Questions tagged [cognition]

A group of mental processes that includes attention, memory, producing and understanding language, learning, reasoning, problem solving, and decision making.

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How do users perceives the difference between horizontal and vertical ellipsis specifically in data tables?

I am creating a data table where the last actions has multiple actions needed, I stumble to the concept of using either vertical and horizontal ellipses, but what is mainly the differences in terms of ...
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Why incognito mode on web browsers dark theme? [closed]

Incognito window being one of the most used feature across the web browser. I wonder why they possess a dark theme?
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Designing Experimental Webapps and Avoiding Bias

I am designing a webapp for psychological research and my goal is two fold: Make a user feel as though they can trust this experiment (especially when they look at the consent form). University IRB ...
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Is there evidence that users are happy to expend more time and effort in certain circumstances?

Certain tasks take extra time and effort to complete. Registration for a secure service, or recovering login credentials are two good examples. However, there is a tension between security and ...
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Why would some high profile blog not allow commenting? [closed]

Comments have been an important part from the evolution of blog. But I can see some blogs like http://www.lukew.com not allowing comments at all. It surely hurts the user experience for genuine ...
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The Ideal Typographic Measure

If you read a lot about typography, you probably have read that the ideal measure (also called line length) that is recommended is between 45-75 characters (somewhere around 2-3 alphabets) including ...
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There is some research done about cognitive workload vs 3D movements?

I wasn't sure how to formulate the title for this question, but in general terms my idea, what I think it's an axiom, there are movements in a 3D space that are more expensive to perceive and process ...
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Explaining to computer illiterate users - text vs images of text

I'm having difficulty explaining the differences between text and images of text (or text in images in general). I've stated that: When text is text, parts of the text can normally be selected and ...
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Making user recognise they are writing a public note / message rather than a private note / message

We're building a custom business application which internal staff have access to and also clients have limited access to. There is an option for the staff to leave a comment / message to each other, ...
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Flashing messages and cognition, how effective are they over non flashing messages?

How does a flashing message effect cognitive processes like memory and attention and what, if any, were the outcomes of any studies performed in this area? For example, if a warning sign flashes how ...
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Practical applications / prototypes using different cognitive styles

I'm looking for practical applications or studies where the application has been developed for users with different cognitive styles. I'm mostly interested in those using Nisbett's cognitive thinking ...
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Colour as a coding mechanism [duplicate]

When using colour as a coding mechanism, the number of colours used should be: a. 7 or fewer b. 9 or fewer c. 6 or fewer d. 8 or fewer Potentially a question for cognisc Stack Exchange but this ...
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Model photo choice for better conversion rate : is same sex more appealing than opposite sex?

I am creating a landing page targeted to men of age 18 to 45 years. It's supposed to promote a nationwide recruitment effort of temporary workers needed in production plants. The photo of a smiling ...
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Is it wrong to have your primary actions in red?

We're using red as the colour for primary Actions. This can be in the form of a button. In terms of usability, what are the downsides. Are there any upsides at all? An example for using red coloured ...
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Which cognitive psychology books can be used for web/mobile applications? [closed]

As the title said, which cognitive psychology book I can use when working on the web/mobile applications?