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Oct
17
answered Alternative to “Hover For More Information” Controls
Oct
17
revised Alternative to “Hover For More Information” Controls
edited tags
Oct
17
comment Examples of placebos in UI design?
@ToddSieling I'd say that all placebo buttons are misleading elements :)
Oct
14
answered How to best let a user sequence items in their queue
Oct
13
answered Input control and concept of default values
Oct
12
answered What is modal about a modal dialog?
Oct
11
comment Are round check boxes confusing or an accepted standard?
And radio buttons should only be used on radios? :)
Oct
10
awarded  Convention
Oct
9
revised Does SSL on a company's website make the company appear more credible?
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Oct
9
answered Does SSL on a company's website make the company appear more credible?
Oct
7
comment Usability studies about Unity-type interfaces
@GUIJunkie BTW, if you're interested in a one-person case study - for me Unity was my first experience with Linux ever, and I'm now gradually switching to it from Win7. So I can't compare it to previous versions, but overall I like it.
Oct
6
comment Many possible responses to content
Adam, upload the image to any hosting site and we'll edit it into the post. And welcome to UX! :)
Oct
6
comment Can ugly be good UX?
I only saw it yesterday for the first time (not an American) - and I can tell you it was a horrible experience :). It has no visual hierarchy, very poor readability (everything is underlined, half of it is all caps), no section headers, a horrible layout (the media list or whatever it is under the content on the left, with the search stuck in the middle of it), everything looks the same. I had absolutely no idea what's going on there.
Oct
6
reviewed Approve design-patterns tag wiki excerpt
Oct
5
answered Can ugly be good UX?
Oct
5
answered Usability studies about Unity-type interfaces
Oct
5
revised Usability studies about Unity-type interfaces
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Oct
5
reviewed Approve Should people be able to change their usernames?
Oct
3
comment Name for a rule about re-using terminology
+1. Nielsen's heuristics say: "Consistency and standards: Users should not have to wonder whether different words, situations, or actions mean the same thing. Follow platform conventions."
Oct
3
comment Are custom scroll bars easier to use or do they just look “nice”?
@xmjx 1) The google link gives you quite a few of those. The most famous is probably Tractinsky 1997 2) I said aesthetics help usability, not that they're the only factor affecting it. A beautiful thing can very well be completely unusable, but with other factors being equal, a beautiful thing is more usable than an ugly thing. 3) Since "pleasing/fun to use" is one of the popular measures of usability, you've got aesthetics embedded in the very definition. And yes, definitions is something you can argue about forever.