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shut up and reboot.

VP of Product for Windmill Software. Designed TheWorxHub app from the ground up, including the mobile and business analytics layer (WorxIQ.) Frequent contributor to company blog. I have been known to contribute content to UX and Design Related blogs.

I've used every tool possible to iterate on ideas including paper, Axure RP, Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio, Balsamiq, Pencil and whatever else I can get my hands on.


Aug
30
comment “Send by text/SMS” - is there a standard icon?
Speech bubble seems standard for sms, and envelope for email. I can't find in android (froyo to ics) where they use an envelope, all I'm seeing is speech bubbles.
Aug
8
comment What's the best way to show you can scroll on mobile devices?
^this, called 'Hint and Reveal' by some. Here's a decent blog post from Mobify. mobify.com/blog/mobile-design-tip-hint-reveal
Aug
8
comment Press-and-hold or Long-Press Gestures: Unintuitive?
I just thought of an alternative for #3 after watching my wife get frustrated on the iPad. This gesture I would call the 'Tap Harder' gesture. I'm not sure if this is supported though:)
Aug
8
answered Press-and-hold or Long-Press Gestures: Unintuitive?
Aug
8
answered Empty Profile Pic options?
Aug
8
comment Is it better to prioritize Innovation or Perfect UX, when budget is a issue?
Perfect UX is very very costly, and often doesn't lead to additional sales (or investment $ depending on your stage). I've struggled with a similar issue where we're 90% there on the user experience, but that last 10% will be extremely costly. We struggle daily with the disconnect between our vision and the end result. Our users don't know the difference because most every piece of software they've used is horrible.
Aug
3
comment Is “Favicon Rain” adding or taking away from UX?
I wanted to click them so bad as they fell, like some sort of challenge. I would take this out. Mine the data, pop the top 10 most 'favorited' sites to some top 10 list. Have a most recent favorited sites, etc. Definitely more relevant yet still fun.
Aug
3
awarded  Critic
Aug
3
comment How should a user remove vertices from a polygon?
How frequent is the act of deleting a vertex? Could you click to select the vertex, then use the delete key/backspace key to remove it?
Aug
2
comment Root Node design for a hierarchy/treeview in the user interface
I think your second example is fine too. Forcing a visual root node is just forcing an extra click for the user when the tree is collapsed.
Aug
1
comment Can I get some inspiration on displaying visualization for a tabular data in addition to displaying it in a table?
'distribution of vendors by devices'. Can you explain this a bit more? Are these 'vendors' suppliers from which you purchase these device types?
Jul
31
answered Should I provide template functionality?
Jul
30
awarded  Supporter
Jul
30
comment How to display complex, interactive grid?
I just reviewed OPs diagrams again and noticed there's another dimension where you need to see a user role as well. In my app, you must click a role first, then it displays this matrix. This might take some more thought!!
Jul
30
answered How to display complex, interactive grid?
Jul
30
awarded  Editor
Jul
30
revised Announcement text length should be restricted or not?
spelling ugh
Jul
30
answered Announcement text length should be restricted or not?
Jul
30
comment Where should I put my 'desktop site' link?
We had a stakeholder that was unconvinced that users were getting everything they needed from the mobile site. This same person pushed for the link at the top of the page. So of course it got more clicks, but those clicks likely lead to a less than ideal browsing experience. I agree with your point that investing in mobile, just to further invest effort in a strategy to get them back to the desktop site, is counter-productive.
Jul
30
awarded  Teacher