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125 views

How to display an “upper bound” or “max” value when you really want infinity?

What I really need is a way for users to create, using numeric text boxes, ranges for quantities of items with their corresponding prices. For example: *Qty |____1_____| - |____50____| : $ ...
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2answers
76 views

Quantifying activity by the time of a day of the week

First post here, but I'm really having trouble getting an idea of how to visualize a certain piece of data for a project. Right now, we are trying to show a certain amount of activity on a given day ...
0
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1answer
64 views

Slick text transitions for game tutorial

Are there any names for the techniques/transitions used to make text appear in a slick, and attention grabbing (but unobtrusive) way? A typical use case for this is the tutorial level of a game, ...
0
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3answers
917 views

UX Guidelines for Responsive Web Design of Print Button?

Some quick questions are: As a part of responsive web design, website contains print article option, but should there be a print option/button in an Tablet or Mobile version of the Desktop website? ...
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2answers
42 views

Implications and knock on effects of late scheduled emails to the user experience?

We are building a large module onto our software that allows hourly data to be processed, and sent out as emails to customers, based on a pre-determined schedule they set themselves. Typically our ...
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1answer
124 views

How should I display more clearly long text/options/answers on a mobile form (currently its a dropdown)?

I am working on a mobile form and some questions have dropdowns with long input text. Users can't read the entire answers and I can't reduce the text more than I already did. Unfortunately, I have ...
0
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1answer
249 views

Alternative to form with long list of double checkboxes? [duplicate]

I'm stumped by this one. Redesigning a large web app and one piece of the interface was this, where the user can select how they want to be notified by various things. I doctored the screenshot to ...
0
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1answer
100 views

What's the most user friendly way to inform users that a feature is temporarily going away?

Guests to our site are able to favorite items and see a list of items they favorited on their account page. However, we are planning to temporarily hide this favorite page in their account page for ...
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1answer
228 views

Why is mobile sticky navigation always on top of the browser?

Is there a good explanation why the sticky navigation is always on top of a mobile website and not at the bottom? I reckon that with bigger and bigger screens, as a user, you'd want the menu button in ...
0
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2answers
217 views

Fill the whole progress bar

Should we always show to the user that the progress bar reach the 100%? Should we always fill the whole bar? Or just jump to the end message, and say something like 'finished'. I'm asking this ...
7
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9answers
859 views

How to create a good filtering and sorting system when there are 30+ options to choose from

I have ~30 categories grouped into 3 groups. Each group contains about 10-15 categories. Group A Category 01 Category 02 … Group B Category 11 Category 12 … Group C Category 21 Category ...
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1answer
222 views

How can redicle technology speed up reading up to five times or more?

I’m usually a slow reader, and it takes me 40 effective hours to shoot through a standard size book. My colleague gave me a tip to read books using redicle technology developed by Spritzinc (where you ...
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3answers
224 views

Acceptance of location requests in websites?

We are starting to build a website with an adaptive design (responsive philosohpy). Because the adaptive design is not just about designing websites that adapt to screen size, we want to include all ...
2
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1answer
138 views

What is the term for content that is only shown to new users?

What is the commonly accepted term for the content that is shown to users after they sign up? Things like welcome panels, "did you know", etc.. Content that can be closed (i.e. don't show me this ...
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2answers
229 views

Breadcrumbs - is this a valid use?

Recently we've received a design that uses breadcrumbs, but specifies a breadcrumb for a page that does not exist. In effect, the breadcrumb in question, relates to a section of a top-level page. ...
0
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1answer
97 views

Should a site have a built in 'tour' for new sign ups?

I am about to launch my site. I am not a professional programmer. I am a doctor who likes to code. The site will be aimed at fellow doctors in my speciality and takes the form of a social network ...
2
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1answer
132 views

Do users like/read changelogs(“What's new” dialogs)?

