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Aug
27
comment Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead?
@Urbycoz ... as I stated in my answer in the very next paragraph after the image.
Jul
30
revised What reason could Nintendo have had for putting the A and B buttons the wrong way round?
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Aug
23
answered What is the purpose of having a clock on the desktop?
Aug
23
revised In a calendar, should we show dates that fall outside the current month?
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Aug
23
answered In a calendar, should we show dates that fall outside the current month?
Jul
29
answered Should badges be be listed and described or secret until you earn them?
Jul
29
comment What is the psychology behind laying out slabs at different angles for cyclists and pedestrians?
One more thing; not all cyclists ride road-style bikes (with narrow slick or grooved tires) for which the perpendicular grooves would prove uncomfortable. Cruiser, trail or full mountain-bike style frames and wheels would eat the slab on the right of the OP's image for breakfast.
Jun
26
comment How to choose the right orientation for a specific tablet app?
@ekinnear - This. If there are arguments for both orientations, then give the user the best of both worlds and build them both into the UI. And actually for most "casual" games like puzzles, I like having both orientations available there too; it's just the shooter/platform type games that I can accept being landscape only.
Jun
26
comment Hover call to action picture/icon
+1 for dashes, but keep in mind this convention has the negative connotation of "hover ads" embedded on trigger words in web page content. They're almost never correct in context and they're almost never welcome to the casual browser.
Jun
26
answered What is the purpose and origin of in-page navigation
Jun
26
comment Is automatic content delivery a design choice?
Honestly I don't like a lot of those Infinite Scrolling sites, because the scrolling's based on bandwidth and assumptions the user will be reading everything they see. If I'm digging for something, I'll get to the bottom and have to wait for more to come up. I prefer paging; yes I'm still waiting, but at least you're not giving me the impression that I shouldn't be seeing this "loading more items" footer.
Jun
26
comment Long loading bar vs. short loading bar?
While the science is good for text like titles and status messages, the user isn't "reading" the progress bar. It's an at-a-glance status indicator, like your car's spedometer (where you care only about the number at the tip of the needle). The problem with the Dropbox status bar is contrast, which hinders that at-a-glance nature. It also has text at opposite ends, so your eye does go to three places. Why not have the remaining time travel as the bar fills?
Jun
26
comment How you decide which display is best when everyone (users and stakeholders) that is asked has a different and strong opinion?
@Nrgdallas - +1 to that. Also, why would allowing the user to adjust the setting end poorly? Just make it easy to change (maybe a radio button on the screen) and remember their preference.
Jun
26
revised Childproof washing machine
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Jun
26
answered Childproof washing machine
Jun
26
comment Why do most microwaves have a “Popcorn” button?
While I can't directly refute anything the Reddit poster said, my microwave's Popcorn button, and every other one I've seen including some expensive ones, is just a preset; it sets a power level and a cook time that should be sufficient to pop the corn but not burn it. It's just like the "Pizza", "Entree" and "Hot Drink" buttons. Mine is fancy enough to have settings for not only the 3.5oz "standard" bag, but the 1.75oz "Smart Pop" bag (which, interestingly, specifically tells you on the bag not to use the popcorn button, because most 'waves only have a 3.5oz cook time).
Jun
26
answered Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead?
Feb
18
answered Verifying that a user acknowledges and understands a given message without adding excess inconvenience
Feb
13
revised What reason could Nintendo have had for putting the A and B buttons the wrong way round?
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Feb
13
comment Navigating between tabs in an android app
However, that means that I do totally agree with Jordan's answer to the OP; you tap on a tab to select it.