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comment UX Project Qualification
Again, it's hard for us to say what you should be asking as we don't know what your firm is looking for. Can you offer any feedback on that topic? What kind of client would make a good fit for your firm and why?
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comment UX Project Qualification
That link is essentially how more traditional 'project briefs' are created. Perhaps do some research with that term. Note that a project brief isn't a form of lead validation, but rather part of the design project process itself (in other words, it's often something created as a part of the project--not prior to getting the project).
14h
comment Speed of Users Understanding Symbols / Icons
I don't agree with this. An icon can be understood even if it's never been seen before via the context it's being used in. Context can infuse an icon with meaning just as a label can (though one can certainly argue that it's easier to do with a label).
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comment UX Project Qualification
It's impossible for us to answer. We have no idea what your firm would determine as being a 'good fit'.
18h
comment Are wireframes indicative of final layout?
Voting to close this a opinion based as it usually is. The definition of a wireframe can vary wildly from team to team, project to project, firm to firm, client to client. Sometimes they are literally napkin sketches and look nothing like the final outcome. Sometimes they are pixel perfect design specifications expected to match the final outcome exactly. It all depends.
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comment Any usability studies on “on hold / waiting” calls?
I wouldn't trust any UX designer to advocate putting ads anywhere. :)
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comment Why do ceiling fan speeds decrease when I pull the chain?
Likely because a succesful 3-speed fan manufacturer back in the day did it that way and everyone else copied (and/or used the exact same switch hardware).
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comment Why do ceiling fan speeds decrease when I pull the chain?
This all seems to assume 'maximum' is the default preference from off. I don't know if that can be validated easily--for example, auto AC units don't start at 'high' by default. (Also note that ceiling fans are used in heating seasons as well to circulate air, often on the lowest setting).
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comment Usability of a mobile navigation consisting mostly of accordions?
Define 'too much scrolling'. On mobile, scrolling is arguably the easiest interaction to use.
Aug
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comment Is there a reason for drawing Material Design flat buttons like plain text?
As for Google being a akin to a totalitarian state...uh...that's probably a topic for some entirely different web site.
Aug
28
comment Is there a reason for drawing Material Design flat buttons like plain text?
@JoeBlow "Advertising Firm" means something rather specific in this industry (graphic design)--namely they are the firms that create and buy the ads. Google does neither. I agree that they generate most of their revenue from advertising.
Aug
28
comment Is there a reason for drawing Material Design flat buttons like plain text?
@AditGupta they're useful. But people just need to realize they are often sans a lot of context.
Aug
28
comment Is there a reason for drawing Material Design flat buttons like plain text?
@JoeBlow Google isn't a advertising firm, however. They are absolutely a product design firm. They generate revenue from hosting advertising. The bigger issue is that Google is an engineer-heavy organization. UX and UI--while certainly important to Google--is often at odds with the much larger desires of the engineering side of things.
Aug
28
comment Delay in loading dropdown menu
I always have this issue too with Amazon.
Aug
27
comment Wording: 0% or NO?
I'd argue those mean different things. %s could go into the negative if you actually gained weight, whereas 'no weight loss' wouldn't.
Aug
27
comment What are the core tools and processes an organization should have in place to test web application accessibility
This is a pretty broad question. What your org needs specifically is impossible for us to say. If you have the ability to hire staff, though, hire someone that specializes in this. They will then help you figure out the rest of your needs for you.
Aug
27
comment Is iOS's spell checker good UX?
@Majo0od actually, that's often how things did end up the way they ended up at Apple: Steve Jobs wanted it that way (which, at Apple was a valid reason. :)
Aug
27
comment Beautiful harmonic stock photo people vs photos of real people
@DasBeasto one should always strive for quality photography if budget and time allows. If not, you make do with what you have.
Aug
27
comment What are the “spinning dots” in Windows supposed to represent, and why do they stop?
It's because the designer designed it that way.
Aug
27
comment Why are the “Undo” and “Redo” arrow icons commonly round?
In the context of your user's request, it actually doesn't matter why they're curved. Rather it matters that they are curved in nearly every other context. So for your buttons to have the same meaning, you likely want to match the accepted norm.