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Roving Psychologist.


May
7
comment Does providing screenshots help with documentation manual?
Summarised by the old phrase "If all else fails - read the manual"
May
7
answered What are the best ways to capture/organize usability test data for interpretation?
Apr
29
comment Why do traffic lights have three separate light bulbs instead of having one?
It's worth noting that periferal vision is particularly sensitive to 'movement', which you sort of get from having separate lights.
Apr
28
comment Can someone who is colour blind pursue a career in UX?
I'll second the 'could be advantage': because our mental system handles inputs from the world so well, its sometimes difficult to spot those situations where it sometimes gets tripped up - and we tend to assume that just because we can see / understand something, everyone must see it in the same way.
Apr
24
comment Do you ask testers to talk about themselves at the start of a usability test?
I'd tend to just go over the screening questions briefly with them particularly technical requirements to which recruiters can sometimes misunderstand responses. On the list above I always add the statement: "We're not testing you: we're testing the software, so no response you give can be 'wrong'"
Apr
16
comment Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?
I don't think the technology answers which have already been given answer the final part of the question though..."and why did they stick around so long even after phones with buttons came on the market?"
Apr
15
revised Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?
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Apr
15
revised Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?
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Apr
15
revised Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?
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Apr
15
answered Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?
Apr
14
comment Do long domain names really affect user experience?
Turning single letters into words which take up one memory item is called 'Chunking' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chunking_%28psychology%29
Mar
31
revised Do large format books make a substantial improvement?
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Mar
30
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Mar
27
accepted Why doesn't the Android OS have a system wide “Forward” button?
Mar
27
comment Why doesn't the Android OS have a system wide “Forward” button?
I think the key point: "It would make more sense to focus on why users mistakenly press back instead"
Mar
26
asked Why doesn't the Android OS have a system wide “Forward” button?
Mar
25
comment What content is considered off-putting, “scammy”, or users don't care about for a website?
Anything which makes a site look 'home made' tends to put me off. Which is a mixture of both design and content.
Mar
24
revised Simplifying the ui as a user gets more familiar with your app
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Mar
24
answered Simplifying the ui as a user gets more familiar with your app
Mar
20
comment How best to show server availability over a 24 hour period?
If you need to show more detail in the representation above why not just let users click on the hour showing yellow to display another chart with the actual outage times ?