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1answer
104 views

Correct wording in UI

I want to insert a sub menu called "X axis". Should it be "X axis", "X-axis" or something else?
2
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2answers
966 views

difference between liking and following something

I am curious if there is a consensus to what could be considered the substantive differences between liking something and following it. It seems following is for users that you are not friends with ...
15
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7answers
372 views

How to explain keywords creation to a user who doesn't “get it” intuitively?

Short version: If somebody has to create a new pool of keywords from scratch, but doesn't understand how to do it, what is a good way to teach them how to pick good keywords? TL:DR version My ...
1
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2answers
142 views

How to deal with empty pictures when the UI is all about it

I'm looking for solutions to display something to replace empty pictures. The website I'm working on aggregates activities, and those activities does have a picture most of the time. The results page ...
2
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1answer
160 views

Floating animated message vs. confirmation message. When to use each?

Some pre-clarifications: By floating animated messages I mean the Firefox style messages usually appearing bottom right of the window, for example, when a file downloaded successfully. By ...
3
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1answer
388 views

Best way to display date and time in a table with massive amounts of data?

I have a table of massive amounts of data. Each table row is a time sensitive order that our users need to cover on a day to day basis. Order's appear from all around the country and we have orders ...
3
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1answer
69 views

can selected/active items be clickable?

I am considering to design an icon based menu and to use the classic pattern: inactive, hover-state and selected. However, I would like the user to be able to click on a menu element even if the ...
1
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1answer
90 views

Where to place buttons on a phone application

Where is the best place to put buttons on a phone application where everything is based around a google map which is always displayed, for commonly used functions such as search? ie: top, left, ...
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2answers
302 views

How to build website mockups / interface design? [closed]

Is there any other way to design websites besides Photoshop? I want to quickly build wireframes / mockups of the new user interface and I want to move the UI elements and rearrange them.
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1answer
79 views

Best solution to show the number of comments?

I wonder which solution is better, is there really a better solution or maybe it depends on context?
0
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1answer
178 views

Which are the main disciplines that UX comes from? [duplicate]

User Experience is a practice which has historic roots in multiple other disciplines, uniting and combining them to provide something new. What are the building blocks of UX and what role do they ...
1
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3answers
969 views

When is a bottom, fixed, main navigation appropriate?

I am creating a UI for a client, they are looking for a UI that includes a dashboard and several other pages for their clients to monitor their own accounts/sales. I've been playing around with a ...
3
votes
2answers
880 views

What's a pie chart alternative that continues to occupy a predictable amount of screen space? [closed]

Pie charts have many problems. Among them: Hard for humans to visually distinguish between slices of similar but different sizes. Nearly impossible to effectively label with more than 5-7 pieces ...
4
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1answer
153 views

How to make mass mutation intuitive?

We are redesigning an existing application in which the user has a typical master-detail view with basic CRUD operations for a certain entity type. (Actually, the majority of screens are of this ...
3
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2answers
194 views

Redesigning email-only signup

I am redesigning a social network which uses login via Facebook or an email signup/login. In the case of email signup/login users needs to just give their email address and we will send a confirmation ...
13
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3answers
1k views

Do web users understand the 'sandwich icon' for side bar when used on a desktop site?

I'm aware that the usage of the sandwich icon and side bar for mobile apps is wide-spread and well known by the users (so it seems, anyway), like this one from the Facebook app: I'm developing an ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

N-level tree structure in android

I have a list of categories and subcategories and items under each category individually and also items under the subcategories. I would want to display this in a sliding layer , such that it only ...
1
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1answer
289 views

Several buttons in navbar on iOS

I'm currently working on a app that basically follows Apple's HIG with title, back button and an additional button in navbar on all pages, but it's where my questions start. It is a search/browse ...
4
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3answers
859 views

Using radio buttons or drop down list when the number of options can vary greatly

I am designing a web application which consists of several modules, and for some of these modules the user must be able to select how many/which sources of data to display in the module. I had ...
2
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1answer
334 views

Why are switches with light indicator common but outlets are not?

Wall mount light switches that have a neat light indicator that turns on when the switch is in "off" position are quite common. The purpose is to make finding the switch in the dark easier. Looks ...
4
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5answers
297 views

Using numerical scores for ratings?

We are trying to build the 'Yelp of Personal Finances' at SuperMoney. It's basically a community driven reviews site in the personal finance niche. One of the things we are doing differently is ...
14
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3answers
732 views

Is Shift+Click for item selection a historical mistake?

I recently encountered a proof of concept demonstration which used the mouse to "drag and select" multiple items in a list. The current, widely accepted solution for multiple item selection is to ...
1
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6answers
160 views

How to understand what to prototype - why prototype at all?

I recently read a book about prototyping. While it was an interesting read, I am still unable to somehow really understand what the sense of a prototype is or what to prototype for. For example I ...
4
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1answer
61 views

How much does vision change as we age?

I'd like to share with my web design team some specific, quantitative data on just how much visual ability changes, even as young as 40 years old. This is to help drive home the need for adequate ...
2
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3answers
82 views

Why do websites that are otherwise designed well have over half their vertical page space taken up by comments?

