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Would this design be considered accessible?

I'm currently working on an app directed towards people with physical disabilities, and I have been trying to follow the guidelines of material design for accessible apps. The problem comes with this ...

asked by Pedro Montesinos Navarro Score of 2
answered by Devin Score of 6

Any UX implications: Smart quotes and apostrophes when pasting from Word?

I have a question that I've found very little info on and it's only lately I've begun to become more curious about it. Our web team normally copies content from Word into a CMS to update the website. ...

accessibility html copywriting cms copy-paste  
asked by user2276325 Score of 2
answered by slugolicious Score of 1

Research about effects of page text formatting on cognitive load?

Has anyone come across peer-reviewed research on the effect of text formatting on cognitive load? I'm more particularly interested on wider evidence about whether working with column width, one can ...

readability formatting cognitive-load  
asked by mapto Score of 2

Confusion with Empathy Maps

I am starting in UX and I am little bit confused (already) about "Empathy Maps". I read this kind of article that explains the concept. How come can you know what a customer or user - for ...

research maps  
asked by ThisisUX Score of 1
answered by Jivin Jawanda Score of 0

Daily maintenance tasks vs. set-and-forget

The scenario: An enterprise software product has a heavy navigation system and a vast amount of functions. It's important to keep the number of primary-level tabs at a minimum, because the menu is ...

navigation information-architecture  
asked by Izquierdo Score of 1
answered by NerdCowboy Score of 1

How do I test the perceived quality of my SAAS product?

I have a question about how to evaluate our B2B product; we want to understand what would be the best way to assess the quality perceived by those who are using the product on a daily basis. The most ...

user-research surveys  
asked by Sérgio Score of 1
answered by Vitaly Mijiritsky Score of 0

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Default cursor on mouse over of a button is not a hand pointer

Why is the default cursor an arrow when you hover over an HTML <button>? I always thought that arrows let you select stuff, but hands let you execute an action. Since buttons execute actions, ...

buttons css hover cursor  
asked by JoJo Score of 78
answered by franz976 Score of 43

Update vs Modify vs Change - Create vs Add - Delete vs Remove

I am working in a human resources management application and I have to often work with the creation/deletion/updating of people from the web interface. I'd like to know whether Update, Change and ...

terminology names  
asked by dendini Score of 110
answered by Izhaki Score of 154

Why does Google still use paging instead of progressive loading?

As a designer I believe "Page system" is less efficient than progressive loading inside a single page. However it is still widely used on many websites including Google’s search results. Maybe there ...

pagination infinite-scroll  
asked by Renaud Score of 206
answered by Wendy Wojenka Score of 338

What is the recommended wording for a generic error message

What would be the best wording for a generic error message? With generic error message I mean a message for an error that has occured but there are no details on what the error is or how to recover ...

copywriting error-message wording  
asked by Toni Toni Chopper Score of 61
answered by JohnGB Score of 55

What to call "Cancel" when "Cancel" is already the default action?

When attempting to cancel a service or setting, "cancel" is the default action. What should the normal "cancel" button be called? Redbox uses a playful "just kidding", which may not be appropriate in ...

copywriting confirmation messagebox cancel  
asked by Luke Charde Score of 278
answered by Heng-Cheong Leong Score of 374

What's the difference between a Modal, Popup, Popover and Lightbox?

I've seen many terms used to describe message boxes that notify and alert users or display information such as modal, popup, popover and lightbox. What is the difference between these components? ...

terminology popup modal-windows lightbox popover  
asked by Tot Zam Score of 129
answered by Tot Zam Score of 124

Is high contrast mode really useful?

In most operating systems and on some websites there is a high contrast mode, intended for use by visually impaired people. I have doubts, however, whether using such mode makes any sense - from what ...

usability accessibility visual-design contrast  
asked by mik01aj Score of 30
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