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Colorblind: status shapes

Use icons, they communicate a lot more than colours alone. If you must use colours, simply colour the icons.
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A UI/UX developer with color-blindness. Good or Bad idea or maybe a challenge?

There is no problem to work as a UX/UI designer, as choosing color is just a minor part of the usability process. There are lots of other activities that the UX-er should do, like usability testing, ...
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A UI/UX developer with color-blindness. Good or Bad idea or maybe a challenge?

I've been doing front-end work for a decade, and I have deuteranopia or deuteranomaly (red-green color blindness). It has never been a problem. I largely rely on color codes and location/proximity on ...
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Is it a good idea to replace "other" with "let me tell you"?

The choice "Other" is a very neutral and well-established term which most people quickly understand. If I saw "Let me tell you why:" as an option then I would have to think twice about what it implies....
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Why are most pens (that we use to write) blue in color?

Because the first widely used ink was iron gall which had purple-black or blue-black colour. And the color remained as a standard until today. text written with iron gall ink Detailed explanation: ...
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What is the gender implied by this infographic person

There is enough ambiguity here that labeling and context are necessary It doesn't matter whether 30%, 50% or 70% of users think this is male (vs female or gender-neutral). There is enough ambiguity ...
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A UI/UX developer with color-blindness. Good or Bad idea or maybe a challenge?

Limitations are limiting Everyone here is very nice, but they're dodging one important point: Being a color-blind UXD will limit your ability to be an all-in-one product designer. Everyone has ...
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Colorblind: status shapes

This is a great question. I believe there aren't any conventions besides W3C's good contrast color. According to the links below, the best way is adding some kind of visual cue, a shape or ...
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Why do we say UX for User Experience rather than UE?

I find it glaring that the sound of the letter 'X' (ex) is the same as the opening sound in experience, whereas the letter 'E' sounds like the start of international. So I think that sound-wise, UX ...
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Why are most pens (that we use to write) blue in color?

Nowadays the "popularity" of blue (not in every country) probably has more to do with established conventions and as an easy way to differentiate between printed text (black) and handwritten text (...
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What is the difference between human factors and UX design?

Short answer: They are meaningless corporate titles applied to people with similar (apparent) skills. They're the same. Long answer: 1- How do human factor specialists and user experience ...
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What is a wireframe deck?

"Wireframe deck" is not an industry wide term that refers to a specific presentation format. Your best bet would be to seek a definition from the employer, possibly giving them a few examples so as to ...
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A UI/UX developer with color-blindness. Good or Bad idea or maybe a challenge?

Color blindness may hinder your ability to produce some visual designs and maybe some parts of a 'pretty' UI, as color goes a long way to aesthetic appeal, BUT, as a UX designer I would go so far as ...
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Is it a good idea to replace "other" with "let me tell you"?

I wouldn't do this for one simple reason: it might become an outlet for your customer's emotions. An 'other' box stays within the rational spheres; as a user you're being asked for a reason, you're ...
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Should a toggle switch's label be on its left or right?

Labels on either side serve different purposes. In reading order, Labels before the switch (on the left or top for LTR languages) indicate what the switch is for. Labels after the switch (on the ...
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A UI/UX developer with color-blindness. Good or Bad idea or maybe a challenge?

I worked with a front-end developer with color blindness in the past. It never was a problem. You may have to check if the used colors are good for the larger group of users, but every UI/UX ...
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UX vs Product Design, what's the difference?

Trends... There has been a general positive trend over the last 15 years for designers to take on larger and larger scope of responsibilities within the product development process 15 years ago in the ...
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Colorblind: status shapes

Basic shapes are going to be a difficult task, there really isn't a convention on these. As an example: Tristan's hexagon for stop is a circle for me. The obvious answer is "use labels". But if you ...
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What is the best solution for a session timeout while in edit mode?

The worst thing to do is to redirect a user to a different page after a time-out. It's best to keep them within the same page and present them with a lightbox that informs them that their session has ...
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Flat design worsens UX. Could/should the pendulum swing the other way?

Edit: The answer has been accepted but I would like to clarify and improvise a few things here. First, as far as visual styles are concerned, it's better to call it realism as against skeuomorphic. ...
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A UI/UX developer with color-blindness. Good or Bad idea or maybe a challenge?

You will be the most precious designer in your company! In my software project, I always struggle to find solid advice about color choices. There are many guidelines and tools to measure how ...
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Does uppercase (all-caps) text in headings and navigation reduce the overall user comprehension of the website?

There are already many studies conducted about text readability regarding all caps and the likes. The Nielsen Norman Group has written about this in many articles, stating Reading speed is reduced ...
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Why do we say UX for User Experience rather than UE?

1. UE was used before UX This is the first recorded instance of "User Experience" as a job role that I could find and it came from an Apple document from 1995... This office has introduced ...
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A UI/UX developer with color-blindness. Good or Bad idea or maybe a challenge?

I worked with a UX designer with serious color blindness. We would decide the color palette together, then wireframe the product in grayscale. Then using color palette with lighter/darker colors from ...
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A UI/UX developer with color-blindness. Good or Bad idea or maybe a challenge?

I'm mildly red/green colorblind. As you're probably aware, about 9% of males have some degree of deuteranomaly. If that's your flavor of color blindness, you are absolutely an asset. Your first task ...
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Are there any laws (in the UK) which require accessibility guidelines to be followed on a website?

Yes, the Equalities Act 2010 (previously the Disability Discrimination Act) is such a law in the UK. And it has been used before for prosecuting companies offering poor accessibility (generally for ...
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Should Mobile UX Designers be knowledgeable about available UI controls?

I have a slightly different take on this than the other answers. Knowing about the specifically available UI elements is certainly useful, especially with regards to knowing about your limitations on ...
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What is the optimal time for a user on Login Page?

The answer is: as fast as possible Logging in is no user goal. It's simply a security gate that actually hinders the user in achieving his goal. A login page should be as clear as possible. Don't ...
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Is "UX" as an abbreviation for "user experience" meant to be ironic?

It's not like we're special: AX Analyst Executive BX Base Exchange CX Customer Experience DX Direct Exchange FX Foreign Exchange GX Global Exchange HX Heat Exchanger IX International Exchange ...
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Is "UX" as an abbreviation for "user experience" meant to be ironic?

Like @DA01 mentioned in their comment, is a common way to abbreviate any word beginning with *x. That said, in this specific instance, Experience begins with Ex and the pronunciation of that is Eks, ...
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