5,886 reputation
1527
bio website
location UK
age
visits member for 3 years, 3 months
seen Jul 18 at 10:46

Roving Psychologist.


Oct
29
comment Points in game dynamics / gamification
Just a bit of background on this "There are two aspects to the application that we want to encourage. Actions that benefit you personally, and actions which benefit the community" - and definitely not an answer to the actual question.
Oct
29
comment Points in game dynamics / gamification
You might find this interesting background reading if you've not come across it before: The Prisoner's Dilemma en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoner%27s_dilemma
Oct
29
comment What makes people vote?
Point 2 is really Operant Conditioning: Postive Reinforcement ie if I do something and something happens then I'm more likely to do it it again (and visa versa) : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operant_conditioning
Oct
29
comment Usability tests - Open Source Tools
There's some software listed on this previous question: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/4511/…
Oct
29
comment When Did Usability Testing Start?
That short history of human factors link covers activity in the USA. In the UK much of the activity took place at the MRC Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge : mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/about/history
Oct
28
comment How do approaches for UX differ between intranets and normal websites?
I ran a Lotus Notes intranet back in the 1990s - and thought it was pretty good - for MANAGING Corporate Information - which is what it was orginally designed for. What it was less good at (at the time) was doubling up as an email system and web platform.
Oct
28
comment How do approaches for UX differ between intranets and normal websites?
There are a number of 'corporate search' software products already available from companies such as Autonomy.
Oct
28
comment What makes people vote?
It's an interesting question. The interface design is a component of the answer - but the psychology element isn't obvious.
Oct
28
revised How do approaches for UX differ between intranets and normal websites?
added 325 characters in body
Oct
27
answered How do approaches for UX differ between intranets and normal websites?
Oct
26
comment Jobs says he cracked the TV code - How can Apps successfully integrate into the TV watching experience?
I'll not bother this time since the question is closed. However I'll summarise Nielsen if someone comes back with a better question on 'Interactive TV', which I think would be the modern term for Web TV.
Oct
26
answered Easiest to read fonts
Oct
26
comment “Edit” or “Change”?
As you say: "but all apps that I've seen so far use edit" - so that's why I'd stick to this convention.
Oct
26
comment What is a good clean way of notifying the user their action was registered?
I agree with Roger - even down to the use of the 'Sunflower' 'working' icon.
Oct
26
answered Jobs says he cracked the TV code - How can Apps successfully integrate into the TV watching experience?
Oct
26
comment Enabling spell check in the UI
Yes some people get quite touchy about being told that their local version of English isn't spelt properly.
Oct
23
comment Applying research on the ‘signposting’ of categories in a system with a large number of different items - to a physical world environment
Googling I'm wondering whether this is covered by 'Semiotics' ? ( a subject I've never read up on)
Oct
22
asked Applying research on the ‘signposting’ of categories in a system with a large number of different items - to a physical world environment
Oct
21
comment Should web users see the http:// prefix to websites?
I agree with the phishing comment above.
Oct
21
comment Icon for “factory reset”
Indeed it is bad. For a software button I'd also expect it to trigger a dialog box 'are you sure' warning message (with the default option set to 'no') - and possibly a second 'Are you REALLY sure ? warning message as well...