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bio website alsvanzelf.nl
location Hilversum, The Netherlands
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I create things that go with the flow of the person using them.

I like making interactive communication tools for education and start-ups. Being it websites, group communication methods, interactive installations or spaces. Using php/MySQL, feed/email, virtual environments, partners and some love.

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Mar
20
comment User interface for a text to speech function
That completely depends on the page it is used on. When found on a page were actions or commands are not usual, this could work fine.
Mar
17
comment What should be the default option of a required dropdown list?
I agree @Charles. My answer is not intended as an answer that much, more as inspiration to search for another solution all together.
Mar
15
answered What should be the default option of a required dropdown list?
Mar
14
comment Multiple sites or one site?
@Patrick, I read a generic question (about information architecture) with an interesting context/example included. Otherwise you keep talking about A and B, instead of Alice and Bob.
Mar
14
answered How large should a phone number be on a webpage?
Mar
14
answered What makes a good tag separator?
Mar
14
answered Multiple sites or one site?
Mar
14
awarded  Scholar
Mar
14
comment How to guide in removing something non critical
It has something nice, but I fear it depends on a lot of technical work and discovery by the user. Also, I question if it is interesting for every kind of website to be able to undo actions taken long time ago. For a text editor yes, for un-friending, no.
Mar
14
accepted How to guide in removing something non critical
Mar
14
comment How to guide in removing something non critical
The more I think about it, the better it is. This way, it also turns a 'delete' action into a 'normal' action (nothing "bad"). It is just something you do, a normal part of this application. Thanks for the insight!
Mar
14
awarded  Commentator
Mar
14
comment How to guide in removing something non critical
Thanks. It depends a bit on what it is about. A 'remove' label won't always fit, for example, when removing tags; there are too many to show 'remove' after every of them. Also, this does not allow for the user to play around and experiment with the interface without being 'punished' by the system because they deleted something and are left alone in the dark about what happened, how bad or not it is, and what to do to recover.
Mar
14
comment How design a dashboard for mutiple-role users?
I think this is the right way to go, do some research and find out what they use mostly, what they want to see in the morning, after lunch, before going home, etc. Maybe the links to the two separate dashboards are not needed anymore as the users can go to actual/action/end-result screens directly.
Mar
14
comment How design a dashboard for mutiple-role users?
Good idea, but hard to make as well. It is (a lot of) technical work for something that might also be solved by some good upfront research and design.
Mar
14
comment How design a dashboard for mutiple-role users?
I think there is more then just two screens. This way you force the user to choose one of these two roles. Maybe they execute them together? Maybe they like a total overview of what's new in the morning?
Mar
9
comment How to guide in removing something non critical
I like how you combine it with explaining the effect of the user's action, as in "you will no longer receive updates, undo?".
Mar
9
asked How to guide in removing something non critical
Feb
17
comment How do you conquer the challenge of designing for large screen real-estate?
I think that depends what tools you give them. If you give them actions on 'windows' like 'archive', 'pass on to', 'show details', etc., then it doesn't feel like 'managing windows' but more like 'taking action'.
Feb
16
answered How do you conquer the challenge of designing for large screen real-estate?