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comment Would you consider Trolls while creating personas?
@edgarator I don't have convenient access to this information right now. Ian Alexander and Andrea Herrmann are two names which come to mind having published in this field (separately), try looking for their publications and the term "misuse cases", it is very specific.
Nov
24
answered Would you consider Trolls while creating personas?
Nov
6
comment Is the button placement in Linkedin's new invitation dropdown correct?
@SurendraVikramSingh I have no opinion on the vertically moving cursor, as I haven't had the chance to play with this design (I don't use a mobile LinkedIn application). As for the left vs. right, this is a platform convention as Benny Skogberg explained.
Nov
6
comment Is the button placement in Linkedin's new invitation dropdown correct?
@MattObee the way I understand it, the OP's "accidental" deleting means his finger slipped to the deletion icon unintentionally, presumably starting from the button which opens the invitation list. Or, maybe he was aiming for the upper icon but hit the lower one because it is below it. Anyway, I think the aligning he shows is not supposed to suggest any semantic connection.
Nov
4
comment Can't properly redesign GUI to get better user experience
I see one problem in your assumptions here: you seem to conflate "optimize screen space" (in the sense of packing the controls closer together) and "better user experience". This is not the same thing; in fact, it is frequently better to use lots of white space in design, as a visual hint for groupings. Oh, and entering data is seldom "pleasant", it is at best "non-annoying", and the physical arrangement of the controls is rarely a major source of annoyance. Unless you managed to mix up unrelated entry fields (which you didn't, I can read it), problems are likely to arise elsewhere.
Nov
3
answered The “Mental Model Law”
Oct
27
answered How to Truncate people's names on Public Display?
Oct
27
comment Slider control when there is no maximum value
@Ucodia I don't think the BART example applies here, as this is a very different use case. If people really want an exact number, and know it at the beginning, entering it will be better. If this is the case, none of the possible answers to this question will be good, because the OP specifically asked for a UI for incrementing a counter. But I believe it is a different situation, where people want to play around until a number looks roughly OK, not where they want an exact value.
Oct
6
comment How to create a good filtering and sorting system when there are 30+ options to choose from
"The client wants to have all the categories in one filter" - this seems to be your problem there. Clients frequently ask for something which will have a small gain (like saving screen space) without realizing the costs. The accepted pattern here is to have the filters separate - see for example Ravelry's advanced searches. Maybe you should just prototype the ugly, busy version which follows straight from his requirement, and the structured one (with multiple categories separated), and show him both. They are sometimes reasonable when they see the implementation.
Oct
6
comment Acceptance of location requests in websites?
"a big part of the adaptive design is the location part" - somehow it feels to me that you are trying to design here in order to tick off checkboxes with buzzwords. Why do you want this information? How are you going to respond to the location, and how does the user profit from your response to his location? If you don't have a very concrete and convincing answer, the acceptance doesn't matter - it is bad UX, period.
Oct
6
answered Slider control when there is no maximum value
Oct
6
comment How can redicle technology speed up reading up to five times or more?
Very interesting. I typically take 5 to 6 hours for a standard book (a 50 K words novel, textbooks are another matter because reading speed is not the bottleneck there). And I have never used the technology you reference, but I have tried applications which would either a) show one line at a time, or b) scroll the screen such that a new line appears at the speed I'm reading. I find both disorienting, my speed falls, I have trouble concentrating on the text. I wonder if there is some kind of parsing technique I have and you don't, and if this new tech compensates for not having it.
Oct
1
comment A new way to display true / false values to user
This would be my usual choice as well. But there is one thing I hate about these: they are so easy to get wrong. I've seen them so often implemented in such a way that you can't recognize which is the currently active state. So, if you go for these, please get a designer who knows what he's doing and can style the toggle well, to make it really obvious. It's one of the places where skeuomorphic works best, so if your designer is on the "flat is the best, skueoumorphic is so 2012" bandwagon, please insist that here, usability is more important than slick looks.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
24
comment What is the psychology behind newspaper content on websites (and in general)?
Why does there have to be a psychological/UX reason behind it? These people have been in the newspaper business for centuries. When they moved to the web, they stayed with the format they have always had, the format which has always worked for them. They would need a reason to change it, not a reason to keep it.
Aug
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to focus visitors on the search bar when there's a category list also present?
Aug
25
comment How do you make it very obvious that the user should click on a text input that has an onclick event?
I find this question strange, because in my experience, a user who wants to change the date will click there without the need for any hints. What behavior are you observing instead of clicking? Do you mean that the field allows type editing, only the button to the right opens a date picker, and you want the users to always use the date picker? If this is the case, the best solution is probably not to use any hints, but to remove the text editing and have the picker open when the user clicks anywhere in the field.
Jul
30
comment List versus table design
@MichaelLai with a narrow space, you have the choices of 1) either removing information from the table (stakeholders for information they don't really need), 2) offering different tables for different tasks, or 3) falling back to the list version. If you are making an application which will work in a set process (e.g. an internal business application), you can try convincing the bosses that their employees need wide screen monitors to be able to do their important task effectively. If you are delivering to people who use your application at whim (typical for web apps), go responsive.
Jul
29
answered Best browser solution for secondary window
Jul
29
answered List versus table design