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comment Why do we prefer shiny finish on cars and dull finish on devices?
@EvilClosetMonkey: Now that being able to do that finish for less cost (it really did cost much more in the past for good quality) around here you see more and more do it. I think for cars its purely availability these days.
Dec
21
comment Why is sound sparingly used on websites?
I can't think of anything more annoying than sound for websites, plus in a lot of environments like the office, I do not even have sound available.
Dec
2
comment Color choice for maximum legibility of text on glass
I have always found working with (tinted) blurring looks nice and somewhat takes the average color of things behind it as a base; the rest is taste.
Nov
10
comment How best to securely present personal info in a members account page
You might have wanted to ask this on the security SE, there you likely will get answers from the paranoid end
Oct
23
comment Why don't toilet doors also latch and change their status when closed?
@Robominister: Since there usually is quite a gap under most ground based toilet doors, it would be quite easy to pull them with your feet.
Oct
23
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Oct
23
comment Why don't toilet doors also latch and change their status when closed?
I have never seen an airplane toilet door that automatically locks when you close it, there is always some lever or so to lock. Otherwise what happens if someone closes the door from the outside? Similarly I have rarely seen a non-private toilet that does not have some kind of occupied indication when you lock it.
Sep
11
comment Why does the cursor have a tail?
I did. It looks like this one: i.imgur.com/kecHpfR.jpg (first image I could find, mine is in HD). I am using it since the 90s.
Jul
28
comment Progress bar completing too quickly
Oh how do I want to punch everyone into the face that makes me wait a bit longer. I had once an upload application that had a ~1.5s "upload finished" animation per file, and then I selected hundreds of small files that all were transferred in fractions a second, and then waited in anger for all the animations to finish.
May
19
comment Does it make sense to authenticate a user when he/she provides existing valid credentials while registering?
I often wish amazon did it this way. For a lot of actions you get redirected to a login page where there are email/password fields and a radio button "want to register" and "already have account". Default is "want to register" but I almost always forget to change it and then get "there is already an acount" click back, switch the radio button and log in...
Feb
16
comment How can a retractable pen design be enhanced to discourage users from clicking the pen frequently?
Just in case this ever gets implemented and spread widely I ordered 5000 pens with a nice audible click for backup.
Oct
22
comment How do you reduce the number of emails users send you?
This seems to be a reformulated version of meta.SO "How can we get people to search for answers on this site instead of posting the same stuff all over again, having to close them as duplicates". Well, no one over there found a solution yet..
Oct
21
comment How to show user that page objects automatically update
You might want to create an animated gif and upload to imgur and link it here..
Oct
15
comment How to show user that page objects automatically update
It currently experiences technical difficulties, what did you do? ;) I remember some website that did a "pulsing" of the price to very light green while trading was active, and when an ask/bid/trade came in, it was pulsing to a bright green for a longer moment.
Oct
15
comment How to show user that page objects automatically update
You might find some inspiration on financial websites that update stock information "realtime".
Oct
2
comment What background colors would correctly describe level of importance of item on the list
Which will then probably lead to the OP asking what colors to make the icons...
Oct
2
comment Should you ever disable search on pages with user entered information?
You could maybe store the information as temporary information after the search is done and "resurrect" it when the user revisits the edit dialogue
Sep
29
comment Determining small information display duration
Nice, although I will have to evaluate if we can add a button. Maybe I can repurpose the lcds shielding as a button, even with gloves only about half of it would be covered when pressing. For the transition from scan to manual, would you give any recommendation on if the first manual should always show the same thing, or if it should be a "fast forward" of the current scan mode state?
Sep
29
asked Determining small information display duration
Sep
23
comment Why don't ATMs show blank arrows for unused buttons?
I have seen this being done (although not with arrows but empty "button labels"). Also the alignment issue is on old ATMs mostly due to different height of people, thus different view angles. I have less problems with this than my wife.