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

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What's the difference between [website.com/directory] and [domain.website.com]?

And when is it better to structure your website's content one way or the other? Note that I have seen there's already a related question, Domain Strategy From a UX Perspective, which has some great ...
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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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Alternative to 2 tab bars in iPhone app

I am working on an iPhone app. I am in the early stages of designing the structure. I will be using word department as a node in the information architecture structure of an app. I encountered a ...
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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 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 should you use a survey to find out the most useful or important pages on a website?

If a website has 100 pages and you wish to learn from a survey which are the most important or useful to people, what percentage of the 100 pages should you ask people to choose? Should you ...
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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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Display + Ordering Issues w/ Inventory at Two Warehouses

I am building out an e-commerce site for a screen printing ink manufacturer. They have around 300 SKUs and warehouses in two locations - one on the east coast, one on the west. Generally when ...
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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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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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Minimalism, Maximalism(?) or whatever?

Tufte & Nielsen believe that screen real estate is one of the most important asset for a (UX) designer. Utilize available screen space - Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox: May 9, 2011 & The Visual ...
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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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Screen Hierarchy

What is a screen hierarchy? We have begun a project in which I need to create a screen hierarchy of the current state of the application, but unclear on what this exactly means.
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Content Strategy to Avoid Duplicated Pages

I'm working with a client on a website redevelopment project where the site in question targets two main end user types, lets call them 'Business-A' and 'Business-B'. EDIT Apologies; I failed to ...
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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 visualize a large Neural Net?

How to visualize a Neural Net with thousands of input nodes and tens of thousands of connections? The image above does not have any connection values, but the visualization that I am creating does. ...
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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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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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Can navigation (same content) be repeated in different sections of a website? What is the best way to do this to ensure the user is not confused?

I am putting together a site information architecture/structure and I'm not sure how to represent some content that could fit into two sections (it is relevant to two audiences who have been ...
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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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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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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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How do you create a taxonomy for products?

I have the broader question, which is what is the definition of 'taxonomy'. What does it actually mean to create a taxonomy for something... Then I'd like to apply that to an example. Lets say the ...
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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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Assessing a value of a page in Google Analytics (GA)

I am analysing an information architecture using GA and am trying to qualify the worth or value of a page. There are certain metrics I have at my disposal such as unique views, bounce rates, exit ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Which button to highlight: Checkout or Continue shopping button

Type of website: Apparel online store Here is my question, once I am a on product page and click on the add to cart I have 2 single choices: Continue my shopping or Check-out. What is the best ...
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When you take on an existing site how much should keep all content / function?

We have been battling a little with our own conscious and some client expectations on quote and then build of sites that have existed for 4-10 years already. How much when you take on a project ...
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Where should a “Powered by Some-Company-Name” appear on a webpage?

Where should "Powered by ACompanyName" appear in the website if there is a product webpage of the company and the product (logo) branding is already shown on the top left? Should I be placing the ...
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Should the iOS slide out menu link to all features or should it avoid duplicates?

On my home screen, I'm linking to a few of my main features and putting the rest in my slide out menu. I'm wondering if I should list the features available in my home page on the menu as well. It's ...
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How to avoid a label that includes the word “Other”

I am working on the information architecture of an e-commerce content management system. The target users have diverse levels of knowledge of web technologies, which means I have to avoid a software ...
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How to provide the best UX for 2 similar brands? [closed]

My point : I have 2 apparel brands and same owner; They have their own identity. One product range could link one to the other. For instance, I have two separate websites. Examples of universal ...
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Including “and” or “&” in labels

I am working on the labels of a webshop content management system. For some of the labels, I feel the need to have more than one word to make it concise, even though I know this is not nice because ...
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Are users reading full-length biographies?

Often times when browsing the web there are multiple instances of pre-filled celebrity bios pulled either form Wikipedia or some sort of information database. This I find occurs mostly on media based ...
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accessing the same info from different places?

I am working on a high level flow for a mobile app and I have created two launch points that renders the same screen one from the details screen of the primary information and the other from the ...
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The prominence of informative information on product pages

So the question is: is it better to keep the main target of a product page such as selecting a size, colour etc and 'Buy Now' button in view and dropping other information such as returns policy, ...