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Web developer and designer


Dec
5
comment account confirmation pattern: link or link + page with edit field
Some users may be reading e-mail on a device which does not include a web browser or in a context where an activation code is easier to use - i.e. SMS users who make use of their providers' e-mail gateways or mutt users (okay, there's no help for mutt users - they probably don't need it anyways).
Nov
17
comment Any studies (or experience) regarding mobile device use and purchasing behavior?
Great info - making the case for a mobile-friendly shopping cart will be a little bit easier. Thanks!
Oct
28
comment Most effective way to display the enable/disable part of a setup page
"We have an admin section with a number of different settings users can go to..." - could you clarify? Are you talking about administrative users changing settings for unprivileged users or administrative users changing settings for themselves?
Oct
27
comment Who designs great UIs with usability testing?
+1 for the same reason that software isn't designed by troubleshooting (but that's no reason to say you can't design with troubleshooting in mind - i.e. by using specific, context-appropriate error messages)
Oct
24
comment What is the most effective way to solicit and manage open source project UI feedback?
+1 for lots of resources which could contribute to a feedback collection and tracking strategy - this is exactly what I was looking for.
Oct
24
comment What is the most effective way to solicit and manage open source project UI feedback?
+1 for clicktale - I think there could definitely be some potential there, though I'll consider clicktale for the demo (versus the distributable code) to avoid any potential privacy concerns.
Oct
24
comment What is the most effective way to solicit and manage open source project UI feedback?
+1 though the problems of a distributed userbase and localization (which may be community-generated) make hallway testing unrealistic. The application itself will include multivariate testing capabilities, though I honestly hadn't put too much thought into a multivariate testing tool which runs multivariate tests on its own interface - "head you like A/B testing so we put an A/B test in your A/B tester so you can test while you test" - I like it :)
Aug
14
comment What methods do you use to test the usability of an API?
+1 Sense of humor directly equates to how memorable (and, therefore, useful) some of the more obscure facets of the API will end up being - the API which does not require constant documentation review is the API which gets things done most quickly
Jul
24
comment What's the biggest surprise you've had in a usability test?
An opportune time to remind her that /Al Gore/ intended the Internet for everyone when he invented it.
May
14
comment Is it true that “the only 'intuitive' interface is the nipple”?
"Appropriate metaphors" indeed! 50% of the mammal population's nipples don't do much of anything. Hrmph.