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After spending time consulting on User Experience I now spend my days as an in-house User Experience and User Interface Designer.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
28
awarded  Yearling
Oct
8
comment How can you show human element without showing pictures of people?
If we're going with human touch, then the tone of the copy can have a big impact as well.
Sep
4
answered Best practice for displaying no of records on datagrid
Aug
31
comment Why do most financial apps use a black or dark background?
I read this and thought to myself I know exactly what he is talking about finding an image can't be that hard ... apparently it is that hard :) Here is the closest I could find it isn't exactly what you were talking about but it is still a dark style display of stock info which probably originated from monochrome screens... newshour.s3.amazonaws.com/photos/2012/05/24/…
Aug
31
answered “Send by text/SMS” - is there a standard icon?
Aug
22
comment Good way to make a user locate his/her property's location in google map?
... or better yet don't have a pin placed at all and make it clear that dragging the mouse will move the map (just like in google maps), and then you click to place the marker where you want it to be (not always the centre of the map). You'll want to make sure the design is clear enough so that people know it needs to be accurate and don't say "it's roughly about here"
Aug
22
comment Good way to make a user locate his/her property's location in google map?
Really minor comment but would it make sense to have a pin instead of a plus sign? On almost all maps I know of a plus sign means to zoom in more, so people might end up on clicking it by accident. The only other comment I would make is using this approach it means users have to move the map in order for the marker to be in the right spot, but intuitively people will attempt to move the pin rather than the map (maybe the solution is to use a pin and zoom as you say but once you get to the approximate area put the pin in the middle and let the user drag it to the right place?
Aug
22
comment Good UI for switching between timelines of different scales
Some more context would help with answering this. Are we talking about a time horizon on a graph, or a facebook style timeline display of information, or switching between views of a calendar, or something different entirely?
Aug
9
comment iPad specific button UX question (rating/feedback interaction system)
The only issue I'd see with this is you could end up having a whole lot of faces on the page. You could work around this by visually de-emphasising the non-selected faces after a choice has been made on each line (but be careful to make sure the user knows they can still change their choice if they wish to)
Jul
27
awarded  Commentator
Jul
27
comment Is appending the company e-mail domain to a textbox good UX?
I don't remember, I've got a fair few devices and I'm not sure which one this was on, it could have been an ICS thing. My 2.3.5 phone and 3.2.1 tablet don't seem to be doing it but if you enter just the information before the @ and move to the next field it automatically fills in the @gmail.com for you (when you are logging in with an existing account not creating a new one)
Jul
26
answered Is appending the company e-mail domain to a textbox good UX?
Jul
19
comment Under what circumstances will vertical or horizontal navigation work better?
Anything is possible it really just depends on the rest of the site. And I know the "it depends" answer doesn't really help in this case but if possible you should also consider the hardware people will be using to view your site, will they be using a tablet where screen realestate is at a premium? Will many users have widescreen monitors which means the site has plenty of horizontal space to use but not much vertical space? How do you want to prioritise the information to assist users in reading it in the correct order? Visual weighting plays just as much of a role as placement on the page.
Jul
19
comment What should my button read, when user is done reading a text / message
In addition to this I think it depends whether it is a broadcast message or something sent specifically to that person. In the former I think of something similar that what the banks do with a close/hide button and a checkbox saying "don't show me this again" defaulting to unchecked. If it is something sent specifically to that person then I agree it should be something like "mark as read" and "read later"
Jul
19
comment Under what circumstances will vertical or horizontal navigation work better?
It will depend on the content for the rest of the page. One popular style is to have the main navigation as horizontal, and then use vertical "navigation" on the left side of the page in order to further filter down content. But as @Fresheyeball said we need a lot more information to make an educated judgement on this.
Jul
17
comment iOS auto-correct
I know where are a few android keyboards that act this way (immediately replacing when you press the suggested word). But then again they also offer alternative ways to delete the word as well as hitting the little 'x', for instance swiping your finger left to delete the current word.
Jul
12
comment When should I use a lightbox versus new page?
Wouldn't it make more sense to send the user back to the list page with the new item showing on the list rather than having them remain on the item detail page? Sorry if I misunderstood. If you do intend on them staying at the item detail page you need to make sure you have got some sort of message or indication that the item was saved successfully.
Jul
6
answered How Many Tabs are Too Many?
Jul
5
comment Ratings: 3 stars vs 5 stars. Why 5?
@Darragh Isn't that just a more advanced version of up and down voting? When you up or down vote something on stackexchange or reddit as an example you are saying "this item is better or more relevant than those around it and deserves to appear higher in the list"