We recently measured user efficiency with a few custom web-based search tools. So that we can level set performance against our existing tools, with which the users have significantly more experience, we'd like to understand how search efficiency may be expected to improve over time as users become accustomed to a particular tool. Are there any studies or stats related to that I may be able to reference?
Are there any basic online tips for how to approach mobile app design (for print designers who have a formal training)? Resources for how to design for different screen sizes (there are so many of them), latest trends in UI/UX, and most helpful critique/help forums for beginners would be a great help.
On my MacBook Pro: when I double click on the computer icon and it opens (to show me Applications, Library, etc) and then I double click within that to Users (which shows me Guest, Me, and Shared), if I then click on "Me" it tries to open with iPhoto, claiming I am an iPhoto Library. I just want to be a User folder again with typical subfolders like Documents, Music, Pictures. Help. [more inside]
I'm trying to log on to Postgres using Powershell and it's not working. I did this before a little while ago and now I can't remember how I did it and it's driving me crazy. [more inside]
Should be kinda an easy question in 2014, but I’ll ask anyway: What basic word processing (and preferably free/cheap) application have you found most stable/safest and user friendly (for Mac)? [more inside]
Hello I am in need of a credit card that allows me to set a hard limit on authorized users. In addition I need for the card to allow a different limit for the primary and secondary card. [more inside]
As part of the backlog items for a website, our team has been asked produce a web movie with an outside agency. The user story behind it it is huge - how can we split it? [more inside]
MacbookProFilter: I migrated my old user onto my new macbook, and carried with it a bunch of problems (slow startup, rapid battery life loss, etc.). Is there a clever, systematic way to migrate chunks of my user account to a new user? [more inside]
I'm currently working on an app that does search in a limited domain (travel). The current interface is via a dialog textbox, where the user enters sentences or phrases as queries. While natural language offers lots of flexibility I'm realizing this kind of interface is inherently problematic. First, parsing the natural language can be tricky as there are many possibilities. Second, and probably more important, it's a blind interface. We have various types of data and functionality on how to search and present it. It becomes a kind of guessing game whether the user can form a search query that will hit our data and search capabilities. Unless they happen to hit pay dirt it becomes frustrating for the user. At the same time it feels like the user isn't seeing the best of what we can do for them. I'm sure I'm not the first to run into this. Do you have experience/ideas/research on how to improve/replace such an interface? Thanks
I have a really good idea for an online...website thing. Involving user submission. I don't know anything about programming or what-all. Help me figure out what tools I need to create this! [more inside]
XP Disaster - Deleted User - Help me. [more inside]
Please help me build a solid foundation in understanding User Experience. I am in technology and this skill will super help me. [more inside]
Inherited a MacBook Pro! Looking for some help/guidance for a PC user. [more inside]
Help me find the name of that brief interactive “game” where the narrator (speaking aloud, British I think) describes the actions of the player, marching us toward our inevitable demise… until we decide to disobey his narrative. [more inside]
What is the best method to force my remote users to backup their data. They all use MacBook Airs currently, and I'm looking for a good solution. I need something that they dont have to think about and they will be protected. [more inside]
What is the best course of action after ending an affair with someone at work? [more inside]
How can I migrate a local Win7 profile that is associated with a domain account? [more inside]
I'm looking for user interface (UI) and user experience articles, tutorials, and resources specifically targetted at tablet applications. [more inside]
How can I create a new user account with absolutely zero startup items Windows 7? [more inside]
Google testing 41 shades of blue. AA firing one of their web designers for responding to a designer. Don Norman failing to get Apple to standardize their power switch on the Mac product line. What are other great war stories about HCI / web design / UX design? [more inside]
Social media tracking: my organization's Twitter and Facebook pages are nearing milestone numbers of followers, and to help push us over the hump I'd like to do a giveaway to the round number follower. How can I track who is the X-th person to follow us on Twitter and the Y-th person to "Like" us on Facebook?
