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UX Mentor @ Google TLV Campus.

UX Lead @ Panaya | Blogger @ UXtasy | Editorial member @ UXI

Cognitive Psychologist by training. @vitalym on Twitter.


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comment How do you source your persona photographs?
@JWMC By now, I seriously doubt that it ever will :)
Feb
26
comment What is the term for a numeric input field of a specific format?
It's pretty technical, I wouldn't try to use it with the general public.
Feb
24
comment What is the term for a numeric input field of a specific format?
I think it's called a mask.
Feb
18
comment Why are coiled cables rarely used?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not about User Experience.
Feb
14
comment Why do different search engines give me rather different results?
This question is about the algorithms employed by different search engines. It may be a possible fit on Webmasters.SE.
Feb
9
comment dashboard design and reports
Hi Anu, welcome to UX.SE! This site is meant for specific questions which can be given a concrete answer, and asking for general criticism of your work is not a good fit for this site. If you have a specific problem that bothers you, please try to edit your question and to add it more focus.
Feb
2
comment Fallback chain for Chinese languages
@200_success Let's put it this way - there's nothing in my UX skill set that could help me answer this question. I'm not saying that I'm the measure for what is UX or that I should be able to answer any question on the site, but usually when I can't answer a question, it's because I'm lacking professional knowledge. Here I'm just lacking a knowledge of Chinese realities. A Chinese person with no knowledge of UX is better qualified to answer this than a UX person who doesn't know anything about China.
Feb
2
comment Fallback chain for Chinese languages
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it will be better answered on Chinese.SE. While it's definitely related to UX, the answer requires knowledge of Chinese languages and culture more than it does UX knowledge.
Feb
1
comment OK to make text, buttons, etc. larger on iPad than corresponding iPhone app?
Hi Justin, you're asking a good question, but I think it's best to rephrase it as "How to adapt an existing iPhone app to the iPad", and adjust the text accordingly. As to asking for examples - that is not really a good fit to this site. You can read more about why in the FAQ.
Jan
29
comment How easy to read are small caps vs lower case?
@Crissov Honest to god!
Jan
29
comment What is a good tool to prototype Windows 10 programs?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's asking for a tool recommendation.
Jan
29
comment Do nested hierarchies of folders make sense to novice users?
1 - "Hindered" compared to what? Any method is worse than a better one, but what solution are you comparing this to? 2 - what is your question exactly? If it really is a survey of the way people feel about the file explorer model, then it's a bad fit for this site, as per the FAQ.
Jan
28
comment How easy to read are small caps vs lower case?
You may see them all the time, but it's still much less common than all caps. For the simple reason that it requires special attention to typography. Most people who have nothing to do with design aren't even aware that small caps exist. Furthermore, readability has a large unconscious element, it's determined before you've had the chance to process the text and think that you're being shouted at. Also, people who haven't spent a lot of time in chats, do not perceive all caps as shouting.
Jan
24
comment Simulating how an app would look on various Projectors
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about solving a non-UX problem.
Jan
23
comment Display time left for strongly varying times (graphically)
Thanks, but you actually mentioned someone else :-)
Jan
21
comment Is it worth having custom 404 pages for different features of a web app?
I guess we have different definitions of "fact" then :). gmail.com/lkjhlkj, facebook.com/lkuhkl.
Jan
21
comment Is it worth having custom 404 pages for different features of a web app?
@JamesRyan Outdated or not, it's a fact that 404 pages exist. The question wasn't whether they should be used - I agree that it's best to avoid them whenever possible. The question was how to use them, as long as they are already being used. Also, your assumption about the uselessness of search is unwarranted in many cases, especially in the case of webapps, which is what the OP explicitly asked about. And I actually never mentioned search :).
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
But it didn't turn out yet. Neither of us has the data, and in the absence of data displaying the rules is the safer path, because they at least get the option to read the rules. Hiding the rules makes sure that exactly 0% of users read them. The error rate will by definition be higher (unless you're operating under the assumption that noone reads them ever. I can assure you that this is not the case, because I read them sometimes :) ).
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
You're right in that these are both assumptions. But in times of uncertainty we should follow the rules of thumb, that's what they're for. And they recommend error prevention :).
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
What makes you think that it's a fringe case? Users know that passwords must meet certain criteria. We don't know how many of them read the requirements. There's a pretty wide consensus that says that error prevention is preferable to just easy recovery (e.g. Nielsen recommends it).