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I'm a UX specialist investigating analysis and design of multi-user interaction. I specialize in design of CLIs and GUIs for use by programmers, QEs, and release engineers.

My doctoral work centered around using discourse analysis techniques to understand design requirements for groupware. I am currently employed helping to design a complex versioning/building/testing system.

In my spare time, I write science fiction; my first novel Duplicate is available as an eBook, paperback, or hardcover. My second novel, We Were Gods is also available as an eBook or paperback. Yes, there's a fair amount of programming and user experience in each of them. ;)

My statements on these websites are not official statements from any employer of mine.


Dec
17
reviewed Approve Elegant, simple and obvious sub-tabs?
Dec
17
answered Button labels on modals: consistency argument versus UX
Dec
12
awarded  Taxonomist
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awarded  Explainer
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
9
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
18
awarded  Yearling
Aug
12
comment Is Markdown for emails effective?
Who are your users? How much support do you give them? Do you provide a GUI front-end that generates Markdown, or responsive feedback when they type it in?
Jul
21
reviewed Approve Building out UI for Org to kick off Remote Process, How to Display Feedback?
Jul
7
answered Why are double-handle taps still installed in households and public washrooms?
Jul
7
comment Why are double-handle taps still installed in households and public washrooms?
You might be interested in similar discussion in this question: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/57929/…
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
26
revised Why do door knobs still exist?
its
Jun
25
revised Are inner scrollbars a bad ux?
fixed grammar
Jun
4
reviewed Approve Master / Edit / Detail / Edit
Jun
4
comment Merging firstname/last name into one field
This entire case makes the (often incorrect) assumption that the user has precisely two names, and that their personal name comes first.
May
31
awarded  Nice Answer
May
28
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
IIRC, Ireland had a huge amount of new construction in the 90s. Maybe you're seeing the newer install base?
May
27
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
When installing a knob, it can be "twisted" with respect to level and you won't notice--the only sign is that the screw holes (mostly hidden by the knob) may not be perfectly aligned. With a handle, the entire handle will be tilted to the left or right. A professional installer will have a jig that makes this easier...which costs money and takes extra training.
May
27
comment is text preferable over digits?
Just be wary of only using red vs. green. Something like 1-5% of the population are color blind...