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detect when user leaves site

Many sites open a popup asking to register, or to fill in a survey, when they "detect" the user is leaving the website: I think some are showing the popup after a certain amount of time, like 15/30 ...
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How to know what user likes or dislikes about a product or service when user is unable to express it himself?

I see many people prefer one product or service over another in same category but when we ask them what did you like or dislike in those products they don't really have any answer. They say "I don't ...
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Can I trigger a browser scroll without the user explicitly requesting it?

I have a panel in the lower part of my page. It has a dropdown in it that will contain lots of items (>20 for the sake of argument) as well as some other controls and fields all related (for sake of ...
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Distinction between saving and exporting

Some software makes a distinction between saving and exporting. Lets take the image processing software GIMP as an example. The save button will only allow to save the project file in the native gimp ...
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Editing functionalities in a voting system

In the current design, the voting system allows users to CRUD votes. What concerns me now is the editing part. Suppose a user created a new topic with 4 choices. All votes casted by different users ...
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Comparison website: simplest way to compare players through years

On a website of our local sports competition I am planning to have a section, where you can compare the players scores. (Everyone attended the same 10 disciplines.) The interface should be really ...
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What is the best way to show categories to the user according to Google's Material Design?

I have a list of categories like Food, Shopping, Electronics etc.. , which I am thinking of showing these as the main activity to the user. I think of showing the categories as a Grid View or a Table ...
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Flexibility-Usability tradeoff: Is it OK to recommend a specific set of security settings?

As the flexibility of a system increases, the usability of the system decreases. The flexibility-usability tradeoff is related to the well-known maxim, jack of all trades, master of none. ...
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How to evaluate the impact or satisfaction of users for user-driven design decisions?

One of the progression of user-centric design methodologies is to engage the end-users in design decisions rather than just using them as a feedback mechanism. This is supported by many common tools ...
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How can an admin edit questions on questionnaire after it has been submitted?

I'm working on an app where each user has a profile with questions about themselves to fill out. The questions are things like "Tell us about yourself." and "If you could meet one person from history, ...
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Problems about using modale dialogs? [duplicate]

I wounder if there can be problems about using modal dialog's in relation to the good user experience? I find that it is an easy way to add some "sub-screens" in relation to the main object without ...
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How to illustrate the wizard flow when some steps are optional? [duplicate]

I'm working on a wizard and have an issue about the flow illustration. I wan't to help the user as much as possible and think it would be confusing to make a flow with 6 steps where the last 3 is ...
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Is it worth making an exception to a single-click master/detail pattern?

I have a pretty standard table where each row represents a record. A single click on a row takes you to a different screen where you can view and edit various properties of that record. It's a common ...
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Deciding on minimum performance

I work at a remote site for a multinational company. I am doing a software implementation that is having some major user experience issues due to very poor network performance. Our load times are so ...
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Form Builder views

Which among the following can be rated high considering the usability and promising a better experience while building forms?
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Would leaving a due date field blank mean “No due date” to a user?

I am being questioned whether a user will intuitively know that leaving a Due date field blank (and is not required), will mean there is no due date. Any thoughts for an explanation or other ...
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Should the main drop-down menu in an application always be titled “File”?

First my question, and then the details below: Should the main drop-down menu in a windows application always be titled "File" or should it be titled something more appropriate to the options it ...
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Showing/Hiding/Identifitying Unavailable Options

I am working on a simple application. It's class/seminar picker application. A user logs in, and selects the seminars they wish to attend. Some of the seminars have pre-requisites (which each user ...
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Position of Discounts & Promotions in a website

I have an Internet Booking engine where the layout is as following. Now in this layout I'm trying to show the available promotions and discount when the user selects an arrival date. My Concept is ...
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User available at times

I was looking trough some answers best practices on 'user availability' or whatever it's called. Let's say I'm a user renting out or providing some kind of service. Let's assume this is my side job. ...
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In terms of UX, what's the best way to introduce new design? Gradually or via beta version?

In terms of UX, what's the best way to introduce a completely new design for an application? It will have the same user base and functionalities plus new features (one of them being responsive ...
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How important is the status bar to a user of my application ?

I have been developing a couple of applications now and I have also come across the following issue multiple times: Can I omit/hide the status bar in my application throughout the whole application ? ...
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Volume controls and mute order

I'm designing a remote control that only have Volume Up, Volume Down and Mute. But I can't decide where to put the mute button, in the middle or on the bottom. And what should I have for the Mute ...
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Research methods specific to former customers?

