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I am an Assistant Professor of Biology at Longwood University. My main interests are how biodiversity affects ecosystem function in aquatic sediments. You can find out more about what my lab is doing here: http://longwood.edu/staff/fortinok


Feb
19
accepted What are the functional advantages of disabling user access to the filesystem on the iPad?
Feb
19
accepted Should UX design consider how things behave when they are broken?
Jul
31
comment How could you prevent users from leaving their original copy in the photocopier?
Our copier does exactly this. If you do not pick up the original when the copies have been completed it makes a beeping sound and displays a message to remind you. It works well. I have never left an original behind.
Jul
30
accepted Should badges be be listed and described or secret until you earn them?
Jul
29
comment Should badges be be listed and described or secret until you earn them?
Thanks for your answer, both you and Don Nickel, suggest a mixed approach, do you think the SE badges could be more effective if there were multiple tiers that could be unlocked at higher levels?
Jul
29
comment Should badges be be listed and described or secret until you earn them?
Interesting, do you think the badges on SE could be more effective is some were hidden and unlocked at upper levels?
Jul
29
awarded  Editor
Jul
29
comment Should badges be be listed and described or secret until you earn them?
I completely agree that anything used for evaluation must be transparent. All of the graded material will be fully described in the syllabus. The badges will be just another form of motivation/fun. I edited the question to clarify this. Thanks for pointing it out.
Jul
29
revised Should badges be be listed and described or secret until you earn them?
clarified a point made in the answers
Jul
29
asked Should badges be be listed and described or secret until you earn them?
Jun
30
comment Should I fill empty space in bars?
Regardless of the path you choose, I suggest you add units to the axis of the dependent variable. Otherwise the length of the bar is pretty meaningless.
Apr
16
comment Are age verification banners effective?
While I agree with most of the answers that this approach is not likely effective against children with the intent to find forbidden webpages. I would think that it would be a deterrent against younger children who accidentally land on an adults only page.
Apr
16
awarded  Critic
Apr
16
comment Are age verification banners effective?
This may be true but your answer would be more useful with some evidence to support it.
Dec
3
comment Should both bold and italics be allowed in electronic flashcards?
+1 but the convention is to italicize the genus name as well as the specific epithet in a species name.
Nov
29
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
26
comment Should UX design consider how things behave when they are broken?
@MonicaCellio thanks for your comments, I don't see them as critical. I think that your comment gets at the idea - on one hand one could say that by having a standardized keyboard layout, the failure of the paint was already considered but clearly in your case this was not true and the UX design failed to properly account for that.
Nov
26
awarded  Commentator
Nov
26
comment Should UX design consider how things behave when they are broken?
@MonicaCellio I wasn't really trying to create a yes/no question - I guess I felt like implicit in my question was the idea that you cannot anticipate all changes in user experience so how does one accomplish this. However now that I re-read what I wrote it could be read as read as yes/no.
Nov
26
awarded  Yearling