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comment A universal word or term for “your device/machine/computer/tablet/phone/smart watch/gadget/whatever”?
Please force an unexpected reboot of your computational apparatus!
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comment A universal word or term for “your device/machine/computer/tablet/phone/smart watch/gadget/whatever”?
Arrrrghhhh, don't do this unless your users are techies familiar with this usage. Otherwise they'll think you mean the normal everyday usage of "client" and will get very confused. "Hi Brian, this is Jim from BankCorp. I'm just calling because my auditing software advised me to check my client is connected before proceeding. I trust you're not having any internet access problems?"
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comment Does Unisex gender need to include in form?
This isn't a duplicate, despite cosmetic similarity. The other question (which I answered) is about people who identify as male or female, but where that data is missing for whatever reason. This is about people who don't identify as male or female. The UK government have published guidelines on best practice - tldr; don't ask unless it's necessary, label it "gender" not "sex" unless it's medical, and allow "unspecified", which is less presumptive than "other" or "no answer".
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revised Should mobile modal popups be movable?
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comment Should mobile modal popups be movable?
@KRyan I pressed cancel! I pressed cancel!
Jan
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comment Should mobile modal popups be movable?
Yeah you should only use this kind of confirmation if you want people to stop and take several seconds to consider the consequences. Delete email: definitely not, that would be maddening. Delete another user(s)' account(s): demanding multiple seconds of attention will often be entirely appropriate (also, the information should be familiar, so they'll be skimming not reading unless they see something unexpected)
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comment How do I explain that some settings save automatically, while others need to be manually saved?
Also consider styling your action links/buttons so that they match or are similar to your Save link/button.
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revised Are there devices narrower than 320px (and data on their usage for web browsing)?
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comment Colored circles to signify status - a violation of accessibility guidelines?
If the neat row of circles fits the aesthetic better, you can get the best of both with a green circle with white arrow, red circle with white tick, blue circle with white question mark, etc. Also, avoid very dark greens: many people with red-green colour-blindness (the most common type) can often estimate red from green since red appears much darker (red has a lower relative luminosity).
Oct
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comment Would having a generic waveform be too confusing for users?
As well as moving wave form during moments of intentional radio silence being confusing, if the changes in volume of the audio were out of sync with the animation, people like me would be distracted and think something was not working properly. I might even wonder if the audio was coming from a different tab I had open. I'd suggest using something less visually distracting than rotation, however, like a slow-pulsing/moving light or glow effect, slow-changing colour gradient, that sort of thing.
Oct
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comment Is there a UX pattern for “drop-down preferred but free text allowed”?
The "tags" box you used when you asked this question meets very similar needs - how was it for you?
Oct
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comment Should date pickers for meetings offer the ability to schedule a meeting for 0 minutes?
Any research like collecting user stories is only as good as the questions you ask. If you ask, "What might you use a meeting feature for?", of course people won't pre-emptively imagine creative meeting-esque uses of a feature. But that's not a reason to prevent creative use of your app. Read the other answers/comments, and you'll see lots of real-life uses of 0-minute meetings, from team reminders to <5 minute joint tasks to "as long as you like" open invites. Why stand in your users' way, just because your research questions barely scraped the surface of how your app might be used?
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comment How to convince a client that the website doesn’t need to be too animation-driven to stand out?
This question "Is this rotating cube interface user-friendly?" showcases an animated homepage design with a lot of "wow factor", I think it's exactly what your client is looking for