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Is email field assistance still necessary?

For registration forms, it seems the trend now is to allow any password a user wants, as long as you inform him if it's weak. With this in mind, should we still validate email fields on the client ...
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Period, or no period, when a text message is displayed on screen

When a user interacts with a button on a website, and the buttons gives some confirmation text to let user know that the action has been performed successfully or unsuccessfully, should there be a ...
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How to add a number of items in to a “new category” or an “existent category”

I have a list where the user can choose multiple items, and than he can press a button that will "add the selected items to a category". But I want the user to be able to add the items to: a) A new ...
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How to explain that a data is only in localStorage?

I'm currently working on a web application where the user can enter some data. Unless the user is logged in, the data will only be stored in localStorage (i.e. in his browser). I will support syncing ...
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Displaying large category menu on a mobile device?

I've looked into this question, and this one as well; I didn't get an accurate answer. I have a fairly large category menu that I want to display for touch mobile devices with relatively small ...
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Changing a visual object as it is dragged

Imagine that you have an interface with two principal panes: a map and a timeline. We want to enable our user to be able to select a job displayed on the map (for instance, "repair washing machine at ...
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5answers
462 views

A natural-language format for time and date

I'm looking for an easy-to-read way to format time and date. The time and date will be displayed in a piece of software, and will be used to tell when an event occurred. For example, "A ...
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How to arrange a Slider control with DropDown option

I have a form with many fields. One field is numerical and it can have these 3 values (option A: 2.0, option B: 1.5, option C: 1.0, and also an extra option CUSTOM: any value the user wants). Problem ...
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How to use a modal for associative actions with in place search?

I'm designing an application that presents a list of bus stops to the user in a list (html table). Every bus stop belongs to a city somewhere in the world. Once the user finds the stop he wants, he ...
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how should the “select all” select when paginating elements

Suppose I have a list of 100+ pieces of data that I'm displaying in a table that's paginating 40 elements per page. Each row has 'select' checkbox that enables the user to select/unselect an ...
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2answers
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How to Display Sections that Need to be Completed

I'm sorry if the title is not clear. But basically I'm creating a website for people to apply for open jobs at our company. The requirements are that there are different sections a user must fill ...
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1answer
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Best practices for a 'refer a friend' feature

I have been asked to design a referral feature on a site. The site is a non-profit that contains services for parents around children with learning disabilities. The referral aspect is for parents to ...
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1answer
431 views

Best way to ask user for large amount of data input on iPhone?

I have a question about designing the UX that requires a large amount of data to be entered by the user upon signing up for an app - needed as the app cannot function without this data - how can this ...
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514 views

How to present password rules

How should feedback be given about password rules in registration forms? a) When you focus on the password field b) When you type the first letter of the password c) When you stop typing, plus a ...
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3answers
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Is it okay to talk about “we” on a one-person startup blog?

pre: Thought about the best place to ask this in the SE universe and I think UX is closest, but I might be unaware of some better fit so open to suggestions. I'm soon to launch a saas-company that ...
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Positioning scrollbars on Horizontal scrolling tables

Currently we have a table of results which has both a vertical and horizontal scroll due to the number of columns and rows displayed. A user has requested we add the horizontal scroll at the top of ...
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Which validation error message to use for user form?

Which of these error message should I use for my add/edit user form. (Although I am over thinking this) Background I have various forms around the system where assets can be assigned to specific ...
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Multiple sites on the same domain – Good or bad?

So, my client has a website for his brand that is targeted against B2B-consumers, investors and journalists. He now wants to create a second website for a sub brand that is targeted against ...
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How can airplane safety information cards be improved? [closed]

Consider the current safety information card aboard the American Airlines Boeing MD-80. It's a large, trifold brochure with four full-color pages of pictograms and one page of dense, small text ...
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1-column vs n-column timelines / news feeds

Facebook's news feed employs a 1-column layout, whereas Google+ employs multi-columns, depending on the width of the browser. (It appears it's between 1-3 columns). Pinterest have many. Are there ...
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3answers
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Visually showing that a textbox contains text longer than its width?

I am evaluating ideas for displaying that there is hidden overflow text in a fixed-size single-line input box. I this data entry application, we need to keep a particular textbox's width as narrow as ...
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3answers
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Are on/off switches acceptable in desktop UI

Are the sort of switch controls you see on smart phones acceptable on the web - i'm talking about the left->right sliding on/off switches you have for Airplane mode and others. They certainly look ...
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long lists vs select box or super menu style selector

I have a form with 5 select boxes with 5-20 items in each one. I need to explain each option a bit better, to make it easier for the user to decide which option to choose. In doing so, I've created a ...
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1answer
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Comparison of usability between Office for Windows and Mac

I have been using Microsoft Office on Windows for a long time, from 97 to 2013, and occasionally I use it on a Mac computer as well. There has been previous questions about comparisons between Windows ...
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Studies on the impact of switching operating systems in corporate organizations

Browsing through a previous question on the usability between Windows and Mac OS, I thought an interesting question would be to see if there were any studies done on the impact of changing operation ...
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What factors to consider when picking a color theme for a short user survey?

