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3answers
2k views

Most intuitive multi-select component for the web

My target audience are users that are not familiar so much with computers so i try to simplify the UI elements in use as much as possible. For instance I try to avoid drop down menus and use big ...
6
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2answers
128 views

Would it be good to only show invalid fields when showing input errors?

It occurred to me that it might be a clever idea to only show the fields with problems when a user makes a mistake on a form. This would be server-side validation, with the assumption that there is ...
4
votes
3answers
248 views

Emerging Patterns in Search and Search Results

I've noticed a few sites utilizing a full viewport search overlay in which when a search function is called, via a magnifying glass or link, the previous view is overlaid with a semi-transparent ...
6
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3answers
432 views

What to display in mobile app web view when the URL won't load

I'm creating an app whose UI is simply a web browser that loads a URL. Let's not argue about why I'm implementing it this way (I already tried that with the higher-ups). It can still do the background ...
8
votes
1answer
164 views

Modular approach taken to designing, how do you decide what needs to be wireframed?

Doing a corporate website redesign. Usually unique templates would be identified and those are the pages that would be wireframed instead of having to do every single page. What happens if the website ...
6
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2answers
191 views

Is it OK that url is changed after invalid submit of form?

Let's say I am at Create new user page and current url is /users/new. When I submit this form with invalid data (e.g. mismatched passwords), user is redirected to /users. Is it OK that user will see ...
14
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7answers
3k views

Do touch screens have a harmful psychological effect on people? [closed]

The touch screen is a radical change in the control of machines. For centuries, machines were operated by physical buttons. Perhaps the most important aspect of user experience for a physical device ...
24
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2answers
919 views

Should I follow the Android guideline or keep my app's own style when porting it from iOS?

My new project is to port an iOS app to Android platform. Before get started, I'm quite confused on whether I should follow google's guideline since some big titles on Android platform still keep the ...
6
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4answers
205 views

What is the best way to handle multiple To and From ranges?

Our users need to specify multiple ranges of quantities and specify a price for each range. I can't post an image or I would show this concept mocked-up. My question is: Imagine the user is able ...
3
votes
5answers
197 views

Is Chrome's ToS usage statistics opt-in a dark pattern?

I've just published a blog article on Google's deceivingly clever trick to increase the opt-in rate for its Chrome usage statistics collection program. Take a look at the Chrome ToS screen, especially ...
13
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6answers
684 views

What is the best way to request individual characters from a password?

Frequently, sites that should really value security (especially banks) ask for several individual characters from a password. Typically I've seen them do it like this: download bmml source ...
5
votes
2answers
205 views

Group of controls depending on value of combo box

In a UI, I get the user to make a selection from a combo box. This selection influences what other controls will need to be shown. There are also other controls that need to be shown, independently of ...
6
votes
4answers
359 views

Social network login or not?

I am developing a niche social networking iPhone app of my own. I was wondering if it would be best to allow the user to connect to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to login to my app ...
9
votes
4answers
916 views

Is it bad UX to omit a progress indicator?

Background: Stack Exchange now lets you paste images from the clipboard into the image upload dialog. Unfortunately, there is no indication that an upload is going on. I am wondering if this is ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

Best iPhone app design process

What is the best way to design an iPhone app? What do I do first. Is it best to do the following?... Do a paper wireframe? Do a digital wireframe (Adobe Illustrator)? Design the real thing (Adobe ...
10
votes
3answers
344 views

How to go about presenting a large family tree?

I'm currently developing a game, and one of the features involves breeding the creatures you collect. Since it's a game, a large amount of promiscuity is to be expected, and individuals could ...
2
votes
4answers
305 views

How can I improve this wizard interface? [closed]

I am working to improve a wizard like interface available to our users. I have attached mockups of the first two screens in the series. I would like to get advice on the design. Currently these ...
4
votes
2answers
178 views

Slider control: marker restrictions?

In slider controls, is there any restrictions about slider's marker? Is it context-dependent? For instance, do you feel like this slider (taken from a desktop application built with Flex) could be a ...
-2
votes
1answer
172 views

Choosing a Tagline [closed]

Choosing a tag line is a crazy for a developer. We just dont understand the language enough to choose a good tagline. We are about to release a website and a mobile app that books taxi's online. On ...
0
votes
1answer
108 views

Similar Template Design Causes “Imitation” Concerns

I'm new to the web design and web comic fields. A little while back I posted this article on how to change my site design because it looked like it was from the 90s... How to not make my website ...
3
votes
1answer
265 views

Legacy Text Interface (e.g. Telnet) to GUI [closed]

I work in a very large, established company with a consistent philosophy of, "If it's not broken, don't fix it." The (large) division of the company that is responsible for maintaining customer ...
3
votes
4answers
305 views

iPad full screen in landscape mode - which side to put on my controls panel?

I have an app which helps the user to design a full screen sized postcard. The result is exactly what the user sees on the screen. Because a lot of users scan things in an F pattern, I assume that ...
5
votes
4answers
3k views

How to communicate web design mockup specifications to front-end developers?

Looking for best practices for communicating website design specifications to front-end developers for slicing. Knowing that the developers will need more information than a visual representation of ...
4
votes
2answers
282 views

What to do if a user attempts to login via facebook when they've never registered?

We have an app that that allows you to register via email, facebook, or Google account. If a user attempts to sign in to our app via Facebook or Google when they have never registered with their ...
2
votes
3answers
793 views

How to design a futuristic-looking application

I was hoping to get some advice from some more experienced UX developers. I have been presented with a unique challenge by my customer, and I feel like I am failing. Specifically, they want a UI that ...
-1
votes
3answers
220 views

When to use desktop class application on web [closed]

We are developing a third version of Digital Asset Management Software. We are now have problems about selecting platform for next version. We have to select between Desktop Application: Develop by ...
4
votes
2answers
416 views

Designing the sign-up process?

