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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.
Jul
8
comment Is it OK to phrase the title of a modal as a question?
@VitalyMijiritsky I think that info changes the question--at least, it changes the validity of the most up-voted answer. I also feel that the Balsamiq modal is rather atypical (at least in web land). It appears to be very windows-OS-centric, in which case you'd want to move the 'save changes' out of the title bar and into the actual content of the modal.
Jul
8
comment Is it OK to phrase the title of a modal as a question?
In what context do your modals have title bars? On the web, for example, most modal window implementations don't bother with title bars.
Jul
6
comment Is there a better way than zebra stripes
I'm also not a huge fan of UX decisions being based on one study (though I readily admit it's common.)
Jul
6
comment Is there a better way than zebra stripes
I don't know that I'd consider those studies completely objective. There's subjectivity in that they compared very particular tables. A bad table without zebra stripes may be less desirable than one with zebra stripes. On the other hand, a very well laid out table may be more desirable that a poorly laid out one with zebra stripes.
Jul
5
comment Is there a good alternative to zebra stripes when rows use drag-and-drop reordering?
@Franchesca it may work, but I think that will actually cause the problem. If you are moving rows around, the zebra striping is likely giving you a visual anchor. They're likely not looking at the row being dragged, but rather where they want to drop it. And if upon dropping it each time, the zebra stripes flip, that could get disorientating.
Jul
3
comment Why circular icons/elements in user interface element become so popular?
What is the "circular hype trend" that you refer to in iOS?
Jul
3
comment Is there a good alternative to zebra stripes when rows use drag-and-drop reordering?
Also, I don't think parallax is the right term here. Parallax refers to stereoscopic site and distance.
Jul
3
comment Is there a good alternative to zebra stripes when rows use drag-and-drop reordering?
I think in this case re-striping is the problem. With repositioning rows, it's important that the row the eye is fixated on stays consistent as that is their landmark they are using to rearrange items.
Jul
3
comment Is there a good alternative to zebra stripes when rows use drag-and-drop reordering?
I wouldn't call it 'pretty good evidence' that they are the 'most effective' way. I would call it 'evidence that they can be useful at times'. Using zebra stripes shouldn't be a default choice, though. Only use it when it makes sense to and other options aren't providing the solution you need. With drag-n-drop, you provide a pretty good argument as to why you shouldn't use zebra stripes in that scenario.
Jul
3
comment Why most of the microphones are placed on the left of headsets / headphones?
Theory #1 sounds fairly solid. Wires get in the way. Most people are right handed. Put the wires on the left to keep them out of the way.
Jul
3
comment How to take advantage of white space on a blank interface
A 'useful default' is useful in that it's there. It shows the type of actual content that can be created/stored.
Jul
3
comment How to take advantage of white space on a blank interface
@BartGijssens name them 'sample playlist 1'. As for HOW TO ADD a playlist, if that's not already apparent in the UI, there are bigger issues.
Jul
3
comment How to take advantage of white space on a blank interface
Interesting that this got downvotes. This is not an uncommon solution.
Jun
30
comment What are slabs of screen sizes for developing apps for mobile devices(including tablets) ?
You don't want to design based on inches but rather on actual screen pixel dimensions (while accounting for high density displays)
Jun
30
comment What are slabs of screen sizes for developing apps for mobile devices(including tablets) ?
Never heard it referred to as 'slab'. Regardless, what you want to do is responsive design...accommodate them all.
Jun
25
comment Is “UX” as an abbreviation for “user experience” meant to be ironic?
It's a nice theory, but 'X' is a common way to abbreviate any word beginning with *x... so it's likely due to common usage more than anything. As for concerns about people outside the world of UX, it's somewhat moot as the term is really a term solely used internally. All fields have their own jargon. This is one of ours.
Jun
24
comment UX gains by embedding a responsive website into apps?
ah, gotcha. Well, in the grand scheme of things, those app store licenses are fairly minor.
Jun
24
comment What's the best type of car key?
There is no 'best' key. It's all dependent on context and objectives. That said to meet 'ease of use' and 'durability' the best key is an electronic one (such as RFID).
Jun
23
comment Responsive design - setting a single breakpoint?
Compromising UX to accommodate QA is likely not the best UX strategy. I'd question the need to check so many devices, though. The point of responsive is that it's device agnostic.