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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
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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.
Feb
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comment Where is the best place to ask the user their ethnicity?
Drop-down list: not advisable unless there is a "More than one of these" option (and it gives the application enough data). Many people are more than one ethnicity.
Jan
30
comment How to improve the experience of finding a stall in a public restroom?
The parking garage at my local airport uses the same mechanism in the picture. Plus it also has @DaveAlger's suggestion. The garage has a very prominent display of the number of spaces left in each level which you can see before you even enter the garage. Then each level has, on the ends of each row, the number of spaces available in green or "XXX" in red if none are available. Great solution to this problem.
Jan
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Jan
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answered Are there any good UX articles from non-ux sources?
Jan
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comment Are there any good UX articles from non-ux sources?
@interrobang +1. I'm adding an answer now. What kind of people are you trying to sell UX to? Are they marketers, salespeople, developers, graphic designers, or something else?
Jan
10
comment Are there any good UX articles from non-ux sources?
@dmacfour I've encountered the same problem (as a UX designer/consultant seeking work in an industry that doesn't traditionally use UX design practices). In situations like this, sending project decision makers a technical article about usability or UX is going to just confuse them and cause them to ignore you. I've found sending UXMatters articles and even NNGroup articles to people outside our field mostly just confused them and required me to explain main points of those articles at a very high level rather than making them read the whole thing.
Dec
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accepted Does the Foundation framework comply with Section 508 and other accessibility standards?
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Oct
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comment Is “Get Adobe Acrobat” still necessary for business websites?
The Slideshare presentation linked in the answers addresses when it is ok to use PDF: slideshare.net/4Syllables/….
Oct
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answered Is “Get Adobe Acrobat” still necessary for business websites?
Oct
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accepted How to respond to “We already have a (non-UX) designer; don't bother us”?
Oct
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comment How to respond to “We already have a (non-UX) designer; don't bother us”?
@DA01 +1. I'm using warm emails rather than cold calls, but a similar principle to your comment and dan1111's answer applies. Thanks! :-)
Oct
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comment How to respond to “We already have a (non-UX) designer; don't bother us”?
Also, I really like point 4. I've started networking with web designers and physical-world UX designers who work in the same industry and have gotten much better responses from them so far.