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UX Design Manager @ DG Mediamind | Blogger @ UXtasy | Editorial member @ UXI

Cognitive Psychologist by training. @vitalym on Twitter.


Mar
13
comment Benefit of “Twisty bottom” ballpoint pens over “Clicky tops”
That's what I thought too, but then I realized the OP wasn't talking about pens where you pull the cap completely off, but about pens where you twist the bottom and the point comes out - and then you twist it back to hide the point.
Mar
13
comment Benefit of “Twisty bottom” ballpoint pens over “Clicky tops”
Nobody sits near you and keeps nervously clicking their pen. Also, they can be used by creatures without opposable thumbs. Of course, they could also operate the clicky pen by clicking it against any other surface, but that's just silly.
Mar
2
comment Do interfaces evolve?
Um... About that Mozilla experiment... Does that post make a lot of sense to you? Did you by any chance notice the date it was posted? :)
Mar
1
comment Why do we use informal language when the user encounters an error or issue?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is belongs on English.SE
Feb
27
comment How to show forms on One page websites
When you look at it here the red is surrounded by the whitespace on this page. Also, I don't suggest making it purple, it was a color I picked at random. The point is it shouldn't be red.
Feb
24
comment How to explain to my client the difference between Front End and Back End?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about UX.
Feb
18
comment Why AMBULANCE is written as ECNALUBMA on emergency vehicles?
Oh, there's gauges on that thing, I see. Thanks. Cool :).
Feb
18
comment Why AMBULANCE is written as ECNALUBMA on emergency vehicles?
@Brendon What could possibly be written on the outside of a space suite that's meant to be read by the astronaut occupying the suit? :) And if it's meant for your typical engilsh-reading alien (like "if found, return to NASA, Earth"), then it should be written properly.
Feb
18
comment Common website phrases in multiple languages?
"I'm over 18" is surely one of those phrases :)
Jan
19
comment Entering any two of four inter-dependent values
Well, it's worthwhile to check how commonplace these extra short and extra long runs slopes are. Maybe they need to be treated as edge cases. Even if they aren't, it can be fairly easily to solve - you set "barriers" at the near and far ends of the X axis, and as long as they keep "pushing" the handle against the barrier, you decrease/increase the measurement. Basically similar to scrolling by middle-click.
Jan
18
comment Why do laptops have so many stickers?
It's actually an ad-based industry, the prices they charge for the actual laptops are just for show.
Jan
17
comment Automatic forwarding or not? What is better for the user?
Yes, that's why you should provide a way back. It can be an opt-in approach, like in the Google translate example, or an opt-out approach like in the CNN example. But both options should be available in any case.
Jan
16
comment Why don't chinese teacups have handles
For one thing, they're infinitely easier to store since they can be stacked. For another, they are just a smaller version of a traditional chinese bowl, not as common in England as in China. But seriously this is a question for historians of kitchenware, not UX.
Jan
10
comment Gracefully Constrain Window Size
Users will feel limited if the UI requires more real estate than you've given it, i.e it's uncomfortable for them to work in the allocated space. Otherwise there's no reason for them to feel limited.
Jan
8
comment Improve the way we display members, pending members, non-members and pending deleted members
Just the numbers in the column cells, without the font games, and the descriptions in the column headers. I'd make the text wrap in the header row, so instead of having very wide columns that only contain numbers, you make them narrower. Meaning that "Pending members" and the other titles are broken down into two lines within the header cell.
Jan
3
comment How do i call my buttons to return to a previous screen
What did you mean to say in the title of the question? "to return f... ?"
Jan
3
comment Why are enterprise application UI boring/dull
Because you have to prioritize, and in an enterprise setting UX loses to functionality.
Jan
2
comment Where to place a single setting?
There are two alternatives. One is to place it in the menu, the other - on a screen. I suggested a rationale that might help you decide between the two. You're saying that neither option suits you. So what kind of answer were you looking for? :) BTW a third option is to try and drop the setting or turn it into an integral part of a screen.
Jan
2
comment Could cognitive style be transferred to personas?
IMO completely opinion-based...
Jan
2
comment what's the design pattern for the sidebar navigation used by Amazon, NewEgg and LightInTheBox?
Vertical mega-menus in this case.