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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Keyboard key access for Toggle Button?

In material design when I try to access Toggle Button via Keyboard, the spacebar is used as an action button. Why not Left/Right keyboard keys are not used as action buttons. What is the right key for ...
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Notification banner with auto close need “close(x)” button?

The notifications banner that displayed on top of the screen will disappears automatically in time delay. But I have seen many notification banners with auto close and close(x) button. Is the close(...
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What are the barriers to developing a UX culture?

In a recent question about measuring the embeddedness of UX practices in a company, I suggested the Feijo Maturity Model. How to assess how embedded UX is in an organization or team? If we assume ...
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Mixing vertical image slider for main items and horizontal slider for per item sub items

I am having a bit of a hard time to find a good solution for the following situation: As a user I'd like to add a section to my page. First you will need to choose which type of section you want (in ...
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What are the best practices regarding the usage of both horizontal and vertical navigation that duplicate the same menu items?

The reason I ask this is I am in the process of doing a competitive analysis of four websites and two of the sites duplicate the same menu items on both their top navigation (drop downs) and left-hand ...
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Better UX for adding people to group method pay

So, below is the image of the most recent design of the group method pay, so far so good but i need a better way to add people, let me explain a little bit: First of all this is for a web app and in ...
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How to do multiperson UX tasks in Kanban?

Our UX team is shifting to Kanban so we can manage our workload and projects better. My question is, how do we represent tasks that require a collaborative effort on the board? Do we break it out into ...
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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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Should I tell what the function is or not?

Sometimes, when I design the layout of an app, I always think about that should I put a short description to tell user what this function is or how to use it. But, at the same time, I also think about ...
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Auto-fill common domain suffixes for email address field

I've seen forms where input element for Email suggests commonly used domains, like the example below. I can see this being useful to prevent misspelling of domain names and for speeding up the sign in/...
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What is the expected UX behaviour when you delete your account from a service?

The "Delete account" option in our product is really just a unsubscribe from the service option - the user is still able to login to the system but no longer has access to the actual service. My ...
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Analyze the website [closed]

I have no idea how to analyze a website if PET design principles are followed or not for a particular website. I have started practicing UX though I was a front end developer. Dont have clue if this ...
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How many UX designers does it take to NOT spoil a design?

Is there a rule of thumb for how many UX designers should be working together on a project? Factoring in things like the size of the project (e.g. number of functions/screens), timeline of the project,...
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Can I use 2 different User Journeys for the same Persona to show the flow of 2 different tasks that the user performs?

Can I use 2 different User Journeys for the same Persona to show the flow of 2 different tasks that the user performs? My user has to perform 2 main tasks in the platform, and the tasks are a bit ...
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Editing Title, Sub title and Text

In the web app we are making theres a Material Design Card where theres a User type that has the permission to edit content he posted, so heres the question. When he clicks to edit this content every ...
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UX Knowledge to Follow [closed]

Lets collectively have list UX Knowledge to Follow. It may be Twitter, Facebook, Blogs or any other media. Add list of Books, eBooks, Audio, Video, Webinars, Recordings..anything..! What all you know? ...
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What is the difference between Wireframing and prototyping

What is the difference between Wireframing and prototyping? Prototype should be interactive and Wire-frame Static? Am i right?
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How many people must a UX team consist of?

It seems to me that the range of what makes a great user experience on a website spans a good number of tasks: Better content creation Prototyping and Wireframing Determining which technologies to ...
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How to break into the field of HCI?

Before you make a remark of this has been asked over and again, let me point out that I have done my research - Do I have the skills for UX? As a programmer, how do I move into UX? Getting into ...
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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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Looking for better alternatives to 'sort by ascending/descending'

I'm currently updating the sorting options for a list of items. At the moment each option can be selected as descending or ascending which really doesn't mean anything in most cases (or is very ...
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Term “Requirement Gathering” in UX - A misnomer?

Having spend some good time in the Interaction design domain, I have started to think that the term "Requirement Gathering" is somewhat a misnomer and conveys a incorrect image of the process. Is ...
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Rule to display a date difference in natural language

I am trying to find the best way to naturally display, in a list mode, the date difference between a "supposed start date" vs today date in natural language. The output would be displayed only if the ...
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Are there any laws (in the UK) which require accessibility guidelines to be followed on a website?

Hypothetically speaking, could a company be sued for not meeting accessibility guidelines? I often see sites online which clearly do not - how would this stand up in court? Are guidelines (like the ...
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How Do You Know When It's Ready for Developer Hand-Off?

