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Interaction Designer. mike-eng.com


Nov
26
comment How to gauge whether customers would use an advanced feature
@Erics basically a. But it's not about the overall problem, it's trying to gauge the value of a few bonus features related to solving that problem.
Jun
12
comment How to gauge whether customers would use an advanced feature
@MarjanVenema Minimum Viable Product
Jun
12
comment How to gauge whether customers would use an advanced feature
Thanks, but I think I may have led you astray with the question. I edited it to clarify that "notes" and "files" are some potential bonus features to the core functionality. The question is about whether or not there is a common enough use for notes and files on this core functionality.
Dec
3
comment Should a responsive or adaptive web design be done with only two layouts?
@AdamFellowes That directive from the account manager was not a concern about sign-off. It was based on the idea that fewer layout breakpoints would mean lower cost of development.
Oct
25
comment What UX metrics can I get from a web application?
Also see measuringusability.com/blog/essential-metrics.php for a list of 10 essential usability metrics (which reiterates the 4 listed in the answer).
Jul
9
comment If and how to break a long wizard into main steps and substeps?
I would question the assumption that an accordion "makes the length of the wizard feel shorter, as questions are all presented on one page." Presenting questions piece-by-piece as in a tabbed wizard can make the process seem less burdensome, and also submitting the first step in a tabbed wizard creates a sense of commitment to the process (resulting in decreased abandonment). See The Secret Objectives of Queues - the point "It commits guests to the attraction".
Jun
14
comment When the user is inputting large numbers what can I do to reduce errors?
For option 1, you could use a plugin like digitalbush.com/projects/masked-input-plugin to format the value with commas.
May
23
comment What techniques can I use to wireframe sites with responsive/fluid layouts?
@DanielNewman Dang, seems they're no longer available, and I can't find them elsewhere with a quick search. I'll delete my earlier comment to avoid further confusion. If you're really interested in tracking them down, maybe you could find out who owns burke.hotgloo.com and reach out - I don't recall the designer's full name. Keep me posted if you find them.
Feb
29
comment How to make a 20-field online form more user friendly?
"the manager insists absolutely that there be only 1 form that handles both" - that constraint is hindering the user experience of the task right off the bat. I would suggest getting to the bottom of this constraint and possibly eliminating it if it turns out to be irrelevant. Use the technique of laddering - basically continuing to ask clarifying questions in order to get to the root considerations behind this decision.
Jan
21
comment Should a responsive or adaptive web design be done with only two layouts?
simon foster's site has two distinct layouts. It is two columns at desktop size and one column at mobile size.
Jan
20
comment Should a responsive or adaptive web design be done with only two layouts?
Simon Foster's portfolio site is based on two layouts.
Jan
20
comment Should a responsive or adaptive web design be done with only two layouts?
Hmm, I'm not sure I understand. You seem to say "yes" to "will only two layouts be able to sufficiently handle a responsive design?". But you also say "you just need to create regular, narrow, and wide screen layouts", which is three layouts.
Jan
3
comment What makes a good form?
Meetup.com makes good use of modular tabs under account settings. They split "account settings" into the tabs of "general", "email settings", "payments made", "connected apps".
Oct
24
comment Should social media sharing icons be placed on the homepage as well as article pages?
Your points clearly make sense, but they're a bit off from the question. The question is whether to place "share this" icons on the homepage that would allow users to "share" or "like" the entire site. Subscribing to a feed is a different animal.
Oct
24
comment Should social media sharing icons be placed on the homepage as well as article pages?
Thanks. The question has gotten misinterpreted in earlier answers and become a bit muddled. The question is whether to place "share this" icons on the homepage that would allow users to "share" or "like" the entire site. Your second paragraph answers that.
Oct
21
comment social share buttons best position
Duplicate question: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/9969/…