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

Cognitive Psychologist by training. @vitalym on Twitter.


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comment What is easy to perceive? Width or height?
Then I suggest going for the first option (vertical lines). You're afraid that drawing them with create an illusion of a trend and you're right, but from what I understand, your users are supposed to be familiar with the nature of the data and shouldn't be confused. Not connecting them for this reason is making the users work much harder just to avoid a vague possibility of them making a small and inconsequential one-time mistake.
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comment Alternative to tabs with long names
Outlook, if you set the Reading Pane on the bottom. Gmail if you split your screen horizontally. Pretty much every email client supports this, and in general most software that has a table controlling a preview area (since they try to display more columns at the expense of some rows - the table takes up the width, and the split is horizontal).
1d
comment Alternative to tabs with long names
Can I think of any real-world examples of... master-detail relationship? Well, yes, quite a few :). Update on click, use scrolling for many elements.
1d
comment How to handle rating indicator when no one has rated yet?
emptystat.es
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comment Alternative to tabs with long names
Here you actually pay a much higher price for the long names, than in the original. In the original you had less tabs fit in a row, and it was specified that only a few tabs would be needed normally. But in this suggestion you significantly reduce the available real estate within each tab with every character that you add to the tab name.
Aug
14
comment What's a good way to transfer a user from a mobile site to a desktop site?
It's a heavy-duty IT management work tool... Imagine adjusting Visual Studio to a mobile device :).
Aug
14
comment What's a good way to transfer a user from a mobile site to a desktop site?
@DA01 I guess you could say it's broken, in the sense that the user won't be able to do anything or see much.
Aug
14
comment What's a good way to transfer a user from a mobile site to a desktop site?
@DA01 See the comment I left to Alexej Froehlich.
Aug
14
comment What's a good way to transfer a user from a mobile site to a desktop site?
The experience doesn't break down anywhere, it's meaningless to have this app on a mobile device to begin with.
Aug
14
comment What's a good way to transfer a user from a mobile site to a desktop site?
Welcome to UX.SE Lara! That's the best solution that I've come up with, too.
Aug
14
comment What's a good way to transfer a user from a mobile site to a desktop site?
The demo is for the full version of the app. Its nature is not appropriate for a mobile device, and adjusting it to a mobile device is meaningless. The question is how to redirect people who view the mobile version of the marketing website to the demo.
Aug
4
comment Can we Quantify Cognitive Load?
@MSalters Speaking as a cognitive psychologist I can assure you that if there's a non-invasive way to measure cognitive performance, CogSci people will be much more familiar with it than UX people.
Aug
3
comment Can we Quantify Cognitive Load?
This will be much better answered on CogSci.SE...
Aug
2
comment Ragged edges vs. alignment
A river effect is when you have a vertical streak of white inside a block of text. Having some content on the left side of the screen and some more content on the right side does not mean that you have river effect there :)
Aug
1
comment Ragged edges vs. alignment
Benny, you're talking about forms, please see my answer to Jørn.
Jul
31
comment Ragged edges vs. alignment
@NateKerkhofs Mostly because there is huge variance in the names of the items. "A reasonable location" got pushed further and further to the right, until it was the same as aligning them to the right :).
Jul
31
comment Ragged edges vs. alignment
@JørnE.Angeltveit I'll explain why I don't think it's relevant. Noone would put field labels on the other side of the screen. Fields without labels are meaningless, but the names in my example are the primary pieces of information. Also, this is not a form that needs to be filled out - it's a grid. Stacking information within a grid row has its uses, but it's not the case here, so I can't put statuses above names, or the other way around. I'm not worried about path to completion or about conversion. In short, I think it's a very big stretch to use form guidelines for this.
Jul
31
comment Ragged edges vs. alignment
Developers and PMs.
Jul
31
comment Ragged edges vs. alignment
Other options like ... creating a dedicated column a bit to the right of the names have been considered and dismissed :).
Jul
31
comment What are common resolutions for projectors?
I'm not trying to categorize a business resolution. There's a class of projectors categorized as business. I'm trying to find a distribution of resolutions in that class, that's all.