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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


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 an complete app or update the app in the course of 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.
Jun
20
comment Mobile website large amount of choices solution - scrolling or toggle sections?
What type of choices are you presenting?
Jun
19
comment Message alignment in a chat
@TimWolla I should have stated it more clearly. I mean the situation where all the names are aligned to a left margin and all the messages start in the same position. I'll edit my answer to make this clearer.
Jun
19
comment Why did Gmail for Android move all actions to the top?
@JeffO The structure of QnA sites makes them a poor format for discussion in much the same way that discussion forums are a poor format for QnA. The only part of the site that suits discussion is the chatroom, where we often have discussions on an amazing array of topics.
Jun
17
comment Why did Gmail for Android move all actions to the top?
@JeffO This is not a platform for discussion as discussions don't fit well into a QnA format. However, if you have a specific question about where the icons should be, that can be asked in a way that fits this format.
Jun
17
comment Should 'ABC' keyboard layout be used in single-purpose devices?
@KoenLageveen I would argue that being shown a keyboard with keys in an order that you know (assuming you know what alphabetical order is) is better than showing someone a keyboard in an order that they don't know. I suspect that is why the ABC keyboard is used, but I have no data to back this up.
Jun
17
comment Should 'ABC' keyboard layout be used in single-purpose devices?
Having seen a qwerty layout doesn't mean that someone will be comfortable using it. Many people use improved layouts or country specific ones.
Jun
12
comment Share buttons on landing pages : good or bad for conversion?
I still don't see the new article and video supporting your assertion. One deals with launching a product on Facebook and the other is an opinion poll of marketers with no indication of whether it is based on data or just a feeling.
Jun
12
comment Share buttons on landing pages : good or bad for conversion?
I don't see how that article answers the issue. They changed many things, one of which was social sharing, with no indication of what caused the improvement.
Jun
11
comment Should login button on a website be disabled if user hasn't entered values?
@David dan1111's answer is as good as I could have given.
Jun
10
comment Best date formatting for post times on forums as far as UX is concerned?
@Anonymous I'm not disagreeing with that. I'm saying that if you give a time and not just a date, there is not benefit of reducing the time precision. In general I think that just a date would be fine for most situations.