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Should I randomly pick an avatar for new users?

I would like my users to upload their image to their profile. The image is used in discussions and profile pages. My question is, what should I display until they upload an image? Should I have a ...
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Volume control on the media player

Very often I have noticed that whenever a video or audio is played on the most common sites (like youtube, vimeo, facebook, soundcloud..) the volume is always at the maximum by default. Now, I am not ...
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What to do if a user accidentally clicks 'Deny' when the browser asks for Geolocation

There are two main points of view that I'm hearing: My preferred point of view is that if the user denies access to geolocation, we should assume that they have done this on purpose and will not ...
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Should we explicitly or implicitly save filtered search criteria for re-use?

We are redesigning filters in our file search engine. Currently there are 3 options like file source, size and, date added. We observed that many users use the same combination of filters every time ...
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Select based on price or postage options?

For an online marketplace, where the buyer can select the postage option and pay the corresponding postage fee. If I were to prefer looks over usability and don't want to group the price with the ...
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Allow users to change text and background color in my web app?

Background: I'm building a basic web app that's targeted toward (wait for it) academics. The app is entirely text-driven, and will not involve any images. It will incorporate some databases and longer ...
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Should Preferences Be Phrased Positively or Negatively?

Say I have a preference that determines whether or not something is visible within an app. Because there are two states (visible or not visible), a checkbox would be the best UI element to use. But ...
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Should you display author information next to Google search results?

For a while now google allows website owners to connect a google+ profile to your search results which will most importantly lead to a "profile" picture being next to the search result. However, will ...
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Single Page or Modal signup form

We have a sign up form where we are trying to get those who sign up to our newsletter and hopefully continue to creating an account. One of the requirements if for the users to add in their ...
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Which is the more common term used: Preferences or Settings?

Given that preferences and settings are roughly equatable to users of websites, it seems the more commonly used term would be preferable for the sake of being more readily understood. I haven't been ...
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Is there a standard way of asking users to set their country locale preference?

If you have country / language specific settings that you want to allow users to select so they can view the relevant content, is it standard to ask them in a dialog box (or on the page) when they ...
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Should I provide the option to change the language in an app?

Smartphones settings allow you to choose a default language thereby ensuring your application displays in that language. Is it useful to provide an option to change this language within my application ...
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What is the best way to ask/set language preferences without using text?

I'm working on a mobile application for learning foreign languages. In order to use the app the user must provide provide two pieces of information: tell us what language you want to learn tell us ...
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Should 'change profile picture' go on its own page or with Profile Information?

I see that Facebook and other sites have the change profile picture on its own page. But, I don't know if I should add another tab to the already long settings tabs on the sidebar, so what is the most ...
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Should the Print Preview Window Intially Open as Maximized?

I'm redesigning an application and I'd like your feedback on Print Preview. Should this screen initially open as maximized? Should the application remember and apply the last used screen size used? ...
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Should users be forced into a responsive design (without the ability to opt out)?

There is nothing worse than getting automatically redirected to a mobile version of a site, and not having (or not easily finding) a "view normal site" link. It's not just that the mobile site is a ...
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How could I best organize email preferences for several “groups”

In my web app users can join many different groups (think facebook groups). Users need to be able to set email preferences for every group individually. I'd like to set up a single page for this ...
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Testing multiple page level design changes for perfomance and preference

I was asked to pick one page on a large site and mock-up improvements for testing. I tested the old page with task analysis, satisfaction survey, and a card sort. I changed about 15 aspects of the ...
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Behaviour of a user diary with both general patterns and specific entries

I'm working on an application that allows users to keep a 'diary' of times they are available to work. The interface is very simple, and deals purely with ad-hoc availability. It's effectively a ...
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Marketing opt-in/out preferences

Has anyone seen any evidence of best practice for displaying marketing opt-in/out preferences? I'm trying to convince a client that it's not a good idea to make it "difficult" for users to opt out of ...