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UX Designer / Solution Architect / Utility Infielder at BarometerIT.

Rare blogging occurs at AnotherTrick.

I live in the exurbs of Minneapolis, MN with my wife, dog, three daughters and lots of white-tailed deer.


Apr
10
comment What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
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Apr
9
comment How can I maintain usability on a slow system?
How bad? 6 seconds? 60 seconds? 600 seconds? (Realizing it varies.)
Apr
9
comment What the best way to allow a user to re order items in a large list
This is a bit tricky to imagine - can you whip up a mockup?
Apr
9
comment What the best way to allow a user to re order items in a large list
"More fine grained ordering" - I wonder if simply "starring" favorites, then keeping them permanently fixed at the top (or provide a link to filter by fave) would suffice - see GMail. Starring is pretty easily understood these days.
Apr
9
revised What voice should an option you don't want users to change be written in?
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Apr
9
comment What voice should an option you don't want users to change be written in?
@PhilipW totally agree (I almost did that in the orig mock)! Updating mockup...
Apr
9
revised What voice should an option you don't want users to change be written in?
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Apr
6
revised Are Network Components good UX?
fixed typos
Apr
6
comment How should a website's title be structured?
Excellent question! Also, is there distinctions between single-page apps vs. traditionally paged sites? There's also the question of all the places the title might be consumed - in bookmark lists, for instance - not just the primary browser-tab experience.
Apr
6
revised Are Network Components good UX?
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Apr
5
revised Are Network Components good UX?
added pictures for examples
Apr
5
answered Are Network Components good UX?
Apr
5
revised What voice should an option you don't want users to change be written in?
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Apr
4
comment When to save data?
Lovely answer. I would only add that another factor to consider is whether a given document can be edited by multiple users - usually another reason to lean towards auto-save.
Apr
4
comment Is changing a checkbox label's function to invoke an informational popover confusing?
You could use hover/tooltip instead. Or (?) icons as the click target.
Apr
4
comment What voice should an option you don't want users to change be written in?
If you went this route, I'd still recommend flipping it as I showed to be more easily understood. (With an explicit warning in place, I should think you've acheieved the desired discouragement.)
Apr
4
answered What voice should an option you don't want users to change be written in?
Apr
4
comment Would Breadcrumbs be effective if they incorporate Dropdowns?
@Karen, totally agreed. The OP threw me off by using those in the mockup! I wanted to say "No, you're insane!" until I realized it's perfectly reasonable when they look right.
Apr
4
comment Button layout in outliner
Sorry, should have been clearer. Many of the commands you have buttons for could be handled by a combination of drag-and-drop interactions and context-aware UI changes. See, for example, OmniOutliner or MS Project. The main functional wrinkle you add is the ability to target self or self-with-children, but that could be handled by holding down ctrl or an on-screen toggle.
Apr
4
comment Would Breadcrumbs be effective if they incorporate Dropdowns?
I suspect @Steven Wu's reaction was influenced by how clunky it would be to use actual HTML dropdowns as portrayed by the OP.