I have the opportunity to reach out to former customers to understand why they decided to move to a competing product. Are there any specific approaches for this type of customer engagement? Any dos ...
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Make people understand they can click on a button in a flat design

I'm creating a flat-ish responsive website, which basically is an online résumé. I'm displaying skills (but it could be whatever) in a grid system. Each skill is clickable, to display some ...
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Create and Modify

The use of cards being common now, can the use of icons for created and modified details increate the understanding or should we go for textual contents?
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Examples of Improved Virtual Queue

In the event of high demand traffic that can spike 100,000+ concurrent users, a queue is common to manage the flow of that traffic without crashing the site - these are common on sites like ...
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Are there more elegant options to CAPTCHA? [duplicate]

Are there more elegant and user friendly options to captcha out there? Not only do I find that the format of captcha really muddles up a site design, but often users have to refresh for a new one ...
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What's the easiest website registration process?

Are there other ways of confirming a user registration other than a confirmation email? I'm finding a lot of confirmation emails are getting sent to users junk mail folders and flooding our customer ...
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Personal Websites - Simple or Animated, how to balance between creativity and content-ambiguity? [closed]

Personal websites are a space to showcase personal skills, and show passion about different things, whether by writing articles, or building things. Animated websites, sometimes, are hard to be ...
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Where is the best place to put Terms & Conditions in a sign-up flow?

I am creating an app that when the user taps a certain action button such as "Follow" they are taken through the login flow. Included in the login flow is 1) Asking for Facebook permission 2) ...
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Usability problem when using multiple selection combobox

I have a pane where user can select multiple values from the database. This pane follows a standard used in every pane with similar cadastre, where de data being edited or created is shown on the top, ...
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Viewing files and folders in Google Drive

Google drive has a grid view option with which the files are listed as tiles/cards and the folders are represented in a small rectangular box at the top. Why is that approach and is there any other ...
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UI for AND, OR and NOT query combinations

I'm working on a project where users can choose multiple criteria and mix them with logical operators AND, OR and NOT. Currently we decided not to let users mix criteria because the UI is too complex ...
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Red and Green meanings in other countries

I'm from the UK and at my place of work we have a webstore for the UK, France, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands and each store has a "livechat" button at the bottom of the page that I have decided ...
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Should I have a limit on my cache?

I am building an application that can be used to load many large pictures. Once the pictures are loaded into the interface, it provides thumbnails of the larger images. The user can then interact with ...
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Menu link in a users perspective

This is probably a silly question but I'm going to design and develop a site for a bakery and me and my partner are having doubts about a link's text. The page About Us, at first I thought of ...
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Layout changing without user control

I am having this idea pushed at work where the layout of information should change dependent on the amount of different items we have to display. Let me be specific: If up to 12 we should show the ...
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Is too many options to accomplish the same task good or bad for user interface?

For example, In order to design a event log, I provide users multiple ways to sort out the log entries they want to find out: search box, tagging system, category tabs. The ultimate goal for users is ...
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Search results - bring data by custom query or all data ? (Performance issues)

We developing system which uses web console. Once the user login, he can choose date from dates slider and click “Get” button to retrieve relevant data which could be more than 5000 records (The data ...
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Subscription plan vs credits [duplicate]

I am working on a small commercial product and It is still early days, but I already try to think of ways to monetize this service. I would like to know what users prefer or in which situation the ...
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How to make the app workflow easily understood?

I am working on an app that should work like this: user searches his favourite items he clicks "Like" on his favourite items he presses "Suggest items" to discover some new ones I am struggling to ...
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How could an unintuitively named site's scope be made more clear to new users?

Imagine a website shoes.Q-A.com The scope of this sight would be questions about shoes, but no boots or sandals, and no questions about where to buy. Imagine the scopes are clearly defined in Help ...
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Should I replace those texts on buttons by meaningful icons?

I own an application where users can organize meetings. Other users can participate. Here's a screen on the meeting I created: (so logged user is the creator) We can notice the three buttons at ...
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Might a design be “too good” for users that expect a low price?

I am working hard on the new design of an online shop using all the best practices. But I had this strange thought: What if a design is so good that it worries the user? When you see something well ...
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Redirect user after login depending on the context

In the website we're building after users log in we redirect them to their "Organization" page. We have a new feature that allows two users to connect. Many users seem to ignore incoming connection ...
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Google UX flaw? switching placement of Videos and Images

Google offers the possibility to search for several different types of media/information: Web, Images, Video, Maps, etc. Lately I noticed that these choices for other types of information is ...
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What do users expect to occur with a “Watch video” link?

I'm trying to come up with the best way to serve videos on a website. Currently there's an instance that says, "Watch video" with a little camera icon. It's in contrast to "Read report" with a little ...
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Order of operations in custom expressions

In our system users can define behaviour based on condition expressions: {{shippingCosts}} + {{numBooks}} * {{bookPrice}} To most people this means (a + b) * c but to others this means a + (b * c). ...
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Delivering updates: Separate beta channel or staged rollouts?

Let's say I have a program with an automatic-updating feature. When I'm shipping a new update, I can do either of the following (or both): Provide a beta channel for advanced users to test the ...