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

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Sep
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Screen size to start designing in Android?
Sep
22
comment Address form, field for “region”
Are you validating this field in any way? Because a solution could be to just have one single text area for the user to input their address. Then you don't have to worry about the individual nuances (aside from deciding what to label this one field!)
Sep
22
comment Can you patent a new chart type?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about legal patents, not User Experience.
Sep
21
reviewed Close Side by side button or stacked?
Sep
21
comment Do long domain names really affect user experience?
That doesn't really answer the question though. OP isn't asking what they can do about it, they're asking whether a long url is actually a problem.
Sep
20
reviewed Leave Closed Autofill form with LinkedIn
Sep
20
comment How to indicate you can add new elements by drag&drop-ing them from menu?
This (possible duplicate) may help you out ux.stackexchange.com/questions/48335/make-object-look-draggable
Sep
19
comment Why does the caps lock key have a down arrow as its icon?
So that down-arrow character indicates a different function than Caps Lock - it's a Shift-Lock. So the down arrow is an icon for Shift Lock.
Sep
19
comment Why does the caps lock key have a down arrow as its icon?
@DaveHaigh So it does. So perhaps the question is 'why do 1 out of every 500+ unique keyboard designs have a down arrow for Caps Lock'.
Sep
19
comment Why does the caps lock key have a down arrow as its icon?
I have never seen a keyboard with that icon on it. And a Google Image Search of 'PC Keyboard' doesn't show any with this either. So I think you just have one rare example here. Do you have any evidence that this is common?
Sep
19
comment Types of tool tips
Do you have any designs already that you are using, or are you asking us to design them for you from scratch?
Sep
19
comment Indicate a sub-area inside a tappable area is NOT tappable
...and when they click an interactive item they do get a response. That helps separate the interactive from the non-interactive.
Sep
19
comment Indicate a sub-area inside a tappable area is NOT tappable
I don't know about signaling an area isn't interactive before a user clicks on it, but there's opportunity to do something once they have clicked. Using :active state on buttons/links etc acts as feedback that the item that was clicked was actually a clickable item. Whereas clicking the background of a website doesn't give any feedback - which itself is a form of feedback, it states that what you clicked on isn't an interactive item. I would say that you should work on your :active states and have them clear everywhere so when users click something non-interactive they get no response...
Sep
18
comment How to show the user can hover for more information
You've not really covered off anything the user hasn't already stated in the question. Do you know whether users actually understand dotted underlines as meaning hover? And anyway, the <abbr> is for abbreviations not for hovering for more information. Re-appropriate it for another purpose will confuse screenreader users.
Sep
18
comment Do natural colour schemes work better with the human brain?
Can you link to this research? If you're mentioning a particular study then you should really provide a link to it.
Sep
18
revised Field that doesn't allow spaces - giving correct feedback
removed content unrelated to the question
Sep
18
comment Field that doesn't allow spaces - giving correct feedback
While your additional points may be useful to the OP, they're not really suited as part of the answer. This site is pretty specific in its focus - a question is asked and all responses are direct answers to that question. The actual answer part of your post is a bit light (you have not provided any reasoning, just said 'use option 1') and the remaining part of your post is unrelated so will be removed. Can you tighten up your post - concentrate on the question asked, give your answer and reasoning for it, and do away with the additional stuff?
Sep
18
comment Field that doesn't allow spaces - giving correct feedback
Why not just auto-replace the space with a -? So typing acme builders ltd would come out as acme-builders-ltd?
Sep
18
comment Should a hotel group have separate websites for each hotel together with the “hub” website for all hotels?
I'd say it's more of a business / marketing decision rather than a User Experience one. Does the business want to present itself as a series of individual hotels, or as a bigger hotel chain. That's not really a User Experience decision, it's a business one.
Sep
17
comment Is it better to place on CTA per plan or one for all plans?
Is there any difference in selecting the CTA of the 'M' as opposed to the 'XL' as far as this free trial goes? And is there a way to directly just purchase the XL version from this screen without trying the trial first?