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I run a user interface development and consultancy company called Think ui based near Cambridge in the UK, having previously been involved in UI consultancy and outsourced development with another company for many years, specializing in UI, UX and graphic design.


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comment Forgot password— show the rules for that passphrase?
See this question: Would it be bad design (and unsafe) to put password guidelines next to a login box?
Apr
8
comment Do long domain names really affect user experience?
@MiloPrice Definitely a Yes :)
Apr
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
8
answered Do long domain names really affect user experience?
Mar
25
answered Vertical action-bar vs a horizontal action bar
Mar
14
revised What to call “Cancel” when “Cancel” is already the default action?
update on the skype dialog
Feb
28
comment Icon that inverts the background
Hi Kannan. This is not really a UX question, but for what it's worth, inverting the background is not something that is a feature of the icon itself, but the way the icon is painted onto the background (eg by XORing background with the icon bitmap. So you can do it with two icons, or (my java is a little rusty) you can override the component paint method to XOR the icon when it's drawn?
Feb
27
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
27
comment Why would a dinosaur be there when chrome is offline
No internet, what are you like in the age of the dinosaurs or summink innit.
Feb
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
26
comment Touchscreens in car consoles
@Paul If there is a screen, you will look. There has to be no screen for it to work for the driver.
Feb
26
comment Touchscreens in car consoles
Actually I just noticed that the guy who made the video already suggested on twitter about a head up display for current state (says he didn't want to get lost in details on the video), but not seen mention of a touch pad vs touch screen
Feb
26
comment Touchscreens in car consoles
Right - then try turning the A/C up half a degree without activating the ejector seat accidentally! Actually I'd like to experiment with a touch strip around the steering wheel. Both hands still firmly on the wheel but doesn't matter where. Slide a thumb/finger across/along the strip to do stuff...
Feb
26
comment Touchscreens in car consoles
@TJD Agreed on all points. The curated video with calm 'music' and voice also very much struck me as inappropriate considering real world target environment. I've worked in fields of virtual reality, visualisation, CAD, UI and UX and would also like to work with this guy :-)
Feb
26
answered Touchscreens in car consoles
Feb
24
comment Why must a user enter cents at an ATM when it only dispenses whole dollars?
Why can't you just enter dollars? It doesn't make cents.
Feb
19
comment How to represent that a video has no audio?
@avi - I added more to my answer to cover a bit about this.
Feb
19
revised How to represent that a video has no audio?
added a bit about messaging before or after first click
Feb
18
comment How to represent that a video has no audio?
@n00b People take more notice of just-in-time information. Showing the message before hover clutters the view. Showing the message on hover gives too short a time between the user moving the mouse over the video (with intent to click) and actually clicking. Showing the message after the click delivers the message at the point when the user cares about it - i.e. for the video in question and once they have decided to play. Since the user has already decided to play, it's less likely at this point to stop them watching, compared with showing it earlier. Not stupid. Well considered I would say.