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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.


Mar
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on public transit bus stop and door buttons
Feb
27
comment How to handle settings which can be both set mechanically and via a computer?
Some of the old patterns there were pretty awful. For example, changing volume in software would persist until you accidentally nudged the hardware controls--at which point the volume would jump to the hardware-set leves, potentially blowing out your spreakers. So perhaps not the best source of positive lessons...
Feb
14
awarded  Necromancer
Feb
12
revised Why is the input field always at the bottom of a chat window?
[Edit removed during grace period]
Feb
6
reviewed Reject suggested edit on I have a link that lets the user add, delete, modify elements. What should I call this link?
Jan
31
answered How can you change a poor design without alienating experienced users?
Jan
13
comment Why is everything becoming flatter?
You might also ask why everything became shiny and 3D in the 90s and 00s. The short answer: because technology supported it.
Jan
11
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
6
comment How to deal with very small droppable area in touch devices?
That sounds like it might be a good idea, but it's hard to tell from your answer. Can you expand what you mean?
Jan
2
awarded  Custodian
Jan
2
reviewed Leave Closed Human Factors grad looking to start a career in UX
Jan
2
reviewed Reopen Which verbiage is appropriate for a combined login/register button and why?
Jan
2
reviewed Leave Open Could cognitive style be transferred to personas?
Jan
2
reviewed Close What UI elements would improve my booking page?
Jan
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why is it impossible to deselect HTML “radio” inputs?
Dec
26
comment Why electric car windows can be automatic for driver's window and manual for others?
It is the cheapest possible solution that complies with regulations.
Dec
18
answered Do large format books make a substantial improvement?
Dec
18
comment Alternative to a lot of checkboxes
Can you give us any more detail? This does sound like a very arduous task of the sort humans are terrible at. Can any of it be automated? Can any of it be groups/aggregated into larger chunks?
Dec
17
revised When formatting numeric data with rounding, should the total line reflect the total of the rounded data, or the raw, unrounded data?
math error
Dec
17
answered When formatting numeric data with rounding, should the total line reflect the total of the rounded data, or the raw, unrounded data?