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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.


Apr
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
24
comment Argument for/against splitting login process into checking username, then ask password?
If an user-name check is wanted, why not add an async check in the "de facto" username+password login screen? Try to sign up with username "qwerty" on signup.wordpress.com/signup (as suggested by Francis Pelland)
Apr
22
comment Allowing every password of 6+ characters. Good practice?
Thank you for the edit, @Arjan. I actually didn't know to include the Alt-text, but you're absolutely right. The xkcd jokes aren't the same without the alt-text ;-)
Apr
21
answered Allowing every password of 6+ characters. Good practice?
Apr
11
comment If I am not the developer and I haven't hired one, how should I explain the development step of my UX design process to potential clients?
Nice feedback! +1 :-)
Apr
11
answered If I am not the developer and I haven't hired one, how should I explain the development step of my UX design process to potential clients?
Apr
7
comment Why do squares look taller than wide on screens?
FWIW, I think it does look like a square...
Apr
5
accepted Buttons in the “tab area” of a page control
Apr
2
asked Buttons in the “tab area” of a page control
Mar
4
awarded  Pundit
Feb
26
comment Should there always be a header and footer on a website?
Oh, I really hate footers on web pages with continuous scrolling. Why do they do that?! Eg. Facebook.
Feb
23
reviewed Reject Is the term 'field' too technical when giving messages on a form?
Feb
21
comment Why are graphical user interfaces considered user-friendly?
@ChristopherJamesCalo: Good question. You should ask that as a new, separate question ;-) Short answer: It requires more work to remember commands than to recognize icons; we tend to organize stuff spatially (i.e. aprox. position of an element); consistency (eg. drag something onto something else); direct manipulation is more intuitive; experience from the real world can be re-used; ... and lots of lots of more ...
Feb
19
comment Is adding a discussion forum to a an eshop a good idea?
Isn't this one of the successful features of Amazon? Some user-tests have even revealed that users jump to Amazons site to read the review/discussion there before they decide whether or not to buy on another e-shop.
Feb
18
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
18
comment Why are graphical user interfaces considered user-friendly?
@Kiwy: Naturally, a GUI-app needs to be properly developed and well tested to ensure good usability. A messy GUI is not relevant in this question. I believe the scientists at Xerox PARC compared (by user-testing) 4 or 5 different sets of icons to ensure that the most intuitive and unambiguous icons where used. This project was indeed very user-oriented.
Feb
18
comment Why are graphical user interfaces considered user-friendly?
@nuoritoveri: Have you tried to compare those two alternatives while you're counting backwards from 100? That will give you a better impression of the actual mental workload. I'm not saying that you're wrong! On the contrary, I believe you are right in your example. But I know that several studies indicates that "mental heavy" work seems to go faster. Therefor: I trust research over subjective perception when it comes to timing. ;-) A GOMS-model could give us a clue, but I'm too lazy right now :-P
Feb
18
comment Why AMBULANCE is written as ECNALUBMA on emergency vehicles?
...and we have a candidate for the Reversal-badge ;-)
Feb
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
17
comment Why are graphical user interfaces considered user-friendly?
Hehe. I have a three year old who constantly tried to hit the "play button" on move-ad on the juice carton.