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revised Making users interact with a sigmoid shaped curve
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answered Making users interact with a sigmoid shaped curve
Jan
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comment How to make irregularly shaped objects / elements look clickable?
I'd test movement before committing to it. The issue isn't that users don't notice the shapes. The issue is they can't tell they're clickable. I'm not aware of a convention that movement means clickable except for advertisements, so movement may discourage users from clicking. Movement can also be an annoying distraction. User may click not with the intent to navigate to the indicated page but in hope to stop the movement.
Jan
27
comment How to make irregularly shaped objects / elements look clickable?
@icc97. Might be worth testing. It could make the images look "pressable." However, I don't think there is much tradition for clickability being associated with drop shadows. Perceived clickability is mostly from learning rather arbitrary conventions. Things look clickable if they have the look and position of things that were clickable on a lot of other websites.
Jan
27
comment How to make irregularly shaped objects / elements look clickable?
@jlmakes. Yes, I suspect that younger people simply have more disposal time to play around with the latest devices. That could in some cases translate into acquiring more skill in them.
Jan
27
awarded  usability
Jan
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answered Statistics and Usability
Jan
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comment How to make irregularly shaped objects / elements look clickable?
Interestingly, one NN article says millennials identify possible targets more quickly than older users while another says millennials make more errors. Maybe millennials don’t actually detect links better. Maybe they have just surrendered to the onslaught of intractable flat designs that web-abused them as they came of age. To quote the article, “Another young adult user responded… ‘I just start clicking and praying that it works.’” Older users are under the delusion that we web designers still try to make web pages understandable from just looking at them.
Jan
27
answered How to make irregularly shaped objects / elements look clickable?
Nov
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comment Adapting Outlook-style master-detail to a non-full-screen view
Why don't you want a separate scrollbar? If you're concerned with the clutter for something rarely needed, hide it until it is needed.
Nov
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awarded  Enlightened
Nov
17
revised How to use Fitts’s Law?
Another use of Fitts
Nov
17
revised How to use Fitts’s Law?
Another use of Fitts
Nov
17
revised How to use Fitts’s Law?
Add links
Nov
17
revised How to use Fitts’s Law?
Fix the math
Nov
17
comment How to use Fitts’s Law?
@user777. Your numbers are correct, and I've corrected mine to match. When I tracked down the scrap paper I used, I see I set A(1) = 20 pixels. I must've changed my mind when I turned to write up the example, but didn't update the numbers.
Nov
16
revised How to use Fitts’s Law?
another application
Nov
16
revised How to use Fitts’s Law?
Conceptual use of Fitt's, which is probably more common anyway
Nov
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revised How to use Fitts’s Law?
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revised How to use Fitts’s Law?
more detail