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I design and build Grant and Program management web apps for SAIC by day and I design and build the best place to find US dressage scores online for horse shows by night. The first computers I programmed on were an IBM 8088 and an Apple 2. I graduated in 1986 to a Mac-Plus...

(What's the most powerful computer in the world? The one people use.)

... then I upgraded to dual floppy drives (Chuck Yeager Flight Simulator required it), then upgraded to a 40 MB HD (all my MIDI programming demanded it). I was then seduced by the PC-dark side

(What's the most powerful computer in the world? The one that has software to run on it.)

In 1990, I discovered SAS, SPSS and Statistics. So while I'm a .NET geekarchitect today, I'm also a kick-butt SAS-Ninja-Shadow-Warrior as well.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Oct
22
comment How to represent an X/Y mood data to a user within a very small space (32x32)?
There still isn't any intuitive connection between the shape and the dimension the shape is supposed to measure. See @J_Rgen answer below for another (similar) approach
Oct
22
comment How to represent an X/Y mood data to a user within a very small space (32x32)?
This probably needs an example to prove it out... but I think this is one of the cleanest ideas in terms of both intuition for the user and separation of the dimensions.
Sep
10
comment Should wireframes or functional requirements be created first?
@Aadaam, that's the Rational Unified Process (RUP) diagram. As originally intended, RUP was supposed to be a model for iterative development; as actually practiced in most places, its just an excuse to do "Waterfall" development where Design happens first, then Construction, then Testing. It's built on old-school engineering principles but those brick-and-mortar correlates don't really apply as much to software. I run screaming from RUP just because of what most customers and managers try to make it mean.
Jun
11
comment How do we stop users overpaying in financial web forms?
This doesn't really solve the problem though. It is still possible to easily make the same data entry mistake.
Jun
11
comment How do we stop users overpaying in financial web forms?
@Fresheyeball - Users don't need to know why they've got a different display. But they WILL be MUCH more likely to notice if they've miskeyed a number.
Nov
29
awarded  Teacher
Nov
28
answered When is red the right color for a button?
Sep
13
comment Is this rotating cube interface user-friendly?
I offset the downvoter. I will enhance your answer with "Are you frakking kidding me?!" HOW IN THE UNIVERSE IS IT FUN TO FILL OUT A FORM UPSIDE DOWN!?
Sep
13
awarded  Supporter