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Client-side interaction designer working on mobile and web.


Jul
14
awarded  Yearling
Jul
14
awarded  Yearling
Jul
14
awarded  Yearling
Oct
10
comment Correct terminology for “please the interviewer” bias?
+1 Yes, the 'Hawthorne' or halo effect is the term we learned in a module on my MSc HCI course. Participants perform in a way that they feel is desired by the moderator. In a nutshell it's people performing differently because they know they're under observation.
Oct
7
comment When should you use a modal dialog box?
This question was asked nearly 2 years ago -- I'm wondering whether peoples' thoughts on usage of modals has evolved since then.
Oct
7
comment Should date validation allow “091011”?
+1 Love the key principle: 'Be liberal in what you accept, precise in what you supply' It's sound advice to avoid ambiguity.
Oct
7
comment Should date validation allow “091011”?
+1 for efficiency in data entry. In applications where there's frequent data entry, such as creating multiple invoices. Having regional variations help when you know the date preference of your users i.e. rest of world or US. There's nothing that frustrates non-US users more than forcing them to conform to a dd/mm/yy format -- and let's not even mention the requirement to put in the separators. It's important to tailor the form, application, etc... so that it speaks their language, including regional nuances.
Sep
27
answered Should we restrict signup for a service to Facebook accounts only?
Sep
21
comment Examples of well written emails for recruiting participants for usability tests / interviews or surveys?
As mentioned, I was sending this to personal contacts, and actually I had 8/10 people participate. So, it wasn't perceived as spam.
Sep
20
answered Examples of well written emails for recruiting participants for usability tests / interviews or surveys?
Sep
20
answered What one book should I read to learn more about user research methods?
Sep
20
awarded  Commentator
Sep
20
comment Design recommendation for a button
+1 this is a pattern I've used successfully before, after our testing revealed that users (quite reasonably) expected feedback on pressing a button. It's simple, efficient and clear.
Aug
31
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
21
comment What's the best and most intuitive way to have a user enter a height value in feet and inches into a web form?
+1 neat idea. While it takes up more space than a drop down, it's quite clear to use.
Aug
19
answered Using Balsamiq Mockups with Usabilla for remote usability tests
Aug
15
awarded  Scholar
Aug
15
accepted Recommendations for storing design documents?
Aug
15
comment Recommendations for storing design documents?
@Chris Morgan, I second that. It doesn't help that it violates many good design principles with the request username/password scenario.
Aug
12
comment Recommendations for storing design documents?
Roger, thanks for the recommendation. I know of Basecamp but have never tried it. It was the tool I was going to try next, but it's great to hear how it's working for you.