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I'm an Irish citizen and US permanent resident currently based in New Hampshire, though I've lived and worked in Europe and Asia, and have travelled the world.

My background is in web design and development, but I'm currently operating in the realm of user experience and web project management.

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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comment Best way to show an applied variable across multiple plan information containers
So what about the UI can you actually change? It will be helpful if you define any constraints you have. Are you essentially asking how the existing elements can best be rearranged?
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comment How do you test navigation engagement?
What are you working on? A website? Web app? Desktop application? Is there a mobile/responsive concern here? When it comes to major stuff like this, it's often possible to rely on experience initially (and not carry out large/complex tests) especially when you're asking a forum full of UXers. But a bit more context is needed. Like the questions above. While your at it, it might be helpful to know how you all came to the conclusion that the amount of engagement with a horizontal nav bar at the top of a screen would be questionable? It might be one of the most conventional patterns we have.
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answered Best way to show an applied variable across multiple plan information containers
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comment Best way to show an applied variable across multiple plan information containers
What are the issues you have with the way you've already represented it?
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revised Is it appropriate or wise to merge two similar search inputs together?
spelling, in English the second person pronoun 'you' is spelled y - o - u
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suggested suggested edit on Is it appropriate or wise to merge two similar search inputs together?
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answered How to have good UX with these master-detail relations?
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comment UI to manage Products with variants
So in that sense it can seem like a design review. In fact, for some time I thought "This seems to just be a forum where people design stuff for other people", but it's really about narrowing down the problem to the answerable question that will potentially provide repeated value for others.
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comment UI to manage Products with variants
I think you might be missing the point of the forum slightly. It's OK to say "help me solve this UX problem", especially if the problem is answerable, and can serve to help people solve similar problems in the future. Sometimes these questions are specifically about design, other times about research etc.
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comment UI to manage Products with variants
I'm not sure of the value of having a view-only mode. It's just another location the users has to navigate through and potentially get confused about. If you can you should minimize the number of modes. The mental model here only needs to be "here is where I see all my products" "here is where I edit an existing product." You could change the link in the Products table to "View/Edit" to make this clearer.
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answered UI to manage Products with variants
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comment UI to manage Products with variants
Looks good to me. I'd also consider cutting down your question to the essentials when you add the other wireframes. e.g. you don't need to tell UXers that placeholder content isn't real ; ) Short incisive questions are more likely to get answers and less likely to get flagged. Often, other users will just edit it down for you, but in this case it feels like the question needs to be worked on first.
Oct
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comment UI to manage Products with variants
The title seems a bit misleading. It looks like you've already got an effective way of representing these product variants. The question seems to be more about how to show an ecommerce admin that a product can have (or already has) children. If that's the case, it'd be easier to help if you edited down your question to reflect this, and just showed a wireframe of the screens where the process of editing and adding might take place. i.e. where would I find the "toolbox 345" item, and what options do I have to interact with it?
Oct
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comment How to coach reviewers past saying a design is “clean”?
Thanks for the input and discussion. This talk of review guidelines is reminding me that I have a technique I use and want to share but can't work out the right venue. It's the "Found Wireframes" (or "Found Designs") approach. The idea is to imagine we don't know where the designs being reviewed came from. We just found them, so we can't ask about the intentions of the designer -"Why did you use a dropdown?" - and forces the conversation to be more goal-based - "Does a dropdown help the user achieve their goal here?".
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accepted How to coach reviewers past saying a design is “clean”?
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awarded  Revival
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answered Help with useful top level navigation titles
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asked How to coach reviewers past saying a design is “clean”?
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revised How best to display truncated links?
added another example
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revised How best to display truncated links?
This is question about how to display truncated links.