Jeremy T
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Why does Stack Exchange require you to click to be turned down?
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The general principle here is, as Mervin stated, feature discovery (or accidental discovery). In this specific case, it's an edge case that we really didn't design for explicitly. The more general ...

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How to represent an X/Y mood data to a user within a very small space (32x32)?
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I think you have too quickly ruled out the most intuitive option. Humans are especially good at recognizing faces, and I think you might be surprised how well you can represent the nine different ...

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When to end usability test task
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7 votes

Your goal should be to squeeze out as much information from the participant as you can without leading them. In this case, I would mark it as a fail but continue prodding him with phrases like "Can ...

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Start form disabled and require "edit" button to enable it?
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6 votes

The proper way to go about this is to list out your use cases in priority order and then make your interface functionality fit the use cases. If 90% of the visits to this page are for reference only, ...

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What day should a calendar start on, and does it matter?
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Yes, it matters, but which day you choose as the first day of the week depends on the use of the calendar. If you work at a large company, there may be standards that you should follow. Most "general ...

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Complex Forms and Data Consistency
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There are too many decisions to make at the same time on this. You should use JavaScript to progressively invalidate later choices, but maybe not in the way you were thinking. In a case like this, I ...

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Why do most sites only offer two social login options?
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At Stack Exchange, we have so many login options, that we made the decision to only show some of them initially and then hide the rest behind the more options link. Too many options just confuses ...

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As a programmer, how do I move into User Experience Design?
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I've been attempting to navigate this transition for about five years, and I've learned a lot along the way. First, experience is almost everything. As mentioned in another answer, the 10,000 hours ...

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Do links need to be blue in business application?
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If your links aren't actually links, but instead are just signals that a tooltip is available, then a pretty widely used approach is to use dashed underlines. Depending on how much you want these to ...

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Pop ups soliciting user comments on websites, good or bad?
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In my experience at a previous start up, we found that pop-ups like this were a bad user experience, but they did yield more feedback than a normal feedback form. It's up to every business to decide ...

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Should I include any other information on a page with a long signup form?
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At thumbtack, we did several A/B tests of this exact thing and found that putting anything in the right sidebar lowered conversion. It didn't matter what it was: pretty pictures, walk-through, list ...

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Placement of Call-To-Action buttons to request an account on a corporate login page for an internal site?
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3 votes

Login page design is basically a solved problem at this point. The three different approaches that I see: Login primary action with tabs to get to the sign-up secondary action Login primary action ...

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How to make the jump from Web/Graphic Designer to UX/UI Designer?
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I recommend that you just start reading every UX book you can get your hands on: http://www.jeremytunnell.com/posts/books-on-user-experience-and-user-interface-design And then spend a year or so ...

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How to visualize a travel card and its transactions?
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1 votes

This to be improved by just going through a few exercises: List the use cases of each screen for the user. For example, "I want to see all of my cards", "I want to see how many transactions are on ...

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Session is about to expire
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You should make the timeout as long as your security needs will allow. There is no UX benefit to a short timeout.

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Android UX: Smart to use consistent design pattern?
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1 votes

You should try not to have two completely different methods of navigation which are each trying to accomplish the same thing. There's nothing wrong with having the sliding layer approach be used for ...

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Real-life UX: What's wrong with our coffee maker?
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I'm quite surprised at the number of people on the side of this being a user issue. I'm going to throw out my idea for fixing this. Maybe I don't know enough about the chemistry of steaming milk or ...

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Dilemma: How to write technical specifications before the research?
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Assuming there isn't any flexibility on the contract, there are two possible answers here: The "proper" answer and the "real world answer". The proper answer is that of course you can't write the ...

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Priniciples regarding the effectiveness of rotating vs static content
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I don't exactly know what the nature of the content is, but the development of banner blindness depends on the extent to which the user finds the content routinely irrelevant. When you first make the ...

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A/B Testing Home Page of an Ecommerce Site
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No, it doesn't matter how many steps are in between because you are testing two alternate universes where the only difference is the test. If you run a test between apples and oranges, and find out ...

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Survey builder - How to handle users navigating away from questions in invalid states
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A couple points: First, if you have a requirement that the incomplete questions have to be finished before the survey is finalized, then you only have two choices: check it when they save the ...

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How to measure phone number views without annoying the user?
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There's always a tension between business needs and UX needs, and I disagree that UX should always win. If you have a business necessity to measure how many times someone accesses a phone number, ...

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Side Navigation Highlighting Current Page Link Items
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There are really more than two choices. You can use background shading or hot colors like you suggested above. But you can also change the font weight, use bullets, or add indentation. In short, you ...

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Order of items in admin panel?
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1 votes

It all depends on how many variants you are going to have and how people interact with the variant list. If you have fewer than five or so, then order doesn't matter. If you have many more, then I ...

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Changing the sort order of episodes in a season when browsing to watch a show
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This isn't really a question that can be answered in the absence of research. You should look at each page, come up with the use cases, prioritize them, and then do your layout and sorting based on ...

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Pagination design, reload entire page or reload just the section with data
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I think the right answer depends here, and it depends on what the use cases are. Do you see users ever wanting to copy or share a specific page of search results? There's no point in adding an extra ...

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Side Navigation Arrow Placement Right or Left?
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I think each arrow presentation has different use cases. The right side arrow is used mostly for single level navigation and lone items. This appears to be the standard for standalone items, such ...

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Should a form's style be left to the browser?
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At Thumbtack we've run into this issue before while split testing, and we have some anecdotal evidence that might point you in the right direction. We found that custom form elements reduced ...

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