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Senior UX Architect, Thermo Fisher Scientific


Jun
23
comment Disable or remove close button
If there's no close button on the video, I'll be hitting the close button on the browser.
Jun
23
answered Scheduling app: to add all day option or not?
Jun
18
answered Are carousels effective?
Jun
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
13
comment Should I use pagination for longreads?
See this question: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/21375/…
Jun
13
comment What is a Call To Action?
Yes, the CTA is a marketing thing. In recent years, though, I've tried to define CTAs as UX things. That is, instead of steering the user toward the business's goal, they can be used to clarify the next step toward the user's goal.
Jun
12
comment Avoiding the Hermann grid illusion
The correct answer is, of course, try some things and see what works. (See Matthew's excellent trials below.)
Jun
11
comment Default filtering behavior: Everything displayed or everything hidden?
Are your captions correct? If no filters are active, then all results are shown. That makes sense. If all filters are active, then what? No results are shown?
Jun
11
comment How do you combat the “As a user” comments
Maybe your client is a user, and maybe you are too. But no UX pro would let users simply tell them what they do or what they want. That's what user testing is for, to observe what users do. And we all know what they do is usually different from what they say they do.
Jun
11
comment Can a label and a count link to the same detail list?
This solves another problem with the original list, where the wide gap between the numbers and labels makes it hard to associate them with each other. Alternatively, you can bring them together like this: "Not scheduled (1)". And in that case it seems natural to link just the label.
Jun
4
comment centered logo ok?
Geez. What catastrophe do they think will happen if their logo's centered? Nobody will see it?
Jun
2
comment Is the return arrow a recognized symbol for submitting an input field?
I don't honestly think the label on the button matters all that much since its location and size communicate to me that it's for field submission.
Jun
2
comment Is the return arrow a recognized symbol for submitting an input field?
I sometimes get hung up on button-less inputs, when a type-ahead dropdown appears after a few characters. Selecting one of the options in there sometimes just populates the field without submitting the entry. Then I'm left looking for a "Search" or "Go" button. In that case, clicking in the field and typing Enter seems like such a waste of a click and a keypress.
Jun
2
comment What is the exact difference between fluid and responsive design?
Great link. I didn't know there was a thing called Adaptive. Now I do.
May
27
comment What are some creative patterns for viewing and selecting individual items in a large non-hierarchical list?
Ah. I think I understand now. There's no core set common to all users. All I can do now is wish you good luck.
May
27
comment What are some creative patterns for viewing and selecting individual items in a large non-hierarchical list?
If we're talking about 90% and 90%, then I bet you can make a reasonable guess at the items practically everyone will want. (Or talk to users to discover it.) Or define the default set as the items the business wants people to be subscribed to. We might be talking about a core of 100 or 150, not the exact 270. Anything to make the user's task easier.
May
23
answered What are some creative patterns for viewing and selecting individual items in a large non-hierarchical list?
May
20
comment “New” vs. “Create”
I'll state the obvious: "New" in a menu is pretty unambiguous. "New" on a page element could - based on its context, location, styling - be construed as a link to recently updated stuff ("NEW!").
May
20
comment Pagination Design
My vote for your worst-case is that it should leave the nonsense string in the field and do nothing.
May
16
comment What is legible way of showing different status for different time slots
Is status linked to time? For example, do all 1-2pm slots have the same status? And do all slots in each status have the same time? If so, then status seems redundant and maybe unnecessary.