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How to manage/edit 3 level hierarchy with similar properties

I need to design the UI of a feature in a b2b application where I have a given hierarchy of 3 levels, each level has the same properties, and I need to give the user a quick, simple and easy ability ...
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Which way do arrows point?

Which way are arrows supposed to point? Towards the selection or towards the body of the selection? An awkward scenario seems to arise when a user selects another item and the arrow moves to point at ...
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1answer
14 views

Date Fields - Seeing Current Value and Setting New Value

Scenario: User needs to know the current value before they set a new value for the date fields. User can also clear the current date and set it to None (no date). I need a more intuitive design and ...
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2answers
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Which option is better for changing mode? two-part toggle switch or one button that changes state on press?

Which option is better for a tool that can edit a website visually? A two-part toggle switch. A button that changes the state (and the label on the button changes when the mode changes so that the ...
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1answer
44 views

Help with useful top level navigation titles

I've had a request to change the menu navigation of a not yet launched website, and naturally I'm hugely concerned that this is coming from stakeholders rather than IA and content specialists. Can ...
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1answer
34 views

How to effectively motivate a person to upload landscape orientation photos in a mobile app?

The application provides users a way to upload one or several photos at once. How can it effectively motivate a person to shoot or upload landscape orientation photos?
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1answer
36 views

Distinguish between a log file and a file logged in the log file

This form has a file upload element which is used to upload a log file, and a drop down to select files that are 'logged' in the log file. The users of this will be familiar with what a log file is ...
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1answer
35 views

Should the volume be ON by default? ( for OUR type of Site ) [duplicate]

http://juicycanvas.com/ I remember this debate 10-years ago on flash sites.. but I'm not sure if it has still stood the test of time. The target audience is 17-28yrs old. thoughts?
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UI for splitting value into multiple chunks

In an application I am developing, the user needs to schedule production of an order into multiple chunks to schedule on certain days. Examples below: Order X totals 120 min of production. Any of the ...
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2answers
61 views

Is re-authentication necessary? [on hold]

Is re-authentication necessary? If you login to a website, then want to change your username, password, or email address, is it necessary for you to have to login again?
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Why don't ATMs show blank arrows for unused buttons? [on hold]

Have you ever had trouble lining the arrows up with the correct button on ATM consoles and other similar interfaces? Height of user can affect perceived alignment, as well as poor installation or ...
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1answer
20 views

Approach of an abstract concept, contextual inquiry or not?

I started on a project where the actual scope is not determined yet. The end result is not specific enough to extract user tasks from it. As a result I think it is hard to conduct a contextual ...
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How would you go about mapping personas to a product suite?

I've been tasked with creating a way to map personas onto our product suite. While I've worked with personas before, I haven't had to bind them to products (usually it's binding a product to a ...
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1answer
27 views

how to deal with objects in a system that can be related as parents and siblings

I have a system with four objects in it. They are projects, documents, tasks, and people. A project has children and they are tasks, documents and people which in turn are siblings. But the problem ...
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2answers
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The login, sign in/up and checkout process

So I've taken on the task of rebuilding the checkout process since the way it's done now is really horrifying for the end user.. I've drafted a chart of how the process is today where each box is a ...
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1answer
1k views

Does Google filter on auto suggestion to avoid causing offence?

I've discovered that Google removes auto suggestion for some phrases on their service. For example try googling: women should men should women are men are The auto suggestions will disappear ...
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5answers
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Encourage use of only one roll at a time from toilet paper dispenser

The toilet paper dispenser in a bathroom stall at work made me think of an interesting problem. There are two rolls hooked up and ready for use at any time. As the rolls get smaller and smaller, the ...
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3answers
71 views

Address form, field for “region”

I've done some research and found that each country has its own way of subdividing the country into smaller parts. Examples: Departments (France) States (USA) Provinces (Netherlands) Counties (UK) ...
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34 views

Do users even use tool tips? [duplicate]

I was reading this SO meta post and it got me wondering - does the average Web user know about tool tips and use them? For me if I don't know what an icon does on a site, my default is to roll over ...
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4answers
76 views

Swipe left to Delete or Swipe right to Delete?

For actions like "Edit" and "Delete", which should go with Swipe left and Swipe right? I myself found Swiping left (right handed) is less natural than Swiping right, so "Delete" can be assigned to ...
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0answers
32 views

Minimalism web design failures? [on hold]

This is for a research paper on "Minimalism in User Interfaces". While there are tons of example of successful minimalism in web design including the classic example of Google. But, I was wondering, ...
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0answers
50 views

Define labels for UI having radio buttons and spin control

I have a UI in which there are radio buttons and spin controls. User has to select a data field and either that field’s value will be used directly or based on that field, user can create custom ...
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0answers
109 views

More efficient UI to progress the user through a complicated process?

Quick background I run a SaaS that lets users extract PDF data using my Chrome extension. They use the extension to create a job in their dashboard. They have up to 10 tries. How my current UI ...
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0answers
35 views

Can you patent a new chart type? [on hold]

I have come up with some new visualizations for big data, and was wondering if visualizations can be patented. What does the community say?
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1answer
495 views

Is “above the fold” still relevant in 2014?

