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I've been a developer for over 30 years in one form or another. I learnt Pascal at University and my first job was programming in Fortran 66. I've since moved to C# & .NET via Ada, C and C++.

I've been involved with UI design all my working life, from Computer Aided Design software, through 3D graphics applications, to developer tools and most recently web applications and now Silverlight LoB applications.


Apr
14
comment Why do programs ask the user to configure auto-update when first run?
You should always ask permission before altering the users computer - and that includes updating your own application.
Apr
12
answered Designing a website in Phases - allowing for future content
Apr
11
comment Data display for hierarchical data
I would have said a tree view is probably the obvious choice, but without more context I can't say for sure.
Apr
8
comment What's your favorite book on UX?
Also questions that just ask for a list of answers aren't particularly useful. Some do remain but only if they've generated useful answers. However, they are rare.
Apr
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are Sparklines appropriate for use in dashboards of reporting software?
Apr
6
revised What methods do you use to test the usability of an API?
edited tags
Apr
6
revised advice for demoing wireframes to clients
edited tags
Apr
6
revised How can I get started presenting at conferences?
edited tags
Apr
6
revised What is your most preferred method of site pagination?
edited tags
Apr
6
comment Design / UX examples of multiple sub-sites with the same general look and feel
stackoverflow.com, superuser.com, serverfault.com and to a lesser extent all the other SE sites.
Apr
5
revised How do I tell the user a filter is active
clarification
Apr
5
comment How do I tell the user a filter is active
@jpsstavares - that's a good point.
Apr
5
answered How do I tell the user a filter is active
Apr
5
answered When to change wording in an existing system
Apr
4
revised ajax wiki excerpt
added 165 characters in body
Apr
4
revised ajax wiki description
added 284 characters in body
Apr
4
revised How to prevent registration from login page and login from registration page
corrected spelling and removed sig
Apr
4
suggested suggested edit on ajax tag wiki excerpt
Apr
4
suggested suggested edit on ajax tag wiki
Apr
4
wiki created ajax description