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May
26
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
Here's a video that shows it too. kwikset.com/Customer-Support/Product-FAQs/faq/…
May
26
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
While levers that are attached to their baseplate can't be swapped, if you can swap the interior and exterior handles, then the lever becomes usable in either direction. Try this simple thing to see how it works. Put out your pinkies towards each other and use your thumbs as the levers. Touch your pinkies and point your hands one way, now switch which hand is closest to you and you can see that the lever now points in the opposite direction and could fit a door opening in the other direction.
May
26
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
I don't think it is worth adding another answer because this one already alluded to it, but keep in mind the knob also occupies less space in general, so if the handle is considered an eye-sore in general, the knob is the lowest possible profile. A lever is basically just a knob with a handle attached.
Jan
2
awarded  Yearling
Apr
16
answered Are age verification banners effective?
Mar
15
comment How to visualize data with extreme value differences?
@JFW - I make a habit of memorizing useless trivia and search by title.
Mar
15
answered How to visualize data with extreme value differences?
Mar
15
comment How to visualize data with extreme value differences?
Obligatory - xkcd.com/1162
Feb
28
comment What explains the current shift from glossy UIs to matte UIs?
@Adnan - not sure what you mean by wondering how we can explain the absence of glossiness in Lync's online indicator. The design philosophy being followed simply says that anything distracting from the information being cleaning displayed in an aesthetically clear way is unneeded. The plain green box is more clear and uniform than a blended off one which by nature blends in more and jumps out less. It's the same reason that an emergency stop button is a big glaring ugly red button that you can't possibly miss, though the amount of standing out can be related to the importance of the info.
Feb
28
answered What explains the current shift from glossy UIs to matte UIs?
Feb
5
comment Is it still relevant to include a Sitemap page?
finding a particular value. I'd say it is comparable to the automated phone systems that make life easier for 95% of people, but on that 5% that need something that it doesn't cover, 0 should still give you a live person.
Feb
5
answered Is it still relevant to include a Sitemap page?
Feb
5
comment Is it still relevant to include a Sitemap page?
I would challenge it is the other way around. A not so tech savy user isn't going to know to look for a site map, where as I jump straight to the site map if the UI is so messed up (err, I mean "modern") that it is impossible to find anything quickly. This is kind of like the concept of an index (in the book sense), simply having a good Table of Contents does not make an index useless. Different ways of organizing information offer different experiences. A site map lets a user that knows what they want find it, while a page layout may be designed to lead a user, but not be helpful for...
Feb
5
answered Does having WiFi spots and similar equipment visible improve user experience?
Feb
1
comment Should I build camera functionality into a photo sharing app or let the user use the device camera app they would already be familiar with?
@Stetocina - Personally, I know I always prefer that someone let me use my intent. At some point it might be worth implementing your own intent as well, but I'd leave it setup so that the user can still select which provider to use for the intent. That'll give the best of both worlds.
Jan
31
answered Do “extended” batteries really affect user experience?
Jan
29
answered Should personal data be asked at the beginning or end of an online survey
Jan
28
revised Should I build camera functionality into a photo sharing app or let the user use the device camera app they would already be familiar with?
Updated to correct term from android docs
Jan
28
comment Should I build camera functionality into a photo sharing app or let the user use the device camera app they would already be familiar with?
developer.android.com/design/patterns/index.html also developer.android.com/guide/components/fundamentals.html
Jan
28
answered Should I build camera functionality into a photo sharing app or let the user use the device camera app they would already be familiar with?