I’m not a native English speaker and currently have a task on my desk to translate some texts for an automatic telephone calling system. You know the stuff: to confirm your request, press one, to cancel, press pound.
And the question is: Should I use “star” or “asterisk”, down left on the keypad, when your computer program talks to someone over phone?
The calling system will be addressing both native English speakers and people who have English as their second or third language.
Asterisk is easier to understand in over low-quality telephone connection, but may confuse non-native English speakers.
Star is more or less clear to everyone, but may get misheard as it is only one syllable (especially when the phone connection is suboptimal).
The system is supposed to give calls to people around the world in case of emergency with system they are responsible for. It allows for translation to any language, but the company running the system will not pay translation for one or two people, so everyone for whom there is no translation will get the call in English.
We use software synthesized voice messages (and not recorded human voice) and so the messages need to be as clear and concise as possible.
Is it necessary on a contact form to ask if a user’s phone number is using a TTY device? I’ve tried doing some internet searching but am unable to find anything.
I am at the cross roads whether to use material design or not for startup website. I want to give the visitors feeling of that
- It protect your privacy (ie: does not sell ads based on user data),
- Community driven instead of company driven
(Visitors should feel a sense of trustworthiness)
Some of us get the mixed feelings when we think about Google
- Trust feeling: Big reputed company
- Distrust feeling
IMHO Material Design is tightly associated with Google’s brand. Yes of course you can use material theming to kind of unique brand identity, most of us know when we see something designed using material design.
And I am aware that material design is just guidelines, not rules.
I will be developing the website using already existing component frameworks(Material-UI,Bootstrap)
So my question is:
Should I use Material Design wih theming or Bootstrap with customization to give the user of sense of trust?
Every successful website is loved globally due to its unique beauty. What is the difference between Wikipedia and Stack Exchange, when both are knowledge base system !! Of course, we like Stack Exachage as an online workplace because of its active interactive answering features and protective commenting individuality. Which makes stackexchange universally attracting online.
Why is the censor bleep (or beep) commonly implemented the way it is. Usually on the radio or TV (at least in the United States) if a word is used which is deemed to be undesirable for whatever reason it is disguised by a very loud and shrill bleeping noise.
The effect of this bleep seems be the opposite of the desired effect: it calls out that whatever was censored (which was quite obviously censored) was “bad” and the people who are supposedly being protected from this censorship are immediately alerted to the idea that something about that sentence was bad.
My question is two fold:
Why is the bleep still so common when just removing the audio is a much more subtle censoring?
- Because someone who does not know they are watching something that is censored is much more effectively censored, no?
When the bleep is used, why is it often so much louder than surrounding dialogue?
- The silence bleep is much more pleasant to experience for the people who can fill in the blank on their own.
Working on a save quote feature for our new website, one of the security requirements is to ask a secret question and obtain a value from the user.
Does anyone have suggestions on the type of Security questions to ask?
What is the best place to add in the image credits? Is it appropriate to have text on the banner itself. We have a carousel on the homepage with 4 stock images.
Any examples would be helpful.
Now that we have moved on from ResearchOps to encompass the entire design process (DesignOps), is this a function that has been successfully implemented in what I assume would be very UX mature organizations?
I am interested to find out how mature design organizations have been able to operationalize their design process to integrate and work with the business and software development arms of the organization, or if this is just a concept that is being described as the next step/trend for design-led/driven organizations.
Has anyone come across organizations that have a DesignOps function? Where does it sit within the organization hierarchy and how are the teams and roles defined?
YouTube disables the comment button by default, and only enables it once text has been entered:
The general consensus on ux.stackexchange.com is to not disable submit buttons and wait to present errors until after the user has hit the submit button.
- Form validation and disabled buttons
- Disabled submit button on form vs allow submit then show errors?
- Disabling submit-button until the user has completed the form
Does this mean YouTube is going against best UX practices? What would be the reason for this?
There are old questions here from the 2012 era before MultiTouch became popular in both TouchScreens and TouchPads. Users tend to forget that using more than one finger is where the power comes in. One finger is mouse-like, using two or more fingers opens up many more gestures. Forgetting about TouchSreens for a moment and focusing on which provides more efficiency and empowers the user more, what wins, the mouse or a multiTouch TouchPad? Are their studies?