TED Conversations

Product Development, TED Conferences


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Do you have a suggestion for TED? Something we could do better?

Have an idea for the website? Maybe a suggestion to improve TED Conversations?

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    May 23 2011: Any chance we could move the video comment box to the top of the page just below the video instead of having it on the very bottom of the page? It doesn't seem very usable to have to scroll all the way to the bottom just to add a comment.
    • May 23 2011: Thanks Ryan -- that's an interface change that we are currently looking into. On the other side of it, having the box at the bottom encourages users to read other comments before posting.
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        May 24 2011: I totally understand that and understood why it was on the bottom; however, then my UX sense kicks in and reminds me that it is more of a common practice to place the input field before the comments (discus comments, word press comments, etc). An argument could also be made that it currently discourages comments because a user doesn't know where they can comment. I think this conversations section does this very well and it is before comments. I'd be interested to compare how many peole comment via conversations than onthr video. Perhaps some a/b testing? I also think it should be consistent throughout the site. Either above or below the comments, not both.

        Regardless, thank you Will for allowing us to input our suggestions! I love this site!

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