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Apr
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comment horizontal drop down
There is such a thing. But it's usually called overconstrained, modal input. If you have a few minutes, watch this..
Mar
20
revised How to create bands of number ranges for a field?
Slight simplification (now that there's a video to include the longer rant)
Mar
8
answered What is the best way to improve the experience of a product with existing user base?
Feb
27
revised Hamburger menu on big screen - what do you lose?
I had no clue what Hamburger Menu term was (had to search). Include image/link and reword for clarity.
Feb
27
suggested approved edit on Hamburger menu on big screen - what do you lose?
Feb
27
answered Chat / drawing game user interface flow
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Oct
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comment Board game design: Which design is clearest to indicate failure?
@Ian Many prototypes really are just the numbers, completely pre-art. The kind of people most qualified to analyze and judge balance and gameplay would rather you not distract them with things they're just going to have to mentally erase anyway to see the logic.
Oct
22
comment Board game design: Which design is clearest to indicate failure?
@Ian The people I know who test prototype games are not picky about looks; they only care about the logistics and balance aspects. They'll play any ugly game (as long as it's legible). You have to pitch why you think the mechanic is worth studying, but if you hook them on the pitch they'll find the game in it. Most of their work as game players is figuring out how to "un-see" all the obscuring art and facade anyway and become Optimizers...
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Jul
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comment Best way to subtract score on Android when a tap adds score?
@ethanmad It's probably rare enough that just a click of a button and going to a stock Android List View should be enough. The balance between making people click the tiny menu button and adding some kind of buttons that compete with the swipes is a usability issue you'll have to consider.
Jul
30
comment Best way to subtract score on Android when a tap adds score?
@ethanmad A general facility for editing the history (going back in time and inserting a point, for instance) sounds like overkill. I'd think being able to view the history as a list would be enough...and if there was an error in scoring, compensating through adding/removing points in the main interface would be sufficient. Often the best apps stay simple.
Jul
30
revised Best way to subtract score on Android when a tap adds score?
two score revision
Jul
30
comment Best way to subtract score on Android when a tap adds score?
@ethanmad Looking at your picture more closely I see you have two scores...in which case I think a horizontal swipe left should add to the left player and a horizontal swipe right should add to the right player (one vibration feedback, audio alert if enabled). Taking away a point could be a two step operation of a swipe down followed by a swipe in the direction of the player to ding (two vibration feedback, audio alert if enabled).
Jul
30
answered Best way to subtract score on Android when a tap adds score?
Feb
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comment How to create bands of number ranges for a field?
Nice idea to throw in the scale; that's something I didn't consider. I was mostly just trying to optimize the data entry process, but you've taken it a step further showing how visualization could inform the process of doing data adjustment. In certain applications that may be more important. I think the best solutions allow switching between multiple modalities to the one most relevant for the task at hand. (As sometimes you want a spreadsheet to see the columns of numbers, sometimes you want a graph!)
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