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T&Cs changelog - forcing users to agree

If there is a legal requirement to broadcast changes (and force acknowledgement) of updated T&Cs/EULA, how best should this be handled? Sure users will be notified if they HAVE to download the ...
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Lightbox for footer links

This is quite ridiculous question. Is it a good ux to make footer links as lightboxes? Basically we have small content for each link in the footer, so we decided to wrap those in lightbox instead ...
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Locking input form fields, does it make sense?

In certain views of our web-application, all information is usually presented as input fields as they can be modified. Now, because of our rights and roles system, for some people, several input ...
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1answer
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Design problem: Tying together two related but different elements when one is potentially below the fold

Brief history of what's happening: the client wanted an interactive graph that the user can use to determine their needs from the client. The graph charts the user's business growth over time. When ...
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Indicating that text was user-modified

My application includes a simple table/grid view, that is initally populated with money values by an automated calculation. Users will usually just take the values as they are, but they have the ...
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1answer
33 views

Editing user permissions within a group?

I am creating a user management tool for scientific labs where there are three sets of groupings. Users on their own, Groups of users, and then Labs, where Users and Groups are given one of three ...
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Web GUI pattern: How to design complicated multi-level nested forms in an ERP system

I am on designing an ERP application. We have many forms with nested objects inside and many form elements. I tried to design the form like this example. But it seems that showing nested forms and ...
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Should a mobile application force login after terminating app?

Should a mobile application force login after terminating app? I've been working on a mobile application which utilizes sessions. Recently I noticed our mobile application does not force the user to ...
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Stack Exchange Comments vs. Answer Question [migrated]

Many answers on Stack Exchange are done through the use of comments attached to the question, rather than using the answer input below. Being new to Stack Exchange, I am wondering what benefit ...
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9answers
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What to display while waiting for a process (4-5 seconds) to complete?

We realized that in some cases the user may be waiting up to 4 or 5 seconds (depending on connection) for their form (or some action) to be processed. The form involves getting data from other servers ...
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9answers
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On adding fake delay, to, network delays

Consider an app, where there's a function (perhaps a button, or, when you hit return to send some text, for example). It results in a network connection, and there will be a small delay while the ...
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33 views

video or “task recording” vs. traditional textual Help

Does anyone here have direct experience with users' success or failure in using video or "task recording" as opposed to traditional textual Help to complete their task or get information? How about as ...
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1answer
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Can I filter on data not displayed in my list?

I have a list of people. The user's goal is to locate a single person or group of people. The people in the list have a lot of data associated with them, but for real estate purposes, I can't display ...
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387 views

Do good UX guidelines exist against little JS windows inside the browser

I encounter a lot of web applications that essentially implement a small windowing system inside the browser. On you web page there exist a number of little boxes that look like windows, which can be ...
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1answer
31 views

How much of Google Visual Style Guide can we use? [on hold]

Google makes their visual style guide public, including their icons. This is their intellectual property, but I'd like to know if I can adopt it (in part) for my application. Google offers their ...
2
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1answer
46 views

Select with accompanied textarea alternative

Problem: I have a requirement for a predefined list of text that can range from 100 to 400+ chars. This list should be shown to the user in some fashion and then, once one of the items is selected, ...
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10answers
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Can the “$” symbol be safely considered as universal when making a graphic depicting money?

Want to get a sense of any best practices of using the "$" dollar sign in the context of an image in order to depict a universal idea of money. UPDATE: My task was to create an icon/graphic used in ...
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2answers
45 views

Tree-view: Search

I'm projecting a New tree-view for a system, but my doubt is about the Search. Would I put a button that the user select if he wants to search also subfolders, or the system would to search ...
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1answer
61 views

Usability tips to deal with Customer Support's issues in back end?

The context This is for a very large company with offices around the world. They're dealing with a lot of issues when it comes to Customer Support, and so far they have identified some of the ...
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0answers
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Conflict of interest unresolved. How would you design a menu for both restaurant and customer interest? [on hold]

Bringing up a variation of the below question: How do you handle a conflict between user goals and business goals when designing enterprise software? You are asked as a designer to align the user ...
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3answers
425 views

Solutions for changing user habits from a tree to a flat forum thread structure

I am trying to change the habits of forum users who are familiar with a really messy tree structure to the more common flat structure. The forum is to get a relaunch but without shutting the old ...
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3answers
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Integrating “Browse” options and “Search” options

The e-commerce site I am working on currently only has a search bar in the header. We are adding a "Shop By" dropdown in the header where customers can select different categories to browse by. The ...
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1answer
45 views

Android app using ListView and SeekBar

The user selects an item from the ListView (center content) then needs to select an amount using the slider (SeekBar) below. The problem is the layout also uses a ViewPager meaning that if you swipe ...
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2answers
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help me simplify a search engine

I have a search function that lists different search forms under links: Each link goes to a form with slightly different parameters eg: and All forms contain a common 'title' field and, as you ...
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2answers
23 views

Integrate lookup and edit functionality

I've looked at a few of the other similar questions, but I don't think they are the same kind of problem. I am trying to design to link a person to an item. The page supports free text entry for the ...
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2answers
131 views

Drill-down map with touch devices - how to substitute for hover

I'm building a map where mouse users can view details by hovering a region, and drill down to that region by clicking on it. e.g. hover Texas and see a map popup with data on population, size, ...
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2answers
123 views

Yes/No button placement on confirmation dialog boxes

I have seen various takes on the yes/no button placement on dialog boxes or confirmation messages over the years. For a long time, it seemed like I was almost always witnessing the "Yes" option being ...
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2answers
369 views

How to validate reviews?

