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Jun
5
comment The calling the shots dilemma
I don't disagree with the thoughts here, but don't entirely agree they all fit into the spirit of agile. Pushing for leaders and specialists tends to actually be the opposite of agile. Not that you shouldn't have SMEs on the teams, or people steering the teams, but Agile is very much about collective self-organizing more than it is about following leaders.
Jun
4
comment Where should I place the leaderboard ad?
In terms of user experience, the answer is: get rid of ads. :) As for answering this question, there's no way for us to answer it. You'd have to ask the designers of each of those sites.
Jun
4
comment How to remove bias or play dumb yourself?
Bowen summed it up well. You're essentially asking for heuristics.
Jun
4
comment iPhone app - Persistent hamburger menu vs last page visited
Persistent navigation is important only when it is. Sometimes it's not. :)
Jun
4
comment iPhone app - Persistent hamburger menu vs last page visited
While this is an option, it's not backed up with arguments as to why it is better than what was suggestions.
Jun
4
comment iPhone app - Persistent hamburger menu vs last page visited
There's no way to answer this. It's entirely dependent on all of the unique factors of your particular app. The IA, the content, the functionality, the needs, the customer, etc, etc.
Jun
4
comment Does visual design really affect UX?
This assumes usability and visual design are mutually exclusive concepts.
Jun
4
comment Does visual design really affect UX?
@Tonny well, if a person can't read it, that is a UX problem.
Jun
4
comment Are screenreader users aware of the keyboard controls with jQuery UI's datepicker?
I highly doubt it. These seem custom to me.
Jun
3
comment Are screenreader users aware of the keyboard controls with jQuery UI's datepicker?
The problem with keyboard controls in the browser is that they sometimes conflict with the keyboard commands of the screen reader software. So this may be something you simply need to test. As to whether the component is accessible, see if it's using ARIA attributes properly.
Jun
3
comment Why are X, Y and Z axes represented by Red, Green, and Blue?
There's nothing particular analog or digital about RGB. Digital TVs use RGB just as analog TVs did.
Jun
3
comment Why are X, Y and Z axes represented by Red, Green, and Blue?
This is a fair point. I think everyone assumed this was in reference to 3D modeling UIs but on second read, there's nothing in particular that refers to that.
Jun
3
comment Why are X, Y and Z axes represented by Red, Green, and Blue?
Not a bad answer, but I think it's over-complicating the explanation of additive vs. subtractive color spaces. Also note that there's not necessarily consensus that RGB can produce more colors than CMYK. The main thing to remember is that they share a lot of colors, but both color spaces have colors the other can not reproduce: rgb vs cmyk gamut google.com/search?q=rgb+vs+cmyk+gamut&tbm=isch
Jun
3
comment UX Designers - working with developers to resolve design or implementation disagreements
It's usually resolved via testing. Or popular vote. Or both.
Jun
2
comment Mobile Hamburger Menu Location
I would also ask how often a user needs to access your app's menu with one hand. If it's frequently, I'd argue that perhaps a hamburger menu is the wrong navigation model to use in the first place.
Jun
2
comment Mobile Hamburger Menu Location
asking for examples of other sites isn't a good SE question. Instead, perhaps you could ask if there is any precedent for hamburger menus not being located at the top. FYI, the menu in the lower right isn't really a hamburger menu. It's an 'etc' type of icon for a toolbar. Luke Wroblewski has named that a 'kebab menu': twitter.com/lukew/status/590911111358242816
Jun
2
comment Why are X, Y and Z axes represented by Red, Green, and Blue?
That's a good technical explanation of what RGB is but doesn't really answer the question.
Jun
2
comment Does visual design really affect UX?
I like the sample, but don't necessarily agree with the arguments. The right is both more usable and more aesthetically pleasing. The left actually has poor contrast (or as poor as the right), center aligned labels (not ideal). Etc.
Jun
2
comment Does visual design really affect UX?
Does one need really research to point out that the look of the UI is, of course, going to affect the experience? Ultimately, humans do judge books by their cover. :)
Jun
2
comment Enhancing web addresses as displayed in a browser location input
This would make some sense if all URLs were structured consistently with proper hierarchies and the like. But that's not the case, so I don't know what you really gain from this. Seems like you're just cluttering up what was before a simple text field.