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Aug
24
comment Who are we designing for? The majority of our users or the users who bring in the majority of our revenue?
Do you expect that breakdown to stay the same? Are you trying to grow your market? Good design is a great way to bring new users in, ones who would find yourself valuable but are put off by its painfulness.
Aug
24
answered Why do USB flash drives never provide for labels?
Aug
18
awarded  Yearling
Aug
3
comment Capacity available representation? Percentages or coloured icons?
Is this really an either/or situation? Seems like you could find a way to serve both populations of users--ones that want percentages, and ones that want the high level "ok / some concerns / critical" knowledge.
Jul
28
reviewed Approve Should I include the word 'this' in an in-paragraph hyperlink?
Jul
27
answered How can I ensure users don't fear the word TEST in the invitation for usability testing?
Jul
27
comment How can I ensure users don't fear the word TEST in the invitation for usability testing?
+1. I even stay away from 'evaluate'. "I was wondering if you'd be interested in trying out a new system and seeing what you think." Of course the usability test itself is more structured than that...
Jul
7
comment An icon for surname field?
The idea of 'surname' is itself problematic when you are programming for the real world. You might be interested in reading more on this: kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/…
Jul
1
comment Is the folder structure dying?
David Weinberger's excellent book "Everything Is Miscellaneous" addresses this head-on. It's worth a read if you organize data at all. For more details: everythingismiscellaneous.com
Jul
1
answered When do hover animations become a distraction to users?
Jun
17
reviewed Approve Should I show a grids with empty search results?
Jun
11
comment Why not put Refine/Faceted Search on the right instead?
A more provocative question: if people aren't using it, why include it at all?
Jun
8
comment ALL CAPS fonts for industrial use
@pzv, don't think of it as one pixel, think of it as 25% of the width of that lower-case l. Then it's clearer how it can make a big difference...
Jun
8
comment ALL CAPS fonts for industrial use
And here's a more recent cite: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2016788 Ironically we are often taught that lower case is more readable, owing to an even earlier study.
Jun
8
answered Lazy context menus
Jun
2
comment Asking for relationship status
If you have a legal requirement to collect this info, then that's what you have to collect. Otherwise, collect something else, probably allowing user-input (for example, none of those options correctly describes my relationship status).
Jun
1
answered Asking for relationship status
May
6
awarded  Pundit
Apr
8
comment Are inner scrollbars a bad ux?
Fixed. thanks for noticing!
Apr
8
revised Are inner scrollbars a bad ux?
added 33 characters in body