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I became a guerrilla UX fighter back in 1995.

Me in my guerrila days

I've been underground for many years, but recently decided to ditch the Kalashnikov, get out the trenches, and take a more formal approach to the topic.

Currently taking an MSc in Human-centred Interaction Design at City University, London.

I specialise in complex system, cognition and aesthetics; my current role is a UX/Product designer.


Jul
30
comment Do new pedestrian crossing buttons show an activated state?
Related: Why do people press elevator call buttons repeatedly?
Jul
11
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
10
comment User options - selecting the right control based on the number of options available
This one will be hard to answer without more details - sometimes a radio group of 5 options is the right solution, sometimes a dropdown. How often users switch? Where in the interface the options show (is space an issue?), etc.
Jul
10
answered Dropdown form near the end of the browser
Jul
9
answered Is it OK to phrase the title of a modal as a question?
Jul
4
revised Acronym-based navigation (organizing by product vs function)
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Jul
4
revised Why circular icons/elements in user interface element become so popular?
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Jul
4
revised Why circular icons/elements in user interface element become so popular?
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Jul
4
answered Why circular icons/elements in user interface element become so popular?
Jul
3
revised Why is the mouse cursor slightly tilted and not straight?
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Jul
3
revised Acronym-based navigation (organizing by product vs function)
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Jul
2
revised Close button place depending on OS
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Jul
2
comment Is there a better way than zebra stripes
This answer is nearly as good as it gets. I just feel I should add that zebra-striping is essentially an implementation of Gestalt's law of enclosure. From visual design perspective very pale, low-contrast background will do the job - both in the OP image and the one on this answer you could argue that the grey raws can be toned down yet achieve the same effect.
Jul
2
comment Close button place depending on OS
"one of the points of creating a web application rather than a native application is for cross-platform portability" - I see where you're coming from but this is a dangerous argument. Following this logic, a Save keyboard shortcut on a web application should always be CTRL-S even for Mac users who use CMD-S. Portability should follow usability, not the other way around.
Jul
2
answered Close button place depending on OS
Jul
2
revised How to handle when necessary conditions for application to function are not met?
Broke a single paragraph question into a few paragraphs.
Jul
2
revised Acronym-based navigation (organizing by product vs function)
edited title
Jul
2
answered Acronym-based navigation (organizing by product vs function)
Jun
26
comment Forms: pattern to create/convey dependencies between fields?
Also, any one can use a line of text. Making this interactive would require users to learn how to achieve such task.
Jun
26
comment Forms: pattern to create/convey dependencies between fields?
Have a look at this image showing a simple equation in a graphical form (quite a bit of genetic AI uses this type of notation). You are probably to end with something similar to the graphical form on your interface (replacing the * and + signs with AND and OR). I'd ask myself which notation is clearer - the graphical or the plain textual one?