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Working in UX / Information Architect role in Hampshire, UK.

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Feb
19
reviewed Approve viewport-orientation tag wiki
Feb
19
comment How should I display a “please wait” animation?
Who says that rotating animations are preferred over text?
Feb
19
comment Do non-technical/non-web savvy users understand the concept of tags?
Not a bad suggestion about auto-highlighting potential tags while users are filling in questions. That might make people more aware of the whole tagging concept. I don't think I agree that AB testing a change from 'Tag' to 'Keyword' is the way to go about testing that though; it'd be hard to accurately measure anything because there is no actual 'conversion' to measure success against in the user journey of someone using tags.
Feb
18
reviewed No Action Needed Why is it that all caps text looks like SHOUTING, but all caps handwriting is easier to read?
Feb
17
reviewed Leave Open Would a responsive design work for a yelp-like site/service?
Feb
17
reviewed Close Why does YouTube not cache videos anymore?
Feb
17
reviewed Leave Open What should status bar toggle button behavior be?
Feb
16
comment Why does YouTube not cache videos anymore?
Do you have any evidence that YouTube have done this(Such as a blog post from them). It might just be happening for you only.
Feb
16
comment What are we calling the 3 lines button in mobile apps?
See this answer against a very related post - ux.stackexchange.com/questions/32877/…
Feb
15
comment What is the best way to calculate how long a UX design task will take?
@adrianh If more information could be supplied in the question, specific to the particular task then this question could be more appropriate, but as it stands it's just a general 'how do I estimate my project' question that is too broad for any SE site. Just because it mentions 'agile' doesn't make it UX, that is just one methodology out of hundreds. However if the particular task can be described, along with the particular situation it falls within then that is more on-topic for this site.
Feb
15
comment How do I justify a “friendly view” when a department head is adding “table view” as a requirement?
Also known as the 'trick him into thinking your idea was actually his idea in the first place' approach.
Feb
15
comment How do I justify a “friendly view” when a department head is adding “table view” as a requirement?
Why not implement it as s/he asked but set up some A/B testing against them, to see which layout version produces the most final conversions? That does depend on how complex the two views are, and what the actual conversion itself is, but at least that way you'd have some actual metrics to show to them that would backup which version is better than the other (of course it could determine that the Grid view itself is actually better, but you won't know with out testing).
Feb
15
comment Do non-technical/non-web savvy users understand the concept of tags?
I've raised a bounty on this - Really, what I'm interested in is whether or not people know what they can do with tags after they've already been assigned - such as browsing the site using tags to find related content, as opposed to just tagging content with relevant tags.
Feb
15
comment Do non-technical/non-web savvy users understand the concept of tags?
This does illustrate that users are familiar with tagging their content, but does it show that users know what they can actually do once items have been tagged? You can navigate around content just using tags, you can find related items because of the tags... Is that something that typical users understand and use themselves?
Feb
15
revised What's a good way to use text over a picture?
added 100 characters in body
Feb
15
comment Concept for adding reminders
Not providing the best user experience for what though? For adding reminders? The fact that you have to have a minimum of 1? That there is a maximum of 5? That the buttons are generic windows controls? It's not clear what exactly you have a problem with here.
Feb
15
comment How do roads switch from driving on the left side of the road to driving on the right?
Voting to close this because as per the faq "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." This question isn't based on a problem you currently have, and there are loads of different solutions of this, as pointed out by DA01. However, if you have a question specifically about how to get people to switch lanes in one specific case (such as on the border between X and Y country) then that's slightly more on-topic.
Feb
15
comment Concept for adding reminders
What exactly is it that you want help with on this? What isn't providing the best User Experience?
Feb
15
revised Concept for adding reminders
uploaded screenshots of the demo
Feb
15
comment Should I alter the size of various icons when displayed on different resolution devices?
Thanks, looks good. I made some minor amendments to keep it in-scope, but overall I think it's a perfectly suitable UX question for here.