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Roving Psychologist.


Sep
26
comment Why doesn't the space bar have anything written on it?
And the 'shift' key on a computer keyboard has an 'up' arrow because on a mechanical typewriter pressing it literally lifted a section of the mechanical mechanism to produce upper case characters.
Sep
25
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Sep
25
comment Which way do arrows point on a tabbed web page?
That's how tabbed interfaces have been designed since they were invented (probably in the late 80s). The tabbed interface was a metaphor for file index cards which were common at the time.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
24
answered Which way do arrows point on a tabbed web page?
Sep
24
comment Why don't ATMs show blank arrows for unused buttons?
It would be interesting to get some data on the strength of the glass used in ATM CRT displays versus one using say Gorrilla Glass.
Sep
22
revised Why don't ATMs show blank arrows for unused buttons?
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Sep
22
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Sep
22
answered Why don't ATMs show blank arrows for unused buttons?
Sep
16
answered How to create a web application with good user experience or usability?
Sep
12
comment Is user stupidity reason for bad UX?
I'd go as far as saying that users are 'lazy' - thinking requires effort and often they just can't be bothered.
Sep
11
comment Show special keyboard view when entering a password on mobile devices?
Nice mockup. The only thing missing is a checkbox which keeps the letters input displayed rather than automatically hiding them with stars (which on the default setting on android happens too quickly to check what has actually been input).
Sep
10
answered What other UX processes exist other than user centered design?
Sep
9
comment What is the common name for this widget?
I'd call it a Side Tab - but there may be an official answer.
Sep
9
comment Convenience and privacy vs. extra step to send a notification
A well described question.
Sep
9
comment Should i create a mobile version of a long form?
And if you are splitting it over several pages - let the user 'flick through' the pages without entering data so that they can preview how much data they need to enter in order to complete the excercise.
Sep
9
comment What are some good UX practice if your app is unable to obtain GPS lock
Just to clarify that 'graceful degredation' is the process of keeping software working (if not as well as intended), as described above, and shouldn't be confused with writing polite ('graceful') error messages: w3.org/wiki/Graceful_degredation_versus_progressive_enhancement
Sep
9
comment What are the metrics for measuring security and cognitive load as attributes of usability?
I think you also need to clarify what you mean by 'cognitive load' as this can cover many aspects of mental activity. I'm assuming in this case what you mean is the ease of recalling passwords etc ?
Sep
8
comment What would be the best methods to find out the factors that can change customers behaviours who call?
Given the massive volume of email received nowadays I wonder whether people will be that happy getting more of them uninvited.
Sep
7
answered Breaking into UX from a very weird background?