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Working in UX / Information Architect role in Hampshire, UK.

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comment What should I call users who are not banned?
Good point. Not only that, but without the word 'Users' there somewhere you'd have no idea what the two options were referring to. So it'd end up as 'Unbanned and Banned'. (so, Unbanned and Banned what).
5h
comment Choice with a Radio button group
Radio buttons should always have one selected by default. You should have a 'none' option too. It sounds like the problem is with the validation and rules applied to your specific radio buttons than with the concept of radio buttons as a whole.
16h
comment Websites these days > are they using templates?
I think you should visit themeforest.net
Jan
23
comment Simulating how an app would look on various Projectors
The same way you test how something looks on different browsers, tablets and on different operating systems - test using those actual devices. There are test labs out there that can provide access to such devices, or just buy some if your project depends on the output working on such systems.
Jan
22
comment Display time left for strongly varying times (graphically)
Would that not risk cluttering up the visuals of it though? Is that extra noise balanced out by the additional clarity it may give?
Jan
22
comment Should passwords expire?
@Lilienthal That is more of an issue with the answers than with the question though.
Jan
22
comment Should passwords expire?
@Lilienthal There is more to the User Experience of passwords than just assuming people don't want to change it. If a user has not had to change the password on their bank for 5 years, whereas their office PC requires password changes every 3 weeks they may have a stronger feeling of security from one than from the other, even if the security aspect is not any different. The illusion of security, and how secure a user feels is very much a User Experience issue, even if the actual data security aspect is covered elsewhere.
Jan
22
comment Should dropdown list option be removed if the options cannot be repeatedly selected?
Is there not a 3rd option - show the chosen items in the list but mark them as chosen (grey them out, add a tick next to them, something like that)? That way the user isn't looking for something they know they've seen but can't find - it shows the items and gives feedback implying 'you've already chosen this'.
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
@RyleeFowler Your point is very valid though, so I suggest leaving it as an answer in its own right. It is not a use I would have thought of for these requirements, so it would be good for others to see that people use these requirements for such purposes. I'll ensure these comments are cleared down to clean up this post, but I don't want to lose your input here.
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
But that's my point. Does showing these password rules count as error prevention, if it turns out that they are not being seen or read in the first place at all?
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
(I mean LastPass, not MyPass. That's just my typing without paying attention). I would like to hide these rules because I want a clean, simple experience not overloaded with text. Unless there is a valid business reason for including any information on screen then I do not want to display it. I am trying to determine if there is a business reason for displaying such information, and what that reason is.
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
Users probably do know that passwords in general should have set requirements. But I'm just not sure if anyone actually reads the ones presented to them on a website. Potentially it could make things worse - because you're telling them lots of rules before they do anything, so they panic and just leave without even bothering to try to sign up.
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
It may be a fringe case, it may not. That's kind of what I'm looking to find out here. While your user scenario there is potentially accurate, it is still just an assumption (admittedly as is my initial hypothesis too.)
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
@RyleeFowler I have just conducted some other anecdotal survey in my office with several people who use MyPass and similar systems - they don't use your approach, they just try a password and tweak the parameters if it is wrong. So your statement 'as would everyone else' is not true. Not that your point isn't interesting and valid, I just don't think it is as big as factor as you believe.
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
I would wonder if catering to this fringe case is going to annoy more people than it helps though. Throwing up loads of text noise to everyone just for the benefit of this one person who might get annoyed that the requirements weren't displayed to them (an who might not even read them had they been displayed) might not be such a great option.
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
@RyleeFowler That is interesting. However surely it's still more effort to have to read those password requirements and manually pick the correct boxes to tick/untick? Wouldn't you just use the generated one anyway and then just amend the properties if that generated one fails?
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
@RyleeFowler How does lastpass know what the requirements are for all the different service providers?
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
@RogerAttrill there are already questions about how best to display such rules (ux.stackexchange.com/questions/43925/…) I'm just curious as to whether it is a likely possibility that even a few people wait to see some password rules before they even choose a password.
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
OK, I should probably pick better wording here. Nothing is ever so binary as always/never in UX.
Jan
20
comment Going to buy a new pc, need help
I think this may be off-topic because it is about shopping.