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Undesigned

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Yes, everything has gotten much harder lately for the disabled as all moves to touch-centric, text-free fantasy-based GUIs created on no design principles. Not only is the new design paradigm bad and user-hostile to non-disabled people, it’s particularly hostile to those who need a little help.

Here’s a tip, so-called design experts: If you make something easier to use for a disabled person, it’s almost always also easier to use for everyone else.

Here’s another tip: One day nearly all of us will be disabled; we all get old.

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cosmotic
38 days ago
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The Asus ZenFone 6 leaks with the most unsightly notch of all

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Say what you will about the notches that have come out in the past year, but at least they were all centered. Leaked photos of Asus’ upcoming ZenFone 6 flagship phone were published by Slashleaks, and the most offensive notch position has been sighted. It’s offset to the right-hand side!

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While you should take these leaked photos with a grain of salt, all I can think is, “Why, Asus?” I could play devil’s advocate and say that the notch is small and non-intrusive, like the ill-fated Essential Phone’s. These design choices might not be final or even real, but the aesthetic crime that Asus seems to be committing isn’t the size of the notch, but its positioning. It’s definitely something you won’t be...

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cosmotic
41 days ago
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Is there really such thing as a notch that isn't unsightly?
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lukeburrage
41 days ago
There are gradients of unsightly. You know what? I'm not totally against this one. I'd rather have asymmetric tiny notch than pixel 3 deep notch.
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Voice Commands

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Dvorak words may sound hard to pronounce, but studies show they actually put less stress on the vocal chords.
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cosmotic
690 days ago
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For the record, zero studies have found that Dvorak is more efficient.
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austinstorm
690 days ago
Do you mean faster, more accurate, less hand movement? I'm just curious how we're measuring efficiency. I have carpal tunnel and used Dvorak for many years because I found (anecdotally, grant you) that it was less hand movement.
cosmotic
690 days ago
The origin of all positive claims regarding the dvorak layout came from one study by US Navy that has been discredited for at least 20 years. Because carpal tunnel (and similar ailments like tendonitis) are repetitive stress injuries, switching layouts would change the repetitions. http://reason.com/archives/1996/06/01/typing-errors/1
CarlEdman
689 days ago
The Dvorak legend is not entirely without basis: It seems a more logical layout that really ought to minimize hand movement. Thing is: For trained and skilled typists, that seems to make no difference in ultimate performance. Matters may be different for people suffering, e.g., from carpal tunnel who are willing to invest into retraining their hands.
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zippy72
690 days ago
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I wouldn't mind trying the HCESAR layout though... those vintage typewriters keep tempting me... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HCESAR?wprov=sfsi1
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alt_text_bot
690 days ago
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Dvorak words may sound hard to pronounce, but studies show they actually put less stress on the vocal chords.
Covarr
690 days ago
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Lemme save you the trouble: He said "Okay Google send a text"
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Satisfying rant about how broken everything on the web is

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u3lWw It's as if "they have very carefully gone through this process of intentionally slowing down the internet for no reason."
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cosmotic
1308 days ago
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At the Lawffice

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Comic URL: http://www.lefthandedtoons.com/1782/

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cosmotic
1370 days ago
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Bodypainted models blend perfectly into New York City

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Triny Merry's bodypainting camouflage is incredible, like a CGI effect, but carried out with paint. The (pricey!) limited edition prints are for sale here.

New York City Camouflage

(via Asylum Art)

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cosmotic
1563 days ago
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"perfectly"
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