11 Nov 2013 - 11:13pm
22 weeks ago
1 reply

In late 2013, what is a reasonable startup time for an iPad app?

Looking for research or commentary on what makes for a reasonable start up time for an iPad app.  Obviously, it depends on the processor (iPad Air i.e. iPad5 will be much faster than an iPad2 or iPad Mini), the connection speed, and the size of the app.  But say all of those factors are controlled/averaged...what is the amount of time a normal user would consider normal, reasonable, long, or rediculous to startup an iPad app?

Much of it is the expectation of what the app is giving the user, so I would love to hear how to manage that expectation as well.

23 Feb 2012 - 8:32pm
2 years ago
1 reply
Anne de Ridder

Blogs: inter-page navigation

I've noticed that on many blogs (especially those built with WordPress theme 2010) that within a specific blog post page there is navigation at the top of the post page that allows the user to navigate to the previous or following post.

28 Jul 2011 - 10:37am
2 years ago
2 replies

What is the best Date Entry/Selection Widget You've Ever Seen? What Makes it the best? Same question for Time Entry/Selection.

I'm putting together a design standard for the best possible widgets for date and time entry/selection. Anyone have examples that fit all or at least some of these requirements? I understanding that this is contextual and there is no one size fits all):

1. Supports multiple input methods – mouse (click and scroll), keyboard (explicit values as well as arrows, tabs, spacebar, enter) when the platform allows it.

11 Jul 2011 - 11:59am
2 years ago
2 replies

Time (In Seconds) of page load, pdf load, etc.?

Hi Everyone,

Is there a tried and true time (in seconds) of proper page load, link opening (say, opening and loading a pdf.) etc. that is the industry average? I realize that theres instances that are the exception. I'm trying to find a specific example that i can use as a UX benchmark to give to testers as a best practice.

Thank you all!

P.S. If you could cite references that would be awesome. Cool

21 Jun 2011 - 4:01am
2 years ago
2 replies
Ali Naqvi

SXSW Panel: It's about time: visualizing temporality

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

I agree about the banana, but I'm not so sure about the arrow.

Our beliefs about time and its passage profoundly affect the design of software and interactive media. It's time for interaction designers to understand deeply how our customers know time, whether as an arrow, a spiral or a squiggle. How can we design interactive experiences of time which attract and engage?

28 Feb 2010 - 9:49pm
Bill DeRouchey

Maria Cordell - Interaction Design for the Fourth Dimension

We spend a great deal of time thinking about and documenting design in two dimensions via sketches, flows, and wireframes, often for designs that are also rendered in two dimensions. We very often consider and incorporate three dimensional use and environmental information obtained via ethnography, contextual inquiry, and user studies. But we seldom evaluate or fold in the very real effects of a user’s relationship with design over time.

25 Sep 2009 - 4:17pm
4 years ago
3 replies

wording on time and speed

Hi designers,

We have a software that allow user to change their preference on how
fast they want a certain things to show up. The current UI is a
slider with measurement units as milliseconds. e.g. , 500 msec. It's
too technically precise to be understood. I'm thinking to change it
to some simple texts, such as 0.5 second, immediate, or instant.

I wonder if there is some guideline or recommendation of the words
that are better understandable for users?


22 Dec 2005 - 12:33pm
8 years ago
8 replies

design of date/time selection

We have an application where we need to provide
an interface for selecting time periods (for reporting, analysis, etc.)
The user will need to select a start time & date, and an
end time and date.

We already have some interesting ideas, but if anyone has any
references or examples for inspiration (web sites, etc.)
it would be greatly appreciated. I'm interested in providing a very
simple, elegant, solution for business users. This function will be used
very often.


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