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comment How easy to read are small caps vs lower case?
A lot of type research is pseudo science. But I think it has been shown that most of us don't read letter-by-letter, but rather word-by-word. As such, the more contrast between words, the easier to differentiate between them.
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comment What is the reason arrows are interpreted as direction?
@Peter again, points for creativity. It's a fun theory, and may hold some truth. But the point is that arrows as 'pointers' are actual pictograms of actual hunting arrows. As to when they were first used in a diagram to indicate direction, that's an interesting question. But the lineage of the directional arrow comes directly from the pictogram of the hunting arrow--for example, many direction arrow drawings (both today and through history) even retain the fletching of an actual arrow on the tail end.
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comment What is the reason arrows are interpreted as direction?
@Peter my point was that it was consciously designed. It's a pictograph of a real world arrow. Pictograms aren't literal representations. They are figurative. See Okavango's answer as an example.
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comment What is the reason arrows are interpreted as direction?
This is a creative answer, but ignores the fact that the arrow is an actual physical object. Ancient humans had actual arrows. They weren't designed to reference horizon lines, but rather to puncture flesh.
Jan
28
comment What to do about users that use two fingers to swipe?
This seems odd. Are you sure the service you are using is reporting things correctly? Is the two finger swipe perhaps an OS-level interaction rather than an interaction with your own particular app?
Jan
27
comment The myth of 7±2 options: more recent research?
To add to your list, Trader Joes did extensive research and determined that fewer choices in food was a much better user experience (for example, 2 types of peanut butter vs. 30)
Jan
27
comment Why are monitors only at neck height by default?
@EvilClosetMonkey asking what the best ergonomic height for a monitor would be a valid question. But this one is lacking in citations and is more open to speculation.
Jan
26
comment Why are monitors only at neck height by default?
Your picture is a good example as to why there can't be a 'standard' monitor stand height. A lot of people would consider your desk about 8" too low and would want a much higher desk but with a keyboard tray.
Jan
26
comment Why are monitors only at neck height by default?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not a UX question.
Jan
26
comment Why are monitors only at neck height by default?
Monitors are typically at shin-height, at best. Not sure this is a valid question. I think you're perhaps asking why monitor stands designed for desks are not adjustable to a higher level than you prefer?
Jan
26
comment Websites these days > are they using templates?
I don't think this is a UX question.
Jan
26
comment Minimalistic UI Versus Too Many Choices, Modal Bootstrap
There's a lot going on in this question. Can you narrow it down a bit?
Jan
25
comment The myth of 7±2 options: more recent research?
So, actually, as such, I'd suggest maybe rewording this question--or splitting it into two questions, given the example isn't really related to the 7/2 theory.
Jan
25
comment The myth of 7±2 options: more recent research?
@DavidMulder again, don't get hung up on that specific term. The issue is grouping and categorization. However you do it. The problem you have isn't related at all to the 7/2 theory (be it somewhat correct in terms of memory retention or the incorrect correlation to navigation). The problem you have is simply figuring out how to enable a person to browser through 200 products.
Jan
25
comment Users stating that the redesign is too bright?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Jan
25
comment Users stating that the redesign is too bright?
@VilleNiemi lots of websites use white backgrounds. That's why I'm skeptical here. Not that you are incorrect, but it's odd that if this were the reason people were complaining about the OP's site, then they'd be complaining about hundreds and thousands of sites on the internet--not just the OPs. This is an interesting general answer about white backgrounds in general--but doesn't seem to address the specific issues the OP is having (given that it's a common thing).
Jan
25
comment The myth of 7±2 options: more recent research?
@DavidMulder I disagree. Amazon uses it. My mom uses Amazon. But it doesn't literally have to be faceted search, either. Just a way to categorize or group the results so it's not a long list of 200 products.
Jan
25
comment Users stating that the redesign is too bright?
@VilleNiemi I get what you are saying, but it's not unique to the layout of that particular site. Lots of sites--not to mention things like MS Word--are laid out that way so it'd be extremely odd that this particular issue of sodium channels and ions is the cause of people not liking this particular site.
Jan
25
comment The myth of 7±2 options: more recent research?
And it doesn't seem like your issue is the number of items, but how a person can sort through them. You are correct, no one wants to sort through 200 items, so the goal is to figure out how a person would want to sift through them all. Consider faceted search.
Jan
25
comment The myth of 7±2 options: more recent research?
This isn't new, but still very valid research that essentially says it's not the amount of navigation, but that the navigation helps the person get to the next place: uie.com/reports/scent_of_information