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1answer
76 views

Usability + Sense of high dimensional plots

Imagine a point cloud with multiple dimensions. To plot this and provide an interactive way to "play around", there are the following common ways: parallel axis, star axis 2D scatter plot 3D scatter ...
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11answers
622 views

Showing which direction a value should go towards

I have an interesting UI challenge. I have a ratio that I am showing in two ways: one using a percentage surrounded by a circumference pie chart, and the other showing a status bar. In some cases a ...
0
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2answers
113 views

What are the concerns with using an icon twice

We are designing a new website template with a global navigation and a child-site navigation. It looks like we are going to use the hamburger icon as the action button to display the menu. One idea ...
5
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4answers
2k views

Why most software businesses require the users to “request a demo” to see their products?

I have noticed that on the large majority of software businesses, their products will not be shown to you unless you request a demo from their site, usually from a form by providing your personal ...
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26answers
9k views

How to prevent users using your app while driving?

I'm working on an app project for professional drivers. Besides all the features we need to offer them, we need to prevent as much as we can our users to use the app while driving. Can you think of ...
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4answers
161 views

Is copy and paste user-friendly in Mac? [closed]

Whenever I use copy and paste files in Mac, my eyes always search for copy and paste text in Mac context menu when compared with windows context menu. Is copy and paste in Mac context menu ...
5
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1answer
251 views

Display Complex List Details to the User

I am wondering if anyone can help me figure out a way to best display complex levels of details for a Tax Rate setting within our software, which is communicated to a point of sale. All this is being ...
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2answers
143 views

How does one perfect the art of client-facing UX

I am new to UX design, and one of the things I've noticed is that UX designers in agencies wil typically drive and facilitate client-facing interaction. That is, we have to present concepts and act as ...
1
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2answers
219 views

Validating and (auto)saving data records created by user

My application provides a functionality for the user to add, list & handle (remove/edit) data records which represent address data. I just had a dispute with my trainer, who I have asked about ...
66
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10answers
7k views

“New” vs. “Create”

For buttons that initiate some content creation interaction, which label is better: "New X" or "Create X"? Are there specific uses that in which one is better than the other?
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2answers
105 views

What is a commonly used, easily identified icon for 'frequently ordered'

I am currently designing an app for ordering food. The user is being shown suggestions according which include his favourites, frequently ordered, popular nearby etc. while the favourites and popular ...
3
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3answers
570 views

Date and time format placeholders

I'm going to allow user of a website to choose the display format for their dates but not sure of what placeholder/title to display. So for the format "dd/MM/yyyy HH:mm" which placeholder should I ...
4
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4answers
255 views

How do I deal with users that I know are pirating my software? [closed]

I have made a product and did something similar to Game Dev Tycoon recently with my software (although it wasn't a game), where I seeded my own "cracked" (I just removed the licence checker) software, ...
1
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1answer
31 views

Choosing between image or video input

I have to do a back-office for an application where the user can add carousels. In the carousel there are both images and videos (from YouTube or Vimeo) slides. The fields are added dynamically via ...
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4answers
1k views

Credits or Money?

Today we were discussing our "credit system" for our website. At our company, clients can pay us money to get credits. One credit represents one dollar. But what is the best way of represent the ...
31
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12answers
4k views

How to clearly state to the User what characters are valid

I'm trying to determine the best way to inform the User that an input accepts certain special characters. Alphanumerics are simple enough, but I feel like I'm losing clarity when I get to characters ...
2
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1answer
75 views

Is a Loading label / notification on link click / redirect necessary?

Is a Loading label / notification on link click / redirect necessary? Nowadays if I click a link the only sign that something is happening or processing is that the favicon on the tab changes into a ...
1
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0answers
70 views

Well respected gamification book [closed]

I've recently started digging into gamification and would like to dig a bit deeper within the topic. Is there a well respected book on the topic within academia? (Example: The C Programming Language ...
0
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2answers
101 views

Tally sheet for measuring usability?

What do you think about writing a tally sheet for measuring the quantity and system-response-time of specific interactions? My goal is to identify the most frequent interactions and to categorize ...
1
vote
1answer
209 views

Are there any guidelines on modal/wizard approach when making UX for information kiosks?

Is it ok to use modal windows or should use only linear wizards? For example, when I've some kind of wizard process finished by entering payment details or signinig it with digital signature, should ...
1
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3answers
131 views

Icon for Appending a file after existing file

I am designing an editor. On my UI, there is an icon for importing a file. When user opens the editor and clicks on “Import” icon, that file is opened in editor. Now I want that if user clicks ...
3
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1answer
79 views

Naming columns in a table

I suspect that part of my problem is that I am not a native english speaker but here it is. I have a table with column header labels. One of these columns contains the "number of messages received". ...
2
votes
2answers
137 views

Differentiating abbreviations for minutes and months

I want to, instead of showing "X minutes ago", show "Xm". The problem is, how would I differentiate if it were "X months ago"? I can't do "Xm" because that's used for minutes. What should I do if I ...
1
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1answer
113 views

How can these UI layout/style can be labeled and differentiated from a stylistic standpoint?

It is often difficult for a non specialist to label or to describe some UI layouts.. Is there a glossary or a source that can help meeting the right language to talk about an interface general look ? ...
2
votes
2answers
191 views

How should different content types be ordered on a list based page - specifically news and events

I'm currently in the process of redesigning a site, and we're proposing to use a list based page to display various different types of content including latest events and news. When a user first ...
1
vote
1answer
318 views

How do you scope a UI redesign project without missing anything important?

