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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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revised Is the state of 'flow' equivalent to user engagement?
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Jun
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answered Is the state of 'flow' equivalent to user engagement?
Jun
3
revised Is the state of 'flow' equivalent to user engagement?
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Jun
3
comment Type on image vs. type on standard background
What do you mean by image and what do you mean by background? An image can have far less visual details than a noisy background. And what do you mean by standard background?
Jun
2
answered What is the best way to show the user that their changes have not been saved yet?
Jun
1
comment Should I hide a potentially off-putting section of my sign-up form?
Well, then it really depends on the context (which is still quite vague). If users get annoyed or upset, putting things at the end can only increase their dismay, as they will feel they have been tricked. I suspect there is no clearcut answer to your question - you really need to run some A/B testing and analytics.
Jun
1
comment Should I hide a potentially off-putting section of my sign-up form?
Not sure what you mean by "the misleading nature of taking advantage of loss aversion?". It's just that averting loss is an observed part of our behaviour. Kahneman definition is largely behavioral economics focused, and is (some will argue by large) the popular one for loss aversion. So I just felt I needed to clarify whether it's Kahneman definition or the more general one.
Jun
1
comment Should I hide a potentially off-putting section of my sign-up form?
I know that this wasn't actually asked, and that perhaps it is not within your control. But a 10-15 minute form is extremely demanding on users and likely to have a high exit rate unless what you're offering is super-duper critical to users and there are no alternatives (channels or compatitors). To give a personal example, when I tried to get an online quote for insurance, a particular site asked so many questions, that after 10 minute I decided to abandon and call them instead. As it was outside working hours, until this day I haven't called.
Jun
1
answered Should I hide a potentially off-putting section of my sign-up form?
May
30
comment Live Chat - Contextual vs. Persistant invocation
Hmm.. not quite I believe? It depends on your particular case. Are you 100% sure on which pages the live chat feature will be needed?
May
29
comment What sort of control should I use instead of a knob?
There's probably more than 5000 audio plugins that use knobs, and perhaps 100 times as many people happily using them, which may not be as unintuitive as you may think. The mouse gesture is the same as with a slider: click and drag. Knobs often take less screen space, yet often offer a bigger handle than a slider, requiring less motor accuracy. The affordance may not be as clear-cut as with sliders, but is hardly an issue - how else can you interact with it? You can always change the mouse cursor to up/down icon.
May
29
comment What are the differences between Usability Attributes and Usability Requirements
Could you kindly provide a single source using both terms, either as the same or otherwise?
May
29
answered Live Chat - Contextual vs. Persistant invocation
May
28
comment How usable are bars that disappear / reappear on scroll?
I can see where you are coming from but wouldn't use the term 'disorienting' as in UX it is typically used with relation to the user question "Where am I?". Also important to mention that some research concluded that dynamism actually promotes discoverability and correct user actions; as counter-intuitive as it may seem, it appears that with static interfaces users are less alert, whereas interfaces that change frequently make users survey the interface more. So pit bars may actually be good for discoverability based on that.
May
28
revised How usable are bars that disappear / reappear on scroll?
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May
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revised How usable are bars that disappear / reappear on scroll?
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May
27
answered It is possible that a user confirms an email and then tries to come back later and has problem?
May
27
reviewed No Action Needed Wording to explain why our app is refusing to run on a jailbroken (hacked) iOS device
May
27
comment Navbars that hide when scrolldown and show when scrolling up
Related: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/57990/…
May
27
revised How usable are bars that disappear / reappear on scroll?
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