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bio website exinda.com
location Waterloo, Canada
age 51
visits member for 3 years, 8 months
seen Apr 16 at 16:11

I'm a Senior Developer for Exinda networks.


Jun
3
answered Display big numbers in a small area
Jan
15
answered Computer login with password only, without username
Dec
11
answered What to do when customers search for “Cheap” when you want to convey “Quality”?
Sep
26
comment Why doesn't eclipse have an installer?
C++ and Java are not IDEs, they are languages.
Aug
10
awarded  Yearling
Dec
31
comment Traffic lights: why yellow before green?
I've used a handbrake at lights in both Europe and the US.
Nov
13
comment Is user experience a job position?
I am personally acquainted with some of the people doing these jobs, and they are neither software developers nor graphic designers.
Nov
13
comment Is user experience a job position?
There are UX jobs, and they are often called "interaction desesigner". You would be hard pushed to find an example of an "interaction designer" that dates from "before UX was being talked about" (I've been talking about it for 25 years). The sole purpose of an "interaction designer" is to design user experiences. What would you expect a UX professional to be doing?
Nov
8
comment Is user experience a job position?
UX is definitely a job, and here is an advert for one. coroflot.com/public/job_details.asp?job_id=35162 and another rim-userinterface.jobs/virtual-swe/…
Oct
25
comment How to simplify a long form
No need to show calculated data in read only mode at this stage. Have a confirmation page where the user can check their data, and present it there.
Sep
30
revised How to become a User Experience Designer?
deleted 14 characters in body
Sep
27
comment Progress Bars - Why are they never “useful”?
As a longtime developer, it's option 2!
Aug
22
comment What is the best format for a countdown timer?
Consider "there's hours to go..." versus "there's days to go...". The former sounds sooner, even if it's 97 hours versus 2 days.
Aug
22
comment What's the best way to handle deleted user accounts on a social app?
Just to point out that if you 'soft-delete' an account you must 'real delete' it at some reasonable time, or at least remove anything that could be considered personal information (probably including name). Otherwise you will fall foul of a privacy commissioner and end up in a lot of trouble.
Aug
16
answered Solving the “accidental confirm” problem with dialog boxes
Aug
15
comment Is Serious Games the same concept as Gamification?
Why is this relevant to User Experience?
Aug
11
awarded  Yearling
Jul
12
comment Is it appropriate to display the warning message “Caps Lock is on”?
Most people don't leave CAPSLOCK on very often, so it really doesn't annoy them very much.
Jun
3
comment Why is everybody using Facebook, is it good marketing or good usability?
"herd behaviour" is a bit harsh for thinking "if I want to talk to my friends using a website, I should probably pick the website where most of my friends are members".
Mar
1
awarded  Nice Answer