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bio website technophobia.com
location Lincoln, UK
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User experience designer at Technophobia.com

7 years digital experience working with exceptional clients, including Alfa Romeo, Green Flag, Pizza Express, Becta, Safestore Self Storage, Poundland, Roundup Weed Killer, Microban and Keyfuels.

Creative lead on design and build projects using advanced HTML and CSS techniques.

Specialties
Semantic web site architecture, user interface development (UI), user experience design (UX), information architecture (IA), web design, digital communication, flash animation, HTML, CSS

http://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinrapley


Jan
21
asked Derive universal mental model from bunch of user mental models, good practice or not?
Jan
21
comment How to recruit user test participants?
Really good point on no-shows. Always overbook the number of people you need as you can guarantee people not turning up, having a personal emergency or otherwise.
Jan
21
comment How to recruit user test participants?
Thanks, appreciate that. +1 for making use of Universities and Craiglist.
Jan
21
revised How to recruit user test participants?
Added reference to what Silverback is, who makes it and how it is used.
Jan
21
comment What is a Modal Dialog Window?
Misinformed answer. In agreement with Schroedingers Cat and @Erion on this.
Jan
21
answered How to recruit user test participants?
Jan
20
awarded  Commentator
Jan
20
comment How should I indicate an added row of buttons above the iPad's keyboard is scrollable?
+1 for using common iOS behaviour
Jan
20
comment How should I indicate an added row of buttons above the iPad's keyboard is scrollable?
+1 for consulting the Apple Human Interface Guidelines.
Jan
20
comment How should I indicate an added row of buttons above the iPad's keyboard is scrollable?
I am not a fan of this approach, not only does it look broken in design, because the interface is using buttons that look like the keyboard (which is hyper-realistic of an actual Apple keyboard), this could never happen for real. All design principles are broken, and this will likely confuse the user.
Jan
20
comment How should I indicate an added row of buttons above the iPad's keyboard is scrollable?
I would seriously reconsider your approach of using the same style buttons as the keyboard. This would confuse me and I think the issue you are facing in indicating this area as scrollable is a deeper problem with the button style choice. Have you tested this with any users?
Jan
20
revised What are the best practices for UX concerning Web 2.0 RIA applications?
Moved hyperlink location so that it is contextual.
Jan
20
suggested suggested edit on What are the best practices for UX concerning Web 2.0 RIA applications?
Jan
20
awarded  Critic
Jan
20
comment Creating Login Processes
I wouldn’t say it is about “your beliefs” as you put it, as user-centered designers we should be exploring what is the best process for our user base. To say “without doubt” that evidence is not required is foolhardy. I find this particularly presumptuous. I also think that competitive analysis of other websites with large UX teams, such as Amazon can be a useful resource and a good benchmark to design something that is better for your audience.
Jan
20
comment Is the color red really appropriate for form validation errors?
Not a problem at all, happy to help. The stop light works in that it commands attention and has to be noticed, much like the user needs their attention and focus drawn to an error.
Jan
20
revised What are Good Techniques to Visualize Binary Differences?
Corrected grammatical errors and made the question easier to read.
Jan
20
suggested suggested edit on What are Good Techniques to Visualize Binary Differences?
Jan
20
comment What are Good Techniques to Visualize Binary Differences?
+1 nice reference
Jan
19
answered How to provide great UX in navigation from bird's eye view web-component to smaller web-component and vice-versa?