Vincent van Scherpenseel

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location Brno (CZ) & Haarlem (NL)
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I’m a UX designer at dotBlue. I love to build great experiences with rich interaction. Getting to know the user, their requirements and wishes and creating something that feels right to them. I love to do user research, IA, wireframing and rapid prototyping. I love user testing and continuously iterating a design to ever keep improving it. In one word: I love to create.

As a former developer I also love to get my hands dirty and play with brackets and semi-colons every now and then. The web is a fantastic area to work in, as it is constantly evolving. With the advent of HTML5 web applications are catching up with the speed and snappiness of desktop application, while being much quicker (and cheaper) to build, maintain and iterate. A UX designer's dream.


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comment Should we trust a user's web browser to tell us the language/culture they want?
@Michael12345: Yes, but it depends on your audience of course. If the majority of your audience matches your set-up then it makes sense. My point is: you need to (quantitatively) know that your audience is actually having this problem. If you're changing this but it turns out less than 3% of your users are having this issue, it could be an annoyance to the rest.
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comment Should we trust a user's web browser to tell us the language/culture they want?
@tohecz: yup, that's what I mean by offering an alternative.
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answered Should we trust a user's web browser to tell us the language/culture they want?
Apr
11
awarded  Benefactor
Apr
11
comment Why do squares look taller than wide on screens?
Thank you for your answer. I awarded you the bounty. Even though it lacks definitive evidence, it's the only answer that fits the illusion (the other answers focus on the square actually not being a square on the screen, while it is).
Apr
10
revised Why do squares look taller than wide on screens?
added 356 characters in body
Apr
10
comment Why do squares look taller than wide on screens?
@DA01, the point is: when I measure the square (with a ruler laid on top of my monitor), I see that it's actually a square with even sides. So the image is not stretched at all.
Apr
10
comment Why do squares look taller than wide on screens?
Thank you for your extensive explanation. Just a simple question: doesn't that mean that when you would measure it with a ruler, you would actually get different line lengths? Because when you measure the lines, they are exactly equal.
Apr
3
awarded  Promoter
Mar
31
comment Why do squares look taller than wide on screens?
Thanks for your answer, but regarding Aspect Ratio: when that happens it would actually have a different size when you measure it with an external tool such as a ruler? That doesn't happen at all: all sides have the same length. Also, I'm not on a CRT.
Mar
29
asked Why do squares look taller than wide on screens?
Mar
26
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
18
comment When does delete not mean delete?
"The question points out that the fact that something wasn't truly deleted when that was the requested action meant that expected functionality was impeded at the user level later". That point is addressed in the second part of my answer: even though you're technically not deleting, the user doesn't have to experience it like that at all.
Mar
14
answered When does delete not mean delete?
Mar
6
awarded  Yearling
Dec
23
comment Can providing articles on security improve the perception users have of the security of a website?
Extended Validation. It's the SSL certificate that will make browsers show the pretty (and trustworthy) green bar containing the name of the holder of the certificate :)
Nov
10
asked Should we ask browsers to open a link in a new window/tab?
Nov
7
revised “Your” vs “My” in user interfaces
Grammar fix.
Nov
6
comment What is best practice for designing form error messages?
Interesting information, but let's keep in mind that it's at least 6 years old. Habits change and people adapt to changes in workflow pretty quickly once it becomes common.
Oct
30
answered What is the best format to capture addresses for a universal user-base?