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Roving Psychologist.


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
Aug
13
comment What shape should toilet seats be?
I'd argue that the aesthetic experience of a product IS part of the user experience, and that there is more to 'nicer to use' than pure ergonomics.
Aug
12
comment What shape should toilet seats be?
There is more to it than the physical demographic: there is 'fashion'. Which is why square toilet seats exist: victorianplumbing.co.uk/…?
Aug
11
answered How technical should airline pilots be?
Aug
6
comment How can wiring systems be designed to not rely solely on colour?
They could barcodes printed on them. And then when you pointed your smartphone at them it would tell you what they did...
Aug
6
comment Is it worth hiring a UX professional to help with a fundraiser campaign for a 2 year old website?
Don't forget to test the site: if you have been involved in building it, how it works will always be 'obvious' to you. But sometimes rather less to the users.
Aug
5
comment Toilet flush buttons
Off topic - but there are some sensor loos wich I use: the problem is that the sensor looks like a button, so there is a tendency for users to try to touch the sensor - which obviously totally undermines the point of a 'no touch' means of activating the loo / sink
Aug
5
comment what is the critical mass for design research
8-12 is optimal for user testing which is a fairly tightly defined procedure. However "qualitative research" is a much broader description.
Aug
4
answered Can we Quantify Cognitive Load?
Aug
1
comment Can I test different devices when I'll only have a sample of around 10 participants?
I don't think you can usefully hang numbers on the results with any degree of accuracy with this size of sample - you need to test more people if you want numbers.
Jul
31
answered Can I test different devices when I'll only have a sample of around 10 participants?
Jul
30
comment How to refer to that '#' button on the phone?
No, call it Hash. (or the "noughts and crosses" key if dealing with anyone over 55 - as it looks like a grid for this playground game)
Jul
30
revised Should you reveal to the participants where they 'went wrong' during usability tests?
added 2 characters in body
Jul
30
revised Toilet flush buttons
added 213 characters in body
Jul
30
comment How to refer to that '#' button on the phone?
Pound and Sharp would be completely wrong for a British English Audience. Although I agree that most people have probably learnt it, the symbol actually means 'number', as in # 1, #2 etc. It's originally an American symbol. In Britain 20 years ago you'd have written No 1, No 2 although this format is being replaced by the American one.
Jul
30
answered Should you reveal to the participants where they 'went wrong' during usability tests?
Jul
30
answered Toilet flush buttons
Jul
28
answered UX as a priority in software application design outside of IT
Jul
18
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