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comment Wording: 0% or NO?
@Devin OK. What you have just said puts the question in a completely different context (we do have fixed start/target), which I'm afraid may render current answers invalid. I ask you: If you haven't used any data this month, would you prefer a meter saying 'No data used' or '0%'?
Aug
27
comment Hiding vs. disabling actions and show a message on mobile
@DA01, see the arguments in my answer (pretty sure I've missed a few points, but hopefully the ones there will demonstrate disabling something is OK sometimes).
Aug
25
comment Multiple Nested Views in Profile: Enterprise Business Application
Deep hierarchies are not uncommon, but the solution to these sort of problems is highly dependent on specifics. It seems odd to me that you have 4 levels of hierarchy just for the details of someone - your mockup suggest that there are 256 headings! So what's on level 1, 2, 3, 4 etc.?
Aug
25
comment Copy/paste VS Clone
@MonkeyZeus makes a good point - I have seen clone before, but most often the term in UI is Duplicate (clone is more popular in programming - you clone an object).
Aug
25
comment The coding monkey dilemma
Also have a look at BDD. Here is a good introduction video. @FrankL
Aug
21
comment Should you always minimize cognitive load?
The examples are terribly of physical nature (door, buttons) - dealing with an increased physical load, rather than cognitive one. "By making the task more difficult, the designer has reduced the chance of an operator accidentally pressing an unintended button." - Holds if it is physically more difficult, but will be the complete opposite if it is cognitively more difficult!
Aug
18
comment iOS7 and the shift key
It is a usability slip from Apple, and now it's formal: Apple Finally Fixes The iPhone Keyboard’s Worst Flaw
Aug
18
comment Singe table where items can be filtered and reordered
Are users more likely to move one item at a time, or more than one item at a time?
Aug
17
comment How to check for Inconsistent Respondents in System Usability Scale (SUS)?
I really think this is a question for stats.stackexchange.com. It has little to do with user experience.
Aug
10
comment The coding monkey dilemma
I can try to find explicit sources; for now, in his series Clean Code, Uncle Bob clearly discusses the tests being THE specification document. Currently I spec out most new features using a natural language but in a test structure and format. First, it actually makes a lot of sense for me to work this way because it does really make you think on all the design aspects; then, these specs are easily tested by QA and can easily be converted into automated tests by the developers.
Aug
10
comment In a Single Page Application should the page reload on login/logout
Again, I'm not 100% knowledgeable on this issue. But the developers I work with say that it marks no difference nowadays: Ajax or not - it's a request made to the server and would be equally secure if implemented correctly.
Jul
2
comment Where do you put your UX and UI stories in your agile framework?
Anyhow, you should define the level of granularity you are working on - too much and things can easily spiral out of control. I wouldn't pick something like 'build the form' in a sprint - this is just a means to achieve a higher user goal, which is really what needs to be picked. If a UX design requires looking at, say, 5 pages. The whole design should be delivered as one, and should be implemented as one. How individuals break down their work is their business. From a product owner or manager perspective, I just care that it'll take a developer X days to deliver the big thing.
Jul
2
comment Where do you put your UX and UI stories in your agile framework?
First, I wouldn't call these things 'wrong' - it's a complex business with many scenarios and it's more important to identify issues like you did and devise solutions than stick to any method out there. On top, JIRA has some conceptual issues and Agile itself can be insensible to employ sometimes - I often encounter a request for a localised design when I know fully that the whole user journey is full of issues.
Jul
2
comment preloading strategies for searching large amounts of data
Why is the table there to begin with? What purpose does it serve? Take country selection - a set of 196 countries, yet most interfaces use single field with typeahead.
Jun
29
comment How/Where to display contextual information based on radio button check
Could you provide more details? Would the cost affect any decision making (as for what city to choose), or the user selects first and then need to be informed of some price?
Jun
8
comment ALL CAPS fonts for industrial use
@EvilClosetMonkey - that's exactly what I was implying. The answer could give one the impression that all caps are always better.
Jun
8
comment ALL CAPS fonts for industrial use
Universal Principles of Design states: "People recognize words by letter groups and shapes. Uppercase text is more difficult to read than sentence case and title case because the shapes of uppercase words are all rectangular." I suspect this is correct in some situations (long text for non-impaired)?
Jun
2
comment The calling the shots dilemma
Great answer. Just one warning with relation to data - data is often neither easy to collect nor analyse. I've set in meeting looking at KPIs, CRO data, Analytics data, and most of the time nobody really has a freaking clue why things happen or what do the numbers mean. By all means, data and research are great, but in practice it is easier said than done.
Jun
1
comment What is this type of interaction/component called?
Hmmm... I've answered, but not sure what exactly we should be looking at? Can you please clarify?
Jun
1
comment Assigning to multiple groups
It's really hard to provide concrete solutions to abstract problems. It would help if you gave examples of objects, containers and groups.