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Jul
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comment What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?
I am struggling to decide the best answer to choose. The design does not appear to have origin in any implicit meaning via the perceptual system. Yet, there is a possibility for an unintended implicit meaning.
Jun
24
comment What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?
@JediCommymullah read the rest of the comments, inherent meaning (arising from a natural affordance that was translated into a design), is quite different from assumed meaning. Maybe you can think of it as 'denote' vs. 'connote.' DaveAlger is the only one to address that a yield-sign is an arrow that points at you, counter to your direction of flow/travel. Please consider how I used the term "perceptual", and my answer to other discussion. best
Jun
22
comment What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?
anything is learnable. It become convention. For that reason, I focused the question on the perceptual mechanisms that reinforce or establish the meaning. if you are saying that there "there are none" and it's all convention... that's a viable answer. (fwiw.... I wouldn't buy it without disproof by showing the perceptual affordances of the structure are against the meaning-in-context.)
Jun
21
comment What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?
If it's clear then I think we must be able to state and/or deconstruct it? I'm looking for a rationale that goes deeper, or is more transparent in another direction, than that I posted in the question. Arguing that less is needed to understand... I don't think that's Teaching. No offense
Jun
20
comment What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?
I don't understand what mechanism underlies this implicitness
Jun
20
comment What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?
That's what they are, but you are not addressing how they work
Jun
20
comment What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?
I also like the comment by @Rolf ツ, about it resembling a row of teeth. That kind of subconscious morphology is over very important in perception & reaction.
Jun
18
asked What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?
May
26
comment Background music in app
This is the answer that this question deserved. Psych + branding + revenue options are strong reasons. Ringtone revenue stream? Not huge, but niche and viral.
Apr
15
comment Usability of map clusters?
you could do this, but then you miss sparse data because one hotspot washes out the rest. Google's solution, as linked in the question, solves this by representing a variable density grid, for the scale. You example only works so long as all markers are co-local. How would you handle a marker in Clifton?
Mar
25
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Feb
5
revised Should the previous popup message appear again if the user clicks the back button?
included the term modal, since that what this is more related to
Feb
5
suggested approved edit on Should the previous popup message appear again if the user clicks the back button?
Feb
5
answered Should the previous popup message appear again if the user clicks the back button?
Feb
4
comment Why do modern keyboards have Scroll Lock?
@jwenting one of the security features of a such custom floppy-disks is that they are far more difficult to reverse-engineer than a custom USB drive. That's just as much of a counter-usability UX pattern for the use-cases involved
Feb
3
comment Cards View Vs Tabular View
Per JohnGB's answer, I don't think there's enough 'meat' in this question to answer it.
Jan
23
awarded  Constituent
Jan
16
comment Deletion: Confirm or Undo? Which is the better option and why?
Surprised and happy this question turned out so well
Jan
14
revised scalability wiki description
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