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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 How long does it take a user to find and click an object in a list?
@MrHen In addition to Fitt's Law mentioned by Mervin, you may also wish to look into the various time constants various GOMS frameworks use. And I'd also look at Hick's Law, which is already linked within the link you have shared.
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15
comment Is this a cascading list? And what would be an alternate or better pattern to use?
As a side comment - if the 'edit' button enables form editing, there really shouldn't be a save button - the edit button should change to save once pressed. Can you save without pressing edit?
Oct
15
revised Dropdown execute action onChange
Fixed mispelling
Oct
15
comment Options to place “now” for a date input
Oh I see. But by that you may miss a need of users to enter something that is around 'Now', like 'a day from now', 'in 5 minutes', etc. I don't know what the fields are populated with to begin with, or what is the business logic behind the feature, but perhaps such user need exits?
Oct
15
comment Options to place “now” for a date input
I don't understand why are these checkboxes - it isn't state they deal with it is action and so they should really be buttons. What happens when the user uncheck the box?
Oct
15
comment Text articles vs Video tutorials
In some cases (like how a piano key works), there is importance to visual continuation. With text + images, the sequence is chopped and some information has to be filled in by the brain. Anyhow, I've extended my answer with an explanation on multimedia learning theories.
Oct
15
revised Text articles vs Video tutorials
Added a section on multimedia learning theory
Oct
14
revised Text articles vs Video tutorials
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Oct
14
comment Alternatives to tooltips in tablets?
I'd argue you can't treat mouse and touch based devices as one - if you're trying to create a catch-all design, one platform will have to suffer (obviously depending on the actual design, but this applies to any application with tooltips). From a usability perspective you should tailor the design to the device it'll run on, or simply accept you can't get it right on all.
Oct
14
answered Text articles vs Video tutorials
Oct
14
comment Alternatives to tooltips in tablets?
In the case of a calendar - using the (desktop) date-picker already means you are not using the right pattern for touch. Date picking on the iPhone, for example, uses a slot-machine style. Unlike the desktop version, you first choose the date, then press 'select'. This allows exposing additional information (like showing 'thanksgiving') before the user made a selection. So that's how things should work on mobile. I still don't feel that answers the question title though.
Oct
14
comment Alternatives to tooltips in tablets?
Welcome to UX.SE; No hover with touch interaction - that's a given. I feel the question is too broad because any solution will have to be specific to the actual problem it comes to solve. That's what UX is about. A general solution such as "Have a mode via a toggle button with which a tap reveals some help or additional information" would only work for some cases, not others. So I think had you provided a real use case (with user needs, mockups and problem-specific information) you'd get much better answers.
Oct
14
revised Alternatives to tooltips in tablets?
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Oct
14
comment Repeating Sidebar and Nav titles within the Page view
I wonder where you got the image from @Mervin - I doubt the page below will actually produce an F pattern!
Oct
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revised Repeating Sidebar and Nav titles within the Page view
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comment Repeating Sidebar and Nav titles within the Page view
I feel it's important to say that the F pattern only holds for specific layout/content types and despite being one of the most common orderly patterns, in general it applies less often than not. Many sites will not yield such heatmap and a good visual designer will lead the eye to wherever needed. I think the answer would be as solid without mentioning the pattern.
Oct
14
answered Repeating Sidebar and Nav titles within the Page view
Oct
14
revised What's good UX for selecting an item from a list of potentially 20k+ items?
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Oct
14
answered What's good UX for selecting an item from a list of potentially 20k+ items?