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Experience Designer/Developer by day, Entrepreneur by night. Dancer by passion.

Founder and Lead Developer of Trinker - the party app


Oct
6
comment Text link distinction
As someone who just now read the question and response, I would never make the connection that a tiny Unicode arrow next to the text means there would be a pop-up. I think the bigger question is why there are two types of data/interaction that are so closely linked visually/graphically. Bound by keyword or not, are these two things so similar such that you're trying to force an indicator into it, or should they be more visually distinct?
Jul
25
comment Are Switches supposed to have diagonals?
Is there any research to back up the "users are slower because it's slanted" claim, or is that just heresay/intuition?
Mar
6
comment Why do most public toilet doors open inwards?
Way too lazy to look it up but this is 100% fire/architectural code. Doors pretty much always open toward the smaller room, or toward the inside if it's an exterior door.
Mar
5
comment What is the best interaction pattern for entering a range on a mobile phone?
This. Considering you want to use PhoneGap/Android, consider using jquerymobile.com. They have really good/easy to use support for stuff like this.
Jan
27
comment What is the difference between a UX Designer and a Product Manager?
I also feel like the PM is more concerned with the project as a whole, and the people involved, whereas a UX Designer really only cares about building the solution to best fit the customer's needs
Jan
27
comment How to indicate which section you're in, in a flat list?
I think colors is an excellent idea here (even if you don't use red/yellow/whatever - you could use colors that fit within your design/color scheme (e.g. varying intensities of blue). Another possibility is to have a tiny scrollbar always visible (think Google's new scrollbar), so users have an idea of where they are in the list
Jan
23
comment How to organize a form with many fields?
I should've just posted my comment as an answer T_T :P
Jan
23
comment How to organize a form with many fields?
Is it completely necessary to display all of these fields on the same screen? It seems like there're a few separate sections here that all deal with different information (contact info, vehicle, contract, etc.), so it might be possible to break up the workflow a bit (as much as I loathe wizards). Also, are there instances where you could auto-fill data (e.g. they provide Zip code, you fill in City/State?)
Jan
21
comment Is this site's colour scheme readable?
Is there any particular reason there are 3 different fonts (header, intro, body) going on here? As stated, small serifs on a screen are bad for readability, but in most successful minimalist designs I've seen, there's one font (for simplicity/consistency's sake)
Jan
20
comment What are the best practices for UX concerning Web 2.0 RIA applications?
On top of that, there really are no "best practices" for UI/UX - that's why things like UX.SE exist :D
Jan
20
comment How to provide great UX in navigation from bird's eye view web-component to smaller web-component and vice-versa?
Although, with DoodleBuzz, it was way too easy for me to do things like create completely incomprehensible doodles...I actually did it by accident the first time by drawing a circle -_-
Jan
19
comment Is it safe to adopt idea of double-click on a radio button?
@AloisMahdal Why do you ask for advice when all you're going to do is refute everything that the people giving you advice tell you? It seems like you've already made up your mind on the issue, and you're just looking for validation :/
Jan
18
comment Is it safe to adopt idea of double-click on a radio button?
@AloisMahdal I understand that. What's the point of making them non-actionable, though? What's the likelihood that the user will change their mind? I'm not saying this is a bad shortcut, but it just seems like a band-aid - radio buttons probably aren't the correct choice to begin with. They aren't meant to be actionable, so by adding this, we're breaking that convention. Your first response seems to contradict your question (...consider using radios or separate buttons). They are using radios here. By adding this behavior, we're taking away the benefit of making them radio buttons...
Jan
18
comment Elegant, simple and obvious sub-tabs?
@minitech What're the tabs used for/what're trying to build? Did you consider exactly what the end-user goal is? I'm sure there are alternate ways to achieve what you're trying to display - whether or not they're any better is up to discussion. It's hard for us to help if you don't help us help you ;)
Jan
18
comment Is it safe to adopt idea of double-click on a radio button?
@AloisMahdal What exactly is the benefit of making this control a radio button, then? It seems to be something that would be better suited as just a button. Radio buttons tend to serve well for mutually-exclusive, non-actionable items (e.g. settings). If it's actionable, I don't see how radio buttons offer benefits regular buttons don't
Jan
18
comment Is it safe to adopt idea of double-click on a radio button?
Isn't this exactly what the question is asking...? This seems more like a thought than any sort of answer to me...
Jan
18
comment Is it safe to adopt idea of double-click on a radio button?
Two thoughts. 1) There's nothing about the control that lets a user know there's more behavior to be had...currently it's not convention, so without some sort of PSA to inform everyone, it's unlikely to catch on. If the radio button changes how it's displayed to look more like a confirm button after it's selected, that would probably be awesome. 2) What if the system is lagging, and you click multiple times (as frustrated users often do) trying to get a response? What if it's something important like Save/Discard?
Jan
18
comment Elegant, simple and obvious sub-tabs?
@minitech I can't really answer that question without knowing more about the site; what's the purpose of these tabs? It might be worthwhile to take some time to think about what your users are trying to accomplish, and use that to better inform your organizational structure. At the very least, you could list out the top, say, 6-8 most common, then create a drop-down menu at the end for "More" or "Other" options.
Jan
18
comment Elegant, simple and obvious sub-tabs?
I refuse to believe sub-tabs are ever necessary. They're pretty evil ;P. Generally speaking though, the best approaches I've seen are where the subtabs don't really look like tabs, but more like links. Think of it like your Bookmarks Bar in Chrome or Firefox. Yahoo & ESPN's Fantasy Sports are good examples of this.
Jan
17
comment What are user friendly ways to display XML for reading & scanning
I think this heavily depends on how much you expect your users to know about XML. I don't know a ton about it, so something simple like a searchable tag-value list would probably be good. I'm sure some sort of respect to the hierarchy in XML could be used, as well, like an expandable tree. XML already has a lot of structure built into it, so playing off that might be your best bet