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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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What's the best way to display additional option information in a dropdown?

I have a dropdown with several options. For each option, I need to present additional information that the user might want to use in making their selection. Currently, the additional information is ...
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Building an archive of insights into our users

As UX Designers & Researchers we collect all this knowledge along the way, most of which is tied to specific projects. The crux though is that the insights can be highly relevant to later projects ...
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creating documents in folder system

I have a large document management system that manages 1000s of documents. The organisation of this needs to be tightly controlled so it doesn't turn into a mess. The way it works right now is that ...
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When to Request Contact Info in Survey?

My business (B2B) created an online survey to be used for lead generation and to show potential customers why they need our services. We need to collect some user information (name, email, company) ...
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Determining small information display duration

I have to display some information about a battery system on a very limited display. It only has a four characters dot lcd display space, so the most common thing I saw for this was alternating the ...
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What is a common term for the slide-able “info panel” on the bottom of certain smartphone apps?

I'm developing a smartphone application that displays a Google map. When a user taps a place on the map (for example, a restaurant), I want to display an "info panel" on the bottom of the app that ...
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Time spent looking for information

In the late 1990s’ Microsoft performed a survey among employees of how much time they spent looking for information. On average, they found that an employee used 2.5 hours a day (a little over 30%) ...
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Why is lexicographical organization not considered a continuum?

http://usabilityfriction.com/2009/09/29/five-hat-racks/ Both Lexicographical (alphabetical) and Chronological seem like they are members of Continuum to me. They can be plotted like any other member ...
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Generic concepts for warnings

I would like to formulate a basic concept for a warning before clicking on a dangerous button. The concept should include a short description on the button purpose, the results from clicking and ...
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What's the Friendliest 'Back' Button?

I am designing a social intranet and I'm in need of advice for a friendly, straight-forward 'back' button. Here's the context - user lands on a home page displaying priority content. There is a menu ...
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Term that describes saving & unsaving content to an offline/online only state?

Would "save" and "unsave" make sense for the user to clearly make a piece of content in an app available for offline viewing? (Potentially the use of a star alone will be used instead of a word but ...
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Description and Value, which should be bold?

On a single detail page, which is better? Or should we not bold anything? (bold descriptions) Screen size: 960x480 Dimensions: 8mm x 102mm x 64mm Battery Life: 18hrs Capacity: 32gb Processor: 64bit ...
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Should UI be phrased positively or negatively? [duplicate]

I was discussing with a workmate whether user interfaces should be phrased in a positive or a negative manner. I've observed positive sentences are clearer than negative ones to the average user. ...
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How to present data from open questions in a summative way? (besides word clouds)

I'm struggling with a problem which concerns 'Analyze' section in my online survey app. Users don't want to read all of the answers from open question one by one. They need a summarization, a ...
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How to best display a legal statement in a responsive menu?

If you have a responsive menu for "accounts" so you can switch between accounts. But then want to display a block of information (for legal reasons) how do you think the best way to do this would be? ...
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What is the arguments for or against persisting information in a multistep wizard?

I am building a feature where the user goes through a multistep wizard to enter information about a situation. There are multiple situations that can occur and the user may be taken through different ...
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What would you consider to be the natural order for this graph?

I have the following case: I have 5 sale channels and I want to build an active chart (part of a monitoring solution) in order to display the differences between today and yesterday sales, per ...
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Grid design for complex data design

The purpose of making the design grid / cards alike is to display the information directly to the users, so we avoid things like accordion, drop-down that could have hidden information. The ...
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Graph overlay that doesn't obscure the data

I'm building an app that renders a line graph of the user's wellness over time. (For example:) It also needs to mark the days they took medication. Originally, I wanted to place a dot at the ...
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Why not use ellipsis to ask the user?

I'm using ellipsis in titles to ask the user. Something like this: I have also this alternative (more traditional): What do you think is the most intuitive for the user? Do you have another ...
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How to indicate SubTotal and Total in a chart or table

I'm trying to indicate a Subtotal (83% in the image below) and then a total (83+17=100) below that. Options I'm considering (but don't particularly like): The "sum" line above 83% Making the second ...
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How to increase trust and security feeling when collecting bank information

I have a site that needs to collect a user's bank username/password. This is obviously a big hurdle for someone to get over but we have to do that. I'm looking for ways, visually & textually, to ...
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Recommend an application that maps the menu architecture of a desktop/enterprise application

I want to map all the GUI menus in an application. For example, in Firefox: "New Tab > Open File > Open File dialog. Is there an application that can map this by analyzing the executable or code? Or ...
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Selected group item - How should collapsed group indicate selection?

