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bio website bryanlrobinson.com
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I'm a UX Strategist and front-end developer in the Memphis area.


Feb
28
comment Responsive Design - How to deal with wide HTML Tables
Our dev went for transparent PNGs and absolutely positioned divs. There may be better ways to accomplish this, but that was the quick and dirty way
Feb
22
comment Responsive Design - How to deal with wide HTML Tables
I disagree, MCeley. I ran into this with a client not long ago and I can't think of how i would display tabular data (taking the implementation fully out of, I couldn't really figure out how it should look). Long tables are really nasty.
Nov
15
comment Language selection: top or bottom of the page?
To msanford, I don't know that this is a good place for below the fold/above the fold. It's about the scenario. If they have enough of a percentage of users that need to change the language, they shouldn't have to search for this function (as searching an English site is difficult for a non-native speaker). Above and obvious makes sense. If it's a secondary piece, then below is fine, but my preference is still both.
Nov
15
comment Language selection: top or bottom of the page?
Benny's comment came in while i posted my answer. Agreed on use both. This is good redundancy not bad.
Nov
12
comment UI to let user pick some movies (3 - 6) from all movies released till now (>1 M)
I minored in Film Studies in college, yet when presented with "List your top 5 movies" I freeze. It's often times hard to pick when you consider the large breadth of movies most people have seen, and even harder when people really LIKE most movies they see. Too many choices, not enough memory space :D
Nov
9
comment How to present content behind a paywall to unregistered users
I think it's very easy for a UX person to write off paywalls (I know, because I've done it personally from inside the newspaper industry), but I think once that decision is made, it's our job to make sure the user isn't frustrated trying to sign up and make sure we align the business goals with user expectations. Paid content is more and more prevalent, so it's important to not make it a frustration for a user to give you money. Also, see my answer below.
Oct
29
comment Why is a manual transmission so complicated?
Not all interactions can be simplified. As others have mentioned the simplification of the Manual transmission IS the automatic transmission, so when faced with a complex issue, make it easily learnable. When you rest your hand on the stick and learn how third gear "feels" that's a nice natural learnability.
Oct
24
comment How do I make tablet ported game controls feel “native”?
I thought about suggesting the accelerometer (and your approach described is interesting, and I'd play that game to try it), but I'm convinced there IS no good way of using it :D
Oct
24
comment How do I make tablet ported game controls feel “native”?
I've played a few like that, most recently, The Amazing Spiderman port does it that way (though they only give about a third of the screen to it, as clicking on the middle changes perspective). The spiderman port has its own issues, but that part at least works pretty well.
Oct
24
comment A good ux patten for search box in the landing page vs. search box in other pages?
What's confusing about option 1? I might not be visualizing it right, but I feel like having it be the main focus on the homepage and allowing it to be smaller in the header on other pages is fine, as long as the other pages are consistent.
Oct
24
comment How do I make tablet ported game controls feel “native”?
Addressed in my edit above.
Oct
23
comment What's used more to submit a search, enter or submit button?
LukeW's "clear path to completion" definitely plays into this, I'd add that giving them a call to action allows the user to finish the form in his or her own way. I'm an "enter/return" guy, but I know plenty of people (less-than-tech-savvy) that will ALWAYS click an action and don't understand that enter does the same thing.
Oct
17
comment How do I represent null values in a line chart?
Can you post a mockup or wireframe for this? I think I understand, but it would be helpful to see the exact context
Oct
16
comment What fields to drop from the registration form?
If your goal is to get a user to sign up, the fewest fields necessary to have a unique ID, is the right number, like ChrisF said. I'll say this, look at the way LinkedIn does things, they nag you in a very Game Theory way to complete your profile ("Enter this info to get 5% closer to being complete!")
Oct
9
comment How to measure Learnability?
You could, perhaps take the variables into account and instead of looking at time in seconds, find the percentage faster a user can do things. For working on a live site using analytics, I'd not look at how long it takes them to do multiple tasks, but instead look at each task as it's own metric (as some users may stop after 2 tasks)
Oct
2
comment Is a lightbox considered a dialog box?
This might sound glib (and I don't mean it to, but that's why i've made it a comment not an answer), but I feel like a lightbox is a tool. It can be used for a dialog box, in which case I'd call it that, it can also be used for other purposes... and when used for other things, I'd call it by that name.
Sep
27
comment How do I figure out what people need by observing?
And if you have more assignments like this in the future just think "In my regular life, where do I get frustrated" and go from there :D
Sep
27
comment How do I figure out what people need by observing?
After watching them, then figure out pain points: did anyone have odd questions for baristas at starbucks? Were people confused which subway stop to take? How did the cashiers at the grocery store handle produce that wasn't labeled?
Sep
25
comment What are the first steps for growing UX operations in an agency?
I can't complain about the answer, it was quite awesome, and some of those links are still relevant when dealing with clients who might not understand why they should pay for us to do a comprehensive strategy for them.
Sep
25
comment What are the first steps for growing UX operations in an agency?
Whoops, got distracted while writing the edit: This is a great post! I'm going to use some of this as I move forward, but the main thrust of the question is more along the lines of selling UX and strategy to other companies. I think internally, there's some buy-in to doing things for our projects.