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Jun
11
comment Latest UI research for comments sections
There is a separator--white space.
Jun
11
comment How can I make monochrome icons work?
This might work, but also be wary of creating chart junk.
Jun
10
comment Preparing Positioning Specs for iOS Developers
@Hynes details are details. Whether it's code formatting or page layout. If one is a UI developer, it's critical that they pay attention to both. The reality is that a lot of developers simply aren't UI devs. A simpler way to put it: one needs to hire developers that care about UI. Regardless, agile still helps with all of this. You need constant feedback loops amongst the entire team.
Jun
4
comment How to make maxlength attribute accessible?
There's really two questions here. One is "How do I make a feature accessible in markup/code" and the other is "how to I make JAWS work correctly because JAWS doesn't always support the accessibility standards". It's frustrating, for sure, that JAWS is popular, yet typically behind in fully supporting accessibility standards.
Jun
4
comment Mobile Phone Device Grouping
There's likely infinite ways to group these, so I don't see how we can have a single right answer to this question.
Jun
4
comment centered logo ok?
I think this is a nice answer as it points out the F-Shape research, but also puts in a nice bit of skepticism (which I completely agree with).
Jun
4
comment centered logo ok?
@JonW as with much UX research, however, context is key. That research likely refers to 'common' F-shape eye tracking patterns which wouldn't be applicable in a layout that uses primarily centered objects.
May
29
comment When is the best time to ask a user to create a password?
I disagree with this. You should ask the user for as little as possible up front. You want to reduce hurdles--not make a large one. Granted, lots of places do ask you for a password from the get-go, but if there's a way to get them into the site without having to do it immediately, it could be a good approach.
May
29
comment Being explicit with ToolTip
I argue that tooltips are usually irrelevant. Either the data is important enough to be placed on-screen to begin with, or, if not, it's probably not worth showing at all--even in a tooltip.
May
29
comment Can someone suggest optimized ways of color coding? I have given an example too
That's just too much data to show in one form at one time. I think you need to go back and rethink this at a broader level. Yes, color won't work here. You'll need to leverage other visual cues such as text, icons, layout, etc.
May
29
comment What sort of control should I use instead of a knob?
I think it's an option, but feel that it's a stretch to call it 'ideal'.
May
28
comment What sort of control should I use instead of a knob?
real knobs are incredibly usable. virtual knobs tend to be a huge pain to use (though I'd make a few concessions for a touch device)
May
28
comment what do users expect to find on a “contact us” page?
I'd argue a high bounce rate means the page is succesful. They came to find contact information. And found it (as they haven't had to go to other pages on the site).
May
28
comment What is the Design Sprints methodology?
We used to call this 'war rooming' or 'whiteboarding' :)
May
28
comment Are there any examples of multi-screen or multi-device design patterns?
@MichaelLai that is typically how I set up my dual monitors (one in portrait, one landscape). It's really no different...it's still one big monitor, albeit in an 'L' shape. The programs either span them both or just one at my request.
May
27
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
There's a lot wrong with them, actually. Soapy hands, holding groceries, etc.
May
27
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
ah, the bear factor! Always an important UX metric to consider!
May
27
comment Are there any examples of multi-screen or multi-device design patterns?
I'd argue that multiple displays are merely 'a bigger display'. So the same UI model applies. The key for the OS and/or Apps, IMHO, is that they are smart enough to both treat the multiple displays as one large one, but also can conform to one specific screen at a time when requested.
May
27
comment Who creates the animation in the UX design process?
There's no one answer to this. It's entirely dependent on your team, the titles your team uses, and the skill sets of those with those titles.
May
24
comment Do user experience practitioners ever have to worry about code?
I find developers that have an affinity for UI work are, by default, good UX designers--whether they intended to be or not. :)