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Graduate student researching software engineering and human-computer interaction.


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Feb
27
comment Volume controls: Why is left down and right up?
@Keavon If you read my question, I asked both why it is the way it is and why not the other way. Your failure to understand is independent of my question (although I don't understand it either, which is why I asked.).
Feb
27
comment Volume controls: Why is left down and right up?
@Keavon This isn't reading or anything alphabetical.
Feb
26
comment Volume controls: Why is left down and right up?
@CodeMaverick I would argue there is no default. This is a man-made concept. Just because someone wrote it down that way doesn't make it correct or better.
Feb
26
comment Volume controls: Why is left down and right up?
@CodeMaverick No, math allows you to rotate on an axis. Left and right is relative.
Feb
26
comment Volume controls: Why is left down and right up?
@CodeMaverick Yes, it is usually like that. My question is why.
Feb
26
comment Volume controls: Why is left down and right up?
@CodeMaverick You weren't taught that way. Next time I teach a math course, I will invite you. :)
Feb
26
comment Volume controls: Why is left down and right up?
@CodeMaverick This doesn't answer my question, this is another example. The number line could just as easily be drawn so that right is decreasing.
Feb
26
awarded  Commentator
Feb
26
comment Volume controls: Why is left down and right up?
@JHixson Like I said, I often press the opposite button. Seems like a good reason to me!
Feb
26
revised Volume controls: Why is left down and right up?
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Feb
26
comment Volume controls: Why is left down and right up?
Aha, I meant to point this out: I am left-handed and these controls are only accessible by my left hand. However, like many other lefties I have learned to operate most things using either both hands or my right hand (so I think it is just the steering wheel).
Feb
26
comment Volume controls: Why is left down and right up?
@JHixson No, that is about reading. We aren't talking about reading.
Feb
26
revised Volume controls: Why is left down and right up?
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Feb
26
comment Volume controls: Why is left down and right up?
That seems counterintuitive to me. Does my brain really process the first letter of the word when thinking about an action?
Feb
26
asked Volume controls: Why is left down and right up?
Dec
5
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
12
comment OR & AND representations for the non technical user
"any" and "all" look too similar in that phrase, the difference would be subtle for an average user. I would be cautious with using those.
Jul
11
accepted Similar buttons for very different actions in Gmail
Jul
4
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
28
revised Similar buttons for very different actions in Gmail
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