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Sep
7
answered Breaking into UX from a very weird background?
Sep
5
comment Is there any evidence whether call centre staff using “air traffic control” spelling of letters helps or hinders understanding?
I think the need to clarify is common sense: however the question relates to the best way to do it. (Although I'd agree with your common sense view of using the "as in XXX" - although using shorter clarification words "W as in Wall" might be easier to understand than "W as in Whisky".
Sep
5
comment Is there any evidence whether call centre staff using “air traffic control” spelling of letters helps or hinders understanding?
There's lots of info in your post Adriano: I think summarising it, the overall view is "A spelling alphabet is a good idea; but not the NATO" one. I disagree on the need to study a large population though, if one is just testing it for usage in one country.
Sep
4
comment Is there any evidence whether call centre staff using “air traffic control” spelling of letters helps or hinders understanding?
I don't think we have 'evidence' but the history on the links is interesting.
Sep
4
comment Is there any evidence whether call centre staff using “air traffic control” spelling of letters helps or hinders understanding?
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Sep
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revised UX resources for very specific use cases (Surveillance software)
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Sep
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answered UX resources for very specific use cases (Surveillance software)
Aug
31
comment Breaking down tedious processes
This seems like a perfectly clear cut question to me. Its also quite an important question as you don't want your users getting fed up with entering too much data and just giving up.
Aug
31
answered Breaking down tedious processes
Aug
31
comment Do average users expect the Esc key to work on websites?
I think to clarify this: ESC is used where there isn't any navigation at all using a website (such as full screen video) - its also a gaming standard for 'close'.
Aug
29
comment Are Visual Programming Interfaces effective for non-tech users?
I'd say easier for easy tasks and harder for hard tasks - Here's Lego's VP language for 7 year olds (based on Labview) preview.tinyurl.com/ktblndl
Aug
29
comment How to analyse user survey results
This a quite a common problem - a qualitative survey can produce a lot of very useful information and if you categorise you'll get some basic descriptive statistics ( % doing x versus % doing y etc ). However you will also understand a lot more about your users.
Aug
28
comment How to analyse user survey results
Next time you do this try doing a small sample survey so that the full survey is focussed around issues you have already identified. It makes analysis easier as the larger survey is providing more data on the issues you've already identified.
Aug
26
comment What is easy to perceive? Width or height?
There are formal conventions on how to graph data - so users will be used to the formats shown above.
Aug
21
comment The usefulness of home appliances sound notification?
Its a good question: there are nice non bugging kind of sounds and there are 'notice me now' sounds like the smoke alarm. So clearly getting both the kind of sound and the volume of sound correct does matter on a device.
Aug
21
answered The usefulness of home appliances sound notification?
Aug
21
comment What are the typical best practices for handling reporting/flagging inappropriate content on a social/UGC site?
It'd probably be helpful if the question pinned down the kind of inappropriate content: spam is pretty easy to spot and would be dealt with in one way; inappropriate content from real users needs dealing with in a more sensitive way as you really want to keep your users but just pursuade them not to post certain stuff.