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Hamburger menu icons - should they be on the left or right?

Hamburger menus (the three small horizontal bars: the new menu icon). Should they be on the right or left? I'm only thinking of mobile and tablet applications. The pattern I see the most is on the ...
4
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4answers
191 views

Should filters reset on refresh?

I have a web app with a list of results that are filtered by date. By default, only the last 3 years of results are shown, but you can change the date filter to whatever range of dates you want. I ...
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5answers
233 views

Is it ok to change the label of a button depending of the user's choices?

Let's take the example of a page at the end of an app signup process. This page will allow the user to finish the process, so I will place a button labeled "Complete Your Registration" and in the ...
2
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1answer
136 views

How to compare current and new navigation solution?

We've designed a new navigation style for an up-n-running website. Now i want to user test if it is better than the current one. But how do I avoid the bias that users will most likely be faster on ...
3
votes
2answers
60 views

Field studies unnecessary for brochureware sites?

By my own experience, field studies are crazy useful for developing applications because you can study how the users interact with the current version or a competitor's app. It usually gives you tons ...
5
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6answers
2k views

How should I present 100+ client logos on a website?

I have more than 100+ client's logos to show on the website. Would it be good to show 5-10 clients on the home page and direct users to the main client page if s/he wants to see more? I say this ...
2
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4answers
648 views

Tile vs Table/List view: Do they need to display exactly the same information?

I am currently working on a design (for a school/teacher app) that displays information about students. Two different views are offered to the user: tile and table view. The argument among people on ...
1
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2answers
320 views

How to provide tooltip-like hint on a Touch Screen and user to move it to another item (viiew tooltip for other screen elements)

Background: I have a list of lessons and I don't want to confuse the user with a long description (lots of text) for each lesson. So someone suggested having something like a tooltip (to the right ...
4
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2answers
309 views

What are some of the best wire framing pracitices/guidelines for mobile first approach for an ecommerce website?

I'm working on redesigning a 90's ecom website - the goal is to make it mobile phone/tablet friendly and we have decided to go the mobile first way because the website has more mobile visitors. My ...
2
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3answers
315 views

When designing an interface, how many design alternatives do you create?

When I was in a graphic design class, an assignment we got was to create 50 different logo concepts and to avoid creating a single concept and iterating on it 50 number of times. This way you could ...
2
votes
3answers
127 views

What is the best compact chart format for a binary value over time?

I want to show a "success"/"failed" value on a chart in a compact space. Basically I have various processes that run every day. I want to show in a compact space the status history of each process. ...
0
votes
1answer
75 views

What are the ways to show Disabled State for a group of pictures and buttons?

I'm working on a web app and want to indicate that the elements on the page (mostly pictures the user clicks in response to audio) are not clickable until the App is ready for them to click. This ...
3
votes
3answers
271 views

Click or scroll?

I have a photoblog (http://www.rafaquesada.com/photoblog/) since already almost 3 years. I've been working on it since then trying to improve the visualisation and the experience on it. Right now I ...
31
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11answers
2k views

How to gently lock a form when user is still typing (after finished countdown)?

I’m creating a website where users practice writing short stories. One particular task is writing a story in less than 15 minutes (the stories will later be reviewed/rated by other users). The ...
0
votes
1answer
163 views

What are the most common modifier keys for zooming and panning with mouse and keyboard?

In a Windows Desktop application, I have a diagram control which allows zooming, panning, selection of one or several items and drag and drop of elements in the diagram. I need to decide how to ...
0
votes
3answers
151 views

Speed of loading panel

So, I've been wondering what would be the best technique when users are facing a loading panel. When we're not sure how long an action would take, it's common practice to use marquee progress bars or ...
4
votes
1answer
147 views

Sharing on Android

There are two ways of sharing on Android OS. One is using a box that contains the the sharing options. Another way is to use a dropdown list for the available sharing options. Both of them are ...
2
votes
6answers
251 views

Choosing from multiple credit cards, radio button or dropdown?

On a checkout page we offer the ability to store credit card information. Once a customer has stored their card(s) we need to offer them the ability to choose which card they would like or add a new ...
0
votes
2answers
68 views

Signup that supports multiple logins

I am working on a web based application for hospitals. When the first user creates an account, we ask for: hospital name email address password Once logged, a user can create logins for others ...
40
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11answers
5k views

Has user testing found that the “three horizontal bars” for main menu on mobile is commonly understood?

"Three horizontal lines" aka "hamburger icon" seems to be becoming a convention for the "main menu" button, especially on mobile sites: Has anyone done any user testing of this convention, or got ...
5
votes
2answers
446 views

Which registration form gives most registrations?

Has anyone done actual testing on which registration methods cause most registrations on a social Website? (Let's say that the input fields are the same as those on Facebook). Here are four different ...
2
votes
2answers
533 views

How to make fluid web site consistent

I am redesigning my fixed width web site to be (more) responsive and ran into some problems: For one, I really like using a fluid width layout since a lot of visitors are using my web site in (much) ...
2
votes
2answers
170 views

Best way(s) to register a user, including a file upload on mobile [closed]

I'm creating a form for a site which requires, as part of the registration, the user to upload a file (a CV/ resume). I'm looking for suggestions on the best way to handle this, i.e what if they ...
2
votes
2answers
133 views

Slider/slideshow behavior on inactive page

What's the appropriate behavior for a slider/slideshow on a page when it's not visible (e.g. user switched the tab or just scrolled down, so the slider is outside of visible part of the screen)?
2
votes
2answers
176 views

What are the effects of visual cues provided by the design of form fields?

Certain form field UI designs seem to guide users towards a trickier interaction while obfuscating the fact a field can still be interacted with in a normal way. A subtle example of what I mean is ...
0
votes
1answer
140 views

How the page should behave after applying filters?

