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Aug
9
answered Where should I put “Check for updates” functionality?
Aug
9
comment Number of lead designers on a single UX project
Yeah, he was the leader of one :) (The IBM/360 team)
Aug
9
answered Training Video Section of website
Aug
9
answered Number of lead designers on a single UX project
Aug
9
comment Do you need a search button with a search box?
@dhmholley: for clarity, I've given one, but it's not a one-liner.. a one-liner is that according to DOET and GOMS it won't happen, the one liner is that Google failed with it, everything else needs to be longer.
Aug
9
revised Do you need a search button with a search box?
added references
Aug
9
comment Where should I put “Check for updates” functionality?
Check for updates automatically, I mean, why would it need user control? I'd be curious how many people actually click on the Check for Updates menu versus the number of people who update after they get a notificaion. However, beware that industrial users might not want to update / want to know what is in the update. After all, a medical device, even if just diagnostical, is a matter of life and death... a wrong diagnosis because of an outdated firmware or a new buggy one is more responsibility than "adium crashed, let's update"..
Aug
9
comment Presenting partially overlapping tables
What if you turn the whole thing 90 degrees, each device is a column, each property is a row? It'd make collapsing more natural perhaps, you could even create separate tables for each property groups collapsible with a [+] sign next to a header. Albeit filtering and sorting would be manual / visual then..
Aug
8
answered Should I ask users to confirm before making a purchase with a fictional currency?
Aug
8
comment How should my homepage be placed?
Yeah, I guessed so :) Still we need to present a balanced view - otherwise the questioner might bring all the content above-the-fold, making the site look cramped. You know, everything is important on some level...
Aug
8
comment How should my homepage be placed?
But beware... iampaddy.com/lifebelow600
Aug
8
answered What's the best way to show you can scroll on mobile devices?
Aug
8
comment Empty Profile Pic options?
Or if it's not a competing social network, you can use the trick sparrow used: they simply grabbed the profile pic of the user from facebook based on e-mail address.
Aug
8
comment iPad specific button UX question (rating/feedback interaction system)
OK, well, if you want 5 discrete options, use radio buttons or something similar click-based selection, making sure the target area is large enough (look at Fitt's law) dl.getdropbox.com/u/7067930/checkboxes_heat.png - perhaps using background colors. BTW, sliding works perfectly well in a touch device, esp. a tablet, try it out: jquerymobile.com/demos/1.2.0-alpha.1/docs/forms/slider
Aug
8
comment Empty Profile Pic options?
Putting random gravatar fractals like on UX.stackexchange.com? ;)
Aug
8
answered iPad specific button UX question (rating/feedback interaction system)
Aug
8
answered Should I use responsive design for an enterprise application used on a variable number of screens?
Aug
8
comment Scrollbars in right-to-left layout
If TJH has right, perhaps you just have to make sure that you have a margin for the appear-on-scroll scrollbar: it's less problematic when the scrollbar hides the end of the words than when it does hide their beginning characters.
Aug
7
answered Would hiring a user experience consultant be useful for us?
Aug
7
comment Why would Amazon only allow users to add 30 items in a shopping cart at a time?
It can be that over 30, you're unlikely to use consumer shops (as opposed to retail or how it's called which sells to merchants in large quantities). Also it could be, that they see that purchases over 25 are less than 0.01% of all purchases or similar.