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Feb
13
comment Studies about negative readability
The author of this research wrote "Some evidence for an effect of halation was found in the current experiment. The mean RT for light text on a dark background was x=17559.24, while the mean RT for dark text on a light background was x=16909.33." This is not the same as "there is limited to no evidence that black text on White background is have higher redability than white text on black background" as suggested by the answer above.
Feb
13
comment A/B testing in user test
Good summary of within-subjects experimental design. Here are a couple of references ref1 ref2 on threats to internal validity of that type of design. As the second reference says - this type of design is common in behavioral science research.
Feb
13
comment Do you know any good source for human-robot interactions?
Georgia Tech has a lab looking at the area of research too.
Feb
10
comment What do dark and light dashboards communicate to users?
I agree. RPG is one example of a culture with color preferences. A related question was asked last year. The answers touch on some of the data found in research like this.
Feb
10
comment What UX guidelines should one keep in mind when designing the GUI for a automobile center stack/console?
Try 'human factors', ivis, 'driver performance', 'driver distraction' as a starting search. The research methodology also provides useful search terms: 'occlusion protocol' 'occlusion method' driver 'secondary task'
Feb
10
comment What UX guidelines should one keep in mind when designing the GUI for a automobile center stack/console?
Before you start, please familiarize yourself with the research in this domain. The OEM probably follows the standards and guidelines created by organizations that do research on this problem.
Feb
7
comment Is there any attempt to standardize a “cancel” action in elevator buttons?
This question may be a duplicate of a question asked 2 years ago.. Also, a column in Forbes about this question.
Feb
7
comment What is the most intuitive way to rotate an object in 3D space
This is the oldest research on this topic.. These 1 2 are more recent. The ideas you mention have been tried. The 'best' interaction depends on the task.
Feb
3
comment Would it be risky to gamify school?
Yes. I would gamify learning because [it has already been done] (intellimedia.ncsu.edu) and done well. That's not the same as gamifying school but school is much more than learning the subjects being taught.
Jan
31
comment Colour stripes in chart
This research suggests there is no performance penalty for pattern coding compared to color coding of bars in a bar chart. There is a difference is preference for color coding over pattern coding.
Jan
8
comment How to measure the difficulty of a question
Item-response theory and test development are the place to find more information. In the U.S., ETS is a test development organization. This is a link to a page on their site explaining test and test item development. Click on the Watch Now link (next to the big Q) for a video about evaluating questions in a test.
Jan
6
comment Are Visual Programming Interfaces effective for non-tech users?
I agree based on my experience with visual languages in a few domains. They work OK but there are other representations of process logic that work equally well. @Abektes, one point of confusion in a visual/diagrammatic language is the meaning of nodes and connections between nodes. You need to decide (1) whether nodes are objects, processes, or the result of a process (a system state) and (2) what the connection between two nodes means. Not surprisingly, people interpret diagrams differently and the meaning of nodes and connections is, often, at the root of the differences.
Dec
18
comment Conducting different tests on a website at once
The question about attributing a sale to all pages in a session is a common problem for conversion attribution. For example, a site may have both a 'Free Shipping for Orders over $25' promotion and a '10% off all shoes' promotion. When a visitor sees both promotions and purchases more than $25 worth of shoes, is the purchased considered a conversion for both the Free Shipping promotion and the 10% promotion? Every business has a different answer to this question. Here is Google's explanation of attribution modeling in Google Analytics.
Nov
26
comment Did the default positions of OK and Cancel CHANGE in Windows or web browsers?
The OK button has been on the left or on the top as far back as Windows 2.0.
Nov
21
comment Flashing messages and cognition, how effective are they over non flashing messages?
There has been research in the area of automobile turn signals. Given the reliance on knobs, dials, and lights in early HMI, flashing displays were of interest to system designers and researchers from the beginning. This research is the basis for the SAE J1690 standard for turn signals of 60 to 120 flashes per minute and 30 to 75% on time.
Nov
21
comment Flashing messages and cognition, how effective are they over non flashing messages?
This is a Big Question - Part II: Questions about memory could include: Is memory for an event that was preceded by a flashing message more accurate? more durable? less susceptible to interference? Questions about attention could include: does a flashing message interfere with primary task performance? secondary task performance? performance on verbal tasks? manual tasks? spatial tasks? Narrowing the question might make getting an answer easier.
Nov
21
comment Flashing messages and cognition, how effective are they over non flashing messages?
This is a Big Question - Part I: There are many research studies on the effect of flashing displays and guidelines based on the research in the context of flash rate of emergency vehicle lighting, crash avoidance systems, air traffic control displays, railroad crossing signals, etc.
Nov
21
comment Why are normal water coolers so low?
Also, 5 gallons of water weighs approximately 41 pounds. A taller cooler requires a more substantial structure beneath it to keep the top-heavy cooler stable. In the United States, there are ADA requirements for water cooler height.
Nov
20
comment Is there a definitive answer to the line length readability question in the context of programming code
This research suggests readability is determined by more than line length and type size. I'm assuming this questions is using 'legibility' as a synonym for 'readability'.
Nov
18
comment User acceptance of suggestions from decision-support system
In the human factors literature, you would search for 'trust, and 'automation'. This is a survey of the existing research as of 2004. This is a much shorter survey from 2010. This is 2013 view of this topic from AI researchers.