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bio website 29thdrive.com
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UX Designer at 29th Drive in Scotttsdale, AZ.


Apr
16
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
17
comment Can ugly be good UX?
I do not agree with animations giving an illusion of "unresponsiveness". Granted, many designers MISUSE animations. However, animation give life and emotion to interfaces which, can make for an enjoyable UX. Let's say, for example, I am linking a user to an anchor further down on the page. Quickly scrolling the user (animation) indicates that this information was already available on the page, and I am simply taking them to it. On the other hand, a hard transition (no animation) gives the illusion that the user has been directed to another page, what if they then choose to hit "back"?
Apr
17
comment Can ugly be good UX?
I think @vitalyMijiritsky has a great observation. The curation of the content may play an important part of the user's love for the site. An example: An amateur internet user but enthusiastic political scientist absolutely LOVES certain news programs. If said news programs had a website in which they curated content, that user would most likely enjoy said content, regardless of the UX.
Apr
17
comment Can ugly be good UX?
I must be missing it. The Drudge report looks like a mess of black text and underlines to me. This forces me to scan through EVERY line to find something I'd like to read. There is no structure for me to quickly scan through the headlines. Literally ALL text is underlined, negating the purpose of underlining anything. No :visited state to indicate what I've already read!!! The drudge report also most likely has a 'politically invested' following. Who's to say their users aren't happy about the content curation?
Apr
17
comment Can ugly be good UX?
In addition to my comment, I think this is an interesting topic because it's related to politics. I'm not indicating any sort of bias, but I think that curation may play a big part in the amount of followers on the site. Does curation fall under UX?
Apr
17
answered Can ugly be good UX?
Feb
24
asked Responsive Layouts: Can they respond to *on-screen* keyboards? (i.e. Tablet / Mobile keyboards)
Feb
15
awarded  Scholar
Feb
15
accepted Search Icon vs Search Input Box - Both Require One Click/Touch: Which to use?
Feb
14
comment Search Icon vs Search Input Box - Both Require One Click/Touch: Which to use?
Thanks Roger, I think this is definitely the solution. It seems that Facebook's native mobile app hides their global search even one level deeper in the nav menu. I guess it speaks to the point @Pratheep brings up. Icon it is! (for page load anyway ;)
Feb
14
awarded  Supporter
Feb
14
comment Search Icon vs Search Input Box - Both Require One Click/Touch: Which to use?
Ah yes, but what if the user just arrived? There would be no search or filter present. Could the text field appear once the search has been triggered, and then stay there to display the previously entered content? (i.e. It would ONLY be an icon if there are no previous search terms)...?
Feb
14
comment Search Icon vs Search Input Box - Both Require One Click/Touch: Which to use?
Here's the way I see it: If a user comes to a page, there s nothing entered in a search form. So pressing"submit" should not be an option. If the user clicks the "search" icon, the field will appear, in focus, next to the icon. At this point, the icon now acts as a "submit" button. Could there be any drawbacks to a button that serves two purposed? One click to focus on the search, another to submit it?
Feb
14
awarded  Student
Feb
13
asked Search Icon vs Search Input Box - Both Require One Click/Touch: Which to use?
Dec
11
awarded  Teacher
Dec
11
awarded  Autobiographer
Dec
11
answered Are Domain Hacks usable?