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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
12
comment Can we get a simple process for a “discount usability test?”
See also Krug's recent article in .net magazine
Aug
12
answered How do you prevent scope creep in agile projects when usability testing?
Aug
12
revised Should I use Yes/No or Ok/Cancel on my message box?
minor edit
Aug
12
revised Should I use Yes/No or Ok/Cancel on my message box?
minor edit
Aug
12
answered Recommendations for storing design documents?
Aug
12
comment How should I call a menu that regroups everything
Do you really have to hide the help away under another menu?
Aug
12
answered Should I use Yes/No or Ok/Cancel on my message box?
Aug
12
comment Should I use Yes/No or Ok/Cancel on my message box?
I think verbosity on both buttons is unnecessary. Personally I tend to make the Do Action a bit more verbose than OK (Eg. Save changes, Add user, Update password) so that it's clear what you are about to do, and then keep the Cancel as is - a short and familiar escape route, as it should be clear that it is the 'Don't do action' option. [Hmmm - should I make this an answer]. And I mean - what does a button that says Don't delete anything actually DO?
Aug
12
comment Should I use Yes/No or Ok/Cancel on my message box?
+1 Like the general concept of reduction from "Would you like to sign out? OK/Cancel" to "Sign out" click or not.
Aug
12
comment Should I use Yes/No or Ok/Cancel on my message box?
Can you imagine the confusion if you had a cancel button to the question 'do you want to cancel your account'!
Aug
11
answered What approaches are there to learn design, coming from a development background?
Aug
11
answered Triaging UI improvements, where to start?
Aug
10
comment Formatting relative dates and times
@Gary - After I saw Matt's reply (while I was writing), I considered deleting the rest of my post and just leaving that para :-)
Aug
10
revised Formatting relative dates and times
added timezones
Aug
10
comment Formatting relative dates and times
+1 great points - I love the accurate info on hover - I think that's a great feature which I have only just spotted (because you mention it) that SE does here on the questions and answers.
Aug
10
answered Formatting relative dates and times
Aug
10
comment how to explain logarithmic scale to a non-techie user
+1 for what's this. Animated switch - nice idea. +10 for try to do more than just plot it, so the user doesn't have to measure the difference with a ruler :-) To be fair, maybe that functionality is there too so benefit of the doubt maybe.
Aug
10
comment Fastest way to choose 2 items from a list of 10
@Kevin - so the user has to consider all options. Can this be a 'difficult' decision? Would it help, for example, to be able to discard some items already considered not to be relevant - so as to reduce 'noise' when scanning the list a second or third time?
Aug
10
accepted How important is it to consider color for color blindness in a design
Aug
10
comment How do you decide whether additional information is harmful?
Great! And in a similar vein, Krug's third law of usability: Get rid of half the words on each page then get rid of half what's left. [From Don't make me think]