A user is an agent, often a human agent (end-user) instead of a software agent, who uses a computer or network service.

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How to represent a n-dimensional map of users?

I'm working on a service that handle users which have a position in the system. The service is flexible in that positions can be of any dimensions (understand, 2D or 3D or... well 4D even if that's ...
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What's the best way to tell a user that the field is a textbox?

The situation: I have to tell the user that those fields are actually a textbox and they have to enter something in that, the one before the red square (amount) is readonly and can't be changed. I ...
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Tab-based design for a productpage?

Let me sketch what I'm talking about. I work for a company that sells courses (commercial education-branch). The website contains a productpage per course, and there is a lot of content per course to ...
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Show overview and detailed information en same screen?

Do any of you have experiences with changing the overall layout of an application. The existing layout is shown with an overview grid in the top to change the records, and the detailed information in ...
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What's an inclusive way of asking for a user's gender and sexual orientation?

I need to ask for users' genders and sexual orientations in a normalized way that allows for filtering users on both properties (so I can't just store user-provider strings). What's the most inclusive ...
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Recruiting for a charity app [on hold]

I'm a UX student working on a charity app project and I hope to find some people who are willing to take a quick survey. How does recruitment of users for a charitable cause differ from recruitment ...
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How do you create onboarding logic for first time user experience?

Are there any good resources for writing logic for a series of coachmarks for onboarding users? Specifically, actions that trigger a coachmark in a series, how long they are shown, when they are ...
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Best way to pick and choose a weight (in lbs)

I was thinking about what the best to pick and choose a weight would be? Are there any good examples of this? This would be on an Android or iOS device. My initial idea was to make a scrolling picker,...
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Event/ticket price ordering

I'm having a debate with a client about the ordering of prices on their event poster. They'd like to display the concessionary price first (£12), followed by the standard price (£14) and finally the ...
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Recommend approach to create a form that needs to show unlimited rows

I'm designing a form web page where users need to insert data. Part of the form is the main form information but there is another part that takes unknown number of entered rows. Here is an example. ...
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Usernames, Display Names, Full Names - how to onboard

In the app I'm designing there are currently only display names. Since these are not unique, it can be hard to distinguish. With this in mind, full names are going to be implemented alongside display ...
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Is there a way to verify a user beyond the generic FB Login, token and Touch ID?

I am part of a team that is in the process of creating an app which deals with monetary transfers. Our biggest concern is a receiver of the money being a con/fraud; I was wandering if there was a ...
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How to prevent duplicate credentials being entered on 2 different user devices

If user A inputs credentials into a mobile app (first name, last name, Email ID and reference number) in order to unlock the app; whats the best way to prevent user B from inputting the same ...
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How to allow users to position newly created items in a sortable item list

Background I have a list of items that a user can create, move around, edit and delete. Each item can be a different type such as a textbox field or a header. To create a new item or edit an ...
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Why do mobile apps use animated transitions?

So many mobile apps are using animated transitions (much like the web was using flash animations in the early 2000s). In a desktop internet browser, clicking a link on a web page takes you to the the ...
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Is it ok for a landing page image to take up a full screen?

My landing pages have large images, each of an individual building. I'm worried about information scent issues causing usability problems. The images have a parallax effect. Any suggestions on best ...
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Mapping “Reports” under Master Web Application having multiple products

There is web based application which has bad experience issues with reports and mapping. Currently application is mixture of 4 different products and they provide service to customer as per needs. ...
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Dividing steps in Form Wizard

I have this category input in my form. If a category is not found on the list the user would need to create a new one obviously. If they would need to create a new, there's 2 options: Category or ...
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What's the best method to show how many enquiries are made for each item per week?

Say, I've a website that sells 350 different types of pillows from all over the world. Each week, there would be X number of people enquiring about the different pillows, and I would log the ...
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“You app is empty man!” / How to modify UI/UX to stop this kind of feedback?

I own an application aiming to make people meet each other around activities/outs. There are two ways of suggesting an activity/out to other members: Inviting anybody at once. All members would ...
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Should I follow Mac or Windows UI guidelines? [duplicate]

In my product am using a modeless dialog box with “OK” and “Minimize” button. Where I can place these buttons on the Top Left or Top Right? If I place on the Top Left it shows am focused only on the ...
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How to discover what users NEED and not what they WANT?

I have been thinking a lot about my favorite quote from Henry Ford: If I asked people what they wanted, they would have said 'Faster Horses'. -Henry Ford The trouble I have been having is that ...
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Which methodology ensures good user exprience? [closed]

There's discovery, design, implement and refine where designers have their own set of tools to achieve the expected output and make clients happy.I came across this blog today, there are a few good ...
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Blocked Resources: Should we fix the UX for users who block JS or other resources?

