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I have a complicated system resulting in three tasks with a high degree of interoperability. How can I design an interface for this?

Okay, I am not going to go into too much detail about what the system is actually for as I don't think this is entirely relevant. Basically this is a product database with entities called 'groups' ...
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Is asking the user to “Activate Now” to activate an offer a good user experience?

I've noticed this recently with the email offers I receive from a certain brand that I frequent. They'd send a email with an offer - the dates when the offer is valid for - and CTA with "Activate ...
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435 views

Dilemma: How to determine the color for active / unvisited links?

How should you determine the difference between colors of visited vs unvisited links? As an example: I'm working on a theme where link color is purple. I need some suggestion on visited link color ...
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Flipping cards, good or bad idea?

I want to implement flipping cards on my website because they look awesome and they allow the user to see more information on hover. However I started to think it was a bad idea because instead of ...
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1answer
550 views

For non-special-character textbox, should I use inline validating message or block users from inputing invalid characters?

I have one textbox that means to allow no special characters. Now, I have to choose below approaches: Display inline validating message say something like "char * is not allowed" (A) or "Your input ...
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127 views

How to create a fun breakpoints while reading long texts in mobile

I'm doing a mobile app, where the user may be facing 10 pages of only text (no visuals at all). The user doesn't have to read all the pages for using the App but we want to encourage it. I want to ...
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Which is more usable FAQ or Help documentation?

Which is more usable FAQ or Help documentation for web services? I need to provide contextual help content for each page within the service. Also same content will be re-used in websites. In my ...
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What is the preferred way of creating a help section for applications?

I'm wondering if there is a modern and preferred approach of the manual format from the standpoint of users. I thought about making a CHM file but my manager told me that feels very "Windows 98ish" ...
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Faster Image loading like facebook? [closed]

I noticed that, images on facebook loads probably in a little different way(besides resizing/cdn), like load part by part of the images and aggregate them into final image. Is my assumption correct? ...
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Submit button on the inside of the field - Good or Bad?

I was Browsing GoDaddy's website and saw they use their buttons inside their input fields, see for yourself: "Go" buttons, inside of input's frame Live example: http://www.godaddy.com/ Is ...
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Expand search bar on click - Good or Bad?

When space on header for the search box is a problem, what is the best way to bypass it? Magnifying glass icon that shows search bar when clicked Small search box that expands when clicked Also, ...
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Menu fixed on top after scrolling - Good or Bad? [duplicate]

I was wondering if it is a good thing to have a fixed menu on top of the screen after the user scrolls, this seems to be a growing tendency and I'm not sure what to think about it. Example: ...
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Upgrade experience for PaaS/ SaaS offers: should I care about seamless upgrades? [closed]

In traditional software development, if you were programming in a framework such as .NET 2.0 and a new framework was released, such as .NET 3.5, you'd go through a painful upgrade, where you'd have to ...
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78 views

Why does iTunes Smart Playlist dialog start with a checkbox?

Unchecking the checkbox disables the logic argument builder and the OK button. I have a similar component I'm working on, and I for the life of me cannot suss out why Apple made "Match the following ...
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Codependent (Filterable) Categories - Beyond the Dropdown

This is my first question here, I hope this makes sense. On a website, I am trying to represent Businesses and allow them to be filtered (AJAX) by 2 or more Taxonomies: Activity Type, and Community. ...
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What is the best way to deal with very complex forms?

I'm trying to give the best experience to users of a very huge system (like a CRM). It has a lot of forms and much of these have a lot of fields. My doubt is about if I should use a single column form ...
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Sharing mockups with annotations

I'm working with our UX team to try and figure out a better way to communicate design ideas and interactions, to development, in our mockups. Currently, we're essentially uploading two versions of ...
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122 views

How shall I present high volume(messages/hour) messages?

I'm building a dashboard that allows people to view messages they received via SMS and that could easily be thousands of messages per hour for radio stations, for instance. Shall I use pagination( ...
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Professional Slides presentations. Light or dark background?

I must choose my company's default PowerPoint presentation template. Having in mind that this template should be versatile, and that people want to create presentations quickly, should I create a ...
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1answer
101 views

Submenu and action combined in one element

We currently have a quick menu in our (web) application which is basicaly vertical list whith icons and names which drops down on demand. Because some options in the list warranted sub-options we ...
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164 views

Is it a good idea to use colour-pickers on websites?

Is it a good idea to have a popup menu on a website, where a user can change the overall colour scheme of a website, as in logo, fonts, background, everything? This would be in a web application, not ...
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In a wizard form, should the data be saved to the server at the end of all step or at the completion of each step?

I am pondering of two approachs to work with my form: Send all data to the server when user has completed all steps. Save data to the server each time user has completed a single step. ...
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1answer
109 views

How should I arrange horizontal-sliding panes in a modal

I am designing a web app with a modal popup that has 3 steps. The first step contains two panes and occupies the full extent of the modal space (delineated by red dotted line) while the other two each ...
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Display of disabled input fields

How should an input field appear when it is disabled? One idea is to show 'Disabled' as value within the input field. Is there a better idea to indicate an input text field is disabled? The input box ...
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1answer
151 views

Reload indicator

I've built an application where sometimes views fetch data after a specific time. What would be a good indicator for how long it takes until the view will update its data again? I came up with an arc ...
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What should happen to dynamic height input element?

