Questions relating to the general UX field, such as career, academic aspects, its relation to other fields and disciplines, and other topics that relate to the field as a whole.

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How to elegantly create new parent when midway creating new child and realize you need a new parent?

I have a child record called customers. So when I create a new Customer, it's a form with a few text fields and one dropdown tree structure that lists all possible Companies that a new Customer might ...
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How far wireframes reflect in final visual design? Should visual designer leverage the final design or stick to the wireframe shared by UX designer?

When UX designer works with visual designer, often times it happens, after providing wireframe with clear annotation/explanation, visual designer tends to leverage the concept (may be want to make ...
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In order to become a UX professional,should you also know how to design?

This may be a stupid question since I don't really know a lot about this field. I am currently involved in product development but I find UX to be a lot more interesting. However I don't know how to ...
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Is it a good practices if I give helpful information about operating the search box to user?

On my data tables view, I have a search box that search information from database and shows it on the data tables. There are any need to use button with the search box? I use key up event handler ( ...
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Should there be different login pages in terms of look and feel of a single company which has multiple products?

I'm evaluating one large application which has different products and each product has unique visual design for its login page. Now though products falls under same company their customers may ...
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How to describe what UX Developer does?

UX is often related to designing so it is more acceptable when people mention UX Designer to deliver wireframes, prototypes user research and more. What about UX Developer? How does both of it differs ...
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Checkbox vs toggle design argument [closed]

We're having a design argument on my team. What do you guys think? Checkboxes or toggles for a desktop app? If there isn't a "one size fits all" approach, then what factors would determine if ...
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Better way to show Priority Level in drop down

I just found below drop down for showing priority levels in JIRA: Does the above drop down - with icons and supporting message clearly demonstrates the priority levels? If not, then what will be ...
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Do the number of user flow steps affect the UX of the app?

When decreasing the number of the steps in the user flow affects the app/website usability? is there any reference ? in the following example, the change language appears in a separate screen is it ...
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What is the best way to make lists that are in alphabetical order?

I'm making a page at the moment where i have to place city names. If i make 1 row, then this will be too long, so i want to split the row and display 3 rows. I want to show them in alphabetical order,...
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Booking Calendar UX/UI - Approach

I am attempting to think a responsive design for a booking calendar which allows booking of available slots. In general, calendar UI's have time of the day as a vertical arrangement and days of the ...
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How about freezing the first row and column?

User may be lost when faces the massive data in a large table, how about freezing the first row and column? so that the dimensions and metrics are always reachable. questions: It would narrow ...
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Austosave causing clearing of input data [closed]

We have a web application that includes two internal tabs (within the webpage). One of which the user writes down comments, and the other where they only view content. There are times where they have ...
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What is best way to show the select box data which is long(almost one line sentence)

I have list box to show the select box data which is long(almost one line sentence). I cant make list box which look very big. For all sentence I have can use some code(Say for 'Sentence1' I can use ...
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How to express the meaning of “At least one, but not limited”?

As general the required fields would be marked with an asterisk (*). Here comes the dilemma: There are some fields in the form which are required, but as a group(e.g 3.a/3.b/3.c). It's unnecessary to ...
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Why do websites have “member since October 20 2015” on their ecommerce website?

Why do most websites have "member since date" in their profile page? What good does it serve? I understand it will determine how long the user has been using the website. But aside from that what else?...
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Is it a good idea to hide logout button with error/warning message?

I'm building a secure website, closer to banking. I'm bit hesitant to hide the logout link with the error/warning message. I think design look simplistic when I add error/warning over the logout panel....
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UX targeting laptop(touchpad) vs desktop(with mouse) users

Are there any UX guidelines that are to be followed targeting users of these two types :- Apart from the screen size- Laptop No mouse in majority of the cases , uses touch pad and keyboard ...
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Filter for customer reviews. Show or hide for default?

I am working on customer reviews section for Mobile App. I have a question about review's filter. Case A. Show review’s filters on top of the page and push reviews down out of the first screen. Case ...
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UX Interview question [closed]

I've been graced with this questions more than once. I know I'm responding accordingly but I want to throw these out to all of you and get your thoughts. Question 1 Product manager: “Let’s say, the ...
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Using a survey to identify problems, for usability testing

I'm new to UX research, and I am on a small UX project just for the sake of practice. Before conducting a usability test, I understand that I need to know the user's pain points in certain products ...
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Psychology graduate going into UX/HCI field. career advice needed [closed]

I writing this in hope to get some career advice from UX/HCI professionals. I want to thank you in advance for hearing me out first. I just finished my undergraduate less than 2 weeks ago with major ...
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Does the position of icons in buttons affect the user?

I sometimes get in a bit of a muddle around which is the best position for an icon within a button i.e. left of the text or right of it. I was wondering if there is an easy way to determine the best ...
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How to illustrate an “UX approved” stamp?

I'm looking for a ways to convey the idea of good vs. bad* UX design and features. In order to offer a UX stamp(s) to my girlfriend as she is a Human Factor Engineer. The idea is neither to ...
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About text and navigation hierarchy on mobile

I'm making a mobile page that is heavy on content and I was wondering what people's thoughts are on hierarchy in regard to an "about" text and the main page navigation. A quick outline of the product ...
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Can sign up/log in be unified in one button?

