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Mac OS X Finder's UX drawbacks

As you may know, there is no way for a newbie user to find out how they can do a very simple task in Mac OS X, I mean, rename a file/folder. There is no sign for it, there is no option when you right ...
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What are some solid practices for product walkthroughs?

I'm on the starting side of a six month UX engagement and it's a contractor's dream - a complete tear down of the old messaging, including the public facing website. One of the big things that we have ...
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Challenge: I want to assign a task to a user with dependencies

Been wrecking my brain on this for several weeks now. Suppose I am a project manager. I have a task in a series of tasks that I need people to complete. A task can't start until one or more tasks are ...
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Enquiry sent without connection

In a mobile app, I have a section which contains a short form to let people contact me. They are able to write their name, email, company, and the reason they want to contact me. I happen to ...
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Why has Google decided to use custom scrolling on its new Inbox website? [on hold]

Does it add a better experience for the user or does it help Google to have more control over the information presented to the user? Or just something else? What is the logic behind this decision to ...
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Multi-threaded Instant Messenger UX Implications

My manager recently brought the following "alternative" instant messaging thesis to my attention. As I understand it, the point is to allow for multiple "topic" instant messaging threads: "In this ...
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Both swipe from left and swipe from right navigation in the same app; is it a good choice?

I'm designing the interaction and UI for a RWD e-commerce page. On tablet and mobile front page there has to be a hidden place for: list of categories shopping card login/register + open shop panel ...
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Dealing with overlaps in dynamically changing positions

My question is similar to this one. I have a line graph made using c3js. When the user alters some parameters through sliders, the line will be replotted. I have also created a custom legend (per ...
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How to handle change in data types and relevant data values against it

On my UI, user can change data type from drop down menu and enter a value against it. User can also change data type and data value at anytime. Now let’s say, user has selected String data type and ...
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Responsive Grid View with Hover layer

I have a grid layout which has an hover state which reveals information that are crucial as below. The Content of each Grid Item Dish Name Dish Photo Rating Chef Name Chef Photo Chef Location ...
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What's the use of allowing to copy empty string to clipboard? [duplicate]

Typical applications that allow copying text to clipboard only enable "Copy" action when there's some nonempty chunk of text selected, otherwise Ctrl-C has no effect. Not so with MS Visual Studio ...
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Google UX flaw? switching placement of Videos and Images

Google offers the possibility to search for several different types of media/information: Web, Images, Video, Maps, etc. Lately I noticed that these choices for other types of information is ...
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Indicating user-independent updates

I have a system with many users, who can edit data and I distribute those updates on the fly to all logged on users of the system, so they don't have to explicitly load them. I do this to increase ...
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Is the button placement in Linkedin's new invitation dropdown correct?

Accidentally I deleted one of the invitation in Linkedin. The problem there was the delete invitation button is aligned to the icon which opens new invitation drop down. Is it a right UX practice? ...
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Can users login and register via the same form?

In designing my project I've toyed with having the login and registration in the same form. The inputs for the details needed to login would be there initially, and if the user presses the register ...
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Change long “continue without saving” button to say “skip”?

I'm working on a project and I found what I think is an issue. The product is a kind of web editor. After making some changes, I go to change the page and get a confirmation dialog that says: "Page ...
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Should a form's back button save the data entered before navigating backwards

I have a five page form: 3 data entry pages, a confirmation, and an submission success page. I am to insert a back button on the middle 3 pages, no problem. However, there is no specified behavior ...
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How best to create a link/relationship between multiple elements of a webpage?

My current UI looks something like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups A 3 column layout with a list of tasks with titles/details in the middle. I need ...
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Best way to populate multiple lists from a shared data source

I'm trying to design a UI wherein a person is moved from a list of people into one of four mutually exclusive groups. Each group needs to be shown on screen (there are typically less than 15 people in ...
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What impact should be expected from the inclusion of mandatory user surveys?

Our sales/marketing team are desperate to know more about specific customers (for example: "How large is your company?"). We are considering implementing a mandatory survey after logon with three ...
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Including interaction on a graph

I'm doing some design work for a client on an iOS app and I've got a question about adding interactivity to a graph. It's a wine app and the idea is a user answers some questions and the app creates ...
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Effectiveness of Dashboard in relation to time on site

Is there any research/insight to dashboard effectiveness? In my personal experience I do not spend lot of time reading through different content on the website. Lot of things depends on the dynamic ...
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How can I show 2 different products, see both of them but interact just with one first and THEN switch to another one?

Ok, this is my first question here, please forgive me for the long text :) Let's consider we have 2 products to show: product A and product B. They are the result of a process I asked someone else ...
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Is the use of hamburger button in Google material design an example of a bad user experince?

I have constantly found numerous issues with hamburger button, like: People tend to show a lot of options with them. It takes atleast twice as many taps to change sections. Hamburger button is also ...
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Is it really much helpful for users to provide them multiple options to sign-up or sign-in?

