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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.


Dec
18
comment How are GUI and User Experience issues, approached by open software developers?
@rraallvv I dunno which insider look I'm giving. I'm spend at least 50% of my time doing UX stuff. However I also do development and have started and been involved with several OSS projects ;-)
Dec
17
answered How are GUI and User Experience issues, approached by open software developers?
Dec
15
answered What is a more personal email address than support@yourdomain.com or sales@yourdomain.com for a Service-oriented product?
Dec
15
answered Is it alright to use mockups to build a portfolio?
Dec
13
answered Responsive design on desktop
Dec
11
comment Why do checkout processes place payment info last?
Yes - there are token systems but they cost money to run and implement. They're less exploitable than storing the CC numbers - but they still make it much easier for folk to do bad things to your customers if the site gets hacked. The point I was trying to make was that the decision on where to gather payment info isn't a "free" one on the technical/business side ;)
Dec
6
answered Points to be kept in mind while writing a document to redesign a web application?
Dec
6
answered Is user experience design (UXD) equal to user centered design (UCD)?
Dec
6
answered Representing a network of product dependencies as a diagram
Dec
6
comment Is a short stay on Web Page always bad?
Yes. You optimise for the goal not the length of time. For example when building apps for intranets I'm generally trying to encourage people to complete their tasks as quickly as possible. Short times (that achieve the goals) are good.
Dec
6
comment Monitors display more colors than human eye can distinguish
In addition to all of the above there is some evidence that we see some frequencies better than others (e.g. we are better at differentiating greens than we are blues and reds because of the frequencies the rods and cones in our eye respond to). So the colours that we can differentiate are not spread evenly over the whole visible spectrum.
Dec
6
answered Automatically focusing in the search text box on page load for an ecommerce site
Dec
5
answered Where can I find info about rudimentary navigation / architecture paradigms?
Dec
5
answered Why do checkout processes place payment info last?
Dec
4
comment How to archive paper prototypes and physical objects from design process?
This is pretty much exactly what I do. I double check before throwing away that nobody wants them. But,basically, if they've not been used in six months they're either irrelevant or already embodied in code.
Dec
3
answered screen video capturing (usability test) on mobile
Dec
1
answered How do we validate our persona?
Nov
30
comment Methods for measuring formative responses & experiences of UX?
You might find this question of interest ux.stackexchange.com/questions/29036/…
Nov
26
answered Reinventing a habitual process: When can it be justified?
Nov
26
comment Reinventing a habitual process: When can it be justified?
See See utdallas.edu/~liebowit/knowledge_goods/economistqwerty.htm for example.