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comment Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?
I don't think the technology answers which have already been given answer the final part of the question though..."and why did they stick around so long even after phones with buttons came on the market?"
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revised Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?
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revised Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?
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revised Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?
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Apr
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answered Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?
Apr
14
comment Do long domain names really affect user experience?
Turning single letters into words which take up one memory item is called 'Chunking' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chunking_%28psychology%29
Mar
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revised Do large format books make a substantial improvement?
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Mar
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Mar
27
accepted Why doesn't the Android OS have a system wide “Forward” button?
Mar
27
comment Why doesn't the Android OS have a system wide “Forward” button?
I think the key point: "It would make more sense to focus on why users mistakenly press back instead"
Mar
26
asked Why doesn't the Android OS have a system wide “Forward” button?
Mar
25
comment What content is considered off-putting, “scammy”, or users don't care about for a website?
Anything which makes a site look 'home made' tends to put me off. Which is a mixture of both design and content.
Mar
24
revised Simplifying the ui as a user gets more familiar with your app
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Mar
24
answered Simplifying the ui as a user gets more familiar with your app
Mar
20
comment How best to show server availability over a 24 hour period?
If you need to show more detail in the representation above why not just let users click on the hour showing yellow to display another chart with the actual outage times ?
Mar
17
answered Why do people love Comic Sans?
Mar
14
comment Would a hard to learn UI be acceptable?
I'd agree with the point of 'learnability' versus 'usability'. For a UI which is used by a professional group of users 24/7 (say the UI for an aeroplane) something which is 'stripped out' of helpful graphics and mouse movements, may be more efficient for experienced users to use.
Mar
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comment Analog Clock or Digital Clock to tell the time
If they both take up the same space you could make it user configurable to display either clock type. And then you'd find out what users actually prefer.
Feb
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comment Why are graphical user interfaces considered user-friendly?
This is the psychological bottom line "Since recognition memory is superior to absolute recall" - A command line interface requires recall; a GUI works on recognition.
Feb
10
answered Which software do you use for facial expression analysis?