When faced with a design decision in which one option is more intuitive, and the other is more efficient, what guideline should be used to prioritize one desideratum over the other?
What's the most user-friendly way to provide tagging functionality to a website? I like SE's tagging system: You can use type it in but there's also autocomplete It shows each tag separately It's ...
I always thought that content-centric was the easiest for people to deal with, i.e. "I want to change this document", and not "Let's run this app so I can then change that document". It seems that ...
Normal checkboxes are easy, they have a checked state, and an unchecked state. But how do you go about indicating a third state for a tri-state checkbox? Is it too difficult for the user to discover ...
Similar to Stefan's most intuitive delete icon question. I'm designing a web app that allows users favorite pages. A lot of big sites use either a heart or star symbol -Which one is most intuitive? ...
Say I have a drop down with a full employee name and an ID, comma delimited... Some users may want to sort the values in this dropdown differently, in this example we'll say they may want to sort ...
One feature I can't understand is the minimize to desktop button. I can't imagine why it is more intuitive to put it as this little tiny transparent strip on the bottom right hand side instead of ...
The other day I was discussing outliner behavior and thought I'd bring it over to this venue. Consider the following outline: Now, let's say I want to decrease the depth of I.A ("First Point") to ...
I want to let the user toggle a column heading to sort a grid by a date field. How can I make ASC/DSC intuitive?
I want to let the user toggle a column heading to sort a grid by a date field. How can I make the ascending/descending dichotomy intuitive? EDIT: I was looking for date-column specific solutions.
We've been having a discussion in the office surrounding a login page we're developing for a new web application. The web application is in intranet-based application, and is mainly used by users who ...
How is intuitive defined in terms of UI? Are there any studies about what objective and measurable qualities make a user interface intuitive? What design principles, patterns, or approaches are most ...
Everyone knows the famous quote (by Bruce Ediger or Steve Jobs, I'm not sure): The only "intuitive" interface is the nipple. After that it's all learned. It's an amusing gem, but is it really ...