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Why does android use up and down arrows in expandable list view?

In Android Ice Cream Sandwich an up arrow is employed to indicate an expanded group and a down arrow to indicate a closed group. Both seem like non-standard choices, most user interfaces use a right ...
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1answer
56 views

What is Google Authenticator's app style called and where can I get more visual resources?

I love the UI of the Google Authenticator, and I am currently in the design phase of my Team Fortress 2 Server Status application. I am looking to have each server as a "card" much like Authenticator ...
4
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1answer
305 views

What is the best practice for styling links, when considering mobile and tablet UX?

I am working on a website that has a variety of content types. Many different titles, modules. Some of the modules have titles that are clickable that take the user through to a landing page for that ...
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260 views

Should quantity textboxes that have a default value of zero - show a “0” or be blank?

My quantity textboxes have default values of 0, it's up to the user to change these quantities if they wish, it is not mandatory i.e. they can leave them at 0 if they wish. Should the default view ...
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1answer
85 views

New website restructuring, deleted resources on other sites [closed]

We are doing a complete overhaul of our website a fresh install of wordpress and new theme. In the process we will be removing everything from our root web directory and starting fresh. Over the past ...
4
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2answers
101 views

How should a control look for entering multiple translations?

In our application the user can add entries (like materials) and add names for multiple (between 2 and 20) languages. For example: Wire (en) Draht (de) Fil (fr) In our case english is always the ...
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6answers
135 views

Is the return arrow a recognized symbol for submitting an input field?

I have an input box that submits content on the push of enter/return. To the right of the input, a submit-button will be placed to give users the possibility to click to submit content. Will an ...
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1answer
62 views

How to display context actions in dropdown menues ?

I having little difficulties to display a context menu for dropdown menu actions: The picture shows the problem quite by-self: whilst the click on 'Google' does still its job, its pretty ...
2
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2answers
71 views

Saved search results. Relative to query time?

Lets say a user saves a search called „documents created yesterday“. The day goes by and next morning the user calls up her saved search. What would she expect? To see her documents she created ...
2
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2answers
61 views

Should I include a “search” button on a search as you type control?

For a web application, should I include a "search" button on a search as you type control, and if so for what reasons?
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2answers
96 views

when is it wrong to use incremental search?

Incremental search is more responsive and requires less interaction from the user, but are there cases where using it is the wrong choice? I'm specifically referring to web applications.
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1answer
97 views

Android notification settings for user-set reminders

I am writing an Android application for a music festival. I want to enable my users to set an alarm to remind them that their favorite artists will be on stage soon. When this happens, I display a ...
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1answer
37 views

Preventing text clutter on Weather app

I am currently working on a Pollen application. The biggest issue I have is dealing with text clutter and information overload. Here is my app so far: The app is incomplete without the tips ...
3
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1answer
160 views

Should I hide a potentially off-putting section of my sign-up form?

I'm building a web app that requires a lot of information to be input by the users before they become "fully fledged" members. There's maybe 30-40 fields (of varying types) split over a few pages, and ...
2
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4answers
322 views

Panels vs multiple windows

There are many programs for which the GUI contains several, discrete parts (all visible at the same time) for performing different actions, usually with one main part and other secondary parts. What ...
0
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1answer
365 views

Should I adopt infinite scrolling or classical pagination?

I own a Single page application (web) displaying a list of items. Each item represents an announcement, imagine for example some bids. A user can list the current bids, and click on one of them ...
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1answer
108 views

In my Android pollen app, I am adding a tip box. Should this be a pop up or something else? [closed]

I am currently working on an Android app for getting daily updates on the status of pollen. Here is a work-in-progress screenshot: Upon getting some feedback from people, I am going to restructure ...
0
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1answer
93 views

Enable and Disable Representation Icon [closed]

I am designing an application. It shows a list of folder which can be enabled or disabled to share. How can we make the user to understand it is Enabled/Disabled in Iconic representation. When the ...
0
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2answers
121 views

When designing for desktop, is it still appropriate to design for standard pixel density?

With new, high resolution monitors and laptops popping up all over the place I'm starting to wonder whether I should be making the desktop only design elements of my websites suitable for high pixel ...
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1answer
36 views

Link off splash pages

I'm currently working on a project that has a splash page that all new users are directed to ahead of the full website. We're currently debating the behavior of new users when they encounter this ...
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2answers
80 views

Should a login navigation item be displayed in the navbar if it opens a modal while the others open a different page

My fixed top navigation bar has five links of equal sizes: the three on the left go to content-related pages; the two on the right access user account functions. One link, "Register," opens up the ...
1
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1answer
62 views

Displaying the actual encrypted data or replace its value with wild card

So we have a column on a table where we display different user names and their recent daily activities. The admin has the option to encrypt the actual user names due to privacy concerns. The current ...
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1answer
55 views

'Companies' vs 'Businesses' label

The goal of the website is to get business owners and their managers to sign up and invite their employees to join. The users are probably over 30, living in the United States. These are the types of ...
0
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3answers
101 views

For user confirmation, is it more standard to use “Y” or “N” to denote continuing execution?