I need to scope a project without making anything inconsistent. Basically, I have a few weeks to make a large system as good as possible, providing UI sketches and a Photoshop styleguide at the end of ...
2
votes
1answer
155 views

What are the alternatives to Apple's spring back scrolling to show end of list?

Across Apple's operating systems, the list ending is shown by a spring like action at the end of the list. If you try to scroll beyond the list, it acts like a spring getting stretched. Apparently, ...
0
votes
2answers
269 views

How should I create menu for an app consisting of horizontally scrolling screens?

I'm working on a simple iOS app, where majority of time user will answer yes or no questions one after other. It will look something like this: But I also want to add the menu with various options, ...
1
vote
1answer
167 views

Visualize one to multiple relationship (Recipes to ingredients)

What do you think is a good way to visualize this in a user-friendly way? Data is based on: 35 recipes (Meal Name, Type, Date) 100 ingredients. (Name, Type, Date) Goal: Users need to see the ...
0
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2answers
184 views

How do I display an 'all' option to users in a multi-select box?

I have a combo box that lets user choose airlines. Below is the (draft) snapshot. I want to keep an icon infront of it (right now I have a tick mark which has to be replaced with an appropriate ...
2
votes
1answer
231 views

Why do websites write “Welcome to website” as their webpage title?

I was on Steam today and noticed this: Why do websites do this? I know that Steam isn't the only one and I can't imagine it helps increase sales or has any effect on the user.
2
votes
1answer
473 views

Master-master / detail approach? (a.k.a, how to approach summarized data)

Great day to everyone. I'm trying to design an application that is basically a to-do list, which of course provides some level of master-detail: a list of tasks and the detail for each task. Now, ...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

Is there an analysis tool for Interaction Design? [closed]

What interaction designers do is to create user interface elements and map UI elements to functionalities under the hood, at the same time paying attention to appropriate metaphor and constraints like ...
0
votes
1answer
187 views

Back vs. Menu Control

We have a lot of elderly users for our app who are always looking for a back button. However, we need to integrate a menu and the right top spot in the nav bar is occupied. What do you think of ...
4
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4answers
187 views

Should password complexity be shown at login page?

I believe most (or at least: many) users have passwords pretty much standard - they tend to use even literally the same password for most of the systems they access. This is insecure, of course, but ...
0
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2answers
103 views

What is the best experience when a 'super admin' type user deletes a user group?

I have a web portal that contains a super admin (who can edit/delete everything in the portal) and user groups who can edit/delete things that belong to their group such as a blog post. If the super ...
0
votes
1answer
10k views

Why does Android not show an icon in the overflow menu?

After Android introduced the action bar after 3.x, I found that its native API hides all icons if the menu item is shown in overflow (three dots (ellipsis) on a MENU-button-lacking device, or after ...
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vote
2answers
130 views

What's the correct strategy to open a popover to engage visitors on an e-commerce website?

I run an e-commerce website. Of course I have a lot of abandoned carts (92%) I want to try to engage visitors more, asking for their email in a popover, offering a discount or a free buying guide to ...
1
vote
1answer
764 views

Conventions for expanding accordions

It seems like there is a lot of variations and confusions about the control element used to expand and collapse panels or sections of a page. I believe some refer to it as a 'twistie' and others call ...
1
vote
1answer
152 views

Validating a Preferences/Configuration “app”

I have a system configuration / preferences "app" I'm designing as part of a larger browser-based application. Our overall application has "apps" (like a development app, a user management app, a ...
13
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17answers
749 views

Making user recognise they are writing a public note / message rather than a private note / message

We're building a custom business application which internal staff have access to and also clients have limited access to. There is an option for the staff to leave a comment / message to each other, ...
0
votes
2answers
184 views

Why is Discard/Save/Cancel prompt on the bottom?

In iOS Mail and Gmail apps, the Discard/Save/Cancel prompt is at the bottom but the button that was clicked (to initiate the prompt) is at the top. Is there a reason this prompt is at the bottom? ...
0
votes
1answer
116 views

Lots of components in a toolbox menu a bad design decision?

I'm developing a website builder application and I have to design the menu with the components. It's essentially the part where the users are selecting and adding the text or image components. I ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Standard headshot and thumbnail dimensions and width/height ratio

Is there a preferred size and ratio for images that represent a headshot/mugshot of a person? I have a project where we're taking photos of people, generate thumbnails, store the thumbnails and print ...
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votes
1answer
60 views

What is the font and/or size of the text in the mentioned webpage? [closed]

Here is the webpage I am referring to: http://yplanapp.com If you see the text behind a green background immediately under the homepage, I was curious about the font and size of the text. The CSS ...
0
votes
1answer
182 views

Opening a modal popup on top of another [duplicate]

I understood that opening a modal popup on top of another is not a good practice and a good ux, but my project has the same requirement. I have a modal popup which contains the list of stores with a ...
0
votes
3answers
75 views

Can the mouse interaction be considered as a touch interaction?

I believe that experience comes after perception. So UX can be defined as the user's learning towards a perception. In the case of a web application, where user experiences mostly through sight, can ...
0
votes
3answers
450 views

Hamburger style navigation for web [duplicate]

I see a few sites use the hamburger menu in a web experience as a constant navigation element. I can understand using it when the browser window is reduced in width/height in a responsive manner but ...
0
votes
2answers
100 views

Alternative icon for email attachments [closed]

The email attachment icon seems to always be the same in every client, a paperclip. There are dozens of examples, and I've included some below: My question: is there a different symbol that could ...
2
votes
3answers
191 views

In a map routing application, what colors should the start and end point have?

We're designing a map applications that allows you to set starting and ending points to plan a route and we're not sure which colors to associate with the two markers. This is what we've got so far, ...

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