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May
20
comment How can I make my UX work more “fun”?
I am a UXer in a big corporation who also can write code. I have the same itches you do. Agile is a place where one can work and see something actually taking shape and I think anyone with your skill sets likely is frustrated with any document-heavy process (as am I). personally, I think that's a good thing--good UX, to me, is about BUILDING better products and services--not DOCUMENTING what might become better products and services. ;)
May
16
comment Why at some web are pages always from 1,2,3 … for newest messages?
I think your complaint is more about how pagination is implemented.
May
14
comment Any Research on User Experience Perceptions of Native Apps vs Web or Hybrid Apps
@3nafish yes! Exactly! I think we're on the exact same page there. It is important to distinguish between those.
May
14
comment Any Research on User Experience Perceptions of Native Apps vs Web or Hybrid Apps
@sirtimbly when you say 'viewed in a webview' do you mean that the app is still loading an external web app via a client-server model? Or are you simply saying it's a standalone native app--but built with phonegap? If the latter, 3nafish's answer doesn't directly address that.
May
10
comment Showing MSRP / Regular Price in regards to a discount
I feel that this is almost a black pattern when it comes to UX. It's really a marketing/sales technique and I believe (only a hunch, mind you) that most UX folks would prefer one price be listed.
May
10
comment Ideal column width for paragraphs online
There is no correlation with words-per-line and browser window width as browser windows can be almost any width.
May
10
comment Night/Day Mode Toggle
This sounds neat, but note that most devices have fairly accessible brightness settings already that a user is likely using to accomodate bright vs. dark environments.
May
9
comment Do users need 3 ways to change sound volume on their computer?
The hardware one controls the system one. The file one is a subset of the system one. Still not ideal by any means, but they aren't 'multiplied'.
May
9
comment How can the mode of a car's transmission be made more clear?
(as an example, I very often run into 'problems' sent to UX to resolve that are service design problems, or content issues more than issues with the actual UX).
May
9
comment How can the mode of a car's transmission be made more clear?
+1 for pointing out that the best way to figure out a solution, is to fully figure out the problem. Coming up with UX solutions to a poorly defined problem doesn't often result in improvements.
May
9
comment How can the mode of a car's transmission be made more clear?
As for 'always leaving car in one gear' if that is a real issue, then I think it's a valid question, but I don't know of any data that says that's a real issue. Most everyone I know that drive a stick has a habit of putting the vehicle in neutral as they start the vehicle.
May
9
comment How can the mode of a car's transmission be made more clear?
It's an interesting hypothetical, but I think in reality, anyone that drives a stick intuitively and habitually always shifts before accelerating.
May
9
comment Sending a formatted email vs. sending a PDF as attachment
When I want email, I just want email. No HTML. No PDFs. So, this may not be a feature aimed at everyone.
May
8
comment Any Research on User Experience Perceptions of Native Apps vs Web or Hybrid Apps
@JustinMeiners I don't know specifically what you are referring to (BTW, if you can take this to chat, please do, alas, I can't see the chat option).
May
8
comment Any Research on User Experience Perceptions of Native Apps vs Web or Hybrid Apps
@JustinMeiners I've used some native apps with horrific UIs and UX. I've used some great web apps with wonderful UIs and UX. Point being that the code, in and of itself, is hardly the deciding factor in whether a UX is good or not.
May
8
comment Any Research on User Experience Perceptions of Native Apps vs Web or Hybrid Apps
@3nafish I understand you are comparing Native Apps with Web Apps. I'm not critiquing your answer (as it's a good one) but trying to get clarification from the OP on exactly what they want. I think (but am not sure) that the OP was wanting to compare Native Apps (coded in a native language) with Native Apps (coded with HTML5 and PhoneGap). Again, it's confusing as people are using different definitions for the various terms throughout this Q&A. (In other words, it appears that there are many varying definitions of 'web app' floating around in these answers which maybe confusing to some).
May
8
comment How should I design a table with clickable rows?
@lenny.myr oh, I see...both links take you to the exact same information? If so, then I suggest that ONLY the book title be a link.
May
8
comment Research on scrolling within modal (web)? pros/cons?
I've run in to that same debate before as well. My take is that regardless of the option, the goal should be that only one scroll bar appears on the page at a time in those situations).
May
8
comment What is the validity of contrast and colours tests?
Somewhat ironically, the checkmycolours site uses 100% white text on 100% black. Ouch, my eyes!
May
8
comment Is it OK to use 'free' in a tax subtotal?
I wouldn't mention that they are not paying taxes because they are special, as that's a lie. They are not paying taxes due to local tax regulations.