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comment Toaster's “bagel button” does not work. UX or engineering issue?
This is a PICNIC problem (person in chair, not in computer [toaster])
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comment Real life example how use Google Analytics to improve UX
ah yes, a bounce rate would be a good stat.
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awarded  Good Answer
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revised How many required fields are too many?
I appreciated the edits, but the really changed the entire tone of my answer to something that wasn't mine. Tried to find a compromise.
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comment Real life example how use Google Analytics to improve UX
But here's where the numbers can be misleading. Maybe the site works just fine for the average screen size and the reason other screen sizes aren't shown are because the site doesn't work on those other sizes. For instance, a site may not get any mobile users because the site simply doesn't work for mobile users. Focusing on desktop users in that situation would be counterproductive.
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comment How to design an interface when a single user is an outlier?
In the future, you can resolve this by not designing to one particular hardware spec--as there are ALWAYS outliers.
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comment a way to inform user about a failed paste operation
@user52179 'invalid data' is a very different thing than 'empty paste'. One is data validation, the other is user interaction. If you're asking about invalid data, that really has nothing to do with cutting and pasting. I can type invalid data as easily as paste it.
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comment Real life example how use Google Analytics to improve UX
Yes! I've seen analytics data uses to prove opposing points. It's mostly just numbers and often becomes a game of theories rather than useful hard data.
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comment Real life example how use Google Analytics to improve UX
While your site should work for 'average' visitor browser sizes, it should also work for 'all' visitor browser sizes. Also note that screen size isn't the key number here--browser size is.
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answered Should all fields in a web form be the same length?
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comment Should all fields in a web form be the same length?
why should they all be the same width? The problem with this example is that if they select the long value, the long value won't be properly displayed. This may be acceptable, or may not be, depending on context.
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comment UX as a priority in software application design outside of IT
I love using architects as an analogy, but for slightly different reasons. SOME architects are cross-trained. They not only appreciate the user's needs and aesthetics, but design a solution that accommodates the realities of how it will be built. Then there's the pure aesthetic architects, who design it as they see fit, and then hope the engineers can actually figure out how to build it. The latter, alas, often produces stunning visuals and leaky roofs.
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answered UX as a priority in software application design outside of IT
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answered a way to inform user about a failed paste operation
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comment a way to inform user about a failed paste operation
I agree, though don't feel 'pasting empty content' warrants any feedback.
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment Real life example how use Google Analytics to improve UX
The problem with visitor analytics is that it's just numbers. It's quite difficult to decipher intent. Unless you are doing actual A/B testing, I'd always be wary of reading too much into the numbers.
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comment How many required fields are too many?
I agree completely with this alas, in my experience, users do not. It appears we've created an anti-pattern that users now expect. In user testing we've found people to be confused when they don't see required field markings. Ugh. :)