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Jun
22
comment What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?
@NewAlexandria I'm nowhere near a teacher on the topic, so no offense taken... but I said, that to understand the sign you need to consider also the context: how is that less? Anyway, as Rolf says, it's a "learnable sign" as much as a 'serif' arrow and zebra crossings, only the last two are more widely accepted. It's a semiotic problem: the relation between sign and meaning can be totally arbitrary. You could think of them as sharktooths, but another interpretation could be that they're meant to look like stones (see also zebra crossings in Pompeii).
Jun
21
comment What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?
@NewAlexandria I'm suggesting that the meaning of the sign is clearer if one considers its context (in this particular case, the direction from which you reach it). If the sign is taken alone, I agree that it's hard to understand.
Apr
30
comment How to extract more insightful UX requirements from User
@immibis more likely than where it used to be in the previous application? (no sarcasm, I'm actually asking)
Apr
16
comment Form validation and disabled buttons
This really deserves to be moved to the duplicated question. About inline validation, I understand that leaving a field one starts ignoring it, but what if it happens at each keypress? Does it make any difference?
Apr
14
comment Does the average web user know about Boolean algebra?
@rogerovo: nice question. The article linked by PhillipW might shed some light on that.
Feb
21
comment Effects of vote weighting for proven users in mature, gamified sites like Stack Exchange
I would google for 'democracy vs meritocracy'. My wild guess is that in system 1 rep grows linearly, in system 2 exponentially. In general it wouldn't change much in the rankings.
Jan
23
comment What is the most dyslexia friendly font?
@JamesRyan: speed sounds like a plausible measure of effort to me, why is it a flawed assumption? TIA
Dec
9
comment Should I use multiple '*' when typing in one character?
Indeed, in *nix systems terminal it isn't shown at all.
Nov
18
comment What is modal about a modal dialog?
...no, 3 years later, I still don't get it.
Nov
11
comment What is modal about a modal dialog?
related question: stackoverflow.com/q/1607783/503900
Aug
6
comment How can I display multiple forms and lot of important form information on an Android application?
then how about putting them below the form? one would still have to scroll down to reach the submit/skip buttons, so they wouldn't go unnoticed anyway.
Aug
6
comment Is there a better way to design switches than I/O?
O and I are the esperanto of switches: they're made for everyone, but only experts understand them.
Nov
19
comment Examples of placebos in UI design?
@JoJo I guess it's an idiosyncrasy due to when there wasn't much RAM, and avoiding swapping memory could save a lot of pain.
Nov
9
comment How to discover what users NEED and not what they WANT?
@zzzzBov: I'd say he knew what people want, at least lately.
Nov
2
comment Intuitive text to “go to” or “navigate to” an item
@TheCloudlessSky "the list is paged". Oh, I guess that's why you're not just doing the incremental search right on the displayed list. But why opening a dialog for that?
Nov
2
comment Intuitive text to “go to” or “navigate to” an item
+1 for "quick search"
Oct
26
comment Name of the touch-ui “overscroll” feature?
In Android's API it's called just overscroll. @BaGi: I made an image scroller that makes the phone vibrate when you reach the bounds. If anyone wants to try it‌​... The only thing is that I couldn't get the vibration to be proportional to the force (phone limits). That would be great.
Oct
18
comment Best description for “tags”
@PatrickMcElhaney eheh thanks, same for your Italian.
Oct
12
comment What is modal about a modal dialog?
...I think I got the point, yet I still find hard calling that a mode. I guess I could look for other examples of modal things that have no apparent "switches", in order to have a broader idea of modes.