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comment E-mail requirement in game signup process?
"in Germany double opt-in is mandated under law now " I live in Germany and never heard of that. But we have an unclear situation regarding the Terms of Use checkbox...
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revised Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?
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comment Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?
@Krumia: Experience the same thing with Google Drive !! And I know absolutely that they save every second. But it's so damn deep inside my brain... Thx pre-UX world :-\
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comment Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?
"User does not have to know that database call can fail, server can overload..." <-- And to supplement your comment @Krumia: While we're talking about system issues, we actually say to the user that she successfully checked out (she must be thinking we expect her to be retarded and not always able to checkout) -- So yes, "Checkout complete" is a much much much much better way to go. As I already stated, get rid of all "successes" if they do not refer to the user.
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comment Top labels alignment on forms: Align with text (typographically) or with input borders (geometrically)?
@DannyVarod That's why I asked for research findings actually. But it seems like noone ever really thought about aligning labels that way, I guess. However, thx for the clue with the one line alignment, didn't thought of that :-)
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comment Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?
Imho bad user experiences in the past are what actually lead to a user mindset of "That's why word successfully to make sure user that everything OK continue you work." It's like with "Save" -- Why the hell does it not save automatically ? Now everyone is unsure when there is no "Save" button present. Not because they want the save button, but because they learned earlier that not saving is bad. We (UX people) have a hard stand right now to finally getting rid of it. So having a mindest of "hopefully, everything will be OK" won't disappear if we stick to "Save" and "successful" etc.
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comment Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?
@TomHart From your anecdote I also reason that Y/N dialogs actually should not have X icons :-D (or probably even all dialogs should not have X icons)
Jul
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comment Top labels alignment on forms: Align with text (typographically) or with input borders (geometrically)?
@DannyVarod what would be the right place to ask?
Jul
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comment Top labels alignment on forms: Align with text (typographically) or with input borders (geometrically)?
Interessting idea in general, but in my case I have at least four (or more) elements right under each other so placing a box around every one would create too much visual noise. Still, interessting approach :)
Jul
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comment Top labels alignment on forms: Align with text (typographically) or with input borders (geometrically)?
Yes, I actually use a combination of fields with labels and some without due to their clarity. However I don't apply the "placeholder only" pattern as it's false simplicity
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comment Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?
I can imagine tha you may get users to read by providing good button labels. If the button label is always "OK" then yes, noone will read anything and just click away. If your button labels provide the action or in Y/N dialogs something like "Yes, do it anyway" you probably have a better chance of people reading the text above (user thinks: "anyway? wait... do what... why anyway... what's in the whole dialog text...")
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answered Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?
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revised Can the visual hierarchy of headers be different than their actual hierarchy?
tried to answer the question directly
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comment Top labels alignment on forms: Align with text (typographically) or with input borders (geometrically)?
So, that sounds like left would win in this case?
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answered Can the visual hierarchy of headers be different than their actual hierarchy?
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revised Top labels alignment on forms: Align with text (typographically) or with input borders (geometrically)?
added a psd for more clartiy
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comment Top labels alignment on forms: Align with text (typographically) or with input borders (geometrically)?
Sure, A/B Test is an appropriate method for this issue. The thing is: What should I measure ;-)