UX Win: Get Together Signup Form

first_imgImagine you’re signing up for a new online service and their signup form is asking for your username and password.Seems pretty straightforward, right? You enter your preferred username and use an online password generator to add your secure password with letters, numbers, and symbols. And select their Signup button.You wait a few seconds, only to receive a warning message that your password doesn’t fit their requirements. You can’t use the backslash or ampersand symbol in your password.What in the world? Couldn’t the signup form provided info about what was required? Before you entered your password?Argh! That sense of frustration and annoyance is something we often experience whenever we sign up for an online service.And we shouldn’t have to, if the designers kept the user in mind when they designed the signup form.Thankfully, that sense of frustration didn’t happen to me this week when I signed up for Get Together event management for local communities. Which is why I’m giving them a shoutout as my UX Win for this month. Get Together Event ManagementAs an open source alternative to Meetup.com, Get Together event manager offers event registration and promotion features for meetup groups looking for a cost-effective way to manage their events. I only discovered Get Together Event Management this week, when I was chatting on Twitter about my frustrations with Meetup.com for our local meetup event management. After chatting with Michael Hall, one of the Get Together developers, I learned their online event manager offers Markdown for team and event descriptions, which makes it easy to add headings and other formatting.Nice to have an option to format content for our events! It’s something I used all the time for the multiple meetup groups I help organize, before Meetup.com removed it two years ago with their redesign. I’ll be exploring Get Together in the future for our Refresh Detroit and West Metro Detroit WordPress groups. Don’t Make Users ThinkI think we can all agree nobody likes to fill out signup forms. They can be time-consuming and get in the way of what we want to do. What can designers do to create an easy-to-use signup form? Focus on the user. Create a form that is quick and easy for users to complete, without requiring users to waste time trying to figure out how the form works. First challenge: how can you design a form that encourages people to signup for your service, without overwhelming them by asking for too much information? Only ask for the information you need. With Get Together, they’ve accomplished that goal with a short signup form that only asks for the essential information:UsernamePasswordPassword confirmationI could argue that the password confirmation field isn’t needed. Rather, I would allow users to unmask the password field using a “Show password” option that could turn masking on or off as needed.Why hide the password someone is typing in for the first time? Let the user see it so they won’t forget what their password is.Second challenge: what can designers do to provide username and password requirements?Provide the information to users upfront, with information for each field that has specific requirements.Get Together shines with their clear, easy to find patterns for both username and passwords. Usernames need to be 150 characters or less. Only letters, digits, and @/./+/-/_ are allowed. Passwords can’t be too similar to your other personal info, must contain at least eight characters, can’t be a commonly used passwords, and can’t be entirely numeric. SummaryFilling out signup forms doesn’t need to be a frustrating task for users, if designers keep the user in mind.From my experience signing up, I give high fives to Get Together for:Designing a short form, only asking for essential infoProviding info on the username and password requirements upfrontThank you, Get Together for creating an easy-to-use signup process.I’ve signed up and I’ll be exploring the features of their event manager. Expect to see a post in the near future on my findings. Taking the time to pay attention to the details made for a user-friendly Get Together signup process.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…Relatedlast_img read more

Artificial Intelligence: What Will Algorithms Teach Us?

first_imgArtificial Intelligence took a giant leap forward recently with new research announced by Google. The new algorithm is self-learning  and tries to solve problems by assigning rewards and penalties based no the results of each trial. AI algorithms typically work by being fed massive amounts of data created by human domain experts or professionals. Standard algorithms fathom the best techniques from the pre-existing data.  The result of standard AI is to create a well-trained algorithm that can perform as well as the best human.The thing that is different about Google’s most recent work is that the algorithm is self-training.  Rather than just mimic what humans have done, the algorithm works through problems totally on its own. The results are fascinating.Google tested their algorithm with the game of Go. The algorithm re-discovered common moves used by the best players of the game.  After 20 days of training the algorithm became a far stronger player than any human. Interestingly the algorithm discovered advanced moves that haven’t been seen before. The algorithm is, in  a sense, able to teach humans how to play Go better.David Silver, AlphaGo’s lead researcher, said that “it’s more powerful than previous approaches because by not using human data, or human expertise in any fashion, we’ve removed the constraints of human knowledge and it is able to create knowledge itself.”last_img read more

