Juan Lanus
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Should software for 8 to 14 year olds be colourful and "childish"?
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A son of mine, while interacting with a childish UI mumbled "this is humiliating!". He was about 6 years old. The eyes of the children are not different from the adults'. How could they benefit with ...

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How to deal with files in use?
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The case is a teacher Alice that has published some material and later on she wants to cease publishing it. Other teachers, Bob and Cal, might have referenced the original material, if they found that ...

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How to efficiently manage big size tables?
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This is an usual condition in business applications. Firstly, about the screen resizing thing, I wouldn't distribute free space but add it all to the right. This way, your user can enlarge the columns ...

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message that the user has JS disabled
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In the same line as @asiegfried, I think that the relevant part is not that JS is disabled, but that the site won't work. "JS disabled", out of the blue, is not normal-people-friendly. My idea is a ...

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Is it better to replace the homepage with the user profile after log in?
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Redirection is bad, in that you are deciding on behalf of the user, usually an adult that would prefer to take her own decisions. Ideally you let the users go to where they want to go. If one of those ...

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Should we use check boxes or not and select rows on click
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Audience & scenario Being a CMS system, you are not targeting casual users like the chubby woman that purchases cat chow online, but people (not necessarily smarter than said woman) that use the ...

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Why are animations out often neglected, even from Google?
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Opening animation If the UI layout changed suddenly, like when there is no animation and the change happens fast as it happens in modern PCs, then the user would be hit by the "What did I break?!" ...

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Are checkboxes with crosses (instead of ticks) safe to use?
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The tick means "yes I am" while the cross is more like "no" or "deleted" or "dead". I would't fiddle with a convention that's so established.

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Where does Business Analyst fits in core UX/UI technology flow
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BA's don't fit in core UX/UI technology flow but in core software development flow. Some main functions of the BA are to understand requirements and after that to devise the logical architecture of a ...

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How to find and fix image breakpoints when designing to a HTML template
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I set width:100%; height:auto; max-width:"the images' horizontal size" for quick and dirty image resizing.

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Why is text justified in newspapers, but not on the web?
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In the browser In old browsers, justified text looked horrible. Those browsers could't do a good work when justifying text. Obviously it has to be done each and every time the page was rendered, in ...

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How to enforce shoes removal in a lobby/house?
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Set a white, clean blanket in the floor, and leave your shoes (a couple pairs) just before stepping on it as a demonstration. This should make your visitors worry about stepping on such a clean ...

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Select option to unassign value
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The current usage is to add an [x] button to the right of the bundle or whatever. Users know that clicking it, it will vanish.

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How do I design a beautiful 6 month calendar view with 15+ event types?
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Depending on how the users use your UI, it might be useful for them, and also embellish the view, to display all of them with a transparent background and allow the user to highlight the departments ...

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User-friendly name for Boolean options?
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This might not be the final solution, but anyway I want to say a couple things. Firstly, "toggle" and "switch" convey a sense of the user taking action to set/reset them. Both are also verbs, and if ...

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UX team of 10, looking for functional and effective ways to collaborate?
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As you describe it, it's not "a team" but a number of pros assigned to work in parallel different maybe independent missions. One way to make a team out of that people would be to serialize work, ...

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Is it good practice to include a timezone on a timestamp?
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Events happen in a "point in time", stated as numbers. For example an event that happens at 4PM in London will be seen as happening as 1PM in Buenos Aires. Two different times (numbers) that denote ...

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Best way to split website for two groups
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It is common, and I have done it a few times. The "groups" are called "audiences", you might want to google using this keyword and find interesting answers that fit your needs. It happens in sites ...

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Where to undo "don't show this message again"?
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Another way, depending on the message type, could be to replace "Don't show this message again" by "Don't stop on this <whatever> any more", which is in fact what the user wants. Then, the user ...

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Is there any reason to send "no-reply" emails?
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Turn off the reply buttons If an email is not intended to be answered then the no-reply thing is completely valid. What is outrageous is that the [reply] button appears active. After so many years of ...

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Check out cart that has too much radio button
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The problem is not too much radio buttons (much better than dropdowns!) but too much divider lines. Delete as many lines as possible and you'll notice that it is not a radios problem. See my answer to ...

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Why is this design considered cluttered or overwhelming?
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When we humans look at something somewhat structured, like a UI, we tend to build a mental model. In order to achieve that goal, we scan the UI in an instant, unconsciously, and take note of each and ...

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Does rating on both extremes indicate UX issue?
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This is good news: it might happen that your site has two different audiences, and you are targeting a single one. You might try to find out who they are, may be by posting a survey to those users who ...

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How to handle tooltips on moving control/object?
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IMO this is not a tooltip but a floating properties panel, because it's not intended for a quick glance to a single info piece but to present the user a set of related data. This is not wrong, it's ...

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How to display information too long for a select box
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This is similar to what BrunoH suggests: http://grasshopperpebbles.com/demos/multilinelist/get_selected The sample is at the bottom of the page, after a lot of code. It's not that I recommend this ...

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Why are line numbers in text editors and programming IDEs so often disabled by default?
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It might be because of design inertia. Once upon a time monitors rendered 640x480 pixels, and the space taken by the line numbers was significant. So you turned them on only when you really needed ...

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Should a button behave differently when pressed a second time?
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I was thinking more or less the same as @ADTC. The problem with this UI is that it is deceiving the user, by not fully updating the location when the "update location" button is tapped. I would forget ...

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How to show remaining time?
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I like MonkeyZeus starting message about freeing the slot for other people to use it. As of he countdown, IMO it's annoying for the users that will feel pressed and won't enter the best data they can. ...

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Do people who are not power users open links in new tabs?
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Actually, if you (and many others) keep asking this it's because the answer is "no". You don't trust your own observations because it's not a scientific way to measure the world. Me either. And so do ...

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Is there any conclusive research about mobile user scrolling habits?
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Sorry, no research. IMO it's not possible because the scope is too generic. "mobile users have a tendency to scroll very quickly down the page" Which users and what pages? I see some mobile ...

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