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Does leaving a field blank - mean “everyone”

I'm beating myself up over this one, since we had just that discussion today. We were arguing why a customer was eager to pay a week of work for something that could be trained. And to me it’s pretty ...
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Should “Customer Service” be considered a function of user experience?

Despite the efforts of UI and UX professionals, users sometimes get stuck, or experience bugs using software. I think we can agree that their frustration is an indicator of bad user experience. Yet, a ...
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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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Interaction pattern for creating/editing organization hierarchy; assigning people to groups in hierarchy

I'm looking for an Interaction pattern for creating/editing organization hierarchy and assigning people to groups in the hierarchy. For example, the app's users will need to define a hierarchical ...
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Why do webpages scroll vertically instead of horizontally?

It is a common convention that webpages scroll up and down instead of right to left, but all printed material that's not written on rolls of toilet paper 'scrolls' horizontally. Why did the web break ...
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Graphically displaying a conversation between more than two people

I'm working on a project that involves displaying a text-only conversation between anywhere from two to ten or more people. The reader will be either zero or one of the participants. The main UI will ...
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What is the best way to visualize an org chart when people have multiple responsibilities?

I have asked the following question on stackoverflow around modeling an org chart. This focused on the DB modeling details, etc but I want to ask a related question here focusing purely on the user ...
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Passive tabs on a drop down navigation menu?

Asumming I have the case of a menu where I have several options in only some categories (products): Should I always put some content on the button "Products"? Or I can skip it so people go to ...
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Best way to organize data gathered during research?

What is the best and most scientific way to organize all the qualtative data gathered during research? I think this is important because with easy to understand research and data, it will be difficult ...
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Organising Spices for Cooking

In my kitchen I use a variety of spices, both powders and loose whole spices, numbering maybe 30 or 40 individual ingredients. Each one needs to be kept separate and reasonably well sealed while also ...
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Shouldn't we separate UX from 'UX integration'?

I have been doing research on how software development organisations adapt UX practices as natural part of their processes and accept it in the whole organisation, what some researchers including me ...
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Do training groups sit under or parallel to UX groups?

So we all know the goal of UX is to develop simple designs that require little training. However some complex system just require training, no matter how well the UI is designed. My question is should ...
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How to handle lists with 10,000+ entries?

I'm working on a feature that will allow administrators to manage lists of resources (people, vehicles) that number in the thousands. One client even has over a million entries. Making a simple list ...
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Spacing of items inside a panel (WrapPanel)

Many sites and applications using WrapPanel to display your items. Items are queued from left to right and when there is no more space tend to skip to the next line. For Example: What is the ...
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Display temporary action in table

I have a table with a bunch of data in it that needs to be reviewed by a manager. The requirement is when they review a line of data (ie, a customer order), they can click something to indicate ...
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What are the conventions for keyboard shortcuts in Windows and OSX?

Keyboard shortcuts in Windows appear to follow some sort of convention based on the modifier key, but I can't figure out precisely what it is. Here is my current best guess: Ctrl often execute ...
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Are there any UI pattern sites with a bookmarklet / selective screen capture (think Skitch) tool?

For over a year now I've been trying to get into all of these UI pattern sites, but the fundamental flaw I've found across the board is the level of effort it takes to create/post styles you come ...
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Design patterns for unstructured storage and search of information

The prevalence of tags seems to have helped drive a trend towards unstructured storage of information, and instead supporting unstructured or intelligent search features to help retrieve stored ...
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Date in the url

I am in the early stages of a web site where I post every week. each post has a file. I thought it was better not to include the date in the name of the file and that makes the url the same way. I try ...
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Best way for users to explore non-visual content

I'm working on a project that offers a library of content to choose from. The challenge is that the content is purely textual. My users will roughly know what they want, but they'll also want to ...
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Folders with one option vs the one option alone

I am designing a site for a school and I have reached a problem: I am putting teachers' websites (where the teachers post homework) under folders by the class they teach. However, some classes are ...
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to have or to not have multiple categories [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Including unique content under multiple navigation trees It's simple - how visitors respond to one product/item placed in multiple categories? Is it considered as ...
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Organize a social network by age

Would it be a good idea to organize a new social network by age? This social network is intended to organize activities for people to go out home and meet new friends. For example, ages would be ...
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Managing/organizing a portfolio of UX for a company

Working as a full-time UX professional for a company, after a while you can build up many projects that should also be kept track of and watched carefully. If you think about a site as having an ...
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Should the UX team be organizationally with IT or Product Management?

I'm a UX veteran but new to company that has a Product management team. There is often questions about UX being under Product instead of the IT area. What are your thoughts? If it helps, my UX team ...
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How to organise navigation items with quasi parent-child relationships

I'm looking for an effective way to organise navigation items where some items are closely related to another in the same list. This is how they're currently listed: Home Users Teams Products Groups ...
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Self registration vs. Admin registration

We are building a web system where each organization/institution has an account to manage credits (pricing). Each institution can then have individual users (with separate logins) that use the same ...
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How to display large amounts of data on one page with existing tabs as navigation?

I have a web application that uses the left navigation for major functionality and tabs for displaying different information within a function. One function is to enroll in something. There are ...
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Main menu organization and usability patterns

I have a main menu at my application. We are refactoring the UI of the application, and we are thinking about reorganize the menu items. We are considering 2 options: leave as it's alpha sort ...
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Should you separate Pictures and Video or is it better to have a multimedia section?

Is there any research or case studies regarding combining pictures and video into one page (multimedia section) is better (or worse) than separating the two into individual sections?
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Organizing UX bookmarks folder [closed]

I enjoy stumbling upon the web for finding great and inspirational UX resources which I bookmark for future reference. I think I have a well organized UI & Design bookmark folder tree that ...
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Website Navigation Setup [closed]

So I just started trying to design a site that I'm self hosting. I want to base it on WordPress, but it's complicated. I have WordPress, Owncloud, MediaWiki, and some other content installed in ...
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Best way to combine object selection and object editing in a dialog

There might potentially be a very straight forward solution to this, but I'm can't see it, hence the question. I'm wondering what is the best way to structure a dialog where the user can select items ...
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Organizing folder logically [closed]

(I don't know if this is a valid question for this website and I am sorry if this isn't.) I always have problems organizing my important data into folders logically. I wish to organize it such that I ...
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Name for specific design type instance

So if you look at my little visual example below, the format on top I assume would just be technically referred to as a Grid or Tabular format, but if you were to break each of those rows out and make ...
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UI pattern for organizing/categorization where items can become a category?

The picture below show pretty much where I am right now, category on the left & in my app I can drag items in categories & move it like that. The issue I have right now is that an Item can be ...
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Organizing content using tabs and sidebar

In my customers dashboard (web), they can select products and see their respective stats, edit them... This is organized like this on PC: download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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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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What is a good visual format for a “show” page?

Let's say the user clicks on something that is an entity in the system. In my case, it's a template for a course that students take. On this screen, I want to show various properties of the template ...
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Folders and Tagging pattern for a shared files?

I'm developing a user interface for an enterprise product that has programs that are created, run, and shared by members of an organization (i.e. a company). I want users to be able to easily find ...