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753 Should "Yes, delete it" be red, or green? 2014-01-11T22:17:38.857

560 Why is the mouse cursor slightly tilted and not straight? 2014-02-17T09:41:59.293

499 Should error messages apologize? 2013-01-04T15:21:16.897

469 Why do people clear the screen multiple times when using a calculator? 2011-09-21T17:24:21.347

430 Why do credit card forms ask for Visa, MasterCard, etc.? 2014-01-30T21:06:26.863

423 Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change? 2010-09-06T14:49:57.227

360 What explains the current shift from glossy UIs to matte UIs? 2013-02-28T14:23:17.287

321 Should I use Yes/No or Ok/Cancel on my message box? 2011-08-12T05:12:55.370

313 Is this rotating cube interface user-friendly? 2011-09-13T21:05:12.723

305 OK/Cancel on left/right? 2010-08-30T01:59:32.763

290 Are carousels effective? 2011-08-22T12:48:34.943

274 Why do progress bars animate backwards? 2012-03-08T17:22:36.597

271 How can users be prevented from pouring water into the bean compartment of a coffee machine? 2013-02-05T14:13:30.353

264 What to call "Cancel" when "Cancel" is already the default action? 2013-03-04T03:08:48.263

247 Why do washing machines have windows? 2014-01-15T13:34:28.523

243 Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead? 2011-01-12T18:25:05.230

238 The must-read User Interface Book? 2010-08-09T21:38:04.510

237 Is there a name for this drop-down anti-pattern? 2017-08-14T13:13:11.250

233 Using "Sign in" vs using "Log in" 2010-08-30T07:21:25.153

233 Why do most public toilet doors open inwards? 2012-03-06T17:15:03.670

211 Why do users click randomly and rapidly when an application hangs? 2013-05-10T13:14:25.700

211 Why do people not notice our enormous, prominent, clear and contrasting purple banner? 2018-08-27T08:57:38.143

207 How To Display Too Much Data 2010-09-13T20:47:04.570

204 Do we “exit”, “quit” or "close" an application? 2014-01-24T00:21:29.050

201 Dark or white color theme is better for the eyes? 2014-03-02T12:09:19.377

197 Why do many sites leave half of each webpage empty? 2017-02-08T15:11:03.140

196 Should a sentence ending with a URL terminate with a period? 2011-12-20T11:19:37.123

196 Why does Google still use paging instead of progressive loading? 2017-10-24T11:11:56.170

190 Why do movie posters use credit fonts that are hard to read? 2014-02-04T07:17:56.270

182 Is there a point to paginating articles online? 2012-05-15T14:07:02.973

180 Language of language names in the language selector? 2013-03-25T12:14:45.433

180 How would you have avoided the Miss Universe 2015 mistake? 2015-12-30T01:03:38.053

179 Why shouldn't we use words such as 'here' and 'this' in textlinks? 2011-09-29T11:32:28.750

169 At what point does a user lose trust in a Busy Spinner? 2016-09-12T08:59:54.500

167 Do people really want to look at multiple windows at once? 2013-01-02T09:59:30.120

163 Why is this design considered cluttered or overwhelming? 2015-12-10T16:38:52.250

160 When to use icons vs. icons with text vs. just text links? 2010-10-03T00:38:00.840

160 How to discover what users NEED and not what they WANT? 2011-11-08T19:27:21.687

160 Why is the 0 next to 9, not next to 1? 2015-04-16T20:18:05.533

158 Why do idle elevators close the doors? 2015-01-13T14:15:43.357

156 "Your" vs "My" in user interfaces 2010-03-15T09:26:34.730

148 What is best practice for designing form error messages? 2012-09-26T23:53:50.157

147 What's the purpose of "This page is intentionally left blank" we see in books? 2015-07-22T17:14:15.330

146 How Do I Avoid Users Becoming Numb to Warnings? 2013-09-05T15:00:09.910

145 Avoiding the Hermann grid illusion 2014-03-12T03:12:29.203

144 Why is being "on hold" on the telephone not made less annoying? 2017-11-15T09:09:12.730

141 How to encourage honest user behavior in UI 2015-08-03T06:00:33.917

140 Why should we ask the password twice during registration? 2012-05-04T14:24:32.557

139 Are you sure you want to answer this question? 2016-01-16T13:15:58.767

138 My users keep naming things with special characters to thwart alphabetization 2017-03-13T13:24:16.863


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