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User experience type with solid background in software development.
Always made people love the UIs I designed, encahced productivity in business appications.
Accepting remote gigs.


Apr
8
comment Is this rotating cube interface user-friendly?
I think the cube should rotate much faster, to give the user more opportunities to enter data. This would allow to add more fields to the form!
Mar
18
comment Next vs. Continue
"Next" is informative, while "Continue" is imperative. I try not to tell the users what to do so I'd use "Next".
Mar
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
28
comment Is the term 'field' too technical when giving messages on a form?
@Bart Gijssens: it is terminology from the 80-column card punch; a "field" was the term for several consecutive columns containing a single data item, like for example 6 cols containing a pre-Y2K date. The set of all fields is a "recod".
Dec
26
comment Should image overlays have a close button?
There are two use cases: 1- The user wants to play safe 2- The device doesn't have an "Esc" key (mobile) and touching somewhere else might trigger some other action.
Dec
11
answered Is there a reason for the recent shift to inner zoom images on ecommerce websites?
Nov
19
answered Multiple choice forms with radio: Should the choices be arranged horizontally, vertically, or in a square?
Nov
6
answered How to explain keywords creation to a user who doesn't “get it” intuitively?
Oct
29
comment What is the best way to deal with very complex forms?
There is another suggestion I recalled after my prior comments: in long forms it is very handy for the user to highlight the "current field", the one that has the focus. Browsers now apply an "outline" automatically, which can be configured. I also like to slightly change the background color. This helps the user to get back th where he was working after having looked somewhere else, his papers usually.
Oct
29
comment What is the best way to deal with very complex forms?
@Marcos: I'd like very much to see the outcome of your studies, even if they are in a language other then English.
Oct
23
answered Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change?
Oct
23
comment What is the best way to deal with very complex forms?
Also, give the input fields sizes proportional to the size of the expected data. In addition to being a helpful hint, this breaks monotony and helps the to get back to the right point a user who turned her sight out of the screen usually to get a value from a paper. If a designer comes out with an all-same-size-inputs design don't kill him, but give him an warning he can't refuse :-)
Oct
23
comment What is the best way to deal with very complex forms?
The term "single column form" refers to forms having the labels on top of the input fields. You will be much better off with a "two column layout": labels before the inputs, in the same line. The single col layout has many problems for forms other than a login. Firstly, the forms end up being too tall, albeit with a lot on empty unused space to the right. Secondly, labels are displayed in small forms, which is an issue for users 45~50+ years old.
Oct
23
comment What is the best way to deal with very complex forms?
I'll add to the list the capability to automatically save partial results, like for example in the user's local storage. With lengthy forms it happens that a user could experiment a loss of her work due to the session end. It is convenient to ensure that the session is renewed at each user interaction, not only upon submit. You can use AJAX for this purpose.
Oct
23
comment What is the best way to deal with very complex forms?
@Marcos: "The framework does not support wizards" and "we can't do multipage forms" are independent facts. A few years ago I worked in a project involving 200+ fields forms, and after splitting them in pages the forms became usable.
Oct
8
answered When to ask for registration
Oct
8
comment Is a book more user friendly than an e-book?
@Majed: I'm working on a personal project to enhance on-screen reading, I say "making reading on-screen better than reading on paper". Have jotted down a lot of ideas so far, and I'm prototyping them. What's in your mind?
Sep
27
revised Hamburger menu icons - should they be on the left or right?
typos. details
Sep
24
answered Which one is better in our case if MDI is considered bad?
Sep
24
answered Hamburger menu icons - should they be on the left or right?