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Do the Apple Human Interface guidelines allow to use bevel buttons like this?

I am working on a GUI application. I'm doing the Mac OS X interface right now and I'm trying to make it adhere to Apple's interface guidelines. I currently have this: Relevent Mac interface ...
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As a highschool graduate what essential skills do I need before I even think about getting into UX/UI? [closed]

What are important software I should master before breaking into UI/UX? -Thanks
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297 views

Signal Strength or Connection Speed icon [closed]

We have a stand alone application on our site that uses realtime video/audio. We are in the process of adding a connection speed icon but it seems we have some disagreements on the icon that should be ...
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3answers
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Should a login page have links that send you away from the form?

I'm designing a login form and wondering if the header and footer on the page get in the way of logging in. Maybe I'm being too fussy, but wondering if removing the primary navigation links from the ...
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2answers
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How to manage rolling out of a feature activated by options

I have an internal search in my web app for text with filtering by some type of order and/or by multiple topics (like tags). If the tags are not present in the system there is no sense in filtering by ...
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3answers
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Long Form, What to Place First: Required or Optional Fields?

We have a very long form, 40 fields. Q1: Where we should place the required fields, at the top or at the bottom? Q2: Based on the first question, where we should place the submit button? Top, bottom ...
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Single Page or Modal signup form

We have a sign up form where we are trying to get those who sign up to our newsletter and hopefully continue to creating an account. One of the requirements if for the users to add in their ...
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1answer
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Design of location & tag based filtering

I'm no UI expert, but I'm working on a experimental pet project that consists of an interface to search "items" (could be events, real state, etc. doesn't really matter) by location and tags. I ...
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How would you describe the way visual design contributes to the user experience?

When a website or product looks good, users enjoy using it more (assumption). They may even have more patience with the interface, regardless if there are usability issues, etc. How would you, ...
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446 views

How do you arrive at a information architecture from a mental model?

We have created a mental model for a large website redesign project. We are in the process of mapping content and functionality to task towers. While I understand how it gives an indication of what ...
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2answers
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What's an ideal method for sorting search facets?

(I'll be the first to slap myself for asking for an "ideal" method -- I'm really looking for thoughts on how to think about this to make sure I'm considering the options for my specific scenario.) ...
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2answers
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Presenting a user-selected list of items, from a bigger list

This is for a mobile design. I have a list of activities (running, swimming, hiking etc.) and the user will select which of these activities they would like to do. For example, a user might just pick ...
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How to make font that clearly distinct “b” and “d” without sacrificing legibility

In x86 assembly language there are two registers named BX and DX. In the 32bit architecture, their names are EBX, EDX and in 64bit RBX and RDX. The lower byte is respectively BL, DL and the higher ...
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Designing a country/government [closed]

Is anybody knows any examples of using UCD methods to design better country/government? Is this even possbile to designing things like departments activity to be more citizen-friendly? I'm just ...
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6answers
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If a user does not want my application to use his title, should I give him a checkbox for this setting?

I am creating a software which will be used by scientists. There are two places where names will be used: first, in personal greetings ("You are logged in as Rosalind Frnklin"), and second, in ...
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7answers
532 views

On a news website, should search results be ordered by relevancy or date by default?

I'm currently working on a news website and have a question regarding the search interface: should search results be ordered by relevancy or date by default? I've checked out a couple of websites ...
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2answers
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Should I replace radio buttons with buttons on a responsive form?

I'm designing a responsive form and wondering about the use of radio buttons. It would make a lot more sense for me to use buttons on mobile forms e.g. are you married? [YES] [NO] ...instead of making ...
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2answers
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Selectable items change size as they are loaded

How do you make a usable selection list when each item in the list varies wildly in size and takes a long time to load? We have a list where the user can select a piece of code to display on a web ...
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510 views

What are best practices for blocking UI when application is busy

I'm writing a web app using Twitter Bootstrap with PHP on server side. My app makes regular ajax requests via jQuery and i want to disable certain parts of the UI until the server completes processing ...
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Grouping Likert Scale responses to positive (agree) and negative (disagree)

We have conducted a survey using Likert Scales with the following options: Strongly Agree Moderately Agree Slightly Agree Slightly Disagree Moderately Disagree Strongly Disagree For ...
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4answers
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Segmented/Split “Save | As” Button?

Background: I have an application that has several "Save As" options in addition to "Save". This is a web application without a menu bar (just a button area at the top of the interface). The ask: ...
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What are the implications of different button sizes?

What are the implications of different button sizes in terms of what the designer is trying to convey to the user and what the user is implying as to the function of the button? For example, does a ...
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2answers
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Design approach of ios status bar when implementing a side menu

I am first and foremost a programmer and struggle to make good designs, but with changes coming to ios I am at somewhat of a crossroads when it comes to how I might handle the status bar when ...
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1answer
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Differentiating between 'register your business' and 'register yourself as individual' - best practice?

I have searched around here and looked at How should I divide my site between B2B and B2C? which doesn't quite resolve the specific issue we have and am hoping someone may have some ideas around this? ...
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5answers
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Should I display timezone if the user is not in the same location as the event?

