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UX, UI, and viz designer for FarmLogs.com


Jan
9
comment Datepicker UX showing Quantitative Data
Be wary of the designs below that try to communicate "fullness". In reality, the number of tasks we can usually do in one day varies widely depending on the type of task, the person, unscheduled issues, etc. What if I have five tiny tasks to do? IMO a heat map is actually the better metaphor.
Aug
29
comment Toggle Buttons vs Tabs
Take this page for example. Upvoting and "Add comment" are buttons that don't change much of the view. High-level navigation ("questions", "tags", "users", "badges" at the top of the page) are styled as links. Unfortunately, there aren't any tabs :)
Aug
29
comment Toggle Buttons vs Tabs
I mostly agree! Though if the whole view is changing, I think link or navigation-menu-item styled are best. I like buttons and pills for "actions" or "switches" that might not change the view at all.
Aug
29
comment Toggle Buttons vs Tabs
@Itumac I think we're comparing tabs and buttons (not pills). Here's the bootstrap equivalent (scroll down to "radio") getbootstrap.com/javascript/#buttons
Apr
23
comment UX for a system that converts between units of weight and volume
Thanks for answering! My main concern with this solution is that it puts a large burden on our users. How many people know off the top of their head how many gallons 900 lbs of fertilizer pellets fill? Many users (but not all, obviously) will only ever need to record fertilizer in weight.
Feb
16
comment What control to use to select multiple months?
...why didn't I think of that?
Feb
11
comment All my users are from Afghanistan; or, how to get users to correctly fill out a form
Thanks @MonicaCellio :)
Feb
11
comment What is the reason behind the upper-case-lower-case behaviour of the Apple iOS keyboard?
Just to clarify: it's not that lowercase characters don't become capitalized on iOS, it's that they're already capitalized.
Feb
11
comment Selecting many elements from a long list
If you go with HTML checkboxes, be sure to use <label> tags and set the "for" attribute correctly. This'll increase the size of the click target, and users who have to click 100 times will appreciate it!
Feb
10
comment All my users are from Afghanistan; or, how to get users to correctly fill out a form
You're right Monica, the question is clear--I apologize! However, the original poster links to a form where there is no default option and Afganistan is already selected (hence my confusion).
Feb
10
comment What control to use to select multiple months?
It might not be clear enough how to select March - November instead of November - March (esp. for the colorblind)
Feb
10
comment Is there any research into whether using the word “free” in a call to action button or any offer would enhance conversions
Good question, but someone else's research might not work for your specific case. This is just the kind of thing A/B testing is useful for (see optimizely.com/ab-testing).
Feb
10
comment Why don't most forms have a hover state?
Not sure I understand how Bootstrap/Zurb forms have a "hover state". FWIW however, Google search does use a hover style on non-focused form inputs: google.com/#q=foo
Feb
10
comment Why do mobile video apps encourage taking short videos?
Or: "Less is more."
Feb
10
comment All my users are from Afghanistan; or, how to get users to correctly fill out a form
Monica, any data to support that? I'd hypothesize the opposite--once they are forced to go through the effort of opening the dropdown and choosing an option, they'll spend the time to at least find the correct one. Only testing will tell for sure.
Feb
10
comment All my users are from Afghanistan; or, how to get users to correctly fill out a form
This is trivial to implement and would help considerably (if not completely solve the problem). More upvotes!
Feb
10
comment What control to use to select multiple months?
Good point--hence, "as long as it truly is within a single year." (Pesikar wants to find a way to select "months within a year".) I'm assuming a year is one calendar year... if not, we'll need a different method :)
Feb
8
comment Pixel precision of wireframes?
If you want a "sketchy" style that is clearly low-fidelity, I highly recommend sketching with pen and paper ;)
Feb
7
comment How should text wrap in a code block?
Whoops, I must have overlooked that bit!
Feb
6
comment Is there an elegant way of sharing content that's already in a lightbox?
I've got to admit, I haven't considered the fb authentication process much :) Many users will already be logged in, I think and directing those that aren't to an additional popup is the common pattern. (Lots of popups, I know...) Some sites that handle service auth in modals: chute.github.com/media-chooser developers.filepicker.io/docs/web/#pick and an example of a sharing "popover": dribbble.com/shots/702400-Share-Music-Tooltip