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I'm a developer and a user experience enthusiast currently living in Chicago.


May
1
comment Best practice for translating context menu options to touch devices?
Copy comes up after a tap and hold, multi-select is enabled after you click the 'external actions' button in the upper right (shown in Figure 3, open in Figure 4).
May
1
comment Best practice for translating context menu options to touch devices?
@DvirAdler Do the new additions help?
Mar
15
comment Table of Data in Windows 8 Store App
FWIW we've implemented almost this exact layout (including grouping data by time periods) before using the method that @BenjaminMalley describes in his 1st example. It has tested very well.
Jan
7
comment Visual differentiation between in-site links to outbound links
the arrow you've mentioned is what I see used most commonly in situations like this.
Jan
2
comment Do people really want to look at multiple windows at once?
@Izkata A valid, but blanket result. Detail to that end would be appreciated since he makes it sound like multitasking on Windows 8 isn't possible.
Jan
2
comment Do people really want to look at multiple windows at once?
I think Nielsen is a bit overzealous to be honest. He does mention snap view, but none of his test users could get it to work? Really? This seems to be then leading the assumption here on this question and answers that since no one could get it to work, that multitasking is dead on Win 8 which is not the case. More difficult? Arguably yes.
Nov
19
comment Inputting percentages - in decimal or whole number form?
Good thoughts for sure, however I'm looking more for existing guidelines and research if at all possible. If there's none to be found, then it looks like we've got some of a start here :).
Sep
7
comment Is there any research on the color schemes which work with different genders
The problem I've found whenever trying to research aspects of color psychology is dredging up the actual research on the interwebs. Whenever you think you've found something, there isn't a source credited or any credible reference to be found. With that said, here's all I could gather. At the very least it's an interesting read about Pink vs. Blue: brainpickings.org/index.php/2009/12/11/pink-and-blue-project
Aug
13
comment How to tell the user to click to edit data
+1 good point. Just note that hover alone will not solve all use cases as those using the website from a touch enabled device have no "hover". This may not be an issue for @ALS though depending on what his target audience is.
Aug
6
comment UX design document for Web platform Grid control
Are you referring to guidelines for any web-based data grid? Is there something you're looking for in particular?
Jul
2
comment Is it good UX that in Windows 7 & 8 the “windows” of the same application are automatically grouped into one button?
@lesderid While I did miss that, I definitely still think it deserves mentioning :)
Jul
2
comment Is it good UX that in Windows 7 & 8 the “windows” of the same application are automatically grouped into one button?
There's another "workaround" which doesn't combine the buttons and also doesn't hide the window labels. You just need to go to Taskbar properties in Windows 7+, find the "Taskbar buttons" drop down and select "Never combine".
Jul
1
comment Is spacing between touch targets an unnecessary recommendation by Microsoft?
@KitGrose Thanks for the excellent point. I've updated the answer to include your suggestion.
Jun
27
comment Loading Times / Breaking points
I think that's what chester was referring to in his question when he mentioned there is a general rule of thumb for waiting for content. This is the only applicable rule I've been able to find though.
Jun
26
comment Drop down values: Percent complete. Not sure which format is best
@user15921 So the items themselves cannot have any value like 1.25% complete, correct? But the overall completion of a checklist is a calculated value so it could end up being something like 35.6%, correct?
Jun
26
comment Is only having a single unmasked password field (no confirm) on a registration page a bad idea?
@JonW Yeah that's not what I got out of the original question. As you've updated it, it's not a dupe anymore for sure.
Jun
26
comment Is only having a single unmasked password field (no confirm) on a registration page a bad idea?
Possible duplicate/related: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/484/…
Jun
26
comment Drop down values: Percent complete. Not sure which format is best
Is the user able to enter any arbitrary value for a percentage of completion on a checklist item? Or is it a set of values as well?
Jun
25
comment Drawing users' attention to unrecoverable actions?
I was just about to post this. I've done this a bunch of times. When combined with the additonal styling and colors mentioned by @MattLavoie in his answer, and disabling the OK button until the checkbox is checked, it works really well.
Jun
20
comment Level selection on dropdown
@iboothcreate is there a reason they need to be vertically listed?