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I do Technical Support for two businesses; a small ISP and a large University. On the side I run a Minecraft server, fiddle in various Linux distros, and program (mostly Ruby).


Feb
25
comment How is mobile information architecture different from desktop?
That's completely fair @JimmyBreck-McKye and dnbrv. I was answering about Mobile development in general, when the question was specific to displaying information to the user. I read the question, started to respond, then came back after an interruption and lost sight of the specificity of the original question. Do you think it's off-topic enough that cutting out the other bullet points is appropriate?
Feb
24
comment How is mobile information architecture different from desktop?
Tiles are not buttons; they are more accurately described as a list view (a list of applications, with live content). They are the content of the screen. Buttons are what you put at the top or bottom to interact with the content of your screen. Typically you have 3-5 choices at the top, and 3-5 at the bottom... when you start exceeding that, your interface can get very busy. But, like any guideline, it's only 'probably'. There could always be use-cases that contradict this. That's why UI design is so fun; there's always exceptions! :D
Feb
24
comment How is mobile information architecture different from desktop?
Good suggestions, I modified the comment on screen constraints to incorporate them.
Feb
24
revised How is mobile information architecture different from desktop?
Incorporated suggestions from comment.
Feb
24
answered How is mobile information architecture different from desktop?
Feb
21
comment Dealing with Area Codes in Phone Number fields
I agree. I would recommend displaying a valid example (if you know the format) after the user selects their location. This could be prohibitive depending on the number of countries you support.
Feb
16
comment Any good examples of interactive map patterns?
Perhaps it is my crude and unrefined veiw of the world, but your question appears to be asking how to best map out where to buy drugs.
Jan
17
answered Redirection on language change
Dec
29
answered Wizard for a process that can be exited and re-entered?
Dec
22
answered Remember the State of a Page when navigating to other pages?
Dec
19
comment What is the best practice for displaying mixed data in a single data grid?
I assumed this was a comparison shopping type UI in my answer; as Alex commented, a different purpose may necessitate a different UI.
Dec
19
awarded  Supporter
Dec
19
answered What is the best practice for displaying mixed data in a single data grid?
Dec
9
answered Do people click items that are 'recommended for you'?
Dec
5
answered Any alternative text labels for a “Race/Ethnicity” dropdown?
Dec
5
answered account confirmation pattern: link or link + page with edit field
Dec
3
comment How do I indicate that mutliple sets of radio buttons are mutually exclusive?
What about removing numbers altogether? As it is, the button numbering is a strong indicator against the correct usage. No numbers at all would be an improvement in usability. Are the camera numbers important to know before the user selects, or can it be a piece of information they receive after?
Dec
3
awarded  Teacher
Dec
3
awarded  Editor
Dec
3
revised How do I indicate that mutliple sets of radio buttons are mutually exclusive?
Added an image to explain.