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Jul
28
comment How many required fields are too many?
I agree completely with this alas, in my experience, users do not. It appears we've created an anti-pattern that users now expect. In user testing we've found people to be confused when they don't see required field markings. Ugh. :)
Jul
25
comment If a page isn't there do you need to say?
We need a whole lot more information here. What is the use-case of clicking on a button that takes you to an 'empty' state?
Jul
23
comment Should a Landing Page tell the User how to Pronounce the Company's Name?
@ChairmanMeow marketing is often gimmicky. :) (Not that that should prevent you from distrusting the company...I have a strong distrust of marketing myself...)
Jul
23
comment Should a Landing Page tell the User how to Pronounce the Company's Name?
This is really more of a marketing/branding/copywriting topic. I don't have specific examples but have seen it used as a way to create a particular brand voice. 'Distract' might not a negative way to describe it. When appropriate, a more positive way may be to 'draw notice'. Sometimes the brand is more than the product.
Jul
23
comment Should a Landing Page tell the User how to Pronounce the Company's Name?
Sometimes distracting is the intent. For a startup, I can see it being very much about 'look at us, the company and our hip attitude' more than anything.
Jul
23
comment Should a Landing Page tell the User how to Pronounce the Company's Name?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about branding and marketing.
Jul
22
comment Who invented the blinking cursor
Interesting to learn that frivolous UI patents went all the way back to 1970.
Jul
21
comment Explaining to computer illiterate users - text vs images of text
Can you provide some context for us? Who do you have to explain this to? And why? For a lot of users in a lot of situations, the difference is moot at a personal level. But there's plenty of bigger picture arguments to be made but it'd help to understand the goal of said arguments.
Jul
21
comment Is the ELMER form design guidelines still current? Any other good government guidelines out there?
There's always room for debate in UX. :)
Jul
18
comment Why people open a lot of tabs in their browser if they don't really use them?
Next on TLC: TAB HOARDERS.
Jul
18
comment Why people open a lot of tabs in their browser if they don't really use them?
cuz we're human = we're lazy and procrastinate.
Jul
17
comment Key dimensions to efficiently describe a user interface
I think this question is too broad. How one classifies types of sites and/or navigation and/or UI in general is nearly infinite and highly dependent on context.
Jul
15
comment How to display configuration forms to minimize clicks
It is if I don't remember what it originally was. I may have started typing before I realized I was in the wrong field and now I don't know what was originally in that field to fix it now.
Jul
11
comment Which pattern of filling a form is most usual?
Does it matter?
Jul
10
comment How to display configuration forms to minimize clicks
auto-save in data forms may not be a good idea. Is there a way to 'cancel' an inadvertent edit, for example?
Jul
10
comment Who are we designing for? The majority of our users or the users who bring in the majority of our revenue?
This is a question for your product owners to answer.
Jul
10
comment Are one-page web apps always better?
I don't know that page layout is directly related to whether a site is a one-page or multi-page experience. I think any multi-page site could be turned into a single-page app type experience. And it could be done with little-to-no UX impact (though work would be involved).
Jul
9
comment Are one-page web apps always better?
Technology and SEO are certainly related to UX.
Jul
9
comment Advice on alternatives to using dozens of check boxes in an interface
Describe the user objective here. We don't care that it's .net or bit values. We need to understand the intents and objective of the users.
Jul
8
comment UX principles while designing a logo ?
There aren't any, really. Other than maybe "don't make it ugly". Your logo is more about branding and marketing than UX.