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Over 10 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.

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


Jan
28
comment How do I limit the number of options a user may choose in a list?
This will take up slightly less screen real estate than the 2 select boxes I shown in my first example but you will need to also consider the following: 1). This is only good for limited amount of options, the example of select movies would be too long a list. This is only good for high recall 2). You will need a JavaScript fallback, which will likely be the 2 select boxes option 3). Possibility of confusing users as this is not usual behaviour for select options (being able to use it multiple times), and the control itself normally displays answer 4). You will need to disable after 2 choices
Jan
27
comment Breadcrumbs and selected page
@BenBrocka You are still referring hierarchical links to breadcrumbs! It is a common misconception, and the giveaway really is in the name.
Jan
27
comment Breadcrumbs and selected page
I think you are confusing breadcrumb trail with hierarchical links. A breadcrumb trail will track exactly where you have been, so the example shown by @rlemon is valid. What you are describing in your answer is hierarchical links, which yes, will follow the directory structure. Think of Hansel and Gretel when you think of breadcrumbs, they need to retrace their steps, so it is in fact a history!
Jan
27
comment Piloting end-to-end UX process for IT staff on intranet
The only issue I can see arising from such a pilot test is that IT staff have a higher tolerance for sub-par UX, which means they'll complain only about overly convoluted elements. Can you back this up with evidence that this is true?
Jan
27
comment Piloting end-to-end UX process for IT staff on intranet
Previously worded question: Will completing an end-to-end UX process for IT staff on the proposed intranet as an initial pilot cause any detriment to future user-centred design on the system?
Jan
25
comment Pixel aspect ratio for multiple touch devices- Mobile Web
@varun86 thanks for the article link :)
Jan
25
comment Pixel aspect ratio for multiple touch devices- Mobile Web
@DA01 as I understand it, Microsoft chose the sizes which conform to effective DPI that humans can see on a screen.
Jan
25
comment How to avoid “hover and cover” on buttons at the end of a form?
Excellent answer, this is really carefully considered and very thought provoking.
Jan
25
comment Is there a scaling behavior guide for designing sites & system interfaces?
Shai, I don’t believe you will ever be able to get general guidelines that will be universal to all projects. These are the types of parameters that need to be set on a project-by-project basis depending on the requirements. Also, this is more of a front-end development question rather than related to UX.
Jan
25
comment Pixel aspect ratio for multiple touch devices- Mobile Web
@DA01 I disagree, the information is for Metro, which is used on XBOX Live, Windows 7 Mobile and Windows 8, but the principles discussed work for the more general mobile web.
Jan
23
comment How should I indicate an added row of buttons above the iPad's keyboard is scrollable?
@fredley do you think you would be able to provide us with the labels/icons for the buttons, how many there will be and how each will operate? We could then probably come up with a more fitting answer.
Jan
22
comment How should I indicate an added row of buttons above the iPad's keyboard is scrollable?
@RogerAttrill the extra additions you have added since my comment are much more valuable in answering this question. Thank you for revisiting it. Personally, if I find the question as asked has an inherently deeper problem, I prefer to explain these issues and provide a suitable alternative.
Jan
22
comment How to safely transition users from an old interface to a new one?
Good comment. Google has taken this approach too with their apps Gmail, documents etc.
Jan
22
comment Derive universal mental model from bunch of user mental models, good practice or not?
Thanks for the feedback @Rahul, this has been a difficult one to try and communicate. I have attempted to reframe this question to elicit less discussion and allow for a “best” answer. Further feedback welcome.
Jan
21
comment When are shadowless icons preferred over shadowed icons?
Could the down voter add some information to Felipe to coach on why you have down voted?
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
comment What is a Modal Dialog Window?
Misinformed answer. In agreement with Schroedingers Cat and @Erion on this.
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.