Vince Mease

Vince Mease

Sr. UX Architect - Dom & Tom Joined over 9 years ago

  • 0 stories
  • Posted to Converting To Jobs Stories, Jan 20, 2015

    I wonder if you really need a new solution to your problem? Given your user story examples, it looks like they haven't had all the prescriptiveness rung out of them. For instance,

    As a developer, I want a badge on my profile that when I am a top poster, so people know I am a top poster.

    You've prescribed the solution (badge) and likely confused the value portion of the story with the user's desire (top poster recognition). Easy enough to remove that however and then add/clarify the actual value.

    As a developer, I want people to know I am a top poster, so that [my ego is sufficiently stroked?]

    All that said, this is the first I've come across the term, Job Stories. Definitely want to do some more reading and maybe a test in a team setting.

    4 points
  • Posted to Pull Menu: Menu interaction concept, Dec 23, 2014

    Down vote. I got it after a couple of tries but If you lose the user on the first attempt, you've likely lost them forever. DN isn't the best test bed for this kind of thing. We're more inquisitive and thus forgiving.

    Your mom would just be frustrated. My mom would be at least.

    No, this isn't an invitation to start "your mom..." jokes.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: What is your opinion on Lean UX?, Dec 15, 2014

    If it's too "business" oriented maybe you should plan on doing something other than working in a value driven enterprise (profitable, non-profit, startup, enterprise, etc) after graduation?

    If your design doesn't drive the business forward, if your design process doesn't get more efficient over time, who cares?

    0 points
  • Posted to Design is the Experience, Jul 07, 2014

    Give this guy a bullhorn! So much of what gets labeled "UX Design" is nothing but a reimagining of pure visual aesthetic. How many dribbbles of a "redesigned" Gmail does one have to surf through before realizing that there's nothing more than an argument about color palette and little substance put towards achieving some user's goal?

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What is your go-to to-do app?, May 14, 2014


    I've tried them all but every time I've start something more "capable" (read: complex), I get bogged down managing the app than getting things done. K.I.S.S!

    0 points
  • Posted to Tired of "beautiful" design?, Apr 04, 2014

    Couldn't agree more. Is "beauty" testable? No. As a designer who inherited a sales and operations environment filled with bad legacy workflows and a dated visual design, I've seen high adoption and praise for simply releasing new applications in mostly unstyled Bootstrap 3. No one's going to call it pretty but when my users complete more transactions, they're happy (more commission) and so our my business stakeholders (more revenue/less cost), then I'm happy.

    Do we look at visual aesthetic and layer in change in order to improve some metric (transaction time, understanding, reduced error rates, etc)? Of course we do but if it's not measurable and testable, who cares?

    0 points
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