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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.


Sep
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awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
19
comment Why does the caps lock key have a down arrow as its icon?
For what it's worth there's a collection of caps lock keys at http://deskthority.net/wiki/Caps_lock
Sep
19
comment Putting the title bar at the bottom of the dialog?
There are conventions to follow and conventions that can be broken or at least tinkered with. For example, it would seem prudent to drive on the same side of the road as everyone else in your own country, but you can customise your car as much as you like (within the law).
Sep
19
comment Putting the title bar at the bottom of the dialog?
There has to be a better reason than you think it's nicer. For example - the users will think it's nicer and your user research provides evidence for this. I'm all for breaking convention IFF the benefits outweigh the friction against expectations. But, I can think of no good reason for this. Can you? Really?
Sep
19
comment Is “Mobile First” still relevant
@JimmyJunior Here's another excellent, interesting and very relevant slideshare from Soeren Engelbrecht at Tryg - a Scandinavian insurance company: User-Centered (Mobile) Device Strategy who had very similar issues. It's true - most users don't really want to fill in claim forms etc on a phone, and it's not worth trying to support the few that do. So you provide the tools - tools for different purposes, and delivered on appropriate devices.
Sep
19
comment Why does the caps lock key have a down arrow as its icon?
@JonW That's what it would seem, yes. Hopefully before long, this question will hit the hotlist and we'll get some more authoritative views from German and other keyboard users!
Sep
19
answered Why does the caps lock key have a down arrow as its icon?
Sep
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revised Is “Mobile First” still relevant
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Sep
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comment Is “Mobile First” still relevant
@JimmyJunior I extended my answer a bit more to try and consider some of the edited comments in the question
Sep
19
revised Is “Mobile First” still relevant
responding to edited comments in the question
Sep
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revised Action icons on context menu
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Sep
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answered Action icons on context menu
Sep
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revised Is “Mobile First” still relevant
clarified some points; expanded para on responsive design; mentioned problem of silos
Sep
18
comment What is the best approach for dealing with new users once they have provided their initial sign up info?
LukeW on Gradual engagement and why sign up forms must die
Sep
16
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
16
comment What's the most intuitive graph to display the largest changes?
I came across this only yesterday: Choosing a good chart
Sep
16
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
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awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
15
revised Is “Mobile First” still relevant
relevant / revelant
Sep
15
awarded  Nice Answer