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Jan
20
comment Applying a one-time gender select in fashion e-commerce navigation bar
'kids' isn't a gender.
Jan
20
comment Applying a one-time gender select in fashion e-commerce navigation bar
Aren't women/men/kids 3 distinct categories? Not sure how a toggle makes sense.
Jan
20
comment When should I ask for the title of a YouTube video and the title of a resume?
Don't YouTube videos already have titles?
Jan
17
comment Why did the mouse beat the light pen, paddle, and other pointing devices?
@Davor ha, no, but that's not really an issue today anymore.
Jan
17
comment Accuracy of a text field VS ease of buttons
I'm confused as to why you can't track this programmatically, but you can change the UI.
Jan
16
comment Partial-Page Responsiveness, or Responsive Elements in a Non-Responsive App
It'd take jarring and disorienting over not usable at all--assuming the current site is a pain to use on a mobile device at the moment. But if the current app is a lost cause anyways, then maybe it doesn't matter. Stick with the way it us until the redesign. It's just that I rarely see those "we'll make it responsive next year" promises come true. As such, one could argue that for the long run, a jarring experience now is good--as it will encourage the complete redesign sooner than later. But that's all a strategic decision more than UX.
Jan
16
comment What is the Best Practice for Measuring User Behavior for Enterprises?
I'd maybe suggest start by talking to your customers. What would they consider preferable?
Jan
16
comment What is the Best Practice for Measuring User Behavior for Enterprises?
The more data UX can collect, the more you can do with it. But it's hard to say which of these would be best for you. It would all depend on a lot of factors.
Jan
15
comment Why did the mouse beat the light pen, paddle, and other pointing devices?
@Dane that's a fair point. It's almost as if there are two separate questions in the original post.
Jan
15
comment Why did the mouse beat the light pen, paddle, and other pointing devices?
The direct touch disadvantages can almost all be seen as advantages. It all depends on context.
Jan
15
comment Why did the mouse beat the light pen, paddle, and other pointing devices?
@ArturoTorresSánchez yes, of course their are differences--just as their are differences with different mice and track balls. But the essence is the same: direct interaction with the UI.
Jan
15
comment Why did the mouse beat the light pen, paddle, and other pointing devices?
This answer is getting long. The problem is that it's a list of things that are nice about a mouse, but doesn't necessarily explain why they are in more widespread use. There are plenty of bullet points that can be created for positive aspects of many other input devices as well.
Jan
15
comment Sliders/Carousels vs. Scrolling
The term 'carousel' may be a bit of a red herring on this question. I think it's primarily a scrolling/swiping issue more than it specifically being a carousel (which is a term that has some baggage along the lines of '3D cover flow spinners')
Jan
15
comment A client wants a “Show More” on every page on his website. (Weighing up the benefits)
@Layke that is one of those "things that the client thinks is a problem but isn't". Remind them that pages don't have 'heights' as all web browsers are different sizes and content will reflow as needed.
Jan
15
comment What is the most effective way of starting a sales email conversation with a potential customer?
@theotherone hence my suggestion for a phone number. Always have an alternative for Uncle Bob and his Windows 7 machine. :)
Jan
15
comment Why do idle elevators close the doors?
@cimmanon that sounds even more frustrating! :)
Jan
15
comment Where does user experience begin and end?
@AEJBUG it certainly can. The converse is true as well...what technology is being used can directly affect the UX.
Jan
15
comment Why do idle elevators close the doors?
@Mark except that's a terrible indicator. If a person encounters open elevator doors, they just walk in and choose a floor. :)
Jan
14
comment Why do some users complete forms all in capital letters?
@EvilClosetMonkey that's not entirely true. The address auto-fill feature on browsers isn't site-centric. I don't know that UPS would affect though, unless it returned with editable fields already turned back into all-caps (which is maybe the case?)
Jan
14
comment What is the most effective way of starting a sales email conversation with a potential customer?
@Pj_ I don't think pre-installed mailto clients is critical. If a user uses email, they would have gotten around to installing a client and/or are using web based email.