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Software engineer and mountain climber from the Rocky Mountains. And a girl.


Sep
11
comment Does my website still have to support Internet Explorer 8 and earlier?
As someone who works with Hospitals, I share your pain. But Hospitals are usually stuck with what their IT department gives them, which is Windows XP, so they can't go higher than Internet Explorer 8 anyway. We tend to show a banner that says, "Your version of internet explorer is not supported, so some features have been disabled." and link them to Firefox and/or Chrome download sites.
Aug
14
comment User friendly and clear way to present possible answers to a question
When I see scenarios like your second image for 'responsive enabling', I always get confused because I'm not sure if it's saying "Yes and also A,B,C" instead of just "Yes". So I always select "No", deselect A,B,C, and reselect "Yes", which is highly frustrating.
Feb
3
comment Selecting many elements from a long list
No they're all unique and unrelated, unlike the example I posted above. There's no parent-child hierarchy.
Jan
27
comment Should I ask users to rate my app with pop-up window?
Er, what? Who said anything about free apps? If you show an intrusive popup saying "RATE MY APP!", I find it irritating. It's as if I were walking down the street and someone stepped in front of me and thrust a sign in my face. I have to stop and deal with it, and since I'm now irritated it probably won't be favorably. However if it's done seamlessly or unintrusively, I won't mind -- Huffington Post or another online news site recently started showing a one-question survey as a "answer this and then keep reading" sort of thing. It had a very obvious 'decline' option. I actually answer those.
Jan
27
comment Should I ask users to rate my app with pop-up window?
I always give them the lowest possible rating if they interrupt my browsing that rudely. Not scientific or indicative of anything, of course, but there will probably be others who do the same.
Jan
13
comment Should “Yes, delete it” be red, or green?
@Jeremy - Out of curiosity, could you tell which one's which if you didn't have text on the button?
Jan
12
comment Should “Yes, delete it” be red, or green?
@Lohoris, ChrisWue -- According to the National Institute of Health (US), it's "about 8%" of men. Wikipedia says 7-10% of men. I misremembered my statistics.
Jan
12
comment Should “Yes, delete it” be red, or green?
Neither, if you're red-green color blind like 10% of men.
Dec
5
comment Most suitable text for “Saved Queries” for non-tech users
How do you identify the filters in the save option? Do you say something like "save this search for future use"? The option for using the saved preferences should reflect the language you exposed previously. Eg. "save these search options" -> "apply search options (followed by a drop-down/selector)".
Nov
7
comment Rationale to avoid login screen as the first page
Is this a mobile app or a web page? What is the context of your Login screen?
Jul
31
comment How could you prevent users from leaving their original copy in the photocopier?
@Urbycoz - I've never seen any body part involved in Christmas party shenanigans get left on the photocopier. Unless our Christmas party shenanigans are of a different caliber than the norm...
Jul
25
comment Tracking Shipment Progress
If you include a link to your drawing, a user with more experience will usually be willing to come by and inline it for you. Welcome to UX.SE, by the way.
Jun
18
comment On Mobile Web, what's the best way to present Date of Birth form fields?
As an American user, when I see a prompt for DD/MM/YYYY I have a mental hiccup and have to stop and think. It's an extra (minor) cognitive load.
Jun
18
comment On Mobile Web, what's the best way to present Date of Birth form fields?
This would also need to support both mm/dd/yyyy and dd/mm/yyyy based on user preference. yyyy-mm-dd may be a better, neutral format.
Jun
18
comment Is there a better character than the asterisk to indicate a modified document?
Wow. I just learned why that strange dot character shows up next to the file name when I use Sublime Text 2.
Jun
14
comment Handling the branching/switching between incomplete tasks
If you're asking about code, StackOverflow may be a better place for your question.
Jun
3
comment Display big numbers in a small area
Tooltip won't work for a touch-based interface.
Apr
26
comment What steps should I follow designing a web site?
In addition to all the answers below, an important first step is to consider who your target audience is. What is the demographic, how literate are they, how much time do they have to spend, how likely are they to spend money/scroll/read lots of text/do xyz, etc.
Apr
26
comment How to best deal with many thumbnails in a product image gallery
I really dislike this setup because it makes it very hard to compare something on page 1 with something on page X, especially if X is a page that is not immediately visible and requires multiple paging to find. Not only do I have to do more clicking, but I also have to remember the pages where each of those items is located.
Apr
22
comment How can I highlight errors when bright red is the main color of the brand?
+1 for mentioning color blindness. Generally speaking, color should be a secondary indicator used in conjunction with other indicators such as symbols, icons, or special fonts.