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Do users notice “don't show this again” checkboxes?

In a shopping cart, items can have a discount, but if a users asks for an express delivery on a specific item, the discount will change. I need to make them aware of that. 1 item = 1 line. The ...
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Focus the user on save screen, or still show preview?

In my 3 screens below, I've shown the edit, review and save screens. These screens are part of a 4 stage process. On the final screen (save), instead of the interface having a new screen, a sidebar ...
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Enable Button Only to Give an Error? Or Show a Mysterious Disabled Button?

Currently our system is limited in that we only allow documents to be downloaded and not folders. Eventually we will allow the download of folders, but not in the immediate future. So right now if ...
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Multitasking UI in Photoshop - Good or bad?

Being an advanced user of Photoshop, I never noticed this until an intermediate Photoshop user pointed out how they had misunderstood it. Perhaps it is partially due to the steep learning curve of the ...
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Why do most smartphones need to hold the power button in order to startup?

All of the smartphones I've owned required to hold down the power button for several seconds (ranging from 3 to 8 in some cases) in order to startup from a shutdown state. I've wondered why was such a ...
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Is there any reason Google does not provide any filter beyond bare search bar?

I have recently used the Russian Search Engine yandex.ru and was impressed by their filters assisting in easier search, see for instance, this page, here the screenshot: Any reason Google or Bing ...
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Criteria selection : use empty for ALL?

We have the following criteria screen. Based on these criteria data are fetched. Empty From/To Date field means that no date criteria will be used, but for the type criteria we have two options : ...
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Mixing AND and OR filters — how to make it more clear and less confusing? [duplicate]

I am working on the Hotel Search App (33hotels.com), where I let the user filter Hotels by facilities. Most filters are "AND-filters" but some have to be "OR". For instance, someone may want "wifi" ...
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UX navigation best practices for older adults

Please suggest current resources for designing UX for senior adults. W3C standards documents are about 6 years out of date. With respect to navigation on tablet devices: are menu bars preferred or ...
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The design and implementation of the purely theoretical “self destruct” button

I had an Adobe Flash instructor in college who told me a story about getting bored at work. He had some downtime and was looking for a way to pass the time. While looking at some Flash code, he ...
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Changing navigation based on task completion?

There is some conflict in my team regarding site navigation for a tax product. Specifically, one group wants to have an wizard-guided action, "Complete Tax Organizer", as an item in the primary ...
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Is there a way to have a user only input multiples of 5,000?

In the web app I'm designing, The user will input a restricted value that is a multiple of 5,000 with a minimum of 5,000. The maximum could potentially go up to maybe 1,000,000. (In actuality there ...
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Autocomplete / Typeahead / Find As You Type widget usability on mobile

I'm wondering if anyone has a good solution for the following scenario. In a Web App I'm working on users can type "freeform" in a text field that has an AJAX Autocomplete list "drop down" provided ...
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Carousel - To have or not to have images on slides

As a developer I'm involved on a discussion about Carousels. We have a CMS backoffice where the user can activate a carousel for his/her site. The main point is wether or not is needed to make ...
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How many questions is too many when profiling a user?

We are building a fit finder for a client that enables users to find out whether or not there is a career that fits their competencies, their soft skills and hard skills. But we don't want to lose ...
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Is Markdown for emails effective? [duplicate]

One of the services I run is a simple email service that lets people send emails from their own websites. Because it's only a simple email thing, I didn't want to have to install an email client ...
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Do older adults prefer white-on-black or black-on-white?

Please suggest current resources for designing UX for senior adults. W3C standards documents are about 6 years out of date. With respect to contrast: white on black, or black on white. [I did an ...
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Rotating arrow vs plus/minus sign for a dropdown in Android

I wish to implement an expandable list interface in Android. To show that the list item expands on clicking I have considered the following 2 options: A plus sign which changes to minus when the ...
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Is there any evidence that typing DOMAIN\Usename to login to a company network affects usability?

We seem to be having a number of issues related to users having to enter the company DOMAIN and then their usernames to log in to our internal web based systems. For example the username would need ...
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Why does the title attribute have a delay?

In HTML the title attribute usually displays a little popup conveying information about the element. In most—if not all—browsers the popup doesn't appear immediately but after few seconds. Why was ...
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How to better represent this multi selection?

Suppose a web application showing a form where user is expected to specify the friends he wants to share with (conceptual example): User can select either: No friends at all (no sharing) within ...
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Best way to call out important content to screen readers?

We're adding new content to our page that describes the accessibility options available at a destination. The user may make accessibility requests via checkbox inputs (bathroom, hearing-impaired ...
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UX designer requirements [closed]

What are the requirements and tools to work in a company as a UX designer? And What is the specific function? So If i have good experience in usability and ui-ux design, How i can start to become ...
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Do fine-grained message statuses (such as when a message was seen) help usability?

I was just reading this question, and noticed how often I see chat applications that allow you to know if/when a message is being typed up and when it is read/seen. I know the concept has existed well ...
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Which are better: horizontal or vertical vehicle seatmaps?

