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comment What are the conventions for keyboard shortcuts in Windows and OSX?
I'd be surprised if this wasn't in the OSX Human Interface Guidelines - developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/UserExperience/…
Apr
14
comment How do people know to “double tap to like” in Instagram? What did Instagram do to make users aware of that feature?
There is a rather weird theory of how knowledge can spread: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundredth_monkey_effect
Apr
14
comment Is a decimal comma used in data entry?
I have seen the comma used on a German system.
Apr
13
comment Does the average web user know about Boolean algebra?
Yes its quite heavy going: however it covers experimental evidence that people aren't good at 'formal logic' which of course is what boolean is all about.
Apr
12
comment How can I get people not to put trash in recycling bins?
There's also a 'compliance' effect which you can demonstrate experimentally: if people can see that other people have contaminated a container - then they are more likely to further contaminate it.
Apr
1
comment UX Newbie. What would be a good, quick way to test and prove my UX assumptions?
I think that gets the main UCD points.
Apr
1
comment Should I avoid using “abort” in favor of its synonyms?
That's a good point: aborting is the act of stopping something which is already in progress (although you could obviously just 'stop' the mission, but it doesn't sound as dramatic and technical).
Apr
1
comment Should I avoid using “abort” in favor of its synonyms?
Its also rather a 'dated' word - I'd associate it putting men on the moon and 'aborting the mission'.
Apr
1
comment Where to position Back and Home buttons?
Just a personal opinion - but for me 'back always takes me to the left - so the 'back' icon should be on the left hand side.
Mar
27
comment What's this style of website called?
Thanks for pointing out the duplicate. And yes I think its pretty horrid as well...
Mar
25
comment Does dark colour affect user's trust?
Given that the site shown is selling fencing equipment (ie swords), it's possible that "a little bit aggressive" was the desired intention...
Mar
24
comment Is the icon for telephone outdated?
Android also uses a handset icon. And offices still have conventional corded handsets so I think the traditional phone will be with us a while longer.
Mar
24
comment What is user experience design in short? What role does a ux designer have in the company?
The UX person is there to represent the viewpoint of the product's users. Otherwise the staff of a company can get a bit carried away with what they THINK the user actually wants. The 'New Coke' marketing failure is always useful to make reference to, which demonstrates this problem: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Coke
Mar
19
comment Why do we say UX for User Experience rather than UE?
I'd noted that below: it looks like the preference for the X came from the gaming community - and then when games went digital so did the X.
Mar
18
comment Do people still use drag and drop?
An undo for dropping files in the wrong folder has been missing for the last 20 years...
Mar
18
comment What is the purpose of jackets having small zipperless back pockets just below the neck?
It's quite a good example of how aesthetic considerations crossover between the physical and digital worlds: aspects of the design of an on-screen interface may have no usability consideration: the use of colours and graphics might be there just because they 'look good'. And the same applies to physical items.
Mar
17
comment Why do we say UX for User Experience rather than UE?
It looks like 'used in gaming' is the answer Toni. I'll tick that as the answer if anyone would like to post it as an answer not a comment.
Mar
15
comment Why do we say UX for User Experience rather than UE?
Good point about XML ( EXtensible Markup Language ) which Wikipedia gives as introduced in 1996. So the dropping the E idea was around at this point in the tech world.
Mar
13
comment Ideal breaks for long numbers?
A good question: and probably one that's quite easy to test on your colleagues - What you are doing is called 'chunking' by psychology people, as people can remember the chunks better than the raw data. I suspect 3 or 4 digits are what people are familiar with from phone numbers.
Mar
12
comment Why do we say UX for User Experience rather than UE?
Interesting: so it looks like it might have come through the paper based and then computerised gaming route.