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Jun
8
comment When designing a website, what screen resolution should I design for?
If you are replacing an old site, you can look at Google Analytics to see how big the screens are that your users actually use. Then add some margin for the next years and it should be fine.
Jun
8
comment When designing a website, what screen resolution should I design for?
I think it is fine to give a fixed width inner container as you do, but yours seems to be quite small (Bootstrap's default is 1200px). But it also depends on the content of course.
Jun
8
comment Would you get rid of Password field in sign-up form
What exactly is your goal? Increased usability or increased security?
Jun
8
comment Would you get rid of Password field in sign-up form
Wordpress is investigating a similar route right now: make.wordpress.org/core/2015/05/11/the-plan-for-passwords
Jun
8
comment Is a grayscale bar a bad way of showing temperature?
I don't understand what you mean.
May
26
comment Send/Listen to sound in a list
You might be right. My idea was to facilitate discovery (similar to ring tone selection), but once you know how the sound is called you don't want it to be played over and over again. BTW you could also animate the speaker while playing the sound.
Jan
13
comment How much text markup is good, before it becomes bad?
@PatrickMcElhaney We'll do this as a student project, updates will be posted there: twitter.com/#!/se_statistics
Jan
13
comment How much text markup is good, before it becomes bad?
Where could we search for related literature? Cognitive Psychology?
Jan
2
comment What 5 things must I do to become a well-rounded, progressive UX Designer in my career?
"Wondering" is a good point to start. And analysing design from this perspective makes perfect sense: we need to see the "thing" as if we saw it the first time, in order to come closer to the original designer's decision-making process.
Jan
2
comment Self Service Checkouts
Maybe the real answer is: the engineer got conflicting requirement analysis. "We need to trust the user, but control him anyway", is a bad starting assumption.
Jan
2
comment Self Service Checkouts
@SchroedingersCat Could you please add a photo or some other context? Or is your question more a usability-process-related one?
Jan
2
comment When is something too easy?
Love the princess metaphor for Gamification!
Jan
2
comment Traffic lights: why yellow before green?
Traffic lights (in Germany, anyway) have an phase were all lights are red, as to reduce this security risk. The duration of this phase depends on the size of the intersection, because it's at least "the time time to leave the intersection when entering it at the moment the light turned red". So the additional Red-Yellow gives some security margin, actually.
Jan
2
comment Traffic lights: why yellow before green?
Similar discussions: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/11309/…
Dec
13
comment How to leverage team effects in HCI?
Very interesting comments about why you prefer not to answer the question :-) As far as I understood ANT, it doesn't distinguish humans and tech-agents, they both are "actants". And both can behave as "intermediary" or "mediator", depending on whether they are (assumed to be) fully describable or indeterministic. Of course you are right, Computers are not human. But, Nass claims, we treat them as such (subconciously). "My beloved hammer", "He served me well", "He is faithful to me" and so on. Good points about UX and Usability!
Dec
6
comment How to leverage team effects in HCI?
It's definitely interesting, although it's written more from a management perspective than an UX one.
Nov
16
comment Interesting user interfaces from sci-fi movies & tv?
Fixed, thank you.
Nov
3
comment Improving the UX of Clippy
Also interesting: Nass didn't improve the usability of Clippy, "only" its UX.
Nov
2
comment Improving the UX of Clippy
(I will add the take of Clifford Nass later. If nobody else did, that is :-)
Nov
2
comment What's the point in electronic devices beeping on keypress?
IMO, it is feedback not only for you, but also for those who were photographed. This applies to electric cars with fake motor sound to an even greater extent.