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Sep
10
awarded  Yearling
Jun
23
accepted Good metaphor for time estimation vs. spent time
Jun
17
asked Good metaphor for time estimation vs. spent time
Sep
22
awarded  Scholar
Sep
22
accepted How to represent site language and article language without confusing the user?
Sep
22
answered Floppy disk icon for “Save”
Sep
22
comment Floppy disk icon for “Save”
That first "image" really had me confused for a few seconds. I thought something was wrong with my browser :-D
Sep
21
awarded  Commentator
Sep
21
comment Why do people clear the screen multiple times when using a calculator?
I just had a look at my (real) calculator and there are 2 buttons, one that says "ON/AC" and another one that says "CE/C". I have no idea what they mean and if I want to clear the memory I'll hit both. Maybe hitting them more than once is compulsive behaviour xDDD.
Sep
21
comment Why do people clear the screen multiple times when using a calculator?
This might be true for many things but I definitely hit the cancel button on the calculator several times because in the past I got wrong results because one of the buttons doesn't clear everything and I never know which one. Some things do have a logical explanation ;-)
Sep
21
comment Should an interface ever say “thank you”?
I find long dialogs annoying no matter how polite they are. If the developer designed the app having me (the user) in mind I'm grateful for that and might return to purchase another program. My productivity (as a user) is probably my number 1 goal. As long as you don't annoy the user, being polite is definitely very good. Better than insulting him anyway :-P.
Sep
21
comment Should an interface ever say “thank you”?
True but you're interacting with a machine and just want to get your job done... Fact is most people don't read these messages and the shorter they are the likelier it is people will read them. Compare "Exit now?" to "Thank you for using our software. Are you sure you want to exit?".
Sep
21
answered Should an interface ever say “thank you”?
Sep
20
awarded  Teacher
Sep
20
answered How to tell a client in a form that they can enter their email OR their tel # (but both are not necessary)?
Sep
19
comment How to tell a client in a form that they can enter their email OR their tel # (but both are not necessary)?
Disabling one of the fields can be a little annoying if it isn't clear why that happened. I enter my Email and then I want to enter my phone number... oh wait, wasn't this field enabled before? "Please remove your email to enter a phone number" might work. Probably it makes no sense to make it XOR instead of OR anyway.
Sep
19
comment How to tell a client in a form that they can enter their email OR their tel # (but both are not necessary)?
Maybe you could mark the telephone field in some way as well. As it is now I would be confused if I was filling out that form.
Sep
19
comment How to represent site language and article language without confusing the user?
You mean like what Nadine Schaeffer suggested?
Sep
19
comment What is the best email username to use for a myname.com domain?
gmail@johnsmith.com is indeed funny and geeky but would probably cause major confusion in some people. Even if they "fix" your mistake and convert it to johnsmith@gmail.com they would still wonder if you got the e-mail or someone else did...
Sep
19
awarded  Supporter