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Ecommerce site that needs fairly precise physical address to show availability

Imagine an ecommerce site which must know the user's location in order to check the availability of items. Unfortunately, it cannot have a first guess with IPs, because the availability can change ...
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2answers
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Showing items in a list with limited space

We have a list of items for a chart legend, and some other lists where there are items hidden below. We have several areas in the UI where we have a constrained space, and items that are hidden below. ...
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How to show monthly reminder's date

I'm going to create an app where users can select a date and time and then say they want to be reminded repeatedly, e.g. every month at that day of month. However, I'm not sure how to handle/show ...
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1answer
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What label would best describe sorting items by due date?

I have a list view of jobs that need to be sorted alphabetically by name, or numerically by due date. Currently sorting is done by toggling ascending or descending sorts for these attributes, but ...
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0answers
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Where is the best place to put a feedback button on mobile site?

We're placing a feedback button on our mobile site (currently it's in beta). The button should be easily noticeable, easily accessible, and yet not be too distracting or cover up too much of the ...
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Should we tell users that a link or button will open in a new tab or window & how to do so?

I have encountered users (and myself) who feel that at times when clicking on links it can be surprising when things open in a new window or tab and they didn't expect that action. I believe it would ...
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What's the best way to set the hair dryer?

I am in the middle of a hair dryer machine design, we have some issues about imaging correct symbols in order to establish the maintenance easily with the user. Our point of interest is designing a ...
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The coding monkey dilemma

This is a quotation from an interview with a practitioner with a technical background and role: Developers are all smart people; they don't enjoy their work if somebody tells them this is what ...
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0answers
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CE Machinery Standards for UI/Hard Buttons

In Canada, working on a machine for the lumber industry. The machine needs to be CE certifiable. I'm working on icons right now, and I've searched the subject to death and read through what I think ...
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3answers
107 views

Showing details of a product on the listing/index page VS showing it on a separate page

Lets say you have an index page where you list all your products. When it comes to showing details of a product I have seen some interesting variations. Housing.com shows details(e.g, this link) on ...
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1answer
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Accessibility concerns with outline:none

Are there any Accessibility drawbacks to removing outlines on focus outside of users being affected visually? I like having a little more control over the design of elements than outline provides, so ...
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0answers
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Order of items in a context menu

Are there any styleguides, recommendations, best practices how to order items within a context menu? They question is about classic context menus, but I'm also interested in stuff about radial or more ...
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Is left-aligned text generally preferable over centered text?

I am currently reviewing the usability of some internal reports. One thing which strikes me as odd is that all the text is centered. I always prefer left-aligned text. But apart from my personal ...
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0answers
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Is pagination appropriate for pages that are action oriented?

I've looked through all the results on this site that have to do with pagination, but they all seem to have to do with pages/results that have static information, so I'm not sure whether pagination is ...
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1answer
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Related products in product detail page design: Is it a good practice?

We have an e-commerce website. Often times when a customer selects a product that item has many related products. We're thinking about displaying the all the related items on one product detail page ...
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0answers
23 views

Asking users for their budget [on hold]

We are working on redesigning our onboarding flow, and one of the steps involves asking users what is the budget they have for this project. What are some examples we can follow on other apps asking ...
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10answers
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Does it make sense to authenticate a user when he/she provides existing valid credentials while registering?

Someone came up with this proposed behavior recently and I haven't been able to find examples of services working the same way. I have to say I don't really like it, but can't put my finger on a ...
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1answer
45 views

Displaying lots of blog articles

We have a blog on our Shopify store which we are pulling into our marketing site via RSS. It will display the articles' titles, date, and full content. We're using a Bootstrap 3.x template and are ...
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3answers
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Shouldn't we separate UX from 'UX integration'?

I have been doing research on how software development organisations adapt UX practices as natural part of their processes and accept it in the whole organisation, what some researchers including me ...
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13answers
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Why is resizing the browser window bad practice?

I asked how I can resize the browser window with JavaScript. Everybody told me not to do it. Why is this a bad practice? I think sometimes it can be good. For example, I want to show users a tweeting ...
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1answer
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Android Spinner with many items?

I am looking for the best way to let the user choose one option from a list that might be somewhat long. I was considering an AutoCompleteTextView, but it is important that the user only can choose ...
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2answers
36 views

Ordering a set of cards/data by two properties

I have a set of cards, in this case people. Imagine a dating site where the user wants to find people who are both near to them geographically and have a high match rating. I'm not sure what the most ...
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4answers
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What is the difference between a customer journey and a user journey

What is the difference between a customer journey and a user journey? I am planning a requirements workshop for a new CRM implementation. We have identified all the customer journeys but we need to ...
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53 views

How would I instruct a reader to push a button with an ellipsis at the end?

I am writing some documentation and want to instruct a user through a process. During the process the user should click a button to open another screen. I am unsure how to document this as the ...
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1answer
85 views

Should I display progress bar for completed jobs?

I have a webapp with list of background jobs (interface is similar to this template). It displays progress bar on each job. Queued jobs have indeterminate style, running have some percentage and ...
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1answer
86 views

How to map existing apps in a group

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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1answer
95 views

Pagination vs Scroll in Datagrid

Normally, we can use pagination and scroll in a datagrid when it has too many records. How to balance when to use pagination or scroll, considering consistency in standard guideline in a whole ...
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2answers
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Does the content of the HTML5 placeholder attribute affect usability?

