A workflow consists of a sequence of connected steps.

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Focus the user on save screen, or still show preview?

In my 3 screens below, I've shown the edit, review and save screens. These screens are part of a 4 stage process. On the final screen (save), instead of the interface having a new screen, a sidebar ...
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Document creation and renaming, when and how should I save new document renaming?

I work on an webapp where users can create some kind of documents with a title (i. e. name/label of the document) and a content (i. e. a bunch of text). On document creation, the document isn't saved ...
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Adding/removing/editing an item within a wizard. What happens when I cancel item

I have one UX challenge. I have one layout, it isn't wizard, but it works like wizard. So we have flow. First you select one item, then you must click to edit this item, and then you can reorder/add/...
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What is the best way to build visual boolean queries? [duplicate]

What are some good examples of building complex boolean queries? The requirements for the interface would be: The user is able to use AND, OR, and NOT statements The user is able to next queries in ...
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How to deal with different roles unified in one person during contextual inquiry (flow model)? [closed]

For a university course we've conducted a contextual inquiry. Now we're drawing the diagrams. For the flow model I was wondering how to depict when an individual comprises more than one role. In our ...
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UI-solution for iOS/Swift

I hope that this kind of question is welcome here If not, please excuse me ! I have a TableViewController in iOS/Swift on top of the workflow: In my setup, this controller is use to update/add ...
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Should I be linking to the home-page on completion of checkout?

I'm creating a design for an ecommerce website1, which includes the checkout/order process. One element that I'm concerned about in the design is the 'checkout completed' page, specifically linking ...
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UX to VD Workflow [closed]

Just got hired to create an in-house UX/UI VD team. My first task is to create a process outline of how our team will produce all our work, which will consist mainly of redesigning various corp ...
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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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Best practices for enterprise purchasing flows?

I'm helping a team member redesign the purchasing flow for one of our main products Right now (for a new user) the typical flow is: 1) land on pricing page --> 2) click "Buy now" --> 3) signup or ...
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Create specific content from dedicated screen or from anywhere in app

I'm working on a niche social networking mobile app that provides the following main functionalities: Social Feed Find Friends Q&A Forum Classified Ads Event Organization Each function will ...
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Handing Maximum Limit of Object Creation in Nested Object Form

Assume a scenario where you can multiple projects under each course object. There is a nested object creation form like the one below Given the maximum limit of 5 Projects. Which is a better ...
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Visualizing multiple steps in a long workflow

There's a complex workflow where multiple users are participating. Workflow consists of multiple phases which need to be completed, some phases need to be done before another, some can be done at the ...
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Should I update the list of filtered items after a bulk item edit?

Scenario as follow: Step 1: Search for a list of items base on the search/filter type such as in the image below. Step 2: UI returns a list of items that have Status Idle and Priority Low attribute....
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Putting name and description at the beginning or end of a long workflow?

I'm currently in the process of designing a quite long workflow (business processes) consisting of 30+ steps. Since this is covering quite complex content to fill in, are there any recommendations on ...
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Linking multiple third-party accounts for a mobile app?

My user wants to access personal content from her Spotify, Soundcloud and other third-party accounts through one native mobile application. Imagine a music player for any personal library. The ...
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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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Task flow - Action then save to folder or create folder then action

I'm working on a web research tool and unsure which flow makes more sense. My users have multiple projects so saving their research under folders is important. About 20% of the time, they'll perform a ...
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How do I handle multiple user contexts in an app?

In our mobile app, I have 2 separate user contexts. The search context, the user wants to search and find, or create people on an adhoc basis. The WIP context, the user has to complete a unit of ...
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Creation flow: I have a Wizard that creates campaign, but it has multiple sub wizards and steps

I have a problem don't know how to effectively solve it. My sketch below illustrates briefly the flow. Problem I have a wizard that creates (objects) so it has 5 steps with sub steps. Once all steps ...
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Should I change the text on the save button when confirming the save?

When a user is clicking a button to save some data, in special situations we want to confirm with them that they know the data doesn't match, so the user has to click "Save" and then click "Save" ...
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How to allow two actions per list item?

I'm developing a mobile application which function is basically to let the user fill in forms. What forms and how many different forms varies per user. Obviously, the primary function of the app is ...
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Adding Attachments in a workflow

Part of the application I'm working on lets users add attachments. The selected file(s) must be less than 1 megabyte, and a JPG or PDF. If either of these is not the case, the file is rejected. I've ...
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How to reverse engineer mockups of existing apps with multiple people effectively?

