ckd: Be a part of Google's user experience research

2012-04-13

16:42 - Be a part of Google's user experience research

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Google's looking for more people to take part in user experience surveys. This could be your chance to improve current products or even ones that haven't been released yet.

From the FAQ: "You certainly don’t need to be a computer expert or Internet enthusiast to sign up. The range of people we’re hoping will sign up actually includes anyone that has ever used the Internet in any way."

Sign-up link: http://goo.gl/wdoik

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From:ron_newman
Date:2012-04-13 20:54 (UTC) [T+00:12:33]
2012-04-13 16:54 (ron_newman's time)
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Done! When it asked me how I found out about it, I just gave the URL of this post.

To my surprise, the FAQ doesn't mention Cambridge as one of the Google offices people might be asked to visit.

ETA: Why does LJ say there are three comments here, but show me only my own comment?

Edited at 2012-04-14 02:46 (UTC) 2012-04-13 22:46 (ron_newman's time)
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From:siderea
Date:2012-04-14 04:30 (UTC) [T+07:48:33]
2012-04-14 00:30 (siderea's time)
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Huh. His layout is broken. The bottom of your comment is missing and everything after it. I had to switch to ?style=mine to reply.
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From:ckd
Date:2012-04-14 06:07 (UTC) [T+09:25:19]
2012-04-14 02:07 (ckd's time)
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Fixed now. The comment_time display tweaks I'd put in were broken by something LJ changed in the lower layers, and graceful error recovery isn't a strong point of S2 as far as I can tell.
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From:ckd
Date:2012-04-14 06:12 (UTC) [T+09:30:22]
2012-04-14 02:12 (ckd's time)
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Style layer glitch; fixed now.
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From:siderea
Date:2012-04-14 19:43 (UTC) [T+23:01:53]
2012-04-14 15:43 (siderea's time)
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There's still a conspicuous absence. There's nothing at the bottom of the page, after the last comment, e.g. no page footer, nor a concluding "comment" link. Is that a style decision on your part, or something still not rendering?
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From:ckd
Date:2012-04-15 06:18 (UTC) [T+1d09:36:40]
2012-04-15 02:18 (ckd's time)
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Style decision.

I do add a page index after the comments for posts that have so many comments that LJ paginates them. (Not that my posts tend to get that many comments, but I read everything in my style.)
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From:barondave
Date:2012-04-13 21:55 (UTC) [T+01:13:11]
2012-04-13 16:55 (barondave's time)
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Done. They didn't ask for a password, so they must be confident...
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From:cdk
Date:2012-04-14 02:27 (UTC) [T+05:45:15]
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Some days, I find myself really wishing I fell outside the sample range.
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From:siderea
Date:2012-04-14 04:38 (UTC) [T+07:56:33]
2012-04-14 00:38 (siderea's time)

Better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness

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I... huh. I would like to believe I contributed in a small way to this happening, by a particular flame I flamed a few weeks ago. *whistles happily*
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From:ron_newman
Date:2012-04-14 11:48 (UTC) [T+15:06:22]
2012-04-14 07:48 (ron_newman's time)

Re: Better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness

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Was this something you posted to your own journal, or somewhere else that I can read?
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From:siderea
Date:2012-04-14 17:49 (UTC) [T+21:07:43]
2012-04-14 13:49 (siderea's time)

Re: Better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness

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I don't know it's worth hunting up -- it was a very concise (!!!), very UX technical, very pointed comment in the google forum for the product in question, in the midst of a huge user uprising. Probably shorter than this one. :)
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From:mizmoose
Date:2012-04-15 23:01 (UTC) [T+2d02:19:39]
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So I thought, cool! I like doing this kind of stuff [from both ends, more or less], so I'll sign up.

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Oh, Google. You just don't learn, do you?

*sigh*
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