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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.


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 In a browser based environment, what should the tab key do
Jun
11
awarded  Civic Duty
Jun
11
answered Usability testing - is it possible to utilize think-aloud protocol and measuring time completion at the same time?
Jun
11
answered What are the pros/cons of performing usability testing with multiple participants simultaneously?
Jun
11
comment What are the pros/cons of performing usability testing with multiple participants simultaneously?
In my experience two achieving more than one is only a problem if the team is over-focussed on task completion during testing. Because you can still see the problems happen. In the scenario you described it's obvious that there is a problem - since the participants nicely articulated it for you ;-)
Jun
1
comment How usable are outlined buttons?
I dunno ;) I'll ask… Not sure if the old ones were kept.
May
28
comment Should GitHub's “Fork” button not be a button?
The downside is an extra level of annoyance every time I fork. That little "yes I am sure - that's why I clicked on the button" that rolls around my head. And which quickly becomes an automatic click, removing the value in stopping accidental clicks... which so far we have no evidence for actually existing ;-)
May
28
comment Should GitHub's “Fork” button not be a button?
I agree with IMSo. I'd question whether forks without contributions are necessarily accidental. I regularly fork stuff I'm interested with to play with locally, but end up not doing anything with it. I've never forked anything accidentally that I can recall.
May
27
reviewed Reject buttons tag wiki excerpt
May
25
comment Correct Placement of Newsletter Sign Up?
This is exactly the right way to think about it. Where you place the newsletter depends on how important it is for you, and where the user is in their journey.