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Scrolling Checkerboard Background for Transparent Images

Almost all image editors have the following checkerboard background for showing transparent images: My app lets users view transparent images (only view, not edit) with a background of their ...
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Best way to incorporate a call-to-action on an icon (on mobile)

I'm designing an interface to ask for user evaluation on data submitted by other users and I'm stuck on designing simple and effective call-to-action on a counter icon. Context: The favorite is a ...
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How to let user go back to the root view on iOS

We have an app with a single starting point (the root view). From this view, people can navigate deeper and deeper into the application (with a UINavigationController). It can eventually become very ...
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What is the term to describe the percentage of users that don't proceed from one page to another?

What is the term used to describe the percentage of users that don't continue in a flow? For example, if only 50% of users go from the login screen to the profile screen, what do you call that?
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Alternatives for multiple popup dialogs that look the same and are frequently used

I am trying to improve the interface of a tool. Currently, we have 4 popup dialogs which all look the same and have the same functionality. They consist of a list and add/remove buttons and in each ...
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Which browsers allow users to reveal passwords in password fields?

Which browsers allow users to reveal passwords in password fields? I already know that Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11 (1). Cursory research did not reveal any ...
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Best practices to document user flow for your portfolio

As a UX contractor, much of my work is under non disclosure agreements. In order to document and present user flows in my portfolio, what's the best way to show examples without risking confidential ...
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Volunteer Work to get exposure to UX

I wanted to see what would be the best way to look for volunteer work so that I can get some exposure to UX. I want to know where designers such as yourself started looking for side project to get ...
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What kind of animations can I use in flat design? [on hold]

Well I have a web and there is a table (it is the school schedule) and the cells are quite small to show all info needed. I would like to know what type of animations I should use to get some room in ...
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Software to run pairwise comparison testing?

I've been asked to find out how people rank a long list of items. The list is such that about 80% of the population will have pretty strong feelings and make clear ranking among about 20% of the ...
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Search Suggestion Drop List Width

From a UX perspective, should I make the width of my search suggestion drop list dynamic (width changes depending on the longest suggested term/phrase) OR constant (width remains the same as the width ...
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Can a button be too wide?

I have a form which has been designed as mobile first. Currently (most) of the form field are set at 100% width, including the submit button. Some people are of the opinion that the submit button is ...
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A breadcrumb within a breadcrumb?

I'm creating a troubleshooting website and part of it is decision-tree based. I plan to show the path the user is on in a breadcrumb-like fashion. If a user selects different options then they go ...
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Do you ask testers to talk about themselves at the start of a usability test?

When performing a one-on-one usability test, do you ask your testers to introduce themselves and give a brief background about themselves? Or do you just introduce yourself, give background about the ...
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Why did Windows XP ship with the volume control icon missing from the sys tray

I remember, on virtually every installation of Windows XP, I had to go hunting for the config that showed the volume icon. This was quite frustrating to me, and although the issue is quite old, I ...
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SaaS platform homepage UX: Getting Around vs. Insights Feed vs. Informational

I'm trying to decide between three options for a professional SaaS desktop platform that keeps track of a brand and its competitors. Getting Around - showing links to all your configured abilities. ...
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Where is the best place to show validation/error messages in a form?

Where is the best place to show validation/error messages in a form? Beside a field? underneath a field? Reserve an area on the top/bottom of the page, and show any error/successful message there?
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Probabilities: Fractional Odds, Decimal Odds or Percentages?

There are at least 3 ways to express the probability of an event occurring: fractional odds, e.g. '5-to-2' or '5/2' or '5:2', decimal odds, e.g. '2.5', and percentages, e.g. '29%'. In the UK, it ...
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Segmented buttons in Windows desktop applications?

Is there an equivalent to the OS X segmented Buttons on Windows 7 / Windows 8 Desktop (not Metro) and if so, what does it look like? Example in OS X (Settings, Listening Key, Commands):
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Should a plugin to e-commerce websites be overlaid or full-width?

I am designing a gifting solution for small and medium businesses. It's just a plugin/widget they are adding to their website. Should it be an overlay iframe (width: 300px), or full page width ...
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1answer
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When you take on an existing site how much should keep all content / function?

We have been battling a little with our own conscious and some client expectations on quote and then build of sites that have existed for 4-10 years already. How much when you take on a project ...
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1answer
103 views

What is a good name length limit?

Our names are personal things that people attach great value to, so in general we should try to accommodate a person's full name. However at the same time, a persons name (especially in an app) is ...
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Compromise between performance and UX-API stress on Cassandra

I have a dashboard-Enterprise module to build, where say a customer like P&G can view all its brands(in rows) and against each brand name will be two fields called "Total Engagement" and "Total ...
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Displaying useful contextual information without confusing user [on hold]

So I have this page (See below all text), the page is supposed to show users but organized by what group they are assigned to (Guest, Level 1, Level 2, etc). On this page I also would like it if ...
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How to arrange five blocks on UI

I have five blocks on UI: On the basis of rights of user, these blocks will be visible. For example, if an Admin signs in, all blocks will be visible. For Manager, I want to show block# 2,4 and ...
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0answers
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Which keyboard shortcuts to chose on cross-platform software?

