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answered Should I force the user to enter an email before actually using a paid app?
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answered How do I present on/off indicators without leading users to believe they are buttons?
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comment Is a cancel button necessary in a windows form?
'Cancel' is also much more descriptive and informative, and will be particularly useful for the less computer literate.
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answered How to get stakeholder buy-in for proposed UX research initiatives?
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answered Summary Page - Should users be able to edit data on a summary page?
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answered How to prevent grey/black lines after effect?
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comment Most intuitive icon to represent “me” or “myself”
Strictly speaking the term icon is over generalised, and what are used are signs which are split into icons, indexes, and symbols. Icons are by definition something that are universal representations (e.g. a photograph of a mountain is an icon of a mountain) though the meaning that the icon is intended to impart may be more ambiguous...
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answered Most intuitive icon to represent “me” or “myself”
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comment What phrase would you use instead of “Likes” for an airline related forum?
To make it even cheesier and tongue in cheek, once users have attained a certain threshold of altitude points then you can badge them up and say they have joined the mile high club.
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comment Why does the Redbox machine have barriers around the credit card swipe reader?
Regarding the terminology of negative affordance the answer is 'yes and no'. Broadly speaking affordance refers to the physical actions that can be carried out. In this sense, this design isn't negative affordance (you can still carry out the task) but the affordance has been inhibited (it is harder to do). However, affordance in HCI tends to mean "what the design communicates to you about how it can be used" (things that look like buttons can be used as buttons) and in this sense the barriers don't really change the affordance.
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comment Why does the Redbox machine have barriers around the credit card swipe reader?
Crucially though it would have been straight forward to create a design that obstructs the installation of skimming equipment but does not obstruct the user from swiping their card.