presenting a minimum amount of information or options to a user to maintain attention, allowing a user to complete more advanced or uncommon functions as they are more comfortable with an interface.

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How to fix an overwhelming UI for reporting with too many options?

I'm having a difficult time organizing the excessive number of listboxes for a report I've been asked to write. They want tons of filter options with multiple select lists. Is there a better way to ...
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Radio button and Progressive disclosure good practice

i have a form which is to be displayed on selection of a radio button. Will placing this form in between the radio buttons confuse the user? If yes, what would be a good practice to follow?
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Progressive reduction + disclosure to improve user experience

There has been a lot of discussion about the practice of progressive disclosure in reducing complexity for users both in terms of content and interactions. On the other hand progressive reduction has ...
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UE with Progressive Disclosure on a Calendar, or Control Move

I've got a quandary that I need some advice/help with. The issue is as follows. I'm currently working on an event calendar for a sports website where each 'event block' has an event title, and ...
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Is there any public research on effectiveness of activity indicators, progress bars, and progressive loading?

Activity indicators (spinning wheel) and progress bars are very common across many applications. A new approach I have noticed is when an application shows the containers of the page or content ...
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Why does Gmail hide email options under a '+' sign?

Why does Gmail website hide options like "links", "smileys" etc. under a '+' sign when there is clearly enough room along the footer? Am I missing something, or is google really pushing google+? ...
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Should expandable options lengthen the page or should space be left for them?

I'm working on a settings type page in a web portal. Most of the options are pretty simple, so the sections are pretty small (I'd post a pic if I had the reputation required), but I have advanced ...
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Options for progressively revealing conditional hierarchical complexity

The application I'm working on has a number of cases where the simple and most common use-case involves configuring a single object, but in some cases requires breaking the base object into ...
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Is there a proper name for the accordion-like stacked panels?

Essentially, it's a collection of panels, stacked towards the top. Each can be expanded or collapsed on its own. When a header is expanded, the headers below it "stick" to its bottom. This is in ...
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Showing/Hiding vs.Enable/Disabling form fields

I would like to know the benefits and drawback relative to form design of "dependent fields". For example, in my form I have a Marital Status field, and depending on it's value, I need to know the ...
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Encouraging the user to enter a value in an optional field?

This is a follow-up question from the previous question Case-study for hiding the optional fields? I have taken all the responses from my previous question and I have come up with this mockup, ...
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UI: Hover/focus to reveal controls?

We have profiles for our Web application holding a fair amount of data which takes up a lot of screen space. Each segment has related edit/remove buttons which clutter the screen and distract from ...
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Design Patterns for Discoverability

What are some tried and true design patterns for discoverability in UI/UX, where information or a feature isn't necessarily overt at first glance, but is discoverable by using the interface through ...
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What are the UX strengths and weaknesses of Google+? [closed]

Google Plus is a new product from Google that seems to be a Facebook-like social application. It also seems to supercede Google Buzz. It is sort of integrated into GMail. It offers a number of UX ...
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Should new users be offered a different interface than existing customers?

I'm considering using progressive disclosure techniques to introduce new users to our product, presenting features and tasks in a timely manner until they have used the product a few times. Once the ...
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How to represent an ignore option for a control such as a ListBox

In this application there are several screens that guide a user through filling out criteria meant to complete specific queries. In order to facilitate the selection of multiple items we have created ...
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Progressive Validation and Disclosure

I am trying to find an example of progressive validation. We have a UI for a a visual editor where a user does things like indicate dimensions in pixels or percent. The editor properties are in sets ...
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Should disabled options ever be hidden?

Comments from this question prompted me with this other usability proposal. In my opinion, tt's a bad idea to hide disabled options. I like to see all the available options regardless whether some ...
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Hiding information when a user has expressed a reason for visiting a website

In the process of implementing an registration page that will be seen by two types of users (those registering to buy from the site, and those registering to sell on the site). The current ...
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Dynamic required field validation

Let say we have a form with 50 or so elements. It is a data entry form and is in the format the user is expecting based on standardized industry paperwork. My question is should required fields ...