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I'm a dual citizen of Ireland and the United States. I'm currently based in West Virginia, though I've lived and worked in Europe and Asia, and have traveled the world.

I'm currently operating as a UX Manager at a large internet security company, and provide web optimization consulting on the side.

I like tech stuff, learning new things, and picking up my cats with one hand to make myself feel big and strong.


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revised What's the best way to say “Submit or continue to do something else”
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answered What's the best way to say “Submit or continue to do something else”
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on When should hyperlinks be underlined?
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comment What is the benefit of anthropomorphizing a UI?
If you insist, but I think this is a better answer than the others and suggest one of the reasons it has fewer votes is that it is much less succinct. Less to-the-point. It's not very scannable, and the key concept is hidden in a summary paragraph halfway through.
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comment What is the benefit of anthropomorphizing a UI?
Thanks Anna, I hope you don't mind my edits. The content was great, just really long. It took me three tries to get all the way through it : ) +1
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revised What is the benefit of anthropomorphizing a UI?
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reviewed Reviewed Best practices for rollovers on mobile?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is a good color indicator for showing upcoming dates?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Saving data as a whole vs saving data in scattered mode
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comment What is the benefit of anthropomorphizing a UI?
@ADTC Fair enough.
Nov
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comment What is the benefit of anthropomorphizing a UI?
I think you're getting hung up on the formal/informal aspect. This isn't about the difference between "Please wait" and "Hold on". It's about the self reference aspect. You may think it's cheesy, but I'm interested in why people do it. And I'm still not sure how you maintain that an ATM saying "I'm contacting the server" is unprofessional. We're talking about the same word here, right? Unprofessional:"below or contrary to the standards expected in a particular profession." If it's unprofessional, what are the standards it fails to meet, or is contrary to?
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awarded  Good Answer
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comment What is the benefit of anthropomorphizing a UI?
@ADTC I think the point is that non-living entities don't have "selves" to refer to, which is what creates the problem. Not sure what to make of your assessment of "unprofessional". If it doesn't meet professional standards, why not?
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comment What is the benefit of anthropomorphizing a UI?
So basically you're saying that machines referring to themselves as "me" and "I" is the result of an overenthusiastic attempt (on the part of the designer) to increase interactivity?
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revised Which anchor text variation provides the best experience?
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment Which anchor text variation provides the best experience?
@IAmJulianAcosta (and Jason C) I think these are valid concerns and I've tried to fold them into an addition to my answer.