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Jul
24
comment “Do Not Disturb” tags in hotels, how can they be improved?
Good points....
Jul
24
answered Why do some cars only have a physical lock on the driver side?
Jul
24
answered “Do Not Disturb” tags in hotels, how can they be improved?
Jul
15
comment Alternatives to “Like”, “+1”, “Bookmark”, and “Favorite”?
Star seems like the obvious choice. It's used in Chrome, GitHub, Gmail, probably lots of other places.
Jul
11
awarded  Yearling
Jul
8
comment Why don’t we remove door handles and let doors open both ways (inwards, outwards)?
Ok, so dumb question: why do restaurant kitchens even have doors?
Jul
8
answered Visual feedback of “no new data” after pull-to-refresh
May
22
revised Showing which direction a value should go towards
added 674 characters in body
May
21
answered Showing which direction a value should go towards
May
21
comment Credits or Money?
As a user, I'm very distrustful of any attempt to use "credits" instead of dollars. I assume it means the company will do something shady in the future, devaluing them.
Apr
9
comment Why does the close (cross) button in Windows gets special attention?
Sorry, but that's not a great explanation. Close, minimise and maximise all basically work the same way: Windows sends a signal and the app responds, hopefully by doing the conventional thing. And the "red for danger" thing is just a wild guess - no other mainstream window managers do it, nor did Windows prior to Vista.
Apr
2
comment When should a top bar be fixed?
Another option I've seen a few times is a bar that disappears when you scroll down, but reappears whenever you scroll upwards (even if you're still very far down from the top of the page).
Mar
4
comment Designing for Perpetual Beginners
Good points. By shapes, I probably should have said "layout" - I mean, using visual relationships to communicate stuff. But yeah. Maybe the point is just, "given low user engagement and little opportunity to learn your site, then put much more emphasis on intuitive usability than normal".
Feb
26
answered Designing for Perpetual Beginners
Feb
26
comment Designing for Perpetual Beginners
...filing your tax, managing your domains, updating your address, registering for a conference, ...
Feb
11
answered Why is the input field always at the bottom of a chat window?
Feb
10
awarded  Editor
Feb
10
revised How to stop people becoming marooned on a causeway
added 75 characters in body
Feb
5
comment Would it be risky to gamify school?
"No job offers gamification to its employees" - except sales, which is pretty much entirely gamification. Or many corporate careers which are pretty much games from the grad entry point: work your way up through the ranks by working hard, maximising billable hours etc.
Jan
28
comment Three state button for a medical chart
Looks good to me. I'd say clicking the x is the same as sliding to the left. I'd label the column headers, "Absent", "Present". (Thinking more, I'm not sure what swiping actually adds though - as a user I'd probably just tap the tick/cross, even on touchscreen.)