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1answer
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Representing a plugboard in a web interface

I'm currently making an enigma machine in JavaScript (early working prototype here). I've now just reached the stage where I need to implement the plugboard. Now the plugboard is a set of 26 ...
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6answers
712 views

Could user-tests with impaired / drugged / tired people lead to better interfaces for everyone?

I wonder if GUIs that work better for drugged people could work better for sober people as well? I wrote drugged people, but I actually meant other limitations as well, like being very tired or ill. ...
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639 views

How the user should be informed that the file she submitted is not an image?

In a given web application, the user can upload images. Currently, when the user uploads something which is not an image, the JavaScript alert box with the message "Please Select only Image Files!!" ...
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253 views

What is the best way to let users read an “important note” before submitting a form?

We have a website where users can book a room and our payment gateway is Paypal. On the payment page, we have a form requiring customer information and at the bottom, we have a button called "Make ...
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380 views

Forgotten passwords - should the temporary password expire?

Just designing the forgotten password form for a retailer. When researching other retailers, I've have noticed the temporary password link that gets sent to inbox's expire after a few hours. What is ...
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1answer
87 views

Purchasing eye tracking hardware? [closed]

We have plans to set up an eye tracking station within our test environment. What should I pay attention to when buying an eye tracker? Which characteristics are particularly important for ...
2
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5answers
308 views

Font size too big

I have a fluid site design that enlarges text font-size to keep the line length within acceptable parameters (70-80 chars). It seems fine to me but for many people they complain that the font size is ...
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2answers
132 views

On a Wizard, what's a good way to present a dozen different paths in a user-friendly manner?

I'm creating a wizard for importing files as part of my desktop application. This isn't the main focus of the application, but it is an important feature. When a file gets imported, depending on the ...
0
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6answers
854 views

How to present multiple options

I have a very simple application. It has three different options to explore some data, then it displays those data on a different view, which is a level deeper in navigation. It has some breadcrumb ...
2
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1answer
125 views

Structuring an e-commerce site for external sellers

My questions require a fair bit of background information, so please bare with me. We have an e-commerce app that lets users sell their records. To simplify the selling process we populated our ...
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3answers
62 views

How do you show feedback if a user's action effects something in a different space?

If user's action effects something in a different space, what are some intuitive ways to illustrate this to the user without taking them out of their workflow? Right now when a user acts on the item, ...
0
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2answers
81 views

Selected or deselected items by default (events site)

I'm just curious how to go about this issue. I'm looking at an events site, where you can list the interest that you have in the initial sign up area. There are specific 'select all' and 'deselect ...
0
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1answer
90 views

There is an appropriate time standard for the display of a splash screen for mobile apps or not? [duplicate]

Or it's depends on each case? I tested here with 2 second and found it very long. But a coworker told me that 2 second is the default. Is it true?
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4answers
293 views

When registering should the passwords match/don't match still be shown if the initial password isn't strong enough

In a registration page the user is asked to enter a password. There are some (simple) rules for the password, so if the user enters "123" the text "password is too simple" will appear beside the input ...
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6answers
184 views

Advice on collaboration with creatives and developers?

Our current workflow has creatives receiving wireframes from a rather green UX designer. Our creatives then design too constrained to said wireframes. When I receive the design I find many UX flaws ...
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3answers
146 views

Should you create tiers of Acceptable User Experience?

In creating responsive rich internet applications we've begun to run into a lot of little UI issues during our testing phases and we're looking to develop a strategy to navigate this period quicker. ...
0
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3answers
199 views

Custom Styling radio-buttons and check-boxes [duplicate]

I am trying to customize my checkbox and radio buttons.This is what I have come up so far: I want to know if this is clickable enough? Is there any rulebook to consider while designing user ...
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1answer
161 views

What should be the MANTRA for styling radio-buttons and checkboxes? [closed]

I am trying to style all the HTML elements by making a custom style sheet. Till now, i have succeeded in making only the radio-buttons and check-boxes. here is the link for the demo. I wanted to know ...
2
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0answers
132 views

What's a good book to read on designing back-office/admin/CMS interfaces? [closed]

One of my projects involves designing new features and bits of of interfaces to a back-office system my company uses. Unfortunately, I mainly bring to the table experience and familiarity with ...
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2answers
129 views

Is 'single click to select' list item wrong if its only used to show position?

For a PC messenger like application, in the 'Inbox' view, messages are arranged in a list. I have a mouse hover state and a selected state. the selected state is invoked by clicking once on the item, ...
5
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2answers
207 views

Does a country specific top level domain (TLD) affect perception of a (non-US) community site?

Note: This is similar, but unrelated, to this question, which asks about using a non-US TLD for a US site. Do country specific TLDs influence users' perception of the relevance of content on a site? ...
3
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1answer
318 views

As a UX Designer, how can I contribute as to the development process on GitHub? [duplicate]

Does anyone know how can I contribute (as User Experience Designer) to the development process on GitHub? I want to know how someone could include UX Research, Usability Testing, Contextual Inquiries ...
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1answer
143 views

Is there a tool to automatically create a user flow from an existing site? [closed]

Does anyone know of a tool that allows you to put in a URL that will then create a basic flow chart of said website? I don't care if it is the best, worst, ect. I simply want to know if they exist. If ...
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3answers
192 views

How does game interface design differ from web design? [closed]

I recently saw a similar question on Quora, and was curious about how design focuses in both fields differed? Bonus points if you can summarize it in a catchy little sentence or something.
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3answers
1k views

Is it acceptable practice to use checkboxes as radio buttons?

