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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

259 What's wrong with USB sticks that you need 3 tries to plug them in correctly? 2019-02-05T13:16:31.243

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

187 Is the "hot network questions" element on Stack Overflow a dark pattern? 2019-02-11T07:50:50.343

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

148 Why is it impossible to deselect HTML "radio" inputs? 2011-11-03T20:02:38.217

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

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


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