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Mar
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comment Grammar for describing UI design
FWIW, the reverse is often simpler...find the commonalities and build a pattern library. THEN do any necessary additional wireframing.
Feb
26
comment Hiding a phone number during nighttime hours
@JohnGB the reality is you need to accommodate the people that write the checks, but I am of the philosophy that a UX person needs to advocate for the end user first and foremost.
Feb
26
comment Hiding a phone number during nighttime hours
But to fix the problem, introduce your client to the wonders of voicemail.
Feb
26
comment Hiding a phone number during nighttime hours
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not an issue the user has, hence not user experience.
Feb
24
comment Should icons be used to represent “name” and “surname” in a form?
@mvicidomini you don't want a hidden label and placeholder text stating the same thing, however. Also, I'm not Okavango :)
Feb
22
comment What to use for “other” or “unknown” gender?
But if it's not applicable, then why is it even being charted in the first place?
Feb
22
comment What to use for “other” or “unknown” gender?
It's not 'truthiest' it's actualy 'true' in that they simply don't know, hence 'unknown'
Feb
22
comment What to use for “other” or “unknown” gender?
Gender isn't necessarily binary.
Feb
22
comment Why are coiled cables rarely used?
Just a general safety tip: NEVER put power cables under rugs or carpets. They become a fire hazard.
Feb
18
comment How can a retractable pen design be enhanced to discourage users from clicking the pen frequently?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Feb
18
comment How can a retractable pen design be enhanced to discourage users from clicking the pen frequently?
@sharptooth There's nothing to overthink. Pen clicks. Some people like it. They click it. What do you feel the UX problem is that needs solving? That it annoys other people isn't really the an issue for the user.
Feb
18
comment How can a retractable pen design be enhanced to discourage users from clicking the pen frequently?
@sharptooth I don't. But I don't know what that has to do with the question. Users that constantly click pens like to click pens. I don't see the UX problem here.
Feb
18
comment Why are coiled cables rarely used?
I don't see how a coiled cable in any way prevents the problem the ad is talking about. Also, if you are over 30, you'd likely know why coiled telephone cords weren't the greatest thing, either. :)
Feb
18
comment Background colour suitable for both black and white text
A picture sure would help here.
Feb
17
comment Do natural colour schemes work better with the human brain?
Yes, please point us to the specific research (which article? page number?). In general, these 'color means X' statements should be taken with huge grains of salt for a number of reasons--the least of which being that they are usually measured in an entirely different context. Ie, a green room may make one more relaxed than an orange room, but that doesn't necessarily apply to a green icon on a web page.
Feb
17
comment Do natural colour schemes work better with the human brain?
This question is worded ambiguously. Are you actually asking about 'color pallets based on nature'? Regardless, this isn't so much a UX question as it is a branding or graphic design question.
Feb
17
comment How can a retractable pen design be enhanced to discourage users from clicking the pen frequently?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it isn't about user experience. That the pen does click is why people like it. That is the UX they are after.
Feb
17
comment Is it bad practice to use “Lorem Ipsum” example text in a text-preferences screen?
@slicedtoad I don't think any developer would be upset about it. Just pointing out that it's not a known thing by everyone. If it confuses some developers, it likely confuses a lot of users. That's no slight against developers or anything.
Feb
16
comment What some alternative ways to present tabular data instead of the standard table in the UI?
Tables should be the default for presenting tabular data, but there are definitely times when a table isn't ideal--namely if the site is to be responsive and mobile-friendly. Formatted lists are but one alternative that may make more sense.
Feb
16
comment Is it bad practice to use “Lorem Ipsum” example text in a text-preferences screen?
@A.L it's called 'greeking': en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeking but is really more about layout mock-ups than sample text meant to help a person pick a font size.