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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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revised Why do door knobs still exist?
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Jun
25
revised Are inner scrollbars a bad ux?
fixed grammar
Apr
25
revised “soft” error messaging. Is that a thing? Precedence?
edited tags
Mar
31
revised Do large format books make a substantial improvement?
improved formatting
Mar
18
revised Full width header vs standard width header
grammar x 2, rm thanks
Mar
18
revised Faceted search: dealing with poor data quality / incomplete classification
fixing formatting
Mar
17
revised Are there PhD topics for user experience?
added 58 characters in body
Mar
13
revised “people don’t know what they want until you show it to them”
typo
Feb
12
revised Why is the input field always at the bottom of a chat window?
[Edit removed during grace period]
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
Oct
11
revised Up & down arrows vs Drag & drop for reordering elements
added 45 characters in body
Aug
12
revised How do you arrive at a information architecture from a mental model?
changing title based on comment from author. Also minor reformat.
Jun
28
revised How do people know to “double tap to like” in Instagram? What did Instagram do to make users aware of that feature?
+tag
May
26
revised What are the real differences between UI/UX and front-end development?
added 27 characters in body
May
24
revised What are the real differences between UI/UX and front-end development?
fixing sentence structure. Oops.
May
22
revised What are the real differences between UI/UX and front-end development?
deleted 9 characters in body
May
17
revised When is it a good idea to perform actions on mouse-down *as opposed to click/mouse-up*?
edited title
May
15
revised Low-fidelty vs high-fidelity: Do they elicit different types of reactions?
fixed wrong word in title
May
14
revised When is it a good idea to perform actions on mouse-down *as opposed to click/mouse-up*?
added 1 characters in body
Apr
12
revised Display comments order - best practice
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