Proof That Instagram’s Hyperlapse App Makes Everyone’s Videos Better

first_imgTags:#Amazon Instant Video#hyperlapse#Instagram#PopSugarTech A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts Karlie Kloss coding on a laptop in hyperspeed!And if you need more help getting started, iJustine has got you covered.More stories from PopSugar Tech:How To Stream All The Music You Want, Without Burning DataRingly’s High-Tech Jewelry Gets An Edgy New LookFor Perfect Posture, Wear This Gadget4 Throwback Apps Yo Indulge Your Inner 90’s Kid TiVo Now Has A DVR For TV Antennas The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos The app works wonders with shots of water. You literally can’t lose with a cute dog video. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img hilary white All the little ants are marching. Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.Instagram has been an outlet for photographic and video storytelling since it was first introduced, and though we’ve seen new photo apps to make your Instas shine come and go over the past few years, none have been quite as hyped up as the latest and maybe greatest—Hyperlapse.The user-friedly app from Instagram itself has simplified the process of producing sleek, smooth, and creative high-quality time-lapse videos. Check it out in action below. This is kind of like The Office meets The Maze Runner. Jimmy Fallon tried the app out on The Tonight Show. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

Dorian death toll rises to 44 in Bahamas

first_img(AP) – The government in the Bahamas says the death toll from Hurricane Dorian has risen by one to 44.Health Minister Duane Sands on Sunday confirmed the toll in a WhatsApp message to The Associated Press.Officials have warned that the number of deaths is likely to rise as security forces and other teams search devastated areas of the northern Bahamas.The government also announced a telephone hotline where Bahamians can call to report family members who have been unaccounted for since the storm.At least five deaths have been blamed on the storm in the Southeastern U.S. and one in Puerto Rico.last_img

VP Pence exits NFL game after anthem protest

Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel for the National Anthem before the start of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. FILE PHOTO/Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPUS Vice President Mike Pence walked out of an NFL game Sunday when some players kneeled for the national anthem, the latest twist in a running saga over the controversial protests against racial injustice.Pence said that he departed after seeing players kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of the clash between his home team the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers.ADVERTISEMENT “And so this is what systemic oppression looks like — a man with power comes to the game, tweets a couple things out and leaves the game with an attempt to thwart our efforts.”Pence, who flew to Indianapolis from Las Vegas and was scheduled to head back west to California, was criticized in other quarters as well.“After all the scandals involving unnecessarily expensive travel by cabinet secretaries, how much taxpayer money was wasted on this stunt?” US congressman Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California, said in a tweet.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Curry scores 40, Warriors rout Wolves in Shanghai ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Trump took credit for the departure of Pence and his wife from the stadium in a later tweet, saying, “I asked @VP Pence to leave stadium if any players kneeled, disrespecting our country. I am proud of him and @SecondLady Karen.”San Francisco safety Eric Reid, one of the players to embrace the anthem protest after it was initiated by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last year, said Pence’s walk-out looked like a publicity stunt.“With the information I have, the last time he went to a Colts game was three years ago, so this looks like a PR stunt to me,” said Reid, noting that the picture Pence had tweeted of himself and his wife in Colts apparel appeared to be the same as one taken at a game three years ago.The vice president also tweeted a picture of himself, clad in a button-down shirt and blazer, and his wife standing for the anthem on Sunday.“He knew our team has had the most players protest. He knew we were probably going to do it again,” Reid said.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” Pence wrote on Twitter.While Colts players stood arm-in-arm at their home game in Indianapolis, more than 20 of the opposition San Francisco 49ers players knelt during the song.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIt was a less organized gesture than the team’s demonstration last week, when 30 players kneeled with hands on hearts while teammates stood behind them, but it should have come as little shock to Pence, an Indiana native who tweeted his photo in Colts cap and shirt before the game.“While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don’t think it’s too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem,” Pence tweeted. “I stand with President Trump, I stand with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our Flag and our National Anthem.” MOST READ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors View comments read more

