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Too often UX gets caught up in digital interface design and leaves out an enormous part of UX that deals with real world objects and design decisions. In addition, even thinking about real world objects for many UX fans gets them to think about UX in a way that they haven't before, and let's them learn about the processes that go into it. The downside for ...


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I prefer your proposed redesign. The unified lines give the overall logo a better sense of balance, the star feels like it flows from the negative space more naturally instead of being forced in, and the letterforms have a more consistent weight. However, I don't prefer the "First Concept" or "Second Variation" designs. The squared-off U shape feels ...


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I think the solution (closure) may be attacking the wrong side of the problem. The problem isn't the question; it's the answers that need moderation. The Moderator originally 'protected' the question (before ultimately closing it), because the influx of answers were reportedly widely speculative; offering little more than opinion than anything authoritative....


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It's perfectly ethical to comment on the public design and / or behaviour of a company. If company XYZ has poor UX, then they should be called out on it, and it should hurt their reputation. In the same way that if restaurant ABC had terrible food, they should also be called out on it. The only place that ethics would come into play would be if someone ...


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It's Balsamiq Mockups. You can see this in the Help > About Balsamiq Mockups menu.


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This is the right place for your question, yes. The Meta site is for questions about the site itself. As for your actual question; As taken from the site tour: UX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for User Experience Designers, Information Architects, and Human Computer Interaction researchers. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack ...


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It hasn't been a problem (in fact I'm not sure I've ever seen it done). It should be fine as long as it's completely relevant to the answer/question (like any image)and it's not overly distracting. I would only use it when it is useful in answering the question and displays some form of interaction or whatever that can't be easily/effectively expressed in ...


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We're getting a bit hung up here on "copy is included in UX" and ignoring the actual situation here I think. The question, as originally asked, was certainly not a matter of copy: why we using the word OOPS if something went to wrong in the sentence or communication with others? I would like to know the correct information regarding this question. Any ...


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Yes, that's OK. If they're a new user they may not know that accepting an answer is possible, so you are just advising them on how to use the site. This has been asked before on the main StackExchange Meta site, where the below is the (accepted) answer: I think that's acceptable. If you were encouraging them to accept an incomplete or unhelpful answer, that ...


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Yes, it should be removed because it doesn't add anything. On-topic questions here are about UX anyway, so ux-design is unneeded.


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How would you handle this situation: A very popular, trivial question is posted (something like: "Why don't Segways have seats?"). It receives a lot of votes and answers and generates a large degree of comments and discussions. It has clearly been linked to from an external source and is bringing in lots of new users, some are leaving clearly useless ...


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There isn't any reason that I'm aware of, other than it hasn't been done yet. I think it would be a great idea though.


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At the time of the above "reasoning", Flat design trends were barely even a thing, and mobile interface design consideration was nowhere near as influential or dominant as it is now. Icons weren't anywhere near as relevant or significant in interface design, either. Given the HIG of Apple and the predominance of two significant companies and their massive ...


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I answered some questions, but for some reason the answer police discredited my response and then removed it. Not just once, but a few times. None of your answers have been removed. Edited, yes, but not removed. You have posted three answers that did little or nothing to actually answer the questions they were posted against. All three of these posts ...


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To be honest I don't really see why this is an improvement. Nor do I see what is particularly wrong with the current one that necessitates improvement. You've not really been clear as to why you've suggested these changes. Really, you've just come up with 'an alternative'. The original designs were commissioned by Stack Exchange resident designer Jin to ...


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Unfortunately this is one of these "it depends" answers which is leading into a discussion instead of a real answer. But on Meta, we're OK with that. For starters, if you are in any tech industry and are provided with an error message like "The UPSA failed to provision due to lack of free memory" then adding How do I solve error message doesn't add any ...


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Here's what happened with that question: Jan 15 - 4 answers (one of which came the closest to actually answering the question) Jan 16 - 8 new answers, then question is protected. Jan 17 - 2 new answers Jan 18 - 1 new answer Jan 19 - 0 new answers Jan 20 - Question closed Of these answers some have since been deleted. One such answer (the one that prompted it ...


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My argument would be two-fold: Our logo is ... lacking. Our spacing feels ... cluttered. This creates a weird paradox in my brain where I get to thinking that this is supposed to be a site about User Experience, but the logo and spacing aren't giving me that feeling. I know this isn't GraphicDesign.SE, but look at the clean and simple logo along with ...


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I posit that the practice of UX should be on topic: how to conduct a usability study using paper prototypes how to insert UX into an agile dev project how to communicate the value of usability testing to business users how to communicate with a usability study subject that is struggling without invalidating the result of the study In the past how to do ...


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I'm not sure I like the star inside the UX logo, because although it's evocative of the "favorites" icon on StackExchange, I don't think it's particularly emblematic of the site. I also don't like the awkward use of negative space for the star, because it feels more gimmicky than communicative and it soaks up a lot of pointless cognitive load (like the ...


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If you distill the problem you've identified into just two words, I believe they would be: negative reinforcement. In my view, the way that you combat that cultural spiral into negativity is to reinforce cultural norms that reward good contributions with positive reinforcement. Some may argue that this is what voting is for, and to a degree it is. However, ...


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We've not had one since 2012, you're correct. That was pretty soon after we came out of beta status. However, elections on sites don't have set dates / times as to when they happen, they are brought about by site demand and / or by moderators requesting additional help with moderating. At the moment there isn't really a need for extra moderators, although I'...


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The mods (i.e. me) only put your first question on-hold as it was too broad. There was no mod intervention with the different question you asked - no mod has acted on that one. OK, it got a close vote against it but that wasn't from a mod but from a regular community member. It was also a community member who left a comment suggesting you edit your original ...


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Totally agree. A misleading indicator doesn't really provide a benefit in my opinion. In fact I commented such against the linked meta stackexchange post, and it was responded to: Notify users of possible reviews on toolbar This is just confusing me. If the purpose of the indicator is to say 'stuff needs reviewing' then just have an indicator / icon or ...


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A new user has left several answers to questions, and many of these have been edited by the community to generally tidy them up, improve the grammar and remove any "I hope this helps, yours, {Username}" unnecessary elements. However this user keeps flagging these changes as well as rolling back these edits and leaving comments like "Stop vandalizing my ...


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Congrats chaps! Welcome on board.


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In one way, that's the beauty of our community. It's very soft and blurry on the edges, which my UX-me loves and my programmer-me hates. Community members can get away with a well-formulated, slightly off-topic question, just because it's interesting. We lose ourselves in interesting things, rather than determining if its on- or off-topic. Some say this is ...


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For me, the biggest thing for on-topicness is "who would best answer this question?" That's why I find "what word do I use for..." generally falls to the English stack more than here, and the "how do I...in Javascript" falls to Stack Overflow. If the question is uniquely, primarily or best answered by someone in the field of UX, it's probably on topic. So, ...


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