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comment What to do when your application has an “unmanageable” number of settings?
+1 for "make design decisions." I'd +1 again for "sensible defaults" if I could.
Feb
7
comment Grouping unrelated settings
Agreed. The search feature is probably not necessary, but having the UI primarily support the users' most frequent tasks is a good way to go.
Feb
6
comment Better labels than “Date 1” and “Date 2”
+1 I always think it's best to not have labels unless they're necessary.
Feb
1
comment Should a delete button actually delete?
I'm not sure you want "Delete" to mean two different things. "Wait. Last time I deleted something I could get it back. This time it's gone!"
Feb
1
comment Should a delete button actually delete?
I'm just saying that you need to provide a method for people to recover from errors. Users don't care how you do that. (In most cases, though, there's a time limit. Gmail gives me an undo for a short period of time. The iOS Photos app deletes photos from "Recently Deleted" after some amount of time.)
Jan
29
comment Data on forcing marketing opt-in?
It would be interesting to implement the forced opt-in and see how many meaningful leads come from it. (Then publish your findings!)
Jan
29
comment Data on forcing marketing opt-in?
"Forcing opt-in" is an oxymoron, isn't it?
Jan
28
comment What to use for “other” or “unknown” gender?
This question seems to be not about how to label genders that are neither M/F, but about how to label the slice where there's no data. (It could be about any category set: Honda vs Ford vs Acura vs Unknown.)
Jan
27
comment Statistics and Usability
Good answer. Let me add that the best usability test (in my opinion) is done using a think-aloud protocol. And thinking aloud interferes with those quantitative metrics. Therefore, I believe that usability tests should be considered qualitative research, rather than quantitative.
Jan
26
comment When do you include client in UX process
(Sorry, I misread the question. Comment deleted.)
Jan
23
comment Call to Actions on Navigation Links
Yes, Bruno. It depends on what that "new content" is. The red dot is perfect if it's temporary notifications, otherwise, I think the red dot has to be avoided.
Jan
23
comment Call to Actions on Navigation Links
The little red notification icon does draw attention to nav elements on a page, but when I click one I expect to see the new items flagged in the same way on the sub-page. It's like when you click the link that says "Inbox (10)" in your mail app. You expect to see the new things clearly marked, and you expect the little "(10)" to disappear once those things aren't new anymore.
Jan
23
comment Call to Actions on Navigation Links
Ugh. Is Link 4 interesting to users or just to the stakeholders?
Jan
19
comment What is the best way to show “Average” and “Max” of data usage per network in a chart?
Yes, I see now that a box plot won't solve your original problem, which is that at each time point you have six data points (12 if you're showing both max and avg). Showing 12 box-plot elements at each point is going to be as problematic as 12 lines. Have you considered simply displaying the data as a table?
Jan
19
comment What is the best way to show “Average” and “Max” of data usage per network in a chart?
Thanks, Dinei. I'm no statistician, but it looks like box plots can show more points, the quartiles. We might call this a simplified box plot.
Jan
19
comment What is the best way to show “Average” and “Max” of data usage per network in a chart?
If users need to compare average and max, then you'll have to show both at the same time.
Jan
15
comment Should the hamburger menu close only on icon click or on click outside as well?
Indeed. And a good article link.
Jan
14
comment Should the hamburger menu close only on icon click or on click outside as well?
True. And because of that, it tends to turn into a junk drawer.
Jan
11
comment UX Qualifications?
Hiring managers all ask for portfolios recently, but I've always had trouble putting together anything that I think is interesting. My UX portfolio is just PDFs of wireframes and research reports. Pretty boring stuff. My fear is always that they'll expect them to look like a creative portfolio.
Jan
11
comment How to help blind people feel the other emotion?
I'd spend some time with blind people, learning how they understand emotions currently. Don't they do that by listening to the things the person says and their tone of voice? Or are you talking about text interactions? Or just seeing the other's emotions on their face?