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Aug
4
comment How can wiring systems be designed to not rely solely on colour?
The idea that I had is similar to this, but I'd also suggest using thinner line for 0 and thicker line for 1, as to not rely on color alone. Additionally, to maintain usability for non color blind users, the code could also represent the 6-bit RGB color code for the cable's color (e.g. red = 110000), thus you won't need separate manual for normal and color blind people. Alternatively, the code could be designed so it can be read backwards and forwards without changing meaning, allowing easy reading when the cable is aligned the wrong way, and no need for the special blue stripe.
Jul
4
comment Is clockwise or counter-clockwise rotated text easier to read?
Most computer screens are oriented landscape, so they do not lack horizontal space as much as vertical space, so I would say, scrap the vertical text to start with.
Jul
4
comment Is there a good alternative to zebra stripes when rows use drag-and-drop reordering?
Why not just highlight on hover? That works well on all devices that have pointing device. On touchscreen, you can highlight on single tap.
Jun
3
comment What's the Friendliest 'Back' Button?
+1 for providing multiple different ways, but IMO having both the "back to X" button and the close button is probably too similar that people will be wondering if there's any difference. I'd also suggest making the browser's Back button close the modal as well.
May
30
revised Do users care about taglines/descriptions?
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May
30
revised Do users care about taglines/descriptions?
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May
30
answered Do users care about taglines/descriptions?
May
20
awarded  Popular Question
May
16
comment Good UX for inputting 14 different times
Then they probably should get a numeric keypad with tab keys or figure out how to remap their keyboard. In any case, this is a UI for entering 14 items, not 1000, there's no reason to break the convention for this.
May
16
comment Good UX for inputting 14 different times
The enter key should not move input to the next, that's what the Tab key is for.
Mar
9
answered How to best align numbers and text in one column?
Mar
4
comment Do people really read parallax scrolling homepages?
What do you mean exactly by "traditional" homepage? A wall of text with some spec tables sprinkled around?
Mar
2
comment Why do the popular browsers copy each other's user interfaces?
All TV remotes have their power on the top, a 3x3 digit keypad with the lower numbers on top, and below that keypad are the volume buttons and channel buttons and other sorted buttons. They all have strikingly similar basic layouts even when they come from different manufacturers. Do they copy each other?
Feb
18
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
18
comment Designing for Perpetual Beginners
General advices are always for the general case, if the advice doesn't apply to your situation the it doesn't apply.
Feb
2
answered reducing automation effects using design
Oct
5
comment Is a book more user friendly than an e-book?
@ColinSharpe: can you get a popup story book in an ebook format? Can you get an interactive, multimedia story book in paper format? Just because we both use spoons for the soup doesn't mean that either of us is wrong when I used a spoon to eat a cheesecake while you used a fork for the same.
Oct
5
comment Is a book more user friendly than an e-book?
paper is easily sharable. Yes just mail it through your friendly local post office and hopefully it will arrive two weeks later.
Oct
5
comment Is a book more user friendly than an e-book?
@JonW: I'm sure people will be complaining about the lost 'souls' from reading ebooks once/if we have developed a technology to download information directly to your mind.
Oct
1
awarded  Yearling