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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
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1answer
473 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
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3answers
594 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
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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
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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 ...
1
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1answer
132 views

Is parent / child understandable?

I'm just looking for some quick feedback on terminology. I am looking into adding a new facet to a search site that I'm working on, which would show hierarchies for items on the site - these may be ...
3
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1answer
423 views

Design patterns for hierarchical multiple selection

Given the hypothetical structure: Representing a group of items that can be classified as type A or B, and each subtype can be classified as type C or D, and within D can be classified type E or F. ...
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3answers
108 views

Automatically push relevant documents to user.

We have a library of documents available for user. Current approach is upon selecting the document on the mobile device, if it's downloaded, it will open, else the document will be downloaded ...
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4answers
184 views

returning customer vs new customer

Currently I am using the below scenario for returning customers and new customers. The address form is beneath. So if you are a new customer we require email and phone, but if you are returning then ...
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5answers
429 views

OR & AND representations for the non technical user

So lets say I am implementing a searcher that people would use to check fantasy football teams and their roster (a fantasy football team can have 8-12 players that each user selects from all of the ...
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1answer
157 views

single radio button vs 2 radio buttons vs checkbox

I am having a user enter search terms to search a document. The issue of how to have them determine if that term is case senstive when being used. OPTION 1 - I was thinking to make it a dropdown ...
2
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4answers
281 views

What kind of visual cues would you use to show 3 different states for object?

I have an app where I want to show 3 different states for object. Active, Deleted and Draft... So basically my question is: What kind of visual cues would you use for each of the above and why? ...
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2answers
102 views

When should I show a simpler version of the header?

MY website has the following buying flow: Select a product > Choose the product specifications > Additional Options / Choose delivery method > Shopping Cart > Log-in > Payment Page. I'm trying to ...
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1answer
127 views

Site navigation based on roles

We have an internal line of business app with a navigation menu at the top. Some users need access to the invoicing sections, others need access to forecasting sections, and admin users need access to ...
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3answers
1k views

Using slide-out navigation for multi-level menus?

I have iOS language learning software where I use a UISplitViewController (Master/Detail) in landscape mode. At the top level, I have items such as (Study, Quiz, Dictionary, Hangman, etc.) Some ...
3
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8answers
446 views

Users keep missing an important page element

I run some user tests on a finished page (not the mockup you see below) and found that two thirds of the users (in a sample of about 10) miss the Back to previous page link at the top left of the ...
2
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3answers
203 views

Active vs inactive colors when switching between table views

I have been working on a web application where users get assigned to specific clients, so by default the can only see theirs. However occasionally they might need to access other users clients as ...
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2answers
91 views

Ordering results with multiple levels of premium listings

I'm looking at different ways to display search results in a directory where there are three levels of premium member. The current way is to display the Gold, Silver, Bronze results first, in that ...
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1answer
89 views

Implementing three column sorting styles

Given a set of rows displayed on a table, I want to offer my users three sorting posibilities. The first two are the common ascending and descending. My problem is with a third option: "manual ...
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2answers
261 views

Omitting pop-up based navigation

I'm currently working on an Android app designed like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I have a ActionBar containing tabs that represent different ...
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3answers
189 views

Is it realistic to learn UX design and web development at the same time, on top of school?

I have a strong passion to learn both UX and web development, but on top of school it seems like a burdensome task. I am studying computer science.
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2answers
362 views

Any suggestions for finding items quickly in a long list of checkboxes?

I have a list of names, each with a checkbox to indicate that they have been selected to do a job. Because the list is long I have made the list scrollable. I've put together an example of what I ...
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2answers
221 views

Is there a way to show a lot of categories without requiring a lot of scrolling on Android?

I'm thinking of designing an Android app, however I'm falling at the first hurdle, the layout. The app will display a large amount of categories for the user to choose from on the first screen. ...
6
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3answers
963 views

Login for multiple users

What is the best way to make a login form for multiple users? I'll give you an example for your understanding: If we have three different type of users, for example, teachers, students and ...
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2answers
186 views

How to present users with a simple repetitive task that potentially can be 1000s of tasks

Background: An application team that has a new requirement to an existing business web application. At the moment every week the user (employer/business) that uses this application needs submit ...
3
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5answers
360 views

Website: Should I use mouse-over effects in buttons and navigational elements? (Touch?!)

I tried making a few navigational elements flip color or something to indicate that they can be clicked on. Even though the color palette isn't big, i don't like it somehow. Plus I thought hat on ...
3
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3answers
216 views

How can I indicate that a required field is only required for final Submission, but not for just being able to Save the form?

I have a form where there are several fields; some are required and some not. This form can be saved at any time so the user can come back to it later to complete it, but they won't be able to ...
3
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1answer
433 views

Best UI approach for a assigning tasks in a workflow to users

I'm working on a workflow-kinda application where a project leader is required to assign tasks in the project to users. Following are the key inputs to this requirement: The users are selected by ...
2
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3answers
170 views

Is the “X” close Button sufficient or should there be a close Option in a Menu?

