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bio website thinkui.co.uk
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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.


Mar
12
comment What is the viability and alternatives to using a mouse in VR? (oculus rift)
@DrewBeck That's a great video, thanks for pointing it out.
Feb
26
comment Should we be including VAT in prices of products rather than adding it on at checkout?
You shouldn't need to think this through too much - all or most of your competitors should be doing the same thing aren't they?
Feb
26
comment Should we be including VAT in prices of products rather than adding it on at checkout?
Typically displayed prices should include VAT for end users, but if your target audience is trade/business, then show price with and without (or without but state ex. VAT). Businesses can claim VAT back for business expenses so they're interested in the base price. UK resident 'high street' shoppers can do no such thing so the ex-vat price is not of interest, they just want to know the price - no complications, no confusions, no surprises. By all means show the final VAT content at checkout - like you might see on a high street receipt.
Feb
25
comment Implementing a 'ViewCube' for 3d navigation
Just to make you aware: It has been patented . It is most recently marked as expired - 14 Oct 2014 - Expired due to failure to pay maintenance fee - although the effective date of that note looks like it has been paid up and the patent reinstated as of 30 Sep 2014.
Feb
20
comment What to use for “other” or “unknown” gender?
@rr1g0 Which is what I'm getting at in the second half of my last paragraph.
Feb
19
comment What is the difference between UX Design and Service Design?
No need to guess. lmgtfy e.g. How Does Service Design Relate To CX And UX Also - meatspace is a detestable term.
Feb
17
comment Sub menu with same name?
@IsgerJanson That's assuming of course, that it doesn't need to work on a touch device :)
Feb
4
comment Navigation map best practices
Perhaps just one help, in the same way that you haven't got three separate logins?
Jan
28
comment Asking an option to hamburger menu
@BennySkogberg So if that other thing is a ‘hamburger’ menu, what are we calling this thing? Meatballs?
Jan
27
comment Can text shadow enhance readability?
@MattObee One particular instance of that I (unfortunately) come across every now and then is needing to put light text on to a completely mid grey bg (#808080) where no colour will get the required contrast to meet the guidelines. http://snook.ca/technical/colour_contrast/colour.html#fg=FFFFFF,bg=808080
Jan
27
comment Best visualization for combinations
Check out the d3.js examples for inspiration - maybe something like the Force Directed Graph, Node Link Tree, Sunburst, Cluster layout. There's examples such as the Hierarchical Classification Tree, and the Tree of Life which might be relevant
Jan
25
comment Are there any case studies which provess that Re-design of existing Website helped to get more traffic and business significantly ?
Yes there are case studies (a simple google search will find many) and for both reasons (and more besides), but this question seems rather broad and also more about marketing than user experience specifically? Also 'redesign' is a vague term. It could mean starting from scratch or modifying a shopping cart, or adding new functionality. Is there a particular UX topic you're trying to explore here?
Jan
24
comment Users stating that the redesign is too bright?
@DA01 This is an interesting question: Could I save printer's ink/toner by changing the font?
Jan
24
comment Users stating that the redesign is too bright?
@DA01 well there is more font smoothing going on in a serif font, resulting in an overall lighter effect, even if the actual font colour is the same. Plus there may just be less pixels covered.
Jan
24
comment Users stating that the redesign is too bright?
I am curious to see an actual screenshot of what it looked like before.
Jan
23
comment What cues can I use to nudge users away from setting extreme values on a slider?
@samgak As a side-note: Do you need all the controls displayed all the time. You could have quick access to each type of control (tab style), but only one of them actually active at any one time with the slider or whatever other controls you have for the current effect. That's not to say you can't show what values all the other effects currently have - you just don't need to clutter the screen with all the actual controls at once.
Jan
23
comment What cues can I use to nudge users away from setting extreme values on a slider?
That's also similar to some physical behaviours, for example a hot water shower handle that sticks in a notch or is actually blocked by a pin at a certain temperature and if you want to go further you have to also push a little button in while turning the handle so as to get the hotter water.
Jan
23
comment What cues can I use to nudge users away from setting extreme values on a slider?
That I haven't tested but I believe it could work with a simple well thought out design and clean but clear visual cues.
Jan
23
comment Human Centered Design vs. User Centered Design
There's almost certainly whole different fields of design and development that this answer is touching on and I'm almost certainly using the wrong terminology for some of this :)
Jan
23
comment Human Centered Design vs. User Centered Design
I would make the distinction between there being (or not being) something you could definitively call a touchpoint between the system and a person where the person has a conscious awareness of the interaction. As always things are never always black or white and the middle ground may be more vague. You might design a building or a park or a city for people with social and environmental factors in mind, but the people who live or work there aren't users exactly - they're just - well - being! Also - maybe it depends on scale of interaction - micro and macro interactions if you like.