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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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Order of user operations when creating a graphical chart

I'm writing a piece of software that involves users creating graphical charts. After they select the data they want (time period, location, etc.) what order should the next operations below take ...
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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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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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A good way to manage notifications read/unread in my social network

I'm building a social network that triggers some notifications to the user regarding friends' comments, similar to Facebook notifications. The notification simply serves as an alert, meaning that ...
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Why do we see often outlines of scientific/technical presentation in slides?

Outlines of a presentation is normally given in the second slide of a presentation. Why do we often see outlines of scientific presentation in slides? Is there more to it rather than delivering ...
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specific vs generic error messages

So in this site we have an array of error messages. In the case something goes wrong, we pick the specific error message show it to the user. There are many instances where the error should occur only ...
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How to handle when necessary conditions for application to function are not met?

I have created a location-based app, with its core functionality being location. It is not a maps type application, it also relies on the internet. Right now my current way of handling when the user ...
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How do I politely ask the user to refresh after concurrent editing has occurred?

I know this situation is not ideal but cannot be avoided. I have a website database system where a user can choose from a list and display information, edit it and then save it. During the time a ...
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Best practice to show transaction history?

I am working on the redesign of a transaction history page. Existing design uses expandable data table to show the history of each item. the data set comprises over 8 attributes including the status ...
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Closed vs Open user community

I am working a blog like site (with a specific niche) where users can come and makes posts. I have been thinking about whether to make the site open, closed or semi-closed. Here are my thoughts: In ...
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Navigation / Information Architecture

In the application I am designing, I have 4 entities, customers, contact, employees and organizations. Each of these entities has their own profile. Within each of their profile's there is an ...
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Should I have both username and email for registration/sign up?

I am working on a blog like site where the user can register and write stuff. I want to keep a minimalist registration/sign up process. I am thinking I will use email/password for ...
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Show “Log In” or “Sign up” after adding items to a cart for an e commerce site?

I'm working on an e-commerce site and I would like to know after the user has added one or more items to his cart and is not logged in he will be directed to a page. Will this page be the "login page" ...
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Card results or list results for mobile web app

I want to know which approach to show results is the better one. The web-app shows roughly 10-20 results, and I want to know if it is better when the user sees these results in a normal list-view ...
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Usability and effectiveness of using a safety net to create a secure experience for the user

While going through the tutorial for Optimal Sort I saw this interesting message: Microsoft OneNote and Google Docs don't have save options, but Google Docs prompt users when changes are saved. ...
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What is the best action a user expects when adding a marker on Google map

I am working on Google maps on web pages. I would like to allow my customers to add their own location, so they can add markers on the map. My question is, what is the best action the user expects to ...
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Using a modal to display information

I am working on a dashboard to display menus. Throughout the site, we use modals to display important or separate information that prompts user action. Now, there is possible design for a modal to ...
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How to hide main navigation?

I'm designing an application where the main nav is on the left. This is because there isn't enough space if I put the main nav on top (to fit both the main nav and the utility nav). So this is how ...
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Default filtering behavior: Everything displayed or everything hidden?

We have a selection field on our website. And today we had a discussion at the office about our filter options when the user is facing the filter options for the first time. Option A No filters are ...
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Will forcing response time to the average time as a minimum improve UX?

I have a situation where my Ajax call response time could vary from 14ms to 600ms, because of the complexity of a Query they could make. From my experience Users take for granted those 20-80 ms round ...
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What is the advantage of drop down list appearing in front of control instead of below it?

Originally, drop-down lists appeared at a static position below the control (or above it if space was restricted): However, in recent user interfaces, these lists appear in front of (i.e. layered ...
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Should I adopt infinite scrolling or classical pagination?

I own a Single page application (web) displaying a list of items. Each item represents an announcement, imagine for example some bids. A user can list the current bids, and click on one of them ...
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Being explicit with ToolTip

If we are gonna take in data from users(say mail id), and also if we are accepting more than one entry from the user, how can the tooltip be shown? It can either be explicit or can be made visible on ...
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Show username or full name

In my web app I have both the user's username, and their Full Name. Username does not allow spaces. To identify a user, should I show a full name or should I show their usernames? The names would be ...
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Gender neutral photos for users who don't yet have a profile picture

I am administering a web application that has male and female users. Currently, the default user photo is: I don't like this because it seems rather masculine and gives me the impression that the ...
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Is it safe to assume everyone uses / has mouse wheels?

