Juan Lanus
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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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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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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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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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Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change?
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@Kato's answer images from Evernote put it clear: there is the label communicating what is controlled by the toggle ("Auto save"), and the toggle, which doubles as a state indicator (O | I). The ...

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Which one is better in our case if MDI is considered bad?
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DIY UIs like MDI put the burden of the layout design on the user, as @tete stated. On the other hand, the users expect from us the IT people to provide them with well honed solutions for their needs. ...

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In a popup with "yes" and "no" buttons , you put "yes" or "no" first?
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As most designers use Apple computers, they feel that putting the primary action last is "the right choice". Windows does the opposite and IMO in this case they are right. Anyway, what is important is ...

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Do users care about https?
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IMO it's not what the users want but what the IT pros think that is good for them. You have to solve the security problem, it doesn't matter how but you (the company) has to rest sure that it's not ...

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calendar alternate views - aim for clean UI
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The UI should contain all the data its users need to perform the tasks it is intended for. Thus, you might want to walk through those tasks wearing your user's hats and enumerate the data element ...

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Usage of an arrow to symbolize ordering: is this a universal symbol? Should something else be used?
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Two answers: 1 Arrow heads (triangles) mean sorting when they are set inside column headers. When set at the left of a list mean display or hide sub-items. In multimedia controls then mean "play" ...

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Why is the user experience of licence agreements always so terrible?
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I remember having had a good experience with an agreement, once. Can't remember where. It was made up of all the awful stuff mentioned above, but it also included a brief explanation, in plain English,...

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What are the key elements for clarity and simplicity of a web application GUI?
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Get acquainted with UCD (User Centered Design). UCD is reported to allow the teams sold to it to deploy the minimal system thas compliant with the user's needs. As I see it, there are two levels to be ...

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Unlock Account for Highly Secure Website
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Firstly, there is Google's solution, which is to become physical. An option to recover the password is to be sent a code to a previously registered and verified cell phone. When you want to reset your ...

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How to evaluate an interface without users?
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Actually you are using humans for the evaluation of your novel UI, ain't you one? :-) I'm sure there are a few more humans with you that might be helpful for this task. The problem with you and the ...

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All my users are from Afghanistan; or, how to get users to correctly fill out a form
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The problem is that Afghanistan is the default, start with a blank default. Show a world map and allow the user to select the country by clicking on it. This looks like a more interesting challenge ...

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Is database too technical a term for user?
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Like Lie Ryan, I think that the users should not be exposed to technical issues. Once upon a time, to ride a car one needed to be an expert mechanic. Over time, cars evolved and now drivers are ...

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Relationship between font-size and width of container
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It's a matter of angles. Also, it depends on the reader's sight and the font size. The line length should be such that it didn't require the readers to move their eyes sideways too much. This is ...

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Website design considerations for open source software for a technical audience
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IMO it's not about the format but the content, as it always was. If the software is both useful and usable, and the documentation is helpful then you are set for success, no matter the format. Anyway, ...

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Why doesn't pasting (Ctrl-V or Command-V) default to unformatted text?
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Or, you might ask why isn't there a "paste as plain text" option, and the reason is because it won't be as frequently used as the paste with format option. In Windows (I guess that other OSs do the ...

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User-friendlier dropdowns with hoverIntent?
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As all other features, it's a good thing when applied judiciously. It is being used for the tooltips of all applications, so widely that it has become a known UI idiom. For web applications, the ...

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UI design for multiple attribute based filtering
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Somebody willing to select the users from Texas and Alabama would think like state = Texas and state = Alabama and would get zero users selected, because nobody lives in Texas and Alabama. The ...

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Forcing a workflow while making it easier for the user
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There are so many good answers ... I'm late ... well, anyway, I'll try to sprout an idea. It can be in the line of doing it gradually. I was thinking of something like @Obelia's "intelligent paste"....

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How to mark an input field with text longer than its width?
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I saw forms where the last visible characters before the overflow text "vanish" in a transparency gradient. It looks very well, and it's clear what's happening there. I can't remember where ... I have ...

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Best method to show two different data type
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I'd somehow refactor the form in order to be able to keep the radio buttons. Radios are preferred over a dropdown in that the user is able to see all the choices at once, no need to click the arrow to ...

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Which comment sorting order makes more sense on blogs?
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In a blog, like in this stackexchange site, there are answers to the post and answers to the answers. Like in this site, I'd set the answers to the post initially in chronological order, and the ...

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Is there a usability reason for centering a website's content area on a page?
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When we humans read, we prefer to look at the text perpendicularly to the surface that displays it. One great advantage of printed books is that we can set them in position automatically, with ease, ...

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Buttons replacing a link for a consistent style
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Button vs. text is an option. Other option was suggested by Ben: nav area menu vs. actions area. Anything is OK as long as the user gets the message. IMO of paramount importance is the labeling of ...

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Best way to Increase the number of results shown
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What about infinite? Like, for example in Google search for images. When you set a number of items per page usually there are two superposed scrolls: The application More ... scroll, and The ...

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How can I indicate that you can view more of a similar items or results?
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Steve, how are the usage patterns? I see the word books and it conveys an idea of returning users that stay for rather long time spans. If it's so, then I'd separate the first time user from the ...

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Checkbox vs. menu
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By all means the checkbox. No doubt. It is the widget especially designed for the user to answer yes/no questions. Also, because it requires a single click to be taken to the desired state, while the ...

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