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Oct
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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.
Oct
3
comment Are custom scroll bars easier to use or do they just look “nice”?
@xmjx In addition to the link that's already there, you get plenty of articles if you just google aesthetics help usability.
Oct
1
comment Who is the average user?
This is the best-kept secret in the industry, but he actually exists and I have his phone number. When in financial difficulties, I pimp him out to the highest bidder.
Sep
30
comment Are custom scroll bars easier to use or do they just look “nice”?
@Charles Right, but that only refers to cases where the custom scroll bar spans the entire screen, not to smaller elements.
Sep
30
answered Is it good to create a separate screen for change password?
Sep
30
reviewed Reject What's the best terminology for switching from a mobile site to the “full” website?
Sep
29
comment scale or rating design
Yes, definitely :)
Sep
29
answered Are custom scroll bars easier to use or do they just look “nice”?
Sep
29
revised Should I be using zoom and pinch to resize user elements?
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