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accepted Good reasons to use bad UI
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comment Good reasons to use bad UI
If you became the Apple CEO overnight, would you make MacBooks use Dvorak Keyboards by default? Customers would come into Apple stores and all the computers on display had Dvorak keyboards?
Dec
20
comment Good reasons to use bad UI
"UX is the compromise between business goals and user expectations" UX work, perhaps.
Dec
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awarded  Good Question
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comment Visually distinguish an index versus a single view
To my own fault, this wouldn't really be applicable in our situation. We have clients who want to view large tables full of individual loan deals, and will then want to go to a page to view that deal in greater detail and with logos of the syndicate banks.
Feb
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comment Visually distinguish an index versus a single view
Wow, really like this qz link. Awesome idea. Unfortunately for the scope of the project I'm working on, I wouldn't be able to do this.
Feb
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comment Good reasons to use bad UI
@Morawski Wikipedia claims that it's the other way around, as far as your charge about urban legends. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTY
Feb
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comment Good reasons to use bad UI
"using qwerty as an analogy for bad UI is going to influence answers, since changing the keyboard, for most users, would render a computer useless. for a computer manufacturer this would be financial suicide." That's my point. The QWERTY keyboard is a great example for what I'm describing for exactly the reasons you mention.
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asked Visually distinguish an index versus a single view
Sep
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comment Is there a standard “to left justify text and right justify numeric values.”
Do you have a source for this?
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awarded  Yearling
May
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comment Good reasons to use bad UI
I think you may need to read the original question posted.
May
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comment Good reasons to use bad UI
This kind of restates my question. The QWERTY keyboard is a bad design gone standard. So if I make computers, it's best to make them with non-qwerty keyboards?
May
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comment Best way to explain UX Design to someone that isn't tech-savvy
That seems to be a better description for a graphic designer than someone who specializes in the experience of a site.
May
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comment Icon-only navigation bar for a desktop application?
" would increase the cognitive load on new users though where the user may have to do a bit more hunting to find the right area/action for the first couple of uses" Good example of this: Okcupid.com
Apr
20
comment Good reasons to use bad UI
Agreed, @Ben. One can still be plain and unpretty while still be comfortable, readable, and easily usable.