I fairly frequently create short, google-doc surveys with 3-5 questions. Before today I always used the default template and never thought to change colors. However, considering I also work at a ...
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How do I make it clear that different sections of my form are alternatives?

I have a form in an Android app: it's kind of a page of a wizard, for constructing a query against a web service. Each section of the form is a different way to progress to the next page of the ...
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Search results - representing/showing parent/child records

I have a couple of questions which relates to how to best show parent/child records on search results. An example first: If you have digitised 300 individual pages of an illuminated manuscript, then ...
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3answers
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Is password confirmation necessary on a Change Password dialog?

On one hand there is no need to ask for password confirmation because it is annoying. If I made a mistake when confirming my password I'll need retype my very complex password again. There is also a ...
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Looking for independent usability study of the Microsoft Fluent UI

I have been trying to gather objective feedback/response on the design of the Fluent UI ('Ribbon') interface. Apart from one study by Forrester which was commissioned by Microsoft anyway, and various ...
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Why the familiarity of a button can decrease as users experience grows?

Recently, I was working on understanding how familiarity changes as users' experience increase. A very normal understanding will be that the familiarity increases as users use the button and the ...
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Does asking for confirmation create stronger engagement

I noticed in some game apps, a modal dialog is shown asking, "John Doe has sent you an invitation to play. [Accept] [Decline]". In other games, the game just pops up in your list of games, and you ...
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Difference between interface design and GUI design [closed]

Is interface design the same as GUI design?
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What Are the Top UX Enterprise-level Methology Considerations? [closed]

I've read much about Enterprise Methodology considerations being required for user experience requirements,design, and implementation in relation to providing a great UX for today's enterprise workers ...
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Transparent resin casting vs. solid metal color

I am designing an electronics circuit (gps-tracker/recorder) that I would like to cast in a material for durability and aesthetics, as pictured. I may decide to sell it at some point. It would be ...
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Web App Sidebar - Under Page Header vs Next to Page Header

My current sidebar setup looks like this: The sidebar is present on multiple pages and can include: section ('employees' is a section) specific information (lists that section pages have in ...
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Clickable and non-clickable images on the same page

In my portfolio I have case studies, where I explain a bit of my projects and place images of different sizes along with the text. While in some smaller images the user is able to click and view the ...
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1answer
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Is double click on a mega menu item commonly used?

I am working on a design which requires a mega menu to popup when top link is hovered over. The top link is also a link and clicking on it takes the user to a specific page. While this works pretty ...
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What is the difference between web design and front-end development? [closed]

They seem to both imply the skill-set of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
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1answer
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What is the difference between web design, interaction design, user experience design, and user interface design?

It seems all four of these branches of design relate to each other at one point or another, and one can easily be confused for another by novices or outsiders looking in. Job postings online ...
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Best empirical method(s) for determining how to name something?

I'm a UX/UI designer leading the redesign of a web application that serves a primarily technical audience (DevOps professionals). A primary goal of our redesign is to make the UI more accessible to ...
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Not known - Yes - No Buttons

Imagine a form with a list of items (facilities - toilets, showers, etc.) where for each of them user can select whether the item exists (Yes), doesn't exist (No) or it's not known whether it exists ...
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What is UX strategy?

An extremely basic question I realise. If we use Jesse James Garrett's diagram which is comprised of visual design, navigation design, information design, interaction design, information architecture, ...
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Date based queries

I'm working on a project that involves allowing the user to create queries in a GUI some of those queries involve dates. My question is, Have you previously built any date based query solutions, or ...
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2answers
289 views

Error message or disabled action button

Is it better to give a warning message for completing certain action before submitting it (in an online form)? If not, then will disabling the main action (submit) button to avoid any error be of any ...
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1answer
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Include Insurance Turn On/Off

I have a form that asks travel agents if they want to include insurance for multiple guests. A checkbox is best for on/off, but I'm not 100% confident with my labeling. A few options are: Guest ...
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What is the best symbol to use for currency?

I need a generic symbol to use for a currency icon. The US Dollar and the Euro symbol seem to be pretty equal competitors, but I know this can be a touchy concept and the selection of either could ...
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Textbox with addon selector

My users need to input a number. For this, I would like a control that is a textbox for the numerical input and a section on the end of the textbox that indicates a default unit of measure, similar to ...
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2answers
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On mobile devices, should there be a 2-step process when asking for permission to user data?

I always had a sort of a pet-peeve with mobile applications asking, out of the blue most of the time, for access to my Contacts, Calendar, Location etc. As far as I can figure, my reluctance in giving ...
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Do all links on a page have to be all underlined or all colored?

I am redesigning a website and currently working on the homepage. I have several links or points of entry via the homepage. I was wondering if I need to follow one convention for styling the links, ...

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