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Should you reveal to the participants where they 'went wrong' during usability tests?

I realise 'went wrong' is not the correct term here. We're not testing the user, we're testing the site. (Hence the quote marks). Anyway: Take this hypothetical scenario: You're running a usability ...
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2answers
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What's the best way to represent a number which is over/under a reference?

I work with a resource management web application. I have a grid of numbers (resources forecasts). I need to show in this grid if the numbers are over or under a reference (resources capacities). I ...
2
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1answer
7 views

Best practices for inducing AJAX application front-end refreshes

I develop and maintain several web applications for internal use at my company. They are all PHP/MySQL-based with HTML/JavaScript front-ends utilizing jQuery and various plugins for UI elements, grid ...
2
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1answer
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iOS app webviews - how to show the equivalent of multiple tabs on the desktop

I have a website that shows a list of news stories, much like Hacker News. Users can upvote stories, or they can click each headline to be taken to the actual news story on the external website. I ...
2
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1answer
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Placeholder Miscommunication Prevention

I've been doing some research into text input placeholders, and came across this: Pardot User Guide: Placeholders are not Substitutes for Labels. What struck my interest was: Data suggests that ...
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1answer
26 views

Providing similar login experience while logging in with a button and with enter

It regards standard login forms - I mean those which include login/email field and password field and "remember my login" checkbox, which is often forgotten to click although user would be actually ...
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16answers
5k views

Toilet flush buttons

This question has been bugging me ever since I've started learning usability. I am talking about the two buttons for the flush : Full and half container. On one hand, the button shape has to ...
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2answers
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Sending out a survey over facebook - status or private message?

I have to conduct a survey for a university paper, which is not that scientific but more like cloud brainstorming. Therefore my colleague and our tutors decided to advertise the survey (which is a ...
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0answers
9 views

help with google calender [on hold]

Need help I have added google calender on my website for user logged in, user should able to add appointments, view personal appointment and enable to view other people appointment but see if time is ...
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9answers
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1
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1answer
20 views

Do screen readers have built in “back to top” functionality?

So on my web application I have a floating button for back to top that's visible to users after they scroll down the page from the top. I was thinking whether I should consider attempting crafting ...
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3answers
73 views

Making users upload vertical images into a horizontal container

How can I improve the experience for the uploader & viewer when dealing with a horizontal container and a vertical image (uploaded by a user)? I would like to avoid scaling and centering the ...
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2answers
148 views

For usability testing - How do you handle external links in main navbar?

We are currently creating a new test homepage that we will divert part of the traffic from the main site to so that we can test conversion rates. This site unfortunately will not have all the pages ...
3
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1answer
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Can I test different devices when I'll only have a sample of around 10 participants?

I'm going to be testing a way for students at the University of Leicester to print wirelessly to our printers from their own mobile device (could be smartphone, laptop, tablet etc.) There are two ...
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2answers
35 views

Would it be easier to scan a list of grayscale profile pictures compared to colored?

Our search is giving a list of persons and their profile picture with some additional information, last updated, name & title. As of now, we are grayscaling the profile pictures, with full color ...
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0answers
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How to display SMS conversations effectively in website?

I have a web application for managing tuition which sends SMS time to time based on user actions. For example when a teacher cancel the class then SMS notification will be send to all the students in ...
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3answers
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Should the “zebra striping” data grid set-order column be highlighted, or is it enough that little arrow?

[For PC applications (desktop and web)] As a common rule, when showing data grids, and sorting data through one of its columns, a little arrow appears on that column (sometimes also, the header ...
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0answers
15 views

How to load javascripts after the Html or the entire page has been loaded and reduce the loading time? [on hold]

I have website whose server response time is shown as 0.30 seconds which is more as per google.So,i decided to speak to a UX consultant for a solution. They told me that there are javascripts which ...
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2answers
41 views

Account Impersonation: Correct Labels & Design

Scenario: Jonathan, a sales representative, gets a phone call from Americorp regarding a problem with their backend admin console. Jonathan signs into his account so he can find Americorp's ...
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3answers
43 views

Jingle (Music) in an app

I want to know different approaches for using jingles inside an App. I want to create a non-entertainment app that uses one of the jingles of the company. But I'm out of ideas on how to include it. ...
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3answers
26 views

Segmenting tabs without sub-tabs

For a desktop application, I'm trying to design form pages for business objects that can have a dynamic amount of child objects (at least 1). A business object has a "general" form (that covers all ...
2
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1answer
23 views

Person name placeholder in your country/region/language [on hold]

Fun one related to working remotely: What are typical equivalents for name placeholders like Joe Doe in your region? Especially Russia, India, Latin America and more examples from English. But ...
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6answers
866 views
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How to define/classify messages and notifications in web applications

I have seen content from various style guides and UX guidelines about this, and was wondering if there is a much more simple system to create a consistent and easy to implement design for various ...
4
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2answers
450 views

Ragged edges vs. alignment

In an enterprise application I have a list of items and their statuses, and we can't agree on the layout. Some people are bothered by the ragged edge that's created on the left in the first version. ...
1
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1answer
23 views

Best practice for two-step verification process

Perhaps due to the recent incidents behind hacking of user database and identity theft, many organizations have introduced the two-step verification process, in particular when users are accessing the ...
13
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8answers
2k views

Keeping comments positive

I've got a musician for a client. We're trying new stuff to increase interaction with the audience during and after the show. She would love to get more in touch with her audience after the shows and ...
2
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1answer
19 views

Keyboard shortcuts iOS

I'm implementing keyboard shortcuts into mine iOS app. Should I have shortcuts like ⌘ + n or just a simple n? Other example for navigation: ⌘ + 1 or just 1? Btw, I'm new to User Experience so I ...
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votes
1answer
18 views

Identify a specific place for pixels in css [on hold]

i'm new in Web design i have i problem with the place of pixels it take much time to get the right place for any element ( for me at least ) , There is any tools help me to make my process easy . by ...
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0answers
10 views

Is the implementation of a stability index for a UX component or style guide useful/practical?

