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Feb
8
comment Better labels than “Date 1” and “Date 2”
I also suggest "baseline date" or "reference date".
Feb
4
comment Button for “Play, but from beginning” for a scrubber UX
V1 is pretty good. V2 is OK. V3 is confusing! It looks like some combination of "Eject" (due to the triangle-and-bar icon) and "Play and loop continuously" (due to the oval being connected to the arrow tip and tail).
Nov
16
comment Why do folding stepladders have “not-a-step” steps?
Unlike those other dangers, though, the stepladder hazard can easily be eliminated by not having that step there at all. The question is not why there is a warning label, but why the ladder is designed with the not-a-step.
Oct
1
comment Best way to fit text in a limited amount space
Why don't you tell us exactly what the header text is?
Sep
7
comment What are good colors for illustrating Up and Down?
@JacobRaihle But hot air is clear, and cold air is also clear. The association is non-obvious, and alternate associations exist, making it a poor UX design choice.
Sep
5
comment What are good colors for illustrating Up and Down?
What does hot air have to do with it? I would have guessed blue for heaven and red for hell.
Aug
24
comment How can I make it extremely clear that the user needs to take one last action?
What exactly do you mean by "Request" in "Submit Request" and "Send Request"? Does the request have to go somewhere to be approved, with a non-zero probability of rejection?
Apr
8
comment How can I get people not to put trash in recycling bins?
@obelia Why don't you post that as an answer?
Apr
1
comment Should I avoid using “abort” in favor of its synonyms?
In the OS X UI, killing a process is called "Force Quit". Apple obviously went out of their way to avoid using "kill". (The Unix command in Terminal.app is still called kill, for obvious compatibility requirements.)
Feb
3
comment Fallback chain for Chinese languages
@VitalyMijiritsky Now that there is an upvoted answer here, leaving the question on UX brings awareness of the issue to website designers.
Feb
2
comment Fallback chain for Chinese languages
@Crissov The character mapping is not one-to-one. For example, traditional characters 隻 and 只 both map to the simplified character 只 (based on the fact that they are homophones in Mandarin). Therefore, transliteration is non-trivial.
Feb
2
comment Fallback chain for Chinese languages
@VitalyMijiritsky It might be a better fit on Chinese (debatable), but it doesn't appear to be off-topic on UX according to my interpretation of the help center, and therefore should not be a candidate for migration.
Jan
3
comment How should user unselect a date from a calender?
Could you provide more context? What is the purpose of the form, and why might one want to leave a date field empty?
Dec
12
comment Make people understand they can click on a button in a flat design
No, don't delete the text labels! The meanings of the "5", "3", and AT&T look-alike logos aren't that obvious.
Nov
1
comment Alternative reward levels to “Gold, Silver, Bronze”?
My first reaction to this answer was "Huh?" But then I saw that Jimmery liked it. And then it made sense when I started stalking his Arqade profile, especially in light of this question. It's perfectly logical why you would want to avoid metals for reward levels, since they would be confused with specie currency. In this context, you may have given a brilliant answer to a truly crappy, vague question.
Aug
12
comment Fibonacci pagination
In particular, with the Fibonacci Sequence, subsequent entries will be approximately 1.6 times the previous one.
Jun
19
comment What is Opinion based and fact based?
Google is famous for using data to justify their UX decisions.
May
30
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
… which raises the question, Why are doorknobs still being produced?
May
30
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
@DavidMulder It is a humorous (but not a joke) answer to an odd question. The popularity of this answer has surprised me. At the same time, it is also a serious answer: it may be the only answer here with a citation that contains a definitive reason. As long as some town in Colorado forbids door handles, doorknobs will continue to exist.
May
28
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
Actually, a determined bear will just pry open the whole car door. No handles or knobs needed. It's just a poor user experience for the bear, that's all.