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I make things, fix things, and break things.

And not specifically in that order.


Apr
14
awarded  Yearling
Jul
18
answered Is it ever acceptable to break extremely common interaction functions?
Jun
22
awarded  Student
Jun
14
comment Reliable sources about UI/UX best practices in Japan?
Sorry, I wasn't clear - your question is based on something that isn't true. I was trying to (politely) ask you to source the basis of your experience with something objective.
Jun
13
comment Reliable sources about UI/UX best practices in Japan?
I've not come across anything that isn't anecdotal that supports your claim. Even the linked website isn't exactly authoritative. Doesn't mean you're wrong, I'm just not aware of ANY research that would support your findings - and if you're struggling to link support for your claims, it may not be a good question for this site.
Jun
6
answered Which gender should I write to
May
29
comment Why do ATMs need to take your card in?
They don't. There are plenty of machines in canada that only require you to swipe your card.
May
20
comment Should autocorrect include swear words out of the box?
What's so hard about turning off the option? Nothing. However, I shouldn't have to configure any device I purchase to be "kid appropriate" - it should be that way out of the box.
May
19
comment Should autocorrect include swear words out of the box?
Few problems with the logic. First, if 0.5% of words that are spoke are swearing, what is the percentage for written communication? Writing and speaking are different mediums with different uses. Second, what is a "swear"? What constitutes a naughty word? Third, while common use of alcohol is to get drunk, it is not distributed freely to the public, because of the negative outcomes on certain populations. Why is this different for naughty language? Finally, what is so g*damn hard about turning on the option / adding the word? We're talking about DEFAULT settings not overall restrictions.
May
18
revised How can I learn A/B testing independently?
Cleared up the question.
May
18
suggested suggested edit on How can I learn A/B testing independently?
May
17
awarded  Enthusiast
May
16
revised Phone or Tablet mockups: chicken or the egg?
Restructured the question to ask questions (instead of commentary) first.
May
16
suggested suggested edit on Phone or Tablet mockups: chicken or the egg?
May
14
comment What do you say to a complete web design newbie to not crush his spirit?
It depends how open he is to criticism, really...
May
8
comment Best to say 'swipe up' or 'swipe down'?
I guess it's not a big deal if it is the only thing wrong with the interaction. But if I've had other problems interacting and I can't figure out what "swipe" means? That'd probably be the point I stopped trying.
May
8
revised For touchscreen interaction, are there benefits to knowing a user's preferred hand?
No more confusion - two users answered the question in the title. Made the title and the question the same.
May
8
suggested suggested edit on For touchscreen interaction, are there benefits to knowing a user's preferred hand?
May
8
comment For touchscreen interaction, are there benefits to knowing a user's preferred hand?
I can't see a technical reason why this would be the case. I could be wrong, but there's no physical movement that is lateralized. Palm detection/rejection (maybe)? Think about the variation in the physical writing process. Or in anything, really. There's no fundamental, core physical action that is adequately consistent to consider in designing an interaction.
May
7
comment How can I tell stories in my UX portfolio?
To clarify, the question was about using a porfolio to showcase UX - right? Well, in recruitment, multiple slideshows is more useful than proper design. You'll notice I didn't suggest using poor design to showcase the work to the UX team - I explained two scenarios, and two purposes. As a recruiter, if you make me use a live preview of your work, I'm going to see much less of it, and have less information for an informed decision. And as an intelligent human being, I'd understand the tradeoffs between excellent design for usability and excellent design for targeted customer use.