I'm working on the e-commerce website with facet filters, when user applies the filters, results appear (no need to click additional "show results button") but I'm not sure how the page should behave: ...
3
votes
1answer
93 views

Which parts of the Eclipse Platform, if any, adhere to ISO 9241?

Has the Eclipse Platform implemented with any concepts of ISO-9241 in mind? If so, which parts? Is the menu functionality provided by the Eclipse Rich Client Platform adhering to ISO 9241-14:1997. ...
13
votes
2answers
600 views

Is showing a loader inside a button on mobile a good practice?

On many apps the "loading" state is displayed inside a blank screen. I was considering having it directly inside the touched button but I wanted to know if it's something common. I don't have example ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

What questions should a UX designer ask in kick-off call for requirement elicitation? [closed]

For starting any new project we generally ask questions to elaborate on functional requirements, so what are those questions in the requirement gathering focusing on the UX dimension? Do they vary ...
2
votes
4answers
179 views

Color for an “online” indicator

I always thought that green fits best if you want to indicate a successful connection. But I recently noticed that our router at work uses blue LEDs. Is there any difference in their meaning? Like ...
1
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2answers
86 views

Bug tracking add new bug screen correct positioning of fields

Below is my add new bug screen, I have the following fields, with the below layout. I want to add an another field called "project:" which will be a a drop down filled with all project name assigned ...
6
votes
1answer
298 views

Flipping Vs. Scrolling

I'm in the midst of mocking a mobile app, of which its main goal is content consumption (reading items and deciding whether to rank them or not). It currently has several screens with flipping, and ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

Changing voiceover readout to omit '…'

Ellipses '...' defined as marks or a mark indicating an omission of words or a pause is commonly used as a visual cue to indicate incompleteness. E.g. 'Loading ...' When voiceover is turned on on ...
10
votes
1answer
406 views

Why are nested column layouts getting so popular?

Google+, Ebay, Tumblr are just a few of many who have changed their layout to nested multiple columns instead of a uniform grid view. Personally I find it unorganized and hard to find what I´m looking ...
1
vote
1answer
128 views

Why dvorak's layout left home row is AOEIU?

I am trying to learn to type in dvorak keyboard, but I am having hard time with the vowels. I am ok with the consontants, but I am wandering why Dvorak didn't make it more simple to AEIOU for the left ...
2
votes
1answer
131 views

Add bug screen, design / layout suggestion

I am working on a bug tracking system, below are two design/layout I have for the 'add new bug' feature. Screen 1 Screen 2 Which of these two screen look more intuitive ? Any help or ...
2
votes
3answers
203 views

Limiting registration to be only by Facebook, is it a good idea?

I'm building a web application which is available as a stand-alone website as well as a Facebook App, the target audience are mostly Facebook users. However, I'm confused about the registration ...
0
votes
1answer
694 views

How to prepare “user task” table for usability testing?

Nancy J. Wahl's article: student-run usability testing mentioned 8 steps for preparation of usability testing. Not to forget that he adopted them from Branghan's website. The third step is to ...
7
votes
5answers
283 views

“Locked” and “secure” icons in one interface

In case of a need to show both "locked" and "secure" icons on one element in an interface (let's say it is one of many tabs in an internet browser, where 'locked' and 'secure' refer to different ...
2
votes
4answers
483 views

Should a modal window flex in size based upon the information it contains?

I'm using a modal window to reveal additional information about a selected item. There are multiple items, some of which may have more or less information than others. Would it be appropriate to ...
1
vote
3answers
326 views

mobile input feedback design pattern

I am creating email verification in IOS and want to assist the user with verifying they have entered the correct email address before sending confirmation. Some app use an instant input feedback with ...
2
votes
1answer
102 views

Placement of Call-To-Action buttons to request an account on a corporate login page for an internal site?

I am building an internal blog for our company to use. In my wireframe I placed the button at the bottom to make it out of the way for people that already have an account. But prominent enough where ...
1
vote
2answers
787 views

Should the Android contextual action bar check mark be replaced with an “x”

Is it a good idea for applications (application developers) to replace the check mark icon in the contextual action bar when in selection mode. Is this a good design pattern? Does it make more sense ...
3
votes
7answers
513 views

Drawbacks to user feedback

User feedback is the information provided by users after using your product or site, usually provided via form, email or in person. It can be solicited or unsolicited, though my question focuses on ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

section header with Spinner (drop down menu) in android using holo visual language

I have a screen that displays section headers. I display 3 section headers in a scroll view. My problem is that each section can change its content based on time intervals. For example, I have 3 ...
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votes
2answers
239 views

Long response time from server, what to show instead of a loading image?

I have an API of Web Service, which has a long response time in some cases. What should I show instead of a regular loading image to keep the users feel good (so that users do not get frustrated)?
2
votes
1answer
472 views

What are some examples of enterprise software with excellent UX? [closed]

Are there any enterprise software companies that do UX well? What are some examples of enterprise software that nails the UX?
3
votes
3answers
592 views

Why do electric fan knobs often place the highest setting right after the off position?

Electric fans are often controlled by a knob which the user turns to power the fan on or off, and control the fan's speed. On a lot of fans, the knob goes immediately from the off position to the ...
1
vote
5answers
208 views

What are your prefered tech tools to note take during a usability study?

What are your preferred tools to take notes during a usability session or UX fieldwork? looking for creative ways to put together a list for HCI students. there might be some cool software out there ...
2
votes
1answer
140 views

Should I have users look for stuff that isn't on my intranet? Testing when users give up

-This is why I'm asking. Skip to TLDR if you just want what I'm asking- We're in the early stages of getting ready for redesign of a massive messy intranet using modern design principles. One of the ...

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