2018
Jul
16
answered Multistep/page form navigation best practices?
Feb
5
answered One product customized for multiple brands- any good examples?
2016
Dec
15
comment Should I hide action buttons or let the user press them and then show a message
@Elisa even if I can't change them here (which I've heard you say multiple times), it seems pretty likely that I can change the test types on my individual tests (wherever they are in this interface). Hiding a button implies there is never a way to change it, from this screen or otherwise.
Dec
15
comment Should I hide action buttons or let the user press them and then show a message
If you can go to the tests and change the test type associated, then either of those conditions could be set back to false and the buttons would be active again. Therefore it doesn't make sense to hide the buttons because they could become enabled again. I would disabled them as this suggestion says and maybe show why they are disabled.
Sep
20
comment Is there any point in “plastic cards” still having raised (“embossed”) lettering on them?
I personally have a card that doesn't have raised characters (Capital One if you're interested) and as nice as it looks, its extremely frustrating. Because it's not formatted the same as all other cards, I miss out on conveniences everyone else has all the time. All the information is printed on the back of the card, so I cant use card scanning apps, and once a card processor was down and I couldn't use my card at all because they needed to make an imprint of it.
Sep
13
answered Alert colors are really user-friendly to color-blind users?
Sep
9
answered How to convey True, False, No Change to a user editing multiple items at once?
Sep
9
comment How to navigate between pages that show continous data?
I agree with everything you said, especially that "trying to change [users] behavior creates friction". That's especially true when you deviate from standard interactions. Arrows next to the date are standard interactions in order to move the date back or forwards, with the ability to click on the date to be able to select a more precise date. If you are concerned with users pressing the back button by mistake, make sure that a) you have sufficient padding around all your inputs, and b) that going back isn't going to delete any unsaved data and that they could get back here from there.
2014
Oct
29
comment Alternative reward levels to “Gold, Silver, Bronze”?
The 1->3 star design pattern works both if a user is being judged against other users, or against themselves. Mobile gaming relies heavily on this pattern to give players an indication of how they perform on individual levels (ex: Angry Birds)
Sep
24
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May
2
comment Email as username during signup/login? Your experience?
For people who have a multitude of email accounts, what do you do when you forget your password? Some sites ask you to enter your username to get an email? Do you check all 10 accounts, or do you have to keep track of what username and email address you use for a site?
May
2
answered Which Date-Time formats do humans prefer to read?
May
2
comment Long select lists on mobile web app
I don't like the idea of hiding content in this way as the plus signs seem to indicate that it will open more details for the item it is next to. However, pushing the selected items to the top of the list is a good idea. It groups them, and makes all remaining available stuff easier to scan through.
May
1
comment Does flat design reduce affordance of actionable objects?
Question Reworded
May
1
revised Does flat design reduce affordance of actionable objects?
Reworded the question to request research based answers, not just opinions.
May
1
suggested approved edit on Does flat design reduce affordance of actionable objects?
May
1
comment Email as username during signup/login? Your experience?
+1. Your first listed benefit is the most obvious. I have never heard the second considered but that is a good point. Your username can never be taken because nobody else has your email address.
Apr
30
answered Best way of making a credits transfer dialog
Apr
14
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Apr
14
comment Maximum length of a UI element string
I always push for button labels in 'Verb + Noun' format (plus additional preposition or article). It makes it faster for users to scan and understand the functionality.