Semantic structure of information within a website, desktop application etc.

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How to best explain to users how their details will be used?

What would be the best approach to explain to users that their information will be used to: 1- help authenticate them if they do get locked out of their account. 2- Communicate with them regarding ...
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How much does a DITA solution cost? [closed]

I'm looking to buy some software for technical document authoring with DITA. The tech writing group will have at least 5-10 users, writing 100-pages long documents for several products in various ...
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How could a webpage containing multiple tables be displayed effectively?

I am designing a user management tool where users will be made up of several groups. Each group has its own table, but the table headings need to be sticky. Example of a table with a sticky header ...
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Navbar, Subnav Overlaid onto Existing Navbar?

Here's the following question that I'm trying to wrestle with, and I could use other peoples opinions on this. I've been trying to simplify the navigational structure of a project that I've been ...
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Is too many options to accomplish the same task good or bad for user interface?

For example, In order to design a event log, I provide users multiple ways to sort out the log entries they want to find out: search box, tagging system, category tabs. The ultimate goal for users is ...
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Displaying information on minimalistic long panels

I had a question about displaying information on long panels. For example, the first is an empty panel and the second is what I'm doing right now: The main issue here is that putting text ...
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User and Role management is a mess

At the local level, the system admin can add add/remove/modify users and user groups. At the same time, we have an internet based user management system. The device is registered to the cloud account, ...
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Menu Contextual Order

The application I'm working on maintains lists of timezones, countries, cities, & venues, and it allows the user to manage those lists (list/add/edit/remove) via a menu. My initial approach was ...
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What is the research behind using darker contrast menus for global navigation?

I am working on a web application for paid clients to use to access different types of data. I am working on the information architecture and I believe that having a space for global navigation ...
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In Android, is it good UX to have a tab navigation go 3 levels deep?

I'm working on an Android application with an information architecture consisted from about 3 levels deep. Assume the following IA: Home Nav Option A Sub Level A.1 Sub Level A.2 Sub Level A.3 ...
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What strategy can be used to duplicate downloadable content on multiple pages without confusing users?

We have two particular cases of content duplication: Product Manuals Product Videos For example a Product Manual needs to be downloadable directly from the Product's page. We also have an ...
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Designing a Geographic Form with Multiple Input Fields

I have a form that allows the user to input their geographic origin. The origin is broken down into 4 specific categories: City, State, Province, Country. The province input field would apply more ...
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Where is the intersection between Information Architecture with Software Architecture?

Where is the intersection between Information Architecture with Software Architecture? When you start a new project, usually the software architecture starts its development and UX designer begins ...
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B2B / B2C, as one or two separate websites?

I'm in the middle of re-designing our company website and have found myself in a pinch when it comes dividing the site into B2C / B2B. (I've seen the other thread about this topic but didn't think it ...
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How to determine categorization for a large ecommerce catalogue

I have an existing online catalogue of more than 300 services to provide improvement to. One of the common complaints anecdotally is around the current navigation, that the labeling isn't clear and ...
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Nested tabs (vertical within horizontal) alternative

I am working on a component is part of a larger wizard. It is made up of nested tabs (only 2 levels deep). Here is a quick wireframe of the it: The system I am working on is a refresh of an ...
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Surveillance System Builder Utility

I'm trying to redesign a utility that allows the user to estimate what kind of DVR they need based on the type/amount of camera(s) they need. It filters out Video Recorders models based on the ...
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Truncated string usability

I am faced with a tricky situation in a data-driven application. I have really long names and a short field for them only available. My idea was to use css-ellipsis to cut the length to appropriate ...
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Display dynamic length list in grid column

I am looking to implement a custom expandable text block on UI. If the string (actually a list of people) is below a certain length (say 10 characters), it would be displayed as it is. If the length ...
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how to deal with objects in a system that can be related as parents and siblings

I have a system with four objects in it. They are projects, documents, tasks, and people. A project has children and they are tasks, documents and people which in turn are siblings. But the problem ...
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How do I handle duplicate content in the site structure?

I'm working on the information architecture of a new website and have an issue about duplicate content. I'm looking at having 3 main sections where users would go into 1 of the 3 sections depending ...
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Categories Description: Secondary Information for Categories

I want to add some secondary information in all products categories in an e-commerce website. The text is around 4-5 paragraphs (sometimes maybe more) and it's something like a description for the ...
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Examples of products that have 2 areas / sets of login details

Take the scenario of a Point of Sale system, like Square. There is a 'hub' account that is logged in all day from the tablet, that all employees use to make transactions. Every employee then also ...
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differentiating between groups of products that are very similar?

This is the corner I'm backed in to: My company is releasing a new line of products that use the same hardware as our current products, but with completely different software -- a cloud based version ...
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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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Changing navigation based on task completion?

