There's a debate in our team on whether we should use dark or white
background when displaying texts (say around 200 words).
Not considering the fonts, font size, and color contrast, I found
myself feel more comfortable to read texts on dark background for
longer period time on screen. Some posts I found on web (such as http://my.opera.com/Vorlath/blog/show.dml/283240) also state print
media and computer screen are different. Computer screen itself
outputs lights and thus white background can be blinding.
I know that there was a discussion on this list a while back, but I'd
love to get a more recent update as to what people feel is the best
'standard' font size for an average audience. We are currently in
a bit of a debate with a client about their 'standard' font size.
Their guidelines dictate using 14px Arial / 13px Verdana for content,
which we feel is too large. We feel that a 12px Arial / 11px Verdana
standard is more reasonable to most users (in essence, using the 75%
base font adjustment from the browser standards and then using ems
from that point forward).
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We are looking to purchase equipment for usability testing on mobile devices. I have done my research and there are 3 methods for this type of testing:
- Fixed device positioning: this setup is that the mobile device sits on a fix location with a webcam attached to the device via a metal neck or other type of support. The webcam points to the mobile device, recording the screen and the user's interaction with the device.
This phrase has become the mantra of amature interaction designers and of the electronic product industry in general. It is the road block in the way of new and better ways to control our systems. It even prevents logical enhancements to our otherwise well-designed products.
Take the new philips HDTVs. At least the one I have has put a lot of thought into their remote and UI. To set the colors it shows you a bunch of photos in split screen and asks you which looks best. It has a minimal amount of buttons on the remote.