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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.


Mar
18
answered How can I allow multiple and explicit filters
Mar
18
comment How can I allow multiple and explicit filters
It feels like the content might be key here. What do you mean when you say "see stuff from all categories"? Does the view change? Also, what's the difference between "enabling" and "selecting" a category?
Feb
27
awarded  Yearling
Oct
23
asked What are some reference works for capitalization in UI text?
Sep
26
comment How does a CCTLD affect user behavior?
@msandford fair enough
Sep
25
comment How does a CCTLD affect user behavior?
I honestly can not believe this interaction is happing. I'm going to keep this last comment short as I have a life to get back to.
Sep
24
comment How does a CCTLD affect user behavior?
What exactly are we talking about here? Good grief. If we're going to be painfully pedantic, then you really should have referred to @MarjanVenema as as "experienced software developer", which gives her a pass in this case. I'd argue that an experienced web developer should know what a CCTLD is. If I was writing some UI language for a broad user base I'd be more careful about using such abbreviations, but in a question to ux.stackexchange? Please. I know this forum is tough on question quality, but come on...
Sep
24
comment How does a CCTLD affect user behavior?
Thanks. It's difficult when Apple is the example used though, as in most cases an an appropriate response is "Yeah, but that's Apple". Same applies to Microsoft and Nike, who also use the subdirectory approach. When you measure unique visits in millions, you can get away with making a few mistakes when testing this stuff out.
Sep
24
comment How does a CCTLD affect user behavior?
CCTLD is a relatively common term for people who work in and around the web industry - it's not exactly a secret code. In this case I obviously made the incorrect assumption that my audience would understand what it meant. Also, I didn't want to type it all out. Call it 'embracing the convenience of abbreviation'. On the bright side, you're now a tiny bit more knowledgeable then you were before you read my question, though you probably spent as much time complaining to me about having to look stuff up as you did googling 'cctld'.
Sep
24
awarded  Custodian
Sep
24
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Sep
24
asked How does a CCTLD affect user behavior?
Sep
18
comment Indicating relationships between multiple gauges or charts representing different views of the same data
@ChrisJanssen Just looking over this again, a couple of more points. You may be able to do away with the connecting lines by making the user click for further breakdown. So (in the example I gave) the 61% Received portion of the 'Access Files' pie chart could be clickable, with the sub-options appearing when clicked. It's obvious then, that the new data is associated with the segment just clicked. The other thing is there are no unit labels in place. This seems like a situation where associating the '330/500' numerals with an actual metric would be worth the potential interface clutter.
Sep
18
comment Indicating relationships between multiple gauges or charts representing different views of the same data
@LorenRogers I don't remember seeing this anywhere, but it must exist. There's a strong chance I saw it in an infographic at some point. The process behind the idea was to take methods of representing incomplete data (chart types) and work out which one was most apt to be connected to other instances of itself.
Sep
18
comment Indicating relationships between multiple gauges or charts representing different views of the same data
@ChrisJanssen I think the change in unit does open the door for potential confusion, so you would need to be careful with the labeling, but I think this could work.
Sep
14
comment Is there a generally accepted icon for the “Submit” button?
I hate when I get comments like this on my own questions, but... Is the icon really necessary here?
Sep
14
answered Linking a Navigation menu item to external URL