In websites that have blog posts, if I look at the right scrollbar to get an idea of how long the post is, it is often deceptive since a massive amount of space on the site is taken up by comments. ...
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3answers
319 views

Selecting large numbers of items from a large list [duplicate]

Selecting an item from a large number of items is a very well-solved problem. However, there doesn't appear to be a good solution for selecting large numbers of items, ie. when the user needs to ...
1
vote
2answers
184 views

How to simplify this content upload form? [closed]

There are several options, all of which are necessary, but it's very intimidating and kinda unwieldy -- especially for nontechnical users. A similar form is used to type in plain text.
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votes
2answers
152 views

iPhone App, using thumb to press buttons covers the value being changed

I have an app that displays two values (weight and # of reps) a user can change these values by pressing a - or + button on the left and right of the values. However when a right handed user reaches ...
2
votes
6answers
239 views

What is the reason to show animated numbers counting towards the final number?

In some apps, when navigating to a page that has number showing one or more different numbers it will animate from zero to the final number in about 0.5 seconds, counting upwards. Till example if the ...
1
vote
2answers
135 views

Tooltip to the right of table title?

Would tooltips to the right of table titles be used? There is short information on each column title in the table. But I don't want to clutter the screen with an [i] behind each title. But I do want ...
0
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1answer
209 views

The dreaded “loading page please wait” page

I've noticed that almost every site, when bouncing from page to page, takes a user to a blank white page while the content loads. Obviously that has to do with HTML loading thus showing them a blank ...
4
votes
3answers
236 views

Should I vary input field lengths in a single page checkout form?

I am currently designing a single page checkout form. I would appreciate some feedback on the lengths of my input fields. In the Billing and Shipping sections I have staggered the length of the ...
3
votes
5answers
170 views

Best way to make use of low-quality photos

I'm designing a website for a friend who is a personal trainer. He has a dozen or so before-and-after photos of clients but they're all pretty poor quality (people are so crazy about a professional ...
3
votes
2answers
77 views

Has anyone had any experience with inputs similar to apple's calendar “create quick event”?

For the past few years apple's calendar app has used this concept of "create quick event" where the user types a sentence in a format that allows the application to separate the data, and create the ...
4
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3answers
717 views

29 checkbox on a screen of a mobile app

I have a strange challenge of showing 29 multiple select options as part of a question which user needs to answer in a mobile web app for Android and iPhone. Does anyone has had a similar problem ...
2
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3answers
92 views

Automated options vs. confirmative options

I got two options in my application: Auto save on close Confirm saving I believe both options are obvious in their functionality, but what should I do when the user wants saving to be confirmed, ...
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vote
4answers
132 views

Should my dropdown of recently used items show items I no longer have access to

We are implementing a client for our document management system. Part of this is the checkin screen where one of the fields a user chooses is the folder where the document should be checked into. ...
1
vote
1answer
193 views

How to represent this app trick? [closed]

I have designed an Android app for love calculator, but I have given two radio buttons on the upper left and right corner : These radio buttons don't have any labels because they are used to ...
1
vote
1answer
200 views

Chinese Smart phone keyboard

Do the Chinese Smart phone keyboard need a lot of keys on their keyboard compared to the simple generic iOS keyboard that we see currently? (iOS has less keys and its simple to look at. Compare it to ...
6
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1answer
181 views

Examples of changing a project's focus as a result of design

I'm giving a short talk on interaction design practices, and one of the topics I'm covering is how a product's concept can change during design. That is, you start a project intending to solve problem ...
3
votes
1answer
204 views

Is this a good way to have two UI between iPad and iPad mini?

Yes, the iPad and iPad mini finally come with same resolutions. And the difference between two device is physical size. But the question I have is...Should I make the iPad have more view than the iPad ...
1
vote
3answers
256 views

How do I best maintain top level nav links when they open a dropdown on click instead of hover?

I'm working on a Bootstrap site and having difficulties figuring out the best solution for structuring the nav. There will be about 5 top level items, each with their own subpages accessible through ...
4
votes
5answers
2k views

How to make a long text look interesting?

I'm currently designing and building a job board website. I've started designing the page which shows a full job description posting once the user clicks through from a list of search results. The ...
1
vote
2answers
99 views

How to decide whether I should make a mobile app full screen (hide the system bar)?

The system bar is the OS information bar on the top. It usually shows time, data and wi-fi signal strength, battery percentage, and etc. I know I should make intense action games full screen, but ...
7
votes
2answers
354 views

Can an input field be too wide?

Topic of discussion. Is it a usability problem to have an input field be too wide? For example: I am creating an internal management system where users come to view orders in the system. When ...
1
vote
2answers
165 views

Session is about to expire

I am in the middle of building a system that will require a session time out. Anyone have a best practice here as far as time to give before it actually times out? Currently I am planning for a pop ...
0
votes
1answer
187 views

Android UX: Smart to use consistent design pattern?

I'm developing an app for Android and was wondering on a basic design decision. I have three screens. Two of these use the sliding layer design pattern: However, the main menu screen uses a ...
2
votes
1answer
68 views

Other options than multiple choice and free text to solve a quiz

I currently have to develop a little online quiz: users have to guess the motif of an image which is initially hidden and revealed step by step. It's pretty simple except the way how users should ...
1
vote
1answer
113 views

Issue with having the same color for active and hover states in a menu?

Im styling a flyout menu. Im going to style the active link and the hover state, and im wondering if it could be confusing to have them styled in the same way?
2
votes
3answers
163 views

Styling links in a web app

I am building a web app that will have a large number of clickable elements. The problem is if I style this with web best practice i.e. different colour/underlined etc the app looks a mess due to the ...

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