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bio website kodak.com
location Eastern, KY
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seen Mar 25 at 12:56

Just another geek hoping to inherit the Earth.


Sep
17
comment How to gently lock a form when user is still typing (after finished countdown)?
I like this approach, but may want to go solid red at one minute, blink once at 30 seconds, once at 25 seconds, maybe once every 2 or 3 seconds down to 10 seconds, before finally blinking once a second for the final 10. Steady blinking when I know I'm running low on time will just be a distraction as I am trying to wrap things up.
Jun
26
comment False identification of gender on website registration
With this requirement you've also eliminated much of the deaf/mute/speech-impaired population
Apr
18
comment Should a mobile media app lower volume or pause?
I like this answer, with the caveat that it depends on what the notification is for. If it is something of utmost importance, then the relative "jarring disruption" of pause-notify-play may be preferable, to make it stand out more. Otherwise, you stand the chance that the notification will bleed into the music and not be noticed.
Apr
10
comment How should we prepare users for a site overhaul?
Fair enough - a gradual change is probably best. I just wanted to raise the question for you, and for anybody who finds this discussion in a search.
Apr
10
comment How should we prepare users for a site overhaul?
That makes sense. I was just trying to get a feel of what "everybody" means - 5 people, 500 people?
Apr
9
comment How should we prepare users for a site overhaul?
Generally speaking, a gradual change as described in most answers below is preferable. However, a lot depends on your user base. How many users are affected, and what is their technical proficiency? Some types of users love new stuff, others will complain.
Mar
22
comment Calendar recurrences on the last day of the month
I'm guessing your application would not do well with payroll processing companies.
Dec
6
comment Can I safely remove search functionality?
You may, unfortunately, be at the point of "take it out and see what happens." With such good metrics, and a proven navigation design, I'm assuming that you have good source control practices, so removing (or hiding) it should be readily "undoable."
Apr
15
comment How can I distract / entertain people in an app while waiting?
+1 for the suggestion, -1 for the productivity it cost me watching it...wait, just one more.... :)
Feb
24
comment Combine load and save button into one button?
Your first sentence exactly describes the issue - you have to make an assumption on the functionality.
Dec
19
comment Is this hard to read?
FWIW - I find this color scheme preferable to the original.
Dec
19
comment Is this hard to read?
@SchroedingersCat: in fact, it took me a couple of times looking at the UI to figure out what was even meant by the "zebra stripes" comment. The only column where they are even enough of a contrast to make a difference is the last one, and since I read left-to-right, I missed that entirely.
Oct
7
comment Should date validation allow “091011”?
Know your audience. In general, a date picker removes all ambiguity, but if it is an internal data entry application, for instance, where the user will be manually adding a date in a known format, then simply inputing a string of numbers will be much faster for their workflow.
Oct
7
comment Should date validation allow “091011”?
Wait....I'm not sure I understand your "whatever the heck date you want that to be" comment. Isn't 12/12/12 the same no matter the format, so it should always pass?
Sep
16
comment How would you represent “easy”?
I agree - decide first on what you are trying to measure, and that may drive the UI. Right vs. Wrong is just common sense, but "easy" just doesn't fit that pattern.