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What's an alternative pattern for a dropdown with between 150 to 215 characters per option?

In my screen I have 3 sections, and on each section I have different elements to take input from the user. In one of the section I have a dropdown menu to select a predefined option. The options are ...
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8answers
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Why is text justified in newspapers, but not on the web?

As per UX studies, which say you should not justify text on the web. In that case, then why do newspapers justify text? Dyslexic users read newspapers and magazines as well. What is the difference ...
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2answers
63 views

Using a Wizard for initial input and later edit

My Windows application uses Wizards for creating business objects like persons or real estates. The Wizard is perfect, since it allows the input in the most logical order with the ability of ...
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2answers
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Data-Visualisation and the Users Expectations

I am currently working on an app to do with pensions. I have a graphical representation showing how much the user will have at their chosen retirement age; these are based on defined contributions and ...
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2answers
272 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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Designing an expandable UI with plugins

I'm working on a game server, that will allow mods and plugins to be installed. I am also working on a creation kit, or content management suite, to aid in the design of various aspects of the game ...
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0answers
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How much can we trade off between productivity and UX?

This scenario is happening in our company. More than 15 business-oriented, data-driven applications are getting built, that commonly show charts, lists (with filtering and paging), entry forms, and ...
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From a Product Design perspective, what can be examples of UX Design Goals/Assumptions?

I am in the process of figuring out UX Goals/Assumptions for a new product to be build. Any examples of what it can include from a UX perspective?
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What is the best way to show the user they have watched a video?

I'm created a Rewards site. Users can watch videos to earn points. The problem, users want to skip the entire video to earn their points. Therefore, the mechanism for earning points is based on time ...
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3answers
673 views

The best pattern/solution for a detail page

I have a system where we have a hierarchical structure of items (x nr of child items) where data from the parent is displayed as a "header" and the child items (and data associated with them) are ...
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1answer
29 views

Material Design Icon to represent spots left at an event [on hold]

I'm looking for a material design icon to represent the amount of spots left at an event and struggling.. Any help would be verrry much appreciated. Thanks!
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2answers
26 views

Double clicking action buttons as confirmation

I know it actually depends on the situation. But my colleague insists of using popup dialogues as confirmation and found it counter-productive(or am I wrong?) Users are to make checklist which ...
3
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0answers
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Usability of expandable footers on responsive websites

My coworkers and I were discussing what might be a trend in e-commerce websites: expandable footers. Here's an example from Topshop.com: And when expanded: I poked around for research or ...
2
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1answer
69 views

Gesture for alternative actions

I am working on an iOS applications using SceneKit. That means the main screen contains a simple 3d scene, with various small objects in it. The main interaction from the user is dragging and ...
3
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5answers
75 views

Should an 'error message' be displayed in anticipation, or show after user interaction?

In an application (desktop, mobile and native) we have functionality that enables users to reschedule an technician appointment that they have previously booked, by clicking on a call to action/link ...
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1answer
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How to emphasize that downloads may be a malicious to users?

This applications allows cyber security professionals to access to files that are involved in reported malicious online incidents. This is part of a larger service offering to these users. 99% of the ...
3
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1answer
19 views

Best Way to Time Users Performing Physical Activities With Mobile Application?

I work in enterprise UX and need to measure metrics for how the usability of our future application will have improved work performance among users. The system the users use today does not record a ...
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0answers
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Anyone using Marvelapp for showing mockups to clients? [on hold]

I'm in a company that's doing web designs, and they are still using the old method of design-in-Photoshop, save as JPEG, and then upload the JPEGs to Marvelapp, add hotspot linkings to the navigation ...
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5answers
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Is there a standard “to left justify text and right justify numeric values.”

I'm being told by an experienced BA (> 25 years) that "Numeric numbers are usually totaled therefore should be right justified." And that text should always be left justified. I have never heard ...
0
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1answer
54 views

Right-click menu vs. shortcut menu

Which is the industry standard for technical communication when referring to the menu that opens when a user right-clicks an item on a screen? Is it called the 'right-click menu' or the 'shortcut ...
1
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1answer
29 views

What are the go-to control colours, besides Red, Green and Blue?

When I, for whatever reason, think about most distinctive colors, the first ones that I'd use are the red, green and blue. But which ones should I use if I need more than three? An example I could ...
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2answers
136 views

How would you handle pluralization of irregular nouns such as “person”?

If you were using an API where every resource was pluralized, and you came across a 'person' endpoint, would you prefer and/or expect /persons or /people? I can see benefits to both and was ...
2
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0answers
57 views

Manual entry for missing items in datatable

Situation: There are items (physically delivered, only of value virtually) that are populated into a datatable after a specified time period (lets call it 7 days for concrete reference), however, the ...
3
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0answers
71 views

How should I allow Facebook-linked accounts to post anonymously?

I'm building a WordPress-based website where users will create an account from their Facebook account. Users will be able to post and comment but I'd like to offer the option for anonymous ...
3
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0answers
22 views

Should modals/lightboxes/panels/etc. remain open on reload?

I was just visiting a certain site where I clicked search and a full page overlay search box came up. I wasn't getting results and didn't feel like hitting backspace a bunch so hit refresh and the ...
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11answers
6k views

How do I encourage users to supply information that might not be available, if it is available?

