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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.


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
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Nov
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awarded  Editor
Nov
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revised Best way to give user two controls (expand and select) on a single object
added 224 characters in body
Nov
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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
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asked Best way to communicate the action of a non-button control
May
16
awarded  Scholar
May
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awarded  Supporter
May
16
accepted How many objects/things can the average person compare at once?
May
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awarded  Student
May
13
asked How many objects/things can the average person compare at once?