I have set-up a no-profit UX work-group with about 13 active members in Brisbane called AppsMockups. The idea is to collectively retro-engineer one popular application at a time like Tinder or ...
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In which scenarios it's better to use a multi-step wizard / workflow?

What are the guidelines to understand if a "flat" configuration screen should be used or a multi-step wizard/workflow? In my app I have 2 groups of multi-selection settings and a file that should be ...
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Working Between Desktop and Browser Applications

Background Client is updating a legacy Windows application in phases, moving toward a browser based system. The first phase is a redesign to a customer manager where users update and delete customer ...
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How do I downgrade product tiers with set limits? 50 → 20 users

I'm currently designing a webapp that has three product tiers. Within the app you can create an organization and a specified number of people, documents and parts can belong to it depending on the ...
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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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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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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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what should go on the main home screen of a web application when user first logs in

After so many years of developing applications, I still cannot answer this with any confidence. You build a solid app, there are great features, it is solving some problem, that's fine. But what ...
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Where to redirect after inviting someone?

We have 3 states for Users: Active, Invited and Disabled. Each user with the specific state is broken into a different tab. For example: download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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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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Seeking examples of a modal window that has Download and Upload actions?

We need to display a download button to get a template document and upload button to upload the filled document, for some reason we want to have these two buttons in a single Modal window. Any ideas ...
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Ask a Question, Get a Response Now or Later

I'm building a mobile app about asking questions and getting responses. The responses can be almost immediate (~10-15 seconds) but about half of the time it may take hours for a response to be sent. ...
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Redesigning workflow of bidding application to reduce cognitive load

I am currently working on a pet project to port and redesign a native Windows-based app onto the web. It acts as a booking aggregator, providing a platform for service operators to bid, share, and ...
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Presenting a list of sequential actions in a Windows application

I'm programming a small PC app which is mainly used to perform a set of sequential, step-by-step actions, and I wonder what would be a "standard" way to design its UI, so it would follow conventions ...
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Where to redirect the user after a password recovery email has been sent

I am working on the flow for password recovery and can't determine where to redirect the user once an email has been sent to help them complete the process. They enter their email address on this page ...
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How to lay out content when the workflow for creating and consuming them is different?

I'm doing a site that makes people write "cards" quickly. Each card contains of a title and a body. However, the designed workflow is that the user: Writes the body, listing out the detailed events ...
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Multi-page form with lots of fields - displaying validation messages

We have a multipage web application (a flow with lots of forms). The forms have lot of fields. Our client wants us to validate the fields on "Next" but allow the user to continue. This introduces a ...
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Any best practices for displaying and setting complex user permissions for a web application? [closed]

What are some best practices or design recommendations for displaying and setting complex user permissions for a web application? The application has both page level and role level permissions.
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What is the best way capture a complex workflow between a user and system(s)?

I am designing web applications to replace a series of individual tools that our internal users currently use in their workflow. There are many decision points throughout the workflow and handoffs ...
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How can I discourage users from using the back button?

I'm working on a web application where users submit a request, are redirected to a page that says something like "processing, please don't hit the back button", and after a few seconds, are redirected ...
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Stacked modal dialogs (with Material Design)

I'm designing a Material Design app where users can edit items via a lightbox-style modal dialog. This is a hard constraint, so avoiding the lightbox is not an option. Within the dialog, there is an ...
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Mobile interface - how to non-obtrusively ask user to do an optional action (alert equivalent)?

Modern mobile users have been conditioned to very quickly find the X, close or cancel buttons to dismiss all kinds of modal dialogs and ads in mobile apps. The typical scenario is - a user returns to ...
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Relation between a Wizard's Previous button and history's Back button

I have a web form split across 3 screens/pages. A user can move between forward and backward between the screens via Next and Previous labeled buttons respectively. When the user presses a previous ...
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How to illustrate the wizard flow when some steps are optional? [duplicate]

I'm working on a wizard and have an issue about the flow illustration. I wan't to help the user as much as possible and think it would be confusing to make a flow with 6 steps where the last 3 is ...
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Modal windows vs. new list element for adding something

Assume an application that shows a number of lists, each containing zero or more items. An item consists of exactly 2 values. I wonder whether the application should provide a modal for adding an ...
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Is guiding a user through the flow of page with disabled buttons terrible UX?

I'm working on a backend settings page on which users can add/remove members as well as add/remove/edit services associated with each member. All of the adding/removing/editing is inline. Depending ...
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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 ...