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awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
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awarded  Yearling
Jun
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comment When given the choice on a website; are people more likely to download the app or keep using the browser?
Man, I find those things so irritating. If I'm visiting your homepage, fine, I'm probably a regular visitor and might appreciate the option if it's better, but if I'm linked into the middle of the site from twitter or something I'm so not going to leave, download your app, and try to find it again myself there. And surely there's a better way to promote the app than shoving it in my face instead of the things I was looking for, right?? (sorry, rant done now)
Apr
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comment Why should the star rating be before the review text box form?
The tests were done on a prototype, so the reviews weren't real enough to be able to talk about their quality.
Apr
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awarded  Yearling
Apr
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awarded  Nice Question
Apr
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answered Why should the star rating be before the review text box form?
Mar
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comment What are the functional advantages of disabling user access to the filesystem on the iPad?
@DanD. Yes, the app-centric model absolutely has drawbacks---I won't be giving up my file system any time soon, myself. If you need to see all of the pieces of your project together the simplification argument falls down. On the other hand, I wonder if the goals you're addressing by looking at the files in a single list could be addressed in another way that works within the app-oriented model?
Mar
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answered What are the functional advantages of disabling user access to the filesystem on the iPad?
Jan
23
comment Appended and Prepended Checkbox: when can I use this?
Perhaps a better example would be a simple to-do list? Quickly edit in place, or check off.
Jan
9
answered Blinking, bouncing and flashing elements
Dec
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comment Accessibility in modern web applications
Having everything work without javascript may not be good enough. The WebAIM screen reader survey suggests that most people have javascript enabled: webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey3/#javascript So even if your tabs work without javascript, adding it may still make your site inaccessible by changing content out from under people without loading a new page.
Nov
12
comment Are there PhD topics for user experience?
I've also heard Human Centered Computing (that's what Georgia Tech calls their PhD program, the Masters is HCI)
Oct
21
comment Is having more then 1 label for a form element really against web accessibility guidelines?
Patricia, try NVDA, it's free nvda-project.org
Sep
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awarded  Critic
Sep
27
accepted Do users care about having multiple options for payment providers (paypal vs google checkout, etc.)?
Sep
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comment Do users care about having multiple options for payment providers (paypal vs google checkout, etc.)?
Sure it is, as are most of the questions on this site. Gathering the general experiences of others is a great way to get a starting point that can be elaborated on, improved, or scrapped depending on the needs and preferences of the people actually using the system. We don't need to always start with a blank slate.
Sep
26
comment When to use “join,” “register,” or “sign up”?
It's interesting that "log in" sounds more technical. I've always thought of "log" as being analogous to the log I have to sign when I arrive at my doctor's office. Sign in and log in are exactly the same in that context: you have to sign the log to let them know who's waiting. That said, "sign in" is the more natural expression for that action for me, but I wonder if there are places (or situations? occupations?) where "log in" would be more common.
Sep
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accepted How to handle creating new account with email address that is unverified on another account?
Sep
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comment How to handle creating new account with email address that is unverified on another account?
I like this solution and I think it works well for changing an email address, but the question then becomes how do you pair it with delayed email verification for new accounts. If I create an account, do some stuff on the system without activating my account, and don't activate my email for two days, does what I've done with my new account get lost? Perhaps in the case of new accounts there should be some other mechanism (perhaps manual intervention when an issue comes up).