Juan Lanus
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Limited threaded system for comments?
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Toddy, there is another question labeled Hierarchical/flat comment system that might be related to your inquiry. It got several answers (including one by me). I realized that things happened, over ...

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What's "scan column" and why do we name it like this?
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It sounds to me like a column the user scans with her sight, like for example a navigation menu. Jakob Nielsen said years ago, in one of his alertboxes about how users read in the web, that users ...

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Time entry in a table
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I'm just working on a time tracker prototype ... Yes, it's important to help the user do if fast, programming the UI to do as mush as possible of the repetitive chores. My take is similar to msanford'...

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What is the value of FAQs on a product website?
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Although I think that yisela is right, IMO FAQs are defective by design, DOA. If users keep asking a question (thus the "F" in FAQ) then it's because something is not well explained somewhere else, ...

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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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What symbols should be used for YES and NO when the user can't read?
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The dire restriction here is implicit, that a single pair of symbols must work for all cultures. If you had several symbol pairs, and as part of the translation you could provide links to the locally ...

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Is labelling a checkbox as mandatory redundant?
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If you ever needed a "mandatory checkbox" then you might implement it as a yes|no racio buttons set. This way the user has to select one no matter their choice. The problem would be if the user ...

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Is there a more legible way to present tabular data?
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In addition to the good suggestions already stated, I'd like to say that the design in your example is more about the labels than the actual data. After having seen a few instances of your data, the ...

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Submit and Reset button, what's the best order?
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IMO there is a confusion between reset and cancel. "Reset" is an HTML feature, a button that reverts all the input fields to the values that had when the form was first rendered in the browser. "...

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How do you show long names in mobile apps?
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Truncate, but display the complete name on hover using for example an overlay superimposed over the original. My error: this question is about mobile that has no hover! (thanks @Sheff) And touching ...

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First steps into the UX design world
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The first step is to start blaming yourself for the user's errors (generally speaking, of course), instead of blaming the users. If the user flops then this is an opportunity to fix the UI so it's ...

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Default sort order of a product list
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Ask this same question to the marketing people in your company. They might have strong feelings about what to show first when the user is not forcing a particular ordering. Think of the entries in ...

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How should I user test teenagers? (Under 18)
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Suggestion @LukePatton: Get in touch with a kid and ask him to contact some of his fellow students. I suggest you contact my 16 years old son agustin dot lanus at gmail dot com (I expect this not to ...

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Using a back panel image as navigation
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May be you could demo the UI by displaying it with one port's data pre-opened. After, either the user realizes that she can click on the other configurable ports, or if she's not audacious she can ...

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How to visualize data with extreme value differences?
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I think of two possible approaches: 1- Use areas. Like, a small square dot against a big rectangle area. The advantage of this approach is that the areas are proportional to the square of the ...

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Do non-technical/non-web savvy users understand the concept of tags?
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Jeremy, the way the question is stated is a two-edged sword. It can be interpreted as "are users enabled to grasp the tags concept?", or "did we communicate the tags concept clearly enough in ...

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Open the folder vs show in explorer?
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We work with files, folders are an abstraction, categories of files. One who points to a folder almost always wants to do things with the files that folder contains. The exception is the systems ...

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Expert consultation request: Best solution for multiple choice and pricing of large number of products / services
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I'm working on this idea (it doesn't work in one browser). I think it might be useful in your case. I could add the accelerator (the input text that shortens the list), which I think it's a good idea ...

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How to label status on buttons?
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What about [make public] and [make private]? Also, [make public] is equivalent to [publish].

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Long form sales page techniques and / or examples?
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There is this book, by Caroline Jarrett: "Forms that Work: Designing Web Forms for Usability (Interactive Technologies)". She communicates her experience of years working for the UK Gov. in the make ...

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When to include an Apply button?
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The advantage of the apply button is that it allows the user to see the effect of an operation requested through a dialog, without closing that dialog. For example in a text editor, the user could ...

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Hierarchical/flat comment system
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Marcin, look at this site. It appears to have only two comment levels, namely answers and comments. Anyway, it works very well. IMO it's a good example of the way to go. Those extremely lengthy ...

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Is a sitemap always needed when designing a microsite?
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If you mean publishing a sitemap page for the users to use it, IMO it's only needed when the navigation is not clear enough.

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Should wireframes or functional requirements be created first?
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Functional requirements come before wireframes. Before FRs there are business requirements, which start the chain of events. Business reqs communicate a need, something a stakeholder would like to ...

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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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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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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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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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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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