A workflow consists of a sequence of connected steps.

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Best way to communicate an abstract app concept such as a 'workspace' to users

The issue I'm struggling with is fairly specific, but it touches on a general UX topic, which is how to help users grasp some abstract app concept, such as some information organization or structuring ...
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Would it be a good or poor user experience if I guide users through a wizard and not let them see it again?

I'm currently designing the UX for an event travel site. It starts off with the organizer registering and then it goes right into the "wizard" where it functions like an accordion -- broken up into a ...
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Staying relevant as a UX designer at my company

Tried searching for a similar question, but didn't find anything... I was wondering if there are ways to increase my usefulness to my company, in my role as a UX designer. My skillsets primarily ...
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Irreversible changing of state

I am working on a UI for a workflow and task management system. Each task can be in one of three states: new in progress complete The task is edited in a form which has Save/Cancel buttons. It ...
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Conveying progress for a set of items each with 2 stages

I think I have an issue with the hierarchy of information in trying to convey progress to a user. On the dashboard of a non-profit dashboard I have the following option: The organisation deal with ...
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Account activation in mobile app

I'm designing iphone app which allows users to pay bills. To use this app the user should register and activate their account via e-mail. And here is the problem: Which model I have to choose for the ...
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“Pharma” UX Model? [closed]

Is there any known "Pharma" like UX examples or flows out there in the digital world? Example: Doctor recommends a drug to a patient, hands off prescription to receptionist to make a copy. ...
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Usability concerns for managing queues of items to be worked

Here's a genericized story for an issue I'm curious about: A secure website for ACME Company has a table of thousands of widget orders in an "initial" status that need to be processed online. ...
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How to design a change state action

My application manages a few types of entities, each of them has its own workflow. For example - a task entity workflow will look something like this: (this is a functional/logical drawing, this is ...
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How to archive paper prototypes and physical objects from design process?

I have looked around UXSE for questions on this and haven't found anything yet. I am looking for solutions to managing paper prototypes and sketches and other physical objects created during a design ...
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Send wireframes before a demonstration?

I'm an in-house UX Designer for a medium sized company, and big part of my job is building wireframes for inclusion in spec documents. Usually, the workflow goes something like this - the product ...
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System Upgrade: Scheduling and steps

I'm working on a system that offers 2 options to upgrade: "Remind me Later" "Install" If you click on "Remind me Later" you can enter the number of days in which you will be reminded to upgrade. If ...
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How and when to gently prompt user to save between pages

I am working on a complete rewrite of a complex, multi-step and enterprise-/internal-facing web application. The existing application's UI was literally based upon Excel spreadsheets that had been ...
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What's an intuitive workflow for a registering user to simultaneously sign-up his colleagues?

I'm working on a redesign of a website that has a bit of a complicated registration requirement and I just can't get my head around how best to design the necessary forms/pages. For context, the ...
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Forcing a workflow while making it easier for the user

I'm working on an internal webapp that requires users to Enter Meeting Notes. Currently, the users write their notes in a Word template, then copy/paste into one large text field in the app. The notes ...
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Should confirm email links autologin if the user is not logged in?

I am working on a system where the administrator can configure the following behaviour for email addresses: Allow users to attach multiple email addresses to their account (just like Facebook and ...
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Wireframes first or after rough visual design sketches?

This is how I usually work: After completed business and user requirements gathering I have a brainstorming session together with the project group to come up with big, high-level ideas about the ...
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Data Entry Add Compare Confirm

Looking for some feedback on if there is a well known approach for this. Please note that my graphics are just for example and look much worse in the actual application. A user has the authorization ...
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Disabled UI during loading procedures - trend in mobile design?

I have noticed an on-going prevalence of disabled controls upon component load (clicking on a button to load data, only to find all controls are then disabled). As a usability enthusiast, flow has ...
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Confusion with private messaging system

Planning a social networking site with a private messaging system, including following folders: inbox sentbox drafts trash and labels that can be created, managed by the users and applied in a n:n ...
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Does having the same functionality with different flow result to bad UX?

