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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.


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answered Why are double-handle taps still installed in households and public washrooms?
May
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answered Why do door knobs still exist?
Apr
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answered The logic behind having an OK button and Apply button
Mar
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answered Is there an established gradient of colors reflecting completeness of a form?
Jan
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answered How can you change a poor design without alienating experienced users?
Dec
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answered Do large format books make a substantial improvement?
Dec
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answered When formatting numeric data with rounding, should the total line reflect the total of the rounded data, or the raw, unrounded data?
Dec
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answered How to present boring facts that aren't really suitable for an infographic in an interesting way?
Nov
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answered Does a self-learning UI make sense?
Nov
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answered Could the agile development process be in detriment of the UX for early adopters?
Oct
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answered Explaining embeddable widgets to not so tech users
Oct
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answered Paperprototyping a swipe function
Oct
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answered Looking for “hard-to-accidently-press” button conventions
Oct
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answered How to display and label 5 essential and linked numbers in a table/dashboard?
Oct
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answered Up & down arrows vs Drag & drop for reordering elements
Sep
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answered If the 'delete' key deletes, what key inserts?
Sep
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answered Providing two versions of --help
Sep
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answered How to gently lock a form when user is still typing (after finished countdown)?
Aug
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answered Looking for independent usability study of the Microsoft Fluent UI
Aug
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answered If a user does not want my application to use his title, should I give him a checkbox for this setting?