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Should “gender” be required, or is there a better way to collect this information?

I believe in keeping a registration form as simple as possible so that we "grease the skids" toward conversion. Every field on our signup form is required, or else we wouldn't ask it. Here's what we ...
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Delay on keystroke when search as you type

I'm deploying an instant search on my windows app. At the first implementation, when the user type a key, the search engine make a query and return the results. I thought that that wasn't too much ...
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How do I make every user's data “the most important”?

I'm working on an internal website for our employees. [Apologies if this background is too vague, but this isn't a public-facing website.] This site tracks a huge amount of data made up of many ...
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How best to integrate an exit survey

I would like to add a couple of surveys to recently deployed sites and I really need to know how a visitor found the experience. Ideally I would have a number of participants to interview but I'm ...
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User interface for uploading, verifying, and importing data into database

A common task in many applications is when an end user, and not necessarily a power user, has to upload and import a spreadsheet of data (.csv or .xls) from an external source so that the external ...
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How long to keep information for expired accounts?

When an account expires for whatever reason (e.g. expired card, trial ends) how long should we hold on to the users data before deleting it? I am referring to all data except what identifies them as ...
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What's an intuitive way to enter several heterogeneous fields?

I need to give the user a way of entering (at most) three fields. For example, for a list of ingredients for a cooking recipe, each entry has a quantity, a unit and a label, e.g. 2 big egg(s), 1 pinch ...
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UX for remote service login with slow connection

I'm having trouble deciding on the correct balance between program complexity (cache, separate launch process for no-data) and best user experience. How do you decide? Remote data is required to use ...
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Is it ok to give “OTHERS” as an option in gender category? [duplicate]

Normally we have sex as: 1) male 2) female I just added "others" option in the list.My teacher when checked the form, she was annoyed and suggested it should be removed. So is it really an bad ...
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Should I save mail list subscription information for users who unsubscribe?

I'm planning a possible email subscription management system for our company. Users will voluntarily opt-in for initial registration, and can control which specific mailing lists they'll be ...
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How to improve anonymous statistics reporting rate?

There are many different organizations starting to collect usage statistics in an attempt to improve the usability or user experience of their software. One of the common frustration when designing an ...
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What's a better term for database “front-end” vs “back-end” for non-technical users?

I routinely develop small data collection systems for a variety of purposes. One issue I frequently encounter is what to refer to the front-end as to users. They're just about tech-savvy enough to ...
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Which design pattern to use for showing users task completeness?

For instance I have some data like this: I have multiple users, every users has tasks which could be: not started completed in progress done When I want to achieve clear separation of users, ...
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jQuery AutoSuggest or Dropdown for Data Input

We are working on an improvement to a project that requires users to enter their state, city, and street to get a result back based off what they entered. The current model asks users to freeform type ...
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Collecting Information for Project Management System from non Computer Workers

I am working with some colleagues on an Appraisal System for our company - a control systems company. This new system includes Annual Appraisals and Project Management - we are piloting the system and ...
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Positioning of additional form entry fields to avoid natural flow of entry

I'm re-engineering a registration form on a client's site that is primarily targeted at UK users only. The site provides a post-code look up for easy identification of the end user's postal address. ...
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Mobile, “Show Remaining” or “Show All”?

In a mobile screen I have n data items in collection, but I am limited to show first 3 or 4 items from it. For the rest I can put a button below 3rd or 4th item which can lead my user to a popup where ...
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address form fields

I'm developing a website that displays information about European festivals, including their addresss. Given that different countries use different address formats, I'm wondering what is the best "one ...
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What is best practice for data protection on a registration form?

This is in part a UX and a legal (UK) question. Is there a best practice in terms of opt in statements for data protection for registration. I have had our CRM team suggest that we should include ...
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Best way to display domain/workgroup name in the datagrid of computer list

We are have been developing the application for distributed computer network, and every computer can be domain member or workgroup member. So we have a view, where all computers are listed in the ...
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collecting items from a table

I have the following scenario: User needs to search for some terms in a database The resulting terms can be "collected" and then exported Some users, before collecting new terms, can compare with ...
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Ideas on displaying and editing 'Hours of Operation' for a service provider

OK--you've got a translator in Bolivia, and you need to know when she can provide her transportation services. And you need to store this in a system, for others to see and possibly edit. My ...
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Best type of UX for a asking visitors on a site a question?

I am trying to design a UX that allows random visitors on a website to quickly give us information about what books they/their child are reading in school. The site itself is a company that provides ...
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What is the most effective way to passively monitor users in a complex web-based system?

Focus is on interface use patterns, not on raw page views.
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What are the best ways to capture/organize usability test data for interpretation?

I'm in the process of doing some usability testing this week for one our iOS apps. We're having them attempt a few targeted tasks to test goals like New users should be able to signup with their ...
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Interface using multiple fields to collect complex data

I'm working on an application for storing complex Urology stone data and want to design and implement an interface that is natural and easy to use. This is the data that needs to be collected for a ...
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Simple user input for reminder interface

I'm developing a very simple application where the user enters in important dates they need to remember (Holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, religious holidays etc). Additionally, for dates where ...
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Examples of data collection methods about users and context in hospitals? [closed]

Can someone provide examples of field data collection methods about users and context in the health care domain more precisely in hospitals? And if possible what are the results of the research?
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Data table multi value column

I have a table containing incoming invoices. I have to show additional information about the sender of the invoice. So I figured out that I can nest Sender name and his Tax ID in one row with quite ...
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Using a Mixture of Record-Editing UI Strategies

I’m working on an application that will keep various types of records that vary from adding or editing two entities (name and uploaded document) to a user added either by searching through the ...
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What are some examples of merging duplicate songs for music libraries? [closed]

In some cases, music libraries are really big and it's no surprise you find a few compilations that share the same song. The idea is simple: Create logic to remove the duplicate so you can save ...
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is text preferable over digits?

I want to display datasets with a field called "criticality". This field should contain either a digit from 1 to 3 or texts like "High", "Medium", "Low". What do you think, which representation is ...
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What is the best way to show that something expects a Collection (or array)

My general question is; Is they a way to explain loops (or the traversal of a collection) to customers, without any understanding in informatics ? For example an analogy that everybody could ...
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What should be the default view of a large collection of data (that can be filtered) on a web page?

I have a web page that shows projects (but it could be anything) in an html table (one row per project). There is a filter button at the top that allows users to can filter by a number of different ...
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Data Entry Add Compare Confirm

Looking for some feedback on if there is a well known approach for this. Please note that my graphics are just for example and look much worse in the actual application. A user has the authorization ...
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UX around open data [closed]

I'm looking to better understand Web User Experience around the opening of data by organizations. An example is what the world bank has done with their data, see this. So I'm looking for: Notes, ...