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Show username or full name

In my web app I have both the user's username, and their Full Name. Username does not allow spaces. To identify a user, should I show a full name or should I show their usernames? The names would be ...
1
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1answer
434 views

What are the differences between Usability Attributes and Usability Requirements

I want clarification on the above subject matter. Many authors refer to the two constructs as same. I will also like to to have full discussion on them and other external sources for further details. ...
0
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2answers
718 views

alternative to scrollable tab bar for mobile

i am designing an application for android. an important part of it is designing a page to allow users to select stuff (i.e add to cart) from a categorized list of items. the IA is such that most ...
0
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1answer
149 views

Can someone suggest optimized ways of color coding? I have given an example too

Color coding is what I thought but there are 10 different status. Example: Color coding: Different color indicating different status from 1pm- 2pm, another color indicating another status from ...
0
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1answer
82 views

Discoverable control vs labeling controls

I have a site that I'm designing that will use a collapsible property grid on the right of the screen to display additional information about certain items a user selects. It is not always visible, ...
3
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3answers
192 views

How to display money in an international website?

What is the best way to display money on a website that will be available in multiple languages? I can think on many ways, but can't see the best one. The easiest branch is using always the same ...
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3answers
169 views

When is the right moment to apply some UI improvements to an old product?

I work for a product where the interface is the same way for more than ten years. I studied some UX techniques like card sorting and I found it would be a good idea to apply it in this product. The ...
2
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4answers
631 views

What sort of control should I use instead of a knob?

Part of our application allows users to essentially "turn a knob" to crank up some effect. Internally, the numbers go from 0 to 15, but externally the numbers don't matter much. We want to maintain ...
0
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2answers
145 views

what do users expect to find on a “contact us” page?

My contact us page has a 90% hard bounce rate. What do users expect to find on the contact us page? I would like to reduce the bounce rate and engage the visitors more.
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3answers
4k views

Gender neutral photos for users who don't yet have a profile picture

I am administering a web application that has male and female users. Currently, the default user photo is: I don't like this because it seems rather masculine and gives me the impression that the ...
1
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2answers
598 views

Is there a name for this semi-responsive technique?

I've noticed some websites are frequently using a very specific semi-responsive technique but I'm not sure what to call it. Here are 2 examples: Example 1: http://www.firestonetire.com Example 2: ...
4
votes
1answer
164 views

What is the Design Sprints methodology?

I have started to notice people talking about this new fast method of coming up with a product/UX design called "Design Sprint". Can anyone elaborate on what it is?
2
votes
2answers
660 views

Incoming / Outgoing Calls

I am currently redesigning a Call Management app: http://goo.gl/hn95F4 I used some arrow icons for incoming and outgoing calls. The arrows point towards the outside of the screen for outgoing ...
59
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10answers
8k views

Is it safe to assume everyone uses / has mouse wheels?

Is it safe to assume all users are aware of using the mouse wheel to scroll and that all users have a mouse wheel on their mouse? I'm hoping to implement a scrollbar which stays hidden even when you ...
0
votes
1answer
95 views

What type of map will be suitable for marking an accurate address

What I am doing: I am working on google maps and the application currently allows user to mark address on the map, then the application saves the coords to database. My question The map currently ...
1
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4answers
520 views

Best approach to serve long list of form input

I'm tackling one uxd problem on my company's website. We're basically capturing lots of user information through a web-based form with many input types. Now, we want to make the process as easy as ...
0
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2answers
93 views

Representing conditionally visible screen elements

Does anyone have any ideas on how to represent, in a wireframe, elements that may or may not be visible on a screen? For example, suppose I was doing up a wireframe to show a list of bookings for a ...
1
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1answer
212 views

Wording to explain why our app is refusing to run on a jailbroken (hacked) iOS device

When our app detects it is running on an iOS device that has been jailbroken (hacked to circumvent Apple's App Store and the In-App Purchase payment system), we replace our usual user-interface with a ...
3
votes
1answer
205 views

Should GitHub's “Fork” button not be a button? [closed]

As a repository creator, I often find entries on my "news feed" indicating people have forked my Git. However, in being actively involved with all contributors, I also see that most time people fork ...
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2answers
174 views

eCommerce - Which currency to show on receipt?

I'm running an eCommerce website that allows users to select their preferred currency via a drop-down in their shopping cart. The currencies are localized using real-time exchange rates from a JSON ...
0
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2answers
83 views

It is possible that a user confirms an email and then tries to come back later and has problem?

Well my situation is that the user signs up, then the used goes to the a page which shows this. Confirm that this address really belongs to you by clicking a link in the email. After that you'll ...
1
vote
1answer
252 views

Add simple option to an InstallShield Express project?

