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Web Usability: pagination and column sort

I have a table of books with this data: name, description, cost, year. I show 15 rows and pagination using AJAX. Each header of each column is clickable and let the user sort the data. The problem ...
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Feedback wanted - pagination design on data-heavy site

My site is a sports pick'em social game. Given the nature of sports and pick'em, it tends to be a data-intensive site. I'm very wary of any new features or designs that might cause the user to be ...
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Best practice for displaying no of records on datagrid

I am designing a banking application where i have a record count of over 1000 rows. I wanted to understand the ideal design patterns for pagination and displaying rows on a data grid. I am ...
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Design for data-intensive web-page and search criteria

I am very much a UX noob, but I need to design a web-page to display a large amount of numeric data, presumably in a grid. The users will be able to enter search criteria using the attributes shown ...
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Representing both large and small quantities of task based data

I have a task to re-create a chaser page in our existing task-based application. The product is a SAAS product. Some customers may have 5-20 tasks which require chasing on a weekly/monthly basis. ...
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UX for a system that converts between units of weight and volume

I'm trying to design a system that aggregates transaction amounts recorded in units of both weight and volume. Obviously, showing the total weight in kilograms of things you have individually weighed ...
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How to better display metadata about a card?

A Card has the following metadata: Information: Status (ready or not), Stage (one of nine) Actions: Edit, View Statistics, Edit, Delete, Archive I need to display both sides of the card on this ...
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Is it better to have a modal or an inline entry for a table?

I have a styled table containing first and last names in each column and nothing else. As part of the usage of my app, people will be entering names. Should I: Have the "add" button launch a ...
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Does requiring manual entry with verification, as opposed to selection from a list of options, reduce data entry errors?

My apologies if this question is best suited for another SE site; I looked around and this seemed to be the best fit. The answer to the question will hopefully be a link or cite research. I am being ...
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How to present a view with large number of inputs

I'm developing a dashboard for hotel managament system application. There's a view that allows the user to set prices for room types in different currencies. Sadly, I can't provide any screenshots as ...
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Percent vs. Numeric Values for Voting Systems

I plan on building a voting system for rating objects using a thumbs up or a thumbs down. The question is this does it entice users to vote more when viewing the total amount of votes represented as a ...
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Best practice for database user form(s) to search and edit?

I am implementing a web interface to a database (inventory of items, each item with about 7 parameters). I wish to have a simple an efficient way for users to search the database, and update it. ...
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Best Type of Chart for Numbers inside Matrix?

I have a matrix that looks like the following, and I want to make a chart out of it because the numbers are just too much to look at. What is the easiest way to digest this information? We are trying ...
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Charts or Tables

I have been working on a dashboard where a chart and a table are requested. However, both would contain the same data. For instance, it is required that a country map is shown, with the values of ...
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Force Directed graph for visualizing hierarchical forms Bad Idea?

Currently we got lots of forms which we realize using Tree-view. Person clicks the tree node and a forms we designed for that opens in page aside the tree-view(Using the tree-view because there is ...
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List versus table design

The inability for tables to deal with data that span multiple rows, especially in situations where the screen space is limited is one particular reason why list views have been used as an alternative ...
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Showing a large amont of data on the iPhone

I have a large amount of data being drawn from a database to show on the iPhone screen. There will be around 100 fields for each record (100 records) Some will be links, Small images and some general ...
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How to visualize a long list (9k elements) where each element has a custom set of attributes

I have to visualize a long list of elements (max about 9k) where each element has linked a set of attributes to visualize. The set of attributes is not the same for each element, but some of them can ...
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How do I display large amount of table data on iPad?

On our windows product we display large searchable grids, with a large number of columns that can be reordered, sorted, and filtered. This is a fairly common method on Windows (explorer for instance) ...
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What is the best practice for displaying mixed data in a single data grid?

We have a complex database application and would like to display mixed data in a data grid. By mixed data, I mean objects that roll-up to a single category (vehicles) but have unique properties (truck ...
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How to obscure data in a screen captured image?

Many people I work with need to share a report with sensitive data. This is usually a multistep process where the user takes a screenshot of a chart or graph with numbers and then manually removes, ...
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Displaying hierarchical data in table

I have a table which contains some data. It's a list of 'types' where users can view 'types', add 'types', edit 'types' and delete 'types'. These 'types' may also have 'subtypes' that also need to ...
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Hover for More Info on a data grid

Should a data grid be able to use a hover for more information pattern? This type of pattern is commonly used in interfaces that have more of a thumbmail view of items, for instance on Netflix when ...
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Parent Record Data Lists Always Visible or Only When Needed?

I am rebuilding the interface for my band's web site. Currently, I have all main-level navigation in one, horizontal list. However, the navigation leads to some pages that have a defined hierarchy. ...
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Is it important to have a “show” page in a database admin panel?

