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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.


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 suggested edit on 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.
May
25
comment Correct Placement of Newsletter Sign Up?
"Users won't signup the very first time they visit your site." — That is incorrect in my experience. From looking at when newsletter sign ups happen on multiple sites it's actually fairly common for people to sign up on a first visit. They've visited your site because they have an interest in it's content, and a newsletter is a fairly well understood way of remaining engaged.
May
25
answered Variable Password Requirements Help
May
25
comment Variable Password Requirements Help
@Renaud Many are hacked due to insufficient length. Those database hacks are (mostly) stealing encrypted passwords. Having shorter passwords means that those encrypted passwords are easier to crack. See lockdown.co.uk/?pg=combi for some out-of-date numbers.
May
25
comment Variable Password Requirements Help
@JonW The problem with password strength indicators is that most people misunderstand what a strong password is. They tend to add more "odd" characters rather than increase the length - when length is often the "best" option.
May
25
answered How usable are outlined buttons?
May
15
answered Why do some blogs show the full blog post in Home/Category page instead of an excerpt?
May
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Should I use Yes/No or Ok/Cancel on my message box?
Apr
24
comment What is a good name length limit?
Then possibly what you want is not a "name" field by a "how would you like to be addressed?" field?
Apr
23
answered What is a good name length limit?
Apr
23
answered When you take on an existing site how much should keep all content / function?
Apr
21
answered Bigger font sizes trend
Apr
8
answered What's the best way to get users to read a set of instructions for filling out a form?