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Is it true that people expect tooltips in 'old looking' systems but not in 'new looking' systems?

My hypothesis is that if you have old plain HTML forms, users are more likely to hover over elements and read tooltip texts giving more details about them. But if you style the forms to look ...
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How to make the app workflow easily understood?

I am working on an app that should work like this: user searches his favourite items he clicks "Like" on his favourite items he presses "Suggest items" to discover some new ones I am struggling to ...
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How to indicate that there is a context menu?

In my desktop app, there are some charts. The charts all have context menus, that show zoom options, "Save as...", and a couple of other things. It is not clear to users that this menu exists. I'd ...
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Android: Hint/Clue to distinguish (product) categories from (product) items?

I am currently designing an Android app that allows users to browser a product database. The database has a defined tree structures with inner nodes representing product categories and leaf nodes ...
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Best way to integrate validation errors and hints into web form

I'm creating a web form and have followed the best practices laid out here and on other UX sites so far. The one decision I still have to make is regarding the display of error messages and input ...
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Pop-up with “do you know that…” tips in web app

I've got a functional-heavy web app for a closed number of users who tend to forget about some features, like shortcuts. I could periodically train them, but that's not a good way. I'm wondering is ...
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How to hint that there's more beyond what you see in a scroll view?

I'm developing an (iOS) app that mainly consists of a UIScrollView. The view is paged and the scroll bar turned off, so currently there is nothing to indicate to the user that they can scroll down and ...
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Best way to add extra information to a log table?

In a web application, I've just added a log tables that displays chronologicaly the last events that are monitored by the application. Those events are of two main types: inputs and outputs. In ...
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When to show lengthy search hints: always, on focus, after trial, other?

I'm working on a address search which is targeted at a not very web/tech-savvy audience (mostly mid-aged male electricians or electrical engineers). The implementation already allows us to have a ...
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How should I interview UI and IA job applicants?

I'm a programmer who knows enough about UI/IA to sound convincing and cares enough to want to hire someone who actually knows what they are doing. Interviewing programmers is easy - they go on and on ...
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Are 'hints' or 'tips' popups a good idea?

I have a popup that will show every time the user navigates through different sections of the website, with hints like 'how to find feature X'. The popup can be disabled by clicking in a checkbox. I ...