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bio website quietstars.com
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Adrian is passionate about building effective teams and great products. He co-founded Quietstars to help companies do that using Lean, Agile and UX practices.

You'll find him working with startup and product development teams — doing everything from coaching & teaching to hands on UX & dev work. With more than 15 years experience working with startups, established businesses and agencies Adrian is an active member of the Agile and Lean UX communities. He's also a mentor for Lean Startup Machine and speakup.io.

You'll often find him ranting in a corner of the bar about how agile, business and user experience folk need to play nice together. Be kind and buy him whisky.


Oct
16
answered How many users should be tested with
Oct
12
answered Are there still many people dragging scroll bar to scroll down/up in the webpage?
Sep
21
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the origin of the eject symbol?
Sep
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Displaying General Results or Prompting for Specific Filters
Aug
23
comment How to tell Facebook users don't be afraid to sign in?
++ x lots to this answer. Facebook only login == I don't use the site.
Aug
23
answered Best practices for performing prototyping tasks in interviews, e.g. whether to explain with notes?
Aug
23
answered What is the readability rationale for unspaced em dashes in sentences
Aug
20
comment Can UX without research really be called UX?
I'd actually disagree with that moderately ;-) When working with agile teams I'd much rather involve them with the research work, rather than try and do it all before hand. Good agile teams work incrementally. UX research folk work incrementally. Having both work together is stupidly effective in my experience.
Aug
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
18
awarded  Yearling
Aug
17
answered Can UX without research really be called UX?
Aug
14
comment Guidelines on using hyphenation in interactive design
Agreed - but the holes & rivers problem goes away if you don't right justify — and the driver for filling all the horizontal space by combining right-justified text & hyphenation on the paper is — well — often to get the most out of the paper.
Aug
13
comment Guidelines on using hyphenation in interactive design
Yeah — but that's just me guessing. Wouldn't be the first time my hunches are crushed after watching what people actually do with a UI. Test it. See what happens ;-)
Aug
11
answered Guidelines on using hyphenation in interactive design
Aug
9
comment what is the critical mass for design research
I think we have very different definitions of design research / interviewing ;) For me it's all about understand users, discovering needs, etc. It's all generative. Usability testing, on the other hand, is evaluative. It's about finding out whether something we already built is well or badly. The former is open. The latter is closed. Having done both they're very different methods to me, and have very different requirements on recruiting.
Aug
7
answered what is the critical mass for design research
Aug
6
comment what is the critical mass for design research
The Nielsen piece is about the numbers for usability testing — not the numbers for interviewing.
Jul
9
answered Best way for date field for visually impaired users
Jun
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on In a browser based environment, what should the tab key do
Jun
11
awarded  Civic Duty