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comment Are toggles becoming more prevalent in desktop applications?
@kontur the concern is the use of toggles in modern web application interface design is not based on specific needs of the user or interaction, but rather a one-stop solution for all devices.
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asked Are toggles becoming more prevalent in desktop applications?
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comment How to raise concerns about ethical issues in UX design?
Which makes it interesting that I never hear the topic raised because there appears to be no (effective) channel to communicate these types of concerns in most organisations that I have worked at.
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asked How to raise concerns about ethical issues in UX design?
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comment Are there interface design principles that apply to mobile user hand/thumb positions?
I haven't actually seen much in the way of these types of information in the guidelines for different platforms, have I missed something? I have seen something similar in the Windows UX guidelines, but I am pretty sure it is vague enough to pose more questions than answers when it comes to implementation :p I certainly haven't seen anything in front-end development frameworks like Bootstrap or Materialize.
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comment What is the best UX for success and error messages?
If you don't use the error option, how do you prevent the user ignoring it because they don't think it is important enough to get their attention? Does the warning or help option really catch the user's eye? Does it frustrate the user when they end up with lots of re-entry that they think could have been prevented?
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comment What is the best UX for success and error messages?
Just out of curiosity, how do you draw something to the user's attention without screaming it out or catching their eye? How did you decide what the balance should be (especially when there are different types of errors with different consequences) so that the users don't accidentally proceed because there wasn't enough 'alarm' created.
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asked Are there interface design principles that apply to mobile user hand/thumb positions?
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comment Background music in app
Angry birds is a classic example of sound also playing an important part of the user experience.
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comment What is the best UX for success and error messages?
@EvilClosetMonkey there are two specific questions being asked here, so perhaps it is just the question title that needs to be modified?
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comment ux designer research process
They sometimes ask questions on UXSE too...
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comment Displaying CRUD Operations on an HTML Table Elegantly
We can't see what the rest of the app looks like, and therefore would have difficulty understanding what your definition of minimalistic and elegant means. Also, if you don't think icons are obvious enough, then the only other option is to use text (or better icons).
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answered Is including a link more than once in an email a good idea?
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comment Is UX design with the intent to change user behaviour without their permission ethical?
@Chris given that good is the opposite (or complementary) of bad, whatever society determines good to be leads to the definition of bad. Perhaps it matters what the starting point is, but perhaps it doesn't...
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comment Is UX design with the intent to change user behaviour without their permission ethical?
I think that's why psychologist need their own code of ethics :D The Milgram Experiment is a classic!
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comment Is UX design with the intent to change user behaviour without their permission ethical?
I definitely don't think the UX designer can get out of their responsibility by merely communicating what they are doing, so I think the boundaries or framework for ethical design must come from both intent and communication, not just one or the other. However, I think ethics and morals are separate issues that also need to be dealt with separately, but that's certainly out of scope for this question and site :p
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revised Is UX design with the intent to change user behaviour without their permission ethical?
updated question based on feedback and answers as well as summarizing the question further
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comment Is UX design with the intent to change user behaviour without their permission ethical?
I think ethics sets the boundaries for what we should and should not do as designers, while moral values gives individuals the flexibility to move between as they feel comfortable. I recognize that changing user behaviour can be a good and bad thing, although here the questions deals with the issue of whether this should be communicated explicitly to the user or not. You can introduce gamification and nudging by directly communicating it to the user or not, so the question is whether we can set boundaries by using designer intent and designer user communication or not.
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comment Is UX design with the intent to change user behaviour without their permission ethical?
@user1118321 Where would you draw the line between 'understanding and learning' from user behaviour and making decisions for them? For example, you might want to put things in their wishlist if they have been looking at it for a while or multiple times. That's what I mean by making assumptions about whether our intent is good for the user or not.