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Mar
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comment How to avoid hiding the region of interest with the finger?
Good question, do you plan to put anything there? :) Perhaps you could calculate the "angle of attack" from the first few movements of the finger...
Mar
12
answered How to avoid hiding the region of interest with the finger?
Mar
12
answered Is this a Mapping or Visibility issue?
Mar
11
comment How to improve this retro CLI web app ux?
hmm... it's one thing to be faithful to age, and another thing to be usable. The 80s style of working was - as AS/400 basically hardcoded later - "menu-form-menu" duality. compared to that, a command line interface of select it 1<enter> select pkg "mypkg"<enter> add ap "do the thing"<enter> might be better for advanced users, think of a UNIX userland. Perhaps a combined prompt + (text) GUI like in total commander could work? I've found old UNIX command-lines more comfortable for advanced users than 80s TUIs simh.trailing-edge.com/software.html
Mar
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answered How to improve this retro CLI web app ux?
Mar
8
answered Wizard UI / Sequence Map. Skipping a step
Feb
16
comment Advantages of integrating chat and messages
@Geraud.ch: the concept still isn't clean I guess at Facebook. Regarding SMS-style usage: SMS is a strange beast as it regards presence as ubiquitous, that is, an SMS user is like Schrödinger's cat, both available and not available at the same time. The "seen" solution is a good call. However, I guess you agree that you are surprised when you get a mail-like long writing to your phone this way and you take it a bit rude when someone answers a short line without greeting or signature to a mail. This is what this mix causes, and we were talking about mixing the two channels.
Jan
20
answered What are the Best Practices for Server Side Tabs?
Dec
28
answered How would you create and validate personas for something that is not a person
Dec
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answered How to showcase UX work?
Dec
17
comment What is the best way to approach usability testing an intranet?
The question was about "best way to approach intranet usability testing" and my answer was that the best approach is an informal approach in this case. This is an opinion, based on personal experience and professional agreement, shared between the users I've worked with, the client of that particular project, and some UXers I've spoken about the issue and had similar projects already - it's not a fact however, you're correct
Dec
17
comment What is the best way to approach usability testing an intranet?
@Andrew: I don't agree in general that formal usability testing in formal environments brings better results. I do agree that formal methods are important, as a checklist on what should be looked for. Yet I also believe a formal setting has a research bias: you have to watch your users in an as informal environment as possible. Early stress tests with blood pressure/pulse meters were unreliable, as it made people uncomfortable. So I opt for a more informal, friendly "interface" towards the user when doing the testing, rather than making sure everything is lab-clean - reality isn't.
Dec
17
comment Are increase and decrease arrows redundant on scrollbars?
@Henry: no, I guess she does scrolling on a vertical way, but never uses sliding controls, like, sidewise scroll ("swipe") to go to a different menu, or sliding locks, etc.
Dec
16
answered Are increase and decrease arrows redundant on scrollbars?
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Nov
12
answered Research on Walk-up-and-use systems
Nov
11
answered UI to let user pick some movies (3 - 6) from all movies released till now (>1 M)
Nov
10
comment Absolute vs. Relative mapping interface
I don't really understand if the distance is in pixels or centimeters: my laptop has a physical width of 36 centimeters, and it has a horizontal resolution of 1440 px. This ratio of 40 px per centimeter gives us a physical width of 55 cm for a 2200px screen. So the big question is, would people benefit from touch drag'n'drop on a 15 inch screen or not?