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Why disable the minimize button?

Is there any good UX justification for disabling the minimize button, but not the maximize or close buttons? I notice that Eclipse (the IDE) has several dialogs that do this, and there are questions ...
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Does duplicate content/links make content more findable?

We're having a bit of a disagreement of where certain content belongs on our company's website. We have an Events page, where upcoming events are listed. However, this page was traditionally for ...
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Readability of overlaid text on images

Text on images seems to be very popular these days, and it does look nice. However, it can be hard to control the legibility of the text. I have darkened the background, and added text-shadow, and it ...
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Names for models for saving

Are there names for the different models for editing and saving data, specifically on a Web form? What are they? As examples, there's the model where the user has to explicitly save the data by ...
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93 views

Showing a tree with only 2 branches on each node

We have a function in our application that allows us to run a task. Depending on if the task succeeds or fails, it does a different task afterwards. This task chain/tree continues until no more tasks ...
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91 views

Do training groups sit under or parallel to UX groups?

So we all know the goal of UX is to develop simple designs that require little training. However some complex system just require training, no matter how well the UI is designed. My question is should ...
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Would emailing everyone who used our commenting system (over the last year) about a change be intrusive?

My company's news site is relaunching, and as part of this we are replacing our old commenting platform with Disqus. The team came up with the idea to email everyone who used the old platform to give ...
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What is the best way of handling image uploads

I am working on a new project built on Bootstrap 3 and ASP.Net MVC 5. The layout of a project is heavily dependent on image entities (e.g. paintings). Like so: So registered users would create new ...
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542 views

What is the best tablet case for use by patients in a medical environment?

I'm working on a tablet-based app (iPad) used by patients to quickly register upon arrival to a clinic or doctor's office. The tablets will be kept at the front desk, handed out for registration, then ...
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69 views

Position of a delete prompt?

In our software, we have a delete prompt where the user has to confirm a deletion. What is the better approach to show the prompt? Centered in the window: In the near of the pressed button:
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Conversion based on clicks or orders

I'm running A/B split testing using Instapage. My dilemma is whether using clicks or orders versus visitors should be my conversion rate. This is what I had so far A: 556 visitors - 27 conversions (...
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195 views

Vertical position of icons in buttons

Software interface design: What is the correct vertical position of an icon in a button? Either at the bottom line to the text or centered with the text?
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In a modification flow, should I allow user to delete the form while editing?

In my case, normally the flow is to first search and then modify/view/delete from the search result list. 'Modify' and 'View' need to open a new page as there is further information in the details. ...
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301 views

UX/UI design - boot-camp or self teach [duplicate]

How to start UX design? Should I attend a boot-camp or self-teach? If self-teach, what are some good resources out there for me to use?
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Why does everybody use Yes/No/Cancel buttons?

Is there any reason with respect to Interface Design or Usability that someone (I guess Microsoft in the early days of windows?) started using this 3 buttons twenty years ago? Has anybody any sources ...
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74 views

Proper control to select a fixed (text) value or numerical value

I want users to be able to choose to run a simulation that uses either the historical return on a stock or one where they select the numerical average return across the simulations. One way to do this ...
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Adding “submit your story idea” to navigation bar

We have multiple websites that have similar designs, just for different industries. Recently, to all our sites, we added a series of forms where people can submit photos or information to give us ...
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80 views

How to design icons that convey multiple parameters?

I have a game in which I need to display icons on a map denoting the presence of other players. Each player has multiple parameters -- friend/foe; age; team; estimated direction of movement etc. I ...
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202 views

How to use “Like” vs “Dislike” ratings correctly?

So, this is the scenario, you have an article and you can vote 0 - 5 in the "Like" scale and you can also vote 0 - 5 in the "Dislike" scale. How would you resolve this in best and simplest way?
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1answer
159 views

Single Item selection based on multiple filters

Below is a set of filters that effect what Items are displayed in a list. Changes to the filters update the filter the list of items in an ORed fashion. The user may select from the Items displayed in ...
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1answer
264 views

What is an effective method for in-page navigation when none of the other pages have in page navigation?

I'm updating a help page that is sectioned and navigated using a list of links at the top of the page. Since there is so much content in the help page it is easy to get lost, and the only way to ...
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1answer
256 views

Vertical or Horizontal Slider for History version?

I'm working on a History Control Version of a web app. It will be kind of Time Machine style, where you can move a slider to go from past to present (or the other way too) and immediately see an image ...
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136 views

How does signing up / logging in with social media accounts alter user behaviour?

Assuming logging in with Facebook/Google etc. gives the social media company access to and ability to record all the interactions of the user on your website, how does this affect the behaviour of the ...
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64 views

Which are better: image sliders or image grids?

I'm desiging a site for a client that wants to implement and image slideshow on interior detail pages. I'm curious if people still use sliders or if an image grid would be best for UX. Thoughts?
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292 views

Complex Data Input form with random amount of fields - how to lay out

I have a need to design complex research data web input form. The specification is such, that I have about 7-10 obligatory fields (inputs, dropdowns, etc), and unspecified optional fields. Let's say ...
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2answers
198 views

Long Article - How to improve UX & Readability

We are creating a few very, very long articles (4000 - 6000 words) for our website and I am wondering what I can do to make it easier for readers to navigate it and decide what to read and what to ...
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632 views

How can I improve this Add to Cart experience?

