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Aug
15
comment Can you grey out items in a flat UI design?
"Are you using tooltips? Tooltips help to clarify why an element is unavailable." <-- please consider: Touch interfaces lack hover events for tool tips. Also, hovering for tooltip explanation in general is already an advanced approach to use an interface.
Aug
15
comment Can you grey out items in a flat UI design?
I use the following approach at our SaaS: In general, there is no greyed out but progressive disclosure. We do not want to show our users what the can not do, but only, what they can do. At a very few occasions, we do have greyed out (because of security or legal reasons), but to the user it's always possible to enable the function by something that is on the same view and it's obvious (like checking a check box meaning something like "yes, I know what I do, give me the function").
Aug
14
comment Placeholder text vs. disabled text
Consider not disableing the inputs at all and instead presenting them as pure text. The user can't change their content anyway, so why presenting her an input, if it's actually not? Also idea for distinct placeholders and disabled (even when i'm against disabled): Put placeholder text in brackets and if possible with an example: "(i.e. Chicago)"
Aug
14
comment Changing navigation based on task completion?
Thx for "astute" - learned this word just now (German) ;-)
Aug
14
answered Autocomplete / Typeahead / Find As You Type widget usability on mobile
Aug
14
comment Can you grey out items in a flat UI design?
I really asking myself why you need greyed out icons at all? Especially in Flat UI it is imo very difficult to distinct a grey-out from not grey-out. Check out this article against grey-out: uxbooth.com/articles/interaction-design/…
Aug
14
answered Changing navigation based on task completion?
Aug
14
comment What's a good way to transfer a user from a mobile site to a desktop site?
Well, if it's an IT management tool, then at least your audience should be aware of that on mobiles it's meaningless to try it out. That makes it easier to say it to them and also in general you can expect their understanding... If you go for the e-mail solution, take special care of the headline. It should be obvious, that this mail is for checking on desktop so they don't read it on their mobile and forget about it when on desktop. What may work I really don't know so I suggest heavy headline testing on this.
Aug
13
comment Is there a way to represent information with an icon in flat UI or have they to be always actionable?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Aug
13
comment What is the emotion that propels UX people?
Unfortunately, so far I wasn't able to achieve it. I don't know if it's beceause I'm a young blood and noone listens to me by definition or because I'm unable to transfer my insights to others (and I tried several approaches... lectures, workshops, literature, lead by example...). It really starts to frustrate me.
Aug
13
comment What is the emotion that propels UX people?
"We all have a part to play in our 'duty of care' for others." <-- I just wish others than UX folk on a team would actually realize it :-\
Aug
13
comment Is there a way to represent information with an icon in flat UI or have they to be always actionable?
Well probably we have a different definition of "chrome". To me, "chrome" means anything beside text that emphasizes affordances. So the shadows are already "chrome" to me. By saying "adding chrome to icons" I mean "adding shadows like the buttons around the icons"... Hope that will clear it up a little bit :-)
Aug
13
comment Is there a way to represent information with an icon in flat UI or have they to be always actionable?
I think fo button chrome as in Material Design guidelines: google.com/design/spec/components/buttons.html
Aug
13
comment Keyboard shortcut for clone (copy+paste operation)
@OpenTage In Illustrator you can i.e. copy-past a path with Alt+Mousedrag (Win). If you press Ctrl+D afterwards (Win), you'll get the path again with the same position offset like the first pasted one. Try it ;-) (Also works for other transformation methods like rotate, scale...)
Aug
13
comment Is there a way to represent information with an icon in flat UI or have they to be always actionable?
To your last scentence: I had something similar in mind by providing those icons with a button chrome. So it would be basically the old-fashioned icon tool bar. But as I already stated, that would violate Google Material Design guidelines that we use as a darft. We could ignore it but I believe that we will see more and more chromeless actionable icons emerge in the future, so I'm actually OK to stick with chromeless icons. I'm just not sure if I want to lose the possibility to display info with an icon (that wouldn't be actionable due its info nature).
Aug
13
comment Adding categories to a tag field a good idea?
Finetuning this idea: "Group 2 (contains 4 items)" or "Groupd 2 (4 items [show])" or "Group 2 (Item 2.1, Item 2.2...)"
Aug
13
answered What's a good way to transfer a user from a mobile site to a desktop site?
Aug
13
comment Is there a way to represent information with an icon in flat UI or have they to be always actionable?
Thx Mishax, coloring is probably a good idea. I also already thought about positioning as semantic separator between info and action. Though I'm not sure how well it's applicable on responsive interfaces where you may have very little space left on a tiny phone screen.
Aug
13
comment Is there a way to represent information with an icon in flat UI or have they to be always actionable?
my concolustion isn't that icons can not be actionable but instead that icons have to be always actionable. Taken your envelope example: An open envelope marks the mail as read. So it's not a CTA any more like a close one that says "open me", means it doesn't have to be actionable. Anotation marks are actionable, so that's not the problem.
Aug
13
answered Form Label - disabled or enabled?