There is some conflict in my team regarding site navigation for a tax product. Specifically, one group wants to have an wizard-guided action, "Complete Tax Organizer", as an item in the primary ...
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How to balance existing standards/patterns with your future plans for a product

I recently started working at a company with a reasonably complex product that's been in place for a few years. There are a ton of architecture/interaction/style/consistency issues that I'd love to ...
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Improving speed of data entry in a single page calculator form

I've been asked to try and improve a one page calculator form. It is used by telesales people to work out what sort of deal they can offer to a customer and how much commission (called LTR) they stand ...
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Design UI panel

I have a dashboard screen with one of the panels as below; So as you can see there are different fields and corresponding values. Now I need to design/update the same panel to consider the ...
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What's the difference between Information Architecture and Interaction Design?

In Jessi James Garrett's book, Elements of User Experience there is this image that shows up that presents various facets of the User Centered Design process... On the structure line, he separates ...
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Usability of nested accordions

I have seen some interface designs that nest accordions that show/hide information at more than one level of hierarchy. The example show also uses both vertical and horizontal hierarchies to add ...
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How to link to reviews on a movie/game/tv info page

The situation: I am designing an info page for entertainment media. At the top of the page is a header with images and title. At right is a sidebar with info and related content. The main body ...
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Submission Forms design

I am working on a web application that allows curators or users to publish/edit articles, papers etc. They can use external services (like ArXiv etc.) to import data directly to the forms and they can ...
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Navigation / Information Architecture

In the application I am designing, I have 4 entities, customers, contact, employees and organizations. Each of these entities has their own profile. Within each of their profile's there is an ...
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Design Interaction for Item Status (Available/In Progress/Done): How best to display them?

I'm working on a web application that allows product owners to publish content across various devices. Publishing is not instantaneous and I must inform product owners that this process can take time ...
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Information Architecture and Navigation

The Main Screens of an application are listed in the main navigation. When a user goes to one of these screens they have the ability to open the navigation and get to another Main Screen. If a user ...
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Determining when to use questions vs. statements in a navigation

I'm working on a project with a psychology office and I'm mulling over an issue that I haven't seen a lot written for. Namely, when is it best to use inquisitive categories vs. statements in a ...
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Different label for “diff” (e.g., change history, etc.) via GitHub

I'm working on a tool that allows a user, with proper permissions, to view the "diff" between a staging and production release for a device configuration. I know GitHub has a "diff" concept that ...
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'Companies' vs 'Businesses' label

The goal of the website is to get business owners and their managers to sign up and invite their employees to join. The users are probably over 30, living in the United States. These are the types of ...
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Do users care about taglines/descriptions?

Up until now, I've been thinking of adding a tagline to my blog, just beside the logo. I thought it would be a great way to introduce new visitors to my site by giving them a small description of it, ...
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Call to action as a main navigation link

I have an issue around navigation that I thought I would put to the wider UX world instead of continue the circular discussions within the office. The main goal of our new website is to get people to ...
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alternative to scrollable tab bar for mobile

i am designing an application for android. an important part of it is designing a page to allow users to select stuff (i.e add to cart) from a categorized list of items. the IA is such that most ...
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What types of users would use an asset management website?

What are some key types of users who would use an asset management/ investment portfolio website? What kind of information do they expect to see? What intentions would they have? Please provide some ...
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Correct Placement of Newsletter Sign Up?

I am working on a website for an asset management company, and I need to provide a newsletter sign-up option. Is a newsletter something users are specifically looking for on a site, or is it more of ...
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information architecture for a restaurant menu for a mobile application

I'm currently designing a mobile application (android) for ordering food. The purpose of the application would be similar to the justeat app. The biggest challenge as yet is structuring the menu and ...
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How should different content types be ordered on a list based page - specifically news and events

I'm currently in the process of redesigning a site, and we're proposing to use a list based page to display various different types of content including latest events and news. When a user first ...
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How to optimally place time, temperature and icons in a grid?

I am coding a personal dashboard which includes, among others, weather forecast. I have a hard time optimizing the structure of the weather forecast. The constraint I have is that the time, ...
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When creating an object, ask for all informations upfront or only necessary informations and let him complete it afterwards?

Following scenario: I am asking the user to create a campaign and I am thinking about going for one of those two approaches: a) Ask for everything the campaign needs to be published right in the ...
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Best practices for address item ordering for user forms

We are currently re-designing a profile portion for user signup to our Saas, and was looking for some insight into best practices for ordering location information. Right now our currently ordering ...
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Personal portfolio site - Information Architecture

I'm redesigning my own personal portfolio website and I'm wondering whether "About" and "Contact" pages should be separate or together. My about page would have one paragraph on my design philosophy ...