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Human-System Integration Researcher & Developer.

Current interests in executing R&D projects developing future human-computer interaction concepts leveraging emerging technologies (motion capture, virtual environments, and gesture recognition) and how they can be integrated with unique user interface paradigms to optimize user performance.


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reviewed Close Why are menus always misaligned in Windows
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reviewed No Action Needed Do mobile apps typically include a tutorial for new users?
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reviewed No Action Needed Why did Microsoft choose the word “Recycle Bin”?
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comment Which editor should be chosen for basic internet user
Mobile and desktop have very different input modalities. If you throw a desktop webpage at a mobile user, or a mobile webpage at a desktop user, that is what will screw them up. Give desktop users desktop interfaces, and mobile users mobile interfaces. Neither Facebook or StackExchange (to use your examples) provides the same interface to post entry on the desktop and mobile - they're different!
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comment Which editor should be chosen for basic internet user
There is nothing "advanced" about a proper WYSIWYG editor that would perplex a novice level Internet user. They just have to type, they don't have to use any of the features and you shouldn't force them to. Your editor does not necessarily need to be the same (and probably shouldn't) be the same on a desktop and mobile.
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comment Which editor should be chosen for basic internet user
Sounds like a job for user testing! Your "cons" are also somewhat short-sited. Your Facebook cons: do users need to do that sort of stuff? If no, they aren't cons; if yes, that isn't the right choice. Your WYSIWYG cons: if you don't know the functionality of the editor it should be inherent in the design, and not working well on mobile devices means you didn't design for mobile devices like you should have. WYSIWYG + Preview, same deal. You need design for what the user is doing on your site, not what users do on other sites.
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comment Do mobile apps typically include a tutorial for new users?
What does "typically" mean - 1-in-5 apps, 1-in-100 apps? Providing help is sometimes unavoidable, but if you need to provide it you should be sure you're not just patching poor UX with a tutorial. There is no "standard" to providing help, you have to make that call. Also, being a "CRUD app" has nothing to do with the importance (or not) of providing help over any other type of app.
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reviewed Looks Good How wide should a responsive-designed website be?
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comment Should I unsubscribe uninterested mailing-list members?
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post.
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is there any evidence to back up the theory elderly people won't know how to use a smartphone?
Apr
14
comment How should I formulate a validation error message for a number field?
Why can the user input something that isn't a number? The error message should also point the field, for example: "The 'donut count' value must be a number."
Apr
14
comment Numeric input, text fields, drop-downs : Is this too complex?
Have you looked into how your users vocalize these items - for example: "I want to workout for 150 repetitions with 2 minute breaks every 10 repetitions, with no bonuses". This can help you construct a flow that might be more straight forward. Also, can each section have different units (repetitions, attempt, minutes) set?
Apr
14
reviewed Reviewed Are 3D icons better than 2D?
Apr
14
revised Are 3D icons better than 2D?
deleted 51 characters in body
Apr
14
reviewed Leave Open Maximum length of a UI element string
Apr
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reviewed Close My English translator capitalizes every noun. Is it correct?
Apr
11
reviewed Leave Open What should the character limit(s) for first/last name inputs be?
Apr
11
answered What is the general meaning of a struck out hyperlink?
Apr
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Should we be using the new TLDs (.coffee, .international) instead of the traditional TLDs (.com, .org)?
Apr
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reviewed Close Best Practice for huge nav bar