A site is built mostly in PHP and JS (link here: http://thebambergergroup.com/) Certain pages won't load or will work awfully when JS is blocked. Two questions: Should a site be programmed so that ...
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Tools Vs Advanced Settings Icon [closed]

I am designing a paint app in which I am not sure about the two Icons I am using. One is called Tools and the other is advanced settings. When you tap on the tools: Brush, Eraser and advanced Settings ...
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First interview for a UX role this week! What kind of questions can I expect to be asked/speak about? Could any examples be cited? [closed]

To give you a bit of context, my background is in content and digital communications. This will be my first entry into UX, and it's a role in a B2B company that (by the sounds of it) is quite heavy on ...
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Improving button state by only changing colours

Background In short, the above 'Object list' increases in content when the different buttons at the top (A, B, C, D & E) are selected. These buttons look like tabs, but since several can be ...
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What's a good single-word term that means “a user who's signed in to your website”?

I'm trying to devise the standard nomenclature for our application, and I wanted to use a term that can be used across all our documentation and artifacts (i.e. user flows, scenario maps, etc.) A ...
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Is it a good idea to play jokes on your users on April 1st?

I was browsing trough the hot questions and I've stumbled across this question. One of the comments mentioned checking the date, but the bells didn't ring until I read the accepted answer. Regarding ...
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Is asking 'balanced' leading questions the right way during user interviews?

It sounds a little bit counter-intuitive, but I am wondering if we actually lose a lot of the information that we might otherwise intend on finding out or capturing by not asking more direct or '...
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Paper on the significance of terminology regarding users

Does anyone know of material regarding the significance of terminology in (participatory) design processes? I'm looking for theory regarding cases such as this: If some users are patients being ...
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Test to evaluate a UX designer in product company [closed]

We are in the process of hiring a UX designer for our company, for which the primary skill set is: Ability to understand the product and its features Provide input on requirements Ask questions Come ...
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Where should mobile apps store user data and how to define when user has to sign up? [closed]

1) I am writing here regarding one very important issue. Just imagine that you've downloaded a daily task manager mobile App. There are tones of these apps. I am quite confused, because some of them ...
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Interface requirements for both left-to-right and right-to-left reading

Most interfaces, gestures and UI patterns are based on reading from left to right (sinistrodextral). Swiping to the right to go back is based on making the same motion with your finger if you want to ...
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Difference between profit and nonprofit organisation?

I now have my first job for a nonprofit organization. Are there any differences in the development of UX strategies for NGOs and Nonprofits unlike a traditional business? Are there difference in the ...
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When you don't understand your users

I work on internal software in an aeronautical engineering firm. Often internal users will request software enhancements using highly technical aeronautics terms and I have NO IDEA what they're saying!...
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So I created personas. What's next?

I'm doing UX for the mobile app for the first time. I have developed user personas and don't know what to do next to get to the visual design. I suppose I have to create these things: application map, ...
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Which is the best button to use for “back” in a USSD menu system?

USSD is Unstructured Supplementary Service Data The options are 0, *, and # My requirement is when the user dials any USSD code like *123#, then on the user's mobile screen it will display Menu (...
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What is the best way the user quickly identify a product [closed]

I am developing a game portal , where the main User 's task is to seek details of the products in a wide displayed list. First the image of the product is displayed , followed by its title , its price ...
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Is adding an edit option near each section too excessive?

Do you think adding an edit option in each section of this screen is too excessive for the user?
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What is the best way to show total sales and breakdown of the total? [closed]

Basically, I need to show the total amt of sales made each week. For this case, let's put the figure at 200. Now, I need to further breakdown this figure and segment them according to salesperson. e....
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Image sizes - desktop vs. tablet

Are there any generally recommended best practices for image size requirements? Mostly looking at desktop vs. tablet. Is it generally accepted for a a RWD site that a separate set of smaller image ...
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Mobile Wallet - Which problem is trying solve?

Currently I am working for project which is related with the Mobile Wallet. Could you please anyone help me to understand that which Problem the mobile wallet or phone payment are trying to solve?. ...
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What are the real differences between UI/UX and front-end development?

front-end developer here. I'm working in a tiny startup: one back-end developer and me as the front-end developer. My boss is calling me UX boy since I've worked there, even if I don't specially ...
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Will users know to click the top item in navigation menu?

I've got a navigation menu on my website which has several levels of submenu. In the example pictured below I'd like users to be able to click "Services" in the top level menu and go to a "services" ...
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Regarding spacing on tabs and making them similar to buttons

I was checking out some apps on how they handle tabs and the spacing between them. Myfitnesspal has three tabs right next to each other with the right and left side having rounded corners. The app I ...
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Some advice needed on working as a UI designer in a app dev company

A week ago, I managed to get a job in a app dev company. They create apps based on clients' needs. Before that, I'm a general graphics designer who also does some app UI mockup but it's for in-house ...
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Correctly manage user's settings

I am working on a system that connects a client to a database. I am both in control of the client (written in C#) and the database (most functionality is written in pgSQL). Users have to log in in my ...
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How to start a ux project (website) from scratch? [closed]

I have been following the JJG elements of user experience design for most of my projects. Most of the time I don't have to start a website from scratch. They usually have the idea and I would be ...