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Best visualization for combinations

What kind of a visualization/chart should I use for showing all the ways you can choose from a set of items? (i.e., number of possible combinations) Concretely, I am showing potential offspring from ...
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Auto-creating new Items vs. “Add New” button

I'm iterating on a mortgage CRM system, which involves the broker providing previous incomes of the future home owner. Currently, the system "invisibly" provides a mechanism for creating new ...
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Mobile App Design: Horizontal Swipe vs Vertical Scroll to browse a social feed

My colleagues and I are working on a mobile app (Android and iPhone) that allows users to browse a social feed. Each post in the feed consists of a mandatory picture, optional text and comments on the ...
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How long of an initial load time are users willing to endure if it means faster access later?

I am creating a website where I output 10 posts when user comes to the website and then I fetch +10 more if they click the button to do so. I output each post in two parts - the main one and the ...
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1answer
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Non-native speakers as participants in User Tests for website in foreign language

I’m going to evaluate a website to find out how to optimize different processes of interaction. Luckily I’ve got users of the target group to interview face-to-face under laboratory conditions. ...
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Remove or disable context menu items with multiple selected items?

I have a context menu set on a list box. The list items support a Rename command. Right clicking a single list item adds the Rename command to the context menu. The Rename command cannot execute ...
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How prominent should the deactivate account function be?

Our app allows users to interact with multiple accounts. When any one account has outlived it's usefulness, it can be deactivated. Although users can still navigate to deactivated accounts, most ...
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Should users be allowed to use any special character they want when creating a password?

I came across a number of login configuration settings where there is a list of allowable special characters and was wondering: Does this limitation cater for a specific security or usability need? ...
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Allow as many user reviews as the number of people involved in a transaction?

Take a service where you can buy places/tickets to do an activity, like enjoying a tour, or seeing a show, eating at a restaurant, whatever you want. As is common, the service asks users to leave a ...
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Is the mental model of time advancing to the right in charts globally accepted?

Is it a common mental model, that in a chart visualizing a time dimension, the time is advancing to the right? I'm currently working with the Internation Business Communication Standards (IBCS). They ...
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Create a 'detective board' for a web application

I would like to create a map of the web application that we are building at the company that I work at. I'd like to stress that it HAS to be physical, so not created digitally. I feel that paper, ...
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What should I call users who are not banned?

I'm writing an application to manage users. To avoid clutter, I want to create two tabs: Users and banned users, which is going to look like this: What should I call users who are not banned?
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Windows 7 - grouping windows [migrated]

In Windows 7, when you have opened more windows of the same program/type (e.g. 2 windows of Chrome, 2 windows of Total Commander) they are grouped into one icon in the bar. You can forbid the grouping ...
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Choice with a Radio button group

Context: In our application we implemented a responsive disclosure. Currently the choices the user can make are rendererd as a set of radio buttons. Currently there a two valid options, A and B. When ...
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Why are monitors neck height by default?

Most computer monitors are too low. Almost everybody, at least once in their lives, has put a pack of printing paper, a cardboard box, or something else under their monitors stand to bring it to an ...
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A better name for “Non Archived” entries

My app shows a list of items that require the user's attention, and allows to "archive" some of them, and access the archived items later (like in Gmail) I can't figure out a name for the "Non ...
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Humanized messages placement

For humanized message placement what is considered to be the best placement? Upper right side of screen, or upper left side of screen? The person that I work for said that there was a study on ...
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Websites these days > are they using templates? [on hold]

It seems that everyday I come across a new website (usually startups), and it seems to follow the same generic design template as other new websites (part of a website design fad). Features of this ...
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Is it a good idea to expire passwords after a time relative to their complexity? [duplicate]

Is it a good idea to expire passwords after a time relative to their complexity? Is it a good way to teach users to use secure passwords? (relevant xkcd: correct horse battery staple) I'm thinking of ...
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Is there evidence that text in a table vertically aligned middle is easier to read compared to vertically aligned top?

I have an html table and there is one column that is much taller than the others and I am trying to get a recommendation if I should be vertically aligning the rest of the columns to the top or ...
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Are there any case studies which provess that Re-design of existing Website helped to get more traffic and business significantly ?

Are there any case studies which provess that Re-design of existing Website helped to get more traffic and business significantly? If craiglist redesign their website today can it get more traffic is ...
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What is the best way to show categories to the user according to Google's Material Design?

I have a list of categories like Food, Shopping, Electronics etc.. , which I am thinking of showing these as the main activity to the user. I think of showing the categories as a Grid View or a Table ...
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The myth of 7±2 options: more recent research?

So, I am well aware that it's not true that in menu's etc. one should show only 7±2 options, because the original research by Miller was about working memory. However this does not necessarily mean ...
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51 views

Horizontal & Side Nav

What do you think about having a site with a main navigation that sometimes calls for a sub navigation on the side but other times does not. So the pages will have some inconsistency when it comes to ...
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1answer
43 views

What is the best icon to show that something can be dragged and reordered?

I am using jquery UI sortable to allow rows in an html table to be sortable. I want to use an icon for a handle and I am trying to figure out what is the best image / icon that would best illustrate ...
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1answer
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Enterprise UX - Proving Improvement through Quantified Data?

