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I work in management of projects involving web applications and other social media.

Big fan of --

Drupal

Lean, excellent web applications with sharp, no-nonsense UI

MAC OS

iOS

Retro and simple mobile phones with cool design

very creative games

Stanford Football


Mar
27
comment On a home page: How critical is it that all the main goals of a site are in some way represented above the fold?
interesting. To be honest, I'm trying to make this site be the most ultra-handy resource possible so that visitors can zap their way right to what they need... so the strategy of hiding things for a sense of mystery or exclusivity seems risky. (I do sense that you are describing something quite subtle, but in general, I regularly focus on the dream of a super "right within reach" feeling.)
Mar
27
comment On a home page: How critical is it that all the main goals of a site are in some way represented above the fold?
Afraid I didn't understand the text of Michael Lai's comment. Yes, my assumption is that I will have more items and blocks to place on my home page than will fit in the above the fold area -- when the user scrolls down, they will find additional material and functionality. That is why I'm interested in this question.
Mar
27
comment On a home page: How critical is it that all the main goals of a site are in some way represented above the fold?
yes -- I recognize that this user or that user will have larger screens, and some are on mobile, etc. But for the sake of my getting a sense of an answer, I would just say let's all pretend for the sake of argument that the designer did have the ability to be confident to know where "the fold" did cut off, even though in reality they can't. How significant is that cut-off point in determining what you put above or below it?
Mar
17
comment Is there any emerging “standard” for the direction a screen scrolls when a trackpad “scroll” gesture moves downwards?
great info. I didn't know that windows 8 had cast its lot with the method that I was used to. If windows 8 and the mac both agree, that to me is a pretty strong answer to this question. It seems that therefore my goal is to find an extension, plug-in, or app for Windows 7 that allows me to reverse the touch-pad method used by ELAN touch-pad on my laptop... so it is in sync with where things are headed.
Mar
16
comment Is there any emerging “standard” for the direction a screen scrolls when a trackpad “scroll” gesture moves downwards?
another fact that I will leave out of the question, that also created confusion, is that when I bought an apple "magic mouse," they decided to make the sensor on the top of the mouse act like a trackpad rather than a click-wheel, with regards to the motions (1) and (2) I describe above. They made it be a (1). I love (1) but I think that the top of the magic mouse is not a trackpad... it's more like a clickwheel. so I got an extension to reverse it.
Jul
10
comment Is my suspicion correct, that QR codes will be a short-lived standard with little effect?
so, in that use that you describe, it is quite important that the tag holds a LOT of data, like the size equivalent of several paragraphs of text? it is not enough for the tag to encode just one or a couple unique IDs of some kind that reference fuller records elsewhere?
Jun
19
comment What can I do now without schooling to get me experienced in UX?
You are absolutely right about the teaching to older users >> ux wisdom idea!
Jun
18
comment Do you use Personas?
+1 the "keeping the user in the room" metaphor (probably a phrase you use all the time) is a great way to grasp that point.
Jun
18
comment Do you use Personas?
+1 this answer gave me increased depth of my understanding of personas
Jun
17
comment What tools are sitting in front of a creative user experience designer during most of their workday?
Seriously great answers to this are rolling in. It would be hard to anoint one of them as the right answer. But I am stealing these ideas left and right.
Jun
16
comment Is my suspicion correct, that QR codes will be a short-lived standard with little effect?
One more comment -- nobody had an answer for my second question in my last sentence, namely "what are the use cases that would make a person wish that their scannable code could hold huge 4200 characters rather than a simply unique identifier, url, or address, that would point to fuller data?" I guess half an answer is: when the person scanning has zero net access, yet you want the person to grab long paragraphs of text when they scan. But: when the heck would that be wanted? something about encryption? uhhh...
Jun
16
comment Is my suspicion correct, that QR codes will be a short-lived standard with little effect?
good answers to this one. the "unity" of the checkerboard logo (as opposed to "clutter" of text) is indeed a plus. Hmm, I wonder if optical recognition would ever get so sensitive that you could actually use steganography (or something approaching it), embedded in a nice-looking picture, as a prettier QR code?
Jun
16
comment Is my suspicion correct, that QR codes will be a short-lived standard with little effect?
well, my initial proposal would be that one bigger fish is in fact simply standardizing inviting the reader to use OCR scanning on a particular chunk of alphanumeric content, flagged nicely by a universal standard logo. The fact that that is potentially doable by anyone-- ultimately, even someone hand-writing a xeroxed Garage Sale ad to put on a cork-board -- would make "less" become "More." Near-field is indeed a genuine, absolute value for our future. To me, its advantages include that it could be somewhat un-forgeable (the idea behind its use in passports) BUT, fails the garage sale use.
Jun
16
comment Is my suspicion correct, that QR codes will be a short-lived standard with little effect?
well, in my proposed method, simple alphanumeric info next to a nice standardized logo or glyph, that would hopefully draw the eye and make people realize that it was scannable. but you're right -- those square checkerboards sure as hell do stand out. that hyper distinctive shape might start to look pretty crusty after a year or two though.
Jun
16
comment Is my suspicion correct, that QR codes will be a short-lived standard with little effect?
true points but the issue around implementing the tool to bring people to relevant or useful resources that are "prepared" for the users' arrival is the same for QR as for other possible approaches like the one I mentioned.