I'm in a situation where there is no accounts. There is only offer-centers (which need quality ratings) and offer-takers. Every time an offer is taken a transaction is taken there is evidence of it, ...
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4answers
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Search results - bring data by custom query or all data ? (Performance issues)

We are developing a system which uses a web console. Once the user logs in, he can choose a date from a date slider and click the “Get” button to retrieve relevant data which can be more than 5000 ...
2
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2answers
117 views

I'm seeing a new instant email-validation tool on registration forms — is it new? And what is it? [on hold]

I've started to see something in the last few months that I don't remember having seen before and want to know just what it is and how it works. When I'm required to register for some BS site (but ...
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1answer
35 views

What's the best way to indicate that the pop up blocker may stop the user from performing a simple task?

I have an application where user have the option to open all selected items in a new windows. Unfortunately, if the user is running a fancy new-age browser that blocks pop-ups, he doesn’t realize his ...
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0answers
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How can I get hold of to customers and users for research and usability test when the business is protective or needs approval each time?

One of the things I find most difficult is while we are working in iterative agile environment, getting hold on to users and trying to meet them in regular basis is nearly impossible. The business is ...
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5answers
70 views

How to present the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to the user in an app

I'm making an android app, which is currently showing a dialog (basically a popup window) when the app is being started, which shows the disclaimer, and the user can't skip it unless they press a ...
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5answers
130 views

How can I increase user adoption on a single-page app?

I have been working on this: http://spe.lt Now, I have had a few thousand people visit this. It seems like a lot of people find it useful, but not that many end up using it. I want to increase user ...
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0answers
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Should the sidenav come on top of screen or shrink the screen? [on hold]

Which is better for user experience? The sidenav which comes on left of screen and shrinks the main content or The sidenav which comes on top of the content with some backdrop ? Edit 1: It is a ...
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6answers
109 views

Checkbox or radio button

I have about 20 checkboxes, each corresponding to a data source. The user is able to select 1 or more data sources ("0 or more" is OK too, if it's handy when coding it). The issue is that, almost ...
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2answers
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Considerations when naming a new user feature (eg. Snapchat Stories, Facebook Timeline)

With the right name, an otherwise complex web feature can be easily understood and digested by users. Snapchat use of Stories to describe the idea of piecing together different snap videos to tell a ...
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5answers
496 views

Multi-selection experience

We have a form that allows a person to indicate a curriculum, level, subject and price, but we're trying to figure out the most intuitive way of doing it. There's a few challenges though: The ...
3
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2answers
117 views

layout for invoices and related payments in a B2B billing statement

In a B2B billing statement, what's a clear way to illustrate the many-to-many relationship between invoices and payments? Here's more background: Our B2B web app helps companies manage sales and ...
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2answers
71 views

Required field asterisk color

In common practice we put an asterisk to signify a field as required. The color of the asterisk should always be red, or we can use any other color ? How to show it effectively, when all buttons ...
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4answers
86 views

What is best practice for a forgotten login email address?

It seems as though all the major sites that use an email as a login only allow for forgotten passwords. Looking to find how users can recover an account when they have forgotten their login email. At ...
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1answer
105 views

Are Gridviews (or ListViews) out of date? What to use instead?

I am finding myself using Grids of tabular data on a daily basis in the programming world. But when I do I feel like I am doing something wrong. For example, in my opinion you should never feel like ...
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2answers
24 views

Preserve list scrolling in an Android tabbed view?

I'm creating a music player on Android. It has tabs for switching between looking at a scrolling list of Songs versus a scrolling list of Artists. If the user scrolls through the Songs (say to songs ...
3
votes
4answers
672 views

Color differences, android vs laptop and iphone

I developed a logo for an app I'm going to create. THe problem is that on my phone the color is WAY off...like NEON. (btw i saw another post like this but there was no definite answer). I checked it ...
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0answers
33 views

How to handle complex preferences form [on hold]

I'm working on a new feature for an application. The results of a form determine the user preferences which are used to match product buyers with potential brands. For each metric, the buyer can say ...
2
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2answers
134 views

Flashcard app - list or boxes?

I am making a flashcard webapp, and am deciding between using lists or boxes to represent the decks and cards. i.e., Lists Boxes (with create new deck/card box at the end) So far, my points are as ...
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0answers
36 views

UX Project Qualification [on hold]

As part of a campaign to grow UX project sales, I've been asked to come up with a list of 5 or 6 of questions for a survey. The survey will be sent to potential leads and will help us determine ...
5
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3answers
446 views

Toilet paper orientation [on hold]

In surveys of American consumers and of bath and kitchen specialists, 60–70% of respondents prefer over. Which usability factors bring better user experience of the "over" choice?
3
votes
1answer
49 views

Make predictions on network configuration data based on IP

I am currently designing an interface for a network device, which needs to be configured by network admins. They are able to change the network settings (IP, subnet, gateway, dns), which got me ...
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1answer
25 views

What difference does a positive / negative (do this, don't do this) slogan perspective make on the user's impression?

On my app, the brief loading frame shows the logo, and below it a slogan. Lets say the slogan is a form of command such as "Never create alone". Compare this with "Always create together". Consider ...

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