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May
1
comment Why do websites not use entire width of browser?
Personally I believe this to be the most important reason. Technology can change as much as it likes to, but our eyes and brains won't for a very, very long time. Sure, there are instances when a website or app can make great use of a 27" widescreen display, but more often than not, that's not the case. It's commonly accepted that the "ideal" measure (the length of a line) for a single column of text is around 65 characters. With default settings in Chrome the measure of these answers seems to be just over 100 characters, so already past the ideal range of 50-80.
May
1
comment Placement of a Change language button
Automatic language detection should never rule out the possibility of a user wanting to view a page in a language that is different from the one set by their OS. I live in Switzerland where there are 4 official languages. How would identifying that I'm visiting your website from Switzerland help you make a decision on which language I understand? What's more, none of those languages are my preferred language, which is English. Personally, I find being being served a language based on my geographical location very frustrating. I'm looking at you, Google.
May
1
comment Is it absolutely necessary to show the currently selected language in a language selector?
I'm showing them side by side as DE FR IT (at least on mobile) with enough space around them to make it easy to select the one you want.
May
1
comment Is it absolutely necessary to show the currently selected language in a language selector?
Re-read the question ;)
May
1
comment Is it absolutely necessary to show the currently selected language in a language selector?
Although this ins't really an answer to my question, what you say is true. However, note that I said ''page'' and not website.
Apr
24
comment Contact form or mailto: link?
While the email client may be an app on a smartphone, it doesn't guarantee that it has been configured. I was pretty surprised to find out that a work colleague does not have Mail on his iPhone configured, because he uses Gmail. I think it's likely that a lot, if not most users don't use their phone's default email client.
Apr
19
comment How can I split up a really long application form on a mobile website?
@JonW Hey, thanks!
Mar
8
comment What are some alternative design patterns I can use in this case?
@Peter it's an update of a legacy Flash app (you know the ones where you can flip through PDFs) and the client wants to keep it as close as possible to that... but with variable copy length :/ I guess once we build this and they can see the problem they might change their mind.
Oct
22
comment What are good questions to ask when interviewing intranet users for persona development?
I thought so, but thank you for taking the time to confirm. Thanks again for a great answer.
Oct
22
comment What are good questions to ask when interviewing intranet users for persona development?
Thank you, Juan. Just curious, did you emphasize "personas" to indicate that it should be plural in this case?
Oct
4
comment What is the best way to approach usability testing an intranet?
I just don't know who to start with and how many of them. I think keeping it to 5 people makes sense, especially for the first round. But should each of those 5 people be from a different department or have a different role? Should one of those 5 also be a new user who has never seen the intranet and is given some realistic tasks that a new hire might want to complete?
Oct
4
comment What is the best way to approach usability testing an intranet?
…I'm not sure me doing an expert review would have any real value since I'm not an expert in their intranet or what they use it for. I could for sure identify a couple of obvious errors, but I guess those will come to light in the other two methods I'm planning on using.
Oct
4
comment What is the best way to approach usability testing an intranet?
These are not my users, nor am I building or designing anything. In fact, I don't even work at the company where the intranet is being used. I work as an Interaction Designer for an agency that has been hired to help this software company improve their intranet. My job is to evaluate the current intranet, find problems, and present suggestions of how to fix those problems. To do this I plan on conducting usability tests with participants who actually use the intranet on a daily basis, as well as evaluate the intranet against some heuristics.
Oct
4
comment Should menu items be listed alphabetically or in order of most common use?
Is it possible to further group the grouped items into logical sub-groups? And then list them in the menu by frequency of use / hazard?
Oct
3
comment What is the best way to approach usability testing an intranet?
Your answer didn't address testing at all, which is all my question was about. Nice graph though :)