Comparison is necessary when a user needs to compare and contrast two or more different options before making a choice. Often this is complicated by the options having many characteristics that could be compared.

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Ways to Show Relative Rank?

I am comparing 3 columns of data with multiple rows. For each row I want to show the highest, lowest and middle number. The middle number is not the mean. I've considered "1st, 2nd, 3rd" but I don't ...
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What is the way to display and navigate 40+ products at a time?

I've attached an image of the current implementation (custom control and arrows), but to me it feels too clunky and awkward because of the custom slide control. Our client seems to like the "3-Up" ...
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Comparing/merging two records using Material Design

Problem: We are working on a medical scheduling application. A common problem are duplicated patient records, stemming from legacy data or from careless inputting under pressure, without consulting ...
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Using color and graphics to improve visualhostkey, and make comparing SHA256 hashes easier

I need anonymous end users to visualize hashed data, be it a Bitcoin Address (converted to the Sha256 hash it's based upon) File hash SSH key Since my target audience is normal consumers, and not ...
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How to improve “between” operator usage in grid?

I have a grid with comparison functionality. The problem is I have to use column 2 only for "between" operator, for other comparison/search operators it's useless. How can I improve this? Open to ...
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Comparison website: simplest way to compare players through years

On a website of our local sports competition I am planning to have a section, where you can compare the players scores. (Everyone attended the same 10 disciplines.) The interface should be really ...
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Does it make any sense to show previous value on edit product page

I want community's thoughts on product edit page. Currently it is two column layout; one with attributes and other with input boxes but I'm having an argument with my product owner who wants one more ...
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How to compare two videos in a small space?

How to compare two videos in a small space? On the website is one place where are several videos about the same matter. On the list may be more than 4 items. I would like to emphasise - the space ...
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How can I show 2 different products, see both of them but interact just with one first and THEN switch to another one?

Ok, this is my first question here, please forgive me for the long text :) Let's consider we have 2 products to show: product A and product B. They are the result of a process I asked someone else ...
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One button for two actions

I have a comparison site. On the landing page there are two text boxes which are used for products to be compared, and a button to trigger "compare". If a visitor fills these two boxes, products are ...
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Which indefinite progress spinner is better? [closed]

I have two styles of "indefinite progress" spinner to choose from: They are both variations of the typical , but The First spins the entire image, while The Second rotates which shade of grey ...
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Compare two list of elements & visualize similarity between them

I have a two List of Strings; ex: ListA = {"A","B","C", "F"} ListB = {"C","D","E"} I need to compare these two lists & present the difference to user in UI. I have implemented ...
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Best examples of iphone and ipad app that differ? (Comparison of iphone & ipad apps)

I am studying the UX of iphone and their equivalent ipad apps. Does anyone have good examples of designs that differ because of the distinctive user experience that the two devices provide?
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How best to display a picture comparison in IOS?

SO I want to allow my user to compare two pictures and decide between one or the other through a thumbs up/down. I also have a list of these, so there are multiple 'cards' with this comparison and my ...
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How to compare two items side by side within limited space on iPad?

I'm building an inventory feature for my game and have ran into an issue where I need to modify my existing inventory layout or introduce way to allow side by side comparison of two items. Each item ...
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detect when 3 boolean variables are true at the same time? [closed]

*to sum it up- lets say i have 4 things i am looking at over a time period. they can be true or false. I am trying to notice their state (whether they are true or false), and when all 4 are true at ...
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Flight comparison websites 'delaying' search results?

Is it true that price comparison websites, particularly flight comparison websites 'delay' the search results of price information so users feel that the search is comprehensive? Otherwise what is ...
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When doing user studies of paper prototypes should you wait till one fails or test in parallel?

So lets say you want to see how confusing a first go at your user interface might be. (new its never been released to the public before). your before the steps at which you might do a heuristic ...
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How to quantitatively compare two interfaces?

