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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.


Mar
5
comment How to handle pagination in lists that autoupdate
Do all the lists update at once? (In other words, does a single update cause all lists to change at once?)
Mar
1
comment Does the use of lines improve the usability of tree widgets?
It was a great (if misguided) answer before and now with the edit it's an excellent one, that could benefit many people. -1 --> +1.
Feb
29
comment Does the use of lines improve the usability of tree widgets?
To be clear, you are referring to something like this, right?
Feb
29
comment Does the use of lines improve the usability of tree widgets?
Good discussion of using zebra stripes with trees, but I don't think zebra stripes are what the OP meant. I think he meant lines that connect parents to children - "lines to connect the hierarchy of nodes."
Feb
29
answered UXD Methodology - Best practices for identifying a Global Navigation Toolbar implementation
Feb
29
awarded  Organizer
Feb
29
revised Multiscreen Forms (Wizards), the Form's Previous Button, and the Back Button
edited tags
Feb
29
comment App interface for changing relational percentages
Auto-adjusting is great as long as precision across the pots isn't a priority. It would be frustrating if you knew that Pot A needed to be exactly 12, but every time you adjusted another pot, Pot A auto-adjusts in reaction.
Feb
29
revised Does the use of lines improve the usability of tree widgets?
Fixed grammar in title
Feb
29
suggested suggested edit on Does the use of lines improve the usability of tree widgets?
Feb
29
comment Pull-to-refresh and search bar
@John Couldn't agree more about the mini-tabs being a problem. I'm guessing they were included for business and not UX reasons. I never switch tabs, and I'm sure people that actually do would be happier using a drop-down menu rather than tabs.
Feb
28
comment Master Reference - Objects Sync
Can you add some more concrete details about what these abstract Objects, Parameters, Values and Templates actually are? It's hard to guess how users might react in these scenarios when the context is so abstract.
Feb
28
comment Pull-to-refresh and search bar
Glad to help, Nic! @BenBrocka, I think Google was trying to send a message to Apple that native apps aren't the only show in town, so they really wanted to push the envelope. Also, last I checked, the Gmail web app is still more polished (and feature-rich) than their native iOS Gmail app.
Feb
28
answered Pull-to-refresh and search bar
Feb
25
awarded  Yearling
Feb
24
comment Should filtering of data have an effect on the filter criteria as well?
To your first question, I imagined the number would be the resulting number if they were to apply that filter in addition to all other selected filters. Secondly, I assumed (given this example) that the Type is unique to the Brand, so that if you picked a different Brand, a new set of unique Types would arrive. So in your example, if you picked VW, the Type values would be replaced with Passat, Golf, Rabbit, etc. I'm not suggesting you break that link between those fields. I am suggesting criteria that is common to all cars is always shown.
Feb
24
answered Should filtering of data have an effect on the filter criteria as well?
Feb
23
comment Ideal number of data points per 100 pixels for a chart
One thing to consider is that if the users care about slope, that will be most legible and comparable where the axes are scaled in an optimal way so that slopes are closest to 45 degrees as possible, I believe. Can't seem to find the attribution for that - I think it's Tufte.
Feb
23
comment Should I place an image behind text data?
@Viraj, to be clear, you mean "grayscale" rather than actual black and actual white, right?
Feb
23
comment Should I place an image behind text data?
To expand on @RogerAttrill's point, if you are going to do it, err heavily on the side of legibility. What's the worst case if you make the brand image too subtle? The user won't notice it; not a big deal.