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comment What is a good tool to prototype Windows 10 programs?
This isn't really answerable beyond "a good tool to use is one that you are familiar and comfortable with". The engineers suggested Blend because it's a MS product. It does have some integration with Visual Studio so there may be some benefit to that, but it all depends on what your engineers need/want.
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comment What is the reason arrows are interpreted as direction?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
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comment How easy to read are small caps vs lower case?
The intent of small caps is for use within blocks of lowercase text. They weren't designed for headers in particular.
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comment How easy to read are small caps vs lower case?
But that doesn't contradict Ben's link, either. That usually trumps all. (That people read best what they are used to reading).
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comment How easy to read are small caps vs lower case?
A lot of type research is pseudo science. But I think it has been shown that most of us don't read letter-by-letter, but rather word-by-word. As such, the more contrast between words, the easier to differentiate between them.
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comment What is the reason arrows are interpreted as direction?
@Peter again, points for creativity. It's a fun theory, and may hold some truth. But the point is that arrows as 'pointers' are actual pictograms of actual hunting arrows. As to when they were first used in a diagram to indicate direction, that's an interesting question. But the lineage of the directional arrow comes directly from the pictogram of the hunting arrow--for example, many direction arrow drawings (both today and through history) even retain the fletching of an actual arrow on the tail end.
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comment What is the reason arrows are interpreted as direction?
@Peter my point was that it was consciously designed. It's a pictograph of a real world arrow. Pictograms aren't literal representations. They are figurative. See Okavango's answer as an example.
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answered Is the discount more important than the price?
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answered Second menu on mobile
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comment What is the reason arrows are interpreted as direction?
This is a creative answer, but ignores the fact that the arrow is an actual physical object. Ancient humans had actual arrows. They weren't designed to reference horizon lines, but rather to puncture flesh.
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answered Project managemnt app what to show when user is yet to create his first project?
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comment What to do about users that use two fingers to swipe?
This seems odd. Are you sure the service you are using is reporting things correctly? Is the two finger swipe perhaps an OS-level interaction rather than an interaction with your own particular app?
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comment The myth of 7±2 options: more recent research?
To add to your list, Trader Joes did extensive research and determined that fewer choices in food was a much better user experience (for example, 2 types of peanut butter vs. 30)
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comment Why are monitors only at neck height by default?
@EvilClosetMonkey asking what the best ergonomic height for a monitor would be a valid question. But this one is lacking in citations and is more open to speculation.
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comment Why are monitors only at neck height by default?
Your picture is a good example as to why there can't be a 'standard' monitor stand height. A lot of people would consider your desk about 8" too low and would want a much higher desk but with a keyboard tray.
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comment Why are monitors only at neck height by default?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not a UX question.
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comment Why are monitors only at neck height by default?
Monitors are typically at shin-height, at best. Not sure this is a valid question. I think you're perhaps asking why monitor stands designed for desks are not adjustable to a higher level than you prefer?
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comment Websites these days > are they using templates?
I don't think this is a UX question.
Jan
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comment Minimalistic UI Versus Too Many Choices, Modal Bootstrap
There's a lot going on in this question. Can you narrow it down a bit?