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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.


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comment Is the 'magnifying glass search icon' right-handed because most people are right-handed?
Yea. I didn't try to convince OP anything regarding the distribution. I just wanted to point out that there are lots of varieties in the visual appearance of such icons. Also when it comes to the direction of the handle.
Dec
16
comment A terminology question: differentiating between 'Detailed UX issues' and 'Structural UX issues'?
Interesting. In which context? (Reports, team communication, guidelines?)
Nov
19
comment UML symbol for request with multiple responses
Nice resource! +1
Nov
14
comment UML symbol for request with multiple responses
OK. FWIW: there's nothing called "Flowchart" in the UML universe. They have various "Behavior diagrams", and both "sequence diagrams" and "activity diagrams" might be what you're looking for... Is the "UML"-part of your question less important? Are you just working with a generic flow chart?
Nov
13
comment UML symbol for request with multiple responses
Are you looking for a sequence diagram? (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequence_diagram, ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/3101.html)
Oct
30
comment Link between UX/HCI/Graphics?
In short (and simplified): Graphics is about the visuals on the screen, no user involved. HCI is about the interaction between human and computer. Also referred to as CHI (computer-human interaction) and MMI (man-machine interaction). UX is (in my view) a more modern term than HCI, but basically the same. Some might say that UX involves more "overall experience" than HCI, such as gamification, long term use, cross device, help&support, etc. And that HCI-people would have a more scientific/research-ish approach to the H&C interaction. I'm not sure I agree on that, though.
Sep
8
comment Navigation on mobile site - menu or back button?
Related: Should we provide “back” button for mobile website?
Aug
22
comment Does the Oxford Comma increase readability?
youtu.be/8Gv0H-vPoDc?t=1m45s :-)
Aug
11
comment Fibonacci pagination
My brain hurts! 90 is not part of the Fibonacci Sequence...
Jul
31
comment Ragged edges vs. alignment
@Vitaly: OK. Thanks for the explanation.
Jul
31
comment Ragged edges vs. alignment
I would say that you could use the same guidelines as for form fields. Eg: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/8480/….
Jul
28
comment Sliders and undoing?
Yes. I was thinking of the numbers to the left of the sliders. I thought that you could enter these and type directly. If these are mere labels - no worries ;-)
Jul
28
comment Sliders and undoing?
Ah. I thought you could alter the values directly in the edit fields.
Jul
23
comment Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?
Hehe. But it is a good question. And all the no's do have a point. If I had to choose between "KISS" and "Emotional design", the answer would be "Keep it simple".
Jul
23
comment Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?
Oh yes. I totally agree! It's hard to get it right, and wrong implementation will backfire on you. However, the UX-world has moved forward over the last 10-20 years. While we previously focused on the basics of "UI", we have recently put more focus on the X in UX as well. Designing a good experience is difficult, but it is part of the job. Sometimes critical, sometimes nearly irrelevant. Don't take this answer as an advocate of "emotional design". The point was to balance all the NO's by pointing out that the language you choose will affect how the user feels about your software.
Jul
23
comment Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?
Fair enough, but the words you choose in your UI will affect how the user feels about your software... Even if subconsciously. (I've elaborated in an answer: ux.stackexchange.com/a/61756/95)
Jul
18
comment How to make HTML5 number input field more user friendly?
OK. You could also consider "Select". While this would normally give you a drop-down list, some mobile devices (at least iOS and Android iirc) will give you a spinner at the bottom of the screen.
Jul
18
comment How to make HTML5 number input field more user friendly?
Take a look at "Range". That will give you a slider (if precision is not important). Eg. "Rate this from 1-100"
Jul
18
comment How to make HTML5 number input field more user friendly?
Can you say something about the context? Eg. what kind of value this is.
Jun
30
comment Best way to do 'bulk edits' on a table
@Nathan, that could be a valid point. I do believe, however, that this action is an "expert-action" where the user is very focused and determined on what to do. Jumping back and forth is not likely in this dialog. FogCreek has developed a similar solution for FogBugz (help.fogcreek.com/9141/…). I use this software on daily basis, and I had to double check how "Undo"/"Cancel" was solved. It turns out that "Undo" is not possible, you need to "Cancel" if you change your mind. I have never considered this to be a problem, but ymmv...