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UX/UI designer, usability addicted web developer. Trying to make the world better with special UX magic.
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answered What is better interaction when we have many search criteria and many search results and is continuous flow?
Nov
14
awarded  gui-design
Nov
9
comment Making typing API keys easier for mobile users
Almost the same issue had occured with IP addresses, then they implemented DNS. Sorry, this is a technical solution, not usability one, still it has great impact on UX of your app.
Nov
7
revised displaying required field indicators based on action
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Nov
7
answered displaying required field indicators based on action
Nov
6
comment What are the essential must-read authors for UI designers?
As modern interfaces are highly interactive, I'd recommend to read Microinteractions by Dan Saffer.
Nov
6
comment What's the best way to explain what the options in a drop down menu mean?
Your solution is reasonable: having descriptions users will pick correct level easily. Still pay attention of how the descriptions are formulated. It's better to use terms and concepts which are used by school, as they are familiar to users. Also +Add Permissions button looks confusing. Did you mean Add School?
Nov
6
comment Indicating user-independent updates
If you need no point out what exactly was changed and need only convey group awareness, you could implement some minimal dashboard to display users' statuses/activities/changes. Pay attention how Google Docs implement this. Anyway this solution shouldn't distract the flow )
Nov
6
comment Indicating user-independent updates
Are other users really need to know it? If do, and updates are non-critical, use notification style, which are less distacting. The overal idea is to reduce distracting factors from users' flow.
Oct
29
answered Strange login flow in Microsoft Products
Oct
29
answered Best way to add the same information to more items on a list
Oct
29
revised How to have good UX with these master-detail relations?
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Oct
29
answered How to have good UX with these master-detail relations?
Oct
28
comment What are the differences between Usability Attributes and Usability Requirements
@PhillipW sure, they are key UX concepts, but we need usability attributes, which are measurable. We cannot set e.g. mental model as a usability requirement, bacause it's hardly measurable. And the question was about requirements and attributes.
Oct
28
answered What semantics should the back button in a wizard UI have?
Oct
28
answered How to present the user a way to save which view of the homepage they want to see?
Oct
27
comment What are the differences between Usability Attributes and Usability Requirements
@PhillipW Not exactly, i.e. user doesn't think in terms of learnability, memorability, etc. It's the "internals", which are setted and implemented by designer/developer. These attributes form either good UX, or bad UX. What you said "system does what the user wants" is more close to mental and system models, which strictly speaking are not usability elements.
Oct
14
comment Too many text-only buttons
Huge icons array are almost the same as huge text array, both are slow down information seeking and processing. Probably you need to change users' flow. Just having icons isn't the best solution.
Oct
13
comment Too many text-only buttons
So what are usability issues with these forms? Re-design will have impact if it solves some real problems.
Oct
13
comment Best way to overlay flat icon over a rich image in tablet applcation
Ha-ha, I've drawn the icons for 3 mins ). Your design doesn't look as a whole. The whole bar looks more distinctive. Though, it's my personal opinion.