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answered How to compare two items side by side within limited space on iPad?
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comment Should an alphabetized list of colleges have 'University of' schools under 'U'?
That extra processing of the separate index is why I gave NO as my answer. Anyway, I appreciate your answer, it's given me more food for thought to better solving this type of problem.
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comment Should an alphabetized list of colleges have 'University of' schools under 'U'?
Adam, I see you accepted an answer, and have updated your list since the last time I looked at it. I am interested in knowing about an automated version to the sorting described in your accepted answer. Being involved in answering your question and following the resonses, has lead me to my own automated solution, but requires extra database query and processing code. It's a good thing, I prefer vincebowdren's answer.
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comment Should an alphabetized list of colleges have 'University of' schools under 'U'?
I disagree, and agree. Hahaha. What I mean is, I agree with the preference of The Beatles under B, and The Who under U, but in a grander perspective, many products sorted my name are purely alphabetical based on simplified sort.
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comment Should an alphabetized list of colleges have 'University of' schools under 'U'?
Those are great points. However my approach was considering a strictly simple sort, and it's not an issue to have large L sections for Lake/Loch, or U sections. Either approach may be found in published directories or physicial inventory. Given that, I actually prefer your method but there is extra processing involved. What mechanism is required to automate this, if given a set of 1000 universities, or a set of 1000 lakes/lochs? I'm interested to learn.
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answered Should an alphabetized list of colleges have 'University of' schools under 'U'?
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answered What questions for a UX survey about an administration interface?
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comment Is there any underlying rule/paradigm for UI that prefers LACK of animation, as in a game?
Good points. Thanks for that insight!
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accepted Is there any underlying rule/paradigm for UI that prefers LACK of animation, as in a game?
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comment Is there any underlying rule/paradigm for UI that prefers LACK of animation, as in a game?
Perfect!! Okay that's definitely the best answer.
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comment Is there any underlying rule/paradigm for UI that prefers LACK of animation, as in a game?
Cool, true that. Yet that brings us back to the original question: is there anything specific, or a rule-of-thumb that advises on any type of thing, to never animate.
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comment Is there any underlying rule/paradigm for UI that prefers LACK of animation, as in a game?
That's also similar to the current trend away from skeuomorphism. I actually like skeuomorphism, I think it's what set Apple's iPhone UI apart, as a trend-setter, compared to its current adoption of flat and untextured. Having animation as a tool, as you noted, becomes a thing to set something apart, like colour palettes and other visual things.
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comment Is there any underlying rule/paradigm for UI that prefers LACK of animation, as in a game?
Maybe, but most people don't consider a fully-animated UI in most uses, in order to start subtracting animation for good reasons. I like a fully animated interface, but then it's mostly due to my current study of UI, especially taking game UI philosophy and applying it back to non-games.
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comment Is there any underlying rule/paradigm for UI that prefers LACK of animation, as in a game?
Good point. I like your point drawing comparison with colour, shape, pattern, and such. Leads me to thinking that animation can provide added depth and meaning, in the way various elements of line and colours can add a personality, influence the mood of the viewer. Animation could be used to give life. You're right. A new example comes to mind to answer my question: LACK of animation could imply separation (of whatever meaning) from the primary animated content. Example: legal fine-print or copyright notice on game menu screen.