In a number of the apps I design, the relative time from now is the preferred time reference. E.g. 'last updated 10 mins ago'. When it comes to events or broadcast from a location this becomes less ...
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Sorting tabular data using a dropdown menu?

I'm working with a table of data and am focusing on the sorting functionality. I'm considering using a dropdown menu as opposed to traditional table header sorting (where you click the heading to sort ...
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2answers
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Hide Controls Until Usable

I have a drop down box where the first item is blank indicating they haven't selected anything yet and then it's filled with other choices. There is also an insert button beside the drop down. The ...
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2answers
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let users know results don't match filters

We have a page where the users can select filters and then click search to see results. In the time between the user changing the filters and clicking search, should I indicate the the result don't ...
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2answers
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Does hiding advanced features by default help users?

I'm working on an enterprise CMS which supports many user roles and generates highly configurable content. A typical content entry form might have 8 text inputs, 6 checkboxes and a textarea. A ...
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7answers
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Good idea to accept only JPEG uploads on a social media site?

Would it be acceptable on a social Website which features photographs of people to accept only JPEG uploads? GIF animations are not allowed anyway since only photos of people are accepted. Also, all ...
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4answers
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Bigger vs Smaller block headings

I've been looking at a few good looking websites and it seems larger headings are becoming more prevalent (why ?) and I'm currently working on redesigning this page: ...
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1answer
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Shall I use the term 'Gallery' or 'Library' for a collection of items?

I have a collection of items that a user can choose from. I need to give this collection a name but I am unsure as to what. I don't want to use the collection name 'Saved Items' as this will confuse ...
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Are there any standards on when to use placeholder text vs. tooltips?

To assist an user entering some data in an <input> field, we're planning to provide tooltips and placeholder. Wanted to understand the guidelines and standards on 'when' to use placeholder vs. ...
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Necessity for presenting user's signed-in state on online service's marketing homepage

Many web sites include a dark bar at the top of the screen that will show the user's signed in state. This is commonly dynamic and will change depending on whether the user is signed in. This is the ...
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Is it okay to use red and green in another way than notification purposes?

Red and green are strongly associated with "error" and "confirmation" so I was wondering wheither it is okay to use those colors for elements which are not neccessarily notification/feedback items, ...
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How can I demonstrate the value of good usability and better user experience in corporate enterprise environment?

Background: Eventually in a hypothetical corporate enterprise environment that I refer to, people who 'pay' for the application never use the applications developed. The main consideration is always ...
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Is a redirect or splash page more user-friendly?

When you have a website and do a merger, or a re-branding to another site, do you find it more user-friendly to have a splash page on the old site saying "we've now moved to X, please visit us by ...
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Introducing menu to select categories in an already cramped mobile UI

The image below is from a language learning app in which users guess which image from a selection of four matches a recorded audio caption. All of the images and captions are crowd sourced. ...
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What would be the best way to format a time range?

I have a chart control and a time bound value. The control displays the value aggregated over equal intervals of time. It is important to display the corresponding time range for each aggregated data ...
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Different UX for multi-edit vs. single record edit

I have a user datagrid with inline editing capability. In some cases there is additional information that appears in a bottom pane (permissions details etc). The user also has the ability to bulk ...
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Tag filters for grid layout?

I have an irregular "metro-style" grid of items of various types: Blog posts, press releases, reports etc. To the left, the user should be able to filter the grid by Topic and Content type. The topic ...
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Display notes section in table of data without making the table huge

Im developing the ui that uses a table based layout for listing items, it needs quite a detailed notes section, the obvious thing would be just to have an input in a similar way to a cell in a ...
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1answer
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Should I close popup when use 'Back' key?

What is the behaviour while using back(windows)/Delete(MAC) key when popup( using DIV) is open case? [a] Go to previous screen and popup CLOSED [b] Go to previous screen and popup is OPEN Please ...
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How can I display multiple forms and lot of important form information on an Android application?

In my app, one of the main feature is to complete 'forms'. One form contains a lot of read-only information, described by the following mockup. On this UI everything is read-only: Titles ...
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Web page automatically opening attachments

have been asked to add a feature to our cms driven sites to automatically open any attachments (Ie pdsf, xls, doc) that may be on the page, personally I don't like this idea as it seems to work ...
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Developing a Design Policy (for font usage, resolution support, and accessibility)

As a product manager, I am trying to help my development team by setting up boundaries and policies: what browsers to support, what resolution images must be hosted, how many fonts can we use, and ...
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1answer
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Speed and accuracy of text entry methods on smart phones?

Are there any comparisons between the different text entry methods within the restricted interface size afforded by a smart phone. Specifically between T9 predictive text, on-screen keyboard with ...
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Do users care about https?

We were discussing the usage of https on our company website, at least in the checkout process. Since we are already using a cloudflare business plan, I suggested running tests and turning on their ...
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Consistency vs Simplicity

I am working on a system for doctors and designing a 'schedule an appointment' page. Our system works on building a health network for doctors. Would it be better for me to have the appointment form ...
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Something similar to endorsements?

I'm looking for suggestions on the endorsements of skills in LinkedIn. It will be used on a corporate platform where profiles have 1 or more skills. Ideas so far are: "+1" or "like" (with a thumb ...

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