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Aug
29
comment Improvement tracker or: How I Learned to Stop Being a Jerk to the User
Get rid of personal pronouns ('I see'). Increment, decrement, and excrement have no place here. You can't fix a user's attitude, just give her a neutral impartial tool.
Aug
6
comment UX for a system that converts between units of weight and volume
Mass-to-volume conversions are dependent on exact temperature and humidity. This creates a metric tonne of problems if the exact conditions are not specified in the database.
Aug
6
comment Cumulative percentage between 4 controls
@phyrfox - I've always mentally visualized this problem as a point on the surface of a simplex, and it definitely gets cranky above three dimensions. A polygon avoids this complication but doesn't provide for precise control corresponding to the mental image. All in all, an approach worth studying, thanks for the fiddle.
Aug
6
comment Cumulative percentage between 4 controls
Unfortunately, doesn't generalize to 5 or 10 components easily.
Aug
6
comment Cumulative percentage between 4 controls
It is all nice when drawn on paper/screen, but an actual nightmare if one of the shares got stuck at zero. How do you click/select the right slider handle?
Jul
19
comment Are Animated Images considered bad UX?
What's the question?
Jul
1
comment Is the folder structure dying?
Fred, would be nice if you could add this analogy to your post. Another analogy is a library with many shelves. You are bound to learn something new and unexpected by simply browsing along the shelf, while search reinforces your existing biases and stereotypes.
Jun
5
comment Ideal control design for boolean flags?
Not intuitive at all.
May
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Dec
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revised How to detect bad UI design
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Dec
1
answered How to detect bad UI design
Oct
3
comment Suggestions for Microsoft Ribbon UI where multiple actions are required across groups
Customizing is expensive (dev time-wise) in the short term but very advantageous for power users. This said, Ribbon is one of the UI paradigms that are somehow overvalued.
Apr
4
answered Compare two list of elements & visualize similarity between them
Mar
30
comment Is it a bad idea to not allow users to register with an easy to guess password?
You might be referring to the practice of setting launch codes for missiles to 0000 )
Mar
30
comment Is it good UX or bad UX to prevent people from disabling javascript?
It may be a matter of principle for some to disable the black magic of Google Analytics.
Mar
30
comment Is it good UX or bad UX to prevent people from disabling javascript?
Likely a discussion-provoking question.
Mar
12
comment Beyond a one-size-fits-many-Westerners approach: Which mobile apps take localization seriously?
This is going to be almost entirely opinion-based.
Jan
21
comment Why do we need a friend/follower count?
This is part of making social networks an addiction. People crave for attention, and numbers are an easy proxy indicator for that.