Specific example to understand it better. I have a meeting application, it has the ff menus: Meeting Schedule - contains pre-created meetings My Documents - contains documents uploaded to the ...
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When introducing a new interface to managers, do you even show the options that you eliminated?

For a same interface, should I show to managers/clients all the options that came to my mind (even the one that are not appropriated) or should I only show the best one or the one I suggest?
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Should I provide template functionality?

The context: We're working on a small SaaS solution for freelancer and very small companies (<5 employees). We know that people will sometimes need to create several sheets that contain almost the ...
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How do I maintain flow during checkout?

I am working on a payment process that is pretty typical. Users will be required to create a password during the sign up process so they can retrieve their (online) purchase later. In the course of ...
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Customer Journey Maps - Good Examples [closed]

I am looking for some thoughts on Customer Journey Mapping, and what makes a map that much better, as well as some examples on the net. I have found a few through my research - but was hoping for some ...
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How to indicate that a document has already been downloaded?

I'm designing a list of documents, and basically the user can download the meeting schedule in their device so they don't have to download it every time and they can view it even without internet ...
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File operation open/close workflow

I'm working on an application (Mac OS X, if it matters) that opens a user defined file or folder, does a bunch of operations on it (as set up on the main window and tracked on a progress bar), then ...
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Tool for work between UI/UX Designers and developers to show animations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can animations be depicted in wireframes effectively? Are there any standard tools for work between designers and developers, especially for designer to explain flow ...
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How to implement a branching wizard?

I'm toying with the jQuery plugin SmartWizard to implement a branching wizard for a web application. The problem I'm struggling with right now is how to deal with user choices that affect the ...
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Is a cancel button really needed in a form in a page?

I have a form, which is on a page of its own - it's a huge one, and one of the internal reviewers recommended to add a cancel button to it. I am just trying to figure out if a cancel button is ...
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Should a classifieds website user be made to sign up before posting ads?

I am in the classifieds website business. I am struggling to find general consensus about the best way to design a user experience for being able to post ads on a classifieds site. Specifically, the ...
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Multiscreen Forms (Wizards), the Form's Previous Button, and the Back Button

Scenario: I have a web form split across 3 screens/pages. A user can move between forward and back between the screens via Next and Previous labeled buttons respectively. Question: When the user ...
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Looking for examples of decision tree workflow [closed]

We are going to be allowing our customers to request building permits online. I am thinking of of flowing the customer through a series of questions to make sure they know what information we need and ...
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Assigning working hours on a duty roster

Here's a screenshot of the duty calendar in the system I'm working on (I've deleted all names here for privacy reasons). Each person can have a day of particular type (listed in the legend above: ...
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Dictionary of common web site elements

To save the co-workers and the clients from confusion a common language to describe the elements of the web site is a good idea I think. I've seen a couple of design pattern sites but I wonder if ...
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How to set up a “war room”

I've seen a couple of web agencies using the term "War room" to describe a place where they sit and and brainstorm web projects. The room usually contains a lot of sketches on the walls and it all ...
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What is a good user interface for managing real-time events? [closed]

I need to build a web app to help a support staff manage a boat-load of incidents in real-time. Some events will be weighted heavier than others. And events need to be hidden once they've been ...
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account confirmation pattern: link or link + page with edit field

Imagine the registration process where you send an activation email to the user. In many activation email I receive, I will get an activation hyperlink and an activation code by itself as well. My ...
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Interface Flowchart Examples [closed]

Looking for examples of "high-end" user interface flowcharts. I've personally designed lots of flowscharts, and created internal standards for them, but it's been years and I'm looking to see what the ...
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Saved Form destination: display entered data or return to origin?

OK--you've filled out a form and submitted your form data. Let's say the form is a service you're adding to a case for a customer. You are a customer service rep, and you took a call from a ...
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What do you use as your personal inspiration library? [closed]

I’ve collected screen shots, links, quotes and other design related items over the years in the hopes of using them for design inspiration on future projects. The problem is, I’ve got this “stuff” ...
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Recommend practices for custom user created forms in a CMS

I would like to allow users to create custom forms in a CMS I am building. While on a broader level, it seems to be quite simple, let the user create the form and save it, the little details seems to ...