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Sep
12
comment Is user stupidity reason for bad UX?
I guess I can't re-word this question better at this time (since I'm drunk). But with this question I was trying to find some constructive feedback based on experience against bad UX that is only based on the phrase "users are stupid". Because I know users aren't stupid (ok a small percent may be, but not most), so defending bad UX with that phrase gets me disappointed on everyone else but the users. I guess quite many got my point in some way, since there's some really good answers here. My intention was not to rant in any way, I guess my wording could use some adjusting.
Sep
11
comment How many questions is too many when profiling a user?
We did just build a thing like that, but it was released last week, so there's really no data to provide from that. Atleast yet. Not going too much into the specs, but we have it so that the user can decide how much detail he/she wants to provide. So to have perfect fit the user might need to provide more details. It's win-win after that effort.
Sep
11
comment Is user stupidity reason for bad UX?
Excellent answer, It's been seen that some users have no clue or understanding that behind the design there's logic that makes the magic happen. If asked "does the functionality work for you?", you might get answer "there could be more blue"... then maybe the functionality works perfectly, if all is missing is little blue from the interface? Good addition @ColleenV !
Sep
11
comment Is user stupidity reason for bad UX?
@nwp Oh I had almost gladly forgotten about the "half of the screen is grey" (and "the whole screen is tilted 90 degrees") people. Gladly our target group is bit more advanced computer users, but not in anyway IT professionals, but not stupid idiots either.
Sep
11
comment Is user stupidity reason for bad UX?
Very good points, I totally get what you're saying. I've been trying to push towards user researches, since it's just battle of "users are stupid" against "the interface and options are not user friendly".
Sep
11
comment Is user stupidity reason for bad UX?
Thanks for the excellent video, good stuff. Users shouldn't stop to think that's true.
Sep
11
comment Is user stupidity reason for bad UX?
@nwp What if the target audience is wide and includes both the bunch of apes and geniuses? Why is it so hard for so many to think about all the users and make stuff work for everyone?
Sep
11
asked Is user stupidity reason for bad UX?
Aug
31
comment Do average users expect the Esc key to work on websites?
Pressing Esc on browser is used to stop the page loading. So if you implement the "Esc" for going back, you might have people getting nowhere from your site. If your user presses Esc before the page (javascript) has been fully loaded it just stops the page loading, and because the javascript isn't loaded jumping on Esc button does nothing.
Aug
27
comment What is the best UX to configure a server application? XML (or text) file or GUI?
IT administrators are usually quite technical, so editing xml is possible, however atleast I feel sometimes frustrated having to edit all sorts of configuration files in locations I never remember. And if there's possibility of errors from inserting invalid strings into the xml, then I would make a GUI with validators (for example datatypes: datetime, integer, decimal).
Jul
5
awarded  Yearling
Mar
22
awarded  Critic
Mar
12
comment Should dropdown background color be same as other (text) inputs on a form?
This might be the answer I was looking for, without knowing that this is it. Consistency. Dropdowns can be identified as dropdowns because they have the triangle pointing down in the right side of the input. If they also have totally different background color from other inputs, they're either getting more or less attention, than other inputs. So they're not consistent with other elements with equal importance.
Mar
7
comment what is the list for list of sexual orientation options in a dating website?
DA01 damn that list... Must +1 since 51 gender options is just madness... Why in a logical world people have to go on and screw up everything ;D drunk
Mar
6
awarded  Student
Mar
6
comment Should dropdown background color be same as other (text) inputs on a form?
Yes, the dropdowns indicate being dropdowns with the down pointing arrow in the right end, and to me that is enough, since they're equal in importance. The background color difference only grinds my gears, because they look like they don't belong on the form. Not sure if I'm just used to have all form inputs to have the same feel in them...
Mar
6
revised Should dropdown background color be same as other (text) inputs on a form?
Added info that the dropdowns are equally important with other inputs.
Mar
6
comment Should dropdown background color be same as other (text) inputs on a form?
Yeah the dropdowns are "same level" inputs as the text inputs, so no need to draw extra attention to them or draw attention off them, they are equal in importance.
Mar
6
asked Should dropdown background color be same as other (text) inputs on a form?
Mar
5
comment Forced input restrictions
Ok, then I misread the question, I understood that it doesn't give any visual feedback, only that it doesn't let users write 3 repeated letters. But is there any explanation in the little bloop red or is it just sign of "not ok". If someone would really have a name like Jooohn in the Netherlands or something, then he might start going nuts if he can't type his name and it keeps only giving a hint that "not ok".