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Interaction designer, scrum product owner and pixelosopher by day. Photographer (Flickr junky) by evening. Musician and gypsy jazz poseur by night. Boulder, CO.


Jul
31
accepted Why provide multiple resolutions for Android?
Jul
30
asked Why provide multiple resolutions for Android?
May
24
comment “Sign Up” vs “Create an Account”
As an alternative to "Sign up | Log in", you can use "Register | Sign In". Your point about making them different is valid.
Nov
21
answered When users ignore icons is it poor design or distracted users?
Aug
2
answered Best way to handle disappearing search facets?
Aug
2
accepted Ratio of search vs. browse on consumer web sites
Aug
2
awarded  Supporter
Aug
2
comment Ratio of search vs. browse on consumer web sites
I think this puts me on the right track. Thanks!
Aug
1
asked Ratio of search vs. browse on consumer web sites
Jun
16
comment What is the best way to indicate required fields in a deep, category dropdown menu?
Totally agree.. and we will be exploring other UI options. I'm just trying to make some improvement to this particular implementation prior to a usability test. I'm afraid there may not be much more we can do with this one. Thanks for the help!
Jun
16
awarded  Scholar
Jun
16
comment What is the best way to indicate required fields in a deep, category dropdown menu?
Marked as best answer based on "Edit" points. Thanks!
Jun
16
accepted What is the best way to indicate required fields in a deep, category dropdown menu?
Jun
16
comment What is the best way to indicate required fields in a deep, category dropdown menu?
What's not clear is that a sub-sub-sub-sub... item in the hierarchical drop-down is a required. People are just clicking on a top level category and are getting stuck there. I'm wondering about how best to visually indicate that they haven't yet selected something that qualifies as required. One thought I had was maybe a color (red?) that changes (to green?) when the requirement is met. Thoughts?
Jun
16
comment What is the best way to indicate required fields in a deep, category dropdown menu?
True. :) This also needs to apply to more generic stuff for other large customers with, say, 200 items. Let's say.. a power tools company with 20 kinds of drills. I agree a search option is worth exploring - we will be trying 3-4 different UIs. For this one, my question is -- is there a good way to indicate that there is a required field in a hierarchical menu? Thanks! :)
Jun
16
comment What is the best way to indicate required fields in a deep, category dropdown menu?
Oh.. It's a very large gaming company with about 300 titles.
Jun
16
awarded  Editor
Jun
16
revised What is the best way to indicate required fields in a deep, category dropdown menu?
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Jun
16
comment What is the best way to indicate required fields in a deep, category dropdown menu?
Good suggestions, thanks - and yes, we're working on an alternative UI to test that will be columnar. My question is more about how to display that something very deep in a hierarchical menu is a required field. Any ideas? Thanks again.
Jun
16
comment What is the best way to indicate required fields in a deep, category dropdown menu?
This is a good suggestion for how to display a large amount of stuff in a menu. My question is about how to indicate that something that deep is a required field. Any ideas there?