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Senior UX Architect, Thermo Fisher Scientific


Feb
24
comment Sliders and text boxes
It sounds like the slider sets values in multiple rows. If that's so, how do you specify where its values go?
Feb
20
comment Are users confused by the file upload element?
Help me understand why the down vote. Does this community disapprove of doing our own research? In my experience, data carries more weight with management than assertions, even from experts.
Feb
19
comment Is adding a discussion forum to a an eshop a good idea?
Oh, but you have to show the bad reviews. If you only let the glowing reviews show, users will be able to tell that they're being lied to (by omission). If trust is important to your business (and why wouldn't it be?), and if you decide to allow user reviews, then you've got to show them all, good and bad.
Feb
18
comment Blocked User Functionality
@septerr, my point was that, if there's no reason to let blocked users create posts, then your answer's obvious.
Feb
18
comment When would you user test an e-commerce product page design?
Good link to the paper prototype how-to. Bookmarked.
Feb
18
comment How should I handle calls-to-action on all items in a list?
+1 for no hovers. First, you'll have to add a cue that users should hover to get more options. Second, there's no hover on touchscreens.
Feb
18
comment Blocked User Functionality
Is there a reason to let the blocked user create posts? Will they be saved and posted when the user is unblocked?
Feb
7
comment How to present password rules
+1 for addressing a pet peeve of mine. @ColinSharpe mentions the case where my standard password is too simple and a site needs more. There's also the case where my standard includes symbols that are restricted by some sites. (Why oh why??) In those cases sometimes the site gives its rules in the error message. If not, then I try again and again before walking away.
Feb
7
comment What is the best practice for link affordance?
As you make your link-style decisions, consult with a graphic designer. As you add styles to links you also add cruft to the text block and impede readability. You'll have to work together to come to a good balance.
Feb
3
comment How to discover what users NEED and not what they WANT?
Also, look for the shortcuts they use. Pay attention to the post-its and printouts around their desks. Those things tell you right out where they have troubles.
Feb
3
comment How to reference (and provide links to) online content in offline media?
Remember that, when a URL is in an offline publication, users have to type in the URL. So a string of gibberish (Shortened URLs) is gonna be the worst option.
Jan
24
comment I have a link that lets the user add, delete, modify elements. What should I call this link?
Absolutely! Especially when you've got a long list of items, it's pretty tiresome to see "edit" "edit" "edit" ... all the way down.
Jun
4
comment What word can be used to mean either click or tap?
To "beak" would translate, I think, to "peck." I like it.
Jun
4
comment Display big numbers in a small area
Putting the actual price in a tooltip also means that users can't select it for copying. I imagine copy/pasting a price would be a common task.
May
1
comment Which page should we go to after results are deleted?
+1 for no orphans.
Feb
28
comment Is there a point to paginating articles online?
And these days I look for the one-page view when capturing an article for offline reading (using Evernote, etc.).
May
23
comment Is there a point to paginating articles online?
I just had that thought too. But paginating for this reason still inconveniences the user for the sake of the provider.
May
23
comment Is there a point to paginating articles online?
+1 for paragraph permalinks. This will be perfect in some cases (like a manual, as you pointed out).
Jun
10
comment Labeling of lightbox settings
This is the exact answer I was about to give. Exact.
May
4
comment Where to begin when designing a User Interface?
I should add that this can be done informally, quickly, easily. You could just get on the phone with a few coworkers' spouses to talk about the problems your application is going to solve. The point is to understand the problem in users' terms.