The concept of a stability index where the likelihood for the content, where it is code or a specification (e.g. in the documentation of the Node.js API) looks to be rather useful and can be adopted ...
2
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0answers
41 views

What are common resolutions for projectors?

I'm looking for a table detailing the distribution of video projector resolutions in a business setting (i.e. not home theater or classroom projectors). Google brings up a number of resources on the ...
3
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3answers
61 views

Restrict Map to a specific area

For an Android application, I have to display points on a map (with the Google Maps API). All the points are in one country (in France). The question is: Does it make sense to restrict the map to ...
0
votes
3answers
51 views

How to visualize results of user actions after creating a new record?

I am working on the UI design of a CMS that enable users to manage websites. The interaction I am looking at now takes place when a new menu item is created. This is what I have so far: For an ...
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0answers
20 views

How can I make elements outside the center visible without being annoying? [on hold]

I'm spring loaded to this issue because 1.) I've had feedback from users who looked only at the very center of the page ...missing the nav bars altogether! and 2.) this very day, I went to my bank to ...
1
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1answer
31 views

What information or HTML elements should I put in the header? [on hold]

I am creating a website for a student organization that focuses on interprofessional education at my university. I have already completed the title and logo, positioned the menu bar to the bottom ...
0
votes
2answers
75 views

Clock face interface for time selection [on hold]

I have been looking at new ideas for interface design, and came across this one for selecting time by mimicking a clock face. I believe that the interface can probably be tweaked to look a bit ...
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6answers
3k views

Automatic calling system: “Press star” or “Press asterisk”?

I'm not a native English speaker and currently have a task on my desk to translate some texts for an automatic telephone calling system. You know the stuff: to confirm your request, press one, to ...
1
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2answers
93 views

Position of file delete button

I am designing an android application showing a list of files and folders, something like dropbox or google drive. My question is; when a file is selected should the delete option with share and tag ...
2
votes
3answers
33 views

What's the best approach: real time email notifications or digest emails at regular intervals?

I have a Q/A site that deals with my area of medical practice. I'm a doctor and a programmer. Users can do the typical things like follow threads and other users. I don't want to spam users all the ...
1
vote
1answer
22 views

Different levels of user experience in public transport system stop information

On my infrequent trips overseas I have taken some interest in the public transport systems and how they announce or display the stops, in particular for high volume metro systems. In Australia and US ...
5
votes
4answers
543 views

On Android, how do you design a very shallow navigation?

I need to create a simple account section in my mobile app with 1-level deep navigation: ___ Register / Account -- \___ Login On iPhone, I'm using a grouped table ...
2
votes
2answers
54 views

iPhone to Android - Sections & SubSections navigation

I'm helping porting an iPhone design to Android. My background is Android developer, so I'm trying to create the best possible experience for Android users, but I'm not a designer. The first problem ...
1
vote
2answers
61 views

On an E Commerce Website how effective is a Hero Banner?

We have a design where a Hero Banner covers nearly 70% of the Landing Screen of the HomePage, it consists of a carousel which has collection of 5 of our best offers. I have been going through data ...
84
votes
7answers
8k views

What reason could Nintendo have had for putting the A and B buttons the wrong way round?

When Nintendo brought out it's first game system, the NES, it had a controller with four buttons: Select Start A B However, somewhere, a designer, in their infinite wisdom, decided that the A and ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Excel like autofilters on html tables [on hold]

What is the best way to integrate excel like autofilter option in a table / table header. See here some examples of what I'm talking about: http://datatables.net/examples/api/multi_filter_select.html ...
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0answers
31 views

Enterprise level Persona [closed]

I am trying to figure out the best approach on creating enterprise personas. This is not for a specific product.What i mean by enterprise level personas is that we are trying to create personas for ...
0
votes
6answers
140 views

How to refer to that '#' button on the phone?

How to refer to the '#' button on the phone so that every (or at least, most) user would understand? The name 'hash' sounds quite technical. While every programmer do (should) understand what is ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

File rename treating loss of focus as “undo” - why?

You're in the middle of renaming a file from file manager, nautilus or whatever, and you alt-tab to another app. When you alt-tab back, it's forgotten what you typed. This happens on most versions ...
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vote
1answer
36 views

Single Column Form Layouts - Good for Power Users? [duplicate]

I am re-designing data-rich financial interfaces for professionals with specific domain knowledge. I have read many studies that convey the benefits of single-column form layouts (see example of such ...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

Improving speed of data entry in a single page calculator form

I've been asked to try and improve a one page calculator form. It is used by telesales people to work out what sort of deal they can offer to a customer and how much commission (called LTR) they stand ...
1
vote
1answer
17 views

Linking to vs. embedding content on a web page

I'm designing a simple informational page, and I want to maximise readability and make the page as efficient as possible. Currently, I have two PDFs embedded into the page that users can scroll ...

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