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I'm a software architect. Yeah, what do I do on a UX site, you may ask?

Software design - a nowadays largely forgotten discipline - is about making software which solve human problems. The difference between today's UX and yesterday's software design is that UX has to stop at the point where technology gets involved, while software design goes right to the point where the software is at the user's hand, and even further - covering development processes, testing, deployment, whatever needs to get that software working.

Whatever it takes to make people's life easier, to make people's life more effective, to make people work with less stress, through software.

I'm an architect with a focus on frontend, and a proficiency in web-languages and web architectures.

I worked as lead developer / software architect for startups and well-known companies, and when it was realized I'm not that bad at user interfaces, I worked as a UX designer for a well-known finnish company.

So, ask me if you have any questions on how it gets done: how do we solve problems for humans through software.


Aug
7
comment Why would Amazon only allow users to add 30 items in a shopping cart at a time?
It can be that over 30, you're unlikely to use consumer shops (as opposed to retail or how it's called which sells to merchants in large quantities). Also it could be, that they see that purchases over 25 are less than 0.01% of all purchases or similar.
Aug
7
comment Do you need a search button with a search box?
That's a model-based assertion, namely, it's based on Norman's cognitive models. Past data shows visibility issues never expire. Our models are built on these researches. People didn't learn drag-n-drop, just certain demographics, we know that. Google had to add back the search button. Where is a research, which shows that users didn't get frustrated?
Aug
7
comment Do you need a search button with a search box?
It's like people getting used to hit ctrl for multiple selects in a selectbox: they won't learn it, ever. The power user generation didn't grow up in two years, baby boomers didn't die out. Was there any new widespread application that forced them to learn this mapping? It's just not worth the screen space to force it. Google Instant failed, there are multiple research on this, like: searchenginewatch.com/article/2128218/… - Change only happens if there is a force, where was it? How could I prove its absence?
Aug
7
answered Advantages of integrating chat and messages
Aug
7
comment Suitable alternative to trackbar control
Actually, the problem with this UX in our testing was that it actually hides the number you're currently editing. The Meego team was really desperately trying to come up with something extraordinary when this design was born, yet user research was pushed a bit back. It looks shiny but I have doubts about its worth.
Aug
6
answered Drop down list, radio buttons or something else for a language selector (of two languages)?
Aug
6
answered Visual language for fixed and fluid widths
Aug
6
revised Are there any studies of users getting jaded of dialog requests?
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Aug
6
answered Are there any studies of users getting jaded of dialog requests?
Aug
6
comment Is there any standard guideline for requirements gathering?
make this comment an answer pls, looks fine
Aug
5
answered How can I avoid placing a legend on top of the table to tell the user what each icon means?
Aug
5
awarded  Student
Aug
5
comment Do you need a search button with a search box?
Update in 2012, I still hit enter in Google, and according to informal research conducted at one of my marketing firm partners, so do everyone else: google instant somehow didn't change the way we search.
Aug
5
comment Do you need a search button with a search box?
And do you have studies also on the demographics of your userbase? If it's a blog on UX or web design or programming, it's hardly a surprise that your users are accustomed to computers.
Aug
4
answered Do you need a search button with a search box?
Aug
4
asked Is there any standard guideline for requirements gathering?
Aug
4
comment Can a developer be a designer?
Frontend development contains both, move away from backend. Site builders are also kind of frontend developers, and they're especially focusing on design. There are also "integrated" web development / web design ppl. Most freelancing projects are for such people. However,UX is neither development nor visual (CSS) design, it's about how to create user interfaces which are "usable", that is, they're understandable, fast enough, etc.
Aug
3
comment Good way to allow user to change city
@VitalyMijiritsky: thank you very much :) like this? The main point is that this is an investors' demo page, we might support one more city, but it should shout from far away: hey! we support London and Budapest right now! - that's what the tabs were for visually. We even considered to have two separate subsites for the demo, but this is how it remained.
Aug
3
answered Good way to allow user to change city
Aug
3
answered Confusion with private messaging system