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Jul
23
comment Should a Landing Page tell the User how to Pronounce the Company's Name?
I think tubs of yogurt from Fage include pronunciation. May count as a modern example. It isn't done cleverly though, but just as the example in the question. Their website also has pronunciation on the front page, at the very very top of the page in small font.
Feb
21
awarded  Yearling
Feb
21
answered Should Forms Auto Submit (Auto Advance) When Questions Are Correctly Filled In?
Jul
23
comment Personal information in messages
That's a bit different than just inserting the user's first name (after login) into a confirmation message. Many websites (like this one!) show some sort of "display name" on every page. Why would it be more of a security concern to also display it in messages like the one in the question? I can understand not showing login credentials, but what's wrong with display names, first names, that sort of thing?
Jun
11
answered Why do voicemails tell you the number before the message?
Jun
6
awarded  Teacher
Jun
6
comment Which gender should I write to
Matching what other Hebrew software does is going to be the best option by far. We can give you options of what we would do in that situation, but even our best ideas will be wrong if it doesn't match what other software does, if there is any sort of standard.
Jun
6
comment Is making an important action harder to find an effective practice, when trying to discourage its use?
I'm pretty sure the original desktop(web) gmail interface made a similar choice. They also specifically called it out in some of their early text around gmail, saying you just archive things because with gmail's (very large at the time for popular web mail, and ever-growing) disk space limit didn't require you to ever delete.
Jun
6
answered Does the average user understand the median?
Dec
12
awarded  Critic
Dec
10
comment Is that Microphone or a Reset Button?
I'm unfamiliar with the Nexus, but there is a tiny hole at the top of an iPhone as well (newer models). This is the microphone used for noise cancelling -- it is placed as far away from the regular speaking microphone as possible to try and pick up room/ambient sounds to cancel out.
Nov
30
comment Survey builder - How to handle users navigating away from questions in invalid states
I would lean towards allowing them to save with incomplete questions, but highlighting these on whatever page you have that lists all questions as "incomplete". If they go to publish with incomplete questions, pop up a warning (or error if you want to flat out refuse to allow them empty questions) when they hit the publish button. Added as comment because I don't have data/sources to back up my position, and I'm making assumptions you have a question list page and a publish process.
Nov
28
comment Is there any research on the color schemes which work with different genders
I thought there was a study with regard to the color of blue sleeping pills in Italy. Men associated blue with the national soccer team and it was not calming. Italian women associated it with the Virgin Mary and it was. Some quick googling leads me to source Daniel Moerman's "Meaning, Medicine and the 'Placebo Effect'", but since I do not own the book I can't comment on the quality of the study cited. This lends credence to the sexes having different emotional/subconscious reactions to colors, although it would be almost certainly cultural (nurture over nature)
Nov
28
comment Alternative gender selection radio buttons
I'd strongly suggest adding an option for "other" or "alternative" or "not listed" -- you want users to have a "correct" option to select. If they identify as something specific but you have not provided that as an option, "I would rather not say" is not a correct answer (and, worse, may be considered insulting -- if I don't consider myself male or female, clearly I would be so ashamed of myself I wouldn't want to say?) Always try to provide an appropriate option for your users. If you have to resort to a catch-all, don't use a non-answer option as a catch-all.
Nov
26
awarded  Commentator
Nov
26
comment Alert window, navigating to the right button
Been a long time since I used OS X, but can't you use the keyboard either with the first letter of the option or option-key + first letter to select options in dialogs? I'm not sure if there's a way to discover this (e.g. holding down option key to see which letters do what)
Nov
12
accepted Long pages vs more pages
Nov
9
comment Long pages vs more pages
@mervinj Sorry, no, they are all follow-ups to the SAME question. One base question + 0-13 resulting follow-ups = 1-14 total questions. This is not the entirety of the form, which itself may be quite long spread across multiple pages (this we don't have control over)
Nov
8
comment Long pages vs more pages
@Brian Thanks, that accordion idea is a good one. It may be something we can adapt to our situation.
Nov
8
comment Long pages vs more pages
@mervinj 0-13 total questions. They are all follow-ups to the same question (containing 13 check boxes), and aren't really able to be sectioned off in any reasonable manner. Most respondents will LIKELY get 1-6 questions, but that is a guess (not backed up by data/research, which we are unable to collect prior to initial release)