Popups: 10 Problematic Trends and Alternatives
by Anna Kaley on June 30, 2019
Summary: Whether modal or not, most overlays appear at the wrong time, interrupt users during critical tasks, use poor language, and contribute to user disorientation.
The Nielsen Norman Group explains it well. Again.
INFER salary FROM mytable WHERE age > 30;
Fill in missing data with the INFER command. Unlike a traditional regression model, where you need to separately train a supervised model for each column you’re interested in predicting, INFER statements are flexible and work with any set of columns to predict.
DATAVIVA, A PROJECT DEVELOPED IN PART BY MEDIA LAB PROFESSOR CÉSAR HIDALGO, AIMS TO MAKE A WIDE SWATH OF GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC DATA USABLE WITH A SERIES OF VISUALIZATION APPS.
via New MIT Media Lab Tool Lets Anyone Visualize Unwieldy Government Data | Co.Design | business + design.
Three principles form a foundation to the graphical user interface: Discoverability, Stability, and Visibility.
via Providing Predictable Targets | askTog.
Working on the web, however, is a wholly different matter. Our work is defined by its transience, often refined or replaced within a year or two. Inconsistent window widths, screen resolutions, user preferences, and our users’ installed fonts are but a few of the intangibles we negotiate when we publish our work, and over the years, we’ve become incredibly adept at doing so.
via A List Apart: Articles: Responsive Web Design.
All check boxes have labels, but not all check boxes use label tags to dis play their labels. This can cre ate click ing prob lems for users. Check boxes are small and hard to tar get. With out the label tags, users can’t click the check box labels to tick the check box. Instead, they’re forced to tar get and click the small check box itself, which can cause user frus tra tion, espe cially for motor-impaired users.
via Why Your Form Checkboxes Should Always Use Label Tags – UX Movement.