I'm currently researching about the validity of the "above the fold" concept in 2014. So far the generally agreed-upon facts I've detected about the "above the fold" are: Scrolling is now natural ...
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0answers
22 views

What is the best way to build a desktop-like environment with jQuery and CSS? [on hold]

I am looking for a way to build a basic "icon" system, as found on nearly all Desktop style operating systems. I managed to locate the Metro UI CSS package, but while it is neat, and I'll use it if ...
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0answers
23 views

What are the concerns on designing for culture [on hold]

Recently I’m doing a homepage re-design for Chinese audience. I have been doing some research related to it. I believe there will be some opinion similar as below: "Websites targeted to the Chinese ...
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2answers
90 views

Listing products on rows with multiple pagination

I had have an idea to display products in multiple rows that each of them can have pagination to see more related products, and I will love to discuss about this solution. The results presented on ...
0
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1answer
137 views

Best successful unlock animations / design concepts [on hold]

I'm building a section on my website where users are able to unlock items with 'tokens'. I want to ask the professional UX community what proven unlock animations / interactions really engage the user ...
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1answer
34 views

Side by side button or stacked? [duplicate]

In terms of user experience, which layout of buttons would work better? This would basically be a landing page. Side by side? Or stacked?
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1answer
25 views

How should I describe the use of an image cropping tool? [on hold]

This is the script I am using: http://deepliquid.com/projects/Jcrop/demos/tutorial1.html Somebody whom I asked to try my site did not, on their own, understand how to use it. What single sentence ...
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3answers
91 views

Job application. Design without background information?!

I applied for a UX job, and I got a task to complete to show my skills... I got a task to redesign one screen of their app, and they didn't give me any user researches, personas, user ...
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0answers
27 views

What is a good design choice for two collapsible panels on the left?

Our company UI stanradrds enforce the following overall design: Left hand side of the window contains a menu (what would have been navigational tabs otherwise) Right hand side is the app working ...
1
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1answer
48 views

FROM address for users sending messages to businesses on a listing directory

I have a website which is a business listings directory. Users can register and optionally create listings. So for example: User: Joe Bloggs Listing 1: ABC Construction Ltd Listing 2: XYZ Catering ...
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0answers
10 views

Autofill form with LinkedIn [duplicate]

There is a form with an autofill with LinkedIn box message. Do you think that helps the users or is more confusing, since the LinkedIn button competes with the Send button of the form? What are best ...
3
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3answers
125 views

Why do modern keyboards have Scroll Lock?

The Scroll Lock key is useless in the modern day, and some higher-end keyboards don't even have it: Same can be said for the Pause/Break key, but however it pauses the BIOS POST output on many ...
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0answers
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Filtering Feed Options Methods

So I'm building a feed record with pagination, each have 2 properties: inside/outside events and a tag. Each item is a hyperlink to their pages. Basic idea of my framework for the webpage: FEEDS ...
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0answers
28 views

How to indicate you can add new elements by drag&drop-ing them from menu?

My app can be compared to UML modeling tool - it has a workspace and a navbar full of new elements that can be drag&drop-ped to the workspace. How do I indicate the drag&drop workflow? Or is ...
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0answers
26 views

UI design for iOS (iPad) application

I am developing since last 3 years for Android and iOS. I had already developed an Android application i.e replica of one website. Now I have to design the same application for iPad. Currently my ...
3
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0answers
131 views

mobile first design vs mobile first user experience with swiping

Assuming the website is task based and not just content delivery, are there any general guidelines for: Design a "click only" mobile web site and and make it responsive (this means touch only) vs ...
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2answers
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Requirement Gathering from Scientist user group

My users are scientists and are quite busy. I do not have options for contextual inquiry, but I am getting 15 scientists in a meeting room. They generally prefer not to talk and are always on their ...
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0answers
23 views

Folders with one option vs the one option alone

I am designing a site for a school and I have reached a problem: I am putting teachers' websites (where the teachers post homework) under folders by the class they teach. However, some classes are ...
0
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1answer
42 views

What is a common term for the slide-able “info panel” on the bottom of certain smartphone apps?

I'm developing a smartphone application that displays a Google map. When a user taps a place on the map (for example, a restaurant), I want to display an "info panel" on the bottom of the app that ...
0
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2answers
19 views

customizing the native

Is it more important to keep an application layout faithful to the native design/visual or customize it to look like your own app Example: You could change an Android native dialog ...
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2answers
80 views

Putting the title bar at the bottom of the dialog?

I'm creating a dialog box template for my website (which is more like an application and may have multiple dialogs open at a time) and I was thinking about putting the title text and the bar that ...
0
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1answer
26 views

What is the best way to invite a contact to download an app if a unique identifier (i.e. email address) is required?

I'm seeking thoughts or examples from existing iOS mobile applications where users invite contacts to download the app. A unique identifier is required to establish a relationship between the inviter ...
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1answer
30 views

Should a website footer contain recent blog posts?

My company's website is developed in modx and the blog is hosted on hubspot. Currently, both the website and the blog contain a simple footer that only has copyright information. Additionally, the ...
0
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1answer
34 views

Should sub menus / sub navigation naming be consistent with upper menu

I wonder whether sub menus and sub navigation in general should be consistent in naming convention with the upper menu or sub menus take the upper menu as assumed. To be more clear should one of the ...
12
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5answers
2k views

Why does the caps lock key have a down arrow as its icon?

The caps lock key has a downwards arrow like this as its icon on most keyboards: Isn't that hugely counter intuitive and inconsistent with the way the Shift key is designed like? One would imagine ...
0
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2answers
76 views

Types of tool tips [on hold]

I'm designing a checkout flow for an e commerce website and I need to come up with a set 3 kind of tool tips. while they will look similar they will have variations for the following for providing ...

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