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answered Name for a rule about re-using terminology
Sep
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Sep
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comment scale or rating design
Echoing the above. We can discuss the UX/interface design (and there are answers below), but the actual domain is highly suspect. People are not very good at self-reporting their mental tendencies accurately; hence the existence of inventories and 'quizzes'.
Sep
29
comment What to do with non priced products when sorting by price?
What is the user task here? What would the user be trying to accomplish when sorting by price, and how would 'priceless' items fit into that task? This will fundamentally affect the answer.
Sep
29
answered Why shouldn't we use words such as 'here' and 'this' in textlinks?
Sep
28
comment Common web app usability gotchas?
cherne.net/brian/resources/jquery.hoverIntent.html is aimed at helping with some of this.
Sep
26
comment How to display interactive notifications inside a pop-up?
Could you use a sidebar or other persistent element rather than a popup?
Sep
26
answered What should a local musician's website look like?
Sep
23
answered Icon resembling “History”
Sep
23
comment How can a TV Remote's UX be improved?
Another thing is the segmentation of the remote into two physical sections. As you say, people use the nav buttons primarily, so they made it easy to hold in a position which puts these readily at thumb.
Sep
23
comment How can a TV Remote's UX be improved?
@Ben, one of the big changes they made is that rarely do you select a channel by number. You select a show, or you select recorded things that it automagically figured out for you. The number buttons are still there, but I can't remember the last time I used them.
Sep
23
comment How can a TV Remote's UX be improved?
You should definitely read this article. It details how designers re-thought the remote for the TiVo, and IMHO succeeded tremendously well: gizmodo.com/5017972/…
Sep
23
answered Tune the radio or tune in?
Sep
23
comment What are factors in the Visual Design of a Language?
@blunders, I agree with what you say about interfaces. You may be interested in research we've done on language as a 'mediating artifact'. Language design is more than visual design, however. In any case, this actually seems like a better fit for a Language SE site.
Sep
23
comment What are factors in the Visual Design of a Language?
The vocabulary and syntax used in the text of an interface are important parts of the user experience. But it doesn't sound like you're asking that.
Sep
22
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Sep
22
revised What are some iPhone app examples that successfully use progress indicators
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Sep
21
comment What are your favourite examples of content with a rich taxonomy+metadata?
Can you give some examples of non-user-generated metadata? Do you mean things like page views?
Sep
21
answered Why do people clear the screen multiple times when using a calculator?
Sep
13
comment Credit Card input format
The downside is when, e.g., Excel tries to be TOO smart. When entering simple fractions (1/3) it will autoconvert to 3-Jan whether you wanted to or not...