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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
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?
Dec
16
comment Should an alphabetized list of colleges have 'University of' schools under 'U'?
Why not put them in both spots? Also--for most applications it makes sense to have a long list be searchable/filterable, in which case it sort of doesn't matter where they are.
Dec
13
reviewed Leave Open Managing properties in web app
Dec
13
reviewed Close How do you decide what features to include in an app?
Dec
10
answered How to present boring facts that aren't really suitable for an infographic in an interesting way?
Nov
6
answered Does a self-learning UI make sense?
Nov
6
comment What's the best practice of showing a lot of text inside Android Fragment
Why are you showing this list? Why would the user need to see all of this information all at once?
Nov
5
reviewed Close What factors are the most influential in the usability and UX of a mobile app, that utilizes crowd sourced information?
Nov
4
comment Could the agile development process be in detriment of the UX for early adopters?
That's what app store reviews are for these days. ;)
Nov
4
answered Could the agile development process be in detriment of the UX for early adopters?
Oct
31
answered Explaining embeddable widgets to not so tech users
Oct
24
answered Paperprototyping a swipe function
Oct
23
comment Looking for “hard-to-accidently-press” button conventions
Just use a normal 'menu' icon (e.g., the hamburger icon) but when it's pressed, give some indication (a pie slice that fills in and glows brighter?) that it needs to be held.
Oct
23
answered Looking for “hard-to-accidently-press” button conventions
Oct
23
reviewed Leave Open Has iOS 7 changed the appearance of radio buttons?
Oct
23
answered How to display and label 5 essential and linked numbers in a table/dashboard?
Oct
17
comment Real-life UX: What's wrong with our coffee maker?
The machine I'm referring to also fluffs the milk internally--somehow. I imagine it uses some sort of awful milk substitute, though.
Oct
16
comment Real-life UX: What's wrong with our coffee maker?
You've got a mismatch between technology and users--you've got occasional users using an expert-level system. One option is to replace it with a system that is more usable by your "perpetual intermediates", like the dreaded K-cup, or one of the new machines that grinds coffee on the fly.