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Apr
21
comment HTML vs. PDF — What are the Pros and Cons of PDF?
@Luke on OSX, you can save it out in any software as a PDF. On WIndows, I think you're right...you may have to have something installed. On my PC, it's an option in all browsers, but I don't know if that's due to office or what.
Apr
21
comment UX Parameters for Interaction Design
Did you ever find the other two you were looking for?
Apr
21
comment Avoiding designing by committee
Testing can easily be as much empty words. Testing is important, but unless properly done, just as arbitrary as people's opinions. In terms of visual design, one needs to often do a lot of A/B testing.
Apr
21
comment What's the rationale for having the keyboard vibration feature on mobile phones?
Does the iPhone have this feature?
Apr
21
comment How do “We call you back!” buttons on websites make sense?
It's primarily so the customer doesn't have to sit on hold.
Apr
21
comment How do “We call you back!” buttons on websites make sense?
I agree about always enabling customer contact, but I don't see how the customer's shyness comes into play one way or the other.
Apr
21
comment How do “We call you back!” buttons on websites make sense?
"No one wants to sit on hold" = that's the entire answer right there.
Apr
21
comment HTML vs. PDF — What are the Pros and Cons of PDF?
#2 is rarely a benefit in the real world mainly because most all PDF forms are just terribly implemented. :)
Apr
20
comment Merging firstname/last name into one field
@craigmoliver we agree.
Apr
19
comment Why is the 0 next to 9, not next to 1?
@DavidRicherby possibly. It's just a horrible example all around. It looks like a horrible auto-trace of a bad photocopy of a microfiche scan. :)
Apr
19
comment Why is the 0 next to 9, not next to 1?
@gerrit technically, UX as a field of practice wasn't around in the typewriter era. :) But that said, this likely wasn't UX related at all. A lot of things ended up the way they are not by design as much as by engineering, random opinions, or by accident. There may be a UX tangent here, but it's slim, at best.
Apr
17
comment Why is the 0 next to 9, not next to 1?
@supercat which is fine. I'm not a fan of this question to begin with, and that we really can't answer the question only emphasizes that. We can come up with lots of great theories and guesses, but that's all they are...just theories and guesses--and none are really related to UX Design.
Apr
17
comment Why is the 0 next to 9, not next to 1?
I don't think people number their shopping lists. However, I do like the theory that zeros usually FOLLOW a number, rather than precede it. Though I think that's just a theoretical reason for the placement.
Apr
17
comment Why is the 0 next to 9, not next to 1?
I don't know that there is a strong correlation between a rotary phone dial and a typewriter. There could be, but there's also so many differences that it seems unlikely.
Apr
17
comment Why is the 0 next to 9, not next to 1?
I'm not convinced that that "Sholes and Glidden" example is at all accurate. For one, it's not monospace...which would be very odd for an early typewriter. Possible, but unlikely.
Apr
17
comment Why is the 0 next to 9, not next to 1?
"real answer must lie in history..." Indeed. Alas, that's a history question--not UX.
Apr
17
comment Use of TWO hamburger menus in mobile app
This answer certainly isn't wrong, but I'd take the linked articles with a large grain of salt. Whether a hamburger menu is good or bad is heavily dependent on context. Sometimes it really is a good solution.
Apr
17
comment Use of TWO hamburger menus in mobile app
How would a user have any clue as to which one to tap at any given time? When a client insists on something stupid, if viable, see if you can do some ad-hoc user testing. Sometimes data will change their mind.
Apr
17
comment Suggestions and references for a modern-looking and clean UI?
As for this example, give us a use case. Would a user typically be editing all of these records in one sitting? Or just one or two?
Apr
17
comment Suggestions and references for a modern-looking and clean UI?
These are fine suggestions for a broad page framework but don't really address the specifics of the question.