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Roving Psychologist.


Jul
7
comment Exposing touch screen sensitivity in the UI
Postscript 2: Such is the growth of the touch screen that I noticed a car park ticket machine near here has had signs added to it "This is NOT a touch screen" - as clearly people were trying to touch the screen rather than the physical buttons along the edges of the screen...
Jul
4
accepted Forcing Users To think up More Complex Passwords / Ease of Remembering Them
Jul
4
comment Forcing Users To think up More Complex Passwords / Ease of Remembering Them
I go with this bit as the question answer "Forcing users to do anything is rarely a good idea. It might be better to allow all passwords, but display a "Password strength" value as direct feedback after they enter the password"
Jul
2
revised Forcing Users To think up More Complex Passwords / Ease of Remembering Them
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Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
2
asked Forcing Users To think up More Complex Passwords / Ease of Remembering Them
Jun
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
25
answered Looking for a HCI term for when a system has several modes of operation
Jun
25
answered Is “UX” as an abbreviation for “user experience” meant to be ironic?
Jun
25
answered incentives for user testing
Jun
20
comment Why is the settings icon either associated with gears or a wrench + screwdriver
It would be interesting to know when this icon was introduced.
Jun
14
answered Has there been any studies done on when it's useful to have a touchscreen?
Jun
14
comment Passwords: Speed of conversion from displayed to 'starred'
I'd certainly agree that being able to turn off the starred format would help as it gives the user control. However there must be an optimum 'hiding' time which is a play off between the user being able to see what they've typed and it being automatically hidden if its left on screen too long.
Jun
13
asked Passwords: Speed of conversion from displayed to 'starred'
Jun
11
comment Usability testing - is it possible to utilize think-aloud protocol and measuring time completion at the same time?
A footnote to this would be that you can collect some rough and ready completion time data which will point to any large differences in performance.
Jun
5
answered Does a normal business really want me to call them, if they're only providing a premium rate phone number?
Jun
4
awarded  Notable Question
May
29
comment what do users expect to find on a “contact us” page?
I think you also need to think about why they would want to look at a contact us page: if its a pure e-commerce site then they shouldn't need contact information if the site handles the transaction well.
May
9
comment Who introduced the term learnability to usability?
In the early days it was just all called HCI. Another interesting question is when the term 'usability' came in.
May
8
comment Intranet best practices - resources?
Inranets are much more complex as they represent the 'internal politics' of an organisation: expect to attend lots of meetings with heads of departments !