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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.


Jul
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 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 suggested edit on 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...
May
27
answered Why do door knobs still exist?
May
7
comment How to show range sliders on mobile
A circle slider might be useful for selecting a circular interval, for example, hours for a daily timer.
May
7
comment How to show range sliders on mobile
Are you looking for a design solution, or for a module that implements a draggable slider?
May
2
reviewed Leave Open Is there a standard icon for web accessibility?
May
2
reviewed Leave Open Does requiring 'email' to be provided from social signup descrease conversion?
Apr
28
comment How many icons are reasonable?
There are very few users who would routinely recognize and be able to distinguish 1000 icons! Maybe a few dozen. Think about how often people mistake one icon for another on their phone's screens. Consider some other way to organize information.
Apr
25
comment “soft” error messaging. Is that a thing? Precedence?
[Error, warning, info] is a common pattern in development contexts, and may make sense for some UIs as well. Errors block progress; warnings don't, but should be heeded; Info is strictly for additional assistance.
Apr
25
revised “soft” error messaging. Is that a thing? Precedence?
edited tags