Daniel A.A. Pelsmaeker
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Do we lose touch with our users?
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In my opinion some designers go too fast nowadays. Let me elaborate. We're all past the days of reading the user manual before using an application. Not reading the manual was only possible since ...

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Are pre-selected form elements a bad practice?
5 votes

I would distinguish two cases: You require the user to make the choice In this case, don't preselect anything. For example, Accept/Decline license radio buttons. It would not make sense to preselect ...

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Should a "clear search form" button also clear the search results?
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It's all about the expectations of the user. I personally wouldn't expect "Clear input" to clear the search results, or otherwise the button would be named "Clear everything". And by the way, is ...

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Dedicated buttons for Copy/Paste on keyboards
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Imagine a keyboard with only two keys: 0 and 1. Since all characters are represented in the computer as binary numbers, I can still type anything I want. For example, 00011100 would be A. To type Ctrl+...

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Animated striped progress bar?
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4 votes

It depends. I'd show a striped progress bar while an operation is stalling or waiting. E.g. waiting for a connection or user input. Then I distinguish two cases: The operation has no progress yet. ...

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Hiding vs disabling for showing concept features
3 votes

If you are only interested in promoting only this particular version (or the only version) of your product, then you should only display the features it does have. Otherwise the missing features might ...

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Understanding the visual effects of monitor change
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I interpret your question as: given the best and worst monitors, what can I do to convey my visual cues effectively on all of them? For visual cues, color is not the only distinction: shape, outline, ...

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