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Apr
26
comment Selecting multiple folders
@Danny: The rationale behidn the suggestion is to provide the user with some good defaults and to to use some familiar terms. If the users is not familiar with the folder structure on his computer, then he would most likely collect his documents in the "virtual folders" that Windows exposes. Thus the most important locations the backup software should back up. Oh, and don't take my screen-shot literally! Those four folders are just a random pick. Other relevant folders should be added as well. Like you suggest: the desktop.
Apr
26
comment Selecting multiple folders
@Danny: From the end user's perspective, a location is a location. There's no need to add alien terms like "physical folders", "virtual junction points" and "libraries" ;-)
Apr
26
answered Selecting multiple folders
Apr
26
answered Can someone who is colour blind pursue a career in UX?
Apr
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
24
comment Argument for/against splitting login process into checking username, then ask password?
If an user-name check is wanted, why not add an async check in the "de facto" username+password login screen? Try to sign up with username "qwerty" on signup.wordpress.com/signup (as suggested by Francis Pelland)
Apr
22
comment Allowing every password of 6+ characters. Good practice?
Thank you for the edit, @Arjan. I actually didn't know to include the Alt-text, but you're absolutely right. The xkcd jokes aren't the same without the alt-text ;-)
Apr
21
answered Allowing every password of 6+ characters. Good practice?
Apr
11
comment If I am not the developer and I haven't hired one, how should I explain the development step of my UX design process to potential clients?
Nice feedback! +1 :-)
Apr
11
answered If I am not the developer and I haven't hired one, how should I explain the development step of my UX design process to potential clients?
Apr
7
comment Why do squares look taller than wide on screens?
FWIW, I think it does look like a square...
Apr
5
accepted Buttons in the “tab area” of a page control
Apr
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asked Buttons in the “tab area” of a page control
Mar
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Feb
26
comment Should there always be a header and footer on a website?
Oh, I really hate footers on web pages with continuous scrolling. Why do they do that?! Eg. Facebook.
Feb
23
reviewed Reject Is the term 'field' too technical when giving messages on a form?
Feb
21
comment Why are graphical user interfaces considered user-friendly?
@ChristopherJamesCalo: Good question. You should ask that as a new, separate question ;-) Short answer: It requires more work to remember commands than to recognize icons; we tend to organize stuff spatially (i.e. aprox. position of an element); consistency (eg. drag something onto something else); direct manipulation is more intuitive; experience from the real world can be re-used; ... and lots of lots of more ...
Feb
19
comment Is adding a discussion forum to a an eshop a good idea?
Isn't this one of the successful features of Amazon? Some user-tests have even revealed that users jump to Amazons site to read the review/discussion there before they decide whether or not to buy on another e-shop.
Feb
18
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
18
comment Why are graphical user interfaces considered user-friendly?
@Kiwy: Naturally, a GUI-app needs to be properly developed and well tested to ensure good usability. A messy GUI is not relevant in this question. I believe the scientists at Xerox PARC compared (by user-testing) 4 or 5 different sets of icons to ensure that the most intuitive and unambiguous icons where used. This project was indeed very user-oriented.