When I update my app(with bug fixes, new features, removed features etc), I present the user with a dialog like this: Does the user actually read it? Will they find the dialog annoying? Will the ...
5
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3answers
183 views

How to indicate that there is a context menu?

In my desktop app, there are some charts. The charts all have context menus, that show zoom options, "Save as...", and a couple of other things. It is not clear to users that this menu exists. I'd ...
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1answer
100 views

Why would a company change it's landing page based on a user's operating system? [closed]

I was on www.Zillow.com today and I noticed that the landing page differs on both Windows XP and Windows 8 versus my Macbook Air running OS X 10.9; all running the latest version of firefox. Why would ...
0
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1answer
46 views

User research sources [closed]

I want to do some user research for personas, and am looking for existing research already done by others on my intended audience (if such a thing exists). Do you know where can I find existing ...
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5answers
324 views

Microsoft Windows Dialog: No Close Button Scenario(s)

Windows Dev Center states: "Dialog boxes always have a Close button...Don't disable the Close button. Having a Close button helps users stay in control by allowing them to close windows they don't ...
0
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2answers
258 views

I've got a UX dilemma related to the entry of a date/time in to a calendar for booking time off

I'm the product owner for www.staffsquared.com ,a HR app for small and medium sized businesses. People can book time off via a calendar UI in our app. They used to be able to select their from and to ...
2
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2answers
96 views

What are some of the user research methods conducted for an analytics based product?

I am currently put in a project of designing an analytics product. I was wondering what are the best methods to conduct user research in this area. More Information : The target market is CEOs, CMOs, ...
2
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2answers
89 views

How can I show an additional replace option but not clutter the interface?

I have a search feature in an application and I want to add a replace feature, but I don't want to clutter the interface. Also, I only want to show the replace option after a user searches for ...
2
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2answers
83 views

creating documents in folder system

I have a large document management system that manages 1000s of documents. The organisation of this needs to be tightly controlled so it doesn't turn into a mess. The way it works right now is that ...
41
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15answers
5k views

Slider control when there is no maximum value

I'm trying to design a control where the user can enter a figure that has no maximum value. For example, how many miles that person wants to travel that year. There's a text field there for direct ...
5
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2answers
510 views

Nested tabs (vertical within horizontal) alternative

I am working on a component is part of a larger wizard. It is made up of nested tabs (only 2 levels deep). Here is a quick wireframe of the it: The system I am working on is a refresh of an ...
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5answers
2k views

Suggestions for Microsoft Ribbon UI where multiple actions are required across groups

We have an application that heavily relies on Microsoft Ribbon UI to perform actions etc on say a document. We have a few ribbon groups defined and each have a certain set of actions they can perform ...
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5answers
387 views

Should a music player's previous button go back sequentially or by history?

I develop a music player for a living and I just encountered an interesting scenario. The scenario is this: 500 songs queued up to play. Song #1 is active and playing. You double-click on song ...
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1answer
127 views

Surveillance System Builder Utility

I'm trying to redesign a utility that allows the user to estimate what kind of DVR they need based on the type/amount of camera(s) they need. It filters out Video Recorders models based on the ...
4
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2answers
379 views

How to design UI to allow user to enter multiple sets of data

I am having some trouble figuring out how to do an interface that has these characteristics: allows user to enter several sets ("cases") of data. Minimum one, and there is no limit but say 12 is ...
0
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2answers
57 views

allow for user to customize a ribbon and its buttons?

Are there any problems associated with allowing a user to "define" or customize a ribbon in any fashion that they would like>? In other words, if we allow them to re-arrange the buttons etc, would ...
7
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2answers
325 views

After touch interaction, which location does user's eye most likely go to?

Say I have a list of courses on a mobile device (black square), and a user makes a touch interaction on said course (red circle), which of the following locations would their eye most likely go? I'm ...
4
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5answers
172 views

How to allow for 'exploration' in your user testing?

