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Jan
22
comment Are you sure you want to answer this question?
Have to say I've always hated "don't show me this again" checkboxes, and in my 2-and-a-bit decades of doing UI design for a living I've never included one. So far, nobody's complained :)
Sep
22
comment Does confirmation dialog need a close ('X') button?
If the user is in a hurry, they're unlikely to want to target and click on the smallest button on the page -- the 'X' button. They'll more likely click the bigger 'Cancel' button, or just press Escape.
Sep
22
comment Does confirmation dialog need a close ('X') button?
Slightly tangential, but this is not a good example of a confirmation dialog. Buttons should generally have active verbs that match the message, so in this case, "Delete" and "Cancel". Buttons that just say "Yes", "No", "OK", "Cancel" lead to mis-clicks, due to people's laziness in reading the messages to which they refer.
Sep
21
comment What is considered better UX - have tooltips on important features or provide a tour
Haven't looked for research, but they're obviously not mutually exclusive. You'll likely want to provide tooltips regardless, not least because you'll pretty much need to write them anyway to make your page accessible.
Sep
9
comment How do you decide whether you should show a success message or not?
This is what Donald Norman calls the gulf of evaluation: can a user tell whether their action had the desired effect? If they can, an additional message is usually unnecessary, unless it offers additional information such as how to undo the action. If they can't, then you'll want to consider how to fix that, with a message or some other indicator.
Sep
1
comment On adding fake delay, to, network delays
However, users typically care neither for the developer, nor for the business.
Aug
31
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Aug
14
comment Best way to enter/display relative time in a text box
Yes, localisation is a potential issue. However, many email applications and file managers use a similar UI for searching for files and emails, and are available in many different languages. So I presume they've managed to overcome those issues somehow...
Aug
14
revised Best way to enter/display relative time in a text box
Fixed wording
Aug
14
answered Best way to enter/display relative time in a text box
May
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Feb
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Sep
21
answered Job application. Design without background information?!
Aug
31
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Jul
6
comment should I ask for a phone number even though it is not required?
If you do ask, you should also be sure you are complying with the relevant data protection regulations. Storing personal information that is not required for the service the user has signed up for may constitute a breach in some jurisdictions.
Jan
31
comment Why do credit card forms ask for Visa, MasterCard, etc.?
This, I think, is the most convincing UX reason. By forcing the user to select card type first, also reduces the risk of pulling the wrong card out your wallet and charging something to it by mistake.
Nov
13
comment Is Repeating a Word in a Navigation Panel Bad?
The swatches could, of course, have tooltips. Slightly more inconvenient for colour-blind users, but how much more so is something you'd probably want to test with some -- luckily they're not all that hard to find.
Nov
8
answered What's a healthy relationship with your web developers?
Oct
3
comment Preventing users from closing browser tab. Bad idea?
But would it not have been a better experience if the better plan had been suggested to you in the first place?
Aug
31
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