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Roving Psychologist.


Feb
7
comment Can you characterize a user by their choice of Internet browser?
An interesting thought.
Feb
7
comment How many people must a UX team consist of?
It's also worth thinking about the point where the team gets too big to be effective. There's been quite a lot of discussion about this in the context of Agile Teams.
Feb
6
comment What is the definition of usability/ux problem?
UsabilityNet's quite an interesting historical artifact - as it reflects how things were back in 2003. usabilitynet.org/about/aboutusa.htm
Feb
6
comment How to categorize usability/ux problems?
Neilsen is using some of the standard heuristics. There are longer heuristics lists though which have been discussed on here before - so try doing a search on here for 'heuristics'
Feb
6
answered What is the definition of usability/ux problem?
Feb
6
comment How to get stakeholder buy-in for proposed UX research initiatives?
I think this is specific enough to be valid: one hurdle you get with any kind of research proposal is getting past the 'But we know what our customers want ! ' attitude.
Feb
6
comment How did multi-touch interfaces become natural when it should have been unnatural?
Agreed, people will tend to give a consistent answer if you ask them to show something getting bigger or smaller. They may learn this as babies from interaction with real objects.
Feb
5
comment How did multi-touch interfaces become natural when it should have been unnatural?
OK, maybe that stuff which you stick things on the wall with is a better example of a material which is stretchy.
Feb
5
answered How did multi-touch interfaces become natural when it should have been unnatural?
Feb
4
answered How to get stakeholder buy-in for proposed UX research initiatives?
Feb
3
answered How do you take notes at speed?
Jan
28
comment Why do numpads on keyboards and phones have reversed layouts?
In a left to right / top to bottom culture the telephone layout is more logical...123,456,789
Jan
28
comment How to create a useful 500 internal server error page
I like the principle of being able to report - but I think that example error page given actually has too much information on it. img.skitch.com/20081018-fk9bgfpyrep85dabg6958f4jpk.jpg Users have to think about it - and that's bad.
Jan
27
comment What general questions about UX are best asked during an interview for a UX position in general?
I'd particularly be looking out to see whether they'd spotted that there is a 'pull' handle on the 'push' door which they'd have had to have used to get into the building :-)
Jan
27
answered At what stage in a project would hiring a UX contractor provide the most value?
Jan
26
comment How to prioritize target groups for a web site?
Just to clarify: do you mean an intranet or extranet ? ( sites to help the business and its customers carry out 'business processes') ?
Jan
25
comment Why are software EULAs typically displayed in a tiny non-adjustable box with lots of scrolling?
It's because companies don't actually want people to read them....So they can steal their customers souls...geek.com/articles/games/…
Jan
24
comment What is the best way to inspire users to choose strong password?
@ Lèse majesté. Thanks. I'm sure I've come across this as well somewhere. Telling users HOW they can produce passwords which are both; easy to remember - and hard to crack; - would be a good answer to the question.
Jan
23
revised Derive universal mental model from bunch of user mental models, good practice or not?
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Jan
23
answered Derive universal mental model from bunch of user mental models, good practice or not?