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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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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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What's the rationale behind Google's “no save” approach?

Before anything, this is something I'm seeing on several sites, not only Google, but I think it started with Google, and it's obviously the most known case. There are several UX aspects quite arguable ...
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Are there any letters/numbers that should be avoided in an ID?

For example, an image upload site that gives you a 5 digit ID for your file (domain.com/aCd5y) Should any letters/digits not be used in the final ID, to make it easier for people to read and share ...
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Is the Kano model adaptable for measuring user experience?

I have been looking to develop some metrics for a UX project (which was also a question I posted previoiusly), and have been reading about the Kano model and how it maps to different user ...
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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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Should you concede to user demands that seem clearly inferior?

Currently working on a ground-up (not just the UI) reimplementation of a whole, existing system. Because it's internal we've been able to work with its existing users during the process, and get their ...
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Are people sick of logins?

If you have a website where users 90% of time only read and view content, but rarely post, like a blog, does it make sense to force a login? If I force the user to login to view some information, ...
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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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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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Why are USB ports in laptops so close to each other?

A few months ago I wanted a new laptop, so I ordered it from a big brand considering its solid features (like Intel Core i3 processor, 4 GB of RAM etc.). The laptop is perfect and runs well, but it ...
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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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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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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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Which accordion Identifiers work best?

which accordion identifiers make more sense? Plus and Minus OR up & down arrow chevrons I'd be very interested to see if anyone has any analytics or proofs on these concepts. As always, ...
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How to tell user if they are offline or 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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How to force user to select a location and not simply type it?

Let's suppose this simple form: So, the user is expected to enter the keywords of the meeting's full address. While typing, suggestions are displayed (autocomplete feature). Here's an example: ...
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UX to consider on a business card design

On a UX stance, what are the best practices to consider when designing a business card? I've done some research in order to find some that I might not have considered and I have to admit that I've ...
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Filtering Tables/Grids vs Sorting Tables/Grids

What are the advantages and disadvantages with filtering and sorting tables. Are there specific situations where one is preferred over the other?
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Android pattern of left aligning in action bar

The design guideline for Android action bars is to left align the text or branding of the app, as opposed to center alignment in iOS. Other than the fact that it increases familiarity with other ...
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How do we encourage users to write reviews on product details pages

We're re-designing the product details page of a fashion e-commerce website. Until now we still haven't been able to get customers to consistently write product reviews. One way that we do this is ...
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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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Android design convention for saying a user needs to complete an action first?

I've read the Android design conventions, but can't see a good solution. I have a 3 tab mobile application. Tabs 2 and 3 need a selection made on screen 1 before they will work. The user enters at ...
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Are there Android design conventions for an empty screen? [duplicate]

I am designing an application with 3 screens, each on their own tab. Screens 2 and 3 require data to be inputted on Screen 1 before they work. The app will open at Screen 1. Are there any conventions ...
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Annual repeat on leap day

If you set an alarm to repeat annually starting on 2/29/16, would you expect the next instance on 2/28/17, 3/1/17, or 2/29/20?