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


May
22
comment Best Place for a Back Button on a 7" Tablet Menu
Related/possible duplicate: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/21464/…
May
22
comment Best Place for a Back Button on a 7" Tablet Menu
@gustavofritsch I still think this is a training issue. The user's are still going to have to "learn" your app. I would think that if you're not sure if they'll get it, you can provide an introductory wizard on the first run of your application to train on the issue.
May
21
comment Making clicks meaningful on iPad
Could you clarify a bit more what you're trying to achieve? Possibly a more detailed scenario or a screenshot?
May
21
comment Why do US food labels intermix desirable and undesirable properties without distinction?
@BenBrocka Oh I know it's got problems for sure, but remembered the redesign and wanted to share it for perspective nonetheless.
May
21
comment Why do US food labels intermix desirable and undesirable properties without distinction?
Interesting question. Relevant and interesting contestant's redesign of the nutrition facts label: adweek.com/adfreak/…
May
20
comment Making the user login again after registration
Completely agree. I might also suggest that you repopulate the username field for them though when they are redirected to login after registering.
May
19
comment Does touch based mobile phone browsers support multi selection of list?
@BenBrocka sorry, to clarify I meant the control that you tap on to open the list of options. On iOS it's a drop down with an ellipsis in the first item's name which is a bit different, whereas WinPh has what looks like an actual list box where the whole control is a touch target to open the page where you actually select the items. It's hard to describe without a screenshot sadly. Does that make more sense?
May
19
comment Interfaces using Multiple Element Types: Tabs, Tables, Menus, and Accordions
@ars265 I just finished the 2nd edition a day or so ago as well and remember that chapter (4) pretty well. We may have different interpretations, but I took it as pretty clear that it didn't matter exactly how many clicks it took, but rather how hard each click is. I'm not saying 80 mindless clicks are better than 3 ones that require a bit of thought. Rather I think it is that if the process only takes one more click to lighten the user's cognitive load, that the new path shouldn't be thrown out just because of that one additional click.
May
19
comment Making space for the “drop cue” in a drag-n-drop design
@MarjanVenema That seems like it might be even noisier to me. Creating a whole other row might be confusing in that you get the initial reaction/feeling that the row will be permanent and not temporary -- even if its grayed out or semi-transparent. Even showing the item that will wrap just slightly popped off to the side of the shelf feels a bit clunky.
May
19
comment Does touch based mobile phone browsers support multi selection of list?
@BenBrocka it's still not perfect on mobile devices because the control you're presented with on the page doesn't necessarily scream "hey, you can tap on this to start selecting multiple options."
May
19
comment Making space for the “drop cue” in a drag-n-drop design
It seems like in your example, I only see a handful of rows above the fold as well. Are you expecting to make the books and rows smaller? I ask because you may be able to get away with only animating the objects that are in view, and just move the objects that aren't in view.
May
19
comment Interfaces using Multiple Element Types: Tabs, Tables, Menus, and Accordions
@BennySkogberg excellent point on the number of clicks. You shouldn't ever limit yourself based on the number of clicks. I vehemently agree with the general thought of what Steve Krug notes in Don't Make Me Think: "It doesn't matter how many times I click as long as each click is a mindless unambiguous choice."
May
19
comment Making space for the “drop cue” in a drag-n-drop design
Related: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/281/…
May
19
comment Why aren't iPhone text messages at full width?
I believe it's a visual affordance to allow you to more easily see if the message you're looking at was sent by you or received from someone else. The color difference also helps, but does not help as much with those who are color blind.
May
18
comment How would you solve the accidentally-launching problem of the Mac OS dock?
Must've misread, thanks for clarifying!
May
18
comment How would you solve the accidentally-launching problem of the Mac OS dock?
Note that actually some Microsoft Office 2010 applications handle this and DO have a cancel button on the splash screen. So it is possible, but maybe not always feasible.
May
17
comment What are the little arrows called that hide additional details?
@Stéphane The last you mentioned is my new favorite :)
May
16
comment In what order should contestants' entries be presented?
I would think another method, for reference, would be newest entries first. I've seen that implemented a couple of times in these scenarios.
May
16
comment How to indicate AND and OR in a search form
I think the implication is that any keywords in the second box would be optional. Thus in your example it would be kittens or dogs. However, I completely agree this answer is not the best for this situation. I still think the question needs more context.
May
15
comment What is safe area / minimum distance for iPhone 4
@BenBrocka I believe I covered both in the answer, I apologize if that's not clear.