Questions about how a system informs the user its state or status. How and what a system tells a user about the state of the system can have a meaningful impact on the system's usability.

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How should I handle deleting a role when there are still users with it assigned

I presume this is a pretty common problem but I can never decide the best way to do it. Simple system. It has users, users can be a assigned a role. Roles are defined by the admin users. The ...
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Is there a better way to show 3 states of 2 types of data?

We are writing a web-based testing application where the user (teacher) can't move on to the next step in the process until all students (a young age group) have completed 2 separate tests. First all ...
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UI pattern for showing progress of concurrent tasks?

This is in the context of a desktop application. Typically if you fire off a request to some back end server then it is nice to be able to show some sort of progress indicator in say the status with ...
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Number of UX professionals in the UK

I am having big trouble getting hold of an estimation of the number of UX professionals in the UK. Tried the UKPA, ONS, Data.gov etc but no trace of relevant data. Is anyone able to guide me towards ...
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Which symbols to show availability status for online gaming ? [closed]

I'm redesigning the UI of an online multiplayer game where the red and green colors already carry important meanings, thus they can't be used along with the orange to denote users who are "actively ...