I work for an online travel agency. We have designed interfaces that show vehicle seatmaps for users to select a seat on an airplane or a bus. Recently the debate has been on which is better: a ...
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Placeholder Miscommunication Prevention

I've been doing some research into text input placeholders, and came across this: Pardot User Guide: Placeholders are not Substitutes for Labels. What struck my interest was: Data suggests that ...
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Do screen readers have built in “back to top” functionality?

So on my web application I have a floating button for back to top that's visible to users after they scroll down the page from the top. I was thinking whether I should consider attempting crafting ...
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Source of user contacts for app

I'm making a mobile app similar in functionality with Whatsapp where the user will have to select and contact acquaintances (friends, family, co-workers ..you name it) so I'm just wondering if it's ...
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How to implement a Toggle Switch behavior for multiple Input Boxes

Consider part of the web page below: Currently Users can add new rows and and enter values, which are either various numbers that are considered as English Units upon entry. i.e. feet, inches, and ...
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Best way to have volume buttons on phone?

I've been curious about how the volume buttons for phones could be improved and how they currently work. There are a couple different things that can be changed: Ringer volume Playback volume ...
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How many required fields are too many?

Is there a general number of fields where people will likely be turned off and not even fill things out? When does frustration begin to set in in a long form with a lot of required fields? I ...
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Ideas on dismissing a popover without a Close element

I have mocks from a designer showing an initial form for searching a location. There are fields for location (business) name and city (pre-filled) and a Next button (disabled at first). When the user ...
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About pages - when should a web startup have one?

How should the team behind a web startup decide on having an About page? On one hand, many users tend to look for it, while on the other, there is value in disclosing as little as possible to the ...
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What encouraged the designers of GNOME Web 3.11.90 to show both (a) the page title and (b) the address/location/URL in the header bar?

Points of reference, please, for documents and/or discussions that supported the design rationale. I'll add one answer, I don't know whether it's ideal. Background A brief, two-screenshot ...
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Layout for assigned roles to users and organizations and managing those users

I am building layouts for a public-facing site that requires the user to fill in multiple pages of information to apply for a license. Think in terms of someone applying to hold an event on public ...
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Displaying results in actionable form while they are still loading and rearranging

I'm working on an web-app which extracts information from user generated tips and reviews about places. Analysing is quite time consuming so extracted data has to be loaded/appended dynamically ...
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Best position of a help icon in textarea

What is the best position of a help icon in a textarea? here is my idea but this position could have a chance that the user will already be done typing in their text before seeing this icon. ...
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Why are developers ignored by UX? [closed]

I'm a hobbyist software developer who dutifully looks at UX to better design software with the user in mind. I appreciate the nitpicking that UX does for three main reasons: The user's benefit ...
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Which component should I use to select user's friends in order to notify them?

I'm building a responsive webapp (mostly in Javascript/AngularJs). I would like to build a form component easy to use whatever the device is (website desktop or mobile). The use case is to expect the ...
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Visually show “File cannot be dropped here”

I am trying to show to user if "File cannot be dropped to the desired location" on my UI. Refer to the image attached above, user can drag and drop a file to the rectangular areas defined but not ...
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Better way to offer a user a free plan vs paid options

When having to offer a user the choice between a "free forever plan" and a paid subscription, which is the best approach to present the plans to the user, in order to make the paid subscription more ...
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How to represent this notion of “favored” participant?

I'm introducing the concept : Suppose a webapp aiming to suggest some meetings to targeted people so that they can participate to at least one of them. So there's a page listing the items and a page ...
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Multiple page forms

What is the effect of using a multiple page form; as compared with a single page form with a lengthy content? What is most important in making the right choice of form format for tech-savvy users ...
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Is it possible to apply a valid usability test to a huge CRM software as a single person?

I was wondering is it possible to apply a valid usability test, with a limited people (just me as a UX analyst, and people who i can find for fidelity tests etc.). The software is not open to the ...
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contact us page link removed

Client asked me to remove the "contact us" page and place the contact information in the footer , i believe this is very awkward. do you agree Note : the website is for architect design studio
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Is My Needfining Observation Plan Methodologically Sound?

I was wondering if you could help me conduct a proper needfinding observation. Mostly, do you see any methodological errors in my observation plan or survey questions? Does my plan maximize the ...
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All Caps in International Design

I have my own opinions on this but need some arguments when talking with designers. What are the advantages/disadvantages of using caps for all words in mobile application design?
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Design UI panel

I have a dashboard screen with one of the panels as below; So as you can see there are different fields and corresponding values. Now I need to design/update the same panel to consider the ...
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How to launch an additional info popup from a set of cells in a grid

I have a grid with a large amount of rows and columns. Columns are logically grouped together in sets of 5 all related to one data item (the letters in the below example). Header | Property 1 (A) | ...
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Text Boxes: Balancing first impression with usability

I recently read Joel Spolsky's article Designing for People Who Have Better Things To Do With Their Lives, Part Two, and was intrigued by this: ... You may have noticed that almost every edit box ...