Ben Nadel
On User Experience (UX) Design, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Node.js, Life, and Love.
I am the chief technical officer at InVision App, Inc - a prototyping and collaboration platform for designers, built by designers. I also rock out in JavaScript and ColdFusion 24x7.
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Recent Blog Comments By @davidknauer

  • The User Experience (UX) And Cognitive Dissonance Of Forms

    Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Started getting distracted at the end. It is my goal and wish for designers/creatives (and everyone else) to go through the learning process every day (even when following patterns, being critical and noticing new things even in old experiences) but I don't believe that is the case with most people... read more »

  • The User Experience (UX) And Cognitive Dissonance Of Forms

    Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    @Ben, It depends what the software's being used for. If your use case was something like a microblogging platform, where files are unlikely to be used again (or saved locally at all), your current rename function makes sense-it won't matter what it's called, since it's unlikely the same file will ... read more »

  • The User Experience (UX) And Cognitive Dissonance Of Forms

    Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    I've never thought about that one, but it's a good point. For things that I know don't need my actual DOB I just put 1/1/(something greater than 1920). Dropdowns are better-just open, scroll, click. Wherever it lands, that's how old I am. Maybe they don't bother me because I almost never bother to... read more »

  • The User Experience (UX) And Cognitive Dissonance Of Forms

    Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    @Aaron, If I remember correctly, I think the wall is a holdover from when it started as a subscription service. (I could be off-base, but from what I remember, you had to sign up to get offers in your email-website came later). Sometimes, when you give someone a spreadsheet of emails, they get dru... read more »

  • The User Experience (UX) And Cognitive Dissonance Of Forms

    Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    @Aaron, This was my initial reaction as well. The article gets close to addressing it: the "why". It's no only the act of filling out forms that's an obstacle-it's the consequences. I suspect that the issue is mainly emotional (giving over too much info seems "creepy", though ... read more »