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Jun
2
comment The calling the shots dilemma
Another cool method you can use, which is particularly useful in agile development with rapid decision-making, is to give each member of the team a responsibility to represent a certain "end users persona". Eg. let Peter represent "Grandma, 76", and Tom represent "Schoolboy, 8" etc. They need to interview and research the persona they are responsible for, and during meetings and discussions they should advocate their persona's opinions - not their own. You will hear them say stuff like "My end user does not like that blue background. She wants it more pink-ish".
Jun
2
comment The calling the shots dilemma
I'll try to get back to this question with a proper answer later, but in essence: try to base the decisions on objective data, not subjective opinions. Eg. user tests, A/B-tests, interviews, etc.
Apr
22
comment Should a web-based UI rely on the browser back button?
Another question about the back button: ux.stackexchange.com/q/7216/95
Apr
7
comment Slow down job for better progress animation
Take a look at this question too: ux.stackexchange.com/q/29181/95
Feb
6
comment Does Feng Shui have an impact on User Experience?
arngren.net :-)
Dec
21
comment Is the 'magnifying glass search icon' right-handed because most people are right-handed?
Yea. I didn't try to convince OP anything regarding the distribution. I just wanted to point out that there are lots of varieties in the visual appearance of such icons. Also when it comes to the direction of the handle.
Dec
16
comment A terminology question: differentiating between 'Detailed UX issues' and 'Structural UX issues'?
Interesting. In which context? (Reports, team communication, guidelines?)
Nov
19
comment UML symbol for request with multiple responses
Nice resource! +1
Nov
14
comment UML symbol for request with multiple responses
OK. FWIW: there's nothing called "Flowchart" in the UML universe. They have various "Behavior diagrams", and both "sequence diagrams" and "activity diagrams" might be what you're looking for... Is the "UML"-part of your question less important? Are you just working with a generic flow chart?
Nov
13
comment UML symbol for request with multiple responses
Are you looking for a sequence diagram? (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequence_diagram, ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/3101.html)
Oct
30
comment Link between UX/HCI/Graphics?
In short (and simplified): Graphics is about the visuals on the screen, no user involved. HCI is about the interaction between human and computer. Also referred to as CHI (computer-human interaction) and MMI (man-machine interaction). UX is (in my view) a more modern term than HCI, but basically the same. Some might say that UX involves more "overall experience" than HCI, such as gamification, long term use, cross device, help&support, etc. And that HCI-people would have a more scientific/research-ish approach to the H&C interaction. I'm not sure I agree on that, though.
Sep
8
comment Navigation on mobile site - menu or back button?
Related: Should we provide “back” button for mobile website?
Aug
22
comment Does the Oxford Comma increase readability?
youtu.be/8Gv0H-vPoDc?t=1m45s :-)
Aug
11
comment Fibonacci pagination
My brain hurts! 90 is not part of the Fibonacci Sequence...
Jul
31
comment Ragged edges vs. alignment
@Vitaly: OK. Thanks for the explanation.
Jul
31
comment Ragged edges vs. alignment
I would say that you could use the same guidelines as for form fields. Eg: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/8480/….
Jul
28
comment Sliders and undoing?
Yes. I was thinking of the numbers to the left of the sliders. I thought that you could enter these and type directly. If these are mere labels - no worries ;-)
Jul
28
comment Sliders and undoing?
Ah. I thought you could alter the values directly in the edit fields.
Jul
23
comment Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?
Hehe. But it is a good question. And all the no's do have a point. If I had to choose between "KISS" and "Emotional design", the answer would be "Keep it simple".
Jul
23
comment Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?
Oh yes. I totally agree! It's hard to get it right, and wrong implementation will backfire on you. However, the UX-world has moved forward over the last 10-20 years. While we previously focused on the basics of "UI", we have recently put more focus on the X in UX as well. Designing a good experience is difficult, but it is part of the job. Sometimes critical, sometimes nearly irrelevant. Don't take this answer as an advocate of "emotional design". The point was to balance all the NO's by pointing out that the language you choose will affect how the user feels about your software.