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Roving Psychologist.


Dec
4
comment How to leverage team effects in HCI?
Interesting looking book. I guess this could also be why a certain brand of computer used to start up with a happy face icon...
Dec
2
comment Is the concept of versions out of date?
"I recently noticed some copy stating that a site was compatable with "Firefoz 3.6, IE 8 and Google Chrome". That's a very 1990s web design fashion !
Dec
2
comment How do I explain correct usage of the MS Comic Sans font to a client?
The Woodlands Site is pretty standard for a UK Primary School ( ie up to age 11 site). If you are aiming to sell into this market - Comic Sans is the least of your problems ! Schools also like Comic Sans for documents they upload to their sites because its free and already installed on their computers.
Dec
1
answered Best way to execute heuristic reviews
Dec
1
comment Best way to execute heuristic reviews
The reservation I'd have with these detailed lists is that its hard to see the Wood for the Trees. What you need to be looking out for is the problem which isn't on the checklist...
Dec
1
comment What are the User Experience disciplines in the analog world?
This is a key point: "people are the same in both"
Dec
1
answered Windows Application Guideline
Nov
30
answered How to use user research to help design system-specific interfaces?
Nov
30
comment How do I explain correct usage of the MS Comic Sans font to a client?
I guess there's a bigger discussion here about whether you adopt different designs for different client groups - Eg: Should a bank's website look like a school's website ? Here's an example of a well known schools website here in the UK: woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk
Nov
29
revised How do I explain correct usage of the MS Comic Sans font to a client?
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Nov
29
answered How do I explain correct usage of the MS Comic Sans font to a client?
Nov
29
answered What are the User Experience disciplines in the analog world?
Nov
28
comment Why do manufacturers of most small/medium refrigerators default the door to swing counter-clockwise?
I'd support the use of the right hand to open argument. You can get more pull if you pull straight back with your right hand.
Nov
25
answered “startup” sites have a certain look and feel - does that style have a name?
Nov
25
comment The right wording for “close”
Done what ? Close is at least a verb...
Nov
25
answered The right wording for “close”
Nov
23
comment Does anyone have any good examples of a Heuristic Evaluation report?
The trouble with just distilling it down to some simple graphics - is that it can hide the vagueness of the underlying heuristics
Nov
23
comment My forum has many views and Facebook likes but very few users are actually logging in or posting topics/replies?
Viewing but not posting is by far the most common user activity on any board.
Nov
21
comment Is there a standard for the frequencies and or duration used for beeps?
This has now got me wondering the history of how apple came to make their computers go 'bong' when they started up...
Nov
21
comment Is there a standard for the frequencies and or duration used for beeps?
Excellent question. There's some existing research on this kind of thing in relation to industrial settings: nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/irc/ci/volume-6-n4-1.html