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Should I autofill information from what we have on file?

On my e-commerce site we have a subscription page where a user fills in their information (name, address, phone number, etc.) and hits subscribe to receive our catalog. If the user is already logged ...
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Breadcrumbs and Page Titles

Keep in mind that there is a GLOBAL navigation that sits above the top of this page. The screenshot you see is the top left of the page. Below it is where the page's content sits. The question is— ...
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Research behind current design patterns? [closed]

Recently I have found that so many websites are starting to look the same (logo left, menu right, nav floats, big large cover image (blurred e.g.), flat light design. Outside of these just being ...
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Should edits affect upvotes/likes?

Suppose there is site with an upvote/downvote (like SE) feature, or a "liking" feature (like Facebook). A user posts something to this site and other users can cast their vote on it. Now suppose the ...
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What is the best way to let users know their access to an application has been blocked?

We are developing a SaaS product which is composed of several individual applications communicating with the same API. I am currently facing a situation where I have to let users know whenever their ...
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Is it better to include cart view as 1st step of checkout?

We are trying to optimize on the checkout flow of our mobile app. This is the current flow of our app User adds product to cart > goes to cart page > clicks to start checkout it's a 3 step ...
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How to tell user if he is offline and online?

App is browser based and is using local storage to facilitate offline working (no internet dependency for limited functionality) and faster response (data is available locally so less network calls). ...
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Data on forcing marketing opt-in?

In a form, if users had to check a checkbox to receive further marketing emails but couldn't continue the transaction unless they checked it, what do you think the drop out rate would be? Does anyone ...
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confirmation for booking

I am building a booking web app-closing appointments. My intent is that when the user closes an appointment an e-mail is sent to him with a link to verify the booking. My thoughts are that this might ...
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Should an API documentation include When-to-use and when-not-to-use list?

The target user base for the problem described below is one of the most neglected and underrated one - Programmers/Developers/Coders. Consider, for example, this java doc which is explaining about ...
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Truncating long filenames - Best Practices?

I need to truncate a long filename with consideration to the file's extensions (png, gif, pdf, etc...) and am wondering what the best practices are, for example: ...
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What do you expect to happen when you click, Reset All? [closed]

Above we have a Date Picker, Filter, Reset All, Export, Email and Sort option. The function of Reset All applies to the Date Picker, Filter and the sort arrows below. So what do you expect to ...
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Is it acceptable to place video controls at the top of a video?

Is it okay to place video controls at the top of a video? Like so: Mainly considering a full screen video streaming platform like Netflix, I believe this format has some benefits: Subtitles would ...
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How to make irregularly shaped objects / elements look clickable?

On our homepage, we have these irregularly shaped elements that are clickable above the fold (actual images are not cats, just for demo): http://codepen.io/aguerrero/pen/pgvJoa And this is how it's ...
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One-step versus two-step user feedback experiences

I am working on a user feedback mechanism, and have seen conflicting content out there on the best way to remove user-friction from submitting useful feedback. There is the simple and streamlined ...
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Trouble Getting People to Complete Free Listing Form [closed]

I own a motorsports website which I have poured my heart and soul into to make it the best in the industry and of which does very well and is blessed by Google in search for popular queries such as ...
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Better approach to design sub-menu for item management menu

This is a question for item management. (By item, I mean any item such as a user, product, etc.) Which approach is better? an item management menu containing options to create, delete, search/view, ...
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Sex or gender on web and system apps?

I'm a little bit hesitant to use the word Sex in the design of my website, my other choice is to use Gender but based on this discussion it states that grammar-wise I need to use Sex for it refers ...
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Undefined behaviour in response to unusual action

I'm working on a page where you have a box of things and you can drag the things around to reposition them. You can also drag them to a specified drop zone to move them to another box. This brings up ...
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Icon Visual Alternative for “Keep Open” functionality [closed]

I know it's a bit of a stretch considering it's ultimately opinion (but most UX is) but I'm coming up blank on a visual concept I could use to "iconify" the functionality of "Keep Open" to the user. ...
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Dealing with multiple edits requiring approval

I'm investigating options for how to present a 'self-update' system that requires approval by an authority. An analogy might be, updating your profile on this site, but someone needs to approve your ...
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Selecting/assigning values from a grouped list

I have a scenario where there is a grouped list of variables. The user can exclusively select variables from the control list (A) to a assigned list (B). So when a value is assigned from A to B it is ...
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“Inclusive/Additive” vs. “Exclusive/Reductive” filtering - How to differentiate?

I'm working on an HR application where admins can define the scope of a user's role based on their location and organization. So as in the example below, a role may be limited to the "Los Angeles" ...
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Difference between global buttons and context sensitive buttons related to a data table

I have a table of students with data. I would like to make it more obvious to the user that the last two buttons can only be used in the context of selected row(s). For that I would of course ...
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Should I provide empty fields in tooltip or not?