I had created account on a website some months ago and today to wanted to login again but I now I don't remember which method I had used first time to create account. If I would try the option ...
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screen-less interfaces

this question is derived from a personal battle with technology; why don't commonplace wifi and bluetooth devices have interfaces that provide more feedback than just if the device is on or off? is ...
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Hardware permissions in browsers

We're building an app that allows people to upload or record their voice or video using HTML5 (not flash). We've run into a problem where users can't seem to find the button to allow the app to use a ...
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Different actions in page menu

I'm creating a new menu for a web site which consists of several labeled icons which when clicked give a drop down sub menu. Due to the content, some of the main menu options do not necessitate a drop ...
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What is the best solution for allowing an edit of individual activities in a calendar pop-up window?

What is the best solution for allowing an edit of individual activities in a calendar pop-up window? We tried listing the activity code as a link for each activity, but that has visual problems with ...
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Split pane on mobile application, does bottom pane have to take up whole screen

I'm currently developing a UI for a tablet application (portrait view) The client asked us to split the application into two panes, where the left side is a preview pane, and the right side gives the ...
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Should a web service assign users an auto generated email address or let them pick their own?

I’m building a web service, that assigns a private email address to users and lets them email their content to it. I want the email address to be easy to remember, so they can use it from any system. ...
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Indicating object (of varying shape and size) is selected on a touch interface

What is the best way to indicate that an object (of varying shape and size) is currently selected in a touch interface such as the one below?
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How to show remaining time?

I'm developing a Q&A product. Answering form works like this: Each question has 2 answer slots. If you're writing an answer, you can take your time, but after a few seconds of not writing, a ...
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Best way to overlay flat icon over a rich image in tablet applcation

What would you say is the best way of overlaying an flat icon over a image in a mobile application. I've tried fiddling around with the opacity on both images but they don't seem usable yet. Are there ...
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What's the deal with the “Shake to send feedback” on Google Maps for Android? [closed]

Google Maps for Android has a feature by which shaking the device opens a "send feedback" dialog. This baffles me. What could possibly be the rationale behind this? Why would one want to shake the ...
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Best UI for setting multiple options

I've got a web app that uses canvas drawings. I'm now adding a feature that lets users choose their preferences for the drawings' style. This necessitates a separate UI. At this point, I've got to ...
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Process wizard indicator on Windows phone

I'm designing a 4 step process on windows phone porting from iOS. The process has 4 steps in it, with multiple different micro-processes on each screen. Can anyone point me to an example pattern on ...
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Should a site have a built in 'tour' for new sign ups?

I am about to launch my site. I am not a professional programmer. I am a doctor who likes to code. The site will be aimed at fellow doctors in my speciality and takes the form of a social network ...
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Microsoft Windows Dialog: No Close Button Scenario(s)

Windows Dev Center states: "Dialog boxes always have a Close button...Don't disable the Close button. Having a Close button helps users stay in control by allowing them to close windows they don't ...
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Why do numbers on a keyboard increase bottom to top, but on a phone they increase top to bottom? [duplicate]

On a keyboard: 7 8 9 4 5 6 1 2 3 0 On a phone: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Why are they different?
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How to document multiple interactions

Is there a best practice on how to document complex or layered interactions like the ones used in the native Mail app of iOS8? How is it possible to document in a clear way complex interactions and ...
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What is the point of list-style-type?

In CSS we have different list-style options. For example: ol.decimal {list-style-type: decimal;} ol.upper-roman {list-style-type: upper-roman;} ol.lower-alpha {list-style-type: lower-alpha;} ...
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Should I enable hover dropdowns?

I was reading this article about tips & tricks for Bootstrap 3 and it has a trick for a hover dropdown (so you don't have to click before a menu pops up). Should I enable this? Is it generally ...
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Are there any established design patterns for complex product configuration?

Thanks for looking! Background I am a software engineer (not a UX designer) and am helping a very good manufacturing client redesign their online store. This particular manufacturer sells products ...
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Working groups, 2 different approaches

I am building a working group module for a CRM. The goal of the module is allowing user to share anything under a specific domain. With working group module users can create: A sales team A projet ...
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Creating a control panel allowing users to control logic used for automation of tasks?

I am working on a web application. To put it mildly it has issues. I have performed my stakeholder interviews and am towards the end of the contextual inquiry. I have two different user types. The ...
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Job application. Design without background information?!

I applied for a UX job, and I got a task to complete to show my skills... I got a task to redesign one screen of their app, and they didn't give me any user researches, personas, user ...
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How to indicate you can add new elements by drag&drop-ing them from menu?

My app can be compared to UML modeling tool - it has a workspace and a navbar full of new elements that can be drag&drop-ped to the workspace. How do I indicate the drag&drop workflow? Or is ...
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Wizards: should pages with no options the user can change be shown?

I have an install wizard for product X with steps A > B > C>...>G, where C has a single drop-down selector. The drop-down selector in C either has one option, or many options: this is determined by ...
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Link states – should keyboard focus replicate hover or active

I realise that this question may be quite specific CSS-wise, but it feels more like a UX question than a StackOverflow one. My question is should links have a :focus state that replicates their ...