I'm writing an application where our in-house users are supposed to supply various information about companies we are involved with. Specifically, we want VAT numbers to be supplied if there is one. ...
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2answers
16 views

Save untested connection when testing is possible?

I have an admin console where I can add configure different data sources for my web application. The page looks like this : Some of my queries are : What is the ideal scenario for test and save ...
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8answers
42k views

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 ...
0
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1answer
55 views

Help for first visit on a website

On my website, there is a top-menu feature that I would like that a new visitor sees and understands immediately. Maybe only 10% of the visitors will use it (that's why it doesn't deserve a bigger ...
2
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4answers
43 views

Logging (already registered) user through registration form?

In this scenario, Login and Registration form both have same fields: Email and Password. However both forms are on different pages. By default, Registration form is displayed when user lands up on ...
0
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5answers
33 views

Whats the different between Use Case (in Software Development Process) vs User Goal (in Usability Testing)

My background is system analyst, but while learning UX processes I have faced several things that confuse me; one of them is the differences between User Goal that is used in usability testing and Use ...
0
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1answer
221 views

How to manage credentials information to the user?

I've created a plugin for an editor. This plugin gets some information from the project and shows you all the related issues, getting the information from an external application (Github, gitlab, ...
2
votes
3answers
115 views

How do I leverage UX methodologies to improve my portfolio?

I would like to improve my portfolio website and my skills as a UX designer. The best way I have thought to approach this is by doing research. I know this topic in one way or another is covered in ...
3
votes
3answers
147 views

Good UX/UI for scheduled reports sliding time window

You know how in many analytical tools one can schedule a report of a certain kind to be delivered every X days (or similar)? What are good UIs for setting what's the date range that the report is ...
4
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3answers
73 views

Specific term in UX for the task of comparing Visual Design files with developed HTML pages?

Is there an UX/design terminology for the task of comparing Visual Design files with developed HTML pages? As of now, I am referring to it as VD comparison or VD compliance check. Please help me to ...
4
votes
2answers
113 views

The logic behind the switchers placement in the iOS Control Center

The iOS Control Center contains two rows of buttons at the top and bottom of the area. The previous implementation of it made more sense to me, as the top buttons were switchers, and the bottom ...
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0answers
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Example for offers redeeming applications [on hold]

I am in the research phase for building a mobile application that serves the users in redeeming offers and discounts from nearby places/venues. I've been looking for example applications to learn more ...
0
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2answers
247 views

references for table alternative

Do you have any references you can link me to, where I could display this data, but not in a table? This will be used by 500 to 10000 people, and they want to have : drag and drop for re-ordering, ...
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2answers
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Picking an optional maximum (Android)

I'm looking for a way for a user to set a maximum (optional) number for creating an object via a form. I was thinking of using a NumberPicker, but this requires that I set a top end right? I was ...
0
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0answers
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How to label site language toggle? [duplicate]

Basically I'm choosing between two options for labeling a control that toggles language in the interface: Currently: English | Spanish Proposed: English | Español It makes sense to me that if ...
13
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5answers
3k views

Are users comfortable with the term 'portal'?

I am building a site for managing datasets. The home page will be a portal displaying summary info about the user's datasets and other datasets in the system. I'm trying to decide what to call this ...
3
votes
2answers
97 views

What is the best location to place an identity context control (avatar, name, sign out button)

I'm working on a (web) design that implements both an identity (user) context, and an organization context -- similar in the way that GitHub allows you to log in as yourself, then be a member of one ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

Selecting multiple integer values

I have a field called link which is an integer and i choose it from a combo box. In my former case, every link has only one destination. So when sending a message, i only choose the link then click ...
0
votes
1answer
130 views

How to allow users to select “no dates” (zero value)?

I am working on a project where I report time on different project like this: I check the dates, and I select the project I want to report the time onto. It's all good, but what if I do not have ...
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vote
1answer
53 views

Is there an optimal position for user polls on a website?

I am in the process of designing a sports website. Users will visit to check the scores and fixtures of their team for various sports. On the home page I am thinking of putting a user poll, just to ...
0
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2answers
36 views

Delete picture from thumbnail

I have a little camera icon on the side of a view, for a mobile app. Right now, tapping the camera allows me to load a picture. After the picture is chosen, it replaces the camera icon as a little ...
4
votes
4answers
2k views

Material Design for Web apps?

I'm working on an admin portal (angular, jquery, bootstrap..) and I'm pretty comfortable with bootstrap and I think that the bootstrap designs are pretty cool. Now, my colleague insists on changing it ...
11
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7answers
2k views

Why don't people use the “I'm feeling lucky” button more often?

Have you ever seen or heard of someone using it? Back in the days when Google didn't automatically redirected you to the results page as you typed, I think not a lot of people used the "I'm Feeling ...
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vote
2answers
48 views

Making a narrow paragraph look well under a long menu bar

How do you position a relatively narrow paragraph (optimal paragraph width: http://www.ronswebsite.com/blog/optimal-column-width-for-websites) within a wide (e.g. 1100px) website, so that it looks ...
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1answer
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When new user come to web app, what is better: give him possibility to save data to local storage or prompt him to login to demo account?

I have an app that saves user input to server side database. In order to be able to use such app user usually must create an account first. I want to give him possibility to try app without creating ...

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