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Is it plagiarism to copy style images from other site?

I may start working on a fan-site for a popular game franchise. I was wondering, if I were to attempt to match the images of the official website (such as borders/buttons/graphics), but not the ...
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Is there a UX practitioner's code of conduct/ethics guide?

Often in our line of work we are asked to do things that do not serve the user's benefit and are not in line with UX design best practices, but is there a specific line that we should not cross as UX ...
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How do I indicate that a subset of icons aren't clickable?

I have a row of icons with labels. The first three are clickable and are in fact nav elements for the content area. The last icon isn't clickable... how do I make the lack of clicking affordance ...
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Message saying “your browser is not supported” in corporate environment?

A lot of ink has already been spilled over the reasons why the infamous useragent string should not be used for browser parsing, and giving a message to the user that they have to upgrade their ...
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Is it bad practice to use Guillemets (laquo and raquo) on links?

Is it bad practice to use the HTML entities of the guillemets « («) and » (») on links? Originally they're used in many languages like French and Spanish to indicate ...
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Why is touchpad's 2 finger “natural” scroll the invert of natural scroll on Ubuntu?

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now, and I discovered today how to use what's called the natural scroll, which corresponds in fact to the same scroll as in a mac OS. So in Ubuntu, unnatural ...
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Choices: showing new items vs a clickable “x new items” banner

We are creating a web application with a Twitter-style list of items, with a new item being added/shown once every few minutes. A subject for debate is whether we should show new items automatically ...
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Select between page and object on it when both have same boundaries

ON the UI that I’m designing, I have a page and there could be multiple rectangles on the page like shown below: A page can be selected by clicking on its boundary. Similarly, a rectangle can be ...
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Multiple comment box

I have multiple comment text box in my page.User make comments to every categories.I have 13 categories.How can i make my page user friendly. Current site Accordion sample
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Text Field Validation vs Prevention

I've been having a debate (mostly with myself) over the best approach to deal with invalid input in text fields -- validation versus prevention. Taking a numeric text field as an example, is it ...
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“soft” error messaging. Is that a thing? Precedence?

We're on a project where the concept of a 'soft' error for a web form came up. It's an interesting idea, but I can't actually think of an example of it being used in the past, so perhaps it's not a ...
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Should UI be phrased positively or negatively? [duplicate]

I was discussing with a workmate whether user interfaces should be phrased in a positive or a negative manner. I've observed positive sentences are clearer than negative ones to the average user. ...
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Question for UI/UX designers re: prototyping UI animation

I am a motion graphics designer (previously: motion graphics for TV, games, etc), but more recently, I worked on prototyping UI motion for an app - which I really enjoyed! I have mainly used After ...
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Can we build UX into old, large legacy systems?

For huge corporate, legacy applications we dont tend to have the luxury of re-vamping the UI after assessing the UX of the process that those apps support. However, just because there has been a lack ...
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Argument for/against splitting login process into checking username, then ask password?

My boss has insisted for a while that our login process be divided into two steps on separate pages: on the first page, ask the user's e-mail address. On the second page, either display "user found" ...
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Maximum number of Color-Codes

What do you think is the maximum number of color-codes you should use in a web project? Suppose you use the optimal combination of colors in order to get the best usability. For better understanding, ...
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562 views

Choosing a framework - important criteria from UX point of view [closed]

We are starting a new project, and have to decide which framework to take. Which criteria are important from the UX point of view?
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178 views

Design pattern for drag drop within a ListBox?

Need advice on how to build an intuitive UI: I have a ListBox of items, that can be re-ordered by drag drop. I get to this screen when I add a new item. Now this new item needs to be inserted into ...
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4answers
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Scrolling Checkerboard Background for Transparent Images

Almost all image editors have the following checkerboard background for showing transparent images: My app lets users view transparent images (only view, not edit) with a background of their ...
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3answers
250 views

Best way to incorporate a call-to-action on an icon (on mobile)

I'm designing an interface to ask for user evaluation on data submitted by other users and I'm stuck on designing simple and effective call-to-action on a counter icon. Context: The favorite is a ...
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1answer
221 views

How to let user go back to the root view on iOS

We have an app with a single starting point (the root view). From this view, people can navigate deeper and deeper into the application (with a UINavigationController). It can eventually become very ...
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What is the term to describe the percentage of users that don't proceed from one page to another?

What is the term used to describe the percentage of users that don't continue in a flow? For example, if only 50% of users go from the login screen to the profile screen, what do you call that?
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Alternatives for multiple popup dialogs that look the same and are frequently used

I am trying to improve the interface of a tool. Currently, we have 4 popup dialogs which all look the same and have the same functionality. They consist of a list and add/remove buttons and in each ...
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1answer
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Should Operating Systems Hide Sizes of Files/Folders the User is Denied Access to?

If there are files or folders the current user should be denied access to, should their sizes be displayed when the user asks, for example with the ls -l command on Linux or the places the Windows ...
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3answers
649 views

Which browsers allow users to reveal passwords in password fields?

Which browsers allow users to reveal passwords in password fields? I already know that Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11 (1). Cursory research did not reveal any ...
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2answers
214 views

Best practices to document user flow for your portfolio

As a UX contractor, much of my work is under non disclosure agreements. In order to document and present user flows in my portfolio, what's the best way to show examples without risking confidential ...
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2answers
426 views

Volunteer Work to get exposure to UX

I wanted to see what would be the best way to look for volunteer work so that I can get some exposure to UX. I want to know where designers such as yourself started looking for side project to get ...
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Software to run pairwise comparison testing?

