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awarded  Notable Question
Jul
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comment At what stage in a project would hiring a UX contractor provide the most value?
@MichaelLai - We ended up hiring someone who had a background of some web designer, some UX, and some UI development, with a title of web developer. There were enough delays that it's too soon to know how it worked out. The answers were nice but presumed (as did my question, so quite reasonably so) someone with more control over who got hired than I actually had. Possibly someone with more budget - I doubt many small projects have a pure UX person.
Apr
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answered Display comments order - best practice
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awarded  Popular Question
Feb
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comment How can users be prevented from pouring water into the bean compartment of a coffee machine?
Overflow would be a big problem
Dec
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awarded  Critic
Dec
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awarded  Yearling
Oct
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comment Why do Microwave oven UIs fail?
@BryanOakley Since you asked, I set microwaves to the second, if I cook the same food a lot I adjust based on past results, down to one second increments. It probably has little effect but it takes the same amount time to hit any 2 buttons, so why not?
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awarded  Commentator
Sep
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comment Should “Like us on Facebook” be a required field on a form?
I would go trash the company on facebook, and cancel any accounts I had with that company, so there's that possible reaction to consider as well.
Aug
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comment Most intuitive zoom gesture that isn't tap-to-zoom/pinch-to-zoom?
You should have just filed your patent.
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awarded  Necromancer
Jul
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comment Why don't users want to see adverts relating to products/services they might be interested in?
@BenBrocka - I think "Shell Shocker Deals" alone fully answers the OP. Nobody look at Ben's link, it hurts.
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awarded  Caucus
Jun
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comment Air keyboard - does it exist?
Nice image. But since you are not limited to a physical keyboard those things are probably solvable in a way that leverages people's typing skills, even if it isn't 100% the same. (e.g. some gesture toggles a special keys mode). My theory is that in the future most people will use voice but people who are doing a lot of computer interaction will use air keyboards for mobile devices or when they don't want to sit at a desk. Not that this device is that good yet).
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awarded  Self-Learner
May
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comment Air keyboard - does it exist?
My hope is the software will know which key users are pressing by which finger they move in what direction. So they don't have to "hit" anything or aim at anything. So the need for feedback is greatly lessened, I hope. Assuming it doesn't "type" when you scratch your nose, for example.
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awarded  Teacher
May
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accepted Air keyboard - does it exist?
May
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answered Air keyboard - does it exist?