A profile is a dataset which describes a user of a system. Examples of information stored might include biographical information, contact details, an avatar, or data about activity or content associated with the user.

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Profile Picture, Circular? Square?

I have been reviewing standards that show the benefits of using circular pictures. We recommended this option to a client but the developer raised concerns over cropping. The developer mention when ...
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A different profile photo for each user's role?

I'm building an app where a user may have many different roles. Each role is distinct and each role will be shown in different parts of the application to other users. I had thought to give users the ...
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Should I seperate profiles and pages or not?

I am working on a social networking site, currently there are two types of pages: profiles and pages. They are separated similarly to how they are on Facebook. My question is if separating them (like ...
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Profile Header Layouts [closed]

Alright, so I'm designing the header of profiles, however I'm having a bit of a hard time with it. So, I have come here to ask for some tips on what to do. So, it is a box at the top of the profile. ...
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What is the best location to place an identity context control (avatar, name, sign out button)

I'm working on a (web) design that implements both an identity (user) context, and an organization context -- similar in the way that GitHub allows you to log in as yourself, then be a member of one ...
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Best design for profile page? [closed]

I am building a website where students can register themselves build their profiles. These profiles could be viewed by registered institutions to see if they are a right fit for them and invite them ...
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Localization - Images and welcome message based on City's famous places and location? [closed]

We are creating a product where localization is needed. Following are the requirements for localization: As soon as someone open the product; it should show the image of the city's famous place, ...
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Why do profile pictures overlap banner images in most websites?

Why is it that every social application has the user's avatar fully or partially overlapping the user's banner/cover image? The same thing happens with pages also.
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Is there a downfall to using collapsible panels for a contacts list, rather than linking to an additional profile page?

Right now our site has a Contacts page with a list of contact profile names which link to a separate profile page. My team suggested we design an accordion style (expand/ collapse) list for our ...
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Why use the “last seen” feature?

Stack Exchange websites have a feature called "Last seen some time ago". What is the real purpose of this? And why do social networks like Google+ or Facebook don’t have it? And what are the pros ...
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How to efficiently show lots of profile data in a glance?

We're in the process of creating an International Directory System for our Employees (which would provide details of Employees - summary of their education, experience, contact, and social media ...
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The Profile Page at Work?

In social networking applications it's pretty obvious that the profile page tells others who a user are, and what her views are. That's how Facebook originally started its service: a users wall. When ...
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Where would users expect to undo a major account change that was made outside of user profile page?

I operate a website for a facility that hosts a public resource for researchers. You can think of it as a shared computing facility. The website hosts several web-based tools that allows users to ...
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Professional network site: best approach to hierarchical user interests using acts with tagggable gem

I have an interesting problem that pertains to UX. I have a QA website for doctors who specialise in respiratory medicine. It's a Rails app and I use the acts as taggable gem for user interests tags ...
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What should be allowed in full name in a sign up form?

Building an international web app like Quora or twitter to serve many countries. What should be allowed for person's name in profile. Only one full name field or first name and last name How many ...
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Are avatars needed where the user isn't the focal point of the product

I'm building an app where user's vote/rate on restaurant dishes. The objective for visitors in general is to find which dishes are worth trying/not trying. In a app like this should there be an option ...
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How to handle blank state on profile pages?

What are some good examples of empty / half-filled out profile pages? Say the user filled out all the required fields, but not the optional ones. How do you handle these situations design-wise? Also, ...
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multiple 'profile pics' per user?

In my social network, I would like to give each user an option to enter 1 Then throughout the site Whenever the user is shown, with (traditionally) their profile pic -- I would show one random pic of ...
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Progressive Profile Capture

Can someone please point me in the right direction of research on progressive info collection? Seen in apps like Match and LinkedIn where they ask a few questions, then later prompt for more. ...
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What is the name for the technique used on Yammer, LinkedIn etc profile pages?

The technique I mean is where the profile page will say "You have completed 60% of your profile, fill in your x, y and z to get to 100%". I think this is a very powerful technique but I can't remember ...
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Should the user's password field be included (with all the hassle) on the settings page?

What is the best implementation of changing user settings with respect to the password change? I have a rails app, and if a user goes to the "update profile" page, the password field has to be re-...
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Is there value in a user profile photo for an enterprise app?

I have an app that helps users get thing done - sort of an ERP for a particular vertical. There is quite a bit of interaction in there among users, but it's not a social app. Is there value in a ...
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iOS - Create Username / Validate? Email? [closed]

So this question is whether or not to use a username or email @signup for an iOS application. I referred a little to this article Registration: Username and password or email and password but wanted ...
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Gender neutral photos for users who don't yet have a profile picture

I am administering a web application that has male and female users. Currently, the default user photo is: I don't like this because it seems rather masculine and gives me the impression that the ...
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Avatar vs Profile Picture vs Display Picture

I have noticed that on message boards, that we use the name avatar for the picture on our profiles. On Facebook and Twitter they are called profile pictures, and on Skype it is called Display Picture. ...
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Why should a user complete a user profile?

