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Sending email on behalf of another user

In my system there's an option for a user A to send an email reminder to user B. When choosing this option, user A gets the following form: download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
2
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4answers
427 views

Best design for input of solely negative numbers via numeric keypad

I'm designing an app where in one screen of the application users can input a single number (and nothing else) by use of a numeric keypad. The number may have a single decimal place. Depending on the ...
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6answers
2k views

Which share icon is most appropriate for web?

Now days there are multiple viable share icons available, but they are mostly mobile OS specific (iOS, WP, Android...). I wonder which icon should I use for the web that most of the users would ...
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2answers
88 views

Form Builder views

Which among the following can be rated high considering the usability and promising a better experience while building forms?
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206 views

Modal windows vs. new list element for adding something

Assume an application that shows a number of lists, each containing zero or more items. An item consists of exactly 2 values. I wonder whether the application should provide a modal for adding an ...
0
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3answers
163 views

Which gives heavier congitive load in grid on phone screen? Grid of images or grid of text? And which is faster to recognize?

Im creating an app where on main screen I'll present contacts. Im wondering if I should present them to user in grid view or table view. I assume that list view is probably faster. But if I choose ...
3
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2answers
84 views

External link from main nav button

Is it ever OK to link to an external site (opening in a new page) directly from a main nav button with no notice? Both sites are owned by the same client, each focused on different aspects of their ...
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1answer
103 views

What ways are there to teach users the rules to a game?

I'm trying to find all the different ways I can teach a user the rules of a card game and considering which is the best way to do this. I am building an application that allows users to play a number ...
0
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3answers
305 views

Three carousels side by side on the home page, bad idea?

My client wants to build an e-commerce website where he wants to display his products(clothing items) on carousels.He is asking me to add three carousels side by side as shown in the drawing in the ...
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2answers
56 views

How to take input from the user on which product to track?

I'm working on an app which tracks a product from online shopping sites like Amazon and notifies you when there is a price drop. But the problem is - how to take input from the user on which product ...
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3answers
279 views

Does spamming users work?

If there's one thing that drives me absolutely mad it's when I sign up to a website or an app and they send me emails without my consent to either "remind" me to use their product more often or give ...
0
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0answers
181 views

When choosing payment options during checkout, should the Paypal option go directly to Paypal, or show a “continue to Paypal” link?

I currently have 2 payment options during checkout: Credit Card and Paypal. Currently, clicking on the Credit Card option will reveal a credit card form, and clicking on the Paypal option will take ...
0
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1answer
40 views

What is the name for the documents that are like “Style Tiles” but more to do with larger objects/elements like contact forms etc

I did a study on design in the browser about a year ago and I remember learning about another tool which designers can use to compliment style tiles. I seem to remember it being called an "object ...
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2answers
179 views

What kind of button should I use for toggle all state?

I have a series of small images in a scrollView and a way of controlling their opacity with a toggle switch. The toggle has two actions: Set all images to full opacity Set all images to low opacity ...
3
votes
2answers
329 views

Displaying hierarchical data in table

I have a table which contains some data. It's a list of 'types' where users can view 'types', add 'types', edit 'types' and delete 'types'. These 'types' may also have 'subtypes' that also need to ...
2
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4answers
101 views

Is guiding a user through the flow of page with disabled buttons terrible UX?

I'm working on a backend settings page on which users can add/remove members as well as add/remove/edit services associated with each member. All of the adding/removing/editing is inline. Depending ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

Are there any good UX articles from non-ux sources? [closed]

In my efforts to sell UX in my company, I want to round up some good examples that show the value of UX. I just read a UX Matters post called Evangelizing UX Across an Entire Organization. In it, ...
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2answers
147 views

SMS: Confirm Opt Out

I am working on a SMS (text message) service. Customers will receive text alerts to important information. The message will inform the user they may reply "STOP" to opt out of future messages. This ...
2
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1answer
130 views

How to display negative numbers which are not currency?

I'm writing an application that will be showing negative numbers of units (as in shares of stock). When showing negative numbers in currency, it's typical to display the it in parentheses, e.g. ...
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4answers
185 views

Auto-saving when editing a form?

In this scenario, I have a user returning to form and pressing an edit button, then the form is editable a modal window. Should the user have to hit the save button? Any downside to auto-saving after ...
0
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0answers
19 views

what is the best way for a user to securely share from a public device & app?

what is the best way for a user to securely share from a public device & app (kiosk-like), instead of just emailing to themselves under an anonymous user account? I need some UX advice and ...
2
votes
2answers
263 views

Interface for selecting multiple items out of thousands, w/ categories

I'm trying to build an interface for filtering lots of data for the sake of searching. I need to present a VERY large collection of names, make it easy for the user to select all the names they need ...
1
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0answers
46 views

Learning “The Art” of Community Creation, Curation and Driving [closed]

When you look at sites like Wikipedia, reddit, digg, slashdot, craigslist... and even StackOverflow/Exchange - the platforms themselves are built and then the community drives the "content". User ...
3
votes
4answers
148 views

Would leaving a due date field blank mean “No due date” to a user?

I am being questioned whether a user will intuitively know that leaving a Due date field blank (and is not required), will mean there is no due date. Any thoughts for an explanation or other ...
1
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1answer
40 views

Online software that only has an option to pay by phone

I'm currently working on a project of moving our windows application to a web application. The software is for financial planners/advisers in US. In our windows app most people pay by calling up and ...
3
votes
1answer
292 views

What are the advantages and disadvantages of changing the browser window icon?