In a lot of user testing sessions I've been in a common task is to test the effectiveness of a particular icon or navigation control. The typical scenario: tester: How would you accomplish task ...
2
votes
3answers
108 views

What should I call a switch statement in an UI where users won't know what a switch statement is?

I'm designing a product where a user can build a decision tree. There are different kinds of decision nodes they can add: true/false rules, exclusion rules, and switch statements. I'm afraid of ...
0
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2answers
139 views

Using SUS to measure usability of an existing system and compare with a redesigned system

I will be undertaking a whole-scale redesign of an existing system. I'd like to use SUS ("System usability scale") questionnaires to measure improvements between iterations. As a baseline, I want to ...
0
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0answers
32 views

Do screen readers for blind people require content to be put in `<li>` to be usable?

Expanding on http://stackoverflow.com/questions/26160748/are-people-overusing-the-li-element -- http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/H48.html says: The list structure (ul/ol) is also useful to group ...
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2answers
2k views

What background colors would correctly describe level of importance of item on the list

I have a list of customers. They are( from least to to most important): Regular customer, VIP customer, Small company, Medium company, Large company. I list them in this manner: I would like to ...
0
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2answers
74 views

3 Step process for Web: 1 single long page versus 3 separate pages

Im designing a x3 step process for the web Should i have it on one long page 1. 2. 3. Or move users to the next ] page 1. (Next:Do 2) 2. (Next: Do 3) 3 (Finish)
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3answers
483 views

Best practice for design CRUD Split-form UX which have “associate with user's task” mode

I've been searching for how we design Split CRUD form UX which have "associate with user's task" mode. I have a Master-Detail CRUD web-based form. Basically, my form has 1 fields-form, 1 datagrid, 5 ...
4
votes
5answers
450 views

User is allowed to select only one type of product - where to check?

In my web app the user is shown a list of products which can be marked and in a later step be combined. Only products of the same type can be combined. The question is, should the user be allowed to ...
0
votes
1answer
150 views

How to communicate design from structure to visual design effectively?

I try to solve a problem, I've encountered several times: the lack of a common communication basis while designing software. - a basis for PM, Project Manager, UX Designers, IA's and Visual Designers ...
1
vote
2answers
92 views

How to show recommended fields in the form

I'm working on a form where fields are marked as required, optional and recommended. Since the form elements(inputs) are totally controlled by CMS, we cant separate them into three category. Even the ...
0
votes
3answers
116 views

Typography in landing page [closed]

I'm working on a landing page . The first view shows a major title with a great source ( Roboto : 190px ) and a diagonal line . Is it a good practice to use a large font for a good experience with ...
1
vote
3answers
90 views

How to ask the user to choose between Save with or without revisions?

For my project BigPicture [textpad with infinite panning and zooming, useful to do some mind maps, etc. (1)], I would like the user to choose between 2 schemes when he wants to Save a project for the ...
0
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1answer
297 views

Card Sorting- Analyze

I am a web team of one at a community college. I've never done in-depth user research by myself before and did my first card-sorting activity today using the online tool Concept Codify. I have a ...
0
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5answers
103 views

Best way to differentiate “downloading content” and “downloaded content”

I'm working on an iOS app that lets users download and watch video content. In the playlist section I'm trying to find a way to clearly show what titles are being downloaded, and which ones have been ...
0
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2answers
398 views

should full name include middle name?

I am developing a search function and we have decided that users should be able to search by first name and surname. However it occurred to me that searching for (as a full name) would then return ...
1
vote
3answers
123 views

How obvious should a search button be? [closed]

I read that visitors will get frustrated if there is no search function. So I have a search function, but I'm not sure how obvious it should be. I currently have this: This is the icon for the ...
0
votes
2answers
153 views

Why is 'shift + space' not popularly used?

Why isn't "shift + space" popularly utilized? Chrome uses "space" as "page down", and "shift + space" as "page up". However, I haven't been able to find a single occurrence of it being utilized during ...

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