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Usability consultant in Norway.

My main focus is usability engineering and usability testing. I have my own usability lab with eye-tracking features.


Jul
14
comment Which is better: Buy Now or Add To Cart as the label for a button in a shopping cart form?
In the early days of online shopping (15+ years ago), a friend of mine used a standard shopping framework to accomplish some online shopping feature. The weird thing was that he sold real estate/apartments. So the web-page showed a picture of an apartment with the text: "Add to shopping basket"... :-D
Jul
12
answered iPad/iPhone alternative for hover states
Jul
7
answered Difference between 'modify' and 'edit' buttons
Jun
29
comment What is the standard convention for ordering On/Off buttons?
If you just have two states in a multi-state groups (eg. [left alignment] and [right alignment]), I would definitely go for the same toggle-solution that the MS Ribbon example has with the four states [left]-[center]-[right]-[block]. How would you toggle this? Toggling left- and right-justification with only one button sounds like a bad idea :-P
Jun
29
comment What is the standard convention for ordering On/Off buttons?
Hehe. Take a look at this screenshot from MS Visual Studio 2010: i2.visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/… (Source: visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/…)
Jun
29
comment What is the standard convention for ordering On/Off buttons?
I agree. I don't like the toggle slide button (and I don't find the iOS-version to be any better). Toggle-button-groups are not very uncommon in windows, though (eg the alignment-buttons in the paragraph group: ribbon.anirdesh.com/Images%5CRibbon01.png). And some vendors do provide good slider alternatives. (Eg: tmssoftware.com/site/advsmoothslider.asp) Either way it is very important that the state is unambiguous!
Jun
29
answered What is the standard convention for ordering On/Off buttons?
Jun
29
comment User usability analysis
Homework?......
Jun
26
comment How do you describe what you do?
@ Glen: I got a little carried away :D
Jun
25
comment How do you describe what you do?
...Anyway, how do you know that you have created a great experience? Well, by evaluating and measuring the users experienced experience and comparing the results to the desired ux requirements. Right? If it doesn't measure up, then redesign. Repeat. (I don't buy the "I just know, a priori"-attitude) This process is the core nature of iterative design and usability engineering. I would pretty much call that quality assurance related to the ease of use...
Jun
25
comment How do you describe what you do?
... Now, I must add that my background is "usability", which has a slightly different focus than UX (you probably know ISO 9241-110 (and the deprecated ISO 9241-11) and ISO 9241-210 definitions), so the the "ease of use" part might be adjusted. But I think "ease of use" is the essence that John and Jane Doe cares about.
Jun
25
comment How do you describe what you do?
@Glen: First of all, explaining "UX" is not easy (and this is what the OP wants suggestions on). I've found that it is easier to draw a parallel to "quality". Everybody knows what quality means, but they probably can't tell you what quality is. That is because quality is a compound, situational factor - just like UX. So doing a conversation where you replace UX with quality is an interesting exercise.
Jun
25
comment Input form label alignment top or left?
@Dave: You should add that as an answer.
Jun
25
comment Input form label alignment top or left?
@Chris, @DA01, @Gary: I agree with Chris that a proper summarization should be provided to external links. Primarily to give the reader enough information to choose whether to follow the link or not. I think that links and references are a good thing, though. It's better to provide a good reference than to google'n'paste something and take full credit for the content.
Jun
25
revised Input form label alignment top or left?
Added summarization of article
Jun
24
comment Input form label alignment top or left?
Haha, it's 2pm @ CET, where I am. That explains it. :) Have I nice day!
Jun
24
comment Input form label alignment top or left?
Left Alignment vs Right alignment is all about aligning the label that is already at the left side of the input field...
Jun
24
answered Input form label alignment top or left?
Jun
23
answered How do you describe what you do?
Jun
22
comment Using a joystick on screen
Can you tell us what the users are going to control with the virtual joystick? If the actual input device (mouse/trackball) are controlling the virtual joystick, then it can't be the screen pointer/cursor they are controlling?