The fickle critic

Personally, I have trouble using the “I liked it” scale ala Netflix.  A movie that garners 5 stars one week only finds 4 another week.  In a way, this arises from ambiguity present even within the “I liked it” scale.  Did I like it because I was in the mood for a happy film?  Or…

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The split personality critic

The 5 star rating control is misused in most applications today.  How can I say that?  What’s more natural than selecting 5 stars for a movie or song?  Actually, the intuitive nature of the rating star control is the cause of this subtle usability issue. Ratings have multiple interpretations.  Does 5 stars mean I loved…

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