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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.


Jan
2
comment Web App: Table in phones?
Can't you just rotate the text in the header row (45 or 90 degrees) to narrow the grid so it fits on a small display?
Mar
22
comment Best way to display plus/minus or pros/cons short sentences
These types of arrows typically represent a change in value since a previous period, ie, a trend and I don't think they are valid here.
Mar
22
comment Calendar recurrences on the last day of the month
I'm struggling to find a use case for when you would want a monthly event that only happens when there is a 31st day. How outlook handles this appears right, and adding more options seems unnecessary.
Feb
21
comment What are some good examples of guiding people through an infographic or interactive, but without it feeling like it's on rails?
I would agree with both of these options to add some life to something. Perhaps it's a quarterly financial or something like that -- you could definitely liven it up with Prezi or Metablob. Do take a step back as @benny skogberg suggests before you get too deep.
Feb
15
comment Is there any good reason why I shouldn't make some mobile app parts sticky?
Because there is no scrollbar in mobile pages, the header is often the only indicator that you are at the top of the page. In a regular desktop, you can glance at your scrollbar to judge whether you're at the top or not. This doesn't exists in mobile. For this reason alone I've been against sticky headers in mobile.
Feb
13
comment Does a list of checkboxes necessarily mean multiple choices?
I'm glad @Leo is reviewing usability on this site, because this is so wrong. This is the sort of thing that I would expect to see a comment for in the code that looks like this: //TODO: Fix query performance problem when multiple filter options selected. Limited to just one selection for now.
Jan
25
comment display reports while minimizing resolution issues
Are the report interactive -- with click events for drill down? Or can you render the report as a PDF and have their pdf reader deal with it.
Jan
24
comment Are live stats effective? e.g. “5 people are viewing this hotel right now”
I can only think that this helps build urgency in a users mind. "All these other people can make up their mind. What's wrong with you? Just book it already!" In my work context, we are designing this sort of activity alert in our product to help users determine best practices. ie. 15 users ran this report today, or, 32 people have this widget on their dashboard. But I'd like to read some studies when there are REAL dollars on the line if you can encourage a user to act now.
Jan
23
comment Is there a widely-understood visual metaphor for using part or all of an existing item to make a new one?
I actually think the 'fork' icon to be viable in this context.
Jan
23
comment Is there a widely-understood visual metaphor for using part or all of an existing item to make a new one?
Wow, great challenge. How much space do you have to work with?
Jan
22
comment Thoughts on mobile 'matrix' style navigation?
@bijanv I've dealt with some design sessions with stakeholders (execs) where all IA gets forced into this springboard style nav. Perhaps that's why early versions of these apps leverage that style. "Obey investors, get more funding."
Jan
17
comment What are some examples of wireframe workshop activities?
That workshop activity sounds great. I would tend to throw a hallway test in there somewhere if possible, once the wireframe is through a couple iterations. This can add a whole new dimension to the exercise and is an important part of the process.
Jan
17
comment Thoughts on mobile 'matrix' style navigation?
I think this is the one being refered to: mobile-patterns.com/picture/…
Nov
30
comment Suitable control to specify a filter parameter with a main category and its subcategories
screen record via Camtasia, publish to gif file. Super useful for stuff like this.
Sep
19
comment How do you convince your employer that sketching is important?
good article on this topic at uxmovement.com uxmovement.com/wireframes/…
Sep
18
comment What is the navigation concept Bootstrap uses called?
This sticky header is one of my favorite navigation improvements in the last 5 years. I wish is was more widespread.
Sep
13
comment Why are search icons represented by a magnifying glass?
My day is complete! Thanks Kit!
Sep
11
comment New design pattern for tagging documents?
I guess your question is whether I've seen this before? I haven't seen a browser plugin that does this exactly. www.mystickies.com is similar, but allows a more detailed note. You can then tag your notes. Your screenshot looks more appealing and elegant, but dragging-to-tag seems less useful for long web docs. I could see it being more useful for UI Mockup reviews, or online images/photography.
Sep
10
comment Where can I find statistics on the use of mobile app features?
I would agree with @superduperfly, good luck finding anything beyond anecdotal evidence. From a quick survey around our office both delete and set as wallpaper functions are used rarely. We settled on 'set as wallpaper' is used once every 3 months. Those with smaller amounts of device storage use the delete function more frequently, probably once per month.
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.