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I am a web developer based in London. I used to be a UX designer, but those days are long behind me.


Jul
13
comment What is the best way to display edit/delete actions on a row?
Interesting - why do you expect them at the top? Are you thinking in terms of word processors (which typically do just that)?
Jul
13
revised What is the best way to display edit/delete actions on a row?
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Jul
13
answered What is the best way to display edit/delete actions on a row?
Jul
12
comment Isn't all user testing essentially a way of gathering how people think things should work?
Entering the right info, completing the page within time X - there are lots of metrics you can test empirically. Now, no test 'proves' one UI better than another, because there's always the slight chance your sample group was anomalous. But it doesn't matter. UI advocates have always promoted enough discretion and common-sense awareness of different contexts for there to be no danger of a mis-assigned 'fact' causing damage to anyone's bottom line.
Jul
12
awarded  Organizer
Jul
12
revised What is the optimal position for a right click menu?
edited tags
Jul
12
comment Isn't all user testing essentially a way of gathering how people think things should work?
A test of 100 people's responses that proves point X is not the same thing as 100 people agreeing on point X. It needn't have the same weight. Likewise, 100 people succeeding, not failing, when a field is correctly labelled, stands for more than 100 people saying they think it'd be a good idea.
Jul
12
comment Isn't all user testing essentially a way of gathering how people think things should work?
Yes. But how is that an issue? One can collect objective data on the likelihood that something meets the perceptions of a random user in a particular set. Just because someone's opinions are involved doesn't mean data is moot (which seems the real nub of your query) - just ask the organizations who save / make thousands due to fewer support calls and smoother UIs. 'Opinion' doesn't make that cash vanish in a puff of smoke.
Jul
12
answered Isn't all user testing essentially a way of gathering how people think things should work?
Jul
11
revised What is the optimal position for a right click menu?
typo, clarification and disambiguation
Jul
11
suggested suggested edit on What is the optimal position for a right click menu?
Jul
11
answered Why might right aligned field labels be better?
Jul
10
comment How to signify tag synonyms?
Good point. Why not just show the one, canonical option? At least then, when I search for the thing I've tagged, it appears under the exact category I assigned it.
Jul
10
answered How to signify tag synonyms?
Jul
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
7
revised Difference between 'modify' and 'edit' buttons
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Jul
7
answered Difference between 'modify' and 'edit' buttons
Jul
7
awarded  Commentator
Jul
7
comment What are some best practices to follow when designing for users completely unfamiliar with computers?
Roger, from what you've seen, how do users respond to those automatic timeouts? Is it actually a relief, or does the time limit add extra pressure to already panic-prone users?
Jul
7
answered [sign up] vs. [sign me up], what's the best way to name buttons?