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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.


Nov
18
revised Which anchor text variation provides the best experience?
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Nov
18
comment Canonical names for GUI design patterns
Also: if you're going the DIY route, I just found patternry.com Looks pretty cool.
Nov
18
comment What is the benefit of anthropomorphizing a UI?
I didn't ask 'Why did X do Y?", I asked "Why is Y done?" - there's a big difference. A potential answer to the second question is "because research has shown that it positively affects... etc."
Nov
18
answered Which anchor text variation provides the best experience?
Nov
18
revised Which anchor text variation provides the best experience?
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Nov
18
asked What is the benefit of anthropomorphizing a UI?
Nov
17
comment Canonical names for GUI design patterns
Nice one, thanks! I did think about listing some resources, but decided against it as that generally gets frowned upon here. I also thought about suggesting that if you decided to go alone and create the one resource to rule them all, give me a shout. I've refreshed my account on uipatterns since thinking about this, and would be keen to contribute to a similar resource if I felt it was going help.
Nov
17
answered Where is the best position for a FORM on a landing page?
Nov
16
answered How to incrementally transition from large legacy system with poor UX?
Nov
16
revised How to incrementally transition from large legacy system with poor UX?
This questions isn't about chickens, or eggs
Nov
16
suggested suggested edit on How to incrementally transition from large legacy system with poor UX?
Nov
15
answered Best practice to select multiple two-dimensional options
Nov
14
comment Designate two files from a list using comboboxes on each list element. Is there a better way?
"One file must be designated as "type 1" and the second file must be designated "type 2" before continuing. Processing will happen on the two files chosen." This sounds a little specific and confusing. Can break out the user goals in terms of possible actions? i.e. what is the user trying to do, and what options constraints exist.
Nov
14
comment Adding a “none of the above” option to a list of checkboxes
@Jules a) as an idea, this is far from really bad. It's actually proved to be a valuable thinking tool. b) Assuming the worst from the user, the accidental clicking of anything is a risk in any situation. This design would be bad if it increased the chances of accidental clicking, and it doesn't. 3) The problem of misinterpretation is a risk specific to the words "None of the above" and is not increased in this design. 4) It's clear from the comments on the top answer that we've moved past this suggestion. I don't think any answer here get's it right, so please feel free to add to the mix.
Nov
14
comment Adding a “none of the above” option to a list of checkboxes
@rewobs - Good points about default selections and required actions. I think the remaining visual issues could be tidied up with with subtle gray background container that contained both radio buttons. (Balsamiq doesn't allow for subtle enough variations in gray, but you get the point) ux.dennislees.com/rewobs/mockup.png (.bmml & .png ux.dennislees.com/rewobs/rewobs.zip)
Nov
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
13
comment How to incrementally transition from large legacy system with poor UX?
to get more attention on this, you might consider editing your question to be more about your migration strategy concerns, and less about UX in Agile. That may be your environment, but I've found that questions relating to it on here aren't exactly swimming in answers. For what it's worth, I'm working on a huge transition, legacy system, agile environment, and have some input here, but your question is a bit bigger than I have time to properly contribute to right now. I've marked this and will chime in later.
Nov
13
comment Adding a “none of the above” option to a list of checkboxes
@Alex sorry mate, can't agree with you here. The assumption that users will triple check anything in any situation strikes me as particularly unsafe. We should design for the lowest common denominator and assume the worst behavior from users - I'm not sure I follow the second part of your comment.
Nov
13
revised Adding a “none of the above” option to a list of checkboxes
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Nov
13
comment Adding a “none of the above” option to a list of checkboxes
@Alex this puts the responsibility for validating the form on the user, and requires them to read and act more than they're going to want to. Not the best approach.