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Jul
25
comment Is there a name for page that contains system status and pending tasks overview?
"but this is not a good label for the button to access it, is it?" <-- What about "Show system overview" as a label for this button?
Jul
25
comment How to find out issues in existing User Interface
As the "put on hold" paragraph already stated this is a very very broad question. Over here, I'm assigend with evaulation the usage of our design right now. So I kinda know how you might feel but you really need to be more concrete of what your biggest problem right now is. This is you first question and it has already 3 downvotes. Sorry, but don't be discurraged by that and take it as a chance to sharpen your question. Here are a lot of people how can help you with more concrete problems, but this question right now is just like "So, how do I fly an airplane?" -- "Well...."
Jul
25
comment Is there a name for page that contains system status and pending tasks overview?
Is it a SaaS or a desktop software? I'm actually not sure that logo clicks are very common for get to home anymore. I belive they are more used as a "panic button" when users got completely lost on the page (but don't have any research on this hypothesis).
Jul
25
comment How can we clarify that our giant red button just opens the door and is safe to press?
Mention it every time you say goodbye to them :-) "Thanks for your visit, have a nice day. Oh yeah, to open the door at the exit, please push the red button. Don't worry, nothing will explode. Good bye."
Jul
25
comment Best position of a help icon in textarea
During my bachelor thesis, I ran a usability test and hid the solution to a task within an (i) icon. You only had to read the (i) to complete the task successfully. Findings: 1: Half of the poeple ignored the (i) even if they had no idea what to do (they tried to work with the select box by best guess instead of reading the (i)). 2: Even when they mouse hovered the (i) they still DIDN'T READ it (eye tracking study). Learing: (i)s are useless.
Jul
25
comment How can we clarify that our giant red button just opens the door and is safe to press?
How about a giant red arrow pointing to the switch with white letters in it: "This red button opens the door"
Jul
25
comment Is there a name for page that contains system status and pending tasks overview?
"We need to define a name for the home page or start screen of the webstore CMS." <-- So why don't just call it "Home"? As far as I understand it is the home page of the story anyway, so why try to find a special name for it?
Jul
22
comment E-mail requirement in game signup process?
The unfair competition law is about that you have to provide a checkbox "yes, send me a newsletter". It says nothing about an email verification process. Email verification is not mandatory by any german law.
Jul
21
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...
Jul
18
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 :-\
Jul
18
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.
Jul
18
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 :-)
Jul
17
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.
Jul
17
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
17
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
17
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
17
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
Jul
17
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...")
Jul
17
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?
Jul
16
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 ;-)