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Jul
3
comment Why is there no standard layout for computer keyboards?
This is a good answer, and pretty much shows that it's not really a UX question.
Jul
3
comment Why is there no standard layout for computer keyboards?
@Ravimallya because the reason there isn't a standard isn't a UX reason. We tend to get a fair amount of these "why is device X the way it is?" and the reason for any device that's been around for a hundred+ years is the way it is invariably because of "a whole bunch of reasons including history, marketing, manufacturing, habits, and simply the whims of certain people at certain points in time who got lucky". Sometimes there's a UX reason, but this doesn't seem like one of those cases.
Jul
2
comment How do you write a UX “non-story” in agile - NOT a user story
I'd love to hear more examples about how to attach UX stories to more than one user story in a sprint. That's our current challenge. The thinking is that UX often has to be thought about at a higher, big-picture level and the user stories tend to be at a lower level.
Jul
2
comment How do you write a UX “non-story” in agile - NOT a user story
but are those really user stories, then? They don't seem to be coming from the perspective of a user of the product.
Jul
2
comment Where do you put your UX and UI stories in your agile framework?
So, the issue is we're probably just doing a lot of things wrong. For example, our team didn't pick a user story for the sprint, but about 15 of them. Granted, these are actually perhaps more task based ala "build the form" and "now build the form validation". The catch is that at that level, every story ends up needed UX tasks but these tasks can't really be completed in isolation of the other stories.
Jul
2
comment Where do you put your UX and UI stories in your agile framework?
I agree with everything you're saying! The big monkey wrench for us in your proposal is that dev is not supposed to be dependent on UX. They need to work parallel to what UX is working on. As you can imagine, I find this just plain unfeasible. So goes the life of corporate agile :)
Jul
2
comment Where do you put your UX and UI stories in your agile framework?
I think that's a valid way to look at it, though the current challenge is how does UX track specific tasks from design to HTML/CSS creation in the context of broad stories that have to be, by their nature, chopped up into small chunks. (Personally, this is why I feel UX needs to happen outside of the Agile task model..)
Jul
2
comment Where do you put your UX and UI stories in your agile framework?
@MattiVirkkunen I think they are amazing bandwagons when it comes to getting software built. I think they aren't great bandwagons when it comes to big-picture thinking and planning.
Jul
2
asked Where do you put your UX and UI stories in your agile framework?
Jul
2
answered Why is there no standard layout for computer keyboards?
Jul
2
comment Why is there no standard layout for computer keyboards?
This talks about that button specifically, but doesn't really address the broad question "why is there no single standard keyboard?"
Jul
2
comment Why is there no standard layout for computer keyboards?
I downvoted because I can't vote to close this as it's not a UX question.
Jul
2
comment Do People Prefer to watch TV/Movies on Tablets larger than 8 inches?
Purely subjective observation: my family seems to have zero preferences. My kids will watch shows on their Nintendo DS as much as their tablet as much as the Roku hooked to the TV. I think context also matters. Are we talking living room or bus, for example. Ultimately, people are after the content first and foremost.
Jul
1
comment Handling a graph legend/filters
It sounds like your advantages for #1 are purely UX benefits and #2 are purely implementation benefits. As such, since you're asking on a UX site, #1 is your answer here.
Jul
1
comment Reference for Spanish UI
@AaronBenjamin translators are essential. There is no magic cheat-sheet. Just like UX, language is heavily context-based. You need a human in the loop.
Jun
30
comment Is the folder structure dying?
I don't understand how a folder structure is any more/less help than search if you don't know what you are looking for--unless the implication is that folders can act as categories in certain situations, which can aid in browsing?
Jun
30
answered Is the folder structure dying?
Jun
26
comment Which is the best way to display “Favorites” in a mobile app?
It depends entirely on the app, the content, the users, etc. There's no generic 'best' way to do this.
Jun
26
comment Is there a need to develop for IE8 and earlier?
we call that the HIPPO (HIghest Paid Person with an Opinion)
Jun
26
comment Progressive Disclosure: Accordions, Carousels, and Cards
We can't possibly answer this without understanding the data in each case and the needs of the user. Focus on the users and the data first and foremost. 'Standardizing' is nice, but maybe simply isn't in the best interest of the various types of data. Also, one thing to keep in mind: sometimes scrolling is the easiest UI. If a user needs to see all of this data at some point, perhaps making it one long scrolling page might make the most sense (but that's not true in all cases, just something to consider)