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UI/UX contractor currently working in Manchester, UK on government project for French international transport/software corp


Feb
26
comment Touchscreens in car consoles
@Paul - completely agree with your summary there. Automotive looks at the consumer mobile device world with it's cool product videos and cult following and thinks "I want to be like that" - the Audi system in my previous car was completely non-touchscreen. It had a clickwheel and a set of contextual buttons whose values were on screen. Perfect! Your point about looking away is spot on. "Hey TJH, hows your Tesla?" "Oh actually, Paul, I crashed it and lost my legs because I was using a touch-screen web browser at 100mph! Oops!"
Feb
26
comment Touchscreens in car consoles
@Paul I hate to sound like a prude but I think multi modal inputs are the best solution for now. The tactile feedback and lack of requirement for a certain level of dexterity make it the closest thing to a panacea. This concept looks ace and could be further developed. The guys where I used to work are developing some ace stuff but I don't think it's as ground breaking as the people who like this are going to hope for! :)
Feb
26
comment Touchscreens in car consoles
Thanks @RogerAttrill - I've got an amazing idea in my head now to film it in a zombie apocalypse setting using a Merc G-Wagon :) Gunshots instead of calm music! :)
Feb
26
revised Touchscreens in car consoles
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Feb
26
comment Touchscreens in car consoles
P.S. not everybody has 3 fingers...
Feb
26
answered Touchscreens in car consoles
Dec
19
asked Removing an account/user from scope
Jul
9
awarded  Yearling
Mar
2
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
15
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
11
accepted Testing OK/Cancel buttons
Oct
9
comment Testing OK/Cancel buttons
Thanks Julia, I'm actually looking for info relating to the testing of the buttons. I have seen that page though and it's very good. If it hasn't already been posted consider posting it on ux.stackexchange.com/questions/1072/ok-cancel-on-left-right
Oct
4
comment What should be ideal date on calendar icon?
Agree with @DA01 if I'm honest. I think it's only pedants who would notice and we all work in UX already!
Oct
4
comment Testing OK/Cancel buttons
Thanks for the informative response, Michael. Do you know of any good tools I can use to record the test that might help with measuring response time too?
Oct
4
comment Testing OK/Cancel buttons
Excellent points - in this case I've actually changed all the buttons from OK/Cancel to more descriptive exactly the same as the examples you've given, e.g. Save/Cancel, Confirm Delete/Do not delete etc. - but a well raised point all the same!
Oct
4
comment Testing OK/Cancel buttons
Excellent comment, +1, and will update the question with info requested.
Oct
4
accepted Floating submit/cancel buttons
Oct
4
asked Testing OK/Cancel buttons
Sep
27
comment UX style guide techniques
+1 for real world examples
Sep
25
comment Floating submit/cancel buttons
possibly confusing wording, I must admit, but what I believe may happen is the users might not fully understand the size/length of the entire form and think that the above-the-fold items are the only ones