Man City signs defender Laporte for club-record $80 million

first_imgFILE – In this file photo dated Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte in action during Copa del Rey, 16 round, against FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain. 23-year-old Athletic Bilbao says defender Frenchman Aymeric Laporte is reported Monday Jan. 29, 2018, to have paid his buyout clause, looks set to leave the club, opening the way for a transfer to Manchester City. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, FILE)MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City signed France under-21 international Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao for a club-record fee of 65 million euros ($80 million) on Tuesday, taking its spending on center backs since 2014 to about $250 million.The 23-year-old Laporte came close to joining City in 2016 — when Pep Guardiola took charge of the current Premier League leaders — but backed out of the move after feeling the Frenchman wasn’t quite ready.ADVERTISEMENT Eighteen months later, City clinched the signing of the left-footed, ball-playing defender after meeting his buy-out clause, strengthening the team’s options in what has been a problem position for Guardiola and previous managers.“He’s strong in the air, good quality with the pass. He is experienced, fast and he has the skills we need,” Guardiola said. “He is the perfect age, 23 years old, so hopefully he will have a long career here at Manchester City.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingLaporte is the second most expensive defender in soccer history, with only Virgil van Dijk — who joined Liverpool from Southampton for 75 million pounds ($100 million) at the start of January — costing more.Since City won its most recent Premier League title in 2014, Eliaquim Mangala has arrived from FC Porto for a reported 42 million pounds and Nicolas Otamendi joined from Valencia for 32 million pounds in 2015. Another center back, John Stones, cost an initial 47.5 million pounds in 2016. MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Foes first, friends after Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Vincent Kompany, the club’s other center back, has been at City since 2008 and is the captain. But the Belgium international might be surplus to requirements from next season, especially considering his injury record.City also spent about 120 million pounds (then $155 million) on three fullbacks — Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo — in the last transfer window.“Last summer we had a problem, with six or seven players out of contract and over 30 years old, so we needed to make a change,” Guardiola said. “We decided to sign four or five different players and at this stage, Manchester City, when you want to compete at the highest level, you need to spend.“One day, maybe this club will spend 130-200 million pounds on one player. So far, we haven’t had to do that.”Laporte made his debut in 2012 for Bilbao under Marcelo Bielsa — a coach revered by Guardiola — and quickly became one of the Spanish league’s most promising players. He said he likes to bring the ball out from the back, giving him the pedigree that suits Guardiola’s vision and making him a likely rival for Stones to play alongside Otamendi.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais “Defenders do this more than ever before,” Laporte said in an interview with FourFourTwo magazine. “I spend as much time in training and matches working on starting attacks as I do stopping them.“I’m usually quite calm in possession, so this helps initiate quicker, more fluid attacks from the back. I also like playing long, cross-field passes to change the position of an attack and give us another option. Variety is important.”Barcelona has previously been linked with Laporte, who has similar qualities to Gerard Pique.The size of the fee reflects the shortage of top-quality, left-footed center backs around at the moment — and comes two weeks after City turned down the chance to sign Alexis Sanchez partly because of the Chile forward’s financial demands.Laporte has signed a contract until 2023 and becomes City’s most expensive player, with the fee exceeding the reported 55 million pounds spent on Kevin De Bruyne in August 2015.City has four of the five costliest defenders in Premier League history — Laporte, Stones, Walker, and Mendy.Laporte, who hasn’t played for France’s senior team, will be available for the knockout stage of the Champions League.“All I know,” he said in an Instagram message to Athletic’s fans on Monday, “is that I will never forget the place where I’ve become a better player and a better person. That’s why this is not a ‘goodbye,’ only a ‘see you soon.’” View commentslast_img read more

SD Police release sketch of man suspected of sexual assault

first_img KUSI Newsroom, December 21, 2018 SD Police release sketch of man suspected of sexual assault Categories: Local San Diego News KUSI Newsroom center_img Posted: December 21, 2018 FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Police today released a sketch of a man suspected of abducting and sexually assaulting a 27-year-old woman in San Diego. The attack occurred in the area of 3900 Broadway, according to Lt.Jason Weeden of the San Diego Police Department.The victim was walking about 11:30 p.m. Thursday in the 3900 block of Delta Street when a white older-model, two-door pickup truck pulled alongside her, Weeden said.“When she did not comply with his demands,” Weeden said. “The suspect forced the victim into his truck and drove her to an unknown location in the area of 39th and Broadway. The suspect parked in a secluded area and sexually assaulted the victim. Afterwards, the suspect drove the victim to the area of 32nd Street and National Avenue. After pleading with the suspect to let her go, he released the victim.”A short time before the attack, the Chula Vista Police Department reported “a similar assault with a similarly described suspect and vehiclewithin their jurisdiction,” that is also under investigation, Weeden.The suspect was described as black, 40-50 years old, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, between 160 and 170 pounds with a muscular build, short black hair and a graying goatee. He was wearing a black or dark blue T-shirt and gray basketball shorts.The pickup had an extended cab and possibly had a blue horizontal stripe on the side. A truck matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle was captured on video in the vicinity of the E Street trolley station in Chula Vista.Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is urged to call the SDPD’s Sex Crimes Unit at (619) 531-2210 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.last_img read more

AOL Buys Huffington Post for 315 Million

first_imgThe deal “will create a next-generation American media company with global reach that combines content, community, and social experiences for consumers,” said AOL CEO Tim Armstrong in a statement. One week after Newsweek and The Daily Beast announced their merger, AOL has announced that it will buy The Huffington Post for $315 million. Huffington Post founder Arrianna Huffington will take over AOL editorial operations going forward and AOL sites such as Politics Daily and Daily Finance could be shut down, with writers transferring to Huffington Post, according to The New York Times. While AOL’s recent content strategy has emphasized, quick, low cost editorial through initiatives such as local news network Patch, it’s also made several recent high profile content acquisitions, including TechCrunch and video distribution company 5min media. The Huffington Post generated $30 million in revenue and 26 million unique users in 2010, according to comScore. In a conference call with analysts, AOL CFO Arthur Minson said Huffington Post could generate $50 million in revenue in 2011. Meanwhile, AOL cut an estimated 2,500 jobs last year, according to The New York Times. last_img read more

