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I plan User Experiences that create comprehensible and accessible content that significantly improves the users experience of digital services.

Professionally I’m responsible for architecting user experiences that excite users and deliver identifiable returns for business. With a hands on approach I oversee visual design, user research and front-end development to ensure both business and user expectations are delivered in a consistent complete fashion.

I encourage business differentiation through design, promoting efficient and delightful experiences allowing customers to interact and transact in intuitive seamless ways.


Dec
3
comment Should a responsive or adaptive web design be done with only two layouts?
I'm not sure the cause of your question is clear outside of time and budget constraint as per all projects! Does the account manager want two-layouts to get 'sign-off' for the creative look and feels or two-break points for the production of the code? These are two quite different questions, the first being possible (the reality unless you are designing in the browser), with the second not really ideal or truly a 'responsive' end result - however this might just be semantics.
May
11
comment Presenting comparable data series with varying frequency
Thanks Myrddin, we are having to include this type of data representation and functionality based on the data we need to include in a tabular form
Feb
10
comment Domain strategy from a UX perspective?
I must say that Googles branding of products through domain names confuses the hell out of me - using many of their services and having to remember URLS / brand names for analytics, adwords, gmail, docs etc not all of which are accessible from a central account page results in a few minutes each time I switch service to look something up.
Jan
12
comment What do you include in a site inventory report?
I could have added a similar screen shot. To add get used to using the indent cell format that can then automate the ref numbering using scripts. It takes a long process but almost always pays dividends in the end.
Nov
4
comment UX impact of standard stock photos
I was at mediaPro earlier this week, the CX manager from Belron was speaking about their multi-variant testing (they've done many 1000's of tests) for the brand known as Autoglass in the UK - the outcome - stock photos perform badly when compared to pictures of their staff. There is a case study on econsultancy (econsultancy.com/uk/reports/…) but I'm not sure if it contains this detail as it's mobile focused.
Sep
16
comment What is the standard icon for “smartphone” and "old-fashioned phone?
OK so those icons are those for the OS's you're going to support, that keeps them clear and simple. Apps are written for each device, however if you mean a mobile site then if its coded well and uses device detection you should aim to offer an experience for all.
Sep
15
comment What is the standard icon for “smartphone” and "old-fashioned phone?
might be useful to explain why you'd want to do this? If I've a phone it can make calls and most likely has the ability to access the internet so in the users mind they are one in the same - their phone is no different to someone else's.
Sep
15
comment Should we always make every Link/Button atleast 44X44 size in Mobile site, According to iOS Human Interface Guidelines?
My thoughts exactly, I know its good practice, but other than maybe help how many users look at the legal / privacy stuff anyway?
Aug
23
comment Are carousels effective?
@Alex G and zzzzBov - The type of client you refer to often needs to witness first hand the implications of their requirements or stubbornness on the site that they are responsible for. Sources and citations that contradict the norm or go against what the 'competition do' hold little weight. To disregard what is seen to be the norm is usually quite uncomfortable for the person who's career is directly related to the success of a product or service. Of course in some situations a carousel is exactly the right means to deliver content and so we need to try and importantly test every situation.
Jun
15
comment Are tag/word clouds useful?
I could have written that comment but Nielsen says it all really.
Jun
8
comment What's a good alternative to flags for depicting internationalisation as an option?
This type of 'switch' is most probably best handled by client settings in that they have already set their language so we should use that. Of course you need a fall back to a default if this fails with the ability to allow the user to select their preferred language. At this stage it's probably not valid to offer a permanent list of languages in the UI but offer language selection via a modal or overlay similar to how MSN asks you your location to deliver local news content. Sometimes I fear that in UX we try to solve thing that are solved more elegantly by employing whats available to us.
Jun
8
comment What tools/methods do you use to get from a project kickoff to wireframes?
Its similar to design the box but this time the workshop participants draw a mobile view of the content so that they focus their thoughts on whats really important so avoiding content bloat and feature creep.
Jun
7
comment How to design a multi-language website ?
@Manu inflight magazines are an example although not the best example of editorial design, I'm racking my brain for examples to give you and I might have to make a trip to Magma book store and get back to you!
Jun
7
comment How to design a multi-language website ?
@Rahul Flags to me feel like silos rather than optimised content. They can easily be missed by those they intend to support and surly once selected they run the risk of forming clutter as if I return I expect to see the state I left.
Jun
7
comment Why is everybody using Facebook, is it good marketing or good usability?
watch facebook the movie, I know its a film but it covers many of the social acceptance points covered by Maslow
May
24
comment How do you recruit users for usability evaluation?
I can't agree more, doing the test yourself mean that when it comes to writing the report and presenting the findings you have a detailed knowledge of all the participants comments and actions.
May
24
comment What UX solutions are there for the EU cookie legislation?
thanks for the information and link its an interesting approach. As with all legislation its loop holes have already been found by those the regulation aims to restrict.
May
20
comment What UX solutions are there for the EU cookie legislation?
This seems a good idea but will it fall fowl of the type of statements that were popular in accessibility guidelines of the past with language such as 'until browsers support xyz…'. It also assumes that everyone has the latest browser and to be fair those most at 'risk' or 'exposed' to the malicious activity this legislation aims to resolve would be those who are least likely to have the latest or up to date browsers.
May
18
comment Quoting time and effort for UX research
Thanks Rahul, I've read Mental Models by Indi Young will have to re read it to recover the optimal number of interviewees - I remember advice as to when to best stop an interview and calling time when participants start to cover shared ground. I suppose its a case of using as much time as you have available when determining the most suitable sample size . The second book is on my reading list!
May
16
comment What's the difference between UX and layout design?
The book The Elements of User Experience by Jesse James Garrett that this diagram comes from is a short description of User Experience and how the many aspects of design (importantly not just graphic or layout design) come together to deliver an experience.