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I think this is a good idea from Amrinder (read the full story here).
I spoke to Iain today and he thinks it's worth trying too.
So let's try it.
I'm going to try and persuade Engineering tomorrow. Wish me luck.
Posted on Nov 08, 2010 at 22:08 in New Thinking and Ideas, Newspaper Club, Seen and heard | Permalink
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love it. also interesting to see how the 'culture' of signing in/registering has become so ingrained for those who use the interwebs, that we're getting to a stage where username and password are now inseparable. we don't need to explain what the hell a 'username' is anymore. or even delineate a password. we're now ready for them to finally get married - altogether and part of common parlance. excellent news.
Nov 08, 2010 at 22:41
Nov 09, 2010 at 01:56
This is going to make it very finicky when you mistype one of them; you can't just select all and hit Delete, or even hold the Backspace key indefinitely.
In many cases it's lame to disallow spaces in usernames, though presumably that decision doesn't hinge upon this one.
But worst of all, it defies user expectation, making them stop, think, read a text blurb, and think some more before entering their credentials. "Don't make me think" and all that.
Interesting idea, but ultimately the costs outweigh the benefits, I think.
Nov 09, 2010 at 03:25
I don't see how this a good idea, breaking every convention that has ever been with login boxes and also presumably harming accessibility.
Nov 09, 2010 at 16:48
Many people rely on autofill services for their passwords, which may not recognize this format. So then you might end up with users who are more frustrated because they have to type in their information each time.
Nov 09, 2010 at 18:41
This seems more like a solution to improve design at the expensive of usability.
Chris McMahon |
Nov 10, 2010 at 14:27
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