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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.


Feb
9
comment How to best label age group boundaries?
Just the clarify the purpose of this UI - it's part of a workforce analytics application (Business Intelligence) - the user would be an executive, line manager, or HR business partner studying their workforce demographics. We take in customer employee records and provide analytics such as demographics, staffing, etc. In this case, the user might be looking at employee Turnover broken up across company tenure or employee age buckets. Such a view would allow someone to see if most of the people leaving the organization are of low tenure or of a specific age group.
Feb
9
comment How to best label age group boundaries?
Sorry, the filtered bucket will be showing 2-2.999. Nonetheless, my comment still stands - the count for the 2-3yr bucket will be different with the filter applied (showing 2-2.999 with filter vs. the 2-3.999 sans-filter)
Feb
9
comment How to best label age group boundaries?
I also agree that option A is best. However, another big point of confusing is when setting a filter of 'less than'. For example, saying filter on 'less than 3yrs' means you will only see the age buckets for <1yr, 1yr, 2-3yrs. However, the 2-3yrs bucket value will be different than the one you see without the filter because sans-filter the 2-3yrs bucket shows 2-3.999yrs while with the filter it will be reduced to only showing 2-3.0yrs
Feb
9
revised How to best label age group boundaries?
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Feb
9
asked How to best label age group boundaries?
Dec
16
answered Do users understand the browser back button?
Nov
18
awarded  Teacher
Nov
17
accepted Best way to give user two controls (expand and select) on a single object
Nov
1
comment Best way to give user two controls (expand and select) on a single object
What do you mean by 'got it'? With option B users quickly figured out that clicking on the bubble was selection and expansion was via the '+' control, however because the bubbles were bigger and were the primary attention object, users still moved their mouse over to the bubble they wished to expand and only then moved the cursor right to the '+' icon and clicked to expand - on average it took almost twice as long for users to navigate the tree because of this and the interaction came across as frustrating, hence my hesitation with going with option B
Nov
1
revised Best way to give user two controls (expand and select) on a single object
added 224 characters in body
Nov
1
awarded  Editor
Nov
1
revised Best way to give user two controls (expand and select) on a single object
added 224 characters in body
Nov
1
comment Best way to give user two controls (expand and select) on a single object
It's hard to communicate this from just a static mockup, but when we tested option B with users we found that people always moved the cursor to the bubble first, and only then moved it over to the expand icon. Because expansion (tree navigation) was the primary workflow this turned out to be fairly frustrating and slowed down the navigation speed (this occurred even with bigger 'expand' icons)
Oct
31
asked Best way to give user two controls (expand and select) on a single object
Oct
31
accepted Icon for ascending-descending sort
Oct
27
asked Icon for ascending-descending sort
Oct
19
answered What's an appropriate icon to represent an organisation?
Jun
14
asked Advice on phrase to best communicate 'data snapshot' period to non-technical users
May
30
asked Best way to communicate the action of a non-button control
May
16
awarded  Scholar