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Apr
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revised Should call to actions (CTAs) be included in product search result listings?
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Apr
7
answered Should call to actions (CTAs) be included in product search result listings?
Apr
6
comment What is enough to convey a Show / Hide link information?
Collapse is a pattern alright, but in my view is somewhat overused. If you chart the use case and conduct cognitive analysis, you may find that progressive disclosure or modal are better solutions. In the case of the former there is only 'show conditions control', which once clicked is replaced with the content (exactly like the comment I'm typing now, which has no 'cancel' option). You can argue that conditions are distinct - the user doesn't need them along with the rest of the page, so a modal might be a better choice here.
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Apr
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revised Volume control and Pause/Play toggles are inconsistent, why?
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Apr
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answered Volume control and Pause/Play toggles are inconsistent, why?
Apr
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comment Volume control and Pause/Play toggles are inconsistent, why?
This is, again, the state/action ambiguity that is inherent in toggle buttons. See this answer, and this thread for more.
Mar
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
9
comment Auto Follow Video Mode on a Video Mixer
Are you sure the term AVF isn't common enough such that changing it would only confuse people? Terms that are known by many in a specific domain are normally more usable than terms that would be clearer to the layman. For instance, in the audio world the term DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) actually refers to what is really a music production software; but DAW is the common term which everyone other than complete newbies understand (and complete newbies learn it quick).
Feb
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Jan
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
26
comment Should Front-End UI and Back-end UI be designed by same person?
There is no such thing as 'back-end UI'; back-end, by definition, has no user interface - no presentation layer. A better term is admin interface.
Jan
21
comment Better approach to design sub-menu for item management menu
What's the context of usage? What are the user goals? What sort of tasks they may perform? How often? How many items are involved?
Jan
19
comment graph exploration and data overload
There are A LOT of papers on this topic. Just put 'Graph visualisation' in scholar.google.com. But you can't push an elephant through a key hole, and in the case of the brain you can't make the key hole any bigger. So you need to make the elephant smaller, slicing it, and communicate the best slices, while possibly using progressive disclosure.
Jan
19
comment Icon Visual Alternative for “Keep Open” functionality
@ChrisW. There's a wealth of cognition that pours into UX and is based on years of empirical studies, not quite on opinions. We like Nielsen because most of his publications are the result of systematic investigations. Even the stuff that is opinion-sourced, when properly done, goes through some rigorous data collection and analysis methods. Remember that even Einstein's general relativity is ultimately based of beliefs.
Jan
19
comment Icon Visual Alternative for “Keep Open” functionality
Most of UX is about opinions? Max Wertheimer and quite a few people would turn in their graves, or if still alive - in their beds.
Jan
13
comment The Personal in Personas
It should be noted that personas are not without some controversy. The concept is seemingly great, it helps many (including myself sometimes), and is a standard part of the UX curriculum. But it has its opponents and there's actually quite a bit of empirical research that casts doubts on their usefulness, whilst also revealing some key issues, especially when used with non-UXers. Believability, which personal aspects are largely to serve, is one of these issue.
Jan
12
answered “Inclusive/Additive” vs. “Exclusive/Reductive” filtering - How to differentiate?
Jan
7
answered How Should I phrase a request?