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Hi I'm Salman, UX Architect from Melbourne. I work for VETASSESS and design web-apps, mobile apps and websites for internal support. I have a blend of education part of which is computer sciences and rest is visual/user experience design.

I am here to learn from the experience of Seniors and the creative ideas of juniors and peers. and I would love to be part of discussions and UX design challenges.


May
23
comment Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change?
Toggle button has two states. If you had to introduce a third one, for example add/remove from "global-list" and add/remove from "my-list", I would group two toggle states visually together and place the third button "add to my-list" button next to them. As a UX designer, you can consider simplifying user-flows and interaction rules. If you could separate "my-list" interactions from "global-list" interactions, that would be the right thing to do.
Jan
25
comment 'Open' signs on commercial buildings - why are most of them red?
Can you share an example?
Jan
17
comment How to make the switch from full stack dev to UI/UX developer? And, do UI/UX devs exist?
Is FED = Front-end-design?. If not can you please share a link about it.. This would be a new thing to me otherwise.
Jan
17
comment When should a website show only a headline on the first screen a user sees?
@DA01, I think the talk of context is very important and it decides for sure but there is second part to this guideline which is "make things simple but not simpler". It is the "simpler" part which is counter-productive but how much simple is simple enough is totally context dependent.
Jan
16
comment When should a website show only a headline on the first screen a user sees?
It is correct. Humans have very limited attention budget which we can offer as we land on a site. The first "need" we have is to know if we are on the right site. How do you learn that? By looking at visual elements and the text available. The more visible and brief punchline you have, the more likely it is seen, read and learned. Try reading "Don't make me think" by Steve Krug. That is one great book on this subject.
Jan
10
comment Should I have “read more” links in a responsive design?
@Paul, There are several reasons for not making Headings as hyperlinks leading to detailed article. 1) First, you read heading and move your eyes down further to get details. Linking headings to further details would mean user coming back to the point where it had started and this compromises natural reading flow. 2) Hyperlinks must be self-evident and seen as click-able. If headings are click-able having hyper-link style, they break constancy with other headings and if they don't appear click-able, you don't get a clue if they are click-able. 3) Headings never explicitly say "read-more".
Jan
8
comment Should I have “read more” links in a responsive design?
As per usability practices, it not advised to link titles to lead the user to full text. That is why need of having a "Read More" was felt and adopted.
Jan
7
comment When and why should date pickers be used?
This is the list of possible date formats and American date format is one of them.
Nov
10
comment What icon or symbol for endorse/ promote/ support?
Coin going in a cup would be symbol of charity or support but not endorsement and approval.
Aug
4
comment Should search results open in a modal dialog?
They are using Google Custom Search and it is Google's UX under discussion. You might want to change the question stem to reflect that.
Jul
30
comment What is the name of the breadcrumb/workflow UI component?
If you have progress bar under navigation controls, you would always know what sort of progress bar is being talked of. I have given reference of Yahoo Patterns Library to back my point, if you have a reference to back your "Step or Segmented" point, please share that. "Segmented Progress Bar" is also not accurate as several non-clickable progress bar show their completion one segment at a time. Like Profile Completion ones. hindaincentives.squarespace.com/storage/…
Jul
30
comment Quantifiable benefits of wireframing and prototyping?
I wouldn't consider it has anything to do with ROI, instead Wireframes are about being successful or not. They are fundamental to everything you plan, do and improve.. its just like Visual Thinking Process and a Thinking Process would be hard to measure on ROI basis.
Jul
30
comment What is the name of the breadcrumb/workflow UI component?
I agree with you but it is known by the name Progress Bar so far. I have few suggestions that it could be called Progress Steps, Progress Indicator, Progress List or Progress Tabs but none seems to define it any better than the word Progress Bar does.
Jul
29
comment How to describe checked and selected items on the use interface unambiguously
Hi Michael, I do not think I have seen such an implementation where items could be checked and selected together on one interface. There could be a need to implement them together but this approach inevitably would be confusing. A better alternate would be to split them in two separate screens and select and mark them separately, one at a time.
Jul
25
comment Is there any advantage in marketing my product for £99.99 instead of £100?
Here the smallest working coin is 5c.
Jul
25
comment Are Switches supposed to have diagonals?
I don't have a research to back it up but its simple extract that smaller buttons when placed very near to the large ones cause the user to slow down in an attempt to be precise. In slanted toggle-buttons, the active areas was always bigger and inactive on and to make an active button inactive, you tend to click on inactive part. Also slanted buttons don't appear "toggle-able" and it was an experiment by Android which they did n stopped. If slanted ones were doing the job, Android must had loved to keep them and inspire competitors and follows to do the same and this didn't happen either.
Jul
25
comment Should a 40+ field web form be single or multi-page?
I agree with your assessment except "not following pro-rata" approach. In profile completion example, you can always start first step and reward higher percentage to progress bar so the user may have a sense of achievement and an impression that completion is near - but - in this case where every field of the form must be filled and in one go, a disproportionate progress bar would prove rather dis-satisfying.
Jul
24
comment Email address checkout - abandon cart emailers
Here is a beautiful article which answers some of the questions you put. forbes.com/sites/kernlewis/2012/04/18/… Reminding customers who have left their carts open is a becoming popular and if only 0.1% of people who abandoned their cart change their mind and buy, it still may mean several thousand dollars a year.
Jul
2
comment White text on black background
I wouldn't have ever understood this black-vs-white if I had not read your post. Loved the logic and the way you explained. Thanks.
Jul
1
comment Need Usability Questions for application with black schema
The same issue is discussed over here. ux.stackexchange.com/questions/551/…