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Currently doing a M.Sc. Human Computer Interaction

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UX really is simple:

  1. Ask the users.
  2. Analyze their feedback.
  3. Design a better system.

(Adapted from "Feynman Problem Solving Algorithm")


Jan
13
comment How much text markup is good, before it becomes bad?
@PatrickMcElhaney We'll do this as a student project, updates will be posted there: twitter.com/#!/se_statistics
Jan
13
comment How much text markup is good, before it becomes bad?
Where could we search for related literature? Cognitive Psychology?
Jan
2
comment What 5 things must I do to become a well-rounded, progressive UX Designer in my career?
"Wondering" is a good point to start. And analysing design from this perspective makes perfect sense: we need to see the "thing" as if we saw it the first time, in order to come closer to the original designer's decision-making process.
Jan
2
comment Self Service Checkouts
Maybe the real answer is: the engineer got conflicting requirement analysis. "We need to trust the user, but control him anyway", is a bad starting assumption.
Jan
2
comment Self Service Checkouts
@SchroedingersCat Could you please add a photo or some other context? Or is your question more a usability-process-related one?
Jan
2
comment When is something too easy?
Love the princess metaphor for Gamification!
Jan
2
comment Traffic lights: why yellow before green?
Traffic lights (in Germany, anyway) have an phase were all lights are red, as to reduce this security risk. The duration of this phase depends on the size of the intersection, because it's at least "the time time to leave the intersection when entering it at the moment the light turned red". So the additional Red-Yellow gives some security margin, actually.
Jan
2
comment Traffic lights: why yellow before green?
Similar discussions: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/11309/…
Dec
13
comment How to leverage team effects in HCI?
Very interesting comments about why you prefer not to answer the question :-) As far as I understood ANT, it doesn't distinguish humans and tech-agents, they both are "actants". And both can behave as "intermediary" or "mediator", depending on whether they are (assumed to be) fully describable or indeterministic. Of course you are right, Computers are not human. But, Nass claims, we treat them as such (subconciously). "My beloved hammer", "He served me well", "He is faithful to me" and so on. Good points about UX and Usability!
Dec
6
comment How to leverage team effects in HCI?
It's definitely interesting, although it's written more from a management perspective than an UX one.
Nov
16
comment Interesting user interfaces from sci-fi movies & tv?
Fixed, thank you.
Nov
3
comment Improving the UX of Clippy
Also interesting: Nass didn't improve the usability of Clippy, "only" its UX.
Nov
2
comment Improving the UX of Clippy
(I will add the take of Clifford Nass later. If nobody else did, that is :-)
Nov
2
comment What's the point in electronic devices beeping on keypress?
IMO, it is feedback not only for you, but also for those who were photographed. This applies to electric cars with fake motor sound to an even greater extent.
Nov
1
comment Greater Than > or Plus +
I would interpret +8 as a stupid way to write 8 (in contrast to -8).
Oct
29
comment Points in game dynamics / gamification
Wording is important here: gold shouldn't be confused with mana. For example, if there is a high score, which type of points does it track?
Oct
27
comment What makes people vote?
@Knu I beg to differ. The position only expresses the importance that these votes seem to have. But this subjective importance is not only influenced by visual cues.
Oct
17
comment How can we communicate that UX work can't be done by just anyone?
Also: the fact the basics are now (more or less) well-known by developers help us ux experts (whatever that means) to strive for something more exquisite. Rembrandt only stood out because painting was a well-known art.
Sep
29
comment scale or rating design
The slider should have discrete values (mapping internally to 1-7, for example), so that a) it is clear what where "neutral" is b) the number of choices, and thus the complexity of filling in the form, is limited.
Sep
28
comment Correct length for login timeout?
Nice idea! I always thought it is impossible to know if a certain page tag is still open or not, but of course, via AJAX you can. And even if it stays open, but inactive, for some time, a re-login window could appear, just like a screensaver does.