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bio website technophobia.com
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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
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.
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
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.