I've got a very simple, straightforward Install Shield Express project that installs our client software. Currently, I only show a minimal set of dialogs during the installation process (Welcome, ...
3
votes
2answers
167 views

Asking location in the UK

I'm working on a website where as a key part of the sign up process users have to enter their location. The particular town where a user lives is integral to the functions of a website. In most of ...
0
votes
3answers
144 views

A possible way to make a page load immediately even on slow connections

I don't know if someone has already come up with a swiss-knife solution to the problem, but I want to discuss a possible one with you. Suppose that you are on a "New Post" type page and have to do ...
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4answers
390 views

How to highlight that drop down filter has non-default option selected

I have a drop down filter with a different options, where the first item in list is the default one. How would you highlight when user change that default option to something else? For example when ...
3
votes
3answers
230 views

Why hover colors are often inverted

Recently I see more and more websites using color invertion as a hover visualization. For me it's really annoying as I usually start to read the first few words and than hover over the line to have a ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

If you were to classify PowerPoint in design pattern, what would it be? [closed]

In an environment where a user can create multiple workspaces, slides, and have a tool kit to edit these slides. Is there a particular design pattern that fits this criteria?
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vote
4answers
289 views

How to mark field as edited by the user

I am writing a UI for configuring a big system. The typical workflow for a person using the product is to open a configuration form, which can contain hundreds of fields, make some small changes and ...
1
vote
3answers
159 views

New form fields with previous data displayed

I need to create a mobile form (clients target platform is iOS (iPad Mini)) that has fields to add information for the current process, however the form needs to display the previous values entered. ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Guidelines for when to use bottom action bar on android

Are there any situations where it's preferable to put actions in the bottom bar rather than in the top one, or is it only based on the amount of space available for the buttons?
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vote
1answer
126 views

Placing and styling the “Read all answers” for a interview question answer web page

I have a blog where I post interview questions and answers. So for each category like SQL, Java etc I have separate pages. Where in each page I have a collection of questions and a link to their ...
1
vote
2answers
63 views

How to offer the user a large number of list to run

we are currently developing a big business web application. On some pages, we must allow the user to run many different lists. By list, I mean PDF file (reporting). In the old version of our ...
5
votes
5answers
862 views

Ideas on what to do with the white space available when hiding sections of a long form

I'm currently working on a new user registration page containing two sections - personal details and account details. The account details section must remain hidden until the personal details section ...
10
votes
1answer
3k views

How usable are bars that disappear / reappear on scroll?

From http://usabilitypost.com/2014/05/24/the-scroll-up-bar/: A design pattern that is currently growing more popular is the fixed position bar at the top of the page. Sometimes the bar stays the ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

Alternative questions to the Net Promoter Score

There are some very detailed discussions about the validity of the NPS. But the take home message is that you can't really improve what you can't measure effectively, so it is still important to come ...
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0answers
149 views

Who creates the animation in the UX design process? [closed]

In those apps like Path, Paper, animation can be a important part of interaction.Is animation design the interaction designer's job or the UI designer's? Sometimes both designers have ideas about ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

have a pagination on the home page can affect the page loading?

I developed a pagination with all news I have in database, and I did it in homepage of my website. I would like to know your opinion, if it´s correct to do pagination on homepage, or if it will be ...
2
votes
1answer
112 views

Is it reasonable to expect users to know the F1 short-cut to access help

I am creating some in-line help documentation for my software and I was wondering whether it is reasonable to expect that the user knows that pressing the F1 key will allow them to access this help, ...
0
votes
4answers
81 views

is text preferable over digits?

I want to display datasets with a field called "criticality". This field should contain either a digit from 1 to 3 or texts like "High", "Medium", "Low". What do you think, which representation is ...
0
votes
2answers
181 views

Handling multiple inputs for multiple items

I am developing a web application for a concrete and construction contractor. Their web application consists of a form that allows them to insert projects into the system. In the example below, I ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Application Map - software and / or method suggestion

We are developing a very large application and we need to map it for executives to be able to understand and follow the process. I am not making a mind-map like network visual on prezi (sorry I can ...
1
vote
1answer
216 views

Better way of displaying grouped periodic data

I am working on a report where I have to display hierarchical data in relation to some type. For cumulative data over some period I have a table as presented in image below 1: The task is to ...
0
votes
1answer
5k views

Button states pressed / selected (Android)

I'm working on a Android project. I need to design 5 states of a button: normal focused selected pressed disabled. I do not understand the difference between pressed and selected. I have found ...
93
votes
13answers
27k views

Why do door knobs still exist?

As far as I know, in US, grip-and-turn style door knobs are still the most popular, as opposed to lever-style handles, which dominate in the rest of the world. Is there some UX advantage to door ...
0
votes
1answer
170 views

Does styling the scrollbar affect UX? [duplicate]

What's the standard on styling scrollbars? Do you only apply it on panels within your application and leave the window scroll bars to a default? Does messing with scrollbar styles affect user ...
1
vote
3answers
175 views

How to make the user feel Positive

We are developing a mobile app. The design needs to share a positive experience to the user. Currently once a user confirms a rider in his vehicle, the CANCEL button leaves the user a bit negative. I ...
3
votes
2answers
104 views

Images behind text

The new fad is to place background images behind text. Best practice guidelines say it's important for the image to be relevant to the content. From a usability point of view, the content is less ...
1
vote
1answer
105 views

Good practices on sending mass emails [closed]

Just wondering if anyone can help me to determine if the following action is good or bad in regards to marketing practice, background: lets assume that my database is 10k we do events to promote ...
1
vote
5answers
165 views

Show non-logged in users a members only button, but don't allow them to use it?

I have a 'follow' feature on my site and I am unsure of how to handle it for users that are not logged-in. I currently show the button for all users, and then if the user clicks the button but is not ...
1
vote
2answers
196 views

When web designing for the baby boom era should mobile first be considered?

Recently I have been asked to help in a website that targets an elderly age group (50+) and when I was thinking about how to execute the site I debated on the mobile first web design approach. ...

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