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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
23
answered What is User Experience (UX)?
Aug
23
comment How to mark a tooltip-containing word in a paragraph?
@matt yes that association did come to mind. I loathe it - but nevertheless, it is a common indicator of tooltips/popups - just often not a positive association for this very reason.
Aug
23
revised How to mark a tooltip-containing word in a paragraph?
added para
Aug
23
answered How to mark a tooltip-containing word in a paragraph?
Aug
23
comment What order should we place buttons on a login/sign up screen?
@Oskar and as another little twist, some toolkits will automatically reverse the order depending on the locale/language.
Aug
23
answered Disabled buttons while long running task
Aug
20
answered Does changing behaviour of a link depending on which mouse button is clicked affects usability?
Aug
19
answered What affords scrolling?
Aug
19
answered What's the best and most intuitive way to have a user enter a height value in feet and inches into a web form?
Aug
19
revised Express mode in lift
spelling
Aug
19
answered Express mode in lift
Aug
18
revised Are long query strings in URLs bad for usability?
deleted 3 characters in body
Aug
18
revised Are long query strings in URLs bad for usability?
Added about the BBC and a Mike Atherton quote
Aug
18
answered Are long query strings in URLs bad for usability?
Aug
18
revised What is the best way to order items on an admin page?
embedded image into the answer
Aug
18
comment What is the best way to order items on an admin page?
that's nice! queries and reports are probably more logically connected as are layouts and maps maybe, but that's not the point - this looks cool.
Aug
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
18
comment What one book should I read to learn more about user research methods?
Yep - I'd like to know that as well, as I've not actually had a chance to get a look at this...
Aug
18
comment Use of 'she' in scientific literature
@Steven - certainly the question of acceptance of singular they seems to be unclear and there are arguments for and against. See also discussion on english.se. There are alternatives if you're not happy - eg avoiding the issue 'doesn't support managing the user's activities' - or using the plural: 'doesn't support the users in managing their activities', acceptance of which seems to be undisputed. Either way, there's no need to fall back to his or her and introduce a gender where none is needed.
Aug
18
comment Use of 'she' in scientific literature
@Steven Jeuris - see this wikipedia article on singular they