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2141: "UI vs UX"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:40 pm UTC
by leeharveyosmond
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Alt-text: "U[unprintable glyph]: The elements a higher power uses to bend that moral arc. U[even more unprintable glyph]: The higher power's overall experience bending that moral arc."

Yes, well, not forgetting U-2: the UI being encountered by the user, as photographed from 70,000ft overhead

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:38 pm UTC
by iabervon
Also, U2 is responsible for loading screens.

(That is, keeping the user from getting bored before the program finds what it's looking for.)

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:30 am UTC
by Soupspoon
U∀ have a nice day now, y'hear?

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:36 am UTC
by moody7277
I'm interested in the cardinality of unprintability; why is the second glyph more unprintable than the first?

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:49 am UTC
by Soupspoon
They only had a very small quantity of the special unprintable ink?

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:07 am UTC
by Pfhorrest
Soupspoon wrote:U∀

this should be the official spelling of english's offical new second-person plural

(tangent: i see a truck parked around my neighborhood sometimes with an american flag painted on the back, but with a ∀ in place of stars in the blue field, and i wonder sometimes if that's a deliciously nerdy way of making the statement "american for all").

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:19 am UTC
by Mikeski
moody7277 wrote:I'm interested in the cardinality of unprintability; why is the second glyph more unprintable than the first?

Hm...

Printable: A glyph used in 3-dimensional space, meant to attach to a 2-dimensional surface.

Unprintable: A glyph in 4-space, meant to attach to a 3-dimensional "surface". (Could possibly be printed with a 3-d printer, but not printed in the 2-d comic.)

E-M-Unprintable: A glyph in 5-space, meant to attach to a 4-dimensional "surface".

(Disclaimer: Not a topologist. No idea if the above makes sense to people whose knowledge of higher-dimensional spaces goes beyond Klein-bottle jokes.)

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:43 am UTC
by aljohnso
Quite amusing - not the comic as such, but the mouse over text...

The higher power, in the context of the comic, is Randall... and so he is discussing himself.

aljohnso

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:47 am UTC
by aljohnso
moody7277 wrote:I'm interested in the cardinality of unprintability; why is the second glyph more unprintable than the first?


I am guessing here, but (in the name of friendly geekishness).... are you sure you don't mean ordinality?

aljohnso

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:57 am UTC
by Eebster the Great
I will note the arc of the final U is long but bends left.

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:17 pm UTC
by cellocgw
Eebster the Great wrote:I will note the arc of the final U is long but bends left.

That's what she said

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:20 pm UTC
by SuicideJunkie
moody7277 wrote:I'm interested in the cardinality of unprintability; why is the second glyph more unprintable than the first?
The first requires an infinite number of brush strokes. The second requires an uncountably infinite number of brush strokes.

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:17 pm UTC
by Spirantz
A perfectly unfunny option, User Engagement (UE) was forgotten. Shame shame.

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:54 pm UTC
by Carteeg_Struve
Since many businesses really do mix psychology and marketing together, I'm starting to think we need to make UZ-design an official term.

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:52 am UTC
by Mjb
Carteeg_Struve wrote:Since many businesses really do mix psychology and marketing together, I'm starting to think we need to make UZ-design an official term.

Business as usual for startups. "People don't want to buy a quarter-inch drill. They want a quarter-inch hole!"
Maslow's Hierarchy of Startups theoretically gets us to U⍺, though I doubt that a new wave of re-branded professionals would do this better than our existing range of spiritual leaders and career counselors.

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:27 am UTC
by The Moomin
U2 is responsible for forcing unwanted data on the User and taking up drive space.

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:01 am UTC
by herbstschweigen
I thought the default unprintable glyph is �. The even more unprintable glyph should then be that in another diamond, or box.

Re: 2141: "UI vs UX"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:25 pm UTC
by cellocgw
herbstschweigen wrote:I thought the default unprintable glyph is �. The even more unprintable glyph should then be that in another diamond, or box.


Perhaps you've all got it wrong. The first unprintable glyph is "cocksucker" and the even more unprintable glyph is 'motherfucker'