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Roving Psychologist.


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comment Are Visual Programming Interfaces effective for non-tech users?
I'd say easier for easy tasks and harder for hard tasks - Here's Lego's VP language for 7 year olds (based on Labview) preview.tinyurl.com/ktblndl
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comment How to analyse user survey results
This a quite a common problem - a qualitative survey can produce a lot of very useful information and if you categorise you'll get some basic descriptive statistics ( % doing x versus % doing y etc ). However you will also understand a lot more about your users.
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comment How to analyse user survey results
Next time you do this try doing a small sample survey so that the full survey is focussed around issues you have already identified. It makes analysis easier as the larger survey is providing more data on the issues you've already identified.
Aug
26
comment What is easy to perceive? Width or height?
There are formal conventions on how to graph data - so users will be used to the formats shown above.
Aug
21
comment The usefulness of home appliances sound notification?
Its a good question: there are nice non bugging kind of sounds and there are 'notice me now' sounds like the smoke alarm. So clearly getting both the kind of sound and the volume of sound correct does matter on a device.
Aug
21
answered The usefulness of home appliances sound notification?
Aug
21
comment What are the typical best practices for handling reporting/flagging inappropriate content on a social/UGC site?
It'd probably be helpful if the question pinned down the kind of inappropriate content: spam is pretty easy to spot and would be dealt with in one way; inappropriate content from real users needs dealing with in a more sensitive way as you really want to keep your users but just pursuade them not to post certain stuff.
Aug
21
answered What are the typical best practices for handling reporting/flagging inappropriate content on a social/UGC site?
Aug
20
comment Explaining Wireframes to Remote Clients Sent via Email?
Its a good UX question. I've had to do this. And as noted below I did quite a lot of talking it through on the phone as well.
Aug
19
comment What techniques and software can be used to minimize replicate information on a website or book?
Sorry, I didn't get that content control is all down to you. If its all down to you and you get those situations where an item of information could equally go in either cluster A or cluster B - really you want to put it where your users are most likely to look for it. And sometimes you just end up cross referencing between two places on the site if they are both similarly logically likely. Doing Card Sorting with users will find out which 'heading' they are most likely to file an item under.
Aug
19
answered What techniques and software can be used to minimize replicate information on a website or book?
Aug
19
answered Idea to enhance the UX and the legibility of an internship report
Aug
19
comment Idea to enhance the UX and the legibility of an internship report
I've added "documentation" as a tag although I think maybe "document design" is a better tag name if someone has the power to create it: document design is a specific UX area and designing hard copy information is different from software interfaces.
Aug
19
revised Idea to enhance the UX and the legibility of an internship report
edited tags
Aug
19
comment 0 to 10 rating system alternative
1 - 11 - As used on the volume control on the BBC's iplayer in an homage to the movie Spinal Tap (yes, really) :-) bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbctwo
Aug
19
comment How important is the Q.S for cars for drivers?
I guess my first question is, is there already an app which does this ?
Aug
19
answered How important is the Q.S for cars for drivers?
Aug
19
comment Do older adults prefer white-on-black or black-on-white?
What do you mean by 'older' ? - problems with small text kick in in one's late 40s generally. Whether its white on black or black on white doesn't make any difference.
Aug
15
comment Use of technical terms
Re your usability test finding: its a basic UX rule: users don't like reading - they like to 'figure things out'.
Aug
15
answered Use of technical terms