I'm designing an admin panel for a database-backed web application. I've noticed that in most interfaces like this, each record has both a "show" page, which displays the record's information, and an ...
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What are the fundamental Metrics in a data-driven design?

I'm keen to determine the an absolute list of fundamental metrics to gather for Data Driven design. I realise this can be a somewhat broad subject given the differing types of sites and web apps out ...
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preloading strategies for searching large amounts of data

So I have encountered a similar situation described as the one below. Lets day a sales person from Ford is shipping a new car to one of the thousands of rental car places they do buisiness in the ...
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What method(s) would be needed to implement a single sign on to multiple existing sites?

A co-worker asked me an interesting question. What would be necessary to introduce a single sign-on for multiple existing properties? Seem like a straight forward questions, but then I started ...
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Is there a term for a smart text field that provides a different experience based on the content entered into the text field?

I'm designing an experience that will require a text field to "recognize" content and instantly direct users to different paths from the same point (same text field & CTA) based on the text ...
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Updating users data from a different system and presenting this to them

We will be linking our user database to a CRM system. As part of the project if a match is found our web database record will be linked to the CRM record and the data syncd. If a match is found and ...
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visualising session data

I'm recording Users session data for my sites. I record login and logout dates/times along with pages viewed and country codes of where they visited from. I'm having trouble working out which graphs ...
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Follow button change text after click

im making an app that has a follow button for events. i would like to indicate how many followers there are but have limited room. what are your thoughts on the following: any ideas or suggestions? ...
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display a table of data with action to add new row

i am making a dashboard for an app system that plays songs from soundcloud. How would you recommend adding more songs to the list? I was thinking of having the form as another row at the bottom but ...
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Interface Question for Showing Tabular Data?

I am writing a report generating system where result is shown in a tabular data. The Result appear in a table with information like Hierarchy | Title | created | updated | Available |Accessed | ...
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Indication for dummy data for new user

I'm working on a B2B system that has a dashboard that displays analytics in a few charts. When new users sign into the system, the system doesn't yet have data to show them. Until the data is ready, ...
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Cognitive strain by reading data in tables?

I would like to know if there is a study made about the cognitive strain that there is (or isnt) on reading dataheavy tables. I know there is a lot of help out there for how to make tables easier to ...
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Displaying results in actionable form while they are still loading and rearranging

I'm working on an web-app which extracts information from user generated tips and reviews about places. Analysing is quite time consuming so extracted data has to be loaded/appended dynamically ...
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Improving data usability

I'm working on a new version of a data analysis for robotics competitions. Among other things, I'd like to make it easier to view complex match statistics that are collected on each robot. Currently ...
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Visualisation of 10-12 star-based-items in a review site

I need to create a page with 10 or 12 items. Each item is a criteria for review that can be voted by the user between 1 and 4 stars. But, the problem is that it is a really strange visualisation to ...
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What's the Best UI to Configure a Database Connection String

What is the best approach to allow users to configure database connections? The connection could either be SQL or Oracle. I'm building a WPF desktop application. Ideally this is the type of setting ...
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Importing and Updating Old Records within a Grid

I am in the process of designing a feature that allows a teacher to select students from the previous year who they used our product with, and be able to update the records of those students to the ...
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Displaying selection based attributes in a table?

I have a table column, where data should be entered through a dropbox. Depending on selection an additional value should be asked. What is the best way to display this value in the table?
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What do you think of data mining in user research?

As far as you know, how popular is this method in user research? What do you think of this method? Normally who are doing this job? People from UX team or other teams? What tools do they usually use ...
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Capacity available representation? Percentages or coloured icons?

Currently, capacity available is represented using a single icon in green, yellow, or red (green = lots, yellow = some, red = low). Due to API changes, there is an option to modify this data to show ...
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Better way of representing a half empty table for a cheat sheet

I need to create a cheat sheet that would save the user a lot of time for calculations in a medical application. So far I have the cheat sheet with the data represented as a table, where the y axis is ...
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What is the best way to indicate to the user to type/select production numbers

I need to ask to the user for this fields: area planted, area harvested and the yield. I got this approaches: 1 2 3 Obviously the three fields are numbers, they are between 1 and 40 for the ...
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Dashboard for displaying widgets with lots of similar output

I am trying to create a dashboard to be displayed in an office on a TV screen which allows staff to quickly see relevant statistics. For each statistic it needs to show the current value as well as a ...
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Summarising grouped data in a data table

I'm working on a financial app and we're getting mixed feedback from users as to how we've displayed the summary for groups in data tables. We've data tables which are, say for example, shopping lists ...
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How to utilize analytics for mobile consideration

The company I work for has about 15% of their users/prospective members coming from a Mobile non/desktop device. Though that is not a high number, it is still a decent number. The data is collected ...
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Name that thing: What should I call a 'person' in a case management system?

Think of a system that manages details about people--a case management system tracking hospital patients, or a CRM tracking phone calls by customers, or an insurance provider's system that tracks care ...