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Mar
24
revised Does rewarding of daily tasks drive away a group of users?
finalized the post - had to post it mid-completion yesterday when I got interrupted
Mar
23
answered Does rewarding of daily tasks drive away a group of users?
Feb
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
29
comment Do we still need to add custom back buttons to our design?
@JohnGB then I misunderstood your post. I've very often heard the argument "The browser back button is not always good, let's make a Back button on every page which goes wherever the user actually wants to go" that I assumed your post says this too.
Jan
29
comment Do we still need to add custom back buttons to our design?
While I absolutely agree with your TL;DR conclusion, I disagree that adding a Back button is a solution to the navigation problem. If it does the same as the browser, then you have won nothing. If it does a different thing, it shouldn't be labelled "back" or it will be confusing. The designer has to construct proper paths through the pages, not add "back" buttons throughout the application.
Jan
28
answered Existing design methodologies for considering design in device ecology
Jan
26
answered Non-native speakers as participants in User Tests for website in foreign language
Jan
25
comment Make people understand they can click on a button in a flat design
@Wyrmwood design does not always take words literally. A "60s dress" is not a dress produced in the 1960s. This answer provides a solution which keeps with the spirit of the "flat" design style, providing a very subtle 3d effect, just like a textured-surface business card is still considered a 2d object for most purposes. You are free to take the word "flat" literally, but then the answer becomes "sorry, it's impossible to get what you want", which is much less helpful.
Jan
24
answered Enterprise UX - Proving Improvement through Quantified Data?
Jan
23
awarded  Constituent
Jan
22
comment On mobile, when should I use which dropdown list equivalent?
Hello Taly! I like the question you posted in the body. But your old title wasn't so good. It could have been understood as a rant ("Why are they so cruel to us designers not to give us a convention") or, if taken literally, is unanswerable. I edited the title, and I hope it reflects your intent.
Jan
22
revised On mobile, when should I use which dropdown list equivalent?
changed title to match body
Jan
21
comment How to design a physical device?
I still find this question terribly broad, even after the edits. We probably can help you, but not at this level. You said that you can do it for software. Now sit down and try to do the first step, as if your product were software. Does it work? If yes, great. If not, please write a new question, describing what you tried, and why it did not work. This will be answerable on this site. But if you really have no idea how to do a product design systematically, be it software, hardware or something else, you have to read a textbook, not ask on a website.
Jan
21
comment Make a table full of (text)data more appealing, both graphically as UX-wise
Hello Ziepe, I'm afraid you have not provided enough information for any answers. "Visually appealing" is not much on topic here anyway, and the Internet is full of examples for nice tables. As for "optimize the UX", you have described nothing which needs optimizing. What is wrong with the table? What is it used for, and in which cases do your users have a problem with it? What is their problem?
Jan
21
comment How to design a physical device?
Hello Blyk! UX is about interaction between a human and his tools, not specifically about software tools. Sure, a UX designer who specializes in software has the most experience in creating good software, but the general principles stay the same for anything you'd design. So, I'm afraid your question is too broad: "How do I do UX for hardware" is the same as "How do I do UX for anything". You could ask what part of hardware design is different from design in general, but simply asking "what to do" is far too broad a question, we cannot teach you a profession in a single question.
Jan
19
comment Documenting Design Decisions?
Hello UXG! What you are asking for is called "rationale" and is considered a necessary artefact of requirements documentation in academic texts, but I have never seen consequent rationale documentation applied in practice. Anyway, it's a large area - my supervisor habilitated in it - and as such not suited as a question on this site. You'll have to do more research if you're interested in it, there are whole books on the topic.
Jan
19
comment Deletion: Confirm or Undo? Which is the better option and why?
@MSalters Why do you think it was the UX designer who put them there? I have a user who is permanently overwhelmed when she has to use a PC. No matter what she does, she's scared of the things. And then there are jobs where newbies are thrown at a process they don't understand, and expected to work it. As a designer, I can make my own application feel safe for them (partly by giving them very obvious danger signals like modal dialogs). I can't influence the user's self-efficacy, anxiety of computers, or his job description or qualification.
Jan
17
comment How to integrate word prediction keyboard into P300-based BCI (brain computer interface) system?
(cont.) an improvement in speed. In this case, I don't understand what kind of answer you are looking for - you are already limited by the speed of the human brain and not of the interface, so no solution can be quicker than showing the letters and then the suggested word after each other.
Jan
17
comment How to integrate word prediction keyboard into P300-based BCI (brain computer interface) system?
@sophy Maybe I didn't understand all. Is your recognition rate limited by a) the time needed for the brain creating a P300 and you recording it, or b) the speed with which you flash screens? If b), then you can flash two things at the same screen, say a letter in the lower right corner and a suggested word in the upper left corner. An eye tracking device can then tell you the exact point on the screen the patient was looking at when the P300 appeared (and the history before it, recording discrete eye movements). If it is a), then nothing you can do to the screen will give you (cont.)
Jan
15
comment Multiple actions on product page (Add to basket, to wish list, as a stock item)
why would this be better than any of the other options?