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Is it better to blindly match the project requirements or to match the spirit of the project requirements

You know what they're asking for. You know what they really want. However, technically the way they wrote it is with a litmus test of requirements that don't match what they want because they don't ...
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How long can it take for a screen to appear before it's considered a performance issue?

I am involved with the development of a Windows application that has various screens. One of them takes ten seconds to appear with no spinner or other indication that the screen is loading. I consider ...
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At what point in the process do you create the visual design?

I like to do a wireframe before I start coding and work from there. But when should I start worrying about the visual design? When should I consider the colours, the font, whether corners should be ...
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Who does the UX on a scrum project?

OK. Let's say you're working on a textbook scrum project. You've got a scrum master collaborating with a product owner. The next sprint is UI-heavy - by the time your coders start building screens, ...
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Best practices for recovering usernames

I've seen a lot of information on best practices for dealing with lost password on websites, but what about usernames? Is there a standard way of dealing with this? My basic idea is to ask for the ...
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How much web-design work should a web programmer commit?

I'm creating a website for a friend of mine, and the plan is to eventually solicit outside sources to take care of the overall design. So it's got me wondering, how much design should I be covering ...
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Inspiration resources for desktop UI design [closed]

For desktop application, does anyone has a good website showcasing best desktop application UI? Looking for some inspiration for my application. There are a lot of website for Web application ... i ...
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Should I represent the Database in my use cases?

I am creating use cases for my web application and I was wondering if a representation of the DB should be listed as an actor. For example a user can check his profile and edit it (assuming that he is ...
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Have you tried Usability Audit for your company's website? [closed]

We had a security audit and it was brilliant. Are there companies that do web usability audit?
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What is the technical reason that so many social media sites don't allow you to edit your text?

A common complaint I hear about Facebook, Twitter, Ning and other social sites is that once a comment or post is made, it can't be edited. I think this goes against one of the key goals of user ...
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is OpenID really that bad?

I have seen this question on Quora where lots of people seem to agree that OpenID is bad, even going as far as stating that: OpenID is the worst possible "solution" I have ever seen in my entire ...
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Distance Education in Computer Science - HCI [closed]

I have been a software engineer / graphic designer for a few years and have recently been considering furthering my education in the field. (It was actually a very generous Christmas present) I would ...
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What is the role of an Information Architect? [closed]

I've heard this term bandied about, especially in reference to web development, but I'm having trouble getting a clear understanding of what an Information Architect actually does. Any ideas what ...
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How can programmers improve their UX skills? [closed]

As programmers we can solve very complex problems, but then, when we have to design a user interface we tend to fail on making them easy to use. In small companies they can’t afford having designers ...
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What mistakes do your users make, and how can you update your application to handle them? [closed]

In fact this question is about cautions to be taken to enhance quality user experience and reduce avoidable support calls.

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