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How should a field in read-only be indicated from a usability perspective?

As the question states - How should a field in read-only mode be indicated? Should it be just a label, some very light grey background behind it, or something else? Is there any user research that ...
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Is it a good or bad idea for a video player to have the play button in the top-left corner?

Do you think it is a good or idea and why? Also, why do you think Comedy Central (e.g., The Daily Show) put their play button in the top-left corner instead of the middle?
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When are clear/reset actions in forms useful?

I was wondering when a "Clear" / "Reset" action in a form is needed. Example at the bottom right. What would be a common scenario for needing a "Clear" / "Reset" action? When would a "Clear" ...
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Does A Slider Control UI Element Like This Exist — The Joystick Slider?

A standard slider, such as an html5 <input type ="range"/> or its many javascript-enhanced brethren, works by providing a handle that you slide between two endpoints, typically with your mouse ...
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What is the logic of showing the number of messages that the user has not read?

Ok, I have a mail icon for the message system. Whenever there is a new incomming message , the system will count the number of UNREAD messages & show that number on top of the mail icon. It look ...
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Accepting multiple Terms and Conditions at once

I am working on a mobile and web form. There are a few products X, Y, Z under an umbrella product, let's call it XYZ. Is there a way for accepting multiple Terms and Conditions by placing all of them ...
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Does a social timeline makes sense?

As the social networks have increased, there are several scripts and plugins to display a chronological social timeline from various networks. Is it possible to use a social timeline on your ...
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1-column vs n-column timelines / news feeds

Facebook's news feed employs a 1-column layout, whereas Google+ employs multi-columns, depending on the width of the browser. (It appears it's between 1-3 columns). Pinterest have many. Are there ...
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How are alternating illustrations experienced?

In our website redesign we are considering using alternating illustrations at the top of each landing page. This was a suggestion from Marketing to make the pages a little more interesting for each ...
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Maximun number of page scrolls (or swipes) on mobile website

I'm trying to find some numbers / data / studies / testing that uncovers the maximum number of scrolls (swipes) that should be used on a mobile site in determining page length. I know the typical best ...
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What is the best time to create Usability Goals (or Criteria) for your application/website and on what basis?

We know the characteristics of UI being: Effectiveness Efficiency Error Prevention Memorability Ease of learning Satisfaction While evaluating our design against these measures, it makes sense ...
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Best Method for Adding Ingredients

I have a recipe application that has a "Add Your Recipe" feature that's current implementation looks like this: Some notes: Upon clicking "Add Ingredient", a ingredient form is added. Same for ...
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Which is better option Create/Save for Activity and Circle? [closed]

I want to create an Activity as well as Circle for networking. Which button will be suitable 'Create' or 'Save'.
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Placeholders for format in address form

I am creating an address form and want to add placeholders to the fields to display the format of what the user needs to enter. For email addresses, phone numbers and credit card details this is ...
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ajax loader (spinner or progress bar) where to place it? [closed]

I have a web page (web app ?) where users click on some buttons and we fire an ajax call which then eventually updates some elements of the page. I am thinking of putting an indicator (spinner) of ...
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How to effectively paginate many objects

We used to have a table interface which showed 1-10 on load and had the pages listed all the way from 2, 3, 4, ... n. We would like to re-design this interface to support scrolling of objects much ...
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“Important” Items Box versus Pinned Items

I am designing an application which has panel with a list of items. The items in the list can be re-ordered by drag and drop: The number of items in the list has the potential to be very large. In ...
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“About me” -field usage in web app

I am creating a web application for college students where they can share their timetable and help each other in studies and courses. We are in the process of designing the profile of a user. However, ...
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Name and Company - One field or Two?

I am laying out a form on a website with the typical name & address fields. While I've done this a number of times, I have began to try and trim fields from my forms that will be on smaller ...
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Is there a good reason to have HTML and PDF version of TOS?

We have our Terms of service available as HTML and PDF. Is there a good reason to keep providing PDF version? It's extra work: Several languages Privacy policy / tos Room for mistakes between html ...
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Does having different functionality for the same button on different screen cause a usability issue?

Within two different screens of a product I'm designing I would like to use an icon for a secondary action. In both screens using an icon with an X in it seems the most logical choice, although the ...
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Functionality of a form that receives bids for an item. What's best?

I have a form that receives bids for items. It is shown below: In green you can see the price for the current winner bid, below, the minimum increase for the next bid (in the case of the image, the ...
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Ordered Grids And Live Updates

My web app displays a simple table. Users can order their data by clicking on the column headers (quite standard). We now are making background calls (ajax) so that data we are displaying might ...
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jQuery AutoSuggest or Dropdown for Data Input

We are working on an improvement to a project that requires users to enter their state, city, and street to get a result back based off what they entered. The current model asks users to freeform type ...
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Is Inner scroll on pop up to show history/log a bad UX practice

I've to show a history/log of user actions in a pop up for that particular user along with other information. I thought of showing latest 5 actions and place a "more" button. this "more" button will ...
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What is the best way to ask users for multiple passwords?

