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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 to show two options without preferring one over the other initially?
@iDeveloper, so what is the context? Because it seems key to your question.
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comment How to show two options without preferring one over the other initially?
Why don't you want to make a choice? And if you really don't want to, simply let the machine randomise the order. If it's discrimination you are worried about, be aware that male/female choice is often perceived as discriminating by people who define themselves bi-sexual, homosexual, intersex, etc. (While unreliable, I've been told once that a non-discriminating gender list should have 8 genders + 'prefer not to say'!
Dec
18
comment A terminology question: differentiating between 'Detailed UX issues' and 'Structural UX issues'?
Oh well... as I said - it was an attempt.
Dec
15
comment Alternative to picking from number picker when there are many alternatives
I know about music, but still fail to think what these 67 options might be. Could you please give examples?
Dec
12
comment How to present 50+ features in product website
Hi @SepehrM, I've added some examples. As for your second comment, it is hard to tell without seeing the actual design of the homepage and knowing more about your users and services, but do remember that just because someone wants to read more, doesn't mean they want to read everything...
Dec
4
comment What should a e-mail address confirmation e-mail say?
You can click 'edit' to see. But to answer: Add > before a line.
Dec
2
comment When to leverage spatial inconsistency?
Just curious - where did you come across the term "spatial consistency"? And have your read this?
Nov
13
comment Adding a “none of the above” option to a list of checkboxes
@Angelo.Hannes Could you propose a better design in the SO question you have referenced? I argue there isn't a better design, and really hope I'm wrong!
Nov
13
comment Adding a “none of the above” option to a list of checkboxes
@Angelo.Hannes Sorry to say - but the recommendation is idiotic. There are gazillions of examples where the user must make an exclusive choice, but you don't want to provide a default. Perhaps a prime example is likert scales - any default will prime the users. That's exactly why no browser implements the standard.
Nov
13
comment Adding a “none of the above” option to a list of checkboxes
But we shall also account for the fact people are intelligent and given the context, the option "none of the above" implies that choosing it will disable all other choices. But is this the optimal design? I'd argue it isn't. You should also consider errors and recoverability - invisible logic makes the whole story far more complex.
Nov
13
comment Adding a “none of the above” option to a list of checkboxes
I disagree with this view. You should consider mental models and visibility. Checkboxes, by convention are boolean controls and can be composed into a multi-selection group. That's what users expect. Any 'behind the scenes' logic is invisible to users. That is, if you put a user in front of a wireframe and ask them how this would behave (their expectations - which we all build while interpreting an interface) they could easily be confused. The controls imply one thing, the labels - another.
Nov
13
comment Adding a “none of the above” option to a list of checkboxes
@AdamStone You can always provide a 'Mark all as No' button.
Nov
13
comment Adding a “none of the above” option to a list of checkboxes
I'm pretty sure the client requires explicit action for the 'No'. That's why I though more 'No's would mean for the client less 'I didn't pay notice'. It's an example where business goals win over usability.
Nov
6
comment Dropdown or Sliding for choosing
@Crissov Oh, OK then... A guideline isn't quite a rule of thumb...
Nov
5
comment Can users login and register via the same form?
See ux.stackexchange.com/q/2069/16924
Nov
5
comment Dropdown or Sliding for choosing
@Crissov, could you provide a reference for this rule of thumb please?
Nov
5
comment Accessibility (color contrast) of report inappropriate function
Could you please clarify the following: 1) What's the relationship between the (tags?) images and the question. 2) How do you know that fail the AA compliance? 3) What do you mean by 'acceptable'?
Oct
27
comment Client wants to remove footer on certain pages, should I?
I like Jakob Nielsen, I really do, but SEO has it that on many sites footer links will be marked as rel=nofollow. Footers also add visual noise that is not always justified. It really depends! Anyhow, really agree with the attitude on the last paragraph; well put.
Oct
21
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.
Oct
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?