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UI Developer, UX Designer, Data Viz.

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

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Apr
4
comment Button layout in outliner
Unless you have an unusual reason you haven't mentioned, you might reconsider relying so heavily on buttons. Managing a tree-like (and list-like) structure screams WYSIWIG. Users are used to this pattern!
Apr
3
comment Would Breadcrumbs be effective if they incorporate Dropdowns?
+1 "stays out of the way until the user discovers it". Graphic design of the controls is critical here.
Apr
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
2
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
29
comment How to display misspelled words on search results?
Minor clarification: Google does return results for misspelled words - see the OP - it's just that their algorithm didn't pick up "acabacadra" as a misspelling of "abacadabra" and Bing's did. I believe the unfriendly message you saw occurs when there are no results despite their attempts to error-correct for you.
Mar
29
comment Should I allow users to edit replies in a ticketing system?
@Monica Cellio Right on - I was thinking of the comment system, but the same applies to Q&A. (And since more editing is allowed in Q&A, more problems occur there with the conversations being out of synch.)
Mar
29
answered Flow of Dynamic Grid
Mar
29
comment Should I allow users to edit replies in a ticketing system?
See also: this very site, and all other Stack Exchange powered sites.
Mar
27
answered Is “having fun” a quality of User Experience?
Mar
23
comment Adaptative Web Design + UX deliverables
@Jon W Paper (or digital mockup) is not always faster. If the designer is a strong enough coder (and the number of screens at play is higher) JS/HTML/CSS can be faster to iterate on than paper/electric-paper. (When you need three layouts of the same pages, a centralized stylesheet is suddenly very much worth the effort.) That skillset is certainly not the norm, and given that the OP used the term "deliverable", probably not assumed with this question, but seems worth saying.
Mar
23
answered Adaptative Web Design + UX deliverables
Mar
15
awarded  Talkative
Mar
15
comment Multiple Monitors and screen corners
@dnbrv I'm definitely no expert on those occupations. But wouldn't someone who works in that environment day after day quickly become a power user - at least for the actions they commonly perform? (Don't journalists learn ctrl-x and ctr-v pretty quickly even if they have no idea what RAM is?) Of course, I could see people not even conceiving that their would be keyboard shortcuts for window actions - there is a real issue of discoverability. Cut and Paste are at least menu items with tooltips explaining the keyboard shortcuts, so there's a chance they'll be discovered.
Mar
15
comment Multiple Monitors and screen corners
@dnbrv But how many "common users" have multiple monitor setups? I don't know any.
Mar
15
answered Icon/asset catalog for development
Mar
15
comment Multiple Monitors and screen corners
Wait, your co-workers are nerdy enough to have multiple monitors but they still use a mouse to close windows?
Mar
12
comment How can I guard against users accidentally sending emails without attachments?
+1 for learning specific user patterns, rather than applying a blanket pattern for all users.
Mar
12
comment Accessibility of JSF's frameworks
You might look at Wicket, which is Java-based, but has a "lighter touch" when it comes to messing with markup - you have nearly complete control over the HTML. The out-of-the-box widgets are not always highly polished (or accessible), but are often good starting points for extending. It's very flexible.
Mar
9
revised Why does Firefox remove the “close tab button” when you have more than n tabs open unless you focus on the tab?
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Mar
9
comment Why does Firefox remove the “close tab button” when you have more than n tabs open unless you focus on the tab?
Mozilla used to publish usability studies, didn't they? I can't seem to find anything recent...