I am working in an organization where I am focusing on improving the usability of enterprise applications (HR applications and other applications people are forced to use in order to complete their ...
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Should the logout button redirect to the last page or to the home page?

On an information-centric website that also has content only accessible for logged-in users, what should happen after the user logs out? I see two possibilities: Redirect to / stay on the page the ...
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Users stating that the redesign is too bright?

We've recently launched a redesign of a popular forum, and a lot of users are stating that the redesign is now too bright for them to read, which is obviously not good for a forum. Here's a typical ...
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Why use arrows pointing the opposite direction?

When using the official Github for Mac GUI client, I've seen that there's an icon which is used to open a hidden menu. It uses arrows to indicate that it moves something, but those arrows are pointing ...
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how can I clean up these piano notes?

hopefully i can attach a screenshot here... I am buried under the complexity of displaying piano notes. (hmm, thanks editor guy for including the screenshot in the message. but it's not quite hires ...
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1answer
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A better alternative to asking secret questions and answers when logging in to a banking site

It seems to be a common practice of credit card and banking web sites to ask answers to secret questions each time you log in from a new computer (for obvious reasons) There are many frustrating ...
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What does a user expect when they zoom on a website?

My idea of zooming in on a web page is that everything becomes bigger. Everything is still the same but just bigger. This is because I feel it should be like zooming on a camera or telescope (where I ...
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2answers
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Have high-profile international events had any long-term impact on UX best practices? [on hold]

My question is largely inspired by the distressed user who encountered the "Je Suis Charlie edition" of Notepad++ recently. It is obvious that the developer's design decision had a negative impact / ...
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Multiple Account Administration

So, I have a site that I'm currently designing, and I'm struggling to find a good way for a user to Administer multiple accounts. Basically, the situation looks like this: User "John Doe" has a ...
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1answer
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Best way to represent selection of scripts between steps

I have a process with multiple steps(concept,design,implementation,maintenance). This process needs to be automated. User will select different scripts from file system to move from one step to other. ...
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How do I design a user friendly survey with more than 150 questions?

I am designing UI/UX for a survey webapp which has more than 150 questions. Right now they are using 5 radio buttons for each question. Similar to the image below: So the question is, how to make ...
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2answers
75 views

Simulating how an app would look on various Projectors

I've done a few google searches and not coming up with anything useful: I was wondering if anyone knew of any software or techniques that you could use to simulate how a web application would look on ...
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1answer
49 views

How important is the location bias with usability testing for a company?

I am planing to do a usability test for a company. It is a usability test (first one to be done) for a web product in the final stages of development. How important is the location, where the ...
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What cues can I use to nudge users away from setting extreme values on a slider?

I have a mobile photo app that allows users to adjust things like brightness, contrast and saturation via sliders. The default value for all sliders is the center position between two extremes. While ...
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1answer
28 views

Terminology for cloud service

I have a quick question regarding the most frequently used / understandable term: My company has an online, cloud based business that allows fitness companies such as gyms to manage their whole ...
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2answers
96 views

Human Centered Design vs. User Centered Design

While rereading Don Normans "The Design of Everyday Things" I stumbled upon the term "Human Centered Design". I was aware of "User Centered Design" but this was new to me. Is it just another title ...
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Limiting the number of edits user can make to a list

So I am working on this little chrome extension that tracks the amount of time the user spends on certain websites and helps them reduce the time they waste online. On Installation the ext. asks user ...
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How to encourage/direct users to tag video content based on usability instead of getting traffic (trend spamming)?

I'm in the process of developing a video sharing site which would require users to tag each video they upload, however, users have a tendency to create tags to drive traffic rather than making their ...
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How do you prototype desktop app designs? [on hold]

Just like we use html and javascript to prototype web and mobile designs, how do you create interactive prototypes of desktop app designs? Thanks!
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1answer
28 views

Using mouse scroll wheel to advance carousel; disable scroll up/down page

Is there any empirical data regarding the usability of websites that (for lack of a better word) "hijack" the (vertical) mouse scroll wheel to perform a task other than scroll up/down the page? My ...
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2answers
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“Standard” or “best” UI element for “turn offline” and “turn online”?

We have a series of buttons in our administrative interface, for turning systems online or offline (context-sensitive). Currently these buttons are simply either blue "Online" buttons to bring a ...
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2answers
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What's the best way to choose between twisty and plus/minus icon?

When designing collapse and expandable rows, are there certain ways to choose between using a twisty icon vs a plus/minus icon? Below are examples I've taken from google search --- With a twisty ...
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1answer
28 views

Is there a standard way of visualizing screens and actions?

Is there anything like a standard way of visually representing e.g. a web application in the context of the number of screens, how those screens are connected, and what actions are available from ...
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1answer
40 views

UX research to build category navigation for video site

I have been asked to make categories for navigating on our viral video site. So far I'm thinking of doing the following ux research: Open card sorting Make our list of the most popular videos into ...
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6answers
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Display time left for strongly varying times (graphically)

I have an overview page, where a user can see how much time is left vor various tasks. I want to graphically display this, but the difference between the times left for one and another task, makes it ...

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