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comment When do we establish an ongoing pattern/trend as a standard or convention?
Thing is, even bad patterns can stand the test of time. Anti-patterns can be as common as patterns. :)
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comment Should we use the 3x3 9-dots icon as an apps menu?
I think there's another primary vehicle beyond convention and that's exploration. People do explore a UI to figure out what is what. It's not something you'd want to peg your entire success on, but I do think it something to note.
23h
comment Should we use the 3x3 9-dots icon as an apps menu?
I can't agree with the 'more clicks' worry. That's more of a myth. There's studies showing that the 'number of clicks' isn't a huge blocker. That said, good info, but I'm not sure it answers the specific question being asked (which is which icon to use, rather than if there should be an apps menu to begin with)
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comment What is the terminology for tricking the user into thinking they've almost won big?
@rewobs not off the top of my head, but read the PDF Philip linked to and note that there are several citations at the bottom that could provide useful for you.
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comment Is there a journal, dictionary or database of fonts and their established usage?
This would be better asked at GraphicDesign.se
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comment how to use the scale tool to scale up and down with the golden ratio in illustrator
Assuming whatever you are scaling is already using the golden ratio, simply hold down the shift key while using the scale tool to preserve said ratio. FYI, note that the golden ratio is mostly bullshit.
Jul
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comment What to do if client insists that we use an inferior design?
@zonabi assuming it also meets the business needs. :)
Jul
31
comment Social Media links: is it worth the costs?
Also, the fact that you call it 'traffic leaks' might be misleading. Are you actually 'leaking site traffic'? Are you maybe 'gaining social media traffic'? That can be good or bad depending on a lot of factors.
Jul
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comment Social Media links: is it worth the costs?
The thing with UX is that there aren't a lot of specific 'general rules'. Everything is so heavily context based. It all depends. That said, I gave it a shot and tried to give an answer.
Jul
30
comment What is the terminology for tricking the user into thinking they've almost won big?
I think the 'near win' predates slot machines and likely goes back to midway carnival barkers. Most all carnival games are designed to usually always lead to a 'near win'. For example, the 'knock over the milk bottles' game. It's usually easy to 'nearly win' knocking over 2, but rare to actually win by knocking over 3.
Jul
30
comment What is the terminology for tricking the user into thinking they've almost won big?
I was just about to answer the same. 'Near miss' appears to be the term used most often in research on gambling. I've also seen 'near win' though not quite as often.
Jul
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comment Social Media links: is it worth the costs?
I think this is a very broad question. The benefit of social media links would depend on so many variables...the least of which would be how effectively the client is leveraging social media in the first place. That said, it's definitely an interesting question.
Jul
30
comment What to do if client insists that we use an inferior design?
The best possible product that you can give them is the one they need.
Jul
30
comment What to do if client insists that we use an inferior design?
Test A vs. B. (A/B testing!)
Jul
29
comment When is a website too humanized/personal?
I think this will depend entirely on the product, the industry, the company, etc.
Jul
29
comment Bootstrap v3.3.5 design comps
The answer is: it depends.
Jul
29
comment Why is total Monospace conversion and translation from Proportional Fonts, denied?
This is a rant, not a question.
Jul
29
comment What should I name a program in a web page?
That said, naming a product with a generic name is rarely a winning marketing move.
Jul
29
comment What should I name a program in a web page?
I think many would argue JavaScript was one of the more poorly named programming languages ever. :)
Jul
29
comment What should I name a program in a web page?
If the question is purely about naming a product, this is more marketing related than UX. Even then, it'd be about doing market research for your specific target demographic and not something we could easily answer here.