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Does the Oxford Comma increase readability?

There are many puns online where not having the Oxford comma (Serial comma) can be interpreted as something other than intended, such as the infamous Sky News notification: It’s hilarious, I know, ...
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1answer
128 views

Back button in Navigation Drawer on iOS?

Description: The Navigation Drawer pattern of Android fits my needs pretty good. The app includes several applications. Within applications there are several tabs and the user can open additional ...
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0answers
14 views

Using “fat” rows to show data

I am designing a component for a desktop application showing information from a list of entities. Each entry has several attributes and to show it in a compact and expressive manner I decided to show ...
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1answer
11 views

Is there a standard hotkey list somewhere

There are numerous key combinations that can be considered as being part of an unofficial (as far as I know) standard. But is there a list of such combinations somewhere? Some examples: F1 - Help F3 ...
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1answer
45 views

Fitting in the “call me” button

Going by usage, buttons should be place either close to the subject where it refers to (like the close to the phonenumber) or close to a place where the thumb will be comfortable to use. The screen ...
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2answers
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In a google glass why are past events moved to right of the main menu?

Generally in a time line users would image past events to be on the left, current events in the center and future on their right.But Google glass's timeline seems to be little intriguing as it has ...
1
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1answer
158 views

User Testing Framework and Questions for comparative tests

I am planning to conduct a number of task-based moderated think aloud tests for a service that I am designing. I will be repeating the test with the same setup regularly throughout the year and I am ...
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2answers
24 views

Best practices for performing prototyping tasks in interviews, e.g. whether to explain with notes?

When interviewing UI/UX jobs, some companies would give you design problems for you to work at home and return in prototypes in a couple days. What are the most common tools/medium used? Balsamiq, ...
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1answer
15 views

Codesign workshop format

I am looking for some sort of inspiration. How would you tackle a design workshop with users? Let's assume that the initial research has led to the creation of personas and some simplified journey. ...
2
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3answers
41 views

How do you handle a conflict between user goals and business goals when designing enterprise software?

If business and user goals are out of alignment in an enterprise app, the business usually is the tie breaker. They are funding the project (albeit through technology) and view the business needs with ...
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1answer
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What is the readability rationale for unspaced em dashes in sentences

An "em-dash" is what the experts call hyphens separating words in a sentence... as distinct from a hyphenated-word. English grammar rules apparently promote having no space surrounding these em-dashes ...
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0answers
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Persistent Buttons on Mobile Apps

I work on a mobile app (ecommerce) which during the purchase path has persistent buttons that are always to the bottom of the screen, regardless of where the view is scrolled, in order to move the ...
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3answers
65 views

How to highlight that drop down filter has non-default option selected

I have a drop down filter with a different options, where the first item in list is the default one. How would you highlight when user change that default option to something else? For example when ...
2
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4answers
40 views

What tools and / or processes can help geographically separated teams in the design / prototyping phase?

We are applying a rapid prototyping process quite successfully in our team. With our new project we have designers and developers separated by a large body of water. Hence our normal approach of ...
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2answers
73 views

Can a drop down have a list of items where only a few can be multi selected and the rest only selected once?

I am design drop down list for a business application that has about 15 items and of those 15 items about 4 of them have 1 to many relationship, meaning those 4 can all be selected at once. However, ...
3
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3answers
70 views

Explaining Wireframes to Remote Clients Sent via Email?

What is the best way to explain your wireframes to, in my case, overseas clients when you send them via email? In this scenario my client is the user and I want to help him understand my process so ...
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0answers
36 views

Best way to navigate a complex web system

I need to design a web system like an Enterprise Resource Planner (ERP), but I have a huge doubt about the best way to develop it. Requirement: Allow use of several features at the same time. Two ...
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8answers
5k views

“Your” vs “My” in user interfaces

Some user interfaces feature titles such as: My documents My photos My previous orders While others opt for: Your documents Your photos Your previous orders Are their any guidelines addressing ...
5
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3answers
13k views

Speech Bubbles meaning

I am developing a toon story to illustrate my company's offerings. May be I'll use a landing page, or just create it on the home page. I have 3 actors in it, a cab driver, a bpo company owner and ...
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0answers
20 views

Live filters vs Q and A

I'm designing a "recommendation" experience and was wondering if anyone has data or results on the use of live filters (where the user sees results as they choose parameters) versus Q and A (where the ...
2
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0answers
20 views

Prompting customer login before making changes to their account

In a project I'm working on, there's a service website where customers can register objects they own in order to use the service. If a customer owns many of these objects, all can be registered on the ...
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2answers
187 views

Tab index of pages

I am creating a website with lots of form fields and was don't know where things should sit regarding the tab index of the page. As you would expect, the log in fields at the top of the page have a ...
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2answers
148 views

Is the vertical left hand menu obsolete?

It seems that most of the major websites do not use vertical left hand menu anymore. Why is this? And should I avoid it for my own website?
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2answers
10 views

What labels to use for a Simple and Advanced view of financial related information?

I am creating a page that displays information about companies listed on a stock exchange. One of the views is going to be Simple, showing only a limited view of information and data while the other ...
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1answer
26 views

Is there a recommended height for text fields on high density mobile screens (retina, etc)?

