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Mar
26
comment How should a multi-state toggle slider with more than two states be implemented?
@tohster good point. I was initially just thinking of a single state, which is generally what the slider toggles are used for. I am happy to hear suggestions for both types of toggles as well, but perhaps I should ask another question.
Mar
26
asked How should a multi-state toggle slider with more than two states be implemented?
Mar
26
comment How to pick the right rating system?
What about a slider that lets people do relative rather than absolute ratings? Sometimes it is trying to put exact values against ratings that makes it difficult for people to decide.
Mar
26
answered How to prevent users from submitting a form with no changes made
Mar
26
comment How to prevent users from submitting a form with no changes made
When would you want to prevent a user submitting a form if no changes are made? What if the user doesn't want to make a change? Do they have to select Option 2 then select Option 1 again?
Mar
24
comment What's a good way to show people that they can swipe on an app
It also depends on the interactions that take place in previous screens (i.e. how you get to the invite screen) as well as what the behaviour is on similar types of data or screens in your app. Sometimes all it takes is a quick prompt/walkthrough when they first use the app and they will learn to adopt the behaviour. I am still interested in how you came to the conclusion that the previous two design strategies failed.
Mar
24
answered Is the marquee loading bar bad for user experience?
Mar
24
comment What's a good way to show people that they can swipe on an app
I assume that you tried to use design patterns that you have come across in other mobile apps? Do you have some idea why it doesn't work? The trick is that design patterns need to be applied in the context of the goals and tasks of the user, and in this case you need something that can create a connection between the current screen and the screens on either side that you can swipe to. Otherwise, if this is just a list that people can scroll through but you are asking them to swipe left or right then for some people the scroll up and down behaviour is more instinctive/intuitive on mobile.
Mar
23
comment Showing a tree with only 2 branches on each node
I am just wondering what the exact purpose for wanting to see all the paths and branches in a graph diagram is... I don't know if people can process that type of information easily, which is why I thought about a design that will break the information up into the chunks that are much easier to digest. I have provided another design that hopefully addresses some of the design issues that you raised. Let me know what you think.
Mar
23
revised Showing a tree with only 2 branches on each node
provided an updated design based on feedback.
Mar
23
comment Does rewarding of daily tasks drive away a group of users?
@d33tah thanks for picking that up. I added it back into my answer.
Mar
23
revised Does rewarding of daily tasks drive away a group of users?
added text that was cut out as pointed out by the comment
Mar
23
comment How to slice iPhone 6 plus design?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is probably a question for another Stack Exchange site like Graphics
Mar
23
comment How to layout resources page with mixed content and multiple options for 1 resource?
Is there a reason why you don't want to make it look like a gallery? If you have a lot of shapes and images then it will naturally look like a gallery regardless of the layout because you are grouping shapes and images together (which is essentially what a gallery is).
Mar
23
comment Should “Deletion successful” confirmation be red, or green?
As long as you can separate the 'action' clearly from the 'confirmation' then I think it is not an issue. In most style guides there is generally a specific colour linked to button actions, and a separate set of colours for the range of outcomes for actions (e.g. error, warning, success).
Mar
23
answered How should a small team begin to address usability/UX for a web application when it hasn't been a focus in the past?
Mar
23
comment Usage of animated buttons and effects on user experience
@Abektes I don't know if you can find any authoritative studies about it because every product/service is different, and so are the users. I think the 'balance' point is to time or coordinate the animation so that it draws the user's attention a the appropriate time. Marketing people will want to do this more than what is required, and UX designers want to do it at exactly the right time, so it is probably going to be somewhere in between.
Mar
23
comment Usage of animated buttons and effects on user experience
@Abektes From the marketing perspective, animation is designed to draw the user's attention and entice them to perform an action. Usually there needs to be some balance between making a call-to-action visible and not drawing unnecessarily attention to it.
Mar
22
answered Pagination vs Scroll in Datagrid
Mar
22
answered Online store, best way to display a shirt with front and back graphic