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comment Offline mode and possible sync issues
@Macks, I agree that something along those lines is another potential solution. The key is making whatever limitation you impose clear ahead of time.
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answered Offline mode and possible sync issues
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comment Is there any justification for different behavior of different ways of triggering the same action?
@Bluewater, I don't understand how any of those rules should not apply in some cases because "people evolve". Can you give an example?
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comment Is there any justification for different behavior of different ways of triggering the same action?
I'm not sure customizing the behavior for different users is really what I'm talking about. That doesn't strike me as an "inconsistent" behavior.
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comment Is there any justification for different behavior of different ways of triggering the same action?
Thanks, there were several good answers here, but I think yours had the best balance of pros and cons, while actually addressing the examples I raised.
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comment (How) does capitalization affect readability
Interesting; I wonder if there is any research on this. I think conventions like title case exist as ways to identify different types of content when only one typeface was available (e.g. documents created on typewriters). These days, there are many other ways to stylistically signal that something is a title.
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comment Do material design's floating action buttons provide a bad UX?
Do left-handed people tend to hold the device in their left hand? I would think they would hold it with their right, so that they can use their other hand for navigation. I am right-handed, and I always hold my phone with my left. This is true even when performing one-handed actions, because I am used to having it in that hand, and it feels unnatural to hold it with my right.
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comment Do material design's floating action buttons provide a bad UX?
Why is this a problem? The user still gets visual feedback that the button was pressed, and I don't see what confusion this could cause. A visual appearance "contrary to what the user is accustomed to" only matters if there are consequences.
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comment Similar buttons for very different actions in Gmail
Missing from this answer is consideration of whether GMail's decision is actually a problem. I have never confused the two. It seems to me that the location of the buttons provides context that removes any ambiguity. (Of course, maybe I am just used to it as a long time user. But it's not obvious that this is actually a problem. I think that needs to be established with evidence. And the assumption that Google didn't properly consider and test this change is likely wrong.)
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comment Do material design's floating action buttons provide a bad UX?
Another potential issue with the button there is that it is close to the phone's back button. I have often accidentally closed GMail when trying to press the (non-floating but in the same location) check mail button.