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Dec
10
comment How do blind people cook?
@JackMaddington what does being able to see have to do with knowing when you can pick up a hot pot? Heat isn't visual on a pot. Whether one can see or not, they have the same challenge in figuring out if a pot is too hot to touch.
Dec
10
comment How do blind people cook?
You don't have to 'see' heat. You can feel it.
Dec
8
comment How to assess how embedded UX is in an organization or team?
Look at the product they produce?
Dec
7
comment Designing a survey for people on the spectrum or have Learning Disabilities
I like that all these suggestions tend to help everyone.
Dec
7
comment Designing a survey for people on the spectrum or have Learning Disabilities
Typically, keeping in mind the same things you'd hopefully do for anyone: keep it simple, make the questions clear, make it only as long as needed, etc.
Dec
4
comment Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?
Note that with proper markup, on should be able to change the style as needed when a non-roman character set is being used.
Dec
4
comment Are ipads used horizontally or vertically?
Note that what 'wins out' may not have any actual correlation to people's preferences...it could simply because what 'won out' has more apps that are locked into that view (denying the user the choice in the first place).
Dec
4
comment Pros and Cons of a grid/dot grid based Futuristic UIs
I agree. Aside from the map, the examples are all using the grid purely for visual interest...which is sometimes fine. Sometimes chart junk. (As for the map, maps use grids, so there's some valid arguments for that)
Dec
4
comment Pros and Cons of a grid/dot grid based Futuristic UIs
fun. Phooey gooeys!
Dec
3
comment Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Dec
3
comment Skeuomorphism, Flat design, Material design, what's next?
That said, +1 for that gizmodo article. I think that's one of the few articles that makes a very clear distinction between the various ways the term 'skeumorph' is being used today. I like their term mimetic to refer to the visual aesthetics.
Dec
3
comment Skeuomorphism, Flat design, Material design, what's next?
Skeuomorphism isn't on one end of a spectrum with flat design on the other. The 'spectrum' is really realistic design v flat design. Both (or neither) can be skeuomorhpic.
Dec
3
comment Skeuomorphism, Flat design, Material design, what's next?
I side with Amit on this, but admit that it's somewhat opinion based and heavily context based. In general, though, I like my buttons to be clear as to what will happen when you interact with them and verbs often make things clearer.
Dec
3
comment Skeuomorphism, Flat design, Material design, what's next?
Flat design does not originate with responsive design. They just happened to have large overlaps in their timelines.
Dec
3
comment Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?
I don't agree with this. There's nothing objectively true about italics being 'more difficult to read'. And while I agree there are certainly traditional uses for italics, there are a lot of traditional uses for italics, and there's no reason to use them in other ways if it makes sense to do so.
Dec
3
comment Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?
I don't see a single citation in that PDF pointing to any actual research. Am I missing it?
Dec
3
comment Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?
I'd need to see a citation. The thing with most legibility research is that it's specific to very particular typefaces, often out of context, and often with very tiny test pools.
Dec
3
comment Skeuomorphism, Flat design, Material design, what's next?
And my point is that flat design is also skeumorphic much of the time.
Dec
2
comment Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?
Traditionally, italics was just a style of type. Entire books were set in italics.
Dec
2
comment Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?
Not sure I agree about italic being less legible. Research is likely inconclusive.