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

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Can content/navigation appear only in a footer?

I was wondering if people can settle an argument about the relation between content pages/navigation found in the footer vs the overall site structure and hierarchal parent categories in the primary ...
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What to do when process diagrams become too big?

I use process flow diagrams and find that the value they provide – the ability to scan, parse, and understand a system – starts to diminish when they become too big and unwieldy. Can anyone suggest ...
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Should an API documentation include When-to-use and when-not-to-use list?

The target user base for the problem described below is one of the most neglected and underrated one - Programmers/Developers/Coders. Consider, for example, this java doc which is explaining about ...
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Having a different navigation for user accounts

If a user is a paying member they will see additional content on top of the free content. Has anyone seen/created a navigation that integrates the additional content successfully?
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Looking for something definitive on the structuring of language in 'propositions' or 'calls to action'

I'm currently doing some IA work on a website, and I'm putting together, along with a 'lexicon' of sorts, a series of rules for the application of words for our content editors. Currently, we have ...
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treejack tree-test - pages that are not in main navigation (access from in-page links)

I'm planning a tree test using Treejack. I'm testing the current nav structure of a site to gain insight before re-designing the site including nav and structure. The site in question has ~150 ...
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Designing a website with several independent hierarchies

I am designing a personal-academic website in which the material is organized in two ways: By type, e.g. "Publications", "Working papers", "Demos", etc. By topic, e.g. "Bible", "Algorithms", ...
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How to get a Company Ontology?

Working with a new customer I try to find out the company ontology (internal language). They use specific words that could mean different things in other context, but internally they have specific ...
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Classify legal content in health services

The health service of a county have content scattered across different environments in different software versions. Users are confused of which application to use for what content and try their best ...
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Where to redirect a user when he send a quote?

I have a web site where professionals can send quotes about their services to whoever need them. To send a quote is a simple form; my question is: what should happen after the user sends the form? ...
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Are these typical product pages distracting? (Aesthetics vs. UX balance)

Tradition - Information Overload? (typical product page from a traditional e-commerce platfrom like Amazon.com) As an average user I look at less than a third of information, and read through ...
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Best way to show to a user a list of quotes sent by another users

I have a website (not native mobile app) where users can send their quotes about an specific service. Lets say user X send a request for find someone that can fix his TV, so... tens of other users ...
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How to list event details in a calendar card display and filter events

I am re-designing a recruiting events calendar that will display each event in a card format. Here's a bit of background - recruiting happens in a two month time span, so a full month calendar display ...
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Which of these options is the best for a long registration process?

I am designing quite a lengthy registration process. Has anyone had any negative or positive outcomes in terms of conversion rates, using the following three solutions: A Progress Indicator with ...
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Switching between dashboards vs. having one dashboard

I am designing a web application and I recently have been faced with a problem. The problem is that I am confused which method to use or which method is better to use. First let me give you a little ...
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Countries vs. Languages - changes in phases

I'm working on a project - the site is currently set up with a 'language' toggle on the homepage (gives the option of the site in Eng, and two other languages). However, not all the pages in the ...
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When conducting a tree test, is it ever okay to use keywords in the task that are present in the tree?

I'm conducting some tree tests, and I'm wrestling with if it's ever okay to use keywords in the task that are present in the tree. I know the general advice is NO, but I'm having a hard time phrasing ...
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Very complex responsive navigation

I'm working on a redesign project that has a complex navigation, especially in the case I have to make it full responsive. There is a navigation bar to go to several section of the site. Each section ...
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What is the difference between a UX Architect and a UX Designer?

I am not so sure what is the difference between ux-architect and a ux-designer? UX-Architect - involved in research - create wire frames + interactive wireframes - create guidelines - involved with ...
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Content page prior to login screen?

Context We have been asked by a client to have a precursor page to house some content about product and services before the login screen. As our product is B2B SaaS proposition users/employees have ...
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Recommended IA and Navigation Architecture for a single long page scroll?

Website with several pages functioning as a long page scroll determining the optimal navigation architecture. Are there any general usability suggestions for content rich websites with pages designed ...
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Structuring data on a blog/website

I've been doing web development for quite some time now but so far I've only been taking care of the coding/integration part. I'm just starting to work on websites from scratch and I'm having an issue ...
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On a smartphone, should a survey display questions one at a time or all at once?

I've come across a few loosely related questions on UX stack exchange, but nothing quite like my scenario. I'm building a mobile phone app that allows one segment of our users fill out surveys that ...
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In reports, Displaying 0 is always good?

