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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.


May
31
answered Should items be selected by default
May
31
answered Examples of well written emails for recruiting participants for usability tests / interviews or surveys?
May
30
answered Has anyone usability tested (handwritten) email before?
May
30
revised Which is the better user experience for a web app: an integrated support ticket module or a separate app?
Formatting
May
30
suggested suggested edit on Which is the better user experience for a web app: an integrated support ticket module or a separate app?
May
28
awarded  Enthusiast
May
27
revised Indicating selection in a list with sub-levels not always visible
Updated image
May
27
comment Indicating selection in a list with sub-levels not always visible
@agib, perhaps I chose a poor screen shot for the office installer, I'll update it. The point here is that the root icon illustrates if none, some or all of the sub items are selected. In the updated image you'll see that the white nodes are fully installed and the gray icon is only partly installed. I'm sure if this is a good solution to your issue, but the concept of indicating the status with the root/node icon was the point I tried to make.
May
27
answered Indicating selection in a list with sub-levels not always visible
May
27
comment Could I validate the user experience objectively from paper prototypes?
+1 on the conceptual issues. That is the main focus when using mockups.
May
27
comment Could I validate the user experience objectively from paper prototypes?
+1 Efficiency is an important part of the usability factor (see ISO 9241-1), and GOMS/KLM is a very nice tools to have in the bag of techniques. It requires a bit training and experience to get it right, though. And it is most suitable when you have no users to test with.
May
27
answered Could I validate the user experience objectively from paper prototypes?
May
26
comment Why is the close button in the title bar red in Windows 7?
We actually had the oposite problem when we went from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95. Win 3.1 had no close button in the right corner. There were only maximize and minimize up there, far to the right. I have no idea why MS decided to introduce a close button at the same spot as the maximize button used to be, but you can imagine all the users trying maximize their application on autopilot. With the "maximize button" up there in the right corner :)
May
26
comment What are your favorite usability research mailing lists?
I guess that you're already a member of ACM and IEEE?
May
26
comment Why is the close button in the title bar red in Windows 7?
Haven't this been red for ages? At least since Win XP.
May
26
answered How to lay out a list of lot of checkboxes that may vary in length?
May
26
comment How to lay out a list of lot of checkboxes that may vary in length?
Could you add a link to the question/answer with the solution that you can't use?
May
25
comment Best practice for inactive actions in a table
... If you allow the user to perform actions on disabled elements, then the user wouldn't be able to distinguish between enabled and disabled elements in the system. They can see the difference, but disabled elements are not longer defined as "unusable", because they could react to the users input (the mouse click)...
May
25
comment Best practice for inactive actions in a table
@user: My point was that it should not be possible to perform an action (showing a message box in your case) on a disabled element (link/button in your case). If it is necessary to show the user some information on why it is disabled, then you should provide this information in another way. Eg. as hover-hint or as permanent text in some dedicated "help area". If you really want to show this information to the user when the user clicks the link/button, then the link/button shouldn't be disabled. It should be enabled and give the user feedback as a result of an ordinary user interaction.
May
25
revised Individual welcome page vs. site content
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