In trying to understand the UX Process, I was wondering how do you know when your design (which has been prototyped and tested) is finally ready to go to the coders for development? Also, after the ...
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As a UX Designer, how can I contribute as to the development process on GitHub? [duplicate]

Does anyone know how can I contribute (as User Experience Designer) to the development process on GitHub? I want to know how someone could include UX Research, Usability Testing, Contextual Inquiries ...
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What is a wireframe deck?

I was recently asked to provide this by a potential employer and wasn't sure what it meant. Google has also shown little help. I am assuming it means a collection of wireframes. However, are these ...
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Is the “Save as…” option at all required in browsers? [closed]

On right-clicking on a web page in Chrome you get an option "Save as..." which basically saves the entire web page locally in your system. I'm wondering what is the importance or priority of that ...
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What is the difference between a Product Designer and a UX Designer? [closed]

I was wandering if you could help me understand the difference between these two roles? I'm interested more to understand the type of skills each person has and the types of problems he gets the ...
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How to make long forms engaging?

In a form I have over 30 fields on a single section of an application these 30+ fields can't be broken up into two parts along with the other sections. Long forms like this are really exhausting to ...
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Sort Icon placement

I am introducing a sort feature for a few elements such as: Name Import Code Site Priority I did some Googling and the general concensus is that an icon should always be placed to the left of a ...
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A UI/UX developer with color-blindness. Good or Bad idea or maybe a challenge?

I'm working as a front-end developer. I used to work on JavaScript technologies. But when it comes to UX and about choosing colors and stuff which I'm not able to understand well due to color ...
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Should large corporations have dedicated UX teams? [closed]

I'm just curious if my opinion is outside the norm. I work at a large corporation with a 200+ person IT department -- which includes 2 UX Architects, 3-4 frontend web developers, and a couple graphic ...
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What is the impediment to a data-driven design process?

Many government organisations and agencies are adopting the GOV.UK - GDS design principles, and it has certainly resulted in the trend of government websites becoming less cluttered and content-...
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How to build UI/UX for aircraft? [closed]

Currently, I am the student of CS in aviation. My project is about research in UI for board system (Boeing). Now I have the necessary technical documentation and examples of current interfaces (to ...
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Is there any way to ask for a like when user shares an article on facebook?

Say a user shares an article in facebook, is there any way we can include our page name and ask for a like in the same post?
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Drop down menu or range slider for salary range filter?

We are filtering some job posts by their salary range, the range has definite steps (for instance $60K-$80K, $80K+, Up to $60K). For filtering results which approach is better? Creating a salary ...
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Example of exercises to develop UX Skills [closed]

I want to develop a library or list to help people develop their UX skills. Does anybody know how I would go about achieving this?
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Usability in names of services

Currently I am pursuing a masters degree in CS and I am following a course called 'HCI' (human machine interaction). The professor asked us a question, but no one can define a clear answer for it. ...
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Technology stack for UX Development [closed]

I have CS degree, and have been doing programming for a while. I'm interested in gravitating towards full-stack development, meaning being capable of programming + doing UX Development/ Design work. ...
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How to make pixel perfect wires frames for responsive site?

I apologize if this question seems rudimentary... I've been doing UX work for just a bit of time and I have typically provided wires that gives the designer guidelines, but offers them creative leeway....
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What is user's quote?

Im new to the field of User Experience and currently studying on how to conduct user research and gather helpful data from various users to figure out or have an idea who's Im designing for. But along ...
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What are the best, practical, resources for evidence based research? [closed]

I've done a little research on this and have found that places like the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) have some best practices, but ...
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Signal that a field has become required after other user interaction

The user is presented with a form. One of the form selections is a check box. If the user checks the check box, one of the fields is now required. What is the best way to signal to the user that ...
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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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What is User Experience (UX)?

I've looked at this site for the first time today. I've checked About, the FAQ and the FAQ and searched, and I don't seem to be able to find an answer on this site. These are the closest I can find: ...
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How to showcase UX work?

Presenting your UX design on the portfolio is more than just showing off some screenshots of the wireframe or finished graphics. I am just wondering what your thoughts are on the ideal way to display ...
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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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How to talk about UX with using that label?

I’m in the process of developing educational material for use internally in my organization and I’d like to somehow counteract the overuse of this term. For most it’s a synonym for usability ...
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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 ...