Is it enough to only have the "X" Button in the upper right corner for closing an Desktop-Application, or is it necessary to provide an Close option in the Menubar (File->Exit)?
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2answers
374 views

How to indicate an item can be double clicked?

What is an effective way to indicate to a user that an item can be double clicked? The product I am working on allows users to drag icons with single click and open these items with a double click. ...
3
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1answer
150 views

How to visualize a long list (9k elements) where each element has a custom set of attributes

I have to visualize a long list of elements (max about 9k) where each element has linked a set of attributes to visualize. The set of attributes is not the same for each element, but some of them can ...
2
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1answer
3k views

Navigation drawer with My Account entry

I am adding a navigation drawer for my Android app. My app has a "my account" page where the user can see his account details. My app also has 3 types of subscriptions that the user can choose ...
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1answer
189 views

Paid subscription through social signup?

I have a freemium platform, that currently allows only social sign-up (twitter or instagram). We are now also offering paid services, and an option to upgrade your account. There are two relevant ...
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1answer
93 views

Bound fields/alternative input modes

My UI allows users to specify values that may be "bound" to other values. In the simple case, I want to present friendly input elements like checkboxes and password boxes. But I also need a way to ...
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1answer
287 views

In Final Fantasy games, why are your characters on the right hand side instead of the left hand side?

I found this history of Final Fantasy on reddit and it mentions about Final Fantasy 1: it was one of the first games to adopt the right vs. left fighting style. Other games in that genre had ...
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1answer
182 views

Where to place login failed message in Twitter Boostrap

This is a basic question from a programmer who would like to get the design 'right'. In the example Twitter Bootstrap, where would you place the 'failed login attempt' message? Here's a link to the ...
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2answers
118 views

Should I accept the os/browser scrollbar or create my own?

On the Mac (since Lion) the scrollbars are invisible, by default, until you actively scroll. Some web applications, notably Office 365 and Gmail, create their own scrollbars that are consistent across ...
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3answers
328 views

How to move from persona/scenario to wireframes?

Backstory Working on a large project rebuilding a complex web application that currently lags well behind the competitive offerings. Stakeholders are keen to go 'scorched earth' on the approach i.e. ...
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3answers
189 views

Regards to Records in a Table: Long Scrolling versus 1 > 2 > 3

There are some questions that have been asked along this topic; however, I did not find this exact question. I am having a disagreement with the technical architect on my team in regards to how to ...
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1answer
289 views

How to indicate on a form field that additional important documentation is available?

We have a primarily form-based application. Most field labels are hyperlinked to a formal instructions document via context-sensitive help links (the mouse cursor changes to show this.) This works ...
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2answers
362 views

Best way to present time durations in a list?

We have a list of items, with one of the attributes being a time duration. (Imagine users, and avg time between certain activities). Most of the time, this duration will be in the 0->120 second ...
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3answers
119 views

How to gather a map, addresses and contact form in a box

I'm working on a premium template, and need your ideas to architect the contact form box elements. I should put a contact form in this box, but haven't any good idea about that. If I add the form ...
4
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2answers
143 views

Should we force users into providing feedback before dismissing an action item?

Say we have a list of items which are 'action items', in the sense that each item represents a task for the user. The list is compiled automatically in a way resembling a news-feed - there is some ...
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3answers
303 views

Potential issues with using an 'Autoshow Fixed Menu'? [closed]

Upon a recent update to my Nexus 4, a new feature is present in my browser, whereby when I scroll down, the address bar disappears and the webpage is full-screen, only when you scroll back up do you ...
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3answers
276 views

is it a tree or table?

In the following table the numbers represent the "downloaded" times the items on the left had been downloaded. The product manager insists it's not a table but rather a tree because of the tree ...
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4answers
3k views

Should I disable google maps scroll wheel zoom?

In most applications of google maps the scroll wheel will zoom the map instead of scrolling it. Personally I find this confusing, and after years of using google maps, both on the google maps web ...
2
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2answers
217 views

What is the difference between UD and UCD?

Is Universal Design the same as User-Centered Design or are they different principles?
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9answers
244 views

For a web radio website, should it play it in an external player or in an internal player?

We're currently re-building faubourgsimone.com website and we're facing a ux challenge: should the player be in an external pop-up window or in the website? Today, it plays in an external window, so ...
4
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2answers
789 views

What is the difference between developing personas and scenarios?

Personas is more about who the user is, while scenarios are more about the situation the person is in. It sounds pretty simple to grasp, but when developing personas and scenarios the difference ...
2
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4answers
388 views

Do we really need the system tray, taskbar and “quick start” separate?

When I fast came across Windows 7 taskbar combined with "quick start" toolbar, I thought it's an ugly idea. But today I noticed that I tend to move my applications into the system tray anyway - as an ...

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