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Apr
7
comment Users entering the wrong decimal separators for US$ amounts
@Matt: True, that's why there should be a visual confirmation, and possible even a beep once you enter 314.159 < no fractional cents allowed.
Apr
5
comment Is it always necessary that an expandable list should have an indication to show that that it is expandable?
A count isn't enough: imagine having a count of 9 while 8 items show. The one-off condition is unlikely to be noticed. However, you could have a last line "+1 more >>" - essentially a variation of the chevron.
Apr
4
comment Users entering the wrong decimal separators for US$ amounts
I woudn't mind if the "3" starts in the leftmost dollar position, and the cents position stays zeroed until you hit . or ,. So the displays would be "3.00, 31.00, 314.00" until you hit .. As a final nicety, you could visually switch the hightlighted parts when you hit . or ,. Don't forget that you will need a backspace when somebody adds a . or , intending to use it as a digit group marker.
Apr
4
comment Users entering the wrong decimal separators for US$ amounts
@Fabian: You know the locale that's in the HTTP header. Don't assume it's correct / matches the user's preference.
Dec
31
comment Why show the user 'There are n updates since page load, refresh to see them' rather than adding new data
@DanielF: Most innovation starts off being proprietary before it's standardized (e.g. border-radius) . It's rather hard to innovate and standardize at the same time.
Dec
20
comment How to ensure users can't sign up for multiple accounts?
@Schwern: I was actually commenting that the non-US situation is far worse. Last line of the question was "My potential customers are anyone with an internet connection and a means of paying." - i.e. requiring a CC eliminates about 80% of your customers. Even among OECD (i.e. rich) countries, CC ownership is only 53%. (Source: Worldbank Findex report 2014)
Dec
11
comment Why is this design considered cluttered or overwhelming?
I tried to count all the different UI elements, and found 26 different elements. (I.e. I counted those 6 blue corners only once). That's a lot. Just to throw in some random suggestons: the cards seem to have separate "4/5" and "private" labels. Move those to the table below, and drop the "Details" table header. Also, replace one card by a big "+ Create game" sign so you can drop that blue button from the top right.
Dec
2
comment How much computer literacy user should be expected to have for using an ERP?
I agree. ERP is almost certainly too advanced in those settings. As I said, you might be skipping a few steps. I think one of those steps should have been "What exactly is ERP, and how would a company in an emerging economy use it?".
Dec
2
comment How much computer literacy user should be expected to have for using an ERP?
You're probably skipping multiple steps. In general, it must be clear what you mean by "user". For a simple note-taking app on a mobile phone, "user" is obviously the phone owner who makes notes. ERP systems are literally a million time more complex. Your ERP system will have multiple users, some roles will require advanced computer skills, and other roles will require advanced business skills.
Dec
1
comment How much computer literacy user should be expected to have for using an ERP?
From a UX viewpoint, there is no such thing as the user of an Enterprise Resource Planning software package.These are complex systems with many users, executing different tasks. E.g. the most simple task could be to aim a barcode scanner at each incoming package of a warehouse. Computer literacy required: zero.
Dec
1
comment Is the number of clicks the only user interface perspective?
Ask your colleagues how they count mis-clicks. If their solution requires less clicks in theory, but actual users need more clicks (because of undo, then choose correct options), is their solution really better ? And this is just counting actual clicks, and ignoring time and frustration.
Dec
1
comment How much computer literacy user should be expected to have for using an ERP?
ERP as in Enterprise Resource Planning? Those have thousands of tasks, from simple data entry to advanced inventory forecast queries.
Dec
1
comment How do I explain that some settings save automatically, while others need to be manually saved?
I'd even rename [Settings] to [Actions]. Actions are active, settings are passive. The first fields actually look like settings; [information] suggests that these are read-only.
Nov
11
comment Why show the user 'There are n updates since page load, refresh to see them' rather than adding new data
This might turn out to be a transitional problem. Todays browsers are very bad at page updates. Either they do a full page reflow, or they execute a lot of performance-degrading Javascript. A smart browser should offer an proprietary extension to extend existing pages smoothly.
Oct
20
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Oct
6
comment Justification of petrol station design
@LightnessRacesinOrbit: "Pence" already meant UK which I know is rather expensive. Don't move here, though - 145 (Euro) cents per liter is "cheap" over here. I know my fuel station choice isn't determined by "2 or 3 islands".
Oct
6
comment Justification of petrol station design
@LightnessRacesinOrbit: I suspect that is very localized. Of course, " pence per litre" is already telling that you have very overpriced fuel. In those circumstances, people are more incentivized to search for cheaper alternatives. People are less motivated to search for cheaper prices if your offer is already considered "cheap enough"
Sep
30
comment Should promotional codes automatically be deleted?
It's a very good idea to keep expired promo codes in your database, and in relevant parts of the User Interface. For instance, when a customer calls, Customer Support should be able to see what promo codes were valid at the time of the order, which will include promo codes that have expired at the time of the call.
Aug
10
comment How to encourage honest user behavior in UI
It doesn't need to be a live video feed. A photocamera icon shown with the free choices may already hint at "if you want the free option, we may check if you are eligible."
Jun
18
comment Ways to show that a task is halfway complete?
So there are basically two related states? "Registered, event did not happen yet" and " Registered, did not attend event"? Because it sounds like you want to portray the latter as a negative, while you obviously can't blame someone for the former.