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Aug
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comment Radio button best parttern in mobile app
We're struggling to understand the bigger picture here. Any chance you can sketch out the full set of radios? There might be a more elegant solution that radios.
Aug
17
comment Radio button best parttern in mobile app
Why do they have to first select the radio button?
Aug
17
comment Radio button best parttern in mobile app
Can you explain the larger context here? It's hard to understand the need to select a radio button to activate a drop down.
Aug
16
comment Is this publisher doing their UX wrong?
You seem to know the answer to this already and, as such, this comes across more of a rant. A valid rant, mind you.
Aug
15
comment Why not allow numeric fields to do arithmetic computation?
Not desirable is a valid point, but it certainly wouldn't interfere at all with people that wouldn't find it desirable. There is one scenario where I can se this not working as well and that's mobile, where you often want a custom keyboard to appear for numeric input...which often does not include the operands.
Aug
15
comment Best term for typical blurry/fuzzy ground?
I don't think this is a UX question. Maybe a Graphic Design question, but even then, the answer is likely just "textured background"
Aug
15
comment “Floating labels” vs “Fixed small labels” on the the web?
Thanks! I went ahead and added the image in case the link dies in the future.
Aug
15
comment Why is sugar not in a shaker?
That said, note that sugar also does not have brand loyalty, so I'm not sure your theory holds up as well. Yes there are a lot of sugar substitutes out there, but they are all actually different products--not different brands of the same product. And that sweeteners come in packets doesn't mean sugar couldn't remain in a pourer--in fact that is a not-uncommon scenario in a lot of diners and coffee shops.
Aug
15
comment Why is sugar not in a shaker?
One could argue 'capitalism' is the answer to every "why is this consumer product the way it is" question asked on this web site. :)
Aug
15
comment What would be the best way to ask for user input for an irregular array?
Can you give us more context? If they can enter anything they want into both the label and the data area, is there any strong reason to keep them fields in the first place? Could this instead be simply a large freeform text area?
Aug
15
comment “Floating labels” vs “Fixed small labels” on the the web?
I think there's one large additional con: the fields don't look like fields and aren't immediately identifiable as interactive.
Aug
15
comment “Floating labels” vs “Fixed small labels” on the the web?
Can you post an example of what you mean by 'floating label'?
Aug
15
comment Define the word “parse” for a non-technical user in 1-2 sentences
I know, and I don't mean to purposefully frustrate you, but realize you are asking a bunch of UX people. And UX people will likely tell you to not use the technical term in the first place if it has to be defined for people to understand it. As such, I don't think this is a UX question. I do strongly suggest asking this over on english.se You might get a better answer there.
Aug
15
comment Define the word “parse” for a non-technical user in 1-2 sentences
Based on all of that, I'm not sure I'd use the term 'parse' at all. What about 'convert file'?
Aug
14
comment Define the word “parse” for a non-technical user in 1-2 sentences
@Frisbee that's actually exactly the type of context we're talking about. Seems you have a very specific user type and that helps define the context. So, I'd ask: Why is it important for users to understand this term? How does it help the complete their task? What is their desired end result? What kind of file are they having the system parse for them?
Aug
14
comment Define the word “parse” for a non-technical user in 1-2 sentences
(For example, I don't see a strong difference between 'parsing a sentence' and 'parsing a xml file' from a user-centric point of view.)
Aug
14
comment Define the word “parse” for a non-technical user in 1-2 sentences
@Frisbee I understand what you are asking. But for this to be a UX question, we really do need to understand the bigger picture here. Context is everything. If you're simply looking for a generic definition, then I don't think this is a UX question and probably belongs on english.se
Aug
14
comment Define the word “parse” for a non-technical user in 1-2 sentences
If the OP simply wants a generic definition, I'd argue this should instead be asked at English.se
Aug
14
comment Define the word “parse” for a non-technical user in 1-2 sentences
@Ajedi32 well, it seems like the user is doing something (ie, hitting the button called 'parse') But I agree...I think this is the wrong term in the context of the user's objectives here.
Aug
14
comment Define the word “parse” for a non-technical user in 1-2 sentences
@Frisbee definitions can differ in different context. Context is everything.