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1answer
8 views

Redundant to have “add” and “save” button when adding choices from a list?

On StackExchange, when you want to add a community to your account, you go into the upper left corner, click on the pull down, and click "edit" next to the "Your Communities" text. Then you start ...
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2answers
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HIstory, first use, of Wizards?

I was just now criticizing Wizards in a comment. In fact, what was the first Wizard, and when? Indeed, can one fairly and definitively state: "Microsoft invented Wizards" ...?
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0answers
9 views

Delay in loading dropdown menu

I am currently using Amazon and I noticed that when you mouse over a dropdown menu (e.g. "Shop by department" or "Your Account"), there is a slight delay before it brings up the menu. Most other ...
2
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1answer
40 views

Is there a reason for drawing Material Design flat buttons like plain text?

In the MD specifications are listed two types of buttons: flat buttons raised buttons the flat buttons are usually with black text, making them look like simple not clickable text (for someone). ...
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2answers
45 views

Dealing with hundreds of checkboxes for user selection

I have a ticketing system that deals with outages: think cable company/broadband type stuff. For example, the internet service may go down at Property XYZ. Maybe phone and video as well. We have a ...
0
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0answers
9 views

System Usability Scale and internal reliability

What pairs of questions test respondent's consistency? For example, questions 2. and 3. seem to be asking the same thing, but in a way that if respondent is consistent he/she can't be agreeing with ...
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0answers
27 views

Whats the best color scheme / theming layout?

I am making this panel by branding a comapny color base on preference, but want to ask what's the best layout.
3
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2answers
44 views

multiple ways to do the same thing

Using multiple icons to mean the same thing. Its a pretty common UX technique to allow for users with different types of mental model to be able to navigate; some people like top menus, others icons ...
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0answers
31 views

Right Click options in Web Applications? [on hold]

Is it good to have Right Click options in Web Applications?
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1answer
10 views

Load More on the tabular Data?

Do any body suggest to have "Load More" option on the tabular page where in you have 100 + records to display? How easy is to see all 100+ records in one page?
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24 views

Hybrid mobile application build by using Dojo IBM mobile first(worklight)-no navigation bar- will apple reject?-IOS Apple guidelines

I have developed a hybrid mobile app. My app contains a home page with list of bars buttons, when clicked on a Button navigates to new page. As per Apple guidelines (HIG), there is lot of stuff given ...
0
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0answers
19 views

How to give multi-location feedback to the user on a dashboard (data-heavy screen)?

So, i have a dashboard screen which can display a lot of data, in charts, tables, or single numbers. An input field is located at the bottom of the screen, and what the user inputs there can change ...
2
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2answers
29 views

Should Wizard be used for edit and modify? Why or why not?

Wizards can be great for creation of complex objects or completing complex workflows. Breaking things down into simpler guided steps is useful. But my question is this: Should or could the same ...
1
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0answers
24 views

What's the effect of color on responses to a Likert scale? [migrated]

We're implementing comment cards on our site that contain a simple Likert-type scale that uses colored buttons (red, orange, yellow, light green, green), to denote the range of negative to positive ...
2
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1answer
74 views

Improvement tracker or: How I Learned to Stop Being a Jerk to the User

I'm planning a program (not sure if it will run on smartphones or just PC ) to keep track of user defined task and it's progress. I want it to be less bossy, but still give the proper incentive to ...
1
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1answer
26 views

What are the core tools and processes an organization should have in place to test web application accessibility

I'm a developer for an organization that is starting to plan out how to overhaul a number of our web applications with a focus on making them both 508 compliant, and truly accessible for users with a ...
1
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3answers
37 views

What are the most common modifier keys for dragging objects with a mouse?

What would you consider to be the most agreed upon modifiers and conventions, when dragging/dropping objects? For example, holding Ctrl while dragging could add a "+" to the cursor and cause a copy ...
0
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1answer
87 views

Why the hardware button of mobile devices is not placed at the front?

The button at the bottom front of iPod/iPhone/iPad/Samsung is great UX. Why other mobile manufacturers don't offer such a button at the front as well? Most smartphones have a hardware button on the ...
0
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0answers
36 views

Web app UI to fit in to a mobile screen

There is a web app that has a UI like this. Let's call this the estimate builder. The user can add as many estimate items as he wants by clicking the blue button at top right with a plus sign. Also ...
0
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2answers
65 views

Is iOS's spell checker good UX?

When I was user testing, my test subjects would often have typos (which is fine), then iOS's usual "spell check" pops up with the right word intended, and I found people clicking it to implement ...
0
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0answers
13 views

Is it permissible to toggle selection of items in a table with a single click?

I am working on an (existing) UI that has a feature where the selection in one table drives the content of a second table: Table 1 shows a list of notifications, Table 2 shows a list of bank ...
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1answer
27 views

How to prepare a Gaming Experience Questionnaire (GEQ)

I am currently doing a research about computer games and I need to assess each player's gaming experience via a Gaming Experience Questionnaire (GEQ). My question is can we prepare a GEQ any way we ...
4
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5answers
103 views

Is it best to add or remove functionality when using checkboxes?

Suppose there's a system where the user can make a blog post. This user can choose to allow or disable comments to their posts. He's going to make this choice for every post he creates. Now, the ...
0
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0answers
17 views

What percentage of people opt in to usage tracking?

My program (WorldPainter) asks people to opt in to providing usage data to me, in which case the program uploads some statistics about how it has been used, every time it is started. It would be nice ...
21
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5answers
2k views

Why are the “Undo” and “Redo” arrow icons commonly round?