I'm working a form at the moment and was consider merging sign in and sign up but thought it might be confusing. Is there any precedent for this? Example download bmml source – ...
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Why does google separate out its sign in process to 2 pages now? Is that bad UX or just unconventional? [duplicate]

Firstly: Enter my email address, then hit enter takes me to: Feels like it's unnecessarily staggered, but maybe I'm missing something? This is a relatively new occurrence as well
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Flat design worsens UX. Could/should the pendulum swing the other way? [closed]

I often argue with people that so-called 'flat' design leads to worse UX as it leads to a lack of clarity regarding actionable objects but also reduces the ability of the user to distinguish between ...
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What is the behavior when clicking “Cancel” when there are multiple routes to an Edit page?

We have a Hub page with a list of widgets in a table. There are 2 routes to get to the Edit Widget page: (A) You can click the Edit button from the Hub Page and go to the Edit page OR (B) Click the ...
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Is it odd to display search results for fields that are not visible in a table?

We have a web product that displays "widgets" in a table. Each row has the name of the widget along with other attributes such as color and size. In order to keep a manageable number of columns, we ...
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What is the origin of the term 'coach marks', in the context of software UI?

The earliest reference to "coach marks" (in the context of software UI) appears to be the following patent, filed in 1993: Method and apparatus for generating and displaying multiple simultaneously-...
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How do you best explain the fixed functionality and uses of well known UI components

People often ask questions about if it's okay to mix up UI components with clearly specified functionality e.g. radio buttons and checkboxes. Sometimes I feel that it's treading well worn ground and ...
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Designing password entry to provide hints

Should it be way that the interaction is designed for password field in any web form or login page? Can it be the right way to showing total number of character of a password while user enters it? ...
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UX vs Product Design, what's the difference?

I've notice that more and more people who used to call themselves UX Designers are now calling themselves Product Designers. I have a rough feel for the differences but I'm struggling to find any good ...
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Name, icon, and color of the button

I want to clear the text from the text box, what should be the button named as? what icon and color should the same button have? Thanks in advance.
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Why does Android use the 'Bell' icon (for notifications) as its primary sound option when using the volume rocker?

Currently on my android device there is a bell icon used to signify volume when I used the rocker on the side of the phone which seems odd to me. Whenever it appears I feel like I'm looking at my ...
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Is UX yet another 'cross-cutting concern' or software quality?

Some software engineering researchers believe UX is yet another software quality (i.e. quality requirement or non-functional requirement-e.g. security, performance), or yet another 'cross-cutting ...
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How to make a good UI for picking dates period?

I have a website form in which user can enter details of a flight he wants and my website will scan flight companies to find a flight that matches user's criteria. One of the details user should ...
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UX Designers - working with developers to resolve design or implementation disagreements [closed]

When working in a team environment where the UX designer is not the lead (i.e. Head of UX or a executive level role), or is a joint-lead working under a product manager or owner, is the business ...
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What is the best solution for a session timeout while in edit mode?

We have an enterprise web product that times-out after 15 minutes (for security reasons). We automatically log the user out if they don’t respond to the prompt to stay logged-in. What should we do if ...
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What is the best UX for success and error messages? [closed]

I've seen this done a number of ways. The most common being a banner across the top of the page indicating success or failure. A few things I'm curious about... Should the banner appear at the top ...
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Is there an Industry-Standard UX Design Lifecycle, or Formal UX Design Step-by-Step Instructions?

I'm currently looking for formal instructions (i.e. what is involved from start to finish) of the UX Design process. The best example that I've found so far is this: http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/...
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Looking for a UX design analogy

I'm trying to introduce UX design to my company in order to improve the understanding of it with a light talk. For that, I'm looking for a short speech title which will use a very simple and ...
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Shouldn't we separate UX from 'UX integration'?

I have been doing research on how software development organisations adapt UX practices as natural part of their processes and accept it in the whole organisation, what some researchers including me ...
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How important is it for a UX Designer to have Front end development skills? [closed]

I work as Front end Developer for more than 5 years and also have some design skills. I can easily design website sections using Fireworks/Photoshop and then code them. Currently I am learning Axure. ...
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What is the gender implied by this infographic person

I was wondering if there is a rule/guide on if this info graphic person actually implies male/female - assuming it is used without the opposing specifically female human graphic
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Analysis Device Guide for a Client

I hope falls into UX. We've just completed some analysis work for a client for a new mobile application. Part of that analysis work was to provide user experience analysis from their preferred device ...
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What do hiring managers look for when interviewing UI/UX designers? [closed]

I would like specific, real world examples of what hiring managers look for when conducting a UI/UX interview. When I say UI/UX, I am using it as an umbrella term. I'd like to invite examples from ...
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Sidebars - How useful are they?

We're considering putting information in sidebars and are wondering how useful they are or do users simply ignore them? The project in question is for a heavy content news site.
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Force naming item using modal

So we have webapp where teachers can create student lesson plans, that they can share with a community of academics. After user clicks "create" - we autosave that plan (defaults for all fields) into ...