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Jul
9
answered no-reply@yourdomain.com or a real address?
Jul
9
awarded  Critic
Sep
17
comment Check-boxes vs. Icons
Is the interface going to be used frequently by the same people? In this case, you may expect them to learn how to see/use it. Also don't forget color blindness.
Sep
13
answered What menu strip items and other controls deserve their own icon?
Sep
7
comment Why are progress bars horizontal?
@Alendri. It's not only a japanese design thing. Remember win3.11 or win95 software installation screens? Those sometimes had a progress bar in the left lower corner, displaying the status of the current copying file, the overall installation process as well as the remaining space on the HDD. While the first two were filled up during the installation, the last one went down.
Sep
6
comment What is a good approach to starting a really big project?
I'm not sure if one designer alone is able to manage this. I'd recommend to look for "allies" among the development team. Are there anyone except for coders? It can be hard to argument alone against a group of "we always did it that way".
Sep
4
comment Wireframes first or after rough visual design sketches?
@TonyBolero I would say it's more of a process order. First the IxD or UX Designer says what's going on, then the visual designer says how it looks like. IMO it's not a boss - inferior relationship but more of a mutual dependency.
Aug
31
comment What's “scan column” and why do we name it like this?
Looks like it's a free definition made by Lynch/Horton to name the columns. I.e. I heard those columns called "context columns" or mostly it's only one column, displaying additional information related to the main content and/or ads.
Aug
28
comment How to design a form that requires the user fill in one text field out of three
Would be interesting to see this approach in a usability study. I could imagine some would try to fill out every form field buy clicking on the first radio, typing in, then the next radio, typing in again an so on. And if the text would disappear after changing the radios, they would say "why did it disappear?"
Aug
28
comment How to design a form that requires the user fill in one text field out of three
That's a really cool idea (number, mail or name). Makes it harder to validate and process by the system, but a very pleasing way of interacting with the user! Hope it's not completely different from what wael needs :)
Aug
28
comment Is there a theory on white spaces alone, or is it a consequence of other psychological aspects?
@BennySkogberg: Knowledge on visual design depends on cognitive science, since designers create things that other people have to process cognitively. It's just that design has been there before cognitive science, so the dependence is not obvious at first glance.
Aug
23
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Aug
23
comment Email eye tracking
@mervinj done ;-)
Aug
23
revised Email eye tracking
added some explanations about the literature, requested by mervinj
Aug
23
answered Email eye tracking
Aug
23
comment Email eye tracking
I conducted an eye-tracking study during my bachelor thesis a few month ago, so I sure might have experience to share. However it's a little bit difficult just to write and hope that it will help you. Could you be more specific? What do you want to know? My fellow students asked me several times about eye-tracking because they wanted to conduct a study themselves. After a clearing conversation, every time it turned out, that eye-tracking wasn't the right tool :) So first of all: Are you sure, that eye-tracking is the right tool?
Aug
20
comment What ways to conduct user research quickly and cheaply are there?
I'm part of an agile scrum team and work as interaction designer. Right now, I introduce qualitative telephone interviews to our development process that will be flanked by online tools like online card sorting or click-through mock-ups. I identify active users of our system and contact them via e-mail asking if they're willing to take part. It works :) But I don't like to ask others in the company. Those people are not the real users (not the same as the target group, different concept models etc.pp.)
Aug
17
comment How can i improve my information architecture skills?
It's probably only my opinion, but I don't think that fictional training helps. Being an information architect / interaction designer / UX specialist or what ever requires real data feedback, whether qualitative or quantitative, but still real. When you just analize and recreate but don't get feedback, there's nothig real to gain from. However, might be only my opinion.
Aug
17
awarded  Commentator
Aug
17
comment Layout for adding one or more contacts to a record
A word on the in-line validation: This should be implimented with intelligence. Don't validate on every change, because the user will then get the nice message: "This is not a valid adress" immediately after type in the first letter. (Of course it's not a valid adress, but I'm not finished yet!) So the best moment to validate is onBlur.