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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
Jul
28
answered Guidelines for identifying “power users”?
Jul
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Which pattern of filling a form is most usual?
Jul
8
revised For a website feature that is relatively new, what's a good way to guide users through it?
You need an empty row above your buletted list for it to format correctly
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
26
comment Name for a refill on an entire funnel
I am for keeping the question open. Ty Fairclough's question is about a special type of interaction, and everything in user experience is about the user interacting with the system. I can certainly imagine myself using such a term when discussing a possible interaction design of a system, and discussing such designs is one of the central part of our jobs in UX.
Jun
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Recomendation for choosing a start date / month