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Normalizing ranking system other than percentage

In a project I'm involved in there's an app (currently only for web) which is heavily gamification-centered. In this app users perform "bets" and are ranked according to "hit" percentages. I'm ...
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Explain “behavioral variables” in interaction design

We're studying the About Face book. We're reading in chapter two about "behavioral variables" as a part of developing persona hypotheses. They give a very small example of behavioral variables: ...
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Should modal dialogs be movable?

We use modal dialogs in a web application for actions that command the users to take an action like log in or configure something beofre being able to proceed. We fixed a few layout issues and now ...
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3answers
20 views

How to handle blank state on profile pages?

What are some good examples of empty / half-filled out profile pages? Say the user filled out all the required fields, but not the optional ones. How do you handle these situations design-wise? Also, ...
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1answer
23 views

Multiple choice control for region (6 regions) and countries (all countries in the world)

I have 6 lists with items for each continent (region). For instance, first list is for Europe - Austria, Sweden, Germany etc., second list is for Asia - India etc. third is Africa etc. (six ...
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1answer
69 views

What are the accessibility concerns of a checkbox based navigation?

This is an old css-tricks article demonstrating some of the cool things you can do without javascript using checkboxes. I want to use an updated version of this pattern on my site, but I am worried ...
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3answers
76 views

An icon for surname field? [on hold]

While designing form I've found out that I'm totally stuck at choosing icon for the surname field. Actually, the surname is so abstract notion and doesn't really differ from name in its sense, so I'm ...
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4answers
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Color palette for website I am working on

I recently was hired to work on a website, however I am having a very hard time trying to come up with a color scheme because of the companys choice of brand color. Their color is around #f37321. It ...
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what's the name or how to search for this “guiding” process?

Platform I'm working on suffer huge coldness after registration. Users get confused and leave, because they have no idea what they can do. To deal with that I want to develop a helping guide to ...
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From/To vs. To/From for shuttle app?

At where I work (a university) we have shuttles. Recently, our internal web page was redesigned and shuttle hours are now currently displayed here along with other information. My question relates to ...
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4answers
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gathering requirments from client who thought she had already made everything clear

I had accepted the task of building a client a website. She had the requirement “it had to scale to mobile devices”. Not even that, but I’m assuming her screen size she viewed the site on is a little ...
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2answers
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Video controls on full screen landing page video

I've noticed many website landing pages which contain a fullscreen video that begins playing automatically once the respective website is loaded. Usually a dark overlay appears over the top of the ...
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CSS border not showing up? [migrated]

So, in my CSS code, I have the following: img { border: 5px solid #fff; margin: 5px; position:relative; -webkit-box-shadow: 1px 1px 1px 1px #ccc; ...
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1answer
34 views

Phone screen list item selection to replace drag / drop

I'm designing an app that will require the user to select a single item from a scrollable list and add it to a chat box that resides at bottom of a chat panel. For wider screen web/tablet/iPad ...
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0answers
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Max image upload file size [on hold]

My site allows image uploads from users. What is a reasonable max file size for image uploads? I currently have it set to 5 MB, but I feel that might be too high.
0
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1answer
21 views

If a user has created an account on my iOS app using Google, how should I handle their effort to also create an email account?

Imagine a user logged into my iOS app using their Google account. Months later, they are trying to create an account using their email address (the same one connected to their previous Google social ...
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63 views

Use the same search box to search different types of data

I'm trying to figure out an elegant solution to this problem, but haven't had any great ideas. (This question is similar but doesn't really answer my issue) We allow our users to search different ...
0
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2answers
43 views

Progressive vs. Optimized jpegs

I know that progressive jpegs download in multiple passes, and optimized are smaller (and thus faster to finish downloading), but does anyone have any hard date or best practices on which type users ...
0
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1answer
15 views

How to inform users of product variations from Category and Product pages

My e-commerce is a marketplace, where it sells products by other stores. I'm having trouble trying to inform the users of the product variations inside each product details page. Let's say I have a ...
0
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0answers
17 views

Best way to display several data-rich maps?

We are developing an app that displays about 8 different maps of a single address with various property information. We're using Mapbox to make things look pretty, but are struggling with an effective ...
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2answers
71 views

How to format a web page to reduce the need to horizontal scrolling?

Not sure if this is the correct site to ask this but I will anyways. I'm an inexperienced web developer and my company is having me convert a simple Excel application into a web page format. The ...
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3answers
83 views

Why are line numbers in text editors and programming IDEs so often disabled by default?

It feels like most environments for editing code have line numbers hidden by default. For example, Eclipse, IntelliJ, Oracle SQL Developer, and Vim all seem to have the default setting as not showing ...
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0answers
21 views

Head-up display in multi-document interface

I work on a complex enterprise web application that allows users to manage various entities of a traffic system. To fasten the workflow for advanced users, I consider using the head-up display (HUD ...
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0answers
15 views

morae (multiple cameras) [on hold]

I'm researching options to update the usability lab of a very large hardware company. We are interested in using Morae. However, we need multiple camera feeds each with audio filming interactions with ...
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2answers
39 views

Are more customization options truly better?

