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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.


Aug
11
revised Rotating arrow vs plus/minus sign for a dropdown in Android
added 358 characters in body
Aug
11
answered Rotating arrow vs plus/minus sign for a dropdown in Android
Aug
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
23
revised “Do Not Disturb” tags in hotels, how can they be improved?
I like that the tags include the tag 'tags', but have added the tag 'physical' even though it's not a physical tag.
Jul
22
revised What research methods can I use to create personas?
updated the bspersonas link to the speakerdeck slides as the original website is no more
Jul
21
comment Visually show “File cannot be dropped here”
Yes, that was more or less the answer I was looking for: i.e. when you have valid and invalid drop regions, you should not leave it to the user to 'test' each region to see whether it can be dropped on, but be proactive in identifying for the user those ones which can be dropped on. It doesn't have to be a bright colour - just enough to distinguish the valid ones. There may be no need to separately identify the invalid ones - it might be visually better to leave those unchanged so that all the emphasis and transitions are about the valid ones rather than valid and invalid.
Jul
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
14
comment How long is an experience?
At least half as long as twice its length, if not more.
Jul
14
answered How long is an experience?
Jul
4
revised Should I reduce the number of menu items when showing on smaller devices, or use a 'hamburger' responsive menu?
added another reference that has the same conclusion
Jul
3
answered Edit button or tap to edit
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
2
answered Should I reduce the number of menu items when showing on smaller devices, or use a 'hamburger' responsive menu?
Jun
30
comment How should you create simple, color-coded graphics for color-blind people when the graphics are particularly thin?
Use a key with a different number of 'teeth' for each of the four modes. Use them in both the colour and the black & white versions. 1,2,3 or 4 teeth, (with the four teeth being two either side) should be easily distinguishable if designed well.
Jun
28
revised What is best practice for currency padding/rounding when entering values in a text field?
corrected name and minor tyops
Jun
28
comment Best practice for navigating a detailed image like a map on mobile
sure - there's a wealth of examples and demos on the Google Maps API - such as this moon example, drawing on your map, placing markers at a lat/long and including using info windows
Jun
28
comment Best practice for navigating a detailed image like a map on mobile
That's what I mean - you can use your own illustrated map using the Google Maps API. No google data needs to show - only your own map. Essentially you use Google Maps as an image viewer. example
Jun
27
comment Best practice for navigating a detailed image like a map on mobile
Just wondering...can you just use the Google Maps API to display your own image instead? No need to re-invent the wheel. Or maybe something like PanoJS
Jun
27
answered What is best practice for currency padding/rounding when entering values in a text field?
Jun
26
comment Is “UX” as an abbreviation for “user experience” meant to be ironic?
The x is very common in medical environments to denote the rest of a common word rather than a second word starting ex... Sx for Symptoms, Px for Prescription, Dx Diagnosis, Fx Family, etc.