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comment Sorting and on/off - flaw in design?
Possible duplicate of Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change?
Jan
17
comment Why warn about caps lock for passwords, instead of ignoring caps lock for password characters?
You'll be surprised how many people hit CapsLock>Key>Capslock instead of doing Shift+Key. It never ceases to amaze me, but there it is.
Dec
30
comment How would you have avoided the Miss Universe 2015 mistake?
That's not the way they're announced, that's the whole problem.
Nov
12
comment Why Ctrl + C for copy but not Ctrl + P for paste?
Based on experience with Russian and Hebrew, I've seen this on very rare occasions.
Nov
9
comment Better way to show Priority Level in drop down
Yes it does :). Source: observation of dozens of developers and QA people who are passionately in love with JIRA.
Nov
9
comment For death year, should I use N/A or — if person still alive?
@phyrfox Seems to me that this format could be interpreted as "Lived from 1900 till the age of 48".
Nov
8
comment What's the best way to allow user to 'sort' a complex dropdown?
Strictly speaking that's not card sorting (that's for optimizing your information architecture), but yes, user research should definitely help to focus on a single best sorting method.
Nov
7
comment Property and tenant relationship in a property management web application
The tree structure is beneficial in a large number of other cases, and it's actually the most common way to represent a multi-level hierarchy, such as the one we have here. The question "why not use a different solution" is a bit odd unless a concrete alternative is provided for the comparison.
Aug
21
comment Why do numpads on keyboards and phones have reversed layouts?
@JoeMcGrath I'm only asking because it sounds like the question of someone who's never used a stationary phone, but grew around mobile or at least wireless phones. The fingers were heavily used on stationary phones (and actually the thumb - not so much).
Aug
21
comment Why do numpads on keyboards and phones have reversed layouts?
@JoeMcGrath How old are you, if you don't mind me asking? :)
Aug
4
comment What help systems (KB's) are mostly used in bigger companies?
That first answer that you mentioned would be coming from people living in a bubble or not having any experience with complex, enterprise-level systems. We use Nanorep which is pretty great.
Jul
28
comment Should I include the word 'this' in an in-paragraph hyperlink?
+1 for 'fora' :)
Jul
22
comment What's the purpose of “This page is intentionally left blank” we see in books?
@AlanGeorge et al.: Yes, every manufactured object in the world has "a user" and the user has "experiences". So most questions about why the man-made world looks like it does could be made about UX or at least about design. And I've asked and answered my share of "real-world questions" on this site. But we do have to draw the line somewhere. I personally think that this one has crossed that line. Others may disagree - that's precisely what voting is for.
Jul
22
comment What's the purpose of “This page is intentionally left blank” we see in books?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it has nothing to do with UX but is a question about the history of book printing.
Jul
19
comment Are there any usability concerns to this alternate select bar style?
@O.R.Mapper OP refers to the funky dropdowns on the country selection screens
Jul
15
comment What is this pattern called: Action bar diminishes on scroll down and reveals on scroll up
I believe it's called scrolling :)
Jul
4
comment What percent of non-English-native people use English system language on their phone?
Do you mean people who don't speak English at all, or are non-native speakers of English included? The former aren't likely to use an English UI in the first place, and I wouldn't be 100% sure that the latter prefer their native language. For example, many geeks around the world strongly prefer English UI over their native versions.
Jul
1
comment Are two toggle buttons better than a tri-state switch?
@2rs2ts Yes, but I explicitly mentioned that "the user should be able to change their mind back to "undecided"" :)
Jul
1
comment Are two toggle buttons better than a tri-state switch?
@2rs2ts What made you think it's a one-way transition...?
Jun
30
comment Are two toggle buttons better than a tri-state switch?
@tohster The latter two cases are unlikely.They won't be getting any new info except what's in the grid, so changing their minds is usually because they pressed the wrong button or they weren't very sure in the first place, so it's a coin toss for them. Later changes are also rare, because the main flow is akin to a wizard to get the project started.