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Front-end developer at an online bank. I've been doing web development for 15 years. For most of that time, I've been passionate about UX, though I wouldn't consider myself an expert. It's a great privilege to be a part of this community and learn from you smart people.

You can also catch me on Stack Overflow, Twitter (@patrick_mc), and Github.

Daniel 2:20-22


Jan
20
awarded  Great Answer
Jan
15
comment Why do so many websites have the restriction of user names starting with a letter?
Good explanation. I think that it makes sense that programmers used to thinking of names (identifiers) as beginning with a letter would impose the same limitation on usernames because they didn't put enough thought into it to overcome status quo bias.
Jan
11
revised Common screen resolution?
Updated the question so it's not frozen in time.
Jan
10
awarded  Announcer
Jan
10
awarded  Announcer
Jan
9
reviewed Approve Is switching to a selectbox navigation for mobile devices a good solution for complex menus?
Jan
9
comment Ordering actions in a toolbar
Don't forget to upvote the answers you find helpful. :-)
Jan
8
comment At what point in the development process should UX come into play in an Agile work environment?
37signals just shared a bit about their design process. 37signals.com/svn/posts/3073-the-documentation-dilemma
Jan
7
awarded  Pundit
Jan
6
revised Ordering actions in a toolbar
deleted 67 characters in body
Jan
6
comment Should I provide feedback from a save button?
@Thomas Why do people clear the screen multiple times when using a calculator?
Jan
6
reviewed Approve When should scrolling navigation bars be employed?
Jan
6
comment Is there any in-depth data on tappability of touchscreen areas?
@AaronMcIver In light of your second comment, it may not be relevant, but check out this meta question: Are questions about physical user interface on topic?
Jan
6
revised Why would a web site hide the log out button?
I suspect the previous title was misleading to users trying to the log out button on sites they use.
Jan
6
revised Desktop software design patterns
added 191 characters in body
Jan
6
comment At what point in the development process should UX come into play in an Agile work environment?
@Kris +1 for Lean UX. Don't miss Jeff Gothelf's answer below.
Jan
5
comment How to discover what users NEED and not what they WANT?
Closed as a duplicate of an older question that just got bumped. Should we merge the two questions?
Jan
5
revised At what point in the development process should UX come into play in an Agile work environment?
edited tags
Jan
5
revised What is an easier unlock pattern: gesture or code?
Updated the quote to match your edit to the question. :)
Jan
5
revised What is an easier unlock pattern: gesture or code?
Updated quote to match the updated question