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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 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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@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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@Knerd What does this answer have to do with detecting bad UI design?
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reviewed Approve Is it manipulative to animate call-to-action buttons on a webpage to encourage a specific action?
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reviewed Approve What is the usual website screenshot size and ratio?
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comment Best position for 'Add Contact' button?
As in "weak fallow" vs "weak follow"? Well, first off, it's not my diagram. Fallow is the way I learned it, and from what I can quickly research, it's the technically correct term for this. Fallow is term that describes farmland that has been purposely left uncultivated. It doesn't take too much of a leap to see how this could be applied to the concept of layout design. When looking for a diagram to use here, I noticed several used the word "Follow" instead. I imagine this started with someone not recognizing 'fallow' and making the assumption that it was incorrect.
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