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Seasoned UX professional.

UX Mentor @ Google TLV Campus.

UX Lead @ Panaya | Blogger @ UXtasy | Editorial member @ UXI

Cognitive Psychologist by training. @vitalym on Twitter.


11h
comment How easy to read are small caps vs lower case?
@Crissov Honest to god!
1d
comment What is a good tool to prototype Windows 10 programs?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's asking for a tool recommendation.
1d
comment Do nested hierarchies of folders make sense to novice users?
1 - "Hindered" compared to what? Any method is worse than a better one, but what solution are you comparing this to? 2 - what is your question exactly? If it really is a survey of the way people feel about the file explorer model, then it's a bad fit for this site, as per the FAQ.
2d
comment How easy to read are small caps vs lower case?
You may see them all the time, but it's still much less common than all caps. For the simple reason that it requires special attention to typography. Most people who have nothing to do with design aren't even aware that small caps exist. Furthermore, readability has a large unconscious element, it's determined before you've had the chance to process the text and think that you're being shouted at. Also, people who haven't spent a lot of time in chats, do not perceive all caps as shouting.
Jan
24
comment Simulating how an app would look on various Projectors
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about solving a non-UX problem.
Jan
23
comment Display time left for strongly varying times (graphically)
Thanks, but you actually mentioned someone else :-)
Jan
22
comment Not showing bootmenu
this belongs on either Ubuntu.SE or SuperUser.SE.
Jan
21
comment Is it worth having custom 404 pages for different features of a web app?
I guess we have different definitions of "fact" then :). gmail.com/lkjhlkj, facebook.com/lkuhkl.
Jan
21
comment Is it worth having custom 404 pages for different features of a web app?
@JamesRyan Outdated or not, it's a fact that 404 pages exist. The question wasn't whether they should be used - I agree that it's best to avoid them whenever possible. The question was how to use them, as long as they are already being used. Also, your assumption about the uselessness of search is unwarranted in many cases, especially in the case of webapps, which is what the OP explicitly asked about. And I actually never mentioned search :).
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
But it didn't turn out yet. Neither of us has the data, and in the absence of data displaying the rules is the safer path, because they at least get the option to read the rules. Hiding the rules makes sure that exactly 0% of users read them. The error rate will by definition be higher (unless you're operating under the assumption that noone reads them ever. I can assure you that this is not the case, because I read them sometimes :) ).
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
You're right in that these are both assumptions. But in times of uncertainty we should follow the rules of thumb, that's what they're for. And they recommend error prevention :).
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
What makes you think that it's a fringe case? Users know that passwords must meet certain criteria. We don't know how many of them read the requirements. There's a pretty wide consensus that says that error prevention is preferable to just easy recovery (e.g. Nielsen recommends it).
Jan
21
comment Is it worth having custom 404 pages for different features of a web app?
Roger, touche :)
Jan
21
comment App - Should a user be able to edit the text of a tweet or facebook post?
Hi myuxteam, welcome to UX.SE! Your answer would be more helpful if you explained why exactly you don't think that it's necessary to let users customize the text. The reasoning is more important than just a personal opinion.
Jan
13
comment How can employees be subtly reminded that when they talk loud in the cubicle farm corridor they disturb people in the cubicles?
Simple: youtube.com/watch?v=RzToNo7A-94
Jan
12
comment Which gives heavier congitive load in grid on phone screen? Grid of images or grid of text? And which is faster to recognize?
This should be relevant: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/58525/…
Dec
29
comment Better Approach for 4-level Tree Structure
Then you can use a command line to do this. Or have the monitor blink out the list to you in Morse code, after you navigate the tree by sending text messages in ancient Mongolian to a specific phone number. These ways are pretty different from the standard, yet I assume that it's not the kind of thing that you had in mind. If you're not trying to improve a specific parameter of the current solution, there's no way to know that you've succeeded or than a suggestion is even relevant.
Dec
29
comment Better Approach for 4-level Tree Structure
"Regular and boring" doesn't mean that it needs to be enhanced. What problem exactly are you trying to solve?
Dec
24
comment Good UX for inputting 14 different times
@JonH I'm pretty sure that somebody at Google did.
Sep
27
comment How to end a polyline drawing
The dangling element isn't a necessity. I've used double click for an action that both places the last point and ends the polyline, and it worked well.