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A man with far too many questions trying to work out how the world works.

My primary interests are in UX and education as a whole - specifically in finding ways of improving or remaking the education system so that it is still appropriate to the world we will live in at the time that students graduate.

@JohnGBeckett


Sep
2
comment Submit button on top of the long form
Please could you explain the UX rationale behind your suggestion.
Sep
2
comment How to display discounted price?
Would you mind explaining the reasoning behind your suggestions? It makes the answer more objective.
Jun
7
comment What is this hover menu on mobile website called? is it custom built or third party tool?
@EvilClosetMonkey A huge part of UX is communication. If you are able to design something well, but can't communicate what you've done, you'll have a hard time making a success of most projects. So for me at least, anything to do with communicating UX is part of UX.
Jun
6
comment Is it a good UX practice to include paid membership plans within the user onboarding process?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is mostly about marketing rather than ux.
Jun
6
comment What is this hover menu on mobile website called? is it custom built or third party tool?
@EvilClosetMonkey If you want to refer to something, it's significantly easier if there is a commonly used name for it than to have to describe it every time.
May
13
comment Why would one limit username format?
@IgorRomanov I don't see why you have to be able to apply the same rule to every field to get any security benefit. Also, security was point 4 on the list, which was meant to signify that it was the least important point.
May
12
comment Signifying to user that field is editable
You need to keep in mind that anything relying on hover won't work if someone is using a touch device
May
12
comment Sorting (ascending/descending) in android mobile app
How is an up or down arrow an inelegant solution?
Apr
23
comment What is a good name length limit?
@adrianh Nice link :) But if it were simply about how many characters are needed to include all possible names, I could easily set the limit at 255 instead, and that would cover it. However, names are intended to be read by other people more than the person whose name it is, so to me that should be taken into account. But I've never seen anything dealing with name length that does, hence the problem.
Apr
23
comment What is a good name length limit?
@Hynes That question was dealing more with the technical issues of it - which is why it was closed.
Mar
3
comment UK Cookie Law in 2014. Is it dead?
This is a legal question, not a UX one.
Aug
8
comment Faceted Search and Infinite Scrolling Together
@DmitryPolushkin It's better to ask that as a new question as it can't really be answered appropriately in comments.
Aug
2
comment Rearranging icons by most recently used
@ColinSharpe No, I don't mean changing the order with a new version unless there is a compelling reason to do so. I mean simply evaluating the icons through some user testing to see what is the most used, and then using that information to help make an informed choice about the order.
Jul
31
comment How could you prevent users from leaving their original copy in the photocopier?
It would cause many issues, but I like the lateral thinking.
Jul
25
comment Would you hide prices for a B2B software on products' public site?
@Nicholas you are comparing B2C with B2B in your comment. B2B practices are significantly different from shopping in a department store.
Jul
24
comment Is it a good idea to have your main actions as swipe gestures?
It's not possible to answer this question in a general sense. Sometimes it's a good choice, and other times it's a poor choice.
Jul
9
comment What to call the “Short News” section/module?
@Derfder don't you mean "bigger right column"? Emphasis on right.
Jul
9
comment What should be the MANTRA for styling radio-buttons and checkboxes?
Welcome to UX.se. Unfortunately, your question is too broad. If you have a specific problem, please ask about that.
Jul
6
comment Is it beneficial to launch a complete app or gradually update the app over time?
@MartinE. "little consequence of failure" refers to catastrophic consequences. Like someone dying, or an industrial disaster. Not about whether your business is successful or not.
Jul
1
comment Rationale behind long touch latency on Android
This is a performance issue question rather than something about intentional UX. It's like asking for the rationale behind a car not being more fuel efficient.