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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.


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comment UX to view and search through large set of hierarchical data
@myradon Not sure I understand the question. Consider a tree with all nodes/leafs shown. Now in the query field the user types 'a'. Say it isn't flex-search, so only items starting with 'a' are considered matches. Basically, any non-match is hidden (taken away from the tree). Does this make sense?
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comment Four states, one checkbox - any way for it to make sense?
@DA01 You're right - radio buttons are for a single choice, not multiple ones. Wasn't attentive enough with the terms but I'm afraid I can't edit the comment now. Thanks for spotting that.
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answered UX to view and search through large set of hierarchical data
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comment Four states, one checkbox - any way for it to make sense?
Just to expand on this answer: Checkboxes should be used with yes/no questions. For multichoice you can either use a select(drop down) - less space but less option visibility; or use a radio button group.
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answered The Balance of Content vs. Navigation on Content Pages
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comment Do new pedestrian crossing buttons show an activated state?
Related: Why do people press elevator call buttons repeatedly?
Jul
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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
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answered Is it OK to phrase the title of a modal as a question?
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revised Acronym-based navigation (organizing by product vs function)
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revised Why circular icons/elements in user interface element become so popular?
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answered Why circular icons/elements in user interface element become so popular?
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revised Why is the mouse cursor slightly tilted and not straight?
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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
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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.