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UX and Digital Marketing guy from Oxford, UK.

Particularly interested in game design, typography, and the intersection between marketing and user experience.


Mar
27
comment What is the appeal of old style numbers and why do modern fonts still include them?
I would suggest the exact opposite - old-style/lowercase numbers are more suitable for large volumes of text because they fit the natural flow created by the letters and are less jarring. As Bakabaka points out, you'd want to use modern-style/uppercase numbers in the same situations as you'd want to use uppercase letters - to draw attention to something - and has a much bigger impact if it's dropped in the middle of a paragraph. The eye is naturally drawn to the number in a way that it otherwise wouldn't.
Jan
13
comment One-to-many list items in trigger-response model
Are there any situations in which a trigger could lead to multiple responses, or is this strictly a X-to-one setup?
May
2
comment ajax vs button(action) submission for configuration/option settings
If you're after a high level view from the "World of UX" then your question may be slightly too broad.
Mar
10
comment Replicated bars and menus consistency
Worth noting that Google constantly runs experiments and tests, so this may simply be one of those.
Jan
30
comment Combination of text and drag and drop search
In your system, how does drag and drop help filter?
Jan
29
comment How much value is there in using “industry standard” design elements?
Hi Alex, a lot of these notes seem like basic branding advice - I'm looking for something that specifically addresses the effect of borrowing existing brand associations.
Jan
29
comment How much value is there in using “industry standard” design elements?
@DA01 It wasn't intended to be specifically about either. I'm talking about design patterns in the holistic sense.
Jan
28
comment Get results over time without JavaScript
Is there any reason you need to progressively reveal results rather than just displaying them all at once?
Jan
28
comment Is it good to hide url bar from Mobile websites?
Isn't this only true for iPhone? Android versions (at least the later ones) auto-hide the location bar.
Jan
25
comment Designing for dynamic layout seen in ERP/ complex configurable systems
I'm not quite seeing what the UX question is here. A number of things you are asking are very much offtopic. Can you be more specific with your question, and make it more directly related to UX?
Jan
25
comment How much value is there in using “industry standard” design elements?
@icc97 Not really. The method of acquiring the design patterns isn't really relevant here (in addition it's fairly unlikely that major industry players are buying themes off the rack) - rather, I'm asking whether it's appropriate to borrow design patterns from other industry players in the first place.
Jan
24
comment A/B testing a site with low traffic
Don't worry, I won't. It's too useful!
Jan
22
comment What is the rationale behind not providing Dashboard/Home screen landscape mode?
This is a guess, and only a guess mind you - it may not be simple to rearrange the icons on a homescreen to fit in landscape orientation. Android has widgets and other items which may not fit. I know ICS for tablets simply resizes the entire layout and leaves large bars on the sides - presumably for this reason.
Jan
22
comment How much value is there in using “industry standard” design elements?
@DA01 Well, that would be the next step (identifying them). I'm more interested in whether it's a good idea to try.
Jan
16
comment Alternative to color code in table cell
In fact, would it be possible to give a list of the potential statuses if the list isn't too long?
Dec
20
comment Is “chars” a universally understandable abbreviation for “characters”?
Why are you limiting text? Can you give us more context? On its own, this seems like a perfect example of where having a full word rather than an abbreviation helps reduce ambiguity and improves the experience.
Dec
19
comment Can a mobile application be made using a totally flat design?
Can you substantiate this a bit more? I'm fairly sure that removing affordances is not a smart idea for interfaces, which is what the flat style advocates. I know it's fashionable to hate on skeuomorphism, but that doesn't mean that buttons shouldn't look like buttons.
Dec
18
comment What would be a nice way to distinguish a user's items from other users' items?
Do you have anything else to support the idea that logged-in users are usually light orange? I can't think of any examples of that.
Dec
17
comment Best practices for Cross Sell & Upsell
If you're looking for a list of marketing best practices, this site is the wrong place to look. Do you have a specific, answerable, user experience question?
Dec
11
comment Should we use a sound/jingle when users arrive on our site or open our app?
Do you have any reason for suggesting not to do it other than your personal experience? The OP is looking for objective arguments rather than subjective ones.