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UX Designer/Interaction Designer.


Mar
23
comment How to indicate that an element is “new” in a list
And provide a Sort by Date option.
Mar
20
comment How to visualize the possibility of drag'n'drop?
A couple things to note: (1) Changing the cursor isn't enough. Users need to see that a thing is grabbable before they'll reach for it. The grippy textures show that. (2) In the case of Gmail, the texture is way over on the left end of the messages, but you can grab a message anywhere, not just on the texture.
Mar
18
comment What is high level sitemap?
I don't think there are separate things called "sitemaps" and "high-level sitemaps." I think someone asked you to make a sitemap that is at a high level. Later on you might make a more detailed one.
Mar
17
comment What to use - “Login” or “Sign in”? What about both?
If you go with "Sign In," make sure you don't use "Sign Up" for the registration link. They're too similar.
Mar
17
comment What is the purpose of jackets having small zipperless back pockets just below the neck?
It's where you put your weed?
Mar
12
comment Best practice for ordering social media login buttons?
Why order by popularity? Because the user is most likely to be a member of the top one, next likely to be a member of the next, etc.
Mar
9
comment Touch versus trace typing
I used gesture typing almost exclusively on my Nexus 7. (Tapping out non-standard words.) I miss it now that I've got an iPhone. And yes, my perception was that it was faster. Maybe it was just easier.
Nov
12
comment Is lack of redundancy or visual consistency more important?
Some would argue that the user experience trumps programming effort.
Nov
12
comment How can I most effectively communicate design specs to my developer?
In my experience, it's the Visual Design team's responsibility to put together a document called a Visual Style Guide that addresses all these issues.
Nov
10
comment Might a design be “too good” for users that expect a low price?
I've always suspected that this is why eBay has always been so ugly. They want to convey "bargain" and "discount" through bad design.
Oct
30
comment How to influence effect of single vote on a like/dislike bar?
I'd suggest just displaying the ratings honestly. (That would require you to reconsider the "no vote count" decision.) Users will put less faith in fewer votes, as they should. And you should help them recognize the ratings that are more and less worthy of their trust.
Oct
30
comment How to influence effect of single vote on a like/dislike bar?
"Cast your vote to see the results" can lead to people voting without being informed about the issue, just to reveal the results. Many people are there to gather info in order to make a decision. At this point, they're not prepared to cast a vote.
Oct
30
comment Alternative reward levels to “Gold, Silver, Bronze”?
Depending on your context, you could use a single rating. You're either "special" with a cool icon by your name or "normal" without.
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
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.