Can someone point me in the direction to articles regarding checkboxes and radio buttons? I'm in a discussion with an Art Director and he is convinced it makes more sense to use checkboxes because ...
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1answer
201 views

Best approach for maintaining/persisting search criteria/filters when user returns to a search page?

Say I have a basic "search" page on my site that allows user to enter filters and keywords. Then a list of results appears, and the user can click on a result to go to a "details" page about that one ...
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11answers
1k views

How to design a great unboxing experience?

I'm looking for examples or case studies for designing a manual for a physical as well as a digital product. We have an app which needs to be controlled by a physical checklist. Now I'm starting to ...
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2answers
433 views

How to convince clients to use a one-page layout?

I've designed and developed a beta site with a one-page layout, which is having difficulty getting its final approval from the client's president and vice president. They are not technical people and ...
3
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2answers
294 views

Contextual error message

I am designing a new feature for a CMS my company uses. A few things you should know: We have content editors working mainly on adding pages to the system. We have thousands of pages, and no one ...
5
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1answer
157 views

Source for: “Users get a sense of accomplishment discovering features on their own”

Users get a sense of accomplishment discovering features on their own I have a vague memory of reading something very similar in a bullet point in an article from one of the public eye usability ...
2
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2answers
316 views

How to simplify six cascading dropdowns

Please suggest me how I would able to simplify selection of vehicle by six parameters: Manufacturer, Year, Model, Transmission, Engine, Drive. Currently we are using six cascading dropdowns aligned ...
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6answers
462 views

Best way to show two different kind of login forms

I have a website where there are two different kinds of accounts: Student: a student, once logged in, can do math quizzes Educator: an educator, once logged in, can view various details about the ...
0
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2answers
114 views

Best way to design save action redirection in an admin system

In a content management system users are entering different types of content such as products, pages, events etc. with each individual item having a form for creating and editing said content. In the ...
6
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3answers
721 views

Why is the caps lock key often so big on a keyboard?

It seems that the caps lock key is not a frequently used key on a computer keyboard yet on all the keyboards I have used, it is afforded a significant amount of interface real estate, often as much as ...
3
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2answers
151 views

Why do almost all public Wi-Fi's force you to press a button on a website before you can use it?

Almost all public Wi-Fi's I have encountered require you to press a button on a webpage (or even make an account), before you can use it. But one time it was just "To use our Wi-Fi, just press the ...
2
votes
3answers
141 views

How to enhnance thumbnails resizing?

We have a standard thumbnail browser interface in a desktop application which (for our discussion) resembles much to Windows Explorer. Something like this: download bmml source – ...
0
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1answer
150 views

Multiple documents on mobile screen that are long

So assuming one has an application where they can read multiple documents that are of sort of group, and they are multiple pages whats the the pros and cons of different way to navigate? Rather than ...
2
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2answers
1k views

Android - ExpandableListView and Context Actions

Context: My app has a list of entries. It uses an ExpandableListView to display the entry date and type as a group, and when you short-press it, it expands to show detailed data on that entry. It also ...
6
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3answers
237 views

Is a “View” button necessary?

We have a table and on each of the rows, there's a set of actions possible. For example: Name | Date | Actions Mike 1-Jul-13 View Add Detail Delete Do we still need to put ...
1
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4answers
187 views

Best practice for site navigation targeting two audiences

I'm developing a website for a company website that targets two audiences: consumers and wholesalers. The menu items and content available for each group is completely different. Does it make sense ...
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5answers
222 views

Where to place the close button in circular modal form?

Where should the close [x] button in circular modal form be placed?
1
vote
1answer
239 views

Universal auto-generated avatars

I'd like to find a way to create recognizable avatars automatically. We are working on a cloud application and for one segment of our target audience it's very likely that people will upload ...
2
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4answers
103 views

Is it beneficial to launch a complete app or gradually update the app over time?

I have an application with a very limited range of functions. This means that once I have implemented all the features there will be almost no updates in the features. Users are aware of the range of ...
1
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4answers
152 views

Web Map: two events on one marker

I have a map with a store and it's clients: I want to give the user the possibility to remove/add the clients (it can be messy with many stores/clients). So i chose to add/remove on click. ...
0
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2answers
115 views

Should a new feature pop-up load after page finished?

When trying to expose a new feature to a site I'm using a pop-up that explains the change. Similar to what Google is doing across their products. An example: My question is if it is important to ...
6
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4answers
139 views

Should human beings be referred to as people in design and development?

My question arises after been struck by a poster on the wall of Facebook's offices which stated 'People, not users'. User to me is not particularly good word for a human user, it is better as a ...
8
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6answers
343 views

Guidelines for designing usability for Japanese elderly

I'm currently working on a Japanese website (all in Japanese) aimed towards Japanese users age ranging from 50+. It's not a traffic heavy website and it's just mostly text and information with a ...
0
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1answer
114 views

Lists or Table for Itemized Quote Page

I am developing a web application for a client who operates a business that makes custom granite countertops. A quote comprises of several items. Each item has a number of sub-items. My problem is ...
2
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2answers
138 views

number justification in HTML table cells where some cells are editable and some are not?

A convention in financial software is to right-justify numeric and currency values when they are displayed in a table. This allows easy top-to-bottom scanning and summing of numbers. The same ...
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9answers
3k views

How to stop car lights being left on

The lights in cars can be a very frustrating experience for users. Most of us who drive have left our lights on and quite a few of us will have come to our cars to find them completely unusable for ...

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