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Slider or radio button for a survey

I'm debating whether to use a radio button or a slider for a survey. My thoughts at the moment are the following. I'd like the group's views and / or links to research which has studied something ...
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Search Engine Autocomplete based on Relevance or Popularity?

Let's take the 3 big SE's and have a look at their Search Suggestions: Bing, Google and Yahoo!. When you begin typing in the search box on the homepage of each search engine, a suggestion list ...
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Using faces in call to action buttons, good or bad?

We have a client who is pretty set in using images of her staff on call to action buttons. I can see how it would build trust for the user to see a face since their service involves speaking to ...
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Can reducing options improve your conversion rate?

Whilst most websites (debatable) concentrate on adding new features and functionality, I would like to question whether reducing the amount of options you are providing to a user would aid their user ...
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Accessibility (browse aloud) for websites

We've got a housing trust website that we work on regularly (www.citysouthmanchester.co.uk) that needs to conform, as it's not for profit, to various online accessibility indicators. We currently ...
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Touchscreens in car consoles

Last week this video about a new interface for touchscreens in cars popped up and created a reasonable buzz, maybe you've seen it already. I just got to watching it and it got me thinking about the ...
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Should a UK address form have 2 or 3 address lines fields?

In my mind it makes sense for a UK address form to contain 3 address lines. There are instances of people living in blocks or buildings where 2 lines may not always be enough. I just wondered if ...
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Why Google search form is not using auto-focus attribute?

I was doing some testing for a project where I wanted to ensure that the user still could reach certain functionality even with JS disabled. I wanted to quickly find something by going to Google and I ...
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Correct way to tell file size to user

When a web application wants to tell its user the size of the file the user intends to download, should the app tell the user its logical file size or the size of the file on disk?
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What is the correct way to format cents and dollars in a grid column with a total?

I have a grid with columns that are formatted as cents and dollars. By default, the tender and amount columns are being formatted as integers, but for the total we are formatting it as 2 decimal ...
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Better UI for exchanging blocks up and down

I have developed a UI as shown below: Now I want to add a functionality to this UI that if user wants to exchange positions of if and else if blocks, he must be able to do that. One option could ...
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640 views

Is there any research with respect to how font-weight affects readability?

Is there any research with respect to how font-weight affects readability? Obviously, there is some relation there, but I'm struggling to make a decision based on any facts. I created a jsFiddle ...
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UX failure in Apple's security update process

It would have been much better if I could download the 700+ MB download in the background while continuing to work and THEN pull the trigger on applying the patch. There are no real reasons to couple ...
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175 views

UI design for mapping configurator

Looking to design an admin page that will allow users to map meta data between external and internal web service We have internal process xml file that contain order details that may be fulfilled by ...
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205 views

When designing a form, should I favor consistency over optimal usability for each input?

I was reading this question and this thought occurred to me: When I am designing medium or longer length forms in a web interface I often favor consistency in choosing the input mediums for the ...
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What are some examples of merging duplicate songs for music libraries? [closed]

In some cases, music libraries are really big and it's no surprise you find a few compilations that share the same song. The idea is simple: Create logic to remove the duplicate so you can save ...
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How to focus visitors on the search bar when there's a category list also present?

I have a product category list on the left side of my store and I can't remove it. What options do I have in promoting the search bar so that more people use it? I added action text inside the ...
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69 views

Best way to indicate the type of items in a list

In an application I'm working on, I have several instances where I am showing a (potentially somewhat long) list of items. These items are either of "Type A Items" or "Type B Items", and I want to ...
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1answer
161 views

Is there an existing name for this button/loading animation combo?

Has anyone yet heard/come up with a name for this design solution? It combines a loading animation / progress bar into the button itself. The developer refers to it as 'ladda'. ...
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tab bar or more screen space?

What do you think about using a tab bar menu of 5 items? I see, now, many apps are using again the tab bar menus because you can access quickly to the sections in your app.... But, do you think is ...
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1answer
91 views

Progress Box and Subversion Repository Backend to update user on revert progress

I am currently on a project that uses a Subversion Back End to commit/revert/lock content. Right now, I am trying to find a way to communicate to the user when a revert fails, why it failed. ...
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1answer
61 views

Is it OK to link to product pages from a price change alert in the shopping cart?

We are adding an alert to notify users some items in their cart have changed price. There's been some debate on whether or not to link the items in the list to their product pages. One concern is ...
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192 views

Grab point textures best practice

I'm using jquery's draggable and droppable to enhance the usability of a wireframe stack in our application, and I've already adjusted the cursor to the CSS move glyph to indicate as much. I'd like ...
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1answer
153 views

Mouse cursor when hover over no-link menu item

Now I know that many of you would strongly advise against using no-link menu items and I have read up on the reasons. However the demo site we've been hosting has gotten a lot of feedback from users ...
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1answer
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Sending an invite to iOS application without request dialog [closed]

I'm quite not sure if this is the correct place to ask, but it might be. I've installed an iOS application because friend of mine recommended it. That app is called "Meow". After installation I ...
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1answer
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What is the best way to implement a Data Tree component in an iPhone application?