I have been experimenting with ways to notify a user when a running web application requires their attention. Adding badges to the favorite icon seems to work well but I am having a hard time ...
6
votes
7answers
456 views

How to improve legibility of chart with gathered lines?

I manage a website which displays the evolution of sport teams in their championships using line charts. See the image below with 2 examples for 2 sports. The X axis show the played matches (time), ...
20
votes
10answers
4k views

How to ensure users can't sign up for multiple accounts?

I'm working on a web app right now which users will normally have to pay to use, but I want to also offer a short demo period (haven't settled on how long yet, but somewhere between 1 day and 1 week). ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Full list of currency / money formatting based on locale [duplicate]

I'm looking for a full list of currency / money formatting for each locale. I know that for US for example 1500.00 USD would be formatted as $ 1,500.00 Australian user would see US$ instead of $. ...
0
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3answers
117 views

What is the best number of navigation options to have on a website

Im looking at building a website WITHOUT the hamburger. However due to strict requirements we currently have 9 categories plus a large logo. There are 3 main categories, 3 of medium use and 3 with ...
2
votes
3answers
155 views

How do I best use a drilldown in a particular wizard screen?

I'm creating a wizard with multiple steps and quite a lot of data to fill in. In one of those steps the user has the possibility to drill down to another screen, let's say options. He doesn't need to ...
0
votes
1answer
103 views

How to visualize two kinds of search results

We are doing a system which is handling a large amount of data and it's using a search/filtering function similar to behance.net. This means that the filter area (criteria in the comboboxes) also act ...
0
votes
2answers
289 views

Should I explore alternatives to the drop down menu on this site?

Before I say anything else, I should note that the use case is fairly specific: The site is security related, allowing the customer to manage remote connections, video libraries, and user access. The ...
2
votes
5answers
265 views

A word for “not handheld device”?

At my company we're developing a web-based POS (Point of Sale) system software. It is intended for being accessed through a traditional desktop computer, a POS touch-screen computer or a handheld ...
0
votes
8answers
528 views

Does a lock icon show the user is logged in or needs to log in

I am working on a device where the admin can require the user to log into the device into order to use it. The developers originally used a closed lock to show that a user is is "locked out". For ...
20
votes
5answers
3k views

Save buttons that don't save

Generally there are two kinds of windows I make: windows with Ok/Cancel buttons, and windows with just a Close button. The implied understanding is that Ok/Cancel windows don't save anything until you ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

recording setup for field studies

Wondering if anyone here might have some advice: We're going to be undertaking onsite field usability studies for the first time over the next year, and I'm wondering about techniques / equipment / ...
1
vote
5answers
150 views

Better term for “iOS Camera Roll”?

We are using the term "iOS Camera Roll" for our iOS App to indicate that we refer to all the pictures and videos the user has on their iDevice. Since I'm not a native English speaker the term ...
1
vote
1answer
182 views

Android App - placing elements close to android nav (back button and co)

I want to place a element (which can be often used) on the bottom left corner of my app but i'm not sure if it's a good ui choice. this app will run on IOS, desktop and android devices but it will be ...
0
votes
3answers
247 views

Can I use Omnigraffle instead of Axure and achieve the same results? [closed]

I have been looking to start a new job the new year and lots of UX position mention requires Axure in the specs. I have heard of it but I have never used it I have used Omnigraffle and Balsmicq. are ...
2
votes
2answers
161 views

Link-heavy web GUI patterns

There is an enterprise system where all entities are interconnected. Let's say we have following entities for a example: Customer, Order, Product, Contact, Employee. The preferred GUI style is ...
0
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5answers
175 views

Is there a point at which an interface design can be considered “complete?”

A point of lessening returns where further iteration and refinement either have a net zero benefit or are actually detrimental to the user experience?
2
votes
3answers
179 views

In a ticket-booking process, when should a spot be reserved for the user?

Should the spot be held: A. from the moment the user starts the booking process, or B. only when the user adds the ticket to the shopping cart? The booking process: User selects number of tickets ...
1
vote
3answers
297 views

Correct way to verify a users identity on a serious site

I need a way to verify a users identity because my web site handles peer to peer buying and selling and I would like to minimize the amour of fraudulent users posting fake listings and never shipping ...
3
votes
1answer
69 views

My blog has lots of types of content. What's the best way to organize it for readers to discover its depth?

Right now I have it organized with 4 or 5 categories at the top (how-to, trends, etc.). But if someone comes to the site through a social media link or search keyword (which is typical) she may not ...
1
vote
1answer
58 views

Is it better to redirect to root site or something else?

Basically the query is there are just one or two exclusive registered user only features on my site. What I am curious about is, is it better to dedicate a separate page after the user logins, to ...
2
votes
3answers
152 views

Should a dropdown have a value (or be visible) when the associated checkbox is unchecked?

We have users that can be assigned to different groups with an associated role on that group. For example, a user may be a "Contributor" on the "Human Resources" group, but an "Admin" on the "How To ...
0
votes
2answers
111 views

Best GUI tool for X, Y, or Both situation- radio buttons, or check boxes?

I have a medical reporting application, and three possible options for a query. I need the user to select one of three options, and I am trying to figure out if a radio button group is best or some ...
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votes
3answers
177 views

Color to depict status [closed]

I have line charts which show active, inactive and failed status of an application. Please suggest which are the best colors to depict that.
0
votes
2answers
160 views

Combining multiple pieces of data into single column

I am currently working on a program that will involve a grid like control on the main page. There are a few pieces of data that the user wants to see that are closely related (i.e. a unique ID for a ...

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