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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
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.
Nov
26
comment Reinventing a habitual process: When can it be justified?
What Dan said. The evidence that DVORAK is faster that QWERTY is... poor....
Nov
26
answered How to use paper prototyping on an existing product
Nov
26
comment Unintuitive order of vi directional keys
That's basically it. vi copied ADM-3A. ADM-3A had that format because of the way control used to work. What the control key used to do was drop bits 6 & 7 of the ASCII character. That caused HJKL to map to ASCII control codes 08 (backspace/left), 12 (linefeed/down), 13 (vertical tab/up) & 14 (form feed/right). Since those four keys were on the home row you could sit there holding control and move around very quickly.
Nov
25
comment Does animating statistical data make it easier to understand?
++ to this. Hans Rosling's animations are showing you things that you cannot see on a static graph. To extend Tufte's metaphor they're 'data animation' not 'decoration animation' (cf infovis-wiki.net/index.php/Data-Ink_Ratio)
Nov
25
comment What's a good modification/alternative to differentiating categories by colour when the number of categories grows large?
@Tyler - References? I've just shown #191919 (90% black) and #33333 (80% black) squares to four people and nobody was able to successfully differentiate them without having them side-by-side for comparison...
Nov
25
answered Best way to label ranges of values
Nov
24
comment Login using one of two mutually exclusive fields
There is a downside to the single field option though. You cannot supply hints on the input type that would supply content-specific data entry for numbers vs email addresses (e.g. the different iPhone keyboards you get).
Nov
24
answered Usability testing and responsive web design