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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.


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.
Feb
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
18
revised How to represent that a video has no audio?
added 37 characters in body
Feb
18
revised How to represent that a video has no audio?
added example from the BBC
Feb
18
answered How to represent that a video has no audio?
Feb
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
14
comment Hijacking the mouse pointer on context menus
Amazon have used a neat solution that invisibly makes submenus much easier to use.
Feb
14
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
13
comment Is multi-layer ESCAPE expected?
yes - but then you were still in a nested hierarchy of 'open' tasks, whereas what I believe you are suggesting in your question is using escape not to get out of nested tasks but to undo little edit tasks, each of which is considered 'done' when you move on to the next edit. You can't use escape to stop a task or micro-task that is considered to have already had closure.
Feb
12
comment Discoverability of complex interactions
Great question - looking forward to some good answers! See also What is the best way to get users to discover and learn keyboard shortcuts
Feb
12
revised Discoverability of complex interactions
made question more readable
Feb
12
revised Is multi-layer ESCAPE expected?
answered questions as asked
Feb
12
answered Is multi-layer ESCAPE expected?
Feb
11
comment Does a social timeline makes sense?
@unor The OP can't upvote until they have at least 15 rep. If you like the question, feel free to vote it up to give the OP another 5 rep, and then Paul and I can get our upvotes, maybe :)
Feb
10
answered Does a social timeline makes sense?
Feb
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
9
comment CAPTCHA on mobile: what are the alternatives?
@MarjanVenema Hmmm...yes, I think you're right. Sigh
Feb
9
comment CAPTCHA on mobile: what are the alternatives?
@MarjanVenema I was thinking that one way to make that harder for bots would be to make that particular label an image rather than text?