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Why does the caps lock key have a down arrow as its icon?

The caps lock key has a downwards arrow like this as its icon on most keyboards: Isn't that hugely counter intuitive and inconsistent with the way the Shift key is designed like? One would imagine ...
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Full Search vs Column Search

I'm working on building a new application for a company. This company works with a lot of data, and as a result, their application requires them to work with numerous tables/grids. In there current ...
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Examples of products that have 2 areas / sets of login details

Take the scenario of a Point of Sale system, like Square. There is a 'hub' account that is logged in all day from the tablet, that all employees use to make transactions. Every employee then also ...
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Login and Register in one form

We have been seeing more sites following this UX enhancement: where login form actively checks for registered username/email, if a user entered an unknown email/name, then the form inputs are updated ...
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Is accuracy of terminology important in localized situations

I am in a situation where we have been told our users do not understand the word 'filter' and we have to use the word 'search' instead. The functions, though, literally are filters by definition: ...
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Filtering by distance based on an address as reference

Being aware that HTML geolocation API does not work on every browser without using Wi-Fi, I'm trying to use an alternative more accurate to present nearest items from the user location. I'd ...
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Responsive Design / What is an appropriate web component to choose a distance regarding user's geolocation?

I own a responsive web application. I want to let user filter results (supposing a page listing some data) based on his geolocation and a chosen limit. For instance, Bob wants to see all meetings ...
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Responsive Design / Is it a good UX for a multi-step form?

I've got a responsive web app that displays a multi-step. There are 4 steps: What?, Where?, When?, With?, that are indicated on each step to let user know the progress. For instance, here's what it ...
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Top-down hamburger menu / is it a cool experience regarding my application?

I own an application managing some meetings (conceptual example). Of course, my website is responsive so that it's fully usable on mobile devices. Before showing some screenshots of my navigation ...
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How to improve the UX of this filter area?

Let's suppose an application that manage meetings between employees of various companies. A meetings list is shown to any logged employee, and this one may mark himself as a participant if he's ...
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Should I empty the wrongly filled fields or leave as user has filled after validation message?

In our mobile applications (intended for Android and iOS platforms), we have fields that should be filled by users. If the user fills the field not in required format what should I do show the ...
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Asking users to sign in when already logged in

This is a rather confusing user interface element: The presence of my name indicates to me that I am logged in The presence of the "Sign in" link indicates to me that I am logged out eBay isn't ...
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Displaying user skills with pie chart (in percentage)

I have seen various job templates where users have shown concepts to show skills in a percentage value or pie charts. Below are some examples of that: Source: Source: Source: Is this ...
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Fitting in the “call me” button

Going by usage, buttons should be place either close to the subject where it refers to (like the close to the phonenumber) or close to a place where the thumb will be comfortable to use. The screen ...
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Best color to represent a price decrease or sale? [closed]

I work for a startup in the world of price tracking across multiple retailers. There's an internal debate at the company about color choices that represent a price that has dropped on a product. ...
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Design: Custom code UI desgin Or Framework like Bootstrap, Foundation etc [closed]

I have been assigned a task of redesigning existing project screens with latest technology in responsive web design (RWD) to support more devices. I have analysed there are frameworks like bootstrap, ...
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Weighting adjuster UI

I had a look at this question: How to present weighted values and while I agree with the general thrust of the accepted answer (particularly the lock buttons) I wonder if that is too granular for ...
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UX to collect multiple forms in mobile application

In the current mobile web Application I am working with, there are multiple forms to be collected from users (10 forms) and each form looks similar to that in the image below What is the best UX for ...
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Dealing with street for a perfect CRM software [closed]

We are planning to build a CRM software for SMBs. CRM will be on cloud and intended to publish as SaaS. I am responsible from analyzing task. And I do not want to make a sedentary analyzing for our ...
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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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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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Staying current with many enterprise applications in the portfolio

Our organization has 6 applications that our end-users interact with on a daily basis. Each application is developed by a separate team and lives in their own solution files. We've made an effort in ...
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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 ...