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Nov
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suggested rejected edit on In order to become a UX professional,should you also know how to design?
Oct
30
comment Can personas work for enterprise level software with 10+ archetypes?
For reference: served personas are discussed in the About Face books by Alan Cooper et al. Also here: wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Persona+Categories.
Sep
24
revised How can we tell users that they are using their computer in a way that may cause hardware failure? Any studies on this?
Deleted all references to my story since that is tripping people up from answering the question.
Sep
23
comment How can we tell users that they are using their computer in a way that may cause hardware failure? Any studies on this?
I've changed the question to focus more on how UIs should educate users on using computers in a way that takes good care of the machine (in terms of the load placed on it). Still would like to see studies on this.
Sep
23
revised How can we tell users that they are using their computer in a way that may cause hardware failure? Any studies on this?
update and clarification as to what I am asking
Sep
21
comment Could cognitive style be transferred to personas?
If users know their MBTI type and can tell you, would you find it acceptable to just plug that in to your user research data instead of asking them the questions from the instrument again? In one of my ongoing personal projects, this is the case.
Sep
21
comment How can we tell users that they are using their computer in a way that may cause hardware failure? Any studies on this?
The power supplies actually seem to be fine. I've replaced one of the machines already. The new machine works with both the old power supply and the new one.
Sep
21
comment Natural language format for user input
You might also want to have different size units for fonts. WebAIM recommends using relative font size units, such as percentages, ems, or rems, for accessibility: webaim.org/techniques/fonts. As for which one should be the default, test that with users. My guess is that ems will be the most common as of right now.
Sep
21
asked How can we tell users that they are using their computer in a way that may cause hardware failure? Any studies on this?
Sep
10
comment Natural language format for user input
Another consideration for learnability: did you test whether the labels should be "AA"/"AAA" or "WCAG AA" / "WCAG AAA"? The latter option would be easier to search for since "AAA" can mean a lot of different things, but "WCAG AAA" has far fewer (believable) possible meanings.
Sep
10
comment Natural language format for user input
I know what AA vs AAA means since I've worked on accessibility projects and have used WebAIM's color contrast checker hundreds of times. About or another page would be one way to explain to users what the terms mean. But providing that help more contextually would be more helpful and wouldn't make users look for another page (when looking for another page to learn something doesn't directly support the goal that they are on your site to accomplish). One way to do this would be via an information popup that users who are less familiar with AA(A) could access through an icon.
Sep
8
comment Natural language format for user input
Several of the answers assume that users know whether they need AA or AAA compliance, and it is treated as a given on the work-in-progress site which you link to. Do they know about this? If not, it could be confusing.
Aug
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comment When is it better to use “You” versus using the user's name?
@NRSELINC Especially if there are two J. Smiths - or even two John Smiths.
Jul
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comment Honest way to show your skills in Portfolio
@Novina If you self-rate anything as 5 stars, what is it relative to? To me, 5 stars in CSS = Eric Meyer or Chris Coyier. I wouldn't rate myself 5 stars in anything until I've achieved a similar level of skill.
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Mar
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comment Optimizing interface for creating files
Keep in mind internationalization. The position of the beginning or end of the list depends on whether the audience for a product is using a left-to-right language or a right-to-left language.
Mar
23
answered About building Q&A system, should we allow user to modify their Q & A, or user can only do “Add Only” when posting Q & A?
Feb
13
comment Where is the best place to ask the user their ethnicity?
I've considered the same point you are because I'm at least 4 European ethnicities. However, I'm thinking of people whose parents are from ethnic groups that fall into different options in the dropdown/checkboxes, e.g. one of their parents is white and one is black. Some people who that describes identify primarily as one ethnicity or the other, while others give equal (or no) weight to both and/or identify only as multiethnic. My point is, we should let people describe their ethnicities as they want to describe them and strive for accuracy (which "both-and" lets us do).
Feb
12
comment Where is the best place to ask the user their ethnicity?
Yes, what @jamesqf said. Don't force people to choose only one ethnicity. Make it possible to select more than one option, e.g. via checkboxes, because there are many people in the world who are multiethnic, and that number and percentage are increasing. Also important: explain why you're asking them for that information.