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Senior UX Architect.


Oct
15
comment Prompt user for swipe for deletion - Design
The point, I guess, is that there's no consistency between platforms, or even between apps.
Oct
15
comment Prompt user for swipe for deletion - Design
In the Gmail app on my Android tablet, swiping email messages archives them.
Oct
6
comment Fill the whole progress bar
I see. So it's important for people to know that the vote-submission process has completed successfully. In that case, my answer is flat wrong. :)
Oct
6
comment Fill the whole progress bar
I think I misunderstood the question. I thought you were asking about something that shows progress of the application loading. But it seems you're talking about progress indicators on a multi-step process. Right?
Oct
6
answered Fill the whole progress bar
Oct
3
comment allow for user to customize a ribbon and its buttons?
Those would be my two objections too.
Sep
28
comment Should I enable hover dropdowns?
If you end up using hovers, please please please put in a bit of a delay on the hover so your menus don't pop up when you pass over them on your way to someplace else on the page.
Aug
25
comment Does the Oxford Comma increase readability?
The problem with equating commas with pauses is that it's then easy to do the opposite and stick unnecessary commas in a sentence where the voice would pause. And, as @DavidRicherby points out, commas are about sentence structure, not pauses in speech.
Aug
22
comment “Your” vs “My” in user interfaces
I hate both "My" and "Your" so I appreciate your justification for using neither.
Aug
22
comment Does the Oxford Comma increase readability?
@trlkly mentions "some guides." The AP and Chicago guides are commonly used here in the US. Lots of businesses default to one of those if they don't have their own guide. It doesn't look like I can nicely paste URLs into a comment, so I'll leave it up to the interested parties to google them.
Aug
22
comment Does the Oxford Comma increase readability?
Yes, I was referring to the US. And again, I'd suggest you conform to the style guide for your company. But in (US) journalism and publishing, commas and periods are placed inside the quote. (Question marks and exclamations are outside when that makes logical sense, @David Richerby.) If I were setting a programming text I'd use something other than quotes (italics or bold, maybe) to specify code.
Aug
22
comment Does the Oxford Comma increase readability?
It's a typographic standard, developed over the centuries. I don't have a logical reason for it; I suspect we do it because commas and periods look better tucked inside the quotes. (Look at professionally typeset works - NYT, books, magazines - and you'll see it all the time.)
Aug
22
answered Does the Oxford Comma increase readability?
Aug
20
comment Hyphens or en dashes—which are more readable when used in number ranges (for North American web users)?
You ask specifically about readability. My assumption is that the typographic standards are in place because they've been evaluated for readability over the years.
Aug
20
comment Hyphens or en dashes—which are more readable when used in number ranges (for North American web users)?
That's true, @edeverett. Word apps sometimes convert to the right thing. And if you know the differences (and care about them) you know the magic key combos.
Aug
19
answered Hyphens or en dashes—which are more readable when used in number ranges (for North American web users)?
Aug
19
comment The design and implementation of the purely theoretical “self destruct” button
Yes, exactly. An Uninstall feature on steroids. Instead of irritating reminders to update your software, the OS could remind us that there are 20 apps we haven't used in the past 6 months. Would you like to remove them?
Jul
24
comment A standard / benchmark test for user familiarity or proficiency with computer technology in usability testing
Usually instead of asking about proficiency I'll ask about number of hours spent on the web, using MS Office, etc. That seems a better indicator of expertise than tester-estimates proficiency, which is very qualitative and easy to over/under estimate (as others have pointed out).
Jul
21
answered Should I personalise forms
Jul
21
answered What to do with the “last” button in pagination?