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Best practices for UI that introduces new users

I'm working on an onboarding UI to help new users get familiar with a web platform and I was thinking about some good ways to implement it. From what I have come across so far, it seems that many ...
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How to make enterprise information systems more engaging?

“The EPR-system is boring, nothing really happens, and it’s all dull.” I get these kind of claims from my clients, and they expect me to make their software more fun and engaging. The problem is, I ...
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Are there any guidelines for usability testing a Metro app?

How do I conduct usability test on a new Win-8 Metro application when the expected users don't have any experience on that platform? I'm going to test on PC and not on tablet.
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Where to notify someone of an empty list?

Let's say that you have an app and the home page of the app has icons (with text) to link to various actions. One of the actions would typically show you a list of objects that you are subscribed to. ...
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Should we be aware of bandwidth concerns given recent data-plan pricing changes?

Recently, it's been reported that mobile providers have decided to change the pricing models of their data plans (namely Verizon and AT&T, but perhaps even others; charge per GB of data used). ...
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Pros and cons of this forum main page, with checkboxes?

What are the pros and cons of a discussion forum main page that works like so: At the top of the page there's a list of forums and sub forums. Below the list of forums, there's a list of forum ...
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How to balance navigation menu hovering lagginess and usability?

I'm building a navigation menu with many icons. Hovering one icon, will expand a different sub-bar while hiding the others. The delay I've choosed of 180ms is to avoid the users to accidentally ...
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Is it suitable to change the design of a service over time?

When designing a web service is it acceptable to change the layout over time? For example when you first launch a service you may be introducing new concepts and relationships to the user which ...
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Icon to convey “New,” to be placed next to new features in a web-based app. Any successful precedents/examples? [closed]

I am needing to create an icon to flag new features in our site (such as proprietary search filters, to start). We'd like this to be consistent and recognizable for all kinds of new feature roll-outs ...