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May
25
comment Implementing a passphrase instead of a password
@SteveDL - Doesn't a pass phrase, without the requirement of unnatural punctuation (special characters) that passwords require, need to be significantly larger to achieve a "real world" "unguessableness" than the numbers imply?
May
24
answered Shouldn't we separate UX from 'UX integration'?
May
24
answered What is the resistance or usability considerations for new or interactive inline text behaviours?
May
12
comment Implementing a passphrase instead of a password
Passphrases are often used in the digital currency world, where people are somewhat more security-minded than average. I don't think passphrases are "easier" because most people are unfamiliar with them, and if you only require 16 chars my guess is the security will be less effective than traditional passwords. I would follow the more common password practices that people encounter when they sign in for email or their Amazon account. If you need extra security go with 2 factor authentication.
May
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Apr
25
answered Why are news sites articles one big block of text instead of broken down with subheaders?
Apr
24
answered Sidebars - How useful are they?
Apr
22
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Apr
7
comment How can I get people not to put trash in recycling bins?
In an office I'll bet 90% of the recyclables are bottles and cans, so placing a lid with a hole in it just big enough for bottles and cans on the recycle container will get you some benefit.
Apr
4
answered What would be a good way to present a choice between a text form and file upload?
Mar
17
answered What is a good user interface to allow people to enter in column headings?
Mar
12
comment What are the benefits of using a black cursor with white outline, over white with black?
@BenC.R.Leggiero - Smalltalk was the first system to bring together windows, icons, menus and pointers (WIMP). It was the inspiration for the Mac UI.
Mar
11
answered What to highlight in autosuggest options?
Mar
11
comment Should a call to action float in a long page?
A CTA that's too prominent and "follows me around" is really irritating. Be careful not to make it too overbearing.
Mar
11
answered What are the benefits of using a black cursor with white outline, over white with black?
Mar
11
comment What are the benefits of using a black cursor with white outline, over white with black?
The Mac UI was inspired by early Smalltalk UIs, which had a black pointer (without outline)
Mar
11
comment Are dial format speedometers more effective than numeric speedometers?
Thanks tohster. That U. Michigan link you posted is the most informative thing I've found so far. Thanks. The fact that's it's a scanned document probably means it wasn't indexed by google and explains why it wasn't found by my searches.
Mar
11
comment Are dial format speedometers more effective than numeric speedometers?
I was actually discussing the issue with one of the authors of the ustwo article and that led me to post my question here. One of my points in that discussion is that they hadn't performed/consulted enough research to make to make some of the assumptions they were making.
Mar
10
comment Are dial format speedometers more effective than numeric speedometers?
@SamuelM - much appreciated.
Mar
10
asked Are dial format speedometers more effective than numeric speedometers?