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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.


Mar
25
comment Ideal breaks for long numbers?
Where is this thumb rule from? Because in UX you will rarely find identical, or even similar problems - context changes a lot in what already involves many many variables. Michael Jackson (not the late singer) said that rules of thumbs are for people who apply a solution without really thinking about the problem.
Mar
24
comment Ideal breaks for long numbers?
Seriously doubt the Word Superiority Effect applies here - the process involving word recognition shares little with that of numbers. You could tell what the missing letters in le_t and b_rd are, but you wouldn't be able to tell the missing digit in 38_1.
Mar
24
comment Is there a research about effectiveness of swipe interfaces vs tap interfaces?
There are quite a few relevant hits if you search for swipe tap touch on Google Scholar.
Mar
24
comment How to show that items in a “Filtered” List will contain only a portion of what would be in the unfiltered item?
The question is unclear - could you please try to elaborate or make it clearer?
Mar
24
comment How to show validation messages on a modal/dialog form
Only slightly related - this seems to be a fill-and-forget type of form; meaning users enter details and move on, without being able to view the filled form again. So instead of labels you can use placeholders. That will buy you some space.
Mar
24
comment Displaying statistics: Use spider graphs?
Hi Farbod. The question is very broad. There is a lot of theory out there on what graphs can be used with different types of data sets, and their pros and cons. Just the fact you wish to plot shooting accuracy cannot inform the type of graph to be used - what are the other dimensions? And what sort of information users would like to extract?
Mar
20
comment Alternative to View Panes
It is unclear what you are asking. Are you interested in a comparison between the horizontal/vertical/split layouts, or in an alternative to such layouts altogether?
Mar
17
comment Process layouts and userflows
In addition, you'll have to define - ideally via an example - what you consider a user flow... some do not see it as the same as others.
Mar
17
comment Should “Deletion successful” confirmation be red, or green?
@Luc you are in a bit of trouble if a seemingly optimal solution is denied because colour semantics is already 'hard-coded' into the interface. The maxim 'more colours more problems' comes to mind here - and it seems you are already facing issue: the semantics of colours is a dangerous territory. From a cognitive perspective - colours (like red) can be used to draw attention, but otherwise should ideally not convey semantics (users have to make sense of what each colour mean). The colour templates provided by bootstrap et al can be easily misused if one keeps UX in mind.
Mar
17
comment What are the possible/best ways to allow a production mobile app to switch API endpoint to a development server?
I think this is much more of an implementation issue than a UX one. A typical solution for this is to produce a dev and production versions of the app itself, which can use whatever API one wants.
Mar
13
comment Should I keep a consistent pattern of colour and purpose for detail-master and similar multi-paneled website views?
I'd recommend you add some visual examples to your question - I'm sure you know what it looks like, but building a visual image from words is not easy.
Mar
13
comment What's the best way to show this particular data to a user?
Could you kindly make the title more specific? It's very generic and one cannot tell what the question is about by reading the title only (in listing pages). You should get better answers if the people this question attracts specialise in what you are asking - and a good title will help achieve this.
Mar
13
comment Lowering opacity on hover. Isn't it totally wrong?
Really useful CodePen share. Personally, with hover the two feel semantically similar. You also have to consider that there might also be an 'active' (or selected) state, for which the highlight might be reserved; still doesn't stop anyone from making the hover opacity between that of an active and non-active state.
Mar
13
comment How should breadcrumbs be marked up? Are lists appropriate?
I can't really challenge that (despite H50). From what I've seen <nav> is much more popular. I'll amend my answer.
Mar
13
comment Altering the text color by paragraph?
I can see where you're coming from, but to me (and I suspect to many others) this looks like a few lead-text blocks followed by a paragraph, than a collection of 4 paragraphs.
Mar
5
comment Why do speedometers (in the US, at least) go so high?
If you read my answer, I think it serves a very good argument why speedometers should be based on max speed. There's an important safety issue involved here.
Feb
25
comment Rationale behind off-center trackpads?
Indeed. When I said "In the case of this specific laptop" I meant that with this specific laptop the trackpad is indeed keyboard-centred. But that isn't the case with all laptops, where, as the first illustration shows, on some the trackpad is neither screen-centred nor keyboard centred.
Feb
24
comment Guiding the user through a multi-step form
That's a very valid point - if indeed order is a key player here, this should be taken into account. But possibly you'd have to observe users to see how exactly they interact with the system before making such decisions?
Feb
24
comment what is the best way to show required fields for different actions on the same page?
Colour-coding alone violates accessibility guidelines.
Jan
15
comment Deletion: Confirm or Undo? Which is the better option and why?
Excellent point. I have overlooked this.