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I’m the UX + Tech Director at Studio IQ; I work mostly on touch-screen kiosk systems for the mining industry.

My background is in graphic design, but I've spent some time as a professional web developer. I'm also a massive typography nerd.

You should follow me on Twitter and check out my usability presentation at Speaker Deck and on YouTube.


Apr
16
comment What are the pros and cons of skeuomorphic design in payment transactions?
Just for the record, there's an open source implementation of the proposed form by Ken Keiter called Skeuocard. It even handles the differing placement of the CVC on AmEx cards, etc.
Apr
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on “All” vs. “Any” for a choice which indicates lack of filtering
Apr
13
comment Choose among 30+ items in android
What do these 30 items represent? Are the numbers for each item understood by the user or they largely arbitrary?
Apr
3
comment Why are search icons represented by a magnifying glass?
Please consider marking an answer as accepted, or providing a comment about what else you're looking for that hasn't been answered.
Mar
27
answered Reasonable (big) default font sizes
Mar
25
comment Changing label of HTML checkbox based on its state
If you are going to go this direction, consider using a toggle button, or some other control that doesn't suffer the same issue.
Mar
25
comment Changing label of HTML checkbox based on its state
Surely this causes a logic error? To me, both of those checkboxes mean the same thing. The first one reads "Is a teacher? Yes." and the bottom one reads "Is not a teacher? No." (seemingly implying that they are, indeed a teacher). Double negatives are confusing!
Mar
23
comment Button to toggle prospect as important
Worth noting that Gmail also uses Star/Unstar for this purpose. The other similar iconography I can think of is flag/unflag in most email clients.
Mar
21
comment Zooming - Plus/Minus Buttons or Slider
It depends on what you're zooming in on, but I agree that it's generally best to support multiple forms of zooming, especially with the double-click zooming (which is consistent with double-tap zooming on mobile, and allows zooming in on a specific point, instead of the centre). Worth noting that you mean "multitouch" screen, though; not every touch screen supports multiple touch points.
Mar
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why do some games represent experience level with stars?
Mar
19
answered How does Windows 7 Aero taskbar determine button hover-state background colour
Mar
18
comment How wide should a webpage get?
@MarjanVenema not wrong!
Mar
18
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Optional question with one selection from multiple options
Mar
18
revised Optional question with one selection from multiple options
Added one more alternative given by @SwankyLegg in the comments (removed the proposed block quote markup)
Mar
17
comment How wide should a webpage get?
@MarjanVenema: Microsoft does that a lot in Metro (using multiple columns of text instead of one long one)
Mar
17
revised Why don't iOS games show the correct number of notifications in the app icon?
Fixed a markup issue
Mar
17
comment How wide should a webpage get?
I think the best you'll find is the max line length debate. There's more to it than that, though; there are people who feel that every pixel not dedicated to content is a waste of their hardware—high information density makes them feel special/elite. Some users use a big screen because it allows them to have the font size much larger to help with poor eyesight. Some use a big screen because they want to do lots of things at once. Normally a big screen means the user is further away so there's a font size implication too. It all comes down to "what behaviour would most benefit my users?"
Mar
17
answered Why don't iOS games show the correct number of notifications in the app icon?
Mar
17
comment How wide should a webpage get?
I accept that it's vague, but that's the nature of the beast, sadly. The question of what size is appropriate for your content is always going to be meaningless without seeing your content and understanding the problem you're trying to solve. It's a bit like asking "what font size should my headings be"?
Mar
17
comment How wide should a webpage get?
This question seems to be a duplicate of this earlier question. As noted in that issue; it depends on the content. Since you mentioned long-form text content, you should probably also read this question about maximum line-length.