I've been asked to find out how people rank a long list of items. The list is such that about 80% of the population will have pretty strong feelings and make clear ranking among about 20% of the ...
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1answer
168 views

Search Suggestion Drop List Width

From a UX perspective, should I make the width of my search suggestion drop list dynamic (width changes depending on the longest suggested term/phrase) OR constant (width remains the same as the width ...
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2answers
289 views

Can a button be too wide?

I have a form which has been designed as mobile first. Currently (most) of the form field are set at 100% width, including the submit button. Some people are of the opinion that the submit button is ...
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1answer
175 views

A breadcrumb within a breadcrumb?

I'm creating a troubleshooting website and part of it is decision-tree based. I plan to show the path the user is on in a breadcrumb-like fashion. If a user selects different options then they go ...
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Do you ask testers to talk about themselves at the start of a usability test?

When performing a one-on-one usability test, do you ask your testers to introduce themselves and give a brief background about themselves? Or do you just introduce yourself, give background about the ...
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1answer
186 views

Why did Windows XP ship with the volume control icon missing from the sys tray

I remember, on virtually every installation of Windows XP, I had to go hunting for the config that showed the volume icon. This was quite frustrating to me, and although the issue is quite old, I ...
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1answer
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SaaS platform homepage UX: Getting Around vs. Insights Feed vs. Informational

I'm trying to decide between three options for a professional SaaS desktop platform that keeps track of a brand and its competitors. Getting Around - showing links to all your configured abilities. ...
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Where is the best place to show validation/error messages in a form? [duplicate]

Where is the best place to show validation/error messages in a form? Beside a field? underneath a field? Reserve an area on the top/bottom of the page, and show any error/successful message there?
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Probabilities: Fractional Odds, Decimal Odds or Percentages?

There are at least 3 ways to express the probability of an event occurring: fractional odds, e.g. '5-to-2' or '5/2' or '5:2', decimal odds, e.g. '2.5', and percentages, e.g. '29%'. In the UK, it ...
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1answer
170 views

Segmented buttons in Windows desktop applications?

Is there an equivalent to the OS X segmented Buttons on Windows 7 / Windows 8 Desktop (not Metro) and if so, what does it look like? Example in OS X (Settings, Listening Key, Commands):
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When you take on an existing site how much should keep all content / function?

We have been battling a little with our own conscious and some client expectations on quote and then build of sites that have existed for 4-10 years already. How much when you take on a project ...
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1answer
258 views

What is a good name length limit? [duplicate]

Our names are personal things that people attach great value to, so in general we should try to accommodate a person's full name. However at the same time, a persons name (especially in an app) is ...
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1answer
88 views

Displaying useful contextual information without confusing user [closed]

So I have this page (See below all text), the page is supposed to show users but organized by what group they are assigned to (Guest, Level 1, Level 2, etc). On this page I also would like it if ...
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3answers
244 views

How to arrange five blocks on UI

I have five blocks on UI: On the basis of rights of user, these blocks will be visible. For example, if an Admin signs in, all blocks will be visible. For Manager, I want to show block# 2,4 and ...
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2answers
102 views

Which keyboard shortcuts to chose on cross-platform software?

I've joined a team of devs working on an open source software project which is supposed to run accross multiple platfroms (Windows, Mac, Linux, ...). I'm assigned to a task which includes reviewing ...
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4answers
770 views

Is skeumorphism dead?

I've noticed that many big companies stopped using skeumorph graphics: Microsoft completely removed any glass-style look of Windows 7 and switched to a flat, "digital" and artificial look in Windows 8 ...
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3answers
167 views

UI pattern for an 'OR' search

Problem: I'm trying to display a search filter to the user that deals with groups of required fields. (as we are searching 8 different databases with 8 sets of different required fields). I want the ...
4
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1answer
215 views

What is the best practice for enter key form submission on sites that use IMEs (i.e. Japanese)

I've got an enterprise app with various forms, some single input forms like global search boxes and other longer data entry style forms. For the West it is clear that pressing enter is a preferred ...
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2answers
255 views

How many search suggestion should I display?

On my e-commerce site, we are implementing search suggestion to help users find their products quicker. Most sites displays 10 suggestions but my teammate is suggesting 5. From the UX perspective, ...
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2answers
201 views

Using condensed fonts in Mobile apps

Any body have any experience using condensed fonts for mobile designs? Pro/Cons? They seem like they might be harder to read on mobile devices.
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1answer
1k views

Why do histograms not have spaces in between bars (as opposed to a bar graph)?

Lets say one wants a histogram . Say how many trades for a stock occurred on that day. And they are dead set on a histogram/bar graph. (as opposed to other representations why are histograms ...
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9answers
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Search vs. Look Up

My client is arguing for the label on a search field to say 'Look Up', rather than 'Search', because he feels it is more accurate for the application users. I think a search is a search and should be ...
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11answers
913 views

Selecting multiple folders

I'm in the process of improving folder selection process of a backup software my company has developed. The goal is to have the user select the folder(s) he/she wishes to backup. This page describes ...

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