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Dec
2
comment How to design responsive sites for 1920 resolution?
If the PSDs are designed before a line of code is written, good luck--as they likely will be a gigantic pain to translate into a properly responsive layout. (That said...1920? That's huge. Are you sure the designers didn't mis-interpret a retina screen?)
Dec
2
comment I've never met an infographic I didn't hate. But do they even work?
@EnergyNumbers wow. You sure are obstinate. There obviously is ambiguity or I wouldn't ask. Also, if you're brushing Tufte's work off as 'outdated', then you don't seem interested in real answers anyways. Good luck.
Dec
2
comment Difference between navigation overlay and toggle navigation in Web Design
This question would definitely be better over on UX, but it's still mostly just opinion based. The list of navigation patterns is fine, but also mostly arbitrary and somewhat subjective. There's no official dictionary of UI pattern terms, unfortunately. :)
Dec
2
comment Right-click menus in a web context?
This is way too broad of a question. But in hopes of helping, whether you build a native app vs. a web app has little to do with the expertise of the end-user. End users have used both, and will likely continue to use both. So don't dwell on the 'expert user' as being a deciding factor here for this particular decision. You instead should list all the pros/cons you can think of in regards to native vs. web in the context of your company and software and then see which of those pros best helps the expert user.
Dec
2
comment I've never met an infographic I didn't hate. But do they even work?
Based on your comments on my answer, I think we need a bit of clarification as to what you are referring to as an info-graphic. There are graphics that are designed specifically to help viewers understand the data better (something you might see in National Geographic, or New York Times). The sample graphic is not one of those, however. That is more of a SEO/Click-bait type of visual ad (what McKnight and JonW are referring too). Both have their purposes, but they are very different purposes.
Dec
2
comment I've never met an infographic I didn't hate. But do they even work?
@EnergyNumbers then you really need to clarify your question. Are you asking about information design, ala Tufte--the kind of stuff you'd see in reputable newspapers, for example, or are you asking about the type of infographics you have posted as an example--the kind of stuff you see on facebook with titles like "10 amazing creative facts you didn't know about clowns?". While they may share a similar info-name, they serve very different purposes.
Dec
2
comment I've never met an infographic I didn't hate. But do they even work?
@EnergyNumbers the question is flawed. Infographics, of the kind you show in your post, aren't designed to get people to "think about the data presented, understand it, and retain that understanding". They're merely there as an advertisement. If you're asking about the other kind--what I would call "traditional"-- information graphics, then Tufte will have all the answers for you.
Dec
2
comment I've never met an infographic I didn't hate. But do they even work?
This is a good answer as to why 'web infographics' are succesful marketing tools. But we should note that they are rarely succesful at communicating anything meaningful. They often aren't designed for that purpose to begin with.
Dec
2
comment Is “You are here” in breadcrumbs redundant or necessary?
Visually, it might be. Audibly? Maybe not.
Nov
28
comment Mac OS X Finder's UX drawbacks
@MichelKogan that's a valid opinion, but merely one opinion. FWIW, 'right clicking' isn't necessarily an easy concept for new computer users to grasp, either.
Nov
24
comment Mac OS X Finder's UX drawbacks
@MichelKogan because someone decided to draw the line somewhere. There's no end to 'why not add a simple...'. And while it may seem simple in and of itself, if you have a 100 'simples' now things are pretty cluttered. I don't think Apple needs to consider this for the next release unless they have sufficient data to show that it's necessary for their demographic.
Nov
24
comment Mac OS X Finder's UX drawbacks
@AEJBUG there is a right or wrong context. The rule-of-7 has nothing to do with visual menus. There is research that shows just the opposite.
Nov
24
comment Mac OS X Finder's UX drawbacks
The 'memory can only hold 7 items' has absolutely nothing to do with menus. It's a UX myth: uxmyths.com/post/931925744/…
Nov
22
comment Should product owners force their design ideas into the final UI?
In terms of quality of the product, you should design a solution that best meets the needs of the user and, ideally, is testable and verifiable. Sans usable data or direction, it really is just an office politics question at that point.
Nov
21
comment Running 1080p on 4k resolution display
This question appears to be off-topic because it is asking about tech support--not UX.
Nov
19
comment What are you looking for in design interviews?
Some would say be wary of interviews. What people say they want/need isn't necessarily what they actually want/need.
Nov
17
comment Should a user be prevented from making an invalid selection or denied with an error message after the fact?
@CharlesWesley true, though then we really should change the title of this question to reflect that more generic question rather than the specific one being asked.
Nov
17
comment Multi-threaded Instant Messenger UX Implications
Aren't all chat apps multi-threaded? You typically don't multi-thread with one person, though, as that would be rather bizarre, wouldn't it?
Nov
13
comment Clients and mockups
I think the answers given are all great and summarize down to this: Showing mockups is always a problem. Best to avoid them.
Nov
13
comment Clients and mockups
ha! Love that analogy!