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age 27
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seen Nov 20 at 16:01

I work for an amazing software development company. Though we keep what each of us is working on diversified, we each have a few areas of expertise. My interests always seem to shine right on user interaction design and user experience. I am fascinated by the way we interact with applications and always looking to improve that interaction.

I don't claim to be any sort of expert but am always happy to share my opinions and what I have learned though experience. I am always eager to learn and open to listen.


Feb
26
comment What is the best way to get users to discover and learn keyboard shortcuts
@Quincunx That is a great insight. I think that some quick and dirty user testing would make it really clear which approach your users will be more receptive to.
Feb
6
comment Sidebar UX improvements
It isn't clear to me what section I am on. I see I am in men's wear but I don't know where exactly. Also, the color of the category bars matches the background color of the page and they don't really stand out very much.
Jan
30
comment Should I design the UI for other people's taste or my own?
a lot of really great posts here. the one thing Id like to add is something pretty simple that I really believe in. It is that the most important thing in UX is the U.
Jan
16
comment Why don't chinese teacups have handles
I really like this question, but I have a feeling that @theGreenCabbage might have something with the cultural reasons. Can anyone find any research on this? Maybe the better question would be if one has a better UX?
Jan
9
comment Slideshow gallery vs plain images
@slownage no worries. Good luck with the testing! But don't forget, you don't have to wait. You can test with paper/wireframes/prototypes. It's way cheaper to test this way than waiting until you have developed a finished product (and you might be surprised by the feedback you get)
Jan
9
comment Slideshow gallery vs plain images
Yeah, I never full screen my browser any more. Nonetheless, I still feel an A/B test of your two options, regardless of testing screen size, would be ideal to determine the best approach. If you have access to a large community that represents the same population you are going for, reach out to three or five of them, even if just in a remote session, just to get some real user feedback.
Jan
7
comment Why are enterprise application UI boring/dull
Another point is that often these are sold B2B. So a big feature list will be appealing to the company writing the check as opposed to the difficult to use and unenjoyable UI which is often not used by said person.
Jan
7
comment Sql Server, How do I make a front end?
I don't think this is a good question for UX.stackexchange. You might find some help with this Microsoft article though msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc488469(v=vs.90).aspx
Jan
7
comment Is there a common term for an editable/searchable drop down field?
I've always heard them named as simply a combo box. demos.telerik.com/aspnet-ajax/combobox/examples/overview/…
Jan
6
comment Are there any UX Patterns or research that support Mac OS treating standard dropdowns (selects) as modal like interaction?
Hmm, I dont know that I would necessarily consider that a modal. It doesn't prevent the user from cognitively processing any of the rest of the content on the page. Really all it does is inflict a click to close before I can click on something else, but without the gray overlay it doesn't mentally prevent me from jumping to something else. hmm.
Jan
6
comment Are there any UX Patterns or research that support Mac OS treating standard dropdowns (selects) as modal like interaction?
Following the link, I don't see the widget exhibiting this behavior. Am I missing something? Also, I prefer to avoid modals wherever possible.
Jan
4
comment How to layout an icon, text and number within limited space?
What is the context for the number? Is it variable, i.e. there are 4 things to do in the strength section, or is it always 4, i.e. Step 4: Strength?
Jan
2
comment Could cognitive style be transferred to personas?
There is also the Myers-Briggs personality type that you could use to classify cognitive styles. If you used that for your persona, you could simply represent it by an INFJ on ENTP or whatever. Though I agree with @Paul that it would be pretty difficult to restrict your audience to any one of these (though maybe they would be helpful for a specific persona)
Dec
26
comment Which UI options are suitable for a mobile search result page?
@Soviut Did you mean ___? is illustrated in the second screen. Its kind of tiny though. You edit the mockup to pull it up larger.
Dec
23
comment Which UI options are suitable for a mobile search result page?
@BennySkogberg Sorry it took so long, had a busy weekend. Hopefully that is helpful. :)
Dec
9
comment Force a user to take an extra step between performing important actions
Due to how specific this problem is, and how vague I've been, I think this answer is definitely the best. Thanks to everyone's feedback though. Sorry I couldn't illustrate the problem more clearly.
Dec
9
comment Force a user to take an extra step between performing important actions
Thanks for the post, and I love that you brought up undo. I definitely agree with that when an action that could cause consequences to a system is taken. Unfortunately, this action isn't one that affects the system, but the users real life. That is why it is such an odd problem. Wish I could be less vague/confusing.
Dec
4
comment Force a user to take an extra step between performing important actions
Unfortunately the good stuff could be anything from a pdf document to a video, both of which present unique challenges in that regard. Thanks for your feedback though. You've given me some great stuff to think about.
Dec
4
comment Force a user to take an extra step between performing important actions
There is a message and confirmation just like that, but I kept the mockups as simple as I could. My worry is that it doesn't force the user to move their eyes back to the top left where the good stuff is, and lets them just sit in that action area down in the bottom right...
Dec
4
comment Force a user to take an extra step between performing important actions
It would be up to a user who was responsible for creating or revising them. They may need to be accepted once a year, or just once...and the number would be based on their particular needs.