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Mar
10
comment Touch versus trace typing
@PieterB, yes. That is how I interpreted the question...maybe wrongly. After re-reading it, I'm still not sure. It does refer to a computer keyboard, and this is traditionally what "touch typing" means.
Mar
9
revised Touch versus trace typing
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Mar
9
comment “Back to the top” call to actions, why do we need them?
This conflicts with Okavango's answer stating that "back to the top" is harmful for screen readers.
Mar
9
comment Is there a specific name for this style of UI?
I have some names for that interface...
Mar
9
comment Touch versus trace typing
@tohster, there is a perception-reality gap, but there also can be a research-reality gap. So I'm not 100% convinced yet. The most recent version of Swype I had was terrible at guessing words. I downloaded Google keyboard and did much better with that. So, the technology could be beneficial, but not a particular implementation of it.
Mar
9
comment Touch versus trace typing
Interesting. Subjectively, it seems much better.
Mar
9
answered Touch versus trace typing
Mar
7
comment Best practice for location based URL structure?
@IgnasB., how often does someone manually type in a URL these days?
Mar
7
comment Which “alphabetic” keys are commonly used on Qwerty for cursor movements?
Out of curiousity: is there a problem you are trying to solve here?
Mar
7
answered Best practice for location based URL structure?
Mar
5
answered How do I show UI for unit Conversion appropriately?
Mar
4
comment If a record is cancelled, what word to use for the action of un-cancelling it?
@SergiuTripon, "restore" works well as the opposite of archive.
Mar
4
comment If a record is cancelled, what word to use for the action of un-cancelling it?
"Archive" is a good term for deleting a record that makes clear that the delete isn't permanent.
Mar
4
answered Are users likely to change default text?
Jan
26
comment What cues can I use to nudge users away from setting extreme values on a slider?
Percentages should only be used if they have a real meaning, in my opinion.
Jan
24
comment How do I design a user friendly survey with more than 150 questions?
+1, this is a really nice style, and seems likely to help get people to complete the survey.
Jan
24
comment How do I design a user friendly survey with more than 150 questions?
The happy/sad idea is a good one. If going this route, I would say: use a neutral face, too, put neutral in between happy and sad, and remove the text labels of the options altogether. And only put the faces above each column. The less busy it looks, the less intimidating and long it will feel.
Jan
24
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
23
comment What cues can I use to nudge users away from setting extreme values on a slider?
@samgak, maybe you could add a picture of the interface to the question? Ultimately, I have a hard time believing this is the problem. But there is no substitute for testing. You could always implement something like Chetan's answer and see if it makes any difference. Or even more easily, you could just reduce the range of values and see what affect that has on user experience (even if that won't be acceptable in the final design, it helps you identify whether this is the problem).
Jan
23
comment How do I design a user friendly survey with more than 150 questions?
@Imran, actually the radio buttons aren't the problem. The problem is the amount of time it takes to think about each question. I think radio buttons are an acceptable design. Putting them close together is preferable to far apart.