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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 Should language be part of a website url?
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answered Should language be part of a website url?
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reviewed Reject why are the names on sports jerseys in all caps
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revised How to know when to be concerned about accessibility?
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asked How to know when to be concerned about accessibility?
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reviewed Approve What is the difference between login throttling and temporary account lockout? what impact on the end user?
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reviewed Approve International Currency Formatting Guidelines — Currency Codes
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reviewed Approve What version number format would give users the most reassurance?
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reviewed Approve How to make a map obviously clickable?
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comment How can I show an additional replace option but not clutter the interface?
@Adrian Did you work this out yet? Seems like an interesting design challenge. Assuming the replacing will only be done to search results, the search results are key. Can you show what these look like?
Dec
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revised Is “You are here” in breadcrumbs redundant or necessary?
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revised Is “You are here” in breadcrumbs redundant or necessary?
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answered Is “You are here” in breadcrumbs redundant or necessary?
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reviewed Reject How to explain to a client that User Experience and web/graphic design is different?
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comment How to detect bad UI design
@Knerd I remembered where I saw that wGETGUI UI before. The ex-Microsoft engineer and UXer Everett McKay has written a series of blog posts called "Don't Design Like a Programmer", in which he points out a long list of reasons why UI ends up being bad when it was "designed" by a programmer. One example he gives is letting variable types determine control types e.g. booleans map almost too easily into checkboxes and radio buttons, and can result in their overuse. Well worth a read uxdesignedge.com/2010/03/dont-design-like-a-programmer
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awarded  Nice Answer
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revised How to detect bad UI design
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comment How to detect bad UI design
@Knerd - Right, but that's hardly ground breaking stuff, is it. Your question about detecting issues during the design process is a good one. The answer "think like a user" doesn't seem to warrant the label "great", at least through the eyes of this user.
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