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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.


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answered How would you create and validate personas for something that is not a person
Dec
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answered How to showcase UX work?
Dec
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comment What is the best way to approach usability testing an intranet?
The question was about "best way to approach intranet usability testing" and my answer was that the best approach is an informal approach in this case. This is an opinion, based on personal experience and professional agreement, shared between the users I've worked with, the client of that particular project, and some UXers I've spoken about the issue and had similar projects already - it's not a fact however, you're correct
Dec
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comment What is the best way to approach usability testing an intranet?
@Andrew: I don't agree in general that formal usability testing in formal environments brings better results. I do agree that formal methods are important, as a checklist on what should be looked for. Yet I also believe a formal setting has a research bias: you have to watch your users in an as informal environment as possible. Early stress tests with blood pressure/pulse meters were unreliable, as it made people uncomfortable. So I opt for a more informal, friendly "interface" towards the user when doing the testing, rather than making sure everything is lab-clean - reality isn't.
Dec
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comment Are increase and decrease arrows redundant on scrollbars?
@Henry: no, I guess she does scrolling on a vertical way, but never uses sliding controls, like, sidewise scroll ("swipe") to go to a different menu, or sliding locks, etc.
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answered Are increase and decrease arrows redundant on scrollbars?
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Nov
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answered Research on Walk-up-and-use systems
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answered UI to let user pick some movies (3 - 6) from all movies released till now (>1 M)
Nov
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comment Absolute vs. Relative mapping interface
I don't really understand if the distance is in pixels or centimeters: my laptop has a physical width of 36 centimeters, and it has a horizontal resolution of 1440 px. This ratio of 40 px per centimeter gives us a physical width of 55 cm for a 2200px screen. So the big question is, would people benefit from touch drag'n'drop on a 15 inch screen or not?
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answered Form builder that allows dynamic flow based on answers
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revised UI: name of multiple column interface?
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answered UI: name of multiple column interface?
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answered Are “beginner/advanced/expert grades user interface” within the same app common for modern iPhone/iPad apps?
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comment Interesting ways you can provide a client with feedback from user testing?
@Andrew: in my practice, working in Europe for big companies, the client involvenment you describe belongs to the realm of science fiction unfortunately. Yes, it would be great, just as world peace, but it's utopistic and it needs your personal charm or whatever just to make them understand that users matter. The usual case is that they pay but don't care, and completely disregard user testing results
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revised When can UX best practices be ignored?
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answered When can UX best practices be ignored?
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