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Aug
20
comment 0 to 10 rating system alternative
@supercat: oh, I wasn't suggesting to expose all the choices to the end user. But if a Likert-like scale is used, the results should be processed according to the Kano model to produce meaningful data. E.g. "extremely dissatisfied" with system speed could be assigned value of -10, while "extremely satisfied" would be only +2 since the negative impact of poor speed is likely greater than the positive impact of having better-than-satisfactory speed
Aug
20
comment 0 to 10 rating system alternative
@supercat: kano model attempts to formalize the importance of features in planning process, it could make sense to measure implementation against the same "curved" value scale
May
5
comment How do you create a taxonomy for products?
Where about can I see multiple breadcrumb trails on Amazon? This came up in a conversation and, looking for an example, I couldn't find any :(
Feb
12
comment Desktop patterns for displaying long lists of sorted data
I agree with the sentiment of physically scrolling the mouse wheel being a terrible way to discover content. Personally, with appropriate data, I would welcome scrollable content as something that can be navigated through with a scroll wheel, a scroll bar and/or page up and down buttons, I simply want to enhance that experience with appropriate hints and shortcuts. Think about it this way - if you have a massive excel spreadsheet, you want to retain the scrollbars not come up with alternative pagination!
Feb
12
comment Desktop patterns for displaying long lists of sorted data
Great point with increasing scroll accuracy! I don't want to interfere with the native scrollbar (e.g. by replacing it with a drag bar) and I feel that overlaying information in this way could be a bit too intrusive for the user.
Feb
10
comment How to reference (and provide links to) online content in offline media?
...I actually like the footnote direction so much I will award the bounty to this answer over the most popular one. Thank you!
Feb
6
comment How to reference (and provide links to) online content in offline media?
@MarkSloan: that is one of the concerns I wanted to have explored. In my mind, take-home publications are likely to accompany an end-user's online experience - which drove my assumption that a short alphanumeric URL would be appropriate.
Feb
3
comment How to reference (and provide links to) online content in offline media?
This could work quite well for CMS content (where IDs could be reused) but due to heterogeneous nature of the environment there are a lot, if not a majority, of pages off-CMS
Feb
3
comment How to reference (and provide links to) online content in offline media?
+1, I especially like the footnote direction; don't think I've seen it done much in the wild
Feb
3
comment How to reference (and provide links to) online content in offline media?
@MikeMersereau: +1, very thorough advice. I feel not all of it is 100% relevant to our situation as we're consistently linking internal content, i.e. same domain URLs.
Jan
21
comment How to reference (and provide links to) online content in offline media?
Thanks for your answer. My current concern with vanity urls is having too many of them (we're currently approaching a 300 urls mark :), having too verbose ones or having collisions. I'll update my question to reflect that
Mar
3
comment Is it better to represent simple labeled information as table or just text with subheadings?
-1, this sounds like a strong case of iconophilia that has been a designer plague for years now. Unless the graphic is immediately obvious (by convention or imagery simplicity), it just adds confusion. You're not to try and make a smart sophisticated rebus, but an intuitive interface and a pleasant experience. Take this washing machine panel (not naming the brand) - while it has all the buttons needed for soiling, ironing, time travel and cake, it clearly doesn't have any washing buttons O:-)
Apr
27
comment Mixing Full Page-Width Navbar With A 960px Body
any examples? can't think of any site with full-width navbar content i.e. there are many with full-width navbar but its content would still be well-aligned
Mar
28
comment “Selling” the management on need for UX focus
+1 for great links being linked to, especially the IBM one on user-centered design - www-01.ibm.com/software/ucd/ucd.html#whatisucd
Mar
20
comment What's the best “show navigation” icon for limited screen space
+1 for common imagery. Would be keen to hear your thoughts on my answer as well!
Mar
19
comment Selecting items for different categories in a dropdown
+1 for icons and un-cluttering the UI a bit. I would disagree with your statement that prepended indicators would not work - think of the input field and the dropdown having some padding added on the left and show the icon there instead; this could be easily excluded from the matching algorithm. The bonus of such approach would be users' increased ability to scan potential matches for compatibility (which cannot be comfortably done if presented in a non-grid form)
Mar
19
comment Selecting items for different categories in a dropdown
@dnbrv: ah, of course it doesn't (imo would still be a good idea to keep it on top of whatever accessible method is chosen as a base); re #2: the intention to move it to the other side of the dropdown was so that it does not interfere with the primary function of selecting an option. Admittedly, this was an effort to up the aesthetics as well (same text pushed left against the product title? ugh), but seems flawed now. Maybe some kind of dropdown grid would work, with a clearly dedicated second column for the status field?
Mar
19
comment “Selling” the management on need for UX focus
@JonW: I did my best to rephrase the question - if you still believe it's an exact duplicate of other questions already answered, please merge it with the best match. I'd hate to have MFrank2012's answer go to waste
Mar
18
comment “Selling” the management on need for UX focus
@JonW: np, thanks. I guess I got overly excited by finding this... part? of StackExchange. I'll see if I can pull it together inline with your first comment.
Mar
18
comment “Selling” the management on need for UX focus
This... is a fantastic answer! I guess the least I could do now is chisel the original question to a state where it be more specific so your reply will be seen by thousands!