Requirements: . selectable groups and items . click on the arrow expand and collapse groups . click on row selects the item or group . click on group row select all items within download ...
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Greying out or hiding information icons

I've seen a lot of posts here about greying out or hiding controls and menu items, but this question is about greying out or hiding informational icons in a selection list. I'm curious on your ...
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Best way to layout information to optimize readability

The application I am designing is a large table of information that is updating in real time. The rows in the table are live orders in the companies system, our users scan through the list items, ...
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What is the best compact chart format for a binary value over time?

I want to show a "success"/"failed" value on a chart in a compact space. Basically I have various processes that run every day. I want to show in a compact space the status history of each process. ...
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Regards to Records in a Table: Long Scrolling versus 1 > 2 > 3

There are some questions that have been asked along this topic; however, I did not find this exact question. I am having a disagreement with the technical architect on my team in regards to how to ...
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Add button as part of a custom carousel menu

A client wants a web app built where the user can add items to a 3*2 carousel. There would be arrow buttons on either side that make it slide to the next 6 items, and so on. However the design calls ...
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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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What does an information architect do?

Do they just create site navigations? Or do they have do to more? If so, what are the most important tasks an information architect has to do?
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Personal information in messages

Is it good to add some personal information (name, username or other) in success or error messages?
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Should the “Help” menu really be called Help?

Most of todays applications have a menu called Help as the last element in the menu bar. But many applications are using the Help menu as a general container for anything that does not fit into other ...
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Building search interfaces with a large number of options

I'm about to start developing a web interface to a search - it indexes a large number of items with a lot of metadata, so there is a need to enable searching in multiple ways over lots of data. There ...
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The right to remove an account, or change the username [duplicate]

The way web services handle account information, and allow (or disallow) account deletion, and respect their user's privacy is certainly a big part of the User Experience. As an experiment, I'm ...
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Should we show how many views a page has?

As part of a new site design I've put in the functionality to track and count unique page views. This is predominately used to create a list of popular articles and blog posts. Is there a negative or ...
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What is the right perspective for applications to talk from? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Your” vs “My” in user interfaces For example, the pictures folder on windows is called "my pictures", but an app might say "are you sure you'd like to delete that"? ...
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Do people really want to look at multiple windows at once?

I'm referring to Jakob Nielsen's alertbox from November 19, 2012. He complains about the lack of windows in Windows 8: Lack of Multiple Windows = Memory Overload for Complex Tasks One of the ...
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Collapsible content vs. static text for FAQ/Information page

I am designing a simple FAQ/information page. We already have one, which you can view here: http://merchantfuse.com/site/general EDIT Use this link for example As you can see we use collapsible ...
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Displaying a large data table in a mobile app

Does anyone have any suggestions for displaying a large data table in a mobile app? Some of the columns (the ones that are underlined) need to be able to be sorted when clicked. ...
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How should I determine where to place an application version number?

I'm developing a desktop application that requires an application number to be viewable in some way for our users. I am trying to determine what would be a good place for it that is meaningful to ...
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Forcing a workflow while making it easier for the user

I'm working on an internal webapp that requires users to Enter Meeting Notes. Currently, the users write their notes in a Word template, then copy/paste into one large text field in the app. The notes ...
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Giving users ability to change order of information on their profiles

I'd like to allow people to change the order of sections on their profiles. The idea is that if a person X has an impressive "Experience" section, while person Y has no experience but an interesting ...
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Less frequent but relevant information more seldom or more frequent but less relevant information more often?

In a project I’m participating in we are in a crucial crossroad. We’re discussing whether it’s better to fill an intranet with information, even if it’s not directly targeted at this particular user, ...
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Price ranges vs concrete price for 3rd party vendors

I'm building a website for a consulting firm that creates websites for its customers. In the website there is a small section that mentions a few hosting services as well as their prices (just for the ...
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A good way of displaying more information when something is clicked

For the sake of this question, assume that I am developing a monitoring platform for a power plant ( I am not actually doing that, but the situation is similar, so this assumption should work). ...
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Software UI: presentation and availability of optional information

I want to make the user of my software program feel comfortable with the new concepts being put before them. As part of this approach I have adopted the "information button" concept for most of the ...
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Show tooltip immediately or only after a click on the “i”

I've got a loan applicant form. All the fields are required and most of them got a describing tooltip. I struggle when it comes to the point how to show the tooltips. Hide them until a user clicks a ...
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How does a “mental model” relate to an information model

In UI design we often talk about "mental models" that users need to form. I'm wondering if there is a particular relationship between that mental model and the actual information model that the system ...