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Jun
26
comment Progressive Disclosure: Accordions, Carousels, and Cards
We can't possibly answer this without understanding the data in each case and the needs of the user. Focus on the users and the data first and foremost. 'Standardizing' is nice, but maybe simply isn't in the best interest of the various types of data. Also, one thing to keep in mind: sometimes scrolling is the easiest UI. If a user needs to see all of this data at some point, perhaps making it one long scrolling page might make the most sense (but that's not true in all cases, just something to consider)
Jun
26
comment Is there a need to develop for IE8 and earlier?
Is that one IE8 user the boss? I've run into that more than once... :)
Jun
26
comment Awaiting “Start” Icon
I agree with this, unless auto racing is a common event. For that matter, though, you could make an icon for each type of event (runner, auto, bike, etc.)
Jun
25
comment UX vs Product Design, what's the difference?
I've seen this too, though often would call that a 'product owner' but again, it's all fuzzy terminology.
Jun
24
comment Are there specific approaches in UI design to reduce the risk of RSI?
I think the primary goal would be to reduce repetitive movements if you can. Beyond that, it probably makes more sense to encourage and guide users into using the keyboard more than the mouse.
Jun
24
comment What's the best navigation UI pattern for nested resources on mobile?
And modals are an option too, though realize the user needs to dismiss the modal as well. You're not necessarily saving effort in that sense.
Jun
24
comment What's the best navigation UI pattern for nested resources on mobile?
So are you saying teachers do have to accomplish multiple tasks while inside the app? If so, then you may want to consider the toolbar model ala instagram or facebook. Also, don't be too hung up on 'pages' on apps. Often tapping back 3 times can actually be a lot faster than tapping a menu icon, scrolling, then tapping the new location.
Jun
24
comment What's the best navigation UI pattern for nested resources on mobile?
"Most of my app's users are teachers who are a bit uncomfortable with my current UI" = any details on what they find uncomfortable? Have you observed them using the app to see what typical paths they take through it? Have you considered a toolbar at the bottom? In general, the WhatsApp model is preferred when people typically have to open the app to tackle one particular task. The hamburger menu is preferred when people have to open the app to perform a whole bunch of different tasks.
Jun
23
comment Placement of “done” checkbox button
(Given the number of somewhat random answers, I think this might be a purely opinion based question at this point.)
Jun
23
comment Placement of “done” checkbox button
The catch with this layout is that if a user needs to 'skip' a lot of pages, then they have to scroll through a lot of pages. I'd consider duplicating the buttons at the top of the page as well.
Jun
23
comment Placement of “done” checkbox button
Based on the limited information I have, I don't see a particular reason for the done button to exist at all.
Jun
23
comment Placement of “done” checkbox button
Finished what? reading it? How is that useful information to the end-user? Are these all sequential pages part of something larger? What is the purpose of the end-user reading this particular page? Why would a user skip a page? Not trying to be difficult, but we really do need to understand the greater context here.
Jun
23
comment How to deal with whitespace left by fixed field width?
(FYI, there is a Sharepoint SE site. Not sure if they count Infopath as being part of Sharepoint, but if they do, that'd be the place to ask...Sharepoint developers are the kings of workarounds and hacks)
Jun
23
comment How to deal with whitespace left by fixed field width?
The UX answer is: don't use Infopath. :)
Jun
23
comment What do 3 *close* horizontal bars (not the hamburger menu) represent UX-wise, and what's the origin of the design?
@Calvin'sHobbies that's a good point. Context is very important in this regard.
Jun
22
comment Placement of “done” checkbox button
And what does 'done' actually do? We need more information here.
Jun
22
comment What do 3 *close* horizontal bars (not the hamburger menu) represent UX-wise, and what's the origin of the design?
A notch is usually a 'bite' out of an item. As these are emulating raised areas, 'notches' is probably the wrong term to be using...and the pistol is actually a lesser example.
Jun
22
comment What do 3 *close* horizontal bars (not the hamburger menu) represent UX-wise, and what's the origin of the design?
@rejectedregedit it didn't originate from pistols. That's merely one example of it in use on a physical object.
Jun
19
comment Is tree menu “10 year old” design?
i abound interviews that ask you to do sample projects as they are, at best, void of context and at worse, spec work
Jun
18
comment How to improve the readability hexadecimal characters on a small label
This is just too broad. There are dozens if not hundreds of valid suggestions.