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Is 'click to add' or 'drag and drop to add' preferred by the user?

I am working with a Javascript dockable window framework called Golden Layout for a web app I'm developing. On their site, they have two examples for how to add windows to their framework which are ...
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What is the best way to organize personas?

My team has a collection of different personas, some of which are customers, some users, and some are intermediaries that influence the purchases and . A persona map of these is pretty messy and I'm ...
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How can I add live stream to a playing video with minimal distraction?

I have a live stream of comments related to specific time slots in the video, I want to display them at their appropriate time during movie play without causing much distraction? Do you have ...
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2answers
418 views

What is the best web design pattern for toggle-able options within a parent toggle-able menu

I'm working on a menu that can be toggled on or off, with sub-options within the menu that themselves can be toggled on or off. while logically I think it makes sense for both the parent menu and ...
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1answer
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How to handle complicated monthly repeat options

This is related to this question I asked here earlier. I want to handle the full range of options for monthly reminders in my Android app. So I handle: Repeat on the day of the month (e.g. the 17th ...
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Navigating through configuration screens for multiple items

I have an Android app whose data model is built around a list of reminders. The user's primary interaction with the app is based around creating and modifying these reminders. Currently my app opens ...
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1answer
53 views

Where would users expect to undo a major account change that was made outside of user profile page?

I operate a website for a facility that hosts a public resource for researchers. You can think of it as a shared computing facility. The website hosts several web-based tools that allows users to ...
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361 views

Android's Material Design with Social Apps

I am actually a developer, currently also designing android apps using: simple drawing board Balsamiq Mockups Justinmind Prototyping My question pertains to Google's Material Design and developing ...
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Annual repeat on leap day

If you set an alarm to repeat annually starting on 2/29/16, would you expect the next instance on 2/28/17, 3/1/17, or 2/29/20?
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Show attendees on a page

I want to design a page where i need to show people who are currently logged in and are on that page similar to a chat room where everyone can see each other. I want to give that page a feel so that ...
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2answers
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What is the terminology for tricking the user into thinking they've almost won big?

I don't exactly know the name for this mechanic, that tricks the user into thinking they were very close to winning big. The following screenshot is from the game Dirty Bomb: Imagine a deck of ...
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Why do some cars have the fuel door on the passenger's side?

Many cars, such as the BMW M3 pictured below, have their fuel door on the passenger's side of the car. I do not understand the reasoning behind placing the fuel door opposite the driver; placing it ...
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3answers
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Easy and intuitive way to prompt the user for data entry throughout the day? (iOS app)

What are some easy, seamless ways to prompt an iOS/mobile user to input data throughout the day (e.g. for a food diary), from both the notification and the data entry perspective? So far the best ...
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0answers
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Auto-collapse subitems when using drag and drop for large hierarchical lists?

We have a 2-level deep hierarchical tree. Users are allowed to drag and drop the groups to re-order items, but not move the group into the sub item level. download bmml source – ...
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3answers
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How can I improve my chart?

I am working with a client on a sales forecasting app, and part of the excercise is mgmnt-reporting and charting. pls. see the following image: the two charts on the left side show Actual Sales vs. ...
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3answers
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Forum - Threaded Messaging on Mobile

I need to display a threaded forum on Mobile. It's a fully fledged threaded forum where users can reply on any "reply". Currently I am displaying the forum in threaded order, but as it is a small ...
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2answers
254 views

Selecting an item from a hierarchical tree

First and foremost this is a web application. Basically I'm looking at the concept of editing a record. Each record is tied to a tree node path. I'm kind of at a loss as far as what would be the ...
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12answers
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What to do if client insists that we use an inferior design?

This question is inspired by my co-worker's response to my perfectly adequate reasoning as to why Approach A would be more beneficial to us and the users than Approach B. Rather than get into the ...
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1answer
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Localization-friendly label for “Products ordered in last [ ] orders”

We're working on a feature for our B2B web app that makes it easier for users to place orders with their (B2B) suppliers. An initial design has a dropdown box embedded in the label of one of the radio ...
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2answers
72 views

Android - How to show information about an LED on a tight screen

We are developing a screen that is a Heads Up Display for a piece of hardware that has different LED configurations depending on device type. We mimic the physical layout of the LEDs. The user can tap ...
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1answer
68 views

If the search results are loaded into a cachable (can store data) Table, then will NextPage button better than Pagination?

I am developing a web 2.0 website, with a search page that contains a cachable table which can retain the searched data. How can my page manage if the results return a lot of data? There are 2 ...
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1answer
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Why are stairs not replaced by ramps?

If ramps allow accessibility to a larger number of people as opposed to stairs, then why are stairs more common than ramps in public buildings (or buildings in general)? Comparing a reasonable angle ...
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3answers
58 views

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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2answers
93 views

When is it better to use “You” versus using the user's name?