I've joined a team of devs working on an open source software project which is supposed to run accross multiple platfroms (Windows, Mac, Linux, ...). I'm assigned to a task which includes reviewing ...
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Is skeumorphism dead?

I've noticed that many big companies stopped using skeumorph graphics: Microsoft completely removed any glass-style look of Windows 7 and switched to a flat, "digital" and artificial look in Windows 8 ...
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UI pattern for an 'OR' search

Problem: I'm trying to display a search filter to the user that deals with groups of required fields. (as we are searching 8 different databases with 8 sets of different required fields). I want the ...
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0answers
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What is the best practice for enter key form submission on sites that use IMEs (i.e. Japanese)

I've got an enterprise app with various forms, some single input forms like global search boxes and other longer data entry style forms. For the West it is clear that pressing enter is a preferred ...
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User Research Recording Software [on hold]

I am looking for software to use in moderated user research. I've used Morae in the past but am trying to find alternatives. So far I've found Ovo Solo and Usability Studio. Does anyone have ...
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2answers
53 views

How many search suggestion should I display?

On my e-commerce site, we are implementing search suggestion to help users find their products quicker. Most sites displays 10 suggestions but my teammate is suggesting 5. From the UX perspective, ...
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2answers
45 views

Using condensed fonts in Mobile apps

Any body have any experience using condensed fonts for mobile designs? Pro/Cons? They seem like they might be harder to read on mobile devices.
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1answer
223 views

Why do histograms not have spaces in between bars (as opposed to a bar graph)?

Lets say one wants a histogram . Say how many trades for a stock occurred on that day. And they are dead set on a histogram/bar graph. (as opposed to other representations why are histograms ...
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Search vs. Look Up

My client is arguing for the label on a search field to say 'Look Up', rather than 'Search', because he feels it is more accurate for the application users. I think a search is a search and should be ...
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1answer
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Selecting multiple folders

I'm in the process of improving folder selection process of a backup software my company has developed. The goal is to have the user select the folder(s) it wishes to backup. This page describes how ...
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3answers
113 views

What's the name of this type of navigation?

I want to know whats the name of the navigation of these sites bellow: http://www.visitsuffolk.com http://www.ehow.com.br http://www.blogdoplaneta.com I searched for 'responsive grid', but its ...
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2answers
34 views

Live Award Winner Announcements [on hold]

In a couple of months we have an international awards ceremony to hold, and would like some way of announcing the winners, in real time, on-line via our website for people who are not at the ceremony. ...
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37 views

Setting time limit for a task question when a tester can't find what they're looking for?

We are testing our website navigation and content arrangement before we begin the redesign on our informational website. We want to know if users can easily find what they are looking for and see ...
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1answer
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Accessibility - Keyboard Focus order - tab directly to form or tab through all elements?

Background info: I'm performing an Accessibility Audit as per the new AODA law in Ontario: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/source/regs/english/2011/elaws_src_regs_r11191_e.htm#BK15 It follows the ...
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If the user needs credits to buy stickers/emoticons should the credit no. avail always be visible?

I'm working on an app that allows the single purchase of stickers, not just sticker packs. This means we need to user a credit system for the sticker purchase since you can't have in app purchases ...
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2answers
72 views

Website theme change checklist

We are now changing the current UI to the new look, by just changing the font/logo and some graphical images. Current Site Looks like Generally i am trying to put all the changes in the document ...
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4answers
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Where should a “Powered by Some-Company-Name” appear on a webpage?

Where should "Powered by ACompanyName" appear in the website if there is a product webpage of the company and the product (logo) branding is already shown on the top left? Should I be placing the ...
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1answer
48 views

Choosing Multiple List Items While Allowing User Generated Content

I have a mobile app that allows a user to select multiple items e.g. item a, b, c and so forth and have this items displayed in his profile. However, the mobile app should be flexible enough so that ...
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1answer
64 views

TriState treeview with checkboxes

Scenario I have a use case that asks for something like a tree view with checkboxes, but somehow it is one step more complex. I have a tree structure where for each node, the user can chose one of ...
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2answers
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Overuse of JQuery animation; hiding text behind (animated) headers - how to make a case against it?

A client I'm working with wants to implement a "peekaboo" block where information is revealed when a client rolls over headers, (basically an image-block JQuery accordion) as shown here: (in the ...
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3answers
48 views

Should there be a refresh button if a page automatically refreshes once network is available?

I have a view in my iOS app that displays an error if there is no internet connection. Upon detecting a working internet connection, the page will automatically refresh. Is there any point to having a ...
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1answer
33 views

UE with Progressive Disclosure on a Calendar, or Control Move

I've got a quandary that I need some advice/help with. The issue is as follows. I'm currently working on an event calendar for a sports website where each 'event block' has an event title, and ...
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1answer
56 views

No division between tableviewcells

So I've got this list of items I'm displaying in a tableview and we've got a single thin line between items that divide them. I've got a request to remove all of the lines and have them all bleed ...
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0answers
41 views

prototyping with transparent backgrounds

we are imposing an interface that is supposed to overlay on a physical environment, kind of like how the google glass interface is superimposed in their advertisement videos. the setup uses 2 ...
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0answers
38 views

Critic the work I have done [on hold]

I wanted to see if someone can look at the work I have done in my Portfolio and let me know what I can do to make it better and more appealing when looking for a job in the UX field as I am looking to ...

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