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Senior UX Architect.


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?
Jul
21
comment why are the names on sports jerseys in all caps
A quote from Miles Tinker, researcher, on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_caps : "All-capital print greatly retards speed of reading in comparison with lower-case type. Also, most readers judge all capitals to be less legible. Faster reading of the lower-case print is due to the characteristic word forms furnished by this type. This permits reading by word units, while all capitals tend to be read letter by letter." That is, those "short letters" allow us to read more easily because the word has a particular shape. They're an advantage, not a hindrance.
Jul
17
comment Sort order when I have events and products
Yes. Separate the types and sort each type appropriately. Good answer.
Jul
15
comment (When/How often/Where) should I show my admob insterstitial ads?
Splash screens aren't common anymore. Best to get rid of that and get your content in front of your users as soon as possible. For the same reason, you might not want to put full-screen ads in the flow at all. (If I click to see a joke and I see an ad instead, I'll close the browser window.)
Jul
3
comment Why most of the microphones are placed on the left of headsets / headphones?
I've been wearing my Plantronics headset with the mic on the right. I just now noticed I can wear it either way. Maybe some of your data points are ambidextrous headsets that people have chosen to wear to the left? (I'll switch to left - I keep bumping the mic when I go to adjust my glasses with my right hand.)
Jul
1
answered Force user to answer simple question before revealing two different inputs
Jul
1
answered How to gauge whether customers would use an advanced feature
Jun
26
comment incentives for user testing
Incentives bring in a lot more subjects. It pays to be not cheap when it comes to recruiting for a study. I recently did two studies, one without (I got a 1% response) and one with (7%).
Jun
26
comment Canceling a User Interview
I think this is a question about recruiting for user studies, not job recruiting. It's a good topic for this site.
Jun
26
answered Canceling a User Interview
Jun
25
comment Serif vs. Sans Serif
It's probable that that serifs have less impact on readability than proper line length and line spacing.
Jun
25
comment Is “UX” as an abbreviation for “user experience” meant to be ironic?
It's XTREME!! Not boring, like "UE" is. Ho hum.
Jun
25
comment incentives for user testing
I should mention that not all the unmoderated testing sites offer all types of testing. UserTesting.com and UserZoom both do general usability testing, which, it seems, is what you're interested in.
Jun
25
answered incentives for user testing