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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 If a user does not want my application to use his title, should I give him a checkbox for this setting?
Jul
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answered Is the term second degree customer/user/client acceptable or easy to understand? What is a better alternative?
Jul
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answered How to stop car lights being left on
Jun
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answered How should I order arguments to my import/export commands?
Jun
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answered What is a primary noun table?
May
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answered What are the real differences between UI/UX and front-end development?
Apr
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answered Why do some sites use “If you are not <user>, click here” instead of “Log out”?
Feb
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answered How to generate product ideas as a group?
Jan
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answered Non-standard symbols indicates special function
Dec
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answered UI pattern for selecting a rule (from a list of many) and applying to multiple items in a tree
Nov
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answered How to measure phone number views without annoying the user?
Nov
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answered Have controls fade out on scroll?
Nov
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answered Can we just use tooltip on some rather than on all controls?
Nov
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answered Usage of Popups
Nov
7
answered Are inner scrollbars a bad ux?
Nov
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answered When to show a Selection Column in a data grid
Nov
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answered Why do people mount TVs so high on the wall in their homes?
Nov
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answered Deliberately annoying users to discourage certain behaviour. Is this a bad idea?
Oct
31
answered Justifying UX against business KPIs i.e. click rates
Oct
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answered Why is a manual transmission so complicated?