I can't seem to find any information about whether text field sizes should be at least a certain height on a high density mobile view like retina or high density android devices. I try to make my text ...
9
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3answers
381 views

Collapsible content vs. static text for FAQ/Information page

I am designing a simple FAQ/information page. We already have one, which you can view here: http://merchantfuse.com/site/general EDIT Use this link for example As you can see we use collapsible ...
5
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2answers
404 views

Spinner is to Android, as “____” is to iOS?

In Android, to make a selection from a list of predefined options, we'd use the Spinner element seen below. What is the best approach to replicating this on iOS? The iOS SDK offers pickers, segmented ...
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1answer
55 views

How do I make every user's data “the most important”?

I'm working on an internal website for our employees. [Apologies if this background is too vague, but this isn't a public-facing website.] This site tracks a huge amount of data made up of many ...
0
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0answers
24 views

Cancel button on dialog box in spring mvc+jsp [on hold]

I have some record in one drop down on my web page, on left side of it I am providing one link By clicking on that link user can change the sequence of records and also provision to delete any record ...
0
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2answers
157 views

Popover or accordion for data editing

I am developing a UI for a web app and don't know to decide between a popover and an accordion patterns. Basically what I have is a list of of sentences, some of them have an item which users should ...
9
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5answers
8k views

Do you use “scenarios” and “use cases” as one or separate?

There are a lot of discussions and information on the difference between scenarios and use cases, but I want to know how do they - or don't they - work together? At a high level, the main difference ...
2
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5answers
148 views

Good wording to indicate Export and Download action?

I have run into this issue with a few web apps: There is a page that displays some data, and the user needs to have the ability to retrieve a file of the same data (typically as an Excel spreadsheet). ...
0
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0answers
23 views

My Profile or Your Profile [duplicate]

I am developing a web application and I came accross a question i.e. I have a button, where if user clicks will go to user profile. I am wandering that "What that button should be given title or ...
3
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1answer
86 views

Where to Put Credits for an App

I made an application that includes a list of credits. This contains, among other things, names of people who have helped, Kickstarter backers, and legal notices for software libraries I've used that ...
0
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1answer
59 views

Are there any innovative ways to Accommodate Emulator in the Desktop Admin

I am working on an admin app which can built websites for Mobile, Tablet and desktop. While creating the website the user who is going to use the admin, will need preview of the website at some point ...
0
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1answer
172 views

When should I ask for the title of a YouTube video and the title of a resume?

I am designing a web site where candidates can upload videos and files. Candidate can upload videos from YouTube and they have to give the video a title and do the same thing for a file. They have to ...
1
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2answers
88 views

predict behavior based on emotional response

I'm a student so this is my first crack at designing a study. Trying to develop a usability test that 1) gathers participants emotional reaction and 2) discovers what behavior they would display ...
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3answers
45 views

Product navigation versus marketing site navigation

Are there any best practices associated with integrating the navigation of your Web based product with the navigation of your marketing pages? Another way of describing this is: Does it make sense ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

UX for enterprise applications(internal products) vs customer applications(e-commerce) [on hold]

What are the different aspects considered in each case when it comes to UX as in 1. "UX for customer applications" and 2."UX for enterprise applications"? What are the different advantages of working ...
0
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0answers
20 views

Terms of Service from email [on hold]

My marketing team wants me to develop a feature allowing to automatically sign-in users to our website from email by generating them a random password. The users will then accept the term of services ...
0
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0answers
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How to improve the following stock dividend page UI? [on hold]

I has the following stock dividend page UI which looks like this The header (2010 RM209.78) isn't very outstand from individual detailed list items. I would like to have some improvement. Use ...
0
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3answers
45 views

Is it ok to include an image in email signatures?

Over the years my company has had anniversaries, won awards, and done various other noteworthy things. For each of these "major" events, someone in HR will ask everyone in the company to include some ...
1
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1answer
37 views

what pros does the hidden menu have when it is used for DT users as well?

I knew that Square redesign had this kind of menu for desktop users as well and I found it odd and I still think that it is a strange solution. Now, I stumbled on this website that has the same kind ...
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2answers
43 views

The usefulness of home appliances sound notification?

In our homes we now have home appliances such as a dish washing machine, a microwave oven, a washing machine, a tumble drier. Every one of these appliances makes a little sound notification when it's ...
1
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2answers
81 views

Does anyone have statistics on usage of the Kano Model?

I have been asked by a client to provide justification for the usage of the Kano Model. I believe I have sufficiently convinced them of the benefits and value, but the one thing I am lacking is ...
2
votes
1answer
72 views

How to use the “help” cursor property?

The W3C allows different CSS cursor properties. Some of them are really common, and I think a majority of users understand them because they saw them per default on any website (text when the text ...
17
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5answers
2k views

What is the expected timeframe of a double click?

In the web application, the user draws a polygonal area on a map each click setting a vertex. A double click allows the user to finish the area. Due to technical circumstances, I have to detect double ...
15
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11answers
1k views
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The design and implementation of the purely theoretical “self destruct” button

I had an Adobe Flash instructor in college who told me a story about getting bored at work. He had some downtime and was looking for a way to pass the time. While looking at some Flash code, he ...
0
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1answer
56 views

Form with an image upload required

I have a form to add an item. I don't consider the item worthy of showing up in the application until an image is uploaded for it. I can add a 'choose file' selector, but if other validation fails I ...
0
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1answer
35 views

Responsive user interface for embedded system

We are developing a embedded system (a electronic door lock) that uses different LED's and a Buzzer for signaling different events to the user. There's a very limited opportunity to communicate to the ...

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