Reputation
Top tag
Next privilege 125 Rep.
Vote down
Badges
4
Impact
0 people reached

  • 0 posts edited
  • 0 helpful flags
  • 7 votes cast
Apr
4
comment Solutions for dealing with really bad user entering wrong data?
1. No interface is naturally/inherently "intuitive". To give you some contrast, there are people on the world who have no concept of left/right (see here) // 2. As per Zen, always start searching for blame in yourself. In the long term, this will benefit you and your products and teach you something about all the things.
Apr
4
comment Users entering the wrong decimal separators for US$ amounts
@SnakeDoc: Maybe it's just in Germany, but here, food delivery services are neither "payment systems", nor do they require you as the customer to enter a number and choose a custom amount to pay.
Mar
16
comment Why are aluminium soda cans typically round instead of square?
Is a cuboid really awkward to drink from? The first thing I'd do with that design would be to move the drinking whole to a corner. (That) Problem solved.
Mar
7
comment Is Markdown Friendly Enough for Non-Technical Users?
@rmeador: I really dislike the idea of "stupid", it's downlooking and arrogant. There's not only reading or programming to be good at, but infinitely many other things, e.g. arts, maths (a good mathematican does not need to be a good reader), and so on. Maybe you like to be called stupid for things you are not good at (most probably painting, racing, brewing, storywriting, tourist guiding, ...), but most people don't
Mar
7
comment User-friendly name for Boolean options?
@immibis: That's not a universally optimal solution. Consider the graphics configuration in a video game: "Dynamic Lighting: Yes/No". It is not clear from that alone if Dynamic Lighting should be enabled, disabled or maybe precalculated on machines with big RAM. Enable/Disable would be more clear, or Realtime/Precalc.
Jan
18
comment Are you sure you want to answer this question?
I'm suprised nobody brought up a "I'm surpised nobody brought up a"-answer earlier.
Dec
22
comment Why is sound sparingly used on websites?
I remember having bounced off many, many websites I visited, because of uncalled for sound or music or videos that started playint immediately. I prefer no-notification or visual-notification, but please not of the pop-up kind.
Nov
10
comment Why touch screens?
I can use all my car functions at once, radio, shifter, pedals, and only require like 10% of my focus for that. As soon as I use a smartphone (not in actual traffic, but in a simulator), 90% of my focus is on getting the smartphone usage right, the other 10% is keeping the wheel straight. [disclaimer: subjective numbers]
Oct
12
comment How to convince a client that the website doesn’t need to be too animation-driven to stand out?
I agree on @DavidGrinberg's disagreement. I often think that there's almost no car commercial that I remember the next day. They all strive for streamlined, noble looking ads. So much that they are all boringly the same. However, some few commercials that are made the cheap way (Germans: I am referring the Seitenbacher one) are so laughably cheap, they do stand out. In fact, some internet marketers/product promoters make more money by delivering cheap looking ads, instead of Ogilvy et al-style commercials. Beautyful != Money, and Ugly != !Money.
Sep
4
comment Can the “$” symbol be safely considered as universal when making a graphic depicting money?
@JoeZ. was more of a joke, tho' I am not a good joker it seems
Sep
4
comment Can the “$” symbol be safely considered as universal when making a graphic depicting money?
People don't spell "$foobar" "US Dollar Foobar"?
May
26
comment Is UX design with the intent to change user behaviour without their permission or consent ethical?
Isn't all UX about convincing potential buyers? I mean, teletype terminals would just do.
Dec
8
comment Is it OK to autocorrect users when they have mistyped parts of their email address?
I am not sure if this is related to the question. Do you mean e.g. they write "foo@g00g13.com" or "foo@f4c3b00k.com"?
Dec
3
comment What version number format would give users the most reassurance?
The wording "bug fix" struggles me a bit here. I would rename it "backward + forward compatible change", which would then include performance or GUI improvements, that do not add features and functionality; at least not with a universally aggreed upon terminology.
Nov
26
comment Which input control is recommended for a large value range?
Must say I don't find it self-explanatory. Will the longer range be [1ms .. 1.9ms]? Or [1ms..2ms]? [1ms..1/10th s]?
Nov
5
comment Do non-technical/non-web savvy users understand the concept of tags?
... oh, and there should be functionality to enlist all entities that miss certain tag categories (or all entities that miss any tag that has become mandatory). ... I should write my own archivers.
Nov
5
comment Do non-technical/non-web savvy users understand the concept of tags?
For archiving and sorting purposes, I always disliked tags. When you sort your photographs or files or recipes by multiple tags, you sooner or later forget to add a specific tag. What I miss in all tagging systems is the possibility to define tag categories, and then to customize whether that tag category is mandatory or not. E.g., imagine I'd like all my photographs to have [panorama] and [outdoor|indoor]. There should be functionality to make the latter mandatory, otherwise what you get is chaos and inconsistency. In that regard, categories are better. That being said, I am tech savyy.
Nov
5
comment Combining all the address fields into one?
I bet that almost noone even needs to parse addresses. In the end, to me it only seems relevant that the characters are printable.
Nov
5
comment Address entry as a single textarea
@Crissov: When I search for "address parsing algorithm patent", I find a number of patent applications and papers. A lot of what might be in use may also not be known as specificall "address parsing", but be matters of AI; evolutionary algorithms and neuronal nets are two things I imagine. These are also in use in written language recognititon in general. I think regarding address parsing, that address correction is the smaller problem, compared to handwriting detection. They could just compare what they parsed against huge datasets. And if a letter is not automatically decipherable -> humans.
Nov
4
comment Address entry as a single textarea
Believe it or not, but after selling a big part of private ballast on a popular selling platform, I came to realise that a lot of ppl are not even capable of writing their address correctly. Some write their name all-uppercase, just to write the remainder of the address all lower-case. Some flip the order of City and Street, some skip the Postal Code. And allmost noone gets their hyphens correctly. That being said: You can trust your shipping companies to account for user errors correctly, because they often have decades of experience on this.