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Jul
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answered What to call a 'multi-valued string attribute' for the end user?
Jun
24
comment Visualising assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses - together
Yeah, I'm aware of the problem with 2D-ifying a 1D number. :/ Using bar charts sounds simple, but it's not really that obvious how you combine say assets (a fixed number) with revenues (a recurring number) in the same graph without causing confusion. That and the scales of the two can be very different.
Jun
23
asked Visualising assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses - together
Jun
17
answered What are some compelling reasons to disallow spaces in usernames?
Jun
9
comment How can we communicate the ability to use the same login credentials across multiple sites?
I have no idea how you could interpret my comment that way.
Apr
29
comment “I agree” check box or buttons
With this kind of thing I always have to ask: "what's the point of the I Do Not Agree" button. No one ever clicks it. You don't want them to click it. Its only existence is to demonstrate to someone else that there was a different button that they could have clicked and chose not to. People have no problem bailing out of a sign-up process they don't agree with (just stick too many questions in a form and see what happens!) The whole thing is just a legal dance.
Apr
22
comment How to convey: “don't move until the task is done!”
Gusdor "It is an item the user has in their possession. It is reasonable to assume that they know how to use it. " - that's just not true. Our local public transport system is much like the one described, and usability has been a huge issue.
Apr
8
comment Why do some websites (including Google) trim whitespaces in passwords?
Not only that, if it became a common method of creating passwords, then attacks can design around it. You have an alphabet consisting of digraphs, with appropriate distributions and likely co-occurrences (eg, "st" is common, "zg" is not, "th" + "is" is fairly likely...)
Apr
8
comment Why do some websites (including Google) trim whitespaces in passwords?
Kind of OT, but it could theoretically work if you add so many spaces that the thing becomes too long too remember: "__p____a__s_____s___W...oh I give up". No, it's implausible really.
Apr
1
comment How to display duration (HH:MM) so it isn't confused with clock time
How about subdividing the boxes with a faint grey line, so it looks sort of like 4 | 00. You just want to make it slightly different from the very familiar 4:00. Optionally add small headers, h|m || h|m || h|m...
Mar
25
comment Why not show password criteria on login screen?
If for some reason I knew your password to stack exchange was "stack%Dodge1bullet" how hard is it for me to guess your password to Facebook?
Mar
17
comment Should “Deletion successful” confirmation be red, or green?
Blue with a thumbs-down or X icon.
Feb
19
comment What is your UX strategy when your users want opposite things?
I think maybe what's really going on in this example isn't two distinct sets of needs, but the fact that you have existing users who don't like the change being imposed. That's a whole different kind of pyschology to manage.
Feb
11
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Feb
11
accepted What visual metaphor is this checkbox trying to achieve?
Feb
11
comment What visual metaphor is this checkbox trying to achieve?
Thanks very much. (Eww, inconsistent spelling of "backup"/"back up")
Feb
11
comment What visual metaphor is this checkbox trying to achieve?
Ah, do you have an example of Microsoft's version? (I don't have access to a Windows machine). Maybe they've just copied it and gone wrong.
Feb
11
comment What visual metaphor is this checkbox trying to achieve?
This has always been a web application, and has been around for a few years.
Feb
11
revised What visual metaphor is this checkbox trying to achieve?
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Feb
11
comment “Device in use” phrasing
What do you mean by "being used", and can you give some examples of your current GUI text?