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Webdesigner since 2002, specialised in copywriting and UX.

Now, studying a MSc in HCI at the University of York.

You can also find me in Twitter: @thanksparc.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Apr
30
awarded  Yearling
Apr
13
answered Should I never ever use only placeholders in forms?
May
27
comment Where can I find style guides for web apps online?
Do you mean a visual style guide, a user interface style guide, or one about the copy of the app?
May
27
comment Better method of displaying recipes
Are you sure that users will decide to click on a recipe mainly because of its picture? If it is a web site where users can send recipes, it is possible to find great cooks that are terrible photographers. Maybe some research would help to understand how users behave in these kind of web sites. What do they take into account? Reputation of the cook? Votes of the community? Availability of the ingredients?
May
27
comment Better method of displaying recipes
+1 for proposing doing user research. Plus, I would recommend analysing some cooking web sites. Some of them exist since the beginning of the Internet, so I supose they ended up finding some useful patterns to display recipes.
May
15
comment When is it appropriate to ask User confirmation?
+1 for concise answer!
May
3
awarded  Commentator
May
3
comment Searching apps on smart phone home screen
A slightly related study: A Study on Icon Arrangement by Smartphone Users. It describes the strategies that people use to arrange their apps. 5 concepts are used to do so: usage, relatedness, usability, aesthetic, and other external concepts. The majority of participants used iOS, though. By the way, I think that your question is relevant and interesting. I don't understand the downvotes.
Apr
30
awarded  Yearling
Mar
14
answered To what extent is it sensible to use filter and sort options together?
Feb
13
answered Large set of options in a dropdown
Dec
15
revised Is speed the most important factor in mobile applications?
added 184 characters in body
Dec
15
answered Is speed the most important factor in mobile applications?
Dec
11
comment Messaging a user success and error messages at the same time
+1 For the fact that you use icons to help color-blind users identify the meaning of each message.
Nov
14
comment Finding out how users respond to look and feel
svidgen, there are several research methods available, and in some cases it's useful to use more than one. You might like to read an article of Jakob Nielsen about this subject: User Satisfaction vs. Performance Metrics.
Nov
13
comment Finding out how users respond to look and feel
svidgen, the question is about evaluating the look and feel of a design, not the usability of an interface. For that reason, I think that it makes sense to ask the users.
Nov
13
answered Finding out how users respond to look and feel
Nov
13
awarded  Critic
Nov
12
answered Spanish UX Keywords Cheat Sheet