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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.


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comment scrolling gantt experience
Can you talk more about the problem that necessitates a timeline?
Nov
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answered UX Research: Can I improve conversion rates with the use of lifestyle over still life product photography
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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
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answered Justifying UX against business KPIs i.e. click rates
Nov
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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
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answered Why choose dark navbars?
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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
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answered scrolling gantt experience
Oct
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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?
Oct
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answered What is a good globalization pattern for user-entered content?
Oct
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comment Pop-up window choices
Can you talk about the popup's purpose a bit? That might help people give more informed answers. (My default response at the moment is "don't have a popup" ;-)
Oct
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comment Pop-up window choices
... except what if the user is distracted or away from the computer and misses the message. Or what if they have a reading of visual disability that makes reading the message difficult/slow... automatic fade out has issues.
Oct
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answered Information architecture width and depth, looking for studies
Oct
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answered What happens when users register?
Oct
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answered Should the pagination widget be shown when there is only 1 page?
Oct
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comment Cultural differences while usability testing
++ for the date/time formats. That's a common one.
Oct
25
answered Does the Foundation framework comply with Section 508 and other accessibility standards?
Oct
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answered Cultural differences while usability testing
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