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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.
Jun
30
comment Are two toggle buttons better than a tri-state switch?
@tohster Yes, In and Out are the actual choices (it's about scoping tasks into a project). Undecided is not a very meaningful option in itself. The main reason that it's there is because there is no default state, and I don't want this choice to be irreversible. I feel that the answers so far disregard the "grid" factor, where the user needs to go through a large number of these quickly, and make choices as he goes. If this was taking place within a form, it would be a very different situation.
Jun
29
comment Are two toggle buttons better than a tri-state switch?
Please see my reply to Blam. Yes, the tri-state switch is essentially a group of three radio buttons, I know that. I meant that having two radios won't work. I will update the question to clarify that.
Jun
29
comment Are two toggle buttons better than a tri-state switch?
@Blam In the toolbar of your favorite text editor there will be a three-way switch for left, middle and right adjustment of the text. Hardly inventing it here. The fact that it looks like a command to you is probably due to the L&F of the Balsamiq prototypes.
Jun
29
comment Are two toggle buttons better than a tri-state switch?
@Blam These are two buttons that change their state when pressed, making them two toggle buttons... I meant that two radio buttons won't work. Three might, although it's the same as the three-way switch.
Jun
29
comment Are two toggle buttons better than a tri-state switch?
I'm sorry, your answer is very confusing to me. The first option in the mockup is (what I called) the switch, but you refer to it as the toggle, which is what I called the 2nd option.. AFAIU the "invisible option" exists in the toggles but not in the switch, where it is visible. Also it seemed to me that you said that the first one is clearer, but then you say that it wouldn't work with your users. Could you clarify?
Jun
18
comment Best way to represent summary/overview information in web format?
Are asking about the implementation (Bootstrap, JS) or about the best layout/UX solution?
Jun
13
comment How to make a UX decision to bundle or separate applications
@plainclothes Does it mean that they use multiple browser windows, or that they just browse one site at a time, using the same window?
Jun
13
comment How to make a UX decision to bundle or separate applications
I'm curious about your statement about the many users who don't know how to use tabs. Is there any data available on this?