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25+ years in software development.

6 years on an HCI PhD.

20+ years married.

19 years a parent.

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Jun
27
answered How to deal with tab overflow of dynamic tabs?
Jun
26
comment Using a ribbon as navigation
Horizontal menu-type things. Like at the top of SE pages. Yes these are links, but menu was the closest I could find. I mean a set of links across the top or side.
Jun
26
answered Using a ribbon as navigation
Jun
26
answered Drawing users' attention to unrecoverable actions?
Jun
22
comment Established classification and category for UX
Academically, my PhD (in HCI) is classified as psychology, broadly speaking. The problem is that the discipline as a whole draws from a range of sources, quite properly, so it fits into all of these categories (and more) depending on what aspect of UX you are talking about.
Jun
22
answered Should I combine these 2 mutually exclusive actions?
Jun
21
comment “Adding and Subtracting a Value” Horizontal or Vertical Controls better affordance?
A good option, if the vertical space is not also at a premium. However, I suspect that ALL space is actually quite critical.
Jun
21
comment “Adding and Subtracting a Value” Horizontal or Vertical Controls better affordance?
@Yallow We actually don't have enough information to decide, so I wanted to put another view, to allow Jack to know the questions he needs to ask, and the implications of the answers. It may be that you are correct, and my conclusions actually concur with yours.
Jun
21
answered “Adding and Subtracting a Value” Horizontal or Vertical Controls better affordance?
Jun
20
answered What is the best way to motivate users to participate in completing tedious tasks?
Jun
19
answered Should we re-think the use of the word “Save”
Jun
18
comment “Clear all” button history
Although, infact, that may be done by explicitly resetting the specific fields. But I agree that this is the only place I would use reset form functionality
Jun
15
answered How to convince a user to fill out a survey
Jun
13
comment Details and Pricing Change Based on Location
Not knowing about US planning laws, would the "base prices" serve to order by price - that is, are the local additions consistent? So the ordering still works, even though the price may be out?
Jun
13
comment Details and Pricing Change Based on Location
Giving an estimate, and explaining why this might change is a good idea. Then allowing users to select a location if they want a specific price should keep everyone happy.
Jun
13
answered Usability Testing: Can we test a website 1 language (ex.: english) but get feedbacks and ask questions in another (ex.: spanish)?
Jun
13
comment Colliding icon meanings
+1 for convention > context. The purpose of icons is not to "represent" a task, but to "indicate" a task - that is, the user has to see it and know what it means. Reusing icons means that the user is confused, and will hate you. They may have to spend some time understanding new icons, but at least they won't be confused.
Jun
13
asked Forcing users to take a specific path
Jun
10
comment How do we stop users overpaying in financial web forms?
If it is council tax, the system must know how much you owe. I would also add some confirmation on the free text box if the amount is greater than the total outstanding amount, just to catch mistyped errors.
Jun
8
awarded  Constituent