I am in the process of building a tool to make some tasks easier than an existing application allows. Right now I am surveying users and receiving feedback but I want hard numbers. The only ...
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Feature Matrix: Compare Products by Date/Time Range?

Problem Statement It is common to allow a user to compare two or more products in a matrix that lists features/benefits down one axis and the selected products along the other. But how do you ...
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Data visualization - what should be the baseline, 'you' or the 'comparator' series?

This question is about data visualization, but ultimately it deals with usability and user expectations, so I felt it was appropriate to post it here. Imagine you are doing a comparison over time ...
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Tufte's data density, readability and comparison

I'm intrigued by Tufte's data density. While I love his definition of data / ink ratio which can be easily measured, I have hard time measuring data density. He defines data density in a graphic as a ...
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How can I avoid placing a legend on top of the table to tell the user what each icon means?

You can see an example here: As you can see, I am stuck with having to tell the user what each icon means. I also mention what a functionality does, such as "Click on a feature to filter out ...
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Comparison table design

I'm trying to design a product comparison chart, which provides details of various features (10-15) available across different similar products (25-50) in the market. The first thought I get is to ...
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What method can be used to inform the user of different levels of assistance that a service offers?

I am building a comparison shopping site for payroll processing. There are two aspects of payroll processing that differ across different providers: Tax Form Filing and Tax Payments. For each of the ...
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What are good UI Visualizations to show in a grid for ranking activity?

I have a grid with a list of runners (one person in each row) on a webpage. I want to show some visualization in a column to represent how much they have ridden in the last year. Right now I am just ...
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Why is User Experience treated different in digital and physical stores?

When shopping online there is (from my experience) a well thought through design of all the steps from finding the product(s) you want and need to the check out process and purchase of the product(s). ...
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How do you go about comparing the usability of platforms?

We're currently doing usability analysis a set of kiosks and we're in the comparative analysis phase. The trouble is, we're not exactly sure how to compare the usability of a platform (as opposed to a ...
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Examples of “Light table” GUIs for editing and comparing images, text or other data

I'm looking for examples of existing solutions of the following interface problem. The interface must have a table, list, thumbnail view or such of items, which depending on the example could be ...
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What's the best way to implement product comparison on a mobile web site? [closed]

I have found only one example of this so far (Best Buy) and it is not very well executed. I'm wondering if there are any good examples of mobile sites that allow product comparisons, or if perhaps ...
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Studies showing significant usability differences between Windows and Mac OS X?

Everybody has their pet gripes about one or the other, but I'm curious if there is any actual science showing that "The Windows Way" or "The Mac Way" is significantly better for some task. Just to be ...
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What do you call a controll that gives the user the ability to match two lists?

Imagine two lists: colors objects Each of those lists has several dozens values. Is there a known UI widget that gives you the functionality to macth elements from one list to elements in the ...
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How many objects/things can the average person compare at once?

I recall reading that the average person can only effectively compare 7 things at once. Has anyone heard of this and can reference any studies/research done on object comparison? To give you some ...
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UX of Quora vs Stack Exchange [closed]

Quora has been gaining momentum. They actually have decent traffic for user experience topics. The UI is eerily similar to Stack Exchange's, but not exactly the same. No reputation points that I can ...
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What are the benefits and drawbacks of dialog sheets as seen in Mac OS X?

Introduced with the original Mac OS X were dialog sheets: As I understand (not being a Mac user) these sheets are modal, requiring user interaction in the current window, but not limiting the user ...
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What are the differences between Progressive Enhancement and Graceful Degradation?

What is Progressive Enhancement? I'm not able to understand this concept. How it works, and how it’s a model different/better(?) than Graceful Degradation?
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ExtJS vs. JQuery [closed]

From a UX design perspective (design freedom, interaction polish, usability, skin-ability, etc.), what JavaScript UI framework is best? Particularly, we are looking at ExtJS and JQuery. And, yes, we ...
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Are there any tests that can be used to measure the quality of an UI?

What are the criteria that are used to measure the quality of an UI, or compare different UIs with each other?