We have a simple platform where readers can buy ebooks. Previously, readers could only buy one ebook at a time and we have finally added a cart feature but I think we are ruining our previously simply ...
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1answer
294 views

Pop ups VS Collapse blocks for adding new info

when i want to add a new field for an existing entity, to add a new field it is required to submit a 3 fields form. is it better to open the form in a pop up and disable the background or is it also ...
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91 views

Deleting a group of users with the option to reassign one or more users to different groups without using a popup?

We are developing a system where users have to be assigned to a group of permissions. Currently, the problem lies in deletion. The desired functionality is when an admin user deletes one group that ...
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Different ways of entry points in a form or one way?

So I am trying to digitalise a business from for my client. I will quickly explain the work flow: User fills a form which has: shipping address payer address billing address. 2.They create new ...
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Do colour differences which also carry major brightness differences fail WCAG 2.0 SC 1.4.1: Use of Color?

I've run into a conundrum with WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria 1.4.1: Use of Color whilst assessing an internal project for WCAG Level AA compliance. Among my assessment, I'm assessing controls that ...
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Difference between 'storyboard' and 'moodboard'

I was wondering what is the difference between a storyboard and moodboard? I thought storyboads were only for movies and animation but apparently they use them in the ux field. Or do people just call ...
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Best way to inform users about file updates for items that are updated weekly?

We have a central repository (static website) that catalogs various icons and graphic templates our customers need to create their products. The user can go to the site and pick and download what they ...
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Multi-selection dropdown list implementation best practice

Many any websites do not use multi-selection dropdown lists anymore, and the reason often cited by UX practitioners is that this UI element does not 'test well' with users. An example of what I am ...
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2answers
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Can a Floating Action Button morph be reverted?

There are two specific examples in the Android Floating Action Button guidelines that explain how the button can morph into either new buttons, or a toolbar. If the hallmark of the app is adding ...
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1answer
577 views

What is the purpose of jackets having small zipperless back pockets just below the neck?

I was a little bit surprised to find that my Bench-branded 100% polyester jacket had a little zipperless back pocket just below the neck, especially since placing something like keys there would make ...
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2answers
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Post Action Confirmation / Next Steps Page

In the application I am working on, a user would create a new entity (e.g. a topic) which will remain hidden until it is checked by a moderator. once approved, child entities can then be added to that ...
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What are the recommended approaches to internationalization fallbacks?

I'm currently laying the groundwork for internationalizing a web application. I'm torn between falling back to using asterisks or just the default English text for missing translations. Using ...
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271 views

What are the possible/best ways to allow a production mobile app to switch API endpoint to a development server?

Suppose I have a mobile app that uses an API at api.myapp.com. I want to be able to test the app on my personal dev machine mymac.local and also on a production-standard test server test.myapp.com. ...
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Should “Deletion successful” confirmation be red, or green?

What color should a deletion confirmation message be? This is related to the question Should 'yes, delete it' be red, or green?, but different because this question asks about a passive confirmation ...
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1answer
134 views

What's the better design approach? Displaying existing data along with the simple search OR just a simple search for choosing the existing data

Scenario: User selecting the existing data to create new subset User Profile: Advanced User, user knows very well what to choose Which approach is better and why? Displaying existing data along ...
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1answer
104 views

Growing Ui controls when put in to a bigger screen

I am working on an desktop application where i have some limited no of controls.I have a doubt that whether when I run my application in bigger screen shall i grow the controls or centered all the ...
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1answer
44 views

Process layouts and userflows

I was wondering if there is a difference between process layouts and userflows when it comes to ux? Or are they the same but can be mentioned in either name?
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460 views

What is a good user interface to allow people to enter in column headings?

I have a website where you can enter in some inputs and a report comes out. You can then save any report and load it up in the future with all your settings. I have one example where you can create ...
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1answer
80 views

User Research to validate App Concepts

I've been working with clients who want to create new native apps. They already have apps for their business and want to create apps to reach a broader audience. So, my company (and me, by default) is ...
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1answer
74 views

Introducing a new pattern vs learned pattern

Assume that I have a heat map UI showing company stocks. The current pattern that users have been exposed to for the past 2 years is dark green being low value and light green being high value. To me, ...
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2answers
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Will users open an .ICS attachment?

When sending a bill to customers, we're considering including an ICS file that will allow them to add a calendar item for their bill due date, with a reminder. will users understand what this does ...
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2answers
47 views

Always visible list for quick textual insertion

I have a page with multiple groups of text fields in various (in-page) tabs which the user has to fill out. One of those groups is a list of chemical reactions. The species inside those reactions need ...
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1answer
73 views

What is the best way to design a weather forecast (hourly/daily) [closed]

I've been experimenting with some different formats. This is for a web interface. Give the following data points to show: Hourly: Forecast Icon Forecast Text Temp Precip Daily: Same data but ...
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2answers
372 views

How to display long lists of nested filters?

On the web interface I'm working on, the user has to pick an item from a long list. They may or may not know what they are looking for. In the database, this list is organise in a hierachical way, ...

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