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Feb
15
comment Why use paper prototyping, besides saving time?
@DA01 I guess I'm sort of talking about creating a relatively low-fidelity prototype while still using a tool (e.g. instead of relying on a back end for prototype testing I'll use static content that "looks" like it's being loaded on the fly).
Feb
15
comment Why use paper prototyping, besides saving time?
Different kinds of feedback seems like a really important thing, and adaptability is something I hadn't considered.
Feb
14
comment Why use paper prototyping, besides saving time?
@Brendon good point. JohnGB could you elaborate a little bit? By tool do you mean prototyping tool, platform, or both?
Feb
14
comment Why use paper prototyping, besides saving time?
On forgetting about the constraints of the tool: can't that be a serious downside? I understand that the purpose is user-centric design, but I feel like designing within constraints is pretty important (e.g. Ryan North of Dinosaur Comics has no reason to 'prototype' a storyline that doesn't fit his medium). I guess like you said, it's about what works for each person (I am more effective when thinking with constraints instead of without them).
Sep
8
comment Are there specific standards, guidelines, and processes UX in security?
Benny, thank you so much for the response. It's extremely helpful in the scope of what I'm trying to learn.
Apr
17
comment Is it bad practice not to allow users to create an account (versus OAuth or OpenID)?
Thanks for the input--I am considering the first option.
Apr
15
comment Is it bad practice not to allow users to create an account (versus OAuth or OpenID)?
Thanks for the suggestion--I edited the question to call attention to my primary concern: whether it is bad practice to not to allow accounts local to the site.
Apr
15
comment Framework or plugin for tracking user actions on a web application
Actually the mouse tracing information in the presentation may be pretty helpful. Thanks for the link.
Apr
15
comment Framework or plugin for tracking user actions on a web application
Thanks--that's interesting. I may use that and simply have certain pages called with AJAX when specific actions are performed, though I'm not sure yet if it gives me all the information I need, or at least would like to have.
Apr
15
comment Is it bad practice not to allow users to create an account (versus OAuth or OpenID)?
I wouldn't be restricting it to Facebook, especially since I'm not personally comfortable using Facebook for authentication (too much data associated). If I give them a lot of options is it still bad practice to force OAuth?
Apr
15
comment Is it bad practice not to allow users to create an account (versus OAuth or OpenID)?
Thanks--I had seen the first one but not the second. I definitely wouldn't ever rely only on Facebook to sign up. I would likely give a number of options to the user for OAuth providers, but I'm curious if it's bad practice not to allow any final alternative to OAuth.
Apr
15
comment Framework or plugin for tracking user actions on a web application
A little bit--it provided a jumping off point and at least gave me some understanding of which search terms to use. Unfortunately they are prohibitively expensive for academic research in my case. I may end up writing a plugin that will just save all user actions that jQuery/JS can capture.
Apr
15
comment Framework or plugin for tracking user actions on a web application
This doesn't really fit my use case, especially since it doesn't follow a normal site structure (I generally use AJAX as it's a web app versus a web site), and traditional web analytics doesn't tell me much about user actions and understanding.