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

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Apr
7
comment close button for item details page
Firstly, where did the manager get the assumption from that 'dummy users won't know about the browser's "Back" button and will simply get stuck in the item-details page'? And secondly; where did s/he get the assumption from that a Close button will remove this problem? That's two big assumptions, with the second being an assumption based on an assumption. That's too many assumptions deep.
Apr
7
revised close button for item details page
deleted 22 characters in body
Apr
7
comment Tabbed (swipable) AND drop-downs mobile UX
I think you're trying to do too much on one screen. You don't need to do everything from one place. Lead the user down a journey; give them one decision to make at a time instead of all of them.
Apr
7
revised Tabbed (swipable) AND drop-downs mobile UX
formatting.
Apr
7
comment How to test icons with users?
General usability testing should work, no? Give users some tasks "Create a new enquiry" that sort of thing, and see if they use the icons to do that.
Apr
6
comment Best practice for form layouts?
Why is multi column better for regular users?
Apr
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why does the close (cross) button in Windows gets special attention?
Apr
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on When is it appropriate to use a complex interface, and when we should keep things simple?
Apr
4
revised Aligning text data in a grid
added 3 characters in body
Apr
4
comment Colors and labels on buttons that reflect state
Why do you recommend this? We need answers to give explanation behind them, not just subjective opinions with no reasoning. Can you expand on this answer?
Apr
4
answered What character can I use to represent the space bar?
Apr
4
comment What character can I use to represent the space bar?
Why is verbosity (or rather the length of the term used) a problem? Surely being able to convey meaning is preferable? Are there fixed space constraints in place? I'd always choose comprehension over aesthetics.
Apr
4
comment What character can I use to represent the space bar?
Why not {space-bar} or even {space}?
Apr
4
comment upload an “image” or “picture”, which is the right text to convey?
What is it a picture / image of? What is the context of this question?
Apr
3
comment Should my Home insurance transactional site have a page footer?
How does it enhance the experience?
Apr
3
comment Why do users reply to messages clearly marked as do not reply
In this day and age I don't really think having a 'do not reply' email address is necessary. We can easily detect incoming emails and route them to appropriate places. Otherwise it's just like shouting something at people through their letterbox and then running away so they can't reply. It's outdated. Email is for communication, so we should allow our customers to communicate with us in the easiest possible way. Which means allowing them to reply to emails.
Apr
3
comment How to avoid a label that includes the word “Other”
To be honest, you might not even have a problem here. If it were just titled 'Other' then maybe, but it's called 'Other Content' so you're giving it a bit more context. If it tests well, explains what the content is within it then you might not need to change it. It's the same as using 'Other Addresses' or 'Other Flavours'; it's not the 'other' word that matters as much as the adjacent term.
Apr
3
comment Should my Home insurance transactional site have a page footer?
What would this footer contain? Just a solid visual line, or links to things? Or textual information? A footer isn't just one type of thing; it could be anything.
Apr
3
comment How to move to the ux from industrial design?
I've marked this as a duplicate because the general concept of how to get into UX has been asked several times in the past. Plus your question as it is written is a bit too unique to you, and not to many others (too much opening biography, followed by too many questions within the one post). Questions need to be specific to a situation / problem. While we can help with career development and getting into the industry you'll find that many of your questions have been asked before. Try reading over posts in the career-development and career tags for more help.