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comment Who invented the blinking cursor
Interesting to learn that frivolous UI patents went all the way back to 1970.
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comment Explaining to computer illiterate users - text vs images of text
Can you provide some context for us? Who do you have to explain this to? And why? For a lot of users in a lot of situations, the difference is moot at a personal level. But there's plenty of bigger picture arguments to be made but it'd help to understand the goal of said arguments.
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comment Is the ELMER form design guidelines still current? Any other good government guidelines out there?
There's always room for debate in UX. :)
Jul
18
comment Why people open a lot of tabs in their browser if they don't really use them?
Next on TLC: TAB HOARDERS.
Jul
18
comment Why people open a lot of tabs in their browser if they don't really use them?
cuz we're human = we're lazy and procrastinate.
Jul
17
comment Key dimensions to efficiently describe a user interface
I think this question is too broad. How one classifies types of sites and/or navigation and/or UI in general is nearly infinite and highly dependent on context.
Jul
15
comment How to display configuration forms to minimize clicks
It is if I don't remember what it originally was. I may have started typing before I realized I was in the wrong field and now I don't know what was originally in that field to fix it now.
Jul
11
comment Which pattern of filling a form is most usual?
Does it matter?
Jul
10
comment How to display configuration forms to minimize clicks
auto-save in data forms may not be a good idea. Is there a way to 'cancel' an inadvertent edit, for example?
Jul
10
comment Who are we designing for? The majority of our users or the users who bring in the majority of our revenue?
This is a question for your product owners to answer.
Jul
10
comment Are one-page web apps always better?
I don't know that page layout is directly related to whether a site is a one-page or multi-page experience. I think any multi-page site could be turned into a single-page app type experience. And it could be done with little-to-no UX impact (though work would be involved).
Jul
9
comment Are one-page web apps always better?
Technology and SEO are certainly related to UX.
Jul
9
comment Advice on alternatives to using dozens of check boxes in an interface
Describe the user objective here. We don't care that it's .net or bit values. We need to understand the intents and objective of the users.
Jul
8
comment UX principles while designing a logo ?
There aren't any, really. Other than maybe "don't make it ugly". Your logo is more about branding and marketing than UX.
Jul
8
comment Is it OK to phrase the title of a modal as a question?
@VitalyMijiritsky I think that info changes the question--at least, it changes the validity of the most up-voted answer. I also feel that the Balsamiq modal is rather atypical (at least in web land). It appears to be very windows-OS-centric, in which case you'd want to move the 'save changes' out of the title bar and into the actual content of the modal.
Jul
8
comment Is it OK to phrase the title of a modal as a question?
In what context do your modals have title bars? On the web, for example, most modal window implementations don't bother with title bars.
Jul
6
comment Is there a better way than zebra stripes
I'm also not a huge fan of UX decisions being based on one study (though I readily admit it's common.)
Jul
6
comment Is there a better way than zebra stripes
I don't know that I'd consider those studies completely objective. There's subjectivity in that they compared very particular tables. A bad table without zebra stripes may be less desirable than one with zebra stripes. On the other hand, a very well laid out table may be more desirable that a poorly laid out one with zebra stripes.
Jul
6
comment Creating a color scheme that looks good on screen and when photocopied in black and white
Migrate this to Graphic Design. To give a quick answer: color is irrelevant if the goal is to handle printing in black and white. The key there is contrast--regardless of the specific colors you go with.
Jul
5
comment Is there a good alternative to zebra stripes when rows use drag-and-drop reordering?
@Franchesca it may work, but I think that will actually cause the problem. If you are moving rows around, the zebra striping is likely giving you a visual anchor. They're likely not looking at the row being dragged, but rather where they want to drop it. And if upon dropping it each time, the zebra stripes flip, that could get disorientating.