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Jun
25
answered What do you call a website which is not in beta, but a re-launch with possible teething problems?
Jun
22
comment How to design form that requires users to validate email or phone number?
If I understand what you want from this question: Next to the submit button on the index page, put a link 'I have a validation code'. The validation page can be generic for email/phone, but can detect the validation type because the format of email and phone validation codes can be made to be different.
Jun
17
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Jun
15
comment Why do so many organizations collect first and last name on the sign up page?
Also of interest: Can I reformat personal names obtained from a single form field?.
Jun
15
comment Why do so many organizations collect first and last name on the sign up page?
Because the alternative would be likely to be asking for the full name and what do you actually want to be called - ref: Merging firstname/last name into one field. Some notable examples of those that only ask for full name are Amazon, Twitter, Quora, Vimeo, SourceForge, and um... nope that's all I know of. As a sidenote, I've found that something of the order of 50% of 'popular' websites don't ask for your name at all.
Jun
14
answered What are the similarities and difference between 'institutionalisation of usability' & 'institutionalisation of UX'?
May
23
awarded  Good Answer
May
21
awarded  Nice Answer
May
21
comment Is there a minimum viable number of personas you could use?
It depends... on the data that is backing the personas. However I think two extreme personas and the assumption that 'catering for both would meet in some middle ground that covers the corpus' might be a an invalid theory for many cases! I'd suggest not having the 'extreme' personas sitting so close to the end of a long data tail, and at least a third which uses the researched evidence to represent the corpus and is identified as the 'primary' persona.
May
21
comment The coding monkey dilemma
@PariyaKashfi The FoolProof link above recognizes that this is the case and that it's no easy task but does suggest that the 'UX Champions' can try to act as 'agents of change' in trying to improve the situation where it matters.
May
21
answered The coding monkey dilemma
May
13
revised When should a text input be auto selected?
just a typo - no big deal!
May
13
comment When should a text input be auto selected?
Well said. Only by an unbiased introspective look at the reasoning and the clear benefits can a decision be made, and whilst we can help provide the framework for understanding this, it's bound to hinge on generalisations unless we have all the pertinent facts. As a result, only the OP can answer his own question for their own scenario.
May
13
revised When should a text input be auto selected?
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May
13
answered When should a text input be auto selected?
May
11
revised How to display a large quantity of (read-only) fields?
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May
11
answered How to display a large quantity of (read-only) fields?
May
7
comment How long should a temporary notification appear?
@Bluewater My answer didn't set out to 'prove a best solution'. I said 'For what it's worth...' and stated facts about what I did and what the users said afterwards. Is that a -1 situation?
May
7
answered What would you call a group that contained UX, training and documentation?
May
1
comment At what point should an application change the cursor to an hourglass or display a progress bar?
While this OP may not have an option in this particular scenario, my own opinion is that in the bigger scheme of things, the better direction to explore in is whether the application can show something useful and relevant instead of going into a blocking mode, so that users can get on with their tasks and feel like they are continually making progress at their own pace rather than waiting around for things all the time.