I am currently working on a widget that users can integrate on their website. While this widget has been tailored to be responsive in terms of width and height, it has ways for users to customize it. ...
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0answers
10 views

Best mobile landing pages [on hold]

Where can i get/see best mobile landing pages across industries? or any rankings or certifications for best landing pages? I want to benchmark my landing page with these pages
0
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0answers
28 views

Listing multiple hierarchical data chunks of information in a table row

I need to show a list of hierarchically organized elements in a row set (it can be multiline, yet I need to compress it vertically as much as possible). There is some similarity to file paths - for ...
0
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4answers
88 views

How many personas should we use to design a mobile app?

I'm actually working on a mobile app. My boss asked me to focus all the design on one principal user archetype because he thinks that the way to create product interfaces and features with a strong ...
0
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1answer
28 views

In a card style layout, do pin/unpin have the same meaning to the user as hide/unhide?

I'm working on a card layout, where the user should have activities, such as pin / unpin a card, and hide / unhide a card. The first action can be done on a catalog page, where the user can choose ...
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1answer
33 views

Where to put live chat?

We are considering putting live chat on our website to be able to help our customers when they need. Now we are deciding where to put it. Usually they are location on the right bottom corner, or they ...
1
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1answer
31 views

Using toast for form success and error input

is it natural to use toast notification for a success and error on form validation? I know android and google mail uses this on their application, but I cannot verify why this is the best solution ...
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3answers
141 views

How to display time consuming action?

we got the requirement to provide a function which could be time consuming when the rule has to be applied (up to several minutes). I would like to indicate what causes the performance issue. Some ...
0
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1answer
72 views

Which is clearer - cog/spanner/wrench icon for desktop website settings, or a text label?

Building a web-based tool which will really only be viewed on a desktop web browser (due to a restricted corporate environment). Trying to keep it as minimal as possible with no superfluous features. ...
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0answers
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What is a good user group size for going out into the field to test your interface with users, one to one? [duplicate]

If I want to take a paper or pdf version out to test with typical users, one to one, how many users should I find to test on to get the most helpful results?
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Improving google ranking for city specific pages [on hold]

I have a shopping cart site, where I list the products, Also I applied there city filters as well.But on google, if I put the search query like- metal spacer in Los angles, I do not find the city ...
2
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1answer
48 views

Using 2 tabs on a page: one for filter, and one for content

I might be trying to do too much on a single page, but I have a page where I need to filter courses, and generate a schedule. On the Filters tab: use 'Filters' (in the sidebar) to filter a set of ...
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2answers
76 views

Does the hover functionality on Netflix's website break UI best practice?

example gif here: http://i.imgur.com/YnInEl3.gif My explanation of what's happening in the gif: When a title has been hovered for a short amount of time, that title expands, pushing other content off ...
2
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9answers
138 views
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Which words to use to motivate visitors to comment?

I'm trying to find the best words to motivate visitors to comment on my website (IT based blog/portal). Commenting rate is ~ 0.1% (1 comment per 1000 visitors). This is the default one (for Drupal): ...
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3answers
134 views

How to display information too long for a select box

On a form I use a select box to display a list of tenancies. So that each tenancy can be identified I have to display the full name of the tenants (there can be up to 4 tenants) and the full address ...
0
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3answers
33 views

Scroll of the main content when the modal window is open

Should the main content of the screen (a layout of cards) be scrollable, when a modal window is open (without any overlay)? What about the solution like this: when the modal window is open, the main ...
1
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1answer
68 views

Drill-down map with touch devices - how to substitute for hover

I'm building a map where mouse users can view details by hovering a region, and drill down to that region by clicking on it. e.g. hover Texas and see a map popup with data on population, size, ...
0
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2answers
60 views

What percent of non-English-native people use English system language on their phone?

tl;dr: "What proportion of Spanish (or some other non-English native) people use English as their phone language?" I am writing an Android app. I plan to publish it primarily in a specific ...
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2answers
92 views

Show a donation progress bar?

I'm going to put a donation system into my web-app because I need to raise about $6.2k for a school-organised trip to Borneo. Inside the app, I think that I will tell everyone, on the donations page, ...
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0answers
18 views

Test sitespeed with heavy traffic [on hold]

We know how important site speed is to a user's experience. But what happens if we suddenly get a huge influx in traffic, how do we know our servers be able to cope? I was wondering if there are any ...
0
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0answers
40 views

Choosing the right template for App Store Screenshots [on hold]

I'm working on a screenshots for my app over here. I needed to make a "sequence" inside the screenshot text, and start thinking what is the right way to present it. Heres the screenshot : First the ...
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4answers
49 views

Succinct message to clearly direct user to check a box

I have a payment form, and part of it by default, asks your email address, but above that it currently has a question: Returning Customer? with two buttons Yes/No, which look a little ambiguous as ...
1
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1answer
83 views

How can I pictorially show an option is unavailable for a time?

I have an option (a single button) in the settings, that won't be avaliable for the user for about 2 weeks. I have considered a number of options: Leave it out - make it suddenly appear Keep it ...
0
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1answer
27 views

Alert dialog to confirm a Cancel action

I have an application from which you can run different step by step wizards. It has a Cancel button at the top, which allows the user to quit the current wizard. I have a dialog that appears on ...
1
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2answers
39 views

How to filter tables/list views?

I know, this is a very broad question and there's a lot of context to consider, but how would you offer quick filtering of large data sets (tables/list views)? Currently, software products in our ...
0
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0answers
75 views

How to display a family tree structure with both parents and multiple interconnections using SVG or HTML? [on hold]

I'm looking for a flexible way to display the output of the GEDCOM data model) or Gramps data model, which are the most common data models for geneology. Both data models support family trees that ...

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