In the design and implementation of user profile UI, the following questions seem unavoidable: What is the benefit to the user of completing a profile page? What is the benefit to the site? Why ...
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Profile image authority? (Facebook, LinkedIn or Gravatar)

There are various profile images available from APIs (such as Facebook, Gravatar, LinkedIn, etc). In some cases (many CRM systems for example), you can pull all of these images into your site via APIs....
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Forms: Is it right to show empty fields in an info page?

In an application i am designing, there is a form, where the user completes the fields and some of them might remain empty (not filled by the user). Then we have the info page showing all these fields ...
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What is a good size for profile pictures?

I'm trying to implement profile pictures on a site that I'm working on, and I'm wondering what is a good size for the pictures (what users should upload and what the picture will be ultimately resized ...
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Why do ATM's not adjust to the user?

There are lot of questions on here about cash machines, and the poor user experience around them. The question is, Why Don't Cash Machine Automatically Adjust to the Person Using It? For example, ...
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Are users reading full-length biographies?

Often times when browsing the web there are multiple instances of pre-filled celebrity bios pulled either form Wikipedia or some sort of information database. This I find occurs mostly on media based ...
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Does adding a twitter feed from the CEO increase conversion rate of a website?

I'm thinking of adding a live twitter feed from the CEO to the company profile page. Do you know of any research about adding this to an e-commerce site? I'm asking as twitter is most commonly used ...
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How to handle many data related to the user(profile)?

I want to create profiles for employees which hold all their personal data; general data, vacations, salary details, etc... All in all it's about 30 categories. I have tried to create a different tab ...
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Examples of websites catering to two different profiles? [closed]

I'm developing a new digital product, and am designing the home page now. I am looking for some samples of ideas of how, in a single home page, to cater to two different profiles, like: employee and ...
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User profile design for mobile appliation

Above is a sample user profile summary section for a taxi booking app that I've been working on. It seemed flawed conceptually for several reasons. The icon on the left is meant to represent the ...
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Maximum Profile Image Size

I need to store profile pictures on our servers. The profile pictures will be used on the web and mobile devices. The largest use is 400 x 400 pixels. On high res devices that's 800 x800. Should I ...
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Should 'site default' be an option in a select list?

An example: a user can choose the number of items per page when pagination is used. The choices could be predefined or free to choose. Should I provide an option like 'site default (10)', noting that ...
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What's the best way to show multiple connected social media accounts in a user profile?

I'm currently redesigning a member profile page and wondered if anyone had a creative way to show having multiple connected/authorized social media accounts linked to their profile. For example, I ...
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What are appropriate fields for a job board profile? [closed]

I'm not sure if this fits quite into the category of UX, however I'm currently in the process of designing and developing a job board site for a specific industry which also gives employers the ...
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User settings pages: is it better to ask the user to Connect to external networks (eg. Twitter) or simply provide dumb fields?

We're finally building user profiles on our site (gelaskins.com) and we'd like to allow our users/artists to publicly display their external networks like Twitter & Instagram. Is it considered bad ...
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Something similar to endorsements?

I'm looking for suggestions on the endorsements of skills in LinkedIn. It will be used on a corporate platform where profiles have 1 or more skills. Ideas so far are: "+1" or "like" (with a thumb up)....
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Best practices for content placeholders?

I'm currently designing a Profile page that requires users to add a variety of items using forms (different forms for each section). When they first create their account, the Profile will be ...
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Best way to prompt user for additional demographic info?

Trying to better profile our donors for marketing purposes. Short pop up survey? Append to registration? Email? But most people disregard such emails as spam, and adding an additional field to ...
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How important is it to show profile picture of a person in the header?

More and more social platforms have your name, after login, in the top right corner next to an arrow or icon where one can access settings, log out and other items. In many cases I also see the usage ...
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Balance between mandatory fields and optional fields

I am working on the project part of which is building a user profile page that is used to collect some information from the user so that this can be used to display better matching results for that ...
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How to enhance user profile information (add a user nickname) after the fact?

One of the websites I administer has had an active user registration and log in for a long time, which was mostly used to confirm users and send merchandise. So far, there has been no user to user ...
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Denoting a Premium User

I'm working on a website where we have users' avatars pulled from their Facebook profile picture and sized down to a thumbnail. Now that users can upgrade to premium memberships to unlock advanced ...
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What is a great way to display a user's email address in a small amount of horizontal space (in a user card)?

I'm designing an area of an app that needs to display users in a certain group. To save space while providing larger (more recognizable photos), I've decided to use a "card" style with photo above ...
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Is it ok to incorporate engine-calculation and user-improvements-votes into one relevancy grade?

Our product provides search functionality as well as profile viewing. Each profile is assigned with engine-calculated tags, with a relevancy score. Example: Profile JohnDoe is assigned the tag UX with ...
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How to wireframe an efficient UI when the project manager refuses to spend time to conduct user research?

I often have to face this situation. I'm asked to wireframe UIs without having any information about the final users (their profiles, needs, preferences, and key tasks). First, I usually study ...