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UX designer (huge admirer of Steve Krug), Technical Writer (Tarutz and Hackos), and Business Analyst (Hooks).


Aug
2
answered Do I have the skills for UX?
Aug
2
comment Has Captcha become common knowledge?
Good points, Daniel. I would drop the word CAPTCHA altogether, and just use inline text, "Are you human?" etc.
Jul
29
comment Difference between Requirements Engineering and Usability Engineering
@ Roger. Just a word of caution - dividing it like that in some settings will a. get you nowhere, and b. be seen as a semantic distraction. If it works in a setting, that's awesome and very desirable, but it wont fly in many settings.
Jul
29
revised Difference between Requirements Engineering and Usability Engineering
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Jul
29
answered Difference between Requirements Engineering and Usability Engineering
Jul
28
answered What is the value of interface layout and its impact on the overall user experience?
Jul
26
comment What is the best way to get users to discover and learn keyboard shortcuts
Sounds fair. But it's worth noting that users must be provided with a way to turn off this sort of feedback.
Jul
25
comment Appropriate icon for “change”
Are the users changing something (editing) or are they coming back to something that has changed since they last saw it?
Jul
25
comment What do you wish you had known before your first ever user evaluation workshop?
Do with the data... you mean, there's a purpose to testing beyond giving the directors a pretty report? Well, crikey.
Jul
25
comment What do you wish you had known before your first ever user evaluation workshop?
Yep. Observing is a skill. +1
Jul
25
answered What do you wish you had known before your first ever user evaluation workshop?
Jul
19
comment Senior Usability and Navigation
@Alex. The actual response to your question is too long for a simple comment, but in short, research performed 10 years ago would fall into the category of a secondary reference. JK says "three years" and that's about a standard timeframe for what would be considered "current" in many domains.
Jul
19
comment Plus icon for new tab not working in user testing. Anomaly or actually confusing for users…
Icon + word = the best of both worlds. +1
Jul
19
comment Plus icon for new tab not working in user testing. Anomaly or actually confusing for users…
"Tabbed browsing has only been available in IE since 2006..." I wouldn't describe five years as "only".
Jul
15
comment What phrase would you use instead of “Likes” for an airline related forum?
You just soared straight into a mountainside, mate. But +1 for making me laugh.
Jul
15
revised What phrase would you use instead of “Likes” for an airline related forum?
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Jul
15
comment What kind of useful information shall we keep in a closed place page on a reviews site?
Jamila - What do you mean by "place page"? Is a place something like a restaurant, hotel, park - or something else?
Jul
12
comment Isn't all user testing essentially a way of gathering how people think things should work?
"Basically there are no solid facts, and all existing "rules" and "standards" are developed because a majority prefers to use them, and succeeds in using them that that way." This is starting to look more like a Philosophy 101 discussion than anything to do with UX. That's not a bad thing, it can be a helpful discussion, but your question gets asked of pretty much every domain of knowledge that exists - from what is "known" of cartography, to what is "known" about insect reproduction.
Jul
8
comment What are some best practices to follow when designing for users completely unfamiliar with computers?
"the ability to 'learn new stuff' drops off after around the age of 35." No. This is a hangover from Thorndike's early work, and has been largely challenged and superseded in the last few decades. "Speed of learning" - not learning itself - is more affected, but even then it does not taper quite the way people expect.
Jul
6
comment Likert Scale scoring - can I assign negative scores?
Thoughtful response, Marielle. +1