A workflow consists of a sequence of connected steps.

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Flow for widget with different types of metrics and display types

We're creating a widget that lets the user configure, among other things, two main elements for a widget: Choose 1 or more 'metrics' (either a numerical value or a string/message for a timestamp ) ...
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Best, most flexible way of presenting task progress

In the world of business, one of the most common scenarios is having some sort of task system that has a natural business progression. For example, someone at Department A initiates the task, it then ...
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Which UI is more user-friendly and effective: Tabs or Collapsible Panels?

Not sure if the collapsible panels have a different name but I have seen them referred to as rollouts. I have used many applications that use one or the other or both, but I am wondering if there are ...
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Are sliders inefficient controls for desktop applications?

I always thought sliders weren't as optimal for numerical parameters. You not only have to look where the parameter is, but also where the slider is and ensure you are clicking exactly there to make ...
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Benefit of custom 404 error screens on website

Are there any UX studies on whether custom 404's and the like benefit or enrich the experience of the end user? Some good examples below, I was thinking the wording might be more relevant in this ...
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Context-switches & integration of workflows to avoid them

I've been searching everywhere I know for research concerning the topics listed below, but have been unable to find anything specific. The best I can come up with is general literature. Specifically I ...
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Breadcrumb navigation

I'm wondering if any one have any good knowledge about breadcrumb navigation and if you can use it as the only way to navigate backwards in a GUI (if you don't use the browser functionality)? And to ...
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How can we design the communication flows? Is there any tool for that?

I am writing this question to user experience since I believe that service design is highly related with user experience field. I searched for finding a tool for designing the communications of a ...
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Defaulting to the sign-up form?

Recently I've noticed more and more sign-in / sign-up workflows defaulting to the sign-up option first and providing a minimal "Sign-In / Login" action somewhere else on the page. What's the reason ...
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Non-ordered workflows

My team is developing an application on a mobile device involving a lot of scanning of barcodes (industrial applications, yay). Mobile = limited real estate. In a particular case, we need the user to ...
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Is it better to have an interactive survey in an e-mail body, or to only include a link to a survey webpage?

In my research, which include hundreds of emails that I receive (like you), I only had the option of perform complex actions directly into the email with forms sent by Google form. For complex ...
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Express buy button for a complex product (diffrent size,colors). Any experience or examples?

I want to launch a "Express Buy" button just under a product picture. The idea is to avoid one click, the one that goes to the product card. I want this to go straight in to my user's shopping cart. ...
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Web design workflow without Photoshop

There is more and more talk of web designers moving away from the idea of spending an incredible amount of time wireframing and then designing in Photoshop and I wanted to get everyone's opinion on ...
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What is proper term for a flow chart for mobile app?

I am creating a user flow aka flow chart aka information flow chart using Balsamiq, not using Omnigraffle or other tools, for a mobile app. What is the proper term for this diagram? See Gustav ...
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iPhone - User interaction flow ideas

I am trying to determine would the best user experience would be for a particular flow, and I though maybe getting a fresh perspective on it would be helpful. I have three screens that I am currently ...
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What's a healthy relationship with your web developers? [closed]

This is always something that's interested me. I've sat at both sides of the table. I've been the developer who has had a first look at designs after they've been sold to the business, only to have ...
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What to look for at a customer site visit?

I'm a software engineer responsible for the development of UI software for an embedded device that will be used in laboratories and hospitals. I have the rare opportunity to visit one of our ...
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What are the differences between user flows, task flows and workflows?

I'm looking to clarify the differences/overlaps between the three and, if the terminology isn't accurate establish the correct terminology
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Dilemma: How to write technical specifications before the research?

Before starting working on client's project, we sign an agreement. Usually there are also some technical specifications attached to agreement signed as well. My question is: how can I write technical ...
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What are the best options to show huge number of errors on multiple paginated list

We have a business application where users edit participants' payroll information across multiple income sources in a single list. A list would have - around 200 participants - each participant ...
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What is the name of the breadcrumb/workflow UI component?

What is the correct/best name for the UI component which acts like a breadcrumb trail but also indicates where the user is in a defined series of steps? You see it all the time, something like: ...
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process workflow visualization

I'm trying to visualize some steps in my application. Here is the scenario: User A creates task and assigns it to user B User B starts that task and adds some attachments to that task User A accepts ...
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What are the best ways to integrate online collaboration tools (e.g. a wiki) into a UX workflow?

I often work with teams that are both co-located and have team members, such as front end developers, in another country. If you work on high end projects what are the best practices in using online ...
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How to visualize a process result and report as final step in a wizard

I'm re-designing a web wizard that lets an user to import a table through a CSV file. The current steps are: file upload: the user upload a CSV file from the local file system. metada: the user ...
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How do you show feedback if a user's action effects something in a different space?

If user's action effects something in a different space, what are some intuitive ways to illustrate this to the user without taking them out of their workflow? Right now when a user acts on the item, ...
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Is there a tool to automatically create a user flow from an existing site? [closed]

Does anyone know of a tool that allows you to put in a URL that will then create a basic flow chart of said website? I don't care if it is the best, worst, ect. I simply want to know if they exist. If ...
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Best practices for naming steps in a workflow (status labels)?

I've been unable to find a good guide for naming steps in a workflow (status labels). What are some principles / best practices? If you're curious, my specific case is: I have a system where users ...
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Should a user be logged in after resetting their password?

Lets assume following flow: I want to log in I don't remember password I click on the "forgot my password" link (email is dispatched) I check my inbox and click on the link I type in password and ...
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Should input be accepted after confimation (or other actions)

I often find myself in the following workflow: Enter user name Enter password Click "OK" (or enter key) Wait for response Discover the checkbox next to OK-button Think: "Bugger! It would be nice to ...
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What makes OpenID so difficult to use by persons with no technical background?

According to adrianh in his comment to an answer: Every single time I have /tested/ openid with "normal" users as opposed to technical folk it's caused more problems than it's solved. Every. ...
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Login without breaking the user flow

Let's say a user wants to perform an action that requires him to be logged in (e.g. sending a private message) so a link is provided to him to log in with a message similar to the following: Only ...
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What steps should I follow designing a web site? [closed]

I'm a web developer with basic skills in Web Design. I'm following a lot of websites containing tips and tutorials how to design. Can you tell me what steps I should follow from the beginning to the ...
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Modal window action buttons, top or bottom

Scenario: File upload process for a website on desktop(not mobile) launches a modal window. Question: Would it be better to place action buttons at the top or at the bottom of the window. Pros & ...
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Where should I locate logon steps for a private shopping site?

I'm developing a private shopping site workflow (like gilt.com and markavip.com) but I'm unable to decide which page to put login/register on. I'm considering these locations: Product list page ...
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How to communicate that some customers may buy directly, others must set up account first?

We found that about 60% of all users meet the conditions for our service, so we can provide them the service directly (i.e. we can display its price, and direct them to the checkout process) Other ...
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Deleting dependent records from a table/list

It would be great to have ideas around how to approach below scenario. User wants to delete a Item "X" from a table A. But item "X" is being referenced by multiple items from Table B , Table C and ...
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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 ...