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25+ years in software development.

6 years on an HCI PhD.

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Aug
23
answered Menu bar for different major windows
Aug
23
answered What are common UI misconceptions and annoyances?
Aug
23
comment What's the best way to handle deleted user accounts on a social app?
I would endorse the comments that you need to ensure that personal information is removed, whatever you do. Exactly what may depend on what they signed up to. But this could be done periodically on all marked users.
Aug
23
comment What's the best way to handle deleted user accounts on a social app?
Definately mark as Deleted User - especially in a discussion forum, so that other know they will not get any more responses. And markign the user like this should be straightforward coding wise - no thread searching required.
Aug
22
answered What's the best way to handle deleted user accounts on a social app?
Aug
22
comment Preventing impossible clicks
That is one of the occasions when it is OK. It is probably better to manage the links - remove the link while keeping the text - but it is acceptable because we partly expect this.
Aug
22
answered Preventing impossible clicks
Aug
22
answered What does “end-user” mean?
Aug
17
answered Advice on ordering horizontal lists of commands
Aug
12
answered Can we get a simple process for a “discount usability test?”
Aug
9
comment Common pattern for “multiple fields, at least one required”
This style would be my preferred approach. the asterix ( which is a known indicator ) then is seen to relate to the whole group. Grouping is often a good idea.
Aug
9
answered Disabled submit button on form vs allow submit then show errors?
Aug
9
awarded  Supporter
Jul
31
answered When should a messagebox be used?
Jul
31
comment How important is feedback?
I think the point is that the user shouldn't have to wait more than a few hours. Feedback is not just about technical solutions, but about peoples involvement as well. It is always dangerous to assume that there is a technical solution.
Jul
31
awarded  Teacher
Jul
31
answered How important is feedback?
Jul
31
comment How to display a distinction between actions which affect the 'real world' vs. actions that affect only the information in the application?
The buttons to save are where the action happens. Similarly, the styling of the text boxes can be amended subtly in the same way, to highlight the significance of these.
Jul
30
answered Is clicking here to stay?
Jul
30
answered How to display a distinction between actions which affect the 'real world' vs. actions that affect only the information in the application?