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Pattern for multiple roles that have access to different parts of the same view?

Imagine I have two roles: Administrator Teacher Imagine a view Class Administrator has a subset of the functions allowed in the class view: Create a new class Name the class Add/remove students ...
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Chart “Plan” Versus “Actual” for a time series?

What kind of charts show Plan (forecast) versus Actual for a series of points in time? Examples: Goal vs Actual sales in each quarter of the year Forecast vs Actual energy consumption in each ...
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What Are the Best Practices for Using Email Reminders with Mailing Lists and Newsletters?

From time to time I receive email reminders which always give me an overview of all the mailing lists for which I’ve signed up years ago. I still regard this as helpful although these mailing lists ...
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Alternative term for “remember me”

In Android design guidelines (Settings, Writing Style), it's discouraged to refer to the user: Don't refer to the user. For example, for a setting allowing the user to turn notifications on or ...
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Are there established patterns for delete confirmations other than the typical modal?

I'm trying to find out if there are some semi-standard ways of handling the "are you sure?" confirmation logic when a person deletes a record or item. The typical options are: Show a "Are you sure ...
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Settings and Switch Account in Windows 8 Tablet Apps

I am designing a file browsing windows apps like one drive or dropbox. I tried Dropbox and Box on Windows 8 Surface. I didn't see how I can log out or switch account in this app. How those features ...
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Why do speedometers (in the US, at least) go so high?

Typically one doesn't drive much faster than 80 MPH. Even in an emergency passing situation, it would be extremely rare to drive more than 100 MPH. In fact, as far as I know many cars have governors ...
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Best way to display trees?

I have to port an old java program to a web app (using Angular) for my company. We have this huge tree structured database, and it's displayed in a standard, old-fashion look: As the data are huge, ...
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“Fluent Click” on touch screens

A few weeks ago, I read a blog post about a way to reduce clicks/touches when selecting items from expandable menus: The most common behavior is touching an icon to open some menu, and touch again on ...
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Apply All option after selection option of combox

I have a table with a set of rows. Each rows contains a dropdown box to perform an action over the row (see this example). But I want to give a possibility to user to chose if this action will be ...
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How do I make a lot of steps (and sub-steps) on limited space?

I'm looking for a better solution to visualize the steps shown on the images below. With ~5 steps it works just fine, although when I use more they start breaking the grid. I really want to keep the ...
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Using a section title as a link to deeper navigation

After selecting data and filters to narrow it down, the user is taken to a 2nd level of the navigation where he is presented with content displayed in a table like in the following image: Each row ...
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Usability testing for existing software

I would like to test the usability of an iPad app released a few months ago. This is an app that functions as a Point of Sale for retail businesses and cafes - there are at least two distinct user ...
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Display pricing with options

I make a website for a recording studio that provides about 15 services. Each service can be "customized" with options (depending about the quantity of days, the work to do...). For the moment, I ...
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Know any good UI/UX textbooks? [duplicate]

I'm a graphic designer. I've already done UI design for some mobile apps and web apps as well, but I would like to learn more about UI/UX design in order to train myself. (UX design from a graphic ...
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How do I show UI for unit Conversion appropriately?

I am design a software where you can import your 3d file for printing. Now problem is when you import, it will ask you if the model was designed in MM or INCHES. This UX is bad. When you toggle ...
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Is it frowned upon to allow the user two different options to perform the same action?

I have an app I am building where a user can browse through content similar to the Facebook timeline. One action the user can take is follow this person. All actions for each piece of content I ...
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How to show a readonly row in a GridControl

I want to show a readonly information in a row of a GridControl. At the moment I am defining a background lightgray and the image columns with opacity 0.5. But I wonder if there is a better way to ...
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Where should we tell the customer that the item in their cart cannot be shipped where they live?

Since we do not know where the user lives until after they have added the item that cannot be shipped to where they live, and then entered their ship location, I would love to see examples or ideas ...
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Passive tabs on a drop down navigation menu?

Asumming I have the case of a menu where I have several options in only some categories (products): Should I always put some content on the button "Products"? Or I can skip it so people go to ...
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Are users likely to change default text?

I have a site where somebody can set up and collect information using a Triangle test. The issue I'm facing is that there is standard and correct copy to use when presenting somebody with this type of ...
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If a record is cancelled, what word to use for the action of un-cancelling it?

I have a web app that allows users to cancel records. Once cancelled, they are displayed under a tab called cancelled items. The users are also able to un-cancel these records, so that they become ...
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Is there a universal icon that means “remove”?

I understand that using a localized word for "remove" or "delete" item would be the most clear way to communicate the action, however, we are looking for a universal icon to communicate this without ...
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How to make user understand differences in swipe actions

In an iOS application the user can swipe a card left or right and each has a different meaning. Swipe left skips the card and presents the next one. Swipe right spreads the content to other users. ...
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Multilingual Mobile Application - How to implement language change

We're building a mobile application that will initially support English and German, perhaps more languages in the future. My question is what is the best way/most common practice to handle language ...
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How to represent progress through a formal chat support process?

