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Which are better: horizontal or vertical vehicle seatmaps?

I work for an online travel agency. We have designed interfaces that show vehicle seatmaps for users to select a seat on an airplane or a bus. Recently the debate has been on which is better: a ...
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1answer
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Where to put information about an app?

I am creating an Android application where users enter in their GPA, SAT, and ACT scores and select majors that they are interested in. The output shows a list of colleges in descending order of how ...
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What might cause the Raleway font to look very thin on Windows?

We use the Raleway font with fallbacks to some others (live at StockBase.com): body { ... font-family: 'Raleway', 'HelveticaNeue', 'Arial', sans-serif !important; } On our test Windows 7 ...
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How do you resize a tooltip (the title property of a link or span)? [on hold]

In CSS, how do you resize a tooltip? Eg, something like a > title { 14em; }.
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28 views

UX Designer’s Toolkit [on hold]

I am just wondering if there is a designer’s toolkit contain methods such as user research, persona development, sketching design concepts, wire-framing, interactive prototyping, visual user interface ...
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1answer
17 views

Is there a JQuery Plugin that allows an alert-type box with no buttons that can fade out? [on hold]

I have a webpage with an image that onclick will allow the user to save a four letter symbol to a DB in the background. However I need to alert the user that this happened so I want an alert type ...
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1answer
23 views

Fatigue logic on UI components

I'm working on an app, and one of the things being built is a tooltip dialogue to present to the user, which is dismissible. However, I'm having trouble coming up with a way to create an enjoyable UX ...
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54 views

Multiple forms of the same type in one single screen

I have to re-design (migrate) a Silverlight form into html. The current form looks like this, Old Design The form has a list of Product Types on the scrolling bar in the left. I can select as ...
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3answers
46 views

Automative Turbo activation

I am currently developing an interface for the car control screen, in this screen so far I have to implement such a indicator to give back the response of the turbo status. This status carrying ...
4
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2answers
167 views

What impact does a red logo have?

I'm not sure if this question is right for UX, but I'm not sure where to place it otherwise so I'll do it here. If it doesn't belong here, please move it. I'm busy working on a new project, and of ...
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Energy Labeling Rule - how to make it user friendly?

Starting next, consumer electronic e-retailers will be required to display the applicable label or icon “clearly and conspicuously and in close proximity to the covered product’s price” so that ...
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2answers
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Is 'billing address' required for e-commerce checkouts?

Why do we need to input a billing address when purchasing online? Can this step be removed from the checkout process? Is 'shipping address' sufficient? The website only sells to individuals and ...
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1answer
44 views

In a program what to say when the user enters the wrong type? e.g. number entered when yes/no expected

My program runs from the command line and requires the user to enter booleans (yes or no) and integers (numbers without decimals). For this I have two methods to check to make sure the user makes a ...
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1answer
19 views

Assign every item in a list to a category on a smartphone

I'm currently trying to implement an OPML-Import in my rss-reader. However, opml-files don't give any information about the "category" every item should be assigned to. Therefore I got the problem ...
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2answers
81 views

How can non-UX professionals get started with UX? [duplicate]

Trying to avoid the "what is the best tool for 'X'" type question, but a friend asked and I wasn't quite sure how to answer. The original question went something like this: What's the best tool ...
2
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0answers
23 views

Conversion drop-off by switching sites

I work for a website where consumers can search and browse theatrical events. Due to our partnership agreements, ticket purchasing happens on our partner sites. We'd like to propose that we use ...
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1answer
74 views

Toaster's “bagel button” does not work. UX or engineering issue? [on hold]

Below is picture of my toaster's front panel. I put bread in, press the "bagel" button, and a bagel does not come out. I simple get toasted bread. A bagel is totally different. I claim this is an ...
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How can wiring systems be designed to not rely solely on colour?

Yesterday I was faced with the challenge of replacing the stock radio in my vehicle. The stock radio had broken, and it was time for a new one. As it is, building the proper wiring harness is already ...
4
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1answer
91 views

Does drawing a dash across the numeral 7 (seven) increase readability?

The RBRC battery recycling logo was recently updated to add a dash to the final digit 7 (seven) in the phone number: Does this increase readability? In what situations, if any, is writing the ...
4
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2answers
45 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 ...
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4answers
413 views

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
80 views

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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2answers
30 views

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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17 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 ...
2
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1answer
61 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 ...
2
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2answers
43 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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1answer
43 views

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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1answer
40 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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2answers
81 views

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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0answers
19 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 ...
3
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1answer
31 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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3answers
30 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 ...
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6answers
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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. ...
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0answers
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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 ...
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2answers
56 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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1answer
20 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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1answer
31 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 ...
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3answers
52 views

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
26 views

What are the best layout practices so that secondary elements such as tools are not overlooked? [on hold]

Users tend to focus on the center target of a page, such as text. As such they may not see important elements outside the center. Advertising deals with this with annoying movement, but I wonder what ...
2
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1answer
23 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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1answer
33 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 ...
2
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3answers
40 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 ...
3
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3answers
67 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 ...
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3answers
48 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. ...
0
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0answers
17 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
41 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 ...
1
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1answer
21 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 ...
12
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5answers
1k views

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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3answers
57 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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1answer
56 views

Starting from zero [on hold]

I'm psychology student with a business minor and I want to go into UX Design. I have no idea where to start. I started reading and started learning some basic coding. I want to build a portfolio but I ...

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