How do I automate interaction with a web site via a computer program? [more inside]
My friend has a small taxi business that uses Quickbooks. He has a primary computer that he and his dispatchers use when he is not there. He's having problems with his dispatchers downloading spyware/viruses, etc. I help him out with IT needs and suggested having a restricted account for his dispatchers. The problem is that QBs requires admin access to run. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get around this? The computer is running WindowsXP Pro.
Can I make an AppleScript that will display a dialog box, wait for user input, and take an action if the user does not respond to that dialog box after a predetermined period of time? [more inside]
How does one (or can one) spoof reported screen resolution from IE6 and up? [more inside]
I'm using Windows 7 RC. I usually move the entire 'My Documents' to another partition so that I can easily reinstall Windows. How do I do this in Windows 7? [more inside]
How to make Active Directory and SQL server synchronize User accounts/passwords. [more inside]
[WinXP] How can I create a separate user account that is completely separate from the main admin account?
[WinXP] How can I create a separate user account that is completely separate from the main admin account? I.e. doesnt share the same programs, settings, etc [more inside]
Performing community work for a elderly care facility. They are interested in hosting a "facebook" for their 100+ residents. Plenty of computers around. Need help choosing an open source package. [more inside]
Help me making an inflammatory, filter-friendly but ultimately cute/funny Xbox Live gamertag. [more inside]
What application/platform should I use to create a YouTube type portal (focusing on user-generated content) that allows site users to search for content (videos as well as other file types) and upload their own content? [more inside]
My company recently switched from a standard POP mail server to having GMail as our MX server and hosting all our business accounts. Overall the benefits are quite positive, but I'm having some usage issues that bug me. Can you help me use gmail better? Specific questions inside. [more inside]
Help me convince my company to put Human Factors Engineering (or User Centered Design) into their software CMMI process.
I am trying to educate and convince my company of the value of incorporating Human Factors Engineering (aka Human Systems Integration or User Experience) and User Centered Design into their software engineering processes and the software lifecycle. [more inside]
What are the challenges that independent filmmakers + people working in the industry (actors, crew, etc) face today? What tools do you use currently for the different stages of your production? What do you like about them, what do you wish for? [more inside]
There is someone with or using my name at one of the Yahoo services to access Asian porn sites. [more inside]
In Vista, how do I turn off the user login/passwords every time the computer goes to screensaver? [more inside]
Are there resources available that provide information about the intuitiveness of various user interface elements to various demographics? [more inside]
Fast user switching on a Mac with a custom keyboard layout [more inside]
Apple Cinema Display cords vs. Office Chair I: Chair won in TKO. Help me win the rematch! The end user ran over the DC plug of her Cinema Display monitor. How can I fix this? [more inside]
How do I make my limited user account and administrator account look identical, ie have the same tray and desktop icons, identical start menus, program settings, My Documents folder, etc. The only difference I want is for the limited user account to have limited privileges. Running XP SP1 home. Thanks.
Very average PC user here. The MS Excel document I use everyday has become huge over time. One sheet with 6 columns going down more than 4000 lines. It weighs 7,6 Mbyte. Too much? [more inside]
How do I pass this password in the correct form to MySQL? [more inside]
"Drive by downloads": Looking for a program or technique to prevent them, other than creating a limited user account in Windows XP. [more inside]
I want to have a visual map of how people navigate the web around a particular topic. I am willing to pay for this. For example, around the term "mortgages" I'd like to know all the ways people search and / or navigate to mortgage sites: e.g., some come from search sites, some referred from finance sites, some navigate directly to Citibank, etc. Any advice?
Windows XP Pro randomly being locked by unknown users. Is my computer being hijacked? [more inside]
Really simple windows 2000 server question: How do I add a network user to the local admin group? [more inside]
Attention, Wordpress folks: I am looking for suggestions on how to let specific users write new posts only in specific categories. [more inside]
How to develop graphical user interface programs via opensource software? [more inside]
Good, free solutions for implementing super-easy userland image- and mp3-upload capability into a Wordpress-based blog project? [more inside]
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