I am creating an app which includes payments and by following banking regulations I need to ask the users for a four-digit password as well as an OTP (one-time PIN sent to the user's phone) every time ...
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Effectiveness of Dashboard in relation to time on site

Is there any research/insight to dashboard effectiveness? In my personal experience I do not spend lot of time reading through different content on the website. Lot of things depends on the dynamic ...
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Visualizing version-controlled hierarchical data

What would be the best way to visualize versioned hierarchical data in an interactive application? Let's say we have the following hierarchical data, where the capital letters identify the objects, ...
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Mobile Site Usability

What are some of the tools to use for testing the mobile site UI and UX? My company has a desktop site and now we have decided to build a mobile website. We have tested our desktop site with services ...
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Is there a correct UI pattern for advanced search?

I'm working for a company redesigning the searching interaction for a business application. Currently the only way for users to search through a huge dataset is through a collection of about 15 ...
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Any best practices or examples of mix and match functionality on a fashion e-commerce?

I'm trying to design this feature, but so far not much luck finding any decent implementations of this feature. one example is http://www.bonarium.com but even that is pretty basic. what would the ...
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Positioning of live chat window on webpage

Where is the best place for a live chat window on a webpage, so it doesn’t hinder the user’s navigation?
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What are the best ways to get SUS score on mockups?

Can we just showcase static mockups to users and as them to respond to SUS questionnaire? Or, is it good to provide a clickable mockups so that they can get a feel of the workflow? Do we have any ...
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Is an off-canvas slideout menu usable when placed on the bottom-right instead of the top-left?

As I'm going into CSS frameworks(Toast, Yaml ,Bootstrap, Foundation, etc) I've hooked into the usability of navigation menus when viewed in smaller screens, some frameworks convert it into a ...
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Pricing page: single vs multiple call-to-action button with multiple plans (example inside)

What do you think about having single vs multiple call-to-action buttons? When we were brainstorming our pricing page, half of the room was for single and the other half was for multiple. I'm trying ...
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Measuring/Quantifying Usability & User Experience

This morning i was looking online for articles that could lead me to a method that can be used to measure/quantify usability & user experience. The method i was interested in finding more ...
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Best approach to creating a report generator

I'm working on improving an application that provides users with data metrics via tables and allows them to generate reports of the data metrics. The current implementation is that, depending on what ...
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Placing a donation – modal or a separate screen?

I am currently working on improving a donation task flow which is similar to the ones of the major crowd-sourcing platforms, however, there are no donation tiers involved, just dollar amounts. As ...
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How to prevent yourself going a step back in usability?

I am working on a application which already had user research documents, now i am adding my user research document to it. At every usability session more and more documents been created. How i ensure ...
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Rationale to avoid login screen as the first page

I am trying to find studies showing that users don't like to login and/or are not willing to get a login screen as the first screen of an application. I am waiting for analytics to push this idea and ...
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Usability studies on navigation of mobile websites

I recently experienced serious usability with a website I have done using twitter bootstrap. When accessing the website on a phone, specially older users did not recognize the 3 horizontal lines ...
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On login forms, should user's email be remembered?

I'm having this discussion with a customer of mine, he wants me to pre-populate the user's email address on the login form, to make it easier to login, he does not want me to add a checkbox to have ...
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How to distribute selected listitem through a table (days of week)

What 's the best way to do the following : I want to distribute my employees among the specific periods in the week My current UI is like that on The right side : The list box of employees and ...
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Are there any guidelines on the use of speech in interfaces?

I'm thinking about how the gender, talking speed and accent of the speech voice used affects user understanding. (UK market) Examples of speech interface: SatNavs, Automated Telephone Assistance ...
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How to combine Faceted Search with 'browsing' action?

I don't have a UX background, so forgive me if I am missing something. I am working on a small demo, to explore browsing a list of items (movies) combined with faceted search. I was wondering what ...
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Multiple Themes for your product - why should you offer them?

When you're selling a product, do you think it's important to offer the users various themes (in order for them to choose the one they like most or to customize it to their brand)? What are the ...
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Automatically clear cache from scripts

I received a request to implement browser clear cache automatically when a user starts a session. This is the first time I encounter such a odd request. Is clear browser cache for a web application ...
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Should your Help section have questions or topics?

Which is more user friendly? Organizing your Help section with popular phrased questions or topics? Clear topics are easier to scan whereas with popular phrased questions you have a chance to match ...
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Should a duplicated record be added to the end or after the selected record?

I'm wondering what the preference (or what makes the most sense) is for duplicating a record in a list. I torn between copying the duplicated item right below the selected one or copying it to the ...
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dynamic form design

I have a multistep form setup in my rails app.. In one of my steps the user can enter a friends name, birthday, gender, and the persons interests. They can enter as many friends as they like (each ...