I need to port some website components to an iOS application. One of those components being a Data Tree. Is there a way to implement a Data Tree component in an iOS application or is there another ...
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What is the best way to hide a Honeypot Captcha?

I was looking for alternatives to the use of captcha due to its annoyance to users especially because they're getting more and more difficult to solve for us, the humans. So I found out that a ...
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105 views

Search box for content within current page

I have a page listing dozens and dozens of authors. These can be individually found from anywhere on the site using the header search box. However I was wondering if, when users come across this ...
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196 views

Personas mini focus groups vs one on one interviews

I am currently about to embark on project creating personas (they are actually an update but we're starting from scratch, as the current ones are really old). The recruitment has been completed and ...
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103 views

Handling Timeouts on Payment

Our organisation sells extremely in demand tickets for events, where stock is typically limited. Users would get extremely angry if they lost their tickets once they have been allocated & the user ...
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958 views

Is there a button configuration that would imply 2 or more options to the user?

My datagrid displays both wagons and locomotives tracked on a network. I find that I am often filtering out one of those types to display just the other and I would like to supply a wagon and a ...
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924 views

Is it recommended to play a sound for warning and error messages?

When you quit an application and it shows you a dialog box asking if you want to save or when you open a file and an error is encountered, some applications play a sound. By sounds I mean short, but ...
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Why do some cars have the fuel door on the passenger's side?

Many cars, such as the BMW M3 pictured below, have their fuel door on the passenger's side of the car. I do not understand the reasoning behind placing the fuel door opposite the driver; placing it ...
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Should navigation arrows function very differently depending on context?

This one seems pretty fundamental to me — should the steering wheel ever control the gas? See one of Refinery29's slideshows. The arrows are the navigation: clicking right flips to the next slide and ...
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1answer
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Competitive Research for Non-public Sites

In the book, Rocket Surgery Made Easy Steve Krug recommends doing usability testing for a competitive site first prior to building your own site / app. The idea is that you'll get a better idea of ...
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1answer
167 views

Designing an app that will be used as an iframe within 30 different applications

The context: A native app that went through a complete life-cycle. The Problem: Recently, on one of the calls with client, it was revealed that this native app will also be used as an iframe in 30 ...
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3answers
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“more…” What happens then?

I've often seen links on the web - mostly beneath smaller text blocks - indicating that theres more to read when you click on it: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam ...
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1answer
814 views

Are overlays / modal alerts that display on site load accessible?

Some websites welcome you with a Cookie Disclaimer or to Join their Social Page. You'll find a big modal window, mostly in center overlay rest of the site. (as an example: http://www.lynda.com/) ...
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What's the best way to ask for consent to log usage information?

Does anybody know of best practices for obtaining user consent to log their usage info? The ideal solution would encourage the user to say yes to the logging and make sure they're well informed about ...
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2answers
106 views

Mobile App: A Detailed View with a Fixed Top

I am working out the details on how a user can see a 'Detailed View' of something, and then navigate back to the 'List View'. This is usually simple, using the Navigation Bar in iOS or the Back ...
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2answers
100 views

When is the most appropriate time to perform a web service check to see whether or not the current version is still supported?

I have an Android mobile application and when it starts up, I need to perform a check to see whether the installed version is still compatible with the my currently active web services. When I run ...
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4answers
380 views

Datepicker behavior

Whats the best behavior for a datepicker? Close the control when clicking on a date Close the control when clicking anywhere but the datepicker, but keep it open when selecting a date Windows ...
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2answers
393 views

Why must a user enter cents at an ATM when it only dispenses whole dollars?

I live in the United States, and many of our ATMs only dispense money in $20 increments. This makes sense given the added infrastructure that would be required in the machines to dispense many ...
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1answer
439 views

How can you best filter table data: sliders, text input, or a combination of both?

I am designing a data web page (where most people viewing that page is looking up the data) for a game fansite and one part of it looks like this download bmml source – Wireframes created ...
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5answers
537 views

What is the best way to show that a link opens a modal window?

I want to make the user feel that clicking the item will bring up more detail about it in a modal window.
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1answer
1k views

Best product page layout? [closed]

I'm redisigning my product page. It is for an apparel store. I did 2 different layout. I know that the best way is multi-testing but for now any advice or insights based on your experience would be ...
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6answers
223 views

How to choose between “show” and “display” something?

English is not my native language but "show" and "display" seems very similar to me. I work on a Web Application and I don't know if it's better to use "show" or "display" in my UI. I need to use ...
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4answers
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Which color scheme to choose for applications that require long work hours?

I'm working on a ERP / Accounting (lots of tables and data) web app and was wondering what color scheme would be appropriate for this type of application? Users will be sitting in front of their ...
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4answers
604 views

HUD UI design - what drives the line and transparency theme

I notice one thing common in HUD software, and that's the line-ish (thin line bordering, line pointing), semi-transparent UI they have. Even some icons are outlines of the actual thing. Haven't tried ...
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2answers
190 views

Are dark themes more effective than light themes for artistic software? [duplicate]

Before there were more apps using light themes, but for a while more and more apps come with dark themes. I personally really like working in dark themes. They are very easy on my eyes. Of course ...

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