I'm currently designing a online dialog, where customers will communicate with a agent, and the agent will gather information to complete an application. The problem is, if the conversation diverges ...
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What should I do to distinguish an item which has the same color with its background? [migrated]

I'm making a game where some discs/circles moves around in a tiled map. Each disc/tile have a color, and sometime the color of the disc and the tile are identical. It would be hard for the user to ...
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Best Practice Users and Businesses URLs

I need help in figuring out what is the best URL structure for my website. On the website, I’ll have pages for users and business and would like to give each a custom profile URL. Here are the ...
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Should a delete action's “undo” be underneath the “delete”?

Take for example this button: _________ / \ | Trash | \_________/ Which when clicked, becomes this: _________ ...
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Education for becoming a UI designer [duplicate]

I have been trying to research as much as possible into the field and there doesn't seem to be a solid User Interface program at any college close to me (Central Florida area) Currently I am a ...
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Hit area for items in a grid-page.

I have a landing page with a grid of projects that the user can click into. I'm wondering is it best to: Only make the link/button clickable OR Make the entire box clickable. I'm leaning more ...
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What is the latest research on Serif vs. Sans Serif fonts for readability and retention esp. for those with vision issues

I've been told by someone who worked with a researcher that Sans Serif fonts have lots of ambiguity in things like i, 1, l and this causes the eye to need to back and forth (more, presumably than the ...
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lorem ipsum and mockups for personal projects

I was wondering if it's ok to use lorem ipsum for personal projects that will go on my portfolio? Will recruiters see that as bad? Or should i just make up content for the mockup can seem more ...
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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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Best way to represent “add to waitlist”

I could use your advice on a UX issue. I'm working on the UX of a system for scheduling appointments. Showing something is either available or not available is easy, but I want to give people the ...
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Critique windows application [on hold]

I have developed a windows application but the ui is a mess. I was hoping to get someone to review it and if possible suggest improvements or even come up with a design. Does anyone have any ...
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How to indicate which way the boards plug into each other?

I'm developing a board like this that serves as an adapter for a given board that needs to be plugged like this given that the board size is the same, users tend to plug it the other way, the way ...
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1answer
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Showing logical operations with query language [duplicate]

We are struggling with how to incorporate AND/OR logic amongst a list of filters in our user interface. I know this question has been asked many times, but I'm trying to fit the logic addition into ...
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1answer
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Is a decimal comma used in data entry?

Historically, I know that in most parts of the world decimals have been represented with a comma. 3.14 (US and Canada mostly) 3,14 (most other places) In software development, normally a period ...
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What is the best way to trim long text?

I'm trying to create a product listing page that includes the description in the listings. However, the page is not uniform and is very long. I've tried several ways of trimming the text, but what is ...
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Can the “Go”button on mobile devices' virtual keyboards replace an actual button on the interface?

Imagine I'm designing as search bar for mobile websites and don't want to waste the space on a "Go" or "Search" button on my interface, can I just expect the user to tap on the "Go" button on his ...
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What's the best way to structure the markup of labeled readonly data? [on hold]

Update: found a related item after posting this: How to contrast read-only labels from their corresponding data Should be closed as off-topic I have a card-like interface which may have data ...
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Homepage Changes Based on Who is Accessing It

I am redesigning a homepage which has 10 places it can take you. Four types of people will be using this homepage. Person 1 can access elements 1, 2, and 3. Person 2 can access elements 3, and 4. ...
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Where should table filters and search be placed?

Any ideas on whether filters should be on the left or right of a table? What about search? They both narrow down the contents of what's in the table.
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706 views

Different styling for different tooltips on a single page?

I am working on a web application, and we are focusing very much on the consistency of the look&feel. When we are designing tooltip styles, we can see there is the 'plain style' tooltip and all ...
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1answer
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Showing Zero (0) for views/likes/comments counters

Working on a community based marketplace, we want to have icons with counters that represent how many views, likes, and comments were made to the item. A pretty common thing, yet, everybody seems to ...
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1answer
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In general What is the difference between alert and warning message?

Is there is any difference between alert and warning message, When it should be used, under what condition and scenario.
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Should users be given the option to sign up to a website without having to set a password?

For many sites as a user I'm not really bothered about security as there's little of value on the site So should users be given the option of signing up to a website without setting a password ?
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How should multiple buttons wrap on different responsive breakpoints?

We are currently developing a Wordpress site that has a Shortcode button feature that allows the client to alter the text, URL link and colour of a button, also to add new buttons. The client is ...
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UI for selecting multiple records with multiple cases

The title may not suffice to describe the nature of my problem here. But to describe, i'll give my data model and the current UI used to implement it. The tables and relation : 1) I only have two ...

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