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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.


Nov
13
answered The meaning of 'between'
Nov
13
answered What makes a user think a webpage is 'broken'?
Nov
12
answered Is there research that shows that users don't like typing on virtual keyboards?
Nov
10
answered Heatmap vs Scrollmap
Nov
7
comment I have a few significantly different layouts I want to test, is A/B or MVT testing the best approach?
And here's a nice example of 37 signals A/B testing a couple of radical different design examples 37signals.com/svn/posts/…
Nov
7
comment Is pausing button under a scrolling banner necessary?
In addition to the mobile problem it's also an accessibility issue. As well as being an accessibility issue in my experience, in user testing, carousels and rotating banners perform very poorly in getting the info across.
Nov
6
answered Does using bold font for keywords and key points increase readability of user manuals?
Nov
6
answered How and when to gently prompt user to save between pages
Nov
5
answered Who should be responsible for A/B testing and conversion optimization?
Nov
2
comment Interesting ways you can provide a client with feedback from user testing?
This is pretty much what I do when at all possible. It works stupidly well. Test in the morning - everybody observes. Notes on stickies. Affinity diagram in the afternoon. Actions on the to do list at the end of the day.
Nov
2
comment scrolling gantt experience
Can you talk more about the problem that necessitates a timeline?
Nov
1
answered UX Research: Can I improve conversion rates with the use of lifestyle over still life product photography
Nov
1
comment UX Research: Can I improve conversion rates with the use of lifestyle over still life product photography
Also, in the eye tracking studies, 'attention' is short hand for 'fixated gaze'. Looking at something does not mean (a) people consciously saw it, (b) they understood what they were looking at, (c) they wanted to look at it. It means they looked at it. You only understand why if you talk to them and look at the behaviours they exhibit.
Nov
1
answered Justifying UX against business KPIs i.e. click rates
Nov
1
comment Visual hierarchy of contact form, testimonials on homepage?
It should also be dependent on what actions the business wants from the site. We have big buy-now buttons for a reason ;)
Nov
1
answered Why choose dark navbars?
Nov
1
comment Why choose dark navbars?
I would disagree with the closure. It's possible to answer the question in terms of visual hierarchy / contrast / etc. This is a visual design answer.
Nov
1
answered scrolling gantt experience
Oct
31
answered Does the content of the HTML5 placeholder attribute affect usability?
Oct
30
answered Is it a good idea to show a warning to users who are typing tags incorrectly?