This is a question about best practice, not a specific language/ syntax question. When requesting user confirmation, e.g. Y/N to either continue execution despite some risky condition or exit to fix ...
2
votes
1answer
50 views

English content on an RTL site

Background We have a client who has a group of websites, one per country. Each site is translated into the local languages, some of which are RTL languages (e.g.: Arabic). These websites are fully ...
4
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2answers
258 views

Normative ordering for modifier key combinations

When indicating valid key modifier combinations to users, is there a "correct" or normative order in which to describe them? For instance, if you wanted the user to press shift and control and alt and ...
0
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1answer
134 views

How to show or highlight changed content

We are currently designing a web application for internal use. In the attached screenshot you can see a table where the second record is selected. The text right of the table are further fields of ...
0
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2answers
112 views

How ask users to register for our database within another registration process?

The company I work at has decided to start building a database of users to extend a current service, but I'm not completely sure how to tackle it. I believe we should try to make the distinction ...
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3answers
452 views

Ajax file upload error handling and processing logic

Suppose I have a form with the following user flow: User selects value from select list File upload field appears User selects files to upload As soon as the selection is made, files start to ...
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5answers
4k views

Why do read links turn purple?

Today I saw a post on Facebook that had this pun: Clicked links turn purple because blue + "read" equals purple Is there any specific reason why a link is blue and when it is clicked/read, it ...
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2answers
118 views

HTML5 Geolocation in user registration

I have sign-up page on startup, where user should provide his location - Country, State/Region and City. This is necessary information in user wants to use our service. Question is, how user will ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Scrolable Tabs or Navigation Drawer for navigation in Android app?

I am making Zodiac app, and I there are these categories of zodiac in my app: daily horoscope, weekly horoscope, monthly horoscope, daily love horoscope I am not sure what type of navigation I ...
2
votes
2answers
159 views

Long list of Artists

I am in the process of learning AngularJS, and thought to myself let me build a really simple, very common website using Angular and ASP.NET Web API. The website I want to build is a lyrics website, ...
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2answers
3k views

Acceptable waiting time for users in time sensitive actions

Is there an acceptable waiting time for users when they are on banking or finance related websites after they perform an action? I expect that for important tasks users are prepared to be more ...
0
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2answers
121 views

Recommended ways to show the user how we use their information?

If I'm building an app that requires a Facebook login, users' first gut reaction is, "this app is going to spam my wall and my friends' walls, isn't it?" How do you get around that? Tinder is an app ...
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4answers
235 views

Do users care about taglines/descriptions?

Up until now, I've been thinking of adding a tagline to my blog, just beside the logo. I thought it would be a great way to introduce new visitors to my site by giving them a small description of it, ...
1
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1answer
539 views

Are tooltips on mobile a good user experience

What is the general consensus on tooltips for web links? The kind I mean are the ones that pop up on desktop when you hover, but pop up on mobile when you click. I fist came across these the other ...
2
votes
3answers
154 views

When is the best time to ask a user to create a password?

I have seen some services ask the user to create a password on the initial signup form. I have seen others only ask the user to create a password after clicking on a verification link sent to their ...
2
votes
2answers
448 views

Live Chat - Contextual vs. Persistant invocation

For websites with large product portfolios and various Live Chat skills, is it better to have a chat invocation point that has a persistent placement throughout the experience or should chat be ...
0
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2answers
154 views

Call to action as a main navigation link

I have an issue around navigation that I thought I would put to the wider UX world instead of continue the circular discussions within the office. The main goal of our new website is to get people to ...
2
votes
1answer
166 views

Testing web site accessibility for blind

As a sighted person who does not know any blind people, how can I test that a web page will work reasonably on either screen reader or Braille terminal? There is various advice what to use and not ...
0
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2answers
77 views

Being explicit with ToolTip

If we are gonna take in data from users(say mail id), and also if we are accepting more than one entry from the user, how can the tooltip be shown? It can either be explicit or can be made visible on ...
6
votes
4answers
533 views

Show username or full name

In my web app I have both the user's username, and their Full Name. Username does not allow spaces. To identify a user, should I show a full name or should I show their usernames? The names would be ...
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1answer
434 views

What are the differences between Usability Attributes and Usability Requirements

I want clarification on the above subject matter. Many authors refer to the two constructs as same. I will also like to to have full discussion on them and other external sources for further details. ...
0
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2answers
718 views

alternative to scrollable tab bar for mobile

i am designing an application for android. an important part of it is designing a page to allow users to select stuff (i.e add to cart) from a categorized list of items. the IA is such that most ...
0
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1answer
149 views

Can someone suggest optimized ways of color coding? I have given an example too

Color coding is what I thought but there are 10 different status. Example: Color coding: Different color indicating different status from 1pm- 2pm, another color indicating another status from ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

Discoverable control vs labeling controls

I have a site that I'm designing that will use a collapsible property grid on the right of the screen to display additional information about certain items a user selects. It is not always visible, ...
3
votes
3answers
192 views

How to display money in an international website?

What is the best way to display money on a website that will be available in multiple languages? I can think on many ways, but can't see the best one. The easiest branch is using always the same ...
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vote
3answers
169 views

When is the right moment to apply some UI improvements to an old product?

I work for a product where the interface is the same way for more than ten years. I studied some UX techniques like card sorting and I found it would be a good idea to apply it in this product. The ...
2
votes
4answers
629 views

What sort of control should I use instead of a knob?

Part of our application allows users to essentially "turn a knob" to crank up some effect. Internally, the numbers go from 0 to 15, but externally the numbers don't matter much. We want to maintain ...

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