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Sep
11
comment Why does the Caps Lock not toggle upper and lower case for selected text?
Usually, it's the shift key that's considered a modifier, not Caps Lock.
Aug
4
comment Can we Quantify Cognitive Load?
@VitalyMijiritsky: The smiley was implicit, but the fundamental idea still is that UX prefers quick over rigorous.
Aug
3
comment Automative Turbo activation
@MichałKrztoń: Turbo's are not on at low RPM (not enough boost pressure), and modern engines prefer to run at low RPM to lower emissions. That's why you have turbo lag: as the RPM increases, the turbo has to spin up before the power output increases.
Aug
3
comment Automative Turbo activation
+1. Color coding in the main instrument cluster is highly standardized.
Aug
3
comment Can we Quantify Cognitive Load?
Cog.Sci. may have an answer that's scientifically sound, but UX is more of an engineering discipline. We'd want a way to measure Cognitive Load that doesn't involve electrodes, for instance.
Jul
29
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Jul
21
comment Visually show “Content cannot be dropped here”
The example picture has 3 white input areas on a white background. I tmay be useful to use a grey background for the white input areas. That way, when one of them doesn't accept a drag input, it can fade into the background. With the current background, graying out an input form makes it stick out more.
Jun
25
comment Why don’t we remove door handles and let doors open both ways (inwards, outwards)?
Sliding doors use an area width x thickness whereas normal doors use 0.8 x width x width. As doors are much wider than they're thick, it's a net saving.
Apr
15
answered Is the term “Wizard” ubiquitous enough for a helper/walkthrough tool
Feb
17
comment Why is the mouse cursor slightly tilted and not straight?
@PatomaS: That was a later generalization when machines became fast enough.
Feb
13
comment Alternatives to “Oldest” for Sorting Order
Or, if you really want to avoid the word oldest, "Newest Last" ?
Feb
5
comment Allowing non-Latin characters in address fields?
@AndrewLeach: You may "collect" addresses in the UK if you do so for the benefit of the user. Consider a map navigation site that allows you to enter locations by name instead of clicking on the map.
Feb
5
comment Is it a good idea to set a different signal for performing a u-turn?
Car developers are chiefly looking at vehicle-to-vehiclecommunication. Knowing the wheel position, speed & position of the pedals, a car can predict quite well where it will be. Already cars are starting to incorporate automated braking, with V2V communications this will become even easier. U-turns are characterized by strong wheel deflection & low speed, which should be sufficient to warn other cars. So adding different signals is just designing for obsolescence.
Feb
5
comment Single-character convention for weekdays?
Microsoft Windows even offers a localized version of this, LOCALE_SSHORTESTDAYNAME
Feb
5
comment Why do address forms ask for the US state?
@PatomaS: There are entire countries without post codes (e.g. Ireland).
Jan
31
comment Would it be risky to gamify school?
Oh, I can totally see how such simple rewards are not going to help. But think about it: there are millions of games, literally, and most of them have points or badges. Yet some are fun and others not, and some of the games without points are still fun. Clearly, points are at best supplemental. Efficient gamification applies the fun part of games, and again points are at best supplemental. No wonder: school exams already have points. Adding more of the same doesn't help.
Jan
31
comment Would it be risky to gamify school?
I'll agree that points and badges aren't needed. But as Frame91 states, his example is another case of gamification. Should that therefore be seen as a personal defeat, as per your summary?
Jan
31
comment Why do address forms ask for the US state?
Aren't there addresses without zip codes, too?
Jan
31
comment Should password be set by users without security check?
If you want to do "levels of security", at least do it right
Jan
31
comment Would it be risky to gamify school?
Levels to pass, exams = level bosses, final exam = end game boss. Auto save points, too: fail an exam and you don't have to restart from the first level.