When using the placeholder attribute in HTML5 has there been any research into how the content of the placeholder affects the usability of the form? I'm thinking specifically about using the ...
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1answer
17 views

filter values in dropdown [duplicate]

I have a dropdown list with a lot of values and I want to give the users the option to filter these values with a search input field, something like this: So if the user types chicken in the search ...
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2answers
48 views

Is the a minimum viable amount of personas you could use?

I seem to always end up making 5-8 personas in any business I work for. Sometimes we end up with more, but rarely (if ever) less. I love using personas and think they're an invaluable tool...but I ...
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2answers
132 views

Alternative to Check Boxes on Mobile

What other options are there for a more usable intuitive multi-select on mobile?
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0answers
22 views

Combining a list, map, and details on mobile

So I'm making an event app for mobile devices. Currently there's a map with icons, with different icons representing different kind of events, and then details pop up at the bottom of the screen when ...
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2answers
706 views

What is a sans-serif font that still clearly differentiates similar characters like: l 1, i etc

I am looking for an easy-to-read San Serif font that manages to make the normally similar looking characters (o, 0; 1,l,i) still clearly differniated to the eye. This sill be used for very short ...
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1answer
159 views

Inline table edits: how to make it quick to edit?

I'm dealing with a data table with a large number of columns and rows. Because there are so many columns, I'm thinking of putting in something that scrolls horizontally and vertically while fixing the ...
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0answers
51 views

Is there an intuitive way of creating Boolean rules without requiring knowledge of Boolean logic? [on hold]

I need help please see the screen shot attached, can someone help me to come up with good UX for the problem. 1)How do i make it simple and easy. 2)The customer wants the screen more of a card view ...
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3answers
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What is the difference between Categories, Keywords, Labels and Tags?

Is there a standard way of using Categories, Keywords and Tags in the context of blogs, websites and web applications? I am not sure if it is a case of these being equivalent of synonyms in some ...
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1answer
46 views

Selecting options and variants of these

I am trying to create a selection of scales for graphs (called "Maps" in our terminology). The scales have two aspects: there is a color key (what range of colors to use), and there is a step size ...
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1answer
23 views

Dropdown with stacked up- and down-arrows vs one down-arrow. What drives the choice?

Our team implemented non-native dropdown controls that use an up-triangle on top of a down-triangle (similar to the MacOS example). The native controls (as far as I can tell) for MacOS (10.10) and ...
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0answers
14 views

How to Extend Mobile Web App to Tablet Size [on hold]

I have a mobile phone web app which we wanted to extend to Tablet device. It is responsive so currently on a larger screen it looks fine but does not take advantage of the screen size. What are some ...
0
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4answers
50 views

One time password every time user logs in?

I want to implement a log in system: User simply provides his / her email to sign up / sign in. A random password is generated and sent to his / her email, with a valid period of, say, 30 minutes. ...
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5answers
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What's the reason some places use milk bags instead of milk jugs or other means?

I am not sure if it happens in other countries, but some provinces in Canada uses milk bags for 4L instead of jugs, or other containers. Anyone knows if there is an advantage of this over the other ...
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0answers
51 views

Displaying sub-filters in menus

I'm struggling with this issue: I'd like to know options on how to CLEARLY display a sub-filter option in a menu. To better explain: the problem is that I have a set of data that will be filtered ...
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5answers
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Why do modern keyboards have Scroll Lock?

The Scroll Lock key is useless in the modern day, and some higher-end keyboards don't even have it: Same can be said for the Pause and Break keys, but however it pauses the BIOS POST output on many ...
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1answer
39 views

Overridable validations - displaying and handling overrides

We have a need to display validations - could be field validations or rule validations. Some of these validations can be overridden (i.e. the user can indicate that the particular field validation ...
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0answers
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What is the most important for customer in terms of content? [on hold]

It's more general question about content, customers needs and marketing point of view. Let's say I have some services to offer and I try to sell it on my website. What should the website contain at ...
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0answers
17 views

Allowing users to filter and expand a default set of search results

I'm trying to figure out the best UI for: 1.) Presenting users with a default set of search results (let's say 'toys') 2.) Allowing the user to filter those search results per standard checkboxes ...
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0answers
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Do the iOS guidelines for accessibility labels also work for hints?

There are some very clear iOS guidelines for creating accessibility labels, with one of them being that the label "should begin with a capital word and not end with a period." Controls that allow the ...
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0answers
7 views

Recording On Page at User Discretion?

At work, we have been throwing around the idea of a recording service that can be embedded on web apps and used to allow users to record their feedback, issues and what not with the application. ...
2
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2answers
74 views

Best way to show payment sites for in-app purchases in mobile phone apps

The other day I made a few purchases using a mobile phone app (Android). I used Paypal, but this could be applied to any payment gateway actually. Thing is, the application was just opening a ...
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1answer
44 views

Currency format: By Locale or Currency?

Similar to this, but different question: International Currency Formatting Guidelines — Currency Codes Wondering if currency formats are locale or currency dependent. For instance, if I wanted ...

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