I have an extension tool for Microsoft Visual Studio. It provides meta data for code lines (which is retrieved from external source code) and helps developer to resolve bugs faster. I have doubts ...
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Hanging up a phone I noticed data clearing unbidden

Complete UX noob Hung up after leaving a voice mail and watched as the duration and call data was quickly cleared from the screen. I went into the call log and the duration was not there either. ...
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Should tabs have the same height?

I would like to get some opinions. I need to make dialog with 3 tabs, every tab have different form, some very long and some very short. my dilemma is, if to make the dialog height change by the ...
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Where to redirect a user when he send a quote?

I have a web site where professionals can send quotes about their services to whoever need them. To send a quote is a simple form; my question is: what should happen after the user sends the form? ...
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Best way to show to a user a list of quotes sent by another users

I have a website (not native mobile app) where users can send their quotes about an specific service. Lets say user X send a request for find someone that can fix his TV, so... tens of other users ...
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Multiple notifications for the same thing

I am not a UX expert but since I work in internet space I have some interest in it. I am slightly bothered by multiple notifications for the same thing I receive on my mobile phone (I use android). ...
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Which of these options is the best for a long registration process?

I am designing quite a lengthy registration process. Has anyone had any negative or positive outcomes in terms of conversion rates, using the following three solutions: A Progress Indicator with ...
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What should happen when changing Pagination's “Results Per Page”

If the user is on a specific page and then changes Results Per Page, what page should the user be taken to? This question came up while discussing the following scenario: "If the user was on the ...
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What metaphor indicates “overridden”? [closed]

Let's say the default value of something is "25", but the user has decided that it should be "26" and has changed the value. I wish to display an image next to the new value "26" indicating that it ...
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Indication for “overriden”

I will be creating a graphic to allow laboratory technicians to view the temperature (and humidity and one or two other parameters, however, I will just describe temperature) in their room. The room ...
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When does horizontal scroll feel intuitive to a user?

Was reading a few answers on UX Exchange, which lead me to question the utility of horizontal scroll in web apps. In particular, I had done a horizontal concept site recently : here , which was meant ...
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With link and button side by side, and the link is the more important action, how can I SHOW that it's the more important and frequent action?

In this question I asked about the appropriate label for viewing/editing an item in a list. I settled on a different solution than any there given - that of using a link for the viewing/editing, and ...
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Do I need to show a selected state in main navigation?

I'm working on a large, content-heavy website with multiple levels of navigation and was having a discussion with the designer about selected states in navigation. She said that since we have ...
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Is the number of clicks the only user interface perspective?

We are developing an application which is divided in different modules (logical groups). When I proposed any UI for specific functionality, I try to make a logical grouping of the elements. Because of ...
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How to display this piece of information on a web app?

I'm in the middle of building some drafts for a future web platform for boardgame players. As I have a design question, I just discovered this web site, so this is the first time I post here. I will ...
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Which way should arrows point for a dropdown button?

In the following images I've animated a button dropdown where the arrow animates to the downward position when displaying the dropdown menu. Wondering if there is any usability studies on this or if ...
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Features that have ramifications beyond the direct experience with the software

This isn't so much a "how do I do this" question as it is a "real world ramifications of a design decision" question. I noticed today that, when using Google Wallet for a payment, when one goes to ...
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When to ask for subscription payment

We have a web-app that requires our users to register, get approved, and then begin using the service. We are requiring setting up subscription payments. My question is when to ask for the ...
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Should I allow the user to select an amount to donate or have them enter the amount?

I am figuring out what is best for the user and ease of experience. Should we give them pre selected amounts or let them enter in whatever amount they desire? Example:
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How to display Current Score if max score is variable?

In this application we have sort of a multiple choice questionnaire to fill out. The Business Owner set the requirement of showing the Current Score on page in the format of: "CurrentScore/MaxScore" ...
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Which Feature request to implement?

One of my clients use a voting system like GetSatisfaction to collect feature requests from users. But I, as a Product consultant, don't really insist in executing the most voted feature as the same ...
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Is it essential to let users change their email in an app?

I'm developing an app that will target almost every segment of the general population and the login will be done with the user email. My question is, should I absolutely allow a user to change his ...
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When is it appropriate to use effects in window headers?

If one had a function that accessed a specific window's header and changed it's color, At what times is it best to use such an effect to alert the user of events occurring? I was thinking window ...
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Api Versioning and Expirations

I'm torn between versioning on the client apps. The scenario in question would be this: Each rote checks it's own API version for the request. So, let's say that there is a breaking change in one ...
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How to name those two buttons to switch from effective attendees to invitees

I own an app that suggest an event to some users I chose. So I select, let's say, 40 invitees and I expect some of them (or all of them) to effectively participate to my event. I want to have two ...
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Creative Real Estate Website Experiencing Usability issues [closed]

A recently launched real estate website that differs substantially from the norm is experiencing usability issues. Because of the uniquness of the look and feel of the site, users are unclear that the ...