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UX Myths

Here’s a nice, ongoing list of user experience myths, along with notes about the research that debunks them. I especially like “Stock photos improve the users’ experience” (users ignore irrelevant imagery), “People don’t scroll” (scrolling comes naturally to modern Web users), and “People read on the web” (they skim for clues on what to spend […]
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Visual Tricks Can Make Downloads Seem Quicker

Not only are progress bars nice communication to users, they also make downloads seem faster. Turns out that some animation on the progress bar can enhance this effect. They found that, on average, a 5.61-second rippling progress bar appeared to take the same amount of time as a 5-second standard bar, and a 16.75-second-long rippling […]
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