Is it safe to assume all users are aware of using the mouse wheel to scroll and that all users have a mouse wheel on their mouse? I'm hoping to implement a scrollbar which stays hidden even when you ...
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Placing and styling the “Read all answers” for a interview question answer web page

I have a blog where I post interview questions and answers. So for each category like SQL, Java etc I have separate pages. Where in each page I have a collection of questions and a link to their ...
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How to make the user feel Positive

We are developing a mobile app. The design needs to share a positive experience to the user. Currently once a user confirms a rider in his vehicle, the CANCEL button leaves the user a bit negative. I ...
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How to make the confirm button feel comfortable to hit, and cancel uncomfortable to hit?

In the list below, I have the search results of the people closeby who I can carpool with. Each person I should able to call, name and know the location. When we hit the Confirm button it turns into ...
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Alternative to large selection of check boxes on profile page

We are currently re-working our profile pages in our software and would like to explore the alternatives of having a large amount of tick boxes for users to select to attain certain privileges. The ...
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Validating a Preferences/Configuration “app”

I have a system configuration / preferences "app" I'm designing as part of a larger browser-based application. Our overall application has "apps" (like a development app, a user management app, a ...
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Encouraging the user to hit the NEED A RIDE button

We are building a carpool app, and I need to encourage the user to hit that need a ride button. For that I want to hint to them that there are rides closeby, so it will be useful to hit that need a ...
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Best way to recover data that was soft deleted

From a programming standpoint, soft deletes are usually better I've seen as long as you have the resources to store data. If I do give my users the option to soft delete lists of parts that they ...
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Select vs. Null Placeholder

I'm working on a large data-entry application. I'm wondering what is the better method for displaying drop-down lists where the defaulted value is null. I see a couple of options: Option a) Use a ...
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How to deal with superfluous numbers in input text fields?

I'm working on input textfields for lab assistants, e.g. a textfield to enter a temperature value (in a custom designed UI, not a web-site). Users don't have to enter the Celsius or Fahrenheit unit, ...
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Studies about using red colors in calls to action?

I should start by mentioning that I am looking for studies or general observations about using the color red. I am less interested in critique about the design. The specific concern that I have is if ...
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How to balance navigation menu hovering lagginess and usability?

I'm building a navigation menu with many icons. Hovering one icon, will expand a different sub-bar while hiding the others. The delay I've choosed of 180ms is to avoid the users to accidentally ...
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Text Field Validation vs Prevention

I've been having a debate (mostly with myself) over the best approach to deal with invalid input in text fields -- validation versus prevention. Taking a numeric text field as an example, is it ...
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Anything I could do to improve my sign up form?

So I think that I'm finally at a point where I can say that my sign up form for desktop users is pretty much done. I've tried to make it user friendly at first sight by keeping it as short as ...
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How should hamburger menu open in mobile apps?

I have seen many mobile apps which currently use hamburger menu as sidebar menu as it is very convenient and user friendly. Now, we have started to use it in our mobile apps design and it is very ...
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Should web app users be allowed to edit/delete their own content?

I'm developing a site that will be nearly completely driven by user-generated content, similar to a recipe website. Obviously, the importance of the content goes beyond the scope of the authoring ...
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Best practice for clearing user input from a kiosk app?

We're developing an app which will be run on a dedicated device on display in a promotional stand. The app consists of a splash screen and several subsections, one of which allows users to select up ...
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How do i balance MI requirements with the user experience?

Im designing an online form, to start the form, the user has to select between x3 options: (option 1) or (option 2) or (option 3) If the option 3 is selected, a lightbox appears to tell users they ...
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Reordering content for mobile devices - distracting or helpful feature?

With CSS3 its really easy to reorder the content depending on the screen size, which leads me to the question: Only because its possible, should I? A use case could be directions - one could assume ...
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What's the right experience for deleting a favorite conversation from a messaging inbox?

I have a messaging app that produces a lot of conversation volume each day. I am adding a favorites section to the messaging feature, and need to define the flow for when a message is deleted. Here is ...
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Using a color scheme to represent a combination

I have two classes (say, A and B) of objects represented by two different colors. Now certain objects could belong to both A and B. How should I choose a color scheme for these classes so that I can ...
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Best practice around selecting items for an action - how persistent should the selection be?

We have a web application for managing large numbers of digital files (referred to as assets). We have recently added the ability when you are browsing the files, or on a search results page, to be ...
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Should I display Edit/Delete Buttons when only one field is editable?

I know there's a lot of questions out there asking where to place the edit/delete buttons in a row. My question is if there is only one field of data that is editable in a row, does it make sense to ...
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How to deal with extra space

I'm developing a web application that already use a responsive design(bootstrap) and play well within any small resolution. But that's common that nowadays desktop screens go up to 1920px wide, and ...