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Programmer/Systems Analyst working mostly in PHP/HTML/CSS. Enthusiast follower of User Experience topics and solutions.


Oct
1
asked Why is white on black considered higher contrast than black on white?
Sep
26
comment Can non-verbal communication in interpersonal relationships be taught rather than acquired?
With the exception of emotional expression (the "faces" of certain emotions like anger and fear have been found to be rather common across many species) I'm not sure many forms of communication could not be considered acquired.
Sep
23
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
22
awarded  Custodian
Sep
19
comment Is there a reasonably valid and reliable self-measure of computer literacy?
Okay example questions, but not quite what I was hoping for
Sep
18
awarded  Strunk & White
Sep
18
revised Under what conditions does 60hz video produce visual artifacts?
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Sep
18
revised Can experience alter one's preferences for beauty?
snappier title, moved subquestion into the question body
Sep
18
accepted What is the term for a psychological effect which does not have a neurobiological/genetic basis?
Sep
18
accepted Under what conditions does 60hz video produce visual artifacts?
Sep
18
revised What is the cognitive cost of switching contexts?
edited tags
Sep
18
revised Is there a reasonably valid and reliable self-measure of computer literacy?
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Sep
18
comment Is there a reasonably valid and reliable self-measure of computer literacy?
This question was inspired by How to best ask for computer experience in a survey? and How to measure self reported computer proficiency? Ideally with one item on User Experience
Sep
18
comment What is the threshold where actions are perceived as “instant”?
This question was inspired by Defining “Instantaneous” as part of usability acceptance criteria over on User Experience
Sep
18
revised What is the threshold where actions are perceived as “instant”?
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Sep
18
asked Is there a reasonably valid and reliable self-measure of computer literacy?
Sep
18
comment How do we get used to smells?
Some more interesting information on olfactory habituation: chemse.oxfordjournals.org/content/33/2/163.full
Sep
18
asked What is the threshold where actions are perceived as “instant”?
Sep
17
comment How do we get used to smells?
Too lazy to answer, but en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habituation
Sep
16
awarded  Enlightened