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bio website davidlumley.com.au
location Brisbane, Australia
age 25
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen Dec 18 '12 at 22:17

Horrible web and interface designer.


May
11
awarded  Yearling
Dec
13
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
13
awarded  Nice Answer
May
11
awarded  Yearling
Aug
4
comment How do you choose which game mechanics to apply to a non-game system?
+1 to not having a buzzword as a goal.
Jul
13
comment What are the UX strengths and weaknesses of Google+?
I hope so. I've always felt UX is something that evolves over time, so hopefully this isn't an exception.
Jul
12
answered What are the UX strengths and weaknesses of Google+?
Jun
24
awarded  Critic
Jun
24
comment What is better for wireframing: Photoshop or Illustrator? Why?
I do agree with you about colour correction and photo enhancement though, Photoshop is really the best program for that sort of thing :)
Jun
24
comment What is better for wireframing: Photoshop or Illustrator? Why?
See my comment @jonshariat. Photoshop is only used for software/mobile/web ui design because that's what people are familiar with, or because they've been told it's the best. In reality, Photoshop is not notably superior to Illustrator in any way for this type of work, and is inferior in many cases. Fireworks is useful too, as is InDesign. Making broad sweeping statements like you have are bad, and lead people to using Photoshop for tasks where it's workflow may not be optimal and another program might be better equipped.
Jun
24
comment What is better for wireframing: Photoshop or Illustrator? Why?
"Whatever you know best" is probably the way most people do it. If you're used to Photoshop it's going to be quicker even if you have to redo everything from scratch then it will be to learn Illustrator, and vice-versa.
Jun
24
comment What is better for wireframing: Photoshop or Illustrator? Why?
Admittedly, previous versions of Illustrator haven't been as nice for pixel precision, but Photoshop plainly sucks for resizing things and having a fluid workflow - because it's not designed for this type of work.
Jun
24
comment What is better for wireframing: Photoshop or Illustrator? Why?
Photoshop versus Illustrator for web design is such a stupid arguement perpetuated by lack of knowledge. Photoshop is great for editing photos. For web design it's extremely limited. Illustrator is great for creating vector art. For web design, it's also limited. That said, I have 5 years experience with Illustrator (and a similar amount of experience with Photoshop) and find it much easier to create layouts in Illustrator, purely because you can move from wireframes to proper UI design easily - read this smashingmagazine.com/2011/01/17/…
Jun
8
comment Any websites to hire a UX designer?
Most of those involve public bidding rather then applying for a job. The focus on cost rather then on quality is what keeps the web from moving forward and good work being produced.
Jun
8
answered Websites aligned to the left of the page
Jun
7
comment Bridging the gap between color palettes and CSS
I'd say a good user experience is a combination of usability and aesthetically pleasing design.
Jun
7
comment Any websites to hire a UX designer?
I'd probably steer away from encouraging people to bid on your project (feels a little too much like crowdsourcing). Kenn's answer is great.
Jun
7
awarded  Commentator
Jun
7
comment Are some of Windows 7's UI less intuitive than previous versions?
Driver compatibility is another thing completely, and is as much the fault of the hardware manufacturer for writing average drivers as the OS designer for not supporting legacy hardware.
Jun
7
answered When displaying statistics to a user, is it better to bold the data or the label?