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Sep
29
comment Alternates to the “play/pause” button
@jonshariat: ^^ Borrowed from Joel Spolsky's comment on the lack of the button on Apple Inc.'s iPod. From one of Spolsky's Business Of Software talks.
Aug
16
comment Drawing users' attention to unrecoverable actions?
@Maltiriel: I thought that greying out the Launch Nuclear Missile At Nasal Cavity™-button would be the more obvious option, rather than making it red. Keeping strongly in mind of course, that greyed out buttons strongly convey the message "This function not available atm."
Aug
20
comment What affords scrolling?
@Monica Cellio: The former. Maybe "Touch" should have been in parenthesis. Threw it in because I thought I'd get an answer akin to "a lot of touch interfaces afford this" :)
Aug
19
comment What affords scrolling?
Well, let's say "scroll" and "swipe" are sort of interchangeable then. I think e.g. text on a touchdevice (especially mobile) has the affordance on scrolling, especially if you can't see it all.
Aug
19
comment What affords scrolling?
@Tsuyoshi Ito: WP: "An affordance is a quality of an object, or an environment, that allows an individual to perform an action." I'd say an affordance for scrolling is a part of that environment. "Swiping" if you will :)
Aug
9
comment Alternates to the “play/pause” button
Why add "Stop" at all?
Aug
7
comment Rough and fine adjustments with horizontal slider
I paper prototyped the mockup I added to the question, and users generally got the idea that the slider could be moved (paper one looks different; volume-control-like it's a right triangle with hypotenuse climbing upwards to the right, also; thing to be moved is a rectangle with three vertical stripes inside to afford grabbing). They didn't quite grasp the relationship between the five (height, width, %, slider & est. size) though, but I'm pretty sure they'll learn it within seconds when they see changing one changes the others. Thanks for your input :)
Aug
7
comment Rough and fine adjustments with horizontal slider
Paper prototyped the mockup, and got the feedback that it might be an idea to make "3.2 MB" a textbox instead of a label, exactly for the purpose of "need to upload picture to website that allows up to X bytes in size"
Aug
7
comment Rough and fine adjustments with horizontal slider
Hm, don't like the idea of checkbox/radiobutton though. Requires first moving (finding), then clicking, and then moving again (well, or hover if that activates it, but still)
Aug
7
comment Rough and fine adjustments with horizontal slider
You seem to get the idea, but I don't really see the point of 3 sliders. The slider I have in mind would have the finest granularity possible as its finest granularity :) And sadly; your answer doesn't really answer my question.
Aug
3
comment Rough and fine adjustments with horizontal slider
Mockup added. No window to scroll up and down in :)
Aug
3
comment Rough and fine adjustments with horizontal slider
There's no talk of this being on a webpage. Notice the desktop-application tag :)
Aug
3
comment Rough and fine adjustments with horizontal slider
Edits reflect issues
Aug
3
comment Rough and fine adjustments with horizontal slider
Hey, that might be an idea. Not the last part about ultrafine, but yes; of course dragging the slider also adjusts.
Aug
3
comment Rough and fine adjustments with horizontal slider
Wanted to keep description short. Yes, users can type in values. Yes, range of values is wide: Scaling down images (scaling up not possible).
Aug
3
comment Which one is easier to use: horizontal or vertical sliders?
ux.stackexchange.com/questions/5706/easiest-cursor-move
Jul
29
comment Horizontal menus, do they scale?
Well, are you sure they will scale, well, indefinitely? Also, it seems users don't mind scrolling horizontally.
Jul
5
comment With straighten, do we really need rotate?
Thanks. I think I might just go YAGNI on this one, and leave out rotation from the start, to possibly be included later. Perhaps Some user testing with regards to this first.
Jul
4
comment With straighten, do we really need rotate?
The application in question will not have support for layers. Do you have a concrete example of when you would want an image aligned at an angle? I can only think of "crazy shots", and one should think it wouldn't matter so much there. And anyway; it's a pretty basic application.
Jul
4
comment With straighten, do we really need rotate?
Sure, users are used to the rotationmethod, but hey: Progress! (: