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comment When is it better to use “You” versus using the user's name?
If the list is sortable by Assigner, would "you" be sorted as "you" or as your name?
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comment User relationship: friends vs followers
I "friend" people I know: coworkers, school buddies, etc. I "follow" people I don't know: Steve Martin, Craig Ferguson, etc.
Jul
29
comment How can I ensure users don't fear the word TEST in the invitation for usability testing?
Honestly, I didn't know people still used the term "user test." I've called them "usability tests" for years. (And we call the users "participants" rather than "subjects.")
Jul
14
comment Are users more likely to capitalize their names in name input fields?
+1 for "What's the drawback?"
Jul
14
comment How to usability test a prototype that's not fully functional?
I wish, @JeromeR. I'm designing and testing. It's a shoestring budget and schedule. Fortunately someone else is building the prototype.
Jul
13
comment How to usability test a prototype that's not fully functional?
I'll probably go with this, testing pieces of the process and talking about what happens in between - the parts we can't mock up.
Jul
13
comment How to usability test a prototype that's not fully functional?
+1 for Paper Prototyping, which should be done a lot more often. (It won't work on this project, though.)
Jul
10
comment Icon to request device rotation
Displaying the form in landscape mode will naturally prompt the user to rotate the device.
Jul
9
comment How are people testing prototypes on Apple/Android watches?
I've used this technique for evaluating desktop apps and it works surprisingly well. Good luck.
Jul
9
comment Do UI adjustments for people 45+ harm younger user UX?
Consider the products made by OXO, which were originally designed for arthritic users but are now coveted by everyone.
Jul
8
comment Measuring UX of big enterpise application
It seems like you're not trying to discover actual usability issues, but just get high-level opinions about usability in general, right? If you're looking for issues, this is the perfect opportunity for a think-aloud usability test.
Jul
7
comment Classifying users into beginners, intermediate, experts
I think the question is how to gather experience levels more reliably than through self-reporting. It's a good question and I wish I had an answer for you.
Jul
6
comment Which is clearer - cog/spanner/wrench icon for desktop website settings, or a text label?
Here is a Nielsen Norman article on the subject.
Jul
6
comment How many personas should we use to design a mobile app?
Agreed. And "important" is not the same as "most frequent" or "most common." I usually include a persona for the app's administrator, the one or two people who manage user accounts, update data, etc.
Jul
2
comment How should long loading times be handled?
Scenario #2 is the best. Don't call it downloading the file. Instead, it's "Get a Report" or something similar. That way, the user can move on to other tasks without waiting for this one to finish up.
Jul
1
comment What is best practice for driving users to a web form?
I assume you're talking about a popup over the homepage. In that case, I think you need to find another option. (My rule of thumb is "No homepage popups, ever.") Instead, present compelling information on the home that will convince users that they want to fill out a form.
Jul
1
comment How to write text with only 5 buttons?
This looks similar to the Roku keyboard. I agree that this is the way to go, and I'll add that it's a huge pain in the neck, even for short text entries. So, @N Alex, pre-populate and auto-fill if you can.
Jun
25
comment UX vs Product Design, what's the difference?
Except that posting seems to involve more visual design and less user research than I'd expect in a UX position.
Jun
23
comment Visualising assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses - together
I would be careful about using 2D and 3D displays for 1D numbers. In your example, the 161.1B difference between assets and liabilities looks a lot bigger because you see them as a pie slices rather than lines. (The 3D example below is even more out of scale.) See this wikipedia article for details.
Jun
23
comment Would you hide prices for a B2B software on products' public site?
Yes, these are the reasons I see repeatedly. Also, sometimes a company handles sales only through their sales staff, not via an online checkout process. In some of these cases the purpose of the site is to show product details rather than prices.