The image below is monthly attendance report of an employee. You can see no holidays and no late here My question: Is it always good to show 0 value at reports, even the activities happens very ...
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Site Map Web app

I need to make a Sitemap of a web application which is similar to gmail. I am struggling how I should show the browse pane. Here a example how I have started: Should I repeat Email list for each ...
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Methods for mapping a large IA? [closed]

My team has been tasked with streamlining the information architecture of a large educational site to make useful content more findable, but the first step is getting a firm grip on the current IA. ...
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Semantics: Shop vs. Store Label

You're browsing a micro-site about the latest basketball shoe. You want to buy the basketball shoe and other accessories (e.g. headbands, socks, etc.) on the site. Shop is a verb and implies an action ...
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UX best practice for role based access?

I am creating the information architecture for Enterprise software and currently putting in place Hierarchical Role based Access in order to personalise the user journey and allow my users to perform ...
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Customers with multiple locations

We've been creating an admin portal; the user of the portal would only be the staff at the company as this will be an internal tool. The issue we've run into is that we have conflicting opinions on ...
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Multiple Nested Views in Profile: Enterprise Business Application

I'm modernizing an enterprise level business application that currently does not have a graphical user interface, it's a CHUI. The application has a customer profile screen with a persistent profile ...
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Multilevel Navigation - Enterprise Application

I'm offering a design solution for an enterprise level applications navigation system. Currently the user can navigate by drilling through a series of parent and child menus. There are up to 5 levels ...
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what is differences between content strategy and information architecture?

Most often These look as overlapping topics. Can anybody help me to figure out?
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How to design hierarchical content of large volume

I am working on a large intranet site, and there is lots of hierarchical content. I am having some trouble in balancing between the depth and breadth of the whole content. What do I do, can someone ...
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What Comes After PDFs? [closed]

I do IA for a large manufacturer. Our product catalog has over 500,000 items in it. Each product has at least two PDF documents associated with it. So, at a minimum, we've got a million PDFs in the ...
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Pros/Cons of placing Login/Account in line with the main nav bar?

Currently our navigational header is mostly left side and central of page, account is on upper right. A proposed design shows the account moved down, into the main nav bar. There's some space in ...
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How should empty details in master detail grid be displayed?

If I hide the captions for empty information and rearrange the elements, it is harder to check for details. If the caption is displayed, it is also confusing to read. (especially if there is another ...
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Should folksonomy tags be governed or not?

When we organize content it can be done in a hierarchy information model or a flat information model. The flat model is sometimes implemented by the use of metadata in the form of tags. Tags put ...
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Information Architecture vs Customer Journey Map vs Service Blueprint

I understand Customer Journey Map (CJM) is relevant when the need is for uplifting/designing the customer experience, ideally through a persona lens across multiple touchpoints. On the other hand, ...
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What is the best way of displaying nested categories with very long names?

I'm creating a website that is going to contain a lot of structured information (material for passing the final high school exams in Israel) The information has already been structured into ...
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Where to redirect after inviting someone?

We have 3 states for Users: Active, Invited and Disabled. Each user with the specific state is broken into a different tab. For example: download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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How do I indicate that clicking a button will remove their search results?

This is about a complicated application that holds 50 years of archived data. Some things are illogical and we can't change it because it's stuck in 50 years of rusted customs. But slowly I'll try and ...
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User Flow for Multiple Types of Professional Users

For the website of a manufacturing company that markets to both B2B and B2C, my team is creating a "Professionals" section to provide resources to the professional markets that we serve. (Our website ...
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Folders and Tagging pattern for a shared files?

I'm developing a user interface for an enterprise product that has programs that are created, run, and shared by members of an organization (i.e. a company). I want users to be able to easily find ...
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Is the folder structure dying?

In our digital world we have previously been forced to know the location of digital content. The obvious one being the local hard drive or a shared file server where sometimes extreme structures have ...
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Non-Linear Site/App Navigation

I'm looking for examples, or guidance otherwise on a good model to implement navigation for an application who's data is not linear or hierarchical. A few examples ... hierarchical information ...
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Design patterns for unstructured storage and search of information

The prevalence of tags seems to have helped drive a trend towards unstructured storage of information, and instead supporting unstructured or intelligent search features to help retrieve stored ...
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Why the material controls are displayed on top?

I'm working on a new web application specifically designed for android devices and consequently it needs to be based on the Material principles though this question is about IA in general not only the ...
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Alternate term for customised version of a document

We are currently using the word "Localisation" (sometimes "Localization") to mean a child version of a document (or folder) that has been then customised to fit a specific situation. In this case ...
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What is the difference between Keywords, Tags and Controlled Vocab

I am designing a website that every article in it is related somehow with other articles ... I attend to do the relation by tagging the articles .. but some of the team suggested to do the relation ...
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Home page content for a data aggregator website?

We're creating a data aggregator site for different activities one can do in our city. We're not sure of what to include and what not to on our front page. Right now we have a big search function on ...