Sorry if this was asked before, I searched, but couldn't find anything. Currently we are designing a task management system that notifies users of current tasks they need to complete and about the ...
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2answers
63 views

Examples of login landing pages handling many logins

Trying to figure out an effective design pattern for handling multiple logins options. Users right now land on a page with 5 login options, each takes the user to a dedicated login service. ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
38 views

How to manage a growing drop down on my blog

I have a blog and I add articles on it quite frequently. One caters to Short Stories and the other to Articles. Not the drop-down has become huge and is covering most of the screen. Can you please ...
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3answers
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Research on the Usability of Grid Views

I have been trying to persuade my colleagues that viewing, sorting, and searching large lists of data in a grid are less usable than performing those actions on that data in the context where it is ...
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1answer
133 views

Assigning to multiple groups

While there are plenty of "assign to blah" topics here, I'm not sure that I've seen this exact case. Apologies in advance if this is repeated. Building out a new website, with quite a lot of ...
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How to find an accessible color by changing lightness only?

Is the following hypothesis true? For any given color: { Hue, Saturation, Lightness_1 } there exists: Lightness_2 such that the contrast ratio between: { Hue, Saturation, Lightness_1 } and ...
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1answer
26 views

What message/instruction should be given for downloading an image for browser and/or tablet

I need users to download an image from my web app. For browsers that support the HTML 5 'download' attribute my Download button automatically opens the browser download window. However, users on the ...
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When is a website too humanized/personal?

A popular technique to attract customers and instil trust in them is to “humanize” your website. You want to make it appear that there are actually people behind the users’ screens and that those ...
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4answers
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Does the term “Wallet credit” or “Store credit” makes more sense to users

Working on the returns module of an ecommerce website and app, when the user returns something they can decide to get credit added to their virtual wallet (which can be used to buy other products on ...
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3answers
86 views

Is it good to put search box above the keyboard?

Here's the case, I'm designing for a text editor on iphone, user wants to search keyword in the article the just wrote. We don't have the suggest results (things pop out when you're searching in ...
3
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2answers
189 views

Pros/Cons of placing Login/Account in line with the main nav bar?

Currently our navigational header is mostly left side and central of page, account is on upper right. A proposed design shows the account moved down, into the main nav bar. There's some space in ...
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3answers
345 views

Why is User Experience treated different in digital and physical stores?

When shopping online there is (from my experience) a well thought through design of all the steps from finding the product(s) you want and need to the check out process and purchase of the product(s). ...
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2answers
220 views

Correctly manage user's settings

I am working on a system that connects a client to a database. I am both in control of the client (written in C#) and the database (most functionality is written in pgSQL). Users have to log in in my ...
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2answers
58 views

Social Media links: is it worth the costs? [on hold]

This is something that we were thinking about and couldn't really find a solution yet, so appealing to the smart people here. The context we all know that social media is good, we believe that, we ...
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1answer
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Information Architecture vs Customer Journey Map vs Service Blueprint

I understand Customer Journey Map (CJM) is relevant when the need is for uplifting/designing the customer experience, ideally through a persona lens across multiple touchpoints. On the other hand, ...
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1answer
117 views

Should dates be displayed with a time entry?

I'm working on a project where there are numerous time entries for a given a record. The times are stored in the database as timestamp, however for display and editing it's clutter to display the ...
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12answers
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1answer
55 views

Is a list of records page needed?

I will be building an application to create simple websites. The backend user will be able to add, delete, and modify the following: Users Pages Menus (can be added to pages) Widgets (can be added ...
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3answers
149 views

Changing filters/sort order after editing the query of a search

In many websites, like this one or YouTube for example, after you've done a search (ex. http://ux.stackexchange.com/search?q=something) you can click an option to sort the results by a different ...
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1answer
77 views

How does help / user guidance design differ in niche specialist web applications compared to common web design guidelines?

Backstory I'm creating a tutorial/help/guidance system for a web UI. The backend of the system is a complex professional analysis & measurement tool originally launched in the mid 90's that has ...
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2answers
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What should be emphasized - description or the hyper link?

Signature which I have on other fora: Interested in Drawing, Painting, and Crafts? Please Commit to the Arts and Crafts Stackoverflow proposal. All the font is Impact. The words "Drawing, ...
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3answers
84 views

A usable way to enter a mountaineer's Aspect and Elevation?

Here's a design problem you may find interesting. Feel free to help by answering or commenting. All input is welcome. The design goal: an easier tool for users to enter a type of location on a ...
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1answer
32 views

Always on top Icon [on hold]

I am making a firefox addon that gives the user a menu, this menu lists all running processes and allows the user to pick which windows they want to keep on top. Here is what it looks like: The ...
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1answer
60 views

Shortcut to save a document?

With the offline programs the convention (at least in English) is to type Ctrl+S to save a document. However, in many online web(app)s the convention is to type Ctrl+Enter to submit the current form, ...
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2answers
386 views

Drop-down menu navigated using hand gesture

I wanna put hand gesture on webpage. Usually, in webpage, there's navigation bar that located at the top of webpage. Often nav-bar is in a form of multi-level menu, like drop down menu. And by hand ...
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6answers
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Why do web sites display dates in an inaccurate representation e.g. “a year ago”?

Many sites will display dates or times in an inaccurate representation like 1 year ago instead of just displaying the actual date. Here's a case I found to be particularly annoying: This video ...

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