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Jul
2
comment A method to display error validation in forms with severe space constraints
Some other questions: how much of this validation can you do for the user, so there is less of a chance of them making an error in the first place? Can you simplify the process or break it up? Would a wizard be more appropriate?
Jul
2
comment A method to display error validation in forms with severe space constraints
Offering it on focus as well as hover might help. Then you can tab through and clear problems.
Jul
2
comment A method to display error validation in forms with severe space constraints
What are your reservations about the approach you mention?
Jun
26
comment Left-handed persons and usability
There are now a number of phone applications that do have a "handedness" preference, and swap controls to accomodate. Example: Twitterrific.
Jun
22
comment Is there any difference in element minimal sizes on 10 and 24 inch touch screens?
"Note Fitt's Law is for dragging a mouse"...well, no, it's for reaching and pointing in the real world. Adapting it to a mouse came later.
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
15
answered Switching language: display alternative or active first?
Jun
15
answered How to convince a user to fill out a survey
Jun
11
answered Suitable alternative to trackbar control
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Jun
4
answered Best position for collapse indicator on collapsible content
Jun
4
comment How do I make a sitemap for a non-trivial and non-linear e-commerce web app?
Why would you make a sitemap for this app?
May
15
awarded  Good Answer
May
2
answered Solution when I need small links on mobile optimised site for touch screen devices?
May
2
comment How could you design a dishwasher to always be able to tell whether the dishes are clean or dirty?
Was this a homework assignment?
Apr
18
comment Is it ok to style a label as a link to “trick” users into hover it?
Then keep the (i) idea, but make it a hover target, rather than a clickable link. Using a false affordance (a 'link') seems like the wrong way to get people to hover there, but I see many sites which have a (i) or (?) icon that is intended to afford hovering for more info. Of course, I'd make the entire cell have the tooltip, just for convenience...
Apr
17
comment Should “gender” be required, or is there a better way to collect this information?
Do a bit more research. Intergender and asexual folks exist. And people for whom disclosing gender can cause serious societal problems, or simply discomfort. The world is not as simple as a pair of radio buttons, one of them 'correct' and one 'incorrect'.
Apr
13
comment Should “gender” be required, or is there a better way to collect this information?
Among other problems, this presumes everyone has a gender and wants to disclose it. See that linked-to question...
Apr
4
comment Why don't most elevator panels let you unselect?
It's not just kids hitting every button...
Apr
3
answered How can I check if my user interface is suited for colorblind people?