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 Golden Company to betray Cersei

first_imgCersei Lannister’s look in season 8.Twitter/Official Game of Thrones pageIn the recently released episodes of Game of Thrones season 8, we witnessed the 20,000 men of the Golden Company, coming together to support Cersei Lannister. After Euron Greyjoy’s Iron Fleet and her own Lannister army, the support of the Golden Company puts Cersei in the lead. There is a popular theory that suggests that the Golden Company is going to betray Cersei before her final battle against Daenerys Targaryen.If you are thinking that the Golden Company is going to betray Cersei Lannister because of Euron Greyjoy, then you are not completely wrong. Yes, Euron Greyjoy might leave Cersei after learning the truth that the child she is carrying actually belongs to her twin brother, Jaime Lannister. But as well know that the Golden Company has remained loyal to the Lannisters and they were offered a good sum to fight for them in the forthcoming battle.If you have read the books written by George RR Martin, you are aware of a character named Griff. The young boy claimed to be the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Elia Martell, which makes him Jon Snow / Aegon Targaryen’s stepbrother. As per a popular fan theory, Griff is being helped by Lord Varys and Illyrio Mopatis (the magister who once gave shelter to Daenerys and her brother Varys). The character is not introduced in the entire run of HBO’s Game of Thrones and as per Vogue, it is unlikely that we get to see him in the remaining two episodes. Pilou Asbæk as Euron GreyjoyYoutubeThat being said, from the looks of “The Last of Starks” we learned that Lord Varys is ready to betray Daenerys Targaryen as he has realized that Jon Snow would serve as a better ruler than Dany. As per a popular belief, Lord Varys will make Illyrio Mopatis turn the Golden Company against Cersei Lannister and join their hands so that they will be able to conspire against Daenerys and put a true Westeros-born Targaryen on the Iron Throne.By doing this, the Golden Company will stay against Daenerys Targaryen but at the same time, will stop supporting Cersei Lannister. If this happens, then it would be an extremely bold move by Lord Varys. More will be revealed when Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 will air on Monday morning at 6:30 am on Hotstar.last_img read more

Strike to justify doctors mistakes unethical HC

first_imgRapid Action Battalion (RAB) conducts drive in Max Hospital in Mehedibagh area of Chattogram on 8 July after a child, Raifa Khan, 3, died from wrong treatment in the hospital. Photo: Prothom AloThe High Court on Monday said calling a strike at hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres by doctors to justify their mistakes is unethical, reports UNB.”To err is human. Doctors are not gods. Committing mistakes is not unethical. But calling a strike to justify the mistake is unethical,” it said.A bench of justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and justice KM Kamrul Kader came up with the observations while hearing a rule.Mentioning that people go to three types of professionals — police, lawyer and doctor — when they are in any danger, the court said they would suffer if the professionalism is ruined by some miscreants.Raifa Khan, 3, daughter of Rubel Khan, staff reporter of vernacular daily the Daily Samakal, died thanks to wrong treatment at Max Hospital in the port city of Chattogram on 29 June.On 7 July, two physicians of the hospital were dismissed as two probe committees found their negligence in the treatment of the minor girl.Doctors at private hospitals and clinics went on an indefinite strike on Sunday protesting at the drive at different private clinics and hospitals by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) following Raifa’s death.However, they called off their strike on Monday.”Though we’ve many renowned physicians and a rich healthcare system in the country, many people go abroad for treatment due to medical malpractices and in the process, a large amount of foreign currencies are spent,” the HC bench said.The court came up with the observation while hearing a rule issued over the incident where 20 people lost their eyesight following surgeries at a health centre in Chuadanga on 5 March.The bench asked the director general of the Directorate General of Health Services to submit a report before it by 6 July, specifying the reasons for losing the eyesight of 20 people.The victims lost their vision after surgeries at the Impact Masudul Haque Memorial Community Health Centre (IMHMCHC) in Chuadanga on 5 March, said a report published on Bangla daily Samakal on 29 March.Following a writ petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Amit Das Gupta, the HC on 1 April issued the rule asking the director and a physician of IMHMCHC in Chuadanga to explain why they should not be directed to give Tk 20 crore in compensation to 20 people who lost their eyesight.last_img read more