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bio website lastres0rt.com
location Atlanta, GA, United States
age 28
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seen Feb 13 at 0:12

UX Designer who just graduated from Georgia Tech!

I also draw a comic, Last Res0rt, that ends up being a test bed for all those things I learn about good design.

I'm currently looking for a full-time UX Designer role -- if you're keen, check out the the rest of my resume and let me know you're interested so we can discuss things further!


Feb
1
comment Swipe specific keyboard?
There's also the idea that the QWERTY keyboard has become an "ingrained affordance" -- i.e. it wasn't efficient before, but too many folks have learned it one way to change now without taking some hit to efficiency.
Jan
29
comment Responsive mobile testing - Is resizing the desktop browser adequate?
The browser-resizing trick works to solve 90% of problems, as it's more than most sites do even now. If I were only doing stuff for myself I might stop there...
Jan
25
comment Is a web form that sends an email bad UX versus native email client?
This. If you're looking for very specific pieces of information (vs. a generic contact form), a web form is vastly superior to just giving people an email address and hoping they know what to do.
Jan
22
comment What is the best way to spend a very limited budget on UX design?
And let's make it clear: the money is in the manhours, NOT the software (though a copy of Adobe and a computer may still set you back). Spend 'em up front, though, and you'll save yourself HEAPS in the long run.
Jan
21
comment Should we risk using colors other than blue in Web apps?
And there used to be tons of research into how men's brains were wired differently than women's and how these differences meant men were better suited for [X] and women were only good for [Y]. I think my explanation about default colors is a better logical extrapolation than thinking that all these social networks pick blue because they want "a calming effect"! These companies don't care about horoscope-level thoughts on colors, they care about results. For 90% of these sites, "results" means getting people to click on links, and the first step is making sure people know they're links.
Jan
21
comment Should we risk using colors other than blue in Web apps?
FWIW, I love how the author gets called out for being an amateur web designer. Take the article with a grain of salt, I'd say.
Jan
17
comment Upon the launch of a new site - add big slide-down / lightbox explanation?
+1 for pointing out that this practice is associated with spammers -- which doesn't mean it won't work, mind you, but actions that're associated with spam tend to repulse as well.
Jan
15
comment How to not make my website have a “1990's” look
@BryanOakley - "Avoiding picking fonts" is a bit of a misnomer. If you suck at fonts, pick something sans-serif and only use that one font. It may not be perfect, but it's better than Times New Roman.
Jan
11
comment How to not make my website have a “1990's” look
I consider your comics to be the focal point of your web design, so it'd be a mistake not to at least account for them in trying to fix your "1990's" issues. I've seen your facebook page, so you're obviously doing fine with your comics. I'm just suggesting they would still be improved with a little extra thought put in on typography -- I find your comics to be on par with The Oatmeal if not for your font selection.
Jan
11
comment How to not make my website have a “1990's” look
Hey, another Comics UX'er! Hi there!
Jan
3
comment Do people really want to look at multiple windows at once?
There is this concept of "ambient" information being useful -- this is why game designers get freaky about providing unique sound effects to certain items, or sound designers obsess over leitmotifs for animated characters, etc. Providing extra screen space is just another form of supporting (visual) ambience.
Jan
3
comment Do people really want to look at multiple windows at once?
Or for an even simpler parallel, watching a television show on one monitor and while using a computer / tablet closer at hand. We do it all the time, without even thinking too hard about it.
Jan
2
comment Is domain name important for user experience?
And likewise, I have lastres0rt.com -- I'd made the call that the 0 was better than a few extra letters or a dash, but it's always been tricky to say "lastresort.com, with a 0 in the 'o' for resort" or "lastres-zero-rt.com"... On the other hand, at least it's a distinguishing mark from all the other "Last Resort"s out there!
Jan
1
comment When should a year be added to a timestamp?
Nine months is enough time to have a baby, and it should be enough time to get a clue.
Jan
1
comment Is domain name important for user experience?
Is that enough of a reason to avoid using "non-simple" words, though? I would think non-native speakers gain literacy before fluency, anyway, so TYPING may not be the issue they have with certain words. Besides, "delicious" is actually a poor example, as its Latin roots mean it's seen in multiple languages (so it's more familiar than other foreign words)!
Dec
28
comment How to showcase UX work?
Worth note that this only says HOW to display it, and not so much WHAT to display. Deliverables are important, process is important, and some 'less enlightened' souls won't even think you're a real UX'er unless you have at least one set of wireframes included in there. Of course, what to display is a much bigger question...
Dec
26
comment What are the best practices on religious holidays?
It's more of a "depends on the business" type of knowledge -- For instance, a retail company dealing with Judaica shops inside synagogues, or a marketing firm that deals with Halal butchers, is very likely NOT dealing with Christian customers.
Dec
25
comment What are the best practices on religious holidays?
Are we assuming you don't have some level of (assumed / tailored) knowledge about your customers' religion?
Dec
19
comment Reputation Scoring Signals
Is there an actual question with a single best answer here, or are you just asking us to do your homework for you and give you our opinions?
Dec
19
comment How to place text and a gallery side by side without giving more relevance to one or the other?
Are these images and texts related? I.E. is there a roughly one-to-one relationship between these images and the text, or is it more that you have artwork in one gallery and stories in the other?