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Sep
27
revised When should I use a select box instead of radio buttons?
Comments asked for clarification of rational for the number of choices for radiobuttons, select box, scrollable list etc.
Apr
9
comment What could I use for a tri-state control?
Good answer. You could also use a segmented control although that has more limited application. See developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/UserExperience/…
Apr
9
comment Is the Windows Start button an example of poor mapping?
You could make the argument for any menu. The edit menu could be called start because that is where you start editing things. I think placing icons for the most important operations on the start screen is better than a start menu, because it is more discoverable: you don't have to click something to see the options available to.
Apr
9
answered How best to design a UI that allows for the user to add multiple objects to one master object?
Apr
9
answered How can I show deep level hierarchical data with different types of data?
Apr
9
comment What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
I don't get the question. I assume you already know what a scrollbar is and how it is used. Is your problem how you visualize the relationship between a scrollbar and the scroll view in a mockup?
Apr
9
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Apr
9
comment What do UX guidelines say about dropdown boxes in table cells?
@Griffopolis It is not possible to give a general answer to whether a grid is needed or not. We are talking about a huge application, where for some cases grids are needed for input and other cases they aren't. What I am interested in is how to standardize the usage of tables across the whole application.
Apr
9
comment What do UX guidelines say about dropdown boxes in table cells?
@Griffopolis I will not look at Google docs, because it is a web application. We are aiming for standard behavior of a Windows desk top application. We can't have predictive text, because the cells using drop-down lists can only have a fixed set of legal values.
Apr
9
comment What do UX guidelines say about dropdown boxes in table cells?
@ReneeGrebe Good comment about primary usage. I think users will edit the data quite frequently. However I am not that concerned with the trade-offs based on usage. I'm interested in whether there is a standard. I would like the table to work the way people expect a Windows desktop application to work. So far, it seems like single click is a de facto standard, even if I can't see it mentioned in any user interface guidelines.
Apr
9
revised What do UX guidelines say about dropdown boxes in table cells?
Clarification of intent. Desktop app not web app.
Apr
4
asked What do UX guidelines say about dropdown boxes in table cells?
Apr
3
comment How to accept multiple types of input to a table cell?
I don't insist, I just don't know what the alternative would be. I can't disable an entire column, because whether you use use a number or object will vary from row to row. Secondly how do you change your mind and use the other column if it has been disabled?
Apr
3
comment Do we have a taxonomy of UX requirements for software products?
@PariyaKashfi I start by trying to understand use cases, watch the users work and from that figure out what kind of UI would solve those use cases.
Apr
3
comment Do we have a taxonomy of UX requirements for software products?
@PariyaKashfi I think most of us designing software do not consider motivations of users at all. My primary goal when designing UI is to make it easy for users to accomplish their tasks. In my case these tasks are what users are paid to do. It is their job. The worse our UI is the longer time it takes for them to do their job.
Apr
3
revised How to accept multiple types of input to a table cell?
Some more mockups and more detailed description of problem
Apr
3
comment How to accept multiple types of input to a table cell?
@DannyVarod I am actually not sure about the exact details but a Z, essentially defines a plane. So for two parallel planes the range between them at any point X, Y is the same. While the objects might have any shape, so the range will vary with the X, Y coordinate.
Apr
3
revised How to accept multiple types of input to a table cell?
Created a nicer looking mockup
Apr
3
comment How to accept multiple types of input to a table cell?
Z distance and object name are mutually exclusive. And they are both used to create an upper and lower constraint. Either I can have a range defined as Z values (20, 30) or I can define it by two objects (A, B).
Apr
3
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