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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Push notifications vs basic notifications/alerts

My view is that if you're using push notifications you have to give control to your users. The best way of doing that is to make their 'alerts' as customisable as possible. If it was me, I'd have a '...
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Question based solution suggestions - Design strategy

This is called Conversational UX. The product asks a few questions to understand what the user is looking for. For example, you can check and hotel booking app, Initially they ask where and how many. ...
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How important is **Close** button in an expanded view?

I always think we should offer users a couple of ways to achieve tasks that may be driven by habit rather than cognitive effort. Closing a panel/modal/expanded view is one of these tasks; the user ...
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Why are most pens (that we use to write) blue in color?

OK, I have found what it occurs to me as the most likely reason: a combination of technical issues dealing with gall and ferro-gallic inks on fountain pens and knibs, extensive chemical testing and ...
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What to do when your UX specialist acts like a HIPPO?

Backing up design decisions with research is good practice and it educates people. It's also a bit of a defence mechanism since opinions, especially of those with authority and decision making power ...
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UX: Graphics Design vs. Coding

What you did for your developer friend goes by a few names: Visual Design Front-end Design UI Design Interface Design There is definitely a market for this. Many companies will list this as UI / UX ...
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Usability in names of services

Emotional connection In my opinion: Those words directed to our unconscious to grasp the product as something that is already a part of us, to make us feel that it was created personally for us. ...
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How to make long forms engaging?

First, ensure that any data entered by the user is being temporarily saved. It's horrible to go to effort of filling out a long form only to have everything erased because a session timed out or you ...
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How to make long forms engaging?

Some recomendations on getting the higher conversion rate with the long forms: Make the labels clear for users. Dont't make them think (a lot), work on the language and tone Group the fields in ...
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