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


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 No. This is a hangover from Thorndike's early work, and has been largely challenged and superseded in the last few decades.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
Jul
5
revised Likert Scale scoring - can I assign negative scores?
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Jul
5
comment Likert Scale scoring - can I assign negative scores?
No neutral value is known as a forced response. This is an accepted form of the scale.
Jul
5
answered Likert Scale scoring - can I assign negative scores?
Jul
5
revised Requirement gathering in absence of user involvement?
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Jul
5
revised Requirement gathering in absence of user involvement?
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Jul
5
answered Requirement gathering in absence of user involvement?
Jun
30
comment What are the ramifications of removing voting down (thumbs down)?
"If I were to post a short film I have made and want to gather opinions then a negative opinion is just as valid as a positive one". I'd go a step further - In that example both types of votes are essential. To have just one type of vote would be meaningless.
Jun
28
answered To be a ux designer
Jun
28
answered User experiences and double click for selection?
Jun
24
comment Input form label alignment top or left?
Just to emphasise Chris's point. Let's err on the side of caution and answer questions - this is a Q&A site, not a link farm.
Jun
24
answered Is it uncommon in the industry to use Inkscape to create wireframes? If yes why?
Jun
23
comment How do you describe what you do?
The only thing to add to this is the "family friend who is a real computer expert" who promptly pushes you out of the way and starts deleting icons from the desktop because "This clutter slows everything down." And everyone notices the improvement in computer speed immediately. +1
Jun
22
answered Making changes to existing products
Jun
22
awarded  Civic Duty
Jun
21
comment Optimum number of choices for menus/navigation
+1 for mentioning both the issues surrounding Miller's research and the scent of information - the latter is well worth the $$.
Jun
20
comment On a field label which should come first, the name of the field or the qualifier?
Yep. I'm starting to think some inline help makes the most sense.
Jun
20
comment On a field label which should come first, the name of the field or the qualifier?
No. Ordinarily I agree, but these users have at least three "official" addresses. They are used to being forced to select a particular address - but in this instance (as I described in the post) we don't care which one they provide. For the user it's an atypical situation.
Jun
17
comment On a field label which should come first, the name of the field or the qualifier?
That's a timely comment about not being a native speaker. We are just about to open registration to a small number of countries outside the US, and not all speak English natively.