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Roving Psychologist.


Mar
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answered What are some good ways to verify legitimacy of a commenter on a blog post?
Mar
1
comment What are some good ways to verify legitimacy of a commenter on a blog post?
The 'generic' question here is 'on a site based on user generated content such as user reviews - how do I maintain the quality of this content ?'. It's a difficult one.
Feb
29
comment What are some good ways to verify legitimacy of a commenter on a blog post?
I'd say that if you are the person who has to do the moderating its a very valid question. I'd certainly be interested in some automated solutions.
Feb
29
comment Which case is good UX? A Peugeot VS BMW Story
I guess the topic question really is "Should the user be able to override warnings in a safety critical situation ?"
Feb
29
revised Relation between a Wizard's Previous button and history's Back button
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Feb
29
comment Does the Zendesk.com website offer a good ux? And why?
This is a good answer as it points out that there are 'generic rules' - which can be applied to any website (and more broadly, to any interface).
Feb
29
comment Which case is good UX? A Peugeot VS BMW Story
There's an interesting, off topic, car related discussion here, about how much control users should have of vehicles - and how much the technology should control the vehicle. With the amount of tech which goes into new car safety systems its going to become an interesting topic.
Feb
28
comment Which case is good UX? A Peugeot VS BMW Story
It sounds like the BMW's suffers from a psychological effect called 'habituation'. psychology.about.com/od/hindex/g/def_habituation.htm
Feb
28
comment Which case is good UX? A Peugeot VS BMW Story
In the UK wearing a seatbelt is a legal requirement - It's not optional. The interface to work to comply with the law.
Feb
27
comment What are the drawbacks of designing a Windows application to look like a Mac application?
Having recently used Quicktime on a PC - the failure of the 'maximise' button to maximise is vaguely annoying...
Feb
27
comment Why do Automated Teller machines (ATMs) have speeches all the way along?
UK ATMs don't have this speech function - and this also applies to a number of other European Countries I've visited.
Feb
23
answered Another word for a group of people
Feb
23
comment Does it matter whether I use a Mac or a PC for a website's usability test?
PCs are more common. But they may not be more common with your target group of users.
Feb
23
comment Does it matter whether I use a Mac or a PC for a website's usability test?
Agreed. There's a whole raft of variables (which browser; which browser version; whether the site uses other software for video or pdfs; which version of Windows; what bandwidth you provide etc). It's not just a simple 'mac v pc' thing.
Feb
22
comment Arial vs Verdana for ecommerce sites
Indeed. A lot of users don't know you can adjust the text 'zoom'.
Feb
21
revised Are there fixed names for patterns being used by Facebook, Android Market(famous apps)
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Feb
20
comment Dealing with Area Codes in Phone Number fields
Officially the London prefix is 020 - Followed by either a 7 an 8 ....or a 3 - thisislondon.co.uk/news/…
Feb
19
comment How do you go about comparing the usability of platforms?
Just to clarify: the end users are the users of the 'implementation' ? - and your developers are the users of the platform ??
Feb
17
comment Exposing touch screen sensitivity in the UI
Postscript: the quick fix to this problem of 'fleeting touching' in this case has been to move the buttons further away from the 'information text' - which people kept following with their fingers...
Feb
15
comment Exposing touch screen sensitivity in the UI
I think this kind of gets it. What I was wondering about was whether - if you give users control (by letting them adjust sensitivity) - that they will adjust their behaviour to those 'unnaturally long periods of time" ?