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Sep
5
answered Why don't people use the “I'm feeling lucky” button more often?
Sep
2
comment How often do people use the browser tabs
Well unless you turn tabs off as the default action...
Aug
25
comment Is it true that “the only 'intuitive' interface is the nipple”?
There's some evidence that 'face recognition' however is 'intuitive' - ie hardwired in from birth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Face_perception
Aug
25
comment Is Apple's or Google's meaning of the three-horizontal-bar icon more popular?
The 3 little lines go back at least as far as Windows 2000 as the 'rough' (ie draggable) area in the bottom right corner of a Window. Xp switched to using the dots
Aug
20
comment Counting Clicks vs. Path Deviations
The facilitator on these tests needs to understand the 'optimal path' so that they can decide to stop /help users who have wandered too far away from it...
Aug
19
comment What ways to conduct user research quickly and cheaply are there?
Neilsen's formula however makes this look rather more scientific than it actually is - the basic principle is true though - you don't have to test many users before you start to get repeats of issues.
Aug
15
comment How can you indicate a hidden button on the back of a device?
If you're going to going to put buttons on the back of the machine - make them big buttons with clear labelling. The original Classic Macs used to have a big rocker switch around the back that you could operate just by feel.
Aug
13
comment How to properly guide a user not to cause an error?
Agreed. It's not ideal.
Aug
13
answered How to properly guide a user not to cause an error?
Aug
13
comment Is creating personas against the principles of User Centered Design?
There may be some references to academic research on which the Personas concept is based in "The Inmates Are Running the Asylum" - but I don't know as I don't own the book...
Aug
13
comment Is creating personas against the principles of User Centered Design?
According to Alan Cooper - who thought the personas idea up in the first place (or at least published it) - Personas are not based on research data but on formalising 'what you have in your head' 'infodesign.com.au/uxpod/alancooper "So you’re externalising what’s going on in your head? - Yes"
Aug
11
comment User Experience Research on Users Total Digital Environment?
Its a good question: people won't use one communication channel which is difficult - if they've got another easier method in their other hand. You might want to look at Ethnographic approaches.
Aug
11
comment Correlation between number of colors used and brain processing?
It's probably worth looking at how artificial (AI) vision systems handle colour - though how machines do it isn't necessarily how we do it. Since we live in a world of coloured objects, for adults these just represent a normal background level of cognitive load (being in an entirely black and white environment would be the anomaly situation)
Aug
9
comment Alt key shortcuts anymore?
Alt + E (End Task) in the Windows Task Manager is a good way of regaining control of the machine when the mouse has frozen.
Aug
1
comment Is it worth paying to read ISO 9241-110:2006 - Ergonomics of human-system interaction — Part 110: Dialogue principles
If I was spending £70 - I'd probably spend it some other books...
Jul
31
comment Is duping the consumer really a good business practice?
Instructions ? - What are those ? :-)
Jul
30
comment Icons, their Cognitive Effect and Scientific References
I've been around a long time ! The 'Classic' Apple Mac GUI was based on a lot of academic research, which unfortunately they've dropped from the Human Interface Guidelines Documentation. Both Don Norman and Bruce Tognazzini who now work for the Nielsen Norman Group spent time working for Apple.
Jul
30
revised Icons, their Cognitive Effect and Scientific References
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Jul
30
comment Is HCI applicable to game design in the way I'm trying to apply it?
I don't understand the question: I think it needs explaining better.
Jul
30
answered Icons, their Cognitive Effect and Scientific References