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comment How to encourage honest user behavior in UI
Simply answer this: How long can your company last with my above Aluminum/Copper analogy (even though the numbers aren't accurate nor do we discuss the weight/volume differences)? I would be surprised if ANY company could last buying scrap while relying on customers to basically guess percentages. I'm surprised this business decision made it past discussion, much less into practice. I know this doesn't touch on UX/psychology at all, because its problems start WAY before human honesty. You can't fix a business problem with a re-engineered screen.
Aug
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comment How to encourage honest user behavior in UI
Businesses generally operate on thin profit margins. So any mistakes - accidental or purposeful - are major. You are basically giving the customer the power of "How much should I charge you?" when you say "How much of what you brought in is free and how much is $x/pound?". Assume people are honest, ignoring purposeful mistakes. Simply focus on the basic math skills involved and how easy it will be to make mistakes that will cost your business money. The only real answer to this question will involve removing the power from customers and putting it back into the hands of the business.
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comment How to encourage honest user behavior in UI
Choose what you have the most of? What determines "more"? Yard waste will be lighter, but take up more room. I have 1 truckload of mostly yard waste... 2x5 gallon buckets of paint that weigh more than the yard waste... and 3 boxes of batteries. I have "More" containers of batteries. I have "More* weight in paint. I have "more" cubic footage of yard waste, because grass clippings are "light". What do I select? How can I "dishonestly" select something that is that ambiguous? If I have to choose in that situation, why wouldn't I choose the definition that best suits me?
Apr
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comment Why is it important to focus on user needs as opposed to requests?
Urban legend or actually documented? Sounds weird enough to be true...
Feb
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comment What is the least ambiguous way to select a date range?
I like the idea of a calendar (and not a simple start-stop) as well. Normally when I'm burning vacation I end up using staggered days (Tues/Thurs off for 3 weeks... Mon/Tues/weds off for two weeks... etc). Taking days off aren't necessarily all going to be contiguous. This way as well, you can select days off and not worry about weekend/holidays being included.
Jan
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comment Is the discount more important than the price?
I remember the flop that was "JCPenney's no sales" 2012... and reverting back in 2013: business.time.com/2013/05/02/… forbes.com/sites/barbarathau/2013/05/08/…
Jan
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comment Learning “The Art” of Community Creation, Curation and Driving
The Amazon link has a "Newer Edition Available"/"Preorder" link - July 25th (without trying to devolve into conversation). Definitely looks up my alley.
Jan
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comment Learning “The Art” of Community Creation, Curation and Driving
I'll look into reworking this to remove extraneous information to see if I can get it unholded... I'll also look into that book (New edition due in July apparently btw).
Jan
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Mar
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comment How to “force” users to upgrade their browser?
Updated answer to reference New Answer (Chrome for Business with Legacy Browser Support) and Old Answer (Chrome Frame).
Mar
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revised How to “force” users to upgrade their browser?
Updated answer to mention Chrome-Frame discontinuation.
Mar
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comment Why we don't use wider interfaces on wide screens
Screens aren't built for highlighting or note taking in the margins though.
Oct
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comment Preventing users from closing browser tab. Bad idea?
@AndroidHustle For example, if you start typing something HERE and go to exit, you get a warning. Why? Loss of data when you lose the half typed post. Something like THAT is understandable You haven't finished your post, are you sure you want to leave?. Not sure I'd feel good about other pop-ups. I'd put them in the same league as pop-unders.