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Apr
21
comment User's reaction to a web-browser opening upon exiting application
In games the "help->about" screen is typically the credits shown automatically when beating the game, which is an ideal place to also show the url of your company while listing everyone who worked on it.
Dec
31
comment How would you have avoided the Miss Universe 2015 mistake?
@kasperd I think that pattern is an artifact of how it's a picture of a picture (the fingers at the top also show the pattern)
May
12
comment Do signs printed on the road offer a significant advantage for the user over signs on a post?
@plainclothes to install the road paint you need to block off the road and wait for the paint to dry before you can open it again. With a sign it's just a single guy with a screwdriver.
Mar
6
comment Why do speedometers (in the US, at least) go so high?
speedometers in most jurisdiction must indicate between the true speed and speed+10% + 4kmh (EU regulation) that's 15kmh margin at 120kmh
Feb
13
comment Is it bad practice to use “Lorem Ipsum” example text in a text-preferences screen?
@Rolfツ doesn't stop you from starting with the pangram and then either repeating or a lorem ipsum filler
Feb
12
comment What is your UX strategy when your users want opposite things?
wasn't there an xkcd for that?
Jan
20
comment Why are calculator screen digits right-aligned?
and the technical consideration is that you save the repositioning circuits, units can only appear in one spot when right aligned while they could appear anywhere in a left aligned display.
Nov
13
comment Which user input validation approach is better: preventing or explaining?
you need to double check on the server anyway because prevention can be bypassed.
Oct
8
comment Check off the boxes you wish to unsubscribe from
any other phrasing, this one is made to be ambiguous so the bean counters can say "look at how many newsletters we are sending" of all the accidental subscriptions
Oct
8
comment Should I avoid changing a “clunky” UI?
let me show you to the relevant xkcd
May
31
comment Is it safe to assume everyone uses / has mouse wheels?
@O.R.Mapper oh I agree completely but not every one does
May
28
comment Is it safe to assume everyone uses / has mouse wheels?
@user11153 not so much anymore with endless scrolling pages...
May
7
comment Is it good idea to send user password upon register?
@DannyVarod but an archived mailbox will include the password allowing the attacker to log in without needing real-time access to the mailbox (which resets require)
Apr
30
comment Why do traffic lights have three separate light bulbs instead of having one?
In Belgium the law explicitly (Dutch link) states that the light have to be 3 colored and red has to be on top and green at the bottom. Thus to change the lights they'd first have to change the law.
Apr
30
comment Why do traffic lights have three separate light bulbs instead of having one?
@JoshuaBarron especially when many green lights have a blue component to help differentiate between them.
Apr
16
comment Should forms always appears within a box?
in the facebook example there is a clear divide between the for and the non related elements caused by the left align of the form elements
Mar
2
comment Why do the popular browsers copy each other's user interfaces?
@keavon they already did
Feb
24
comment Thermostat UIs make me guess and think too hard
no need to confirm/cancel the hold in the first place, just let the user return to the old temp by setting it manually
Feb
24
comment Why are TV bezels there?
and there are tvs with backlighting so the wall gets the same color as the picture blurring the line even more
Feb
10
comment Why is the input field always at the bottom of a chat window?
and from a history perspective the command line shell always has the line you are typing below the previous output