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Apr
20
comment Why is it important to focus on user needs as opposed to requests?
In this case you should rewrite your example for a better usability.
Apr
20
comment Why is it important to focus on user needs as opposed to requests?
@Mike Anyway, it can be useful to have this trick in one's toolbox. In case of a hard or costly solution for a need.
Apr
16
comment Good way to help the user remembering the password strategy
@goto 4)It is a variant of the forget password process, but without reseting the password. Usually you get an email with a temporary login-key for re-setting your password. Give them just the temporary login-key and let them not re-set their password! 3)Sure, otherwise you don't know if your password or/and the mail address is the incorrect part. Giving hints which one is valid reduces the login effort.
Apr
16
comment Why is it important to focus on user needs as opposed to requests?
You wrote: "He added a few points...", "make artificial horses", "Let's make smaller trains!", "oil engines are a lot more practical than coal engines". If one adds it, it is a car, don't it? Ford didn't added this - he invented the so called fordism en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordism
Apr
15
answered Good way to help the user remembering the password strategy
Apr
15
comment Why is it important to focus on user needs as opposed to requests?
+1 For the important social aspects of user requests and needs.
Apr
15
comment Why is it important to focus on user needs as opposed to requests?
-1 Ford didn't invent the car. Your example is misleading and wrong. It was Carl Benz en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Benz who invented the car. Ford re-organised the manufacturing of cars in terms of small dedicated montage steps. Thus he was able to reduce manufacturing costs and made cars affordable for common men.
Apr
15
comment Why is it important to focus on user needs as opposed to requests?
@AlanG But it is not a user need to look into a mirror. The need is to be in control (of the waiting situation). This solution doesn't solve a need, but sidetrack users.
Apr
15
comment Why is it important to focus on user needs as opposed to requests?
+1 funny argument with solid background of Ford's Edsel. I'm going to get a Hot Wheel Homer for my next design meeting where everyone has an design-opinion and tries to make it sound for the common user.
Apr
15
revised 'Same as billing address' checkbox - Ticked or unticked by default?
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Apr
15
answered 'Same as billing address' checkbox - Ticked or unticked by default?
Apr
15
comment Are carousels effective?
@kontour The web never forgets: web.archive.org/web/20150226034702/http://www.ojr.org/p1639 -> including images
Apr
13
comment Why is it important to focus on user needs as opposed to requests?
As far as I experienced product management do not make any investigations into users needs. They stick with their spreadsheets and business needs, because most of them have a business background. User research is definetely a topic of UX.
Mar
24
comment Why not show password criteria on login screen?
@tohster troyhunt link was a good read, thanks
Mar
23
revised Ideas on helping to plan the UX “big picture” with CEO and Exec team
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Mar
23
answered Ideas on helping to plan the UX “big picture” with CEO and Exec team
Mar
11
comment On mobile checkout flow should product details be shown on review order/summary step?
Sorry but this example doesn't match online shopping experience, because online your are not buying everyday things only. Did you bought pasta online recently?
Mar
10
comment Users confused about status indicators vs. action buttons
If your icon is flat on a side of the table, it might look like an indicator. I would try to add a border aorund it in order to show sort of button-clickable appeal (affordance)
Feb
15
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Feb
5
comment Accordion registration form - Should the user be able to go back to the previous step?
@Leo Even for your purpose I wont break the patterns. Users are at Sign Up page for registration. If suddenly there is message "Hey we already know you, dude" after entering email I would feel spyed. Where did they get my data from? Is my personal data somewhere floating in the net? What data do they have? How can I get control of it? You better inform people what you are going to do. Simply tell them it is possible to use that social login. Take a look at SE approach for log in/ sign up. An app doing it your way would lose all credibility for me to get any further personal information.