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bio website stewdean.com
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I'm a working User Experience consultant who has been in the UX industry since 1995. I have a degree in Interactive System Design and have worked on TV Services, websites and mobile operating systems. I've previously worked for companies like John Lewis, BBC, Sky and Orange.


Apr
13
comment Scoring interface for various projects
Do you mean a table? I'm suspecting I'm missing something as that's the most obvious answer.
Apr
3
comment How can I capture quality data about existing users' goals, outside the context of UI?
Having re-read your question, which is not very clear, you appear to want to know how you get the results of your user research to the other team members. I think by tools you may mean deliverables or documents you use. Or do you mean the systems used to share the information such as a physical wall or wiki?
Apr
3
comment How can I capture quality data about existing users' goals, outside the context of UI?
Your question could be clearer. Are you asking how do you communicate the result of user research within an agile project? If so it's down to how the team shares information. Talking to them is the best agile way.
Apr
3
comment How can I capture quality data about existing users' goals, outside the context of UI?
Sorry if you belived I was just stating the obvious in a patronising way, that wasn't my intention. Reading your question you asked "I need a communication process that provides optimal data capture, and that allows sufficient control of the conversation to keep it focused on their goals, outside the context of any UI." The solution IS to use interviews. I've been doing this a while and interviews done well are much better than any 'sophisticated' tool. The tools used to support the interview process you'll know about. I have worked on multiple agile projects, no two use the same 'tools'.
Apr
3
answered Are people sick of logins?
Mar
31
answered How can I capture quality data about existing users' goals, outside the context of UI?
Mar
31
comment Pattern Library Software
DA01 My counter argument to that is that the implementation mindset is different to the UX architect mindset, in that if you are thinking about how something is done then it is very easy for that to influence the solution you create. I call it the 'engineering mindset' and it leads to the literal, easy to implement solutions you often see coders create. A good UX person, in my view, can code but doesn't during a project.
Mar
30
comment Pattern Library Software
@DA01 CSS is an implementation of the UI, not core UX. If you're straddled across the UX and front end dev roles I can see the point of controlling the CSS, but it's mostly common for UX folks to define the UI but not to a CSS level. A UX pattern library isn't the same as a CSS framework. For example Bootstrap is not a 'UX' - it's just a bunch of web UI elements, many of which are overly restrictive.
Mar
30
answered UX is so subjective that BOSS is always right
Mar
26
answered Hide or disable an Advanced button?
Mar
25
answered Difference between Tiles and Cards?
Mar
25
comment XML generator through UI
Is this for technical users? Will they know what 'cleansing' and 'dedup' mean? I can't help you as I don't know what you're trying to do.
Mar
25
comment Does infinite scrolling work for side menus?
It looks like you're trying to fix an information architecture problem by a overly complex interface. Think more about using the content AS navigation.
Mar
20
comment Best way to do colours and sizes for eCommerce site
Thanks to @JDelossantos for adding the screen shot. I'll try to be less lazy next time.
Mar
18
answered Best way to do colours and sizes for eCommerce site
Mar
18
answered Are customer surveys used in LeanUX
Mar
18
comment Are customer surveys used in LeanUX
I've heard the term 'personas are fictitious' before. I guess this is why I find them fairly useless. If they are based on real users - why not distill what they do into a overall user type and include a few real users as an example? That's what I now tend to do.
Mar
18
comment What UI Element can represent the on/off switch on OS X?
This is an implementation question really, not a UX one. The switch you want to use should be the best one you can create, time allowing. This is the danger of letting the technology dictate the finer details of the UX.
Mar
17
comment How to track and report UX changes to a website
You're likely to have this question shut down quickly as it's a 'shopping question'. If you're after a system to track changes then that will be down to how your team works. No one solution will fit all teams. For one team a shared spread sheet will work, others a more feature filled Multi Variant Tool will be needed. I presume you where talking about A/B or Multi Variant Testing.
Mar
10
comment How to deliver wireframes to off-shore dev teams
JavaScript/HTML/CSS prototypes are often more time consuming than Axure prototypes from a standing start. I occasionally code out of work and could put together something in code but it would take me five times longer and not be as good a quality as someone else building it. Meanwhile Axure I can communicate an idea quickly upto to a certain level, for example doing fixed break point responsive layouts is easy in the new version. Aure is limited but it's not as limiting as if you start thinking in code in my view.