ...


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There are also hotels with room 41 or 42. The reason is usually because there might be 10 or more rooms per floor. Thus 2 digits are needed for the room number (from 01 to nn where nn is the number of rooms per floor) and one (or more) for the floor. Room 13 would be at the bottom floor. Room 1120 is the 20th room of the 11th floor.


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If fast response time is paramount, you won't have time for a triage step to filter out bad reports. Accountability/auditability is your only other choice to limit false alarms. Patrons who cry "wolf" will eventually need consequences, but maybe they can be identified other ways (cameras, door access records, computer logon records, etc.) The good news ...


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What is the ideal scenario for test and save buttons? Another way of approaching this is instead of having two separate buttons for 'test' and 'save', is to incorporate the test connection into the save functionality. This way it becomes more of a validation process (the system prevents you from failing) rather than putting the burden on the user to ensure ...


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Perhaps because cars were primarily designed to sit within & not to look at from outside and at close quarters. If they dazzled another car user on the road, well that was collateral damage. (Even in cars the internal trim is unpainted & matte not glossy.A car with glossily painted interiors would be crazy distracting to travel in I expect) Devices ...


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I believe one reason might be that shiny surface will reflect the light, making it hard for the user to see the screen. while a dull finish like matte won't reflect the light so much. In terms of taste and trends, i think the mobile phone industry has gone past the 'shiny and new' trend towards a giving phones a sturdy feel.


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This question comes up quite often. The bottom line is if your are designing for someone, you must understand who that someone is, why they will be using this software, and what are their goals. In many cases that will involve learning some aspects of the domain. I design complex enterprise software used by banks, and learning about the domain was critical. ...


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This pattern is definitely not good. It increases user's cognitive load which might end up users saying: 'I don't know how to select multiple messages', and leaving your website; assuming you don't have that feature at all. Because the number of curious/tech savvy users on web is a lot less compared to the ones who just visit web to complete their tasks and ...


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As a starting point for you I can help answer the following part of your question: I am curious as to whether there have been studies of elevator dispatch algorithms combined with human behaviour to optimize such systems According to Cortés, Larrañeta and Onieva (of Seville University), researching elevator systems is only a fairly recent phenomenon: ...


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As a general practice searchable Dropdowns are used when there are a lot of Dropdown options or the Options are Categorized. It makes it easier to search and select the Option required. Whereas simple dropdowns can be used when the options are very few like 3-5. Another thing to consider is the Context of the user, typeahead in dropdown menus are good if ...


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I'll answer your sub-questions below and I'll give examples related to your question Examples: Do you ever experience that you've get curious on a Facebook video (for example) that has many likes/shares/views and then clicked on it to figure it out why? Imagine a Youtube video without a views count or a like and dislike result I'm really sure that a user ...


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This is not clear in Material, kind of a grey zone. While you won't find any text edition example on a dialog, you will find other kind of forms in dialogs, specially on the Confirmation Dialogs sub-section. You'll notice there are all kind of form controls in dialogs, exception made of... text fields. However, read this (bold font added to show you the ...


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One way to encourage people to follow your social media is to have contents that fit your user groups. Content strategy is always heart of social media. Most of people would follow BuzzFeed on Facebook because they have great amazing feeds. They know who their audiences are. You might try to have a free content or contest or webinars on your Facebook and ...


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You could add a countdown timer - i've seen it on some websites, or a captcha, or do something else annoying like reduce video quality. However, these just discourage people from using your app (as do ads), and your number one problem will be getting people to use it, not making it uncomfortable enough for them to pay for an upgrade. Your question is ...


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History and origin In the late 1700s, however, teamsters in France and the United States began hauling farm products in big wagons pulled by several pairs of horses. These wagons had no driver’s seat; instead the driver sat on the left rear horse, so he could keep his right arm free to lash the team. Since he was sitting on the left, he ...


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It is simply that countries where you drive on the right side of the road the driver will be positioned on left side of the car. Countries where you drive on the left side of the road the driver will be on the right. In effect this means that in countries with right-hand traffic, the driver and the vehicle controls would normally be located on the ...


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Short answer: My experience has been that non-profits tend to make more 'noise' about UX (after all, they are doing it for the 'poor' and the 'suffering'), but it seems that corporates do more about it because they have more resources at their disposal compared to non-profits in general. That is to say, the ratio of 'noise' to action seems to be higher in ...


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There are certainly differences in non-profit and for-profit organizations, and their management, that may change the ultimate product, but your job shouldn't be terribly different. The organization will have a goal that needs to be met in relationship to their public. This is not necessarily the same, although likely also not all that different, than what ...


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One difference is that you may actually be able to focus on UX when often traditional businesses can not. A lot of times UX is put on the back burner for companies because profit is more important. Interface decisions will be prioritized by conversion rate before usability is taken into account. Leads, specials, and other various marketing centric ...



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