I am starting a website consisting of info on local shops, product catalogs, and coupons. now I am in a dilemma over the vendor sign-up process. I want to know which of the following ways should I do ...
3
votes
1answer
94 views

Displaying information in one dimension vs two dimensions (list vs graph)

A lot of work has been done in visual working memory and spatial memory but I am looking for resources that show displaying information in the form of a list is better than a graph. Shneiderman has ...
2
votes
3answers
178 views

Pagination design, reload entire page or reload just the section with data

I am building a search website, which will have results displayed using pagination. I am trying to figure out the best way to implement pagination of these results. User searches for abcd in my ...
-2
votes
1answer
225 views

Multiple level alphabetical pagination [closed]

I want to paginate a long list of words by alphabet in multiple levels (by first letter, then by second letter, and so on). What are possible ways to do this?
21
votes
2answers
588 views

What's better for invitation emails: a temporary password or a one-time login url?

Our web app allows our customers to invite their collaborators into their account. They can submit the new user's email address, and our app sends the new user an email inviting them to login. Once ...
2
votes
5answers
257 views

What is a sheet of UX elements called?

The Microsoft Ribbon is a like a tabbed "sheet" of UX icons. It's basically an iconified, horizontal version of an always-open menu. Is there a general name for a group of UX buttons or icons, that ...
-2
votes
1answer
172 views

Appropriate Icon for a Subscribe or Subscription [closed]

What would be an appropriate Icon that could be used for Subscribe or Subscription. A subscription meaning; where a customer must pay a subscription price to have access to the product/service.
4
votes
1answer
86 views

Should link to restore user account lead him to login page?

Pinterest has a deactivate my account function. After user deactivates his account, he gets an email with Reactivate account link: Here Reactivate button links to login form with username and ...
9
votes
3answers
251 views

Why do menu labels behave differently in desktop applications and websites?

In a desktop application when you click a menu, you see all the options which reside within it, in a drop-down/pop-up list. In many websites with a navigation menu which has sub-categories, I have ...
3
votes
4answers
694 views

When designing a responsive layout is it right to assume the iPad layout will be the same as the desktop?

When designing responsive layouts I tend to do 2 sets of wireframes. I design for both mobile and desktop and assume that the iPad will adopt the same layout as the desktop due to size. ( this is if ...
37
votes
3answers
2k views

Humor on the deathbed

Here is a rather accurate description of an extremely rare situation, displayed by a program right before seppuku: cannot handle the fatal error due to a fatal error in the fatal error handler! ...
7
votes
1answer
137 views

Where should I locate logon steps for a private shopping site?

I'm developing a private shopping site workflow (like gilt.com and markavip.com) but I'm unable to decide which page to put login/register on. I'm considering these locations: Product list page ...
8
votes
2answers
110 views

Handling hashtags in an click-to-edit-record row

Say we have a list of records displayed like this: Date Description Payer Amount --------------------------------------- 01/01 Rent Maxi $1000 12/01 Lunch with clients Bob ...
5
votes
2answers
267 views

How do I design this form to work most of the time, but allow the user to access additional functionality when needed?

This is a rough draft of a Microsoft Access form contained in an irrigation materials rental system. The business owner rents irrigation pipes to local farms. (I hid the company name from the ...
5
votes
2answers
274 views

Is it necessary to use titles on the navigation bar of an iOS app, or could I get away with displaying the logo all the time?

Within my app there are several views accessible from a side navigation pull-out panel. Is it necessary to put the title in the navigation bar all the time?
-3
votes
1answer
101 views

Why users should solve the problem of spam by solving capchas? [closed]

Why the problem of spam should be solved by users? Why user should prove that he is not spammer? Maybe it would be better for spammers to prove that he is real user? Having javascript on the client ...
3
votes
2answers
355 views

How to handle language detection and suggestion?

In a website that offers translated versions of the website in various languages (6), how should we handle language detection and suggestion? My theory is that: Users hate splash screens in which ...
3
votes
2answers
142 views

What's it called when a post 'brings' in multimedia content from another site, like YouTube or Flickr?

I was just curious if there was a term? Is this a onebox? It seems like we have to explain it when there should be a term. Like this:
2
votes
2answers
447 views

Experience with effective subject and body for “credit card expiring soon” emails

I have a subscription service that has a few dozen subscribers drop off every month because of expired credit cards. I was hoping to gain a little insight into some best practices for an email to prod ...
14
votes
2answers
288 views

Does an “Other” category on a Help page have any value?

When designing a Help page or FAQ that is broken down into categories, is a category titled "Other" useful, or does it indicate a poor information architecture? Sometimes there are truly items that ...
5
votes
3answers
743 views

How fast does autocomplete need to be for a good user experience? [duplicate]

Has there been any study into how quickly autocomplete suggestions need to show up for a good user experience?
4
votes
6answers
903 views

Is a captcha necessary when email validation is being utilised?

During registration for my new website, I'm going to require that a link is clicked in a confirmation email before a new user has full privileges. Is this a good way to remove spammers/bots, or do you ...
4
votes
1answer
345 views

How to search/filter long lists that incl. tree structure and flat structure?

I am currently working on a piece of software in which a user needs to select a group in order to display a information about that group. Details as follows: The user must select only 1 group at a ...
6
votes
3answers
325 views

Back button logic

The app works with some abstract items. Those can be shown in list or on map Bordered button in list leads to map view and vice versa, bordered button on map leads to list view. Everything ...

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