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Aug
8
comment Is the alt attribute on navigation sufficient for section 508 compliance?
The alt should communicate the same information as its associated element - so it's not accurate to say "That alt attribute is meant to literally replicate the image-based text". The Login example is a case where a one-to-one correspondence is likely sufficient, but not all instances of elements that require alt text are as neat as this. Such an approach will fail an audit.
Aug
5
comment How to represent optional fields?
+1. We do this on a number of forms and users have not had trouble working with them. Csongor mentions users being more used to seeing the asterisk, and they probably are, but if the form is cleanly designed and the inline directions are clearly stated and placed, it works.
Aug
5
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Aug
3
revised How could I handle product returns through this interface?
turned it into a question
Aug
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
2
revised Do I have the skills for UX?
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Aug
2
comment Do I have the skills for UX?
No no - wait it out. We have a lot of experienced folks on the board and I'm sure you'll get more info/different takes from some of them. You may even find - as impossible as it may seem - that someone else posts something even more brilliant. :P
Aug
2
answered Do I have the skills for UX?
Aug
2
comment Has Captcha become common knowledge?
Good points, Daniel. I would drop the word CAPTCHA altogether, and just use inline text, "Are you human?" etc.
Jul
29
comment Difference between Requirements Engineering and Usability Engineering
@ Roger. Just a word of caution - dividing it like that in some settings will a. get you nowhere, and b. be seen as a semantic distraction. If it works in a setting, that's awesome and very desirable, but it wont fly in many settings.
Jul
29
revised Difference between Requirements Engineering and Usability Engineering
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Jul
29
answered Difference between Requirements Engineering and Usability Engineering
Jul
28
answered What is the value of interface layout and its impact on the overall user experience?
Jul
26
comment What is the best way to get users to discover and learn keyboard shortcuts
Sounds fair. But it's worth noting that users must be provided with a way to turn off this sort of feedback.
Jul
25
comment Appropriate icon for “change”
Are the users changing something (editing) or are they coming back to something that has changed since they last saw it?
Jul
25
comment What do you wish you had known before your first ever user evaluation workshop?
Do with the data... you mean, there's a purpose to testing beyond giving the directors a pretty report? Well, crikey.
Jul
25
comment What do you wish you had known before your first ever user evaluation workshop?
Yep. Observing is a skill. +1
Jul
25
answered What do you wish you had known before your first ever user evaluation workshop?
Jul
19
comment Senior Usability and Navigation
@Alex. The actual response to your question is too long for a simple comment, but in short, research performed 10 years ago would fall into the category of a secondary reference. JK says "three years" and that's about a standard timeframe for what would be considered "current" in many domains.
Jul
19
comment Plus icon for new tab not working in user testing. Anomaly or actually confusing for users…
Icon + word = the best of both worlds. +1