A simple Google Image search will show a lot of icons related to "Undo & Redo", and interestingly, most of them, if not all are round. Take a look at the ones Microsoft Office uses: And some ...
0
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1answer
11 views

What are best practices for in-app Facebook share?

What are best practices for implementing a share on Facebook feature in my app? I would like to enable users to share portions of my app (selected views) on Facebook.
0
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1answer
56 views

What is the most easily understood message for “View More” for a table cell?

I have a cell in a table that is holding some data that can be exceptionally long. I have to crop the data and only display the first ~40 or so characters, and I'd like to add a link or button below ...
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0answers
19 views

How to handle color consistency when the color has both thematic and actionable reasons for the color?

Note: the example is from the Batman Arkham Knight videogame game, but it's something that can happen outside the world as well. In Batman: Arkham Knight, there are certain sidequests where you can ...
1
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3answers
137 views

How to intentionally make an action difficult to do?

How can I 'hide' ('minimize'? not sure of correct terminology), or otherwise de-emphasize a certain action? I'm working on a desktop app that has code management features and we want to make pushing ...
3
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0answers
32 views

help me simplify a search engine

I have a search function that lists different search forms under links: Each link goes to a form with slightly different parameters eg: and All forms contain a common 'title' field and, as you ...
1
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1answer
35 views

What is better… “Hello, [First Name]” or “Hello, [First and Last Name]”?

Just looking for some suggestions or best practice thoughts... If a user logs in and the site displays a welcome message, is "Hello, John" better than "Hello, John Doe?" Displaying the only first name ...
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3answers
65 views

Is a search bar needed for small e-commerce sites?

I'm developing an e-comm site for a small retailer that sells specific products related to one type of activity. The whole product list is less then 50 items with three main categories. Are there any ...
2
votes
2answers
86 views

What are the “spinning dots” in Windows supposed to represent, and why do they stop?

For some time now Windows has used the following animation to indicate some task is being performed: This image seems odd. It starts as you might expect, but on the second revolution the dots ...
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0answers
24 views

UX process in PRODUCT BASED COMPANY? [on hold]

What are the things that involved in usability process in a PRODUCT BASED COMPANY?
3
votes
4answers
100 views

Beautiful harmonic stock photo people vs photos of real people

When on a website and going to the contacts page or form there is often one or more photos of people (supposedly) working there. Stock photos Some companies use stock photos with beautiful ...
0
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0answers
19 views

Is there any visual card-sorting tool? [on hold]

Does anyone aware of any web service that provide visual card sorting (with images, preferably "card")? I know some card sorting tools but they are text based drag&drop. What I need is a ...
4
votes
6answers
91 views

What do you call this ux pattern for search fields?

What do you call this feature where a search query gets converted to "tags" that has been popularised by Pinterest (but could also be seen in Google Drive, Facebook, Apple Mail etc) and what ...
1
vote
2answers
40 views

Usability testing

I'm planning some usability testing at work and have a few questions that I can't seem to find good answers for anywhere else. Firstly I'm relatively new to usability testing and have never planned ...
4
votes
1answer
24 views

Swipe direction when designing for Right-To-Left languages?

Books printed for people that reads Right-To-Left (RTL) languages is bound for flipping pages opposite direction of LTR. What is todays common swipe direction when moving forward to next page/view, ...
0
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0answers
29 views

Multiple child categories selection from multiple parent categories

I've been looking at multiple selection questions but none of them really fit what I'm looking for. The user can select multiple child categories from multiple parent categories. First, it has to ...
0
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2answers
42 views

Flow for scheduling payments

So am working on a mobile app that allows users to send money & pay their bills (electricity & telephone) Am adding a feature where these payments can be scheduled in advance. However i am ...
0
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2answers
28 views

Is it important to show order receipt every time?

Can anybody tell me how important is to show the order receipt every time, whenever the order is placed. Is there any other way to cut off this step? We are handling large enterprise applications ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Alternatives to a 3 stack of UISegmentedController iOS

One view I have is designed in a way that requires 3 separate layers of filtering. The first layer sorts by Image/Video/Person, the second sorts by Day/Week/Month/All Time and the third sorts by ...
6
votes
3answers
136 views

How to indicate real-time constantly loading content?

We're moving into more "next generation" web apps where the amount of reloading a page someone has to do is greatly diminishing in favor of real-time/reactivity. I'm wondering if there's some sort of ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Presenting site news on homepage without deterring users only interested in main content

Without getting into too much detail, my website is a database of statistics/ratings for basketball players in a video game. This is the main content of the site, and the current homepage is the most ...
16
votes
5answers
3k views

Wording: 0% or NO?

I need to represent a stat for a weight loss stat. Right now I have this wording: 2% weight loss the client hasn't think of the logical scenario of no weight loss or even worse, weight gain. So I'm ...
0
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2answers
35 views

Tree-view: Search

I'm projecting a New tree-view for a system, but my doubt is about the Search. Would I put a button that the user select if he wants to search also subfolders, or the system would to search ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

Turning knobs with mouse wheel

When presenting (in a simulator) a user interface, that normally uses turning knobs, how should the mouse wheel map to the turning of the drawn knob? I am looking at a simulator which draws a bunch ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

multiple 'sign ups' and 'log ins'

I have a program that works with two devices (phone and laptop). On each device you can sign up and log in unless you have already done so. Once the user has either signed up or logged in on either ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

How do I guide my users to input their silence threshold and vocal range

My game needs to know when users sing a high note, a low note and when they are silent. I tried using sliders (with energy level or pitch as background). I can use those to config the threshold and ...

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