I am using Chosen multi-select inputs on a site I'm currently designing and building. I am using them on a form of 6 inputs which filters a list of results. The issue is its quite a set layout... ...
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How to show activity in a UI

I have an application that creates a log file of user activity such as connections, disconnections, queries, submissions, locks, etc. The log file records when each activity begins and ends. Multiple ...
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1answer
157 views

I'm making a horizontal touch-controlled carousel; should each slide move with or away from my finger?

My carousel is just a generic rectangle with multiple slides which loop around: ---- | --------- | --- /* Where | is the page boundary and the boxes make up slides 3 ¦|¦ 1 ¦|¦ 2 ...
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Modals: “Cancel” styled as NOT a button, just a link [duplicate]

I've been working on some modals for an app, and I have done some research into how various confirmation/abort options are presented to the user in the footer of a modal. A user over on Dribbble ...
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What do users expect when showing list of friends who use the app vs friends that don't?

I have made a philosophy/ethics question multiplayer game for a obligatory norwegian course on all universities. App is loaded with questions you can answer alone, or against an opponent. To battle ...
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1answer
122 views

Several data visualizations on one page?

I have a set of visual models that can answer different questions such as: How is Country A doing in x What is Country A's proportion of y ... There will be approximately 5-6 questions with ...
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1answer
76 views

Thoughts on 2 CTAs in a hero/header section

Premise: I'm working on a landing page for a software company. Currently the company offers one enterprise product. Soon, a second "lite" product will roll out, and I'm wondering about the hero/CTA. ...
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1answer
212 views

Colours of clickable links in webdesign

This is a redesign of my website im doing: http://www.ryansmurphy.com/redesign/ As you can see, its largely a work in progress, im trying to do a flat ui design. I can tell you now, I am in no way ...
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364 views

Positioning the Open/Close Caret

While most of the more recent examples I've seen around the Web seem to prefer placing an open/close carat icon before its corresponding menu/selection label, there seems to be no standard on whether ...
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1answer
310 views

How to structure data intensive view with form fields and master-detail?

I'm working on a product in which users work on one ore more tasks structured in a workflow. If a user opens such a task to work on it, he gets to see a view that breaks down into two areas: Input ...
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6answers
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How do you create a taxonomy for products?

I have the broader question, which is what is the definition of 'taxonomy'. What does it actually mean to create a taxonomy for something... Then I'd like to apply that to an example. Lets say the ...
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2answers
328 views

User research on 100 people

Has anyone ever conducted user testing on a mobile app or service with a large amount of people? (around 100 people). We plan to give the users the application and have them use it for 1 week. It ...
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121 views

Creating related records at the same time as parent record

I'm currently implementing a system where one can add certain entities to a repository with the added feature that at creation time of that asset, all other related assets have to be created too. ...
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2answers
235 views

'same as shipping address' or 'different from shipping address'

In the order process we ask the visitor the address he want us to ship the ordered products and the address he want us to send the invoice Most of the time, both are the same. We don't want the ...
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980 views

What is the most minimal sign up process possible?

I want to let my users get to using the website as fast as possible, so I want to have as minimal a sign up as possible, using progressive profiling to get information later if they want to disclose ...
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1answer
79 views

What span should a staff “Report Card” cover?

I am tasked to create an enterprise level “Report Card” for help tickets processed by staff. There are a few hundred groups, and so the report would have a user selected parameter to select a group ...
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1answer
451 views

What are best practices for the “complete using” android dialog?

I am working on an Android App that requires users to select my app as their default launcher in my first use. The "Complete using" Dialog is shown and users need to pick "My App" then "Always". ...
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Where can I find a list of names for mobile ui components?

Long ago when I was just a lad, I sat in my Votech computer programming class and learned Visual Basic. Visual Basic proved a wonderful primer for learning about UI components and their names. I ...
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4answers
181 views

User interactions with file systems

I was in a meeting the other day discussing file formats with my colleagues. I was not happy with the outcome. Long story short, the key point made was that you cannot trust a user to keep the file ...
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3answers
170 views

Checkboxes vs Selection in dialog

In my application a user can search for messages in a database. Users may select mailboxes and folders where the search will be performed. These folders are represented as a tree with checkboxes. But ...
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2answers
169 views

How to ask for a user's identity?

My company is working on an internal phone application to be used by many users that requires authentication. Based on historical data, we can assume the likelihood of a user's identity at a given ...
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2answers
247 views

Best approach for displaying content across a full screen UI design?

While I've become pretty accustomed to designing within responsive grids I wanted to take a stab at creating a full screen interface. One of the more challenging aspects in doing so is dealing with ...
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1answer
124 views

does anyone know the exactly term about these two type of selection interaction?

Image A is a highlight box moving alone with the icon, focal point with move with the icon. Dose anyone know about this kind of menu type or selection technique's name? Image B is like carousel ...
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2answers
105 views

What are appropriate fields for a job board profile? [closed]

I'm not sure if this fits quite into the category of UX, however I'm currently in the process of designing and developing a job board site for a specific industry which also gives employers the ...
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7answers
1k views

Should a search button go on the left or the right of the search box

When considering eye-tracking and the cognitive processes of identifying what an interface element is for, is it better for the button that activates the (often unlabelled) search operation to be on ...

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