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I work as a UX and Information Visualization designer at Visier Analytics, a Business Intelligence software company in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Dec
5
comment OK/Cancel on left/right?
I agree that the visual weight and labels of action buttons are an important design aspect to consider (and very useful in this case where position alone can't be relied on), but it’s not the only aspect. I feel that a meticulous designer would think about how every design aspect affects the user - position cannot be ignored.
Dec
5
comment OK/Cancel on left/right?
+1 for an excellent article! I think another key point he makes is that platform consistency is not good enough; the suggestion to follow platform conventions for the sake of consistency is simply not good enough and leaves designers empty-handed.
Dec
5
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
5
revised Best UI pattern for letting a user assign items to groups
edited title
Dec
4
revised Best UI pattern for letting a user assign items to groups
added 316 characters in body
Dec
4
asked Best UI pattern for letting a user assign items to groups
Nov
23
revised Best way to label ranges of values
Removed reference to 'SI prefixes' because K/M/B are technically not SI prefixes but rather an informal magnitude convention.
Nov
23
comment Best way to label ranges of values
Agreed that localization is important, but it's a whole other ball game. With this post I'm wonder how to even deal with ranges for just US-English, never mind other locals!
Nov
23
comment Best way to label ranges of values
I did actually come across the Yahoo style guide but it really doesn't have much in terms of ranges. The link you provided dedicated to ranges simply states that a dash or em hyphen should be used, nothing more. It doesn't talk about any of the issues I raised, such as ranges with units, ranges with k/M/B suffixes, and ranges with negative values.
Nov
23
comment Best way to label ranges of values
Associated Press Style Book: "Use "M" and "B" in headlines: $1M, $2B."
Nov
23
comment Best way to label ranges of values
Yahoo style guide: "If space is an issue, use the following abbreviations: "mil" (million), "bil" (billion), and "K" (thousand)."
Nov
23
comment Best way to label ranges of values
I should have been careful not to use the term 'SI prefix' - you are correct in that official SI units are prefixes. What I'm referring to is the informal use of k, M, and B to represent 1000, 1 million, and 1 billion. This informal convention is widespread and does align with my users' expectations. Now that I think about it, I do wonder about the history of this convention and when it came into widespread adoption, my guess it was an adaptation of the computer science binary representation convention, where 1k represented 1024.
Nov
23
asked Best way to label ranges of values
Nov
6
accepted Data visualization - what should be the baseline, 'you' or the 'comparator' series?
Nov
5
awarded  Commentator
Nov
5
revised Data visualization - what should be the baseline, 'you' or the 'comparator' series?
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Nov
5
comment Data visualization - what should be the baseline, 'you' or the 'comparator' series?
@DanielMeade: That's the thing, the benchmark data might NOT be what you are aiming for, it's just a comparison point. You might be working hard to avoid being like the benchmark.
Nov
5
revised Data visualization - what should be the baseline, 'you' or the 'comparator' series?
edited body
Nov
5
accepted Chart drill-down affordance?
Nov
5
accepted How to best label age group boundaries?