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4answers
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App design process - Prototype phase: Photoshop design every single screen?

I've just started designing apps and still learning my way through. I'm now doing a project that it is quite complex, so this was the rough process: Understanding of client's requirements and ...
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3answers
403 views

Log In / Sign Up on Splash screen?

Is it common to include Login / Sign Up actions on an app's splash screen? Or is it more efficient to first have a Splash screen, and then follow with a dedicated Log In / Sign Up page?
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1answer
60 views

Word to describe friends' location

What is best to describe a friends' location using words, if I want to show their current place relative to user's? I need to show relative distance and elevation. Is this appropriate? 10 m away, ...
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2answers
228 views

What is a term users can understand when leaving Edit mode?

I feel kind of silly asking this but I'm having a real problem coming up a reasonable term for Read Only mode or Not Edit mode. Pictures to explain my problem... If the user wants to edit ...
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3answers
213 views

when do we need animation in UI

In the design workflow, when would be an appropriate time to think about ui animations? It seems to me many of the times animation is a nice to have feature. How do you make a decision that something ...
2
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2answers
432 views

Form fields tooltips vs. plain help text. What works best?

In your experience, what's the best (user experience) method for giving users more information on certain fields that they have to fill out? Note that these fields are part of the set-up process of a ...
0
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1answer
146 views

What UX considerations would have gone into the YouTube loading bar at the top of the screen? [closed]

When navigating from one page to another on YouTube, it shows a thin red loading bar at the top of the screen. I didn't even notice it before someone pointed it. What UX factors could have gone into ...
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2answers
119 views

Is it really better to “A/B test” everything in lieu of understanding usability research?

Have you worked with people who don’t believe in learning from UI research and instead going with their own beliefs? Were you able to convince them that bad ideas are bad ideas before time is wasted ...
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2answers
61 views

Need help identifying this type of search functionality and looking for ways to improve it

We are designing some tables for an application at work that can be lengthy at times. I was looking at what google does with its search functionality in Chrome by adding some visual markers to the ...
4
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2answers
327 views

What kind of language is most acceptable for placeholder text?

I have a form that displays the user's current address and allows them to change it. I have a preferred format that I want so I want to provide hints to them as to what is acceptable and what goes ...
2
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6answers
329 views

Volume controls and mute order

I'm designing a remote control that only have Volume Up, Volume Down and Mute. But I can't decide where to put the mute button, in the middle or on the bottom. And what should I have for the Mute ...
8
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2answers
207 views

What is a good mouse cursor to point at objects in diagrams?

Do you know of any study or evaluation of the use of mouse cursors specifically designed for the use in diagrams? For example I'm thinking about using a cross hair instead of an arrow cursor when I ...
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4answers
138 views

How do you keep track of the process of an UX project? [closed]

I'm NOT looking for an explanation about User Experience itself. But how to keep track of the (development) process of an UX project. Like how do you plan, manage, measure the UX of an project?
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1answer
52 views

Show time left, warn before automatic hangup

I'm working on a Windows desktop application where the user deals with incoming calls by emergency devices. Because the inbound capacity is limited, the connections should be kept short, a time-out ...
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3answers
178 views

Button labels on modals: consistency argument versus UX

I'm having an internal argument with product manager on something. We've a number of modals used in our product & designing more. Her argument: Name all buttons on modals the same e.g. 'OK' or ...
1
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1answer
120 views

What to do when (phone) storage is full?

My team is working on a (phone) app which continually logs data to the internal storage or SD card. This data is periodically sent to a server. (No worries - this is not spyware, and the users are ...
1
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2answers
100 views

Manage big form view without javascript [closed]

I have a big form composed of one thousand input checkboxes (divided in group of about 100 checkbox) and more inputs of various type. When the form is completely visible it is very ugly and ...
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2answers
337 views

What is the purpose of “press any key to continue” falling directly before a menu?

I've seen a lot of games--I'm talking about video games, with my experience mostly being on consoles--that ask me to press the A key (for example) before they show me the main menu. Is there any ...
4
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1answer
558 views

How is the best approach to display responsive combobox?

I would like to implement comobobox with a search filter for phones, larger screens and tablets. The examples below show how I think it should behave for phones and larger screens. I'm still fomenting ...
6
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2answers
751 views

What are the universally understood symbols for “remote computer” or “server” or “the internet”? [closed]

I've recently came across an idea that mobile device icons are growing into a pictographic language of their own. For example the floppy drive can be considered a universally understood symbol for ...
0
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1answer
72 views

How can I show a “list” of all the showtimes of a single in multiple theaters?

There are 5 movie theaters that belong to the same company; most of them show the same movies. The number of movie theaters might increase over time (they just opened a new one already; the company ...
2
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2answers
101 views

Compare two distinct groups of data with colors

I have three types of notes, User Note, System Note(, Communication Note(. I have 3 Events. Each event has multiple notes of type User Note, System Note, Communication note. I am trying to determine ...
1
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1answer
332 views

Alternative for the hamburger icon in webapps

I know the hamburger icon for long now, I used it several times and I personally like it. But as it seems, it isn't state of the art. I am wondering, what would be a good alternative for web apps? ...
4
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6answers
105 views

A terminology question: differentiating between 'Detailed UX issues' and 'Structural UX issues'?

Does anyone know of better terminology to differentiate between describing: Detailed stuff - eg "The label on that button isn't understood" Big structural stuff - eg "Users don't understand the ...
1
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1answer
54 views

Should my iOS app have a keyboard shortcut for “edit”, and if so, what should it be?

I am implementing keyboard shortcuts into a iOS app. Some of the shortcuts I currently have: Switching tabs: ⌘ + 1,2,3,4 Adding items: ⌘ + N Search: ⌘ + F Should I add a shortcut that enables the ...
1
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2answers
100 views

Does it make any sense to show previous value on edit product page

I want community's thoughts on product edit page. Currently it is two column layout; one with attributes and other with input boxes but I'm having an argument with my product owner who wants one more ...
4
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6answers
851 views

Why should a user complete a user profile?

In the design and implementation of user profile UI, the following questions seem unavoidable: What is the benefit to the user of completing a profile page? What is the benefit to the site? Why ...
3
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2answers
108 views

How to treat diminished CTA buttons

Let's say you have a page that has a prominent CTA in a big blue button (say SIGN UP!) and a diminished CTA beside it, as an underlined link ("No Thanks"). In the body copy of the page is sprinkled a ...
1
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2answers
191 views

Has a “native” UI advantages over a browser UI?

I am currently writing an application for mathematical symbol recognition. The user writes a symbol (e.g. with the mouse or a touch interface) and gets the classification as LaTeX code. The browser ...
44
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8answers
6k views

What is the reason arrows are interpreted as direction?

What is the reason arrows are interpreted as direction? Is this a cultural thing or is there something profoundly intuitive to it?
3
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4answers
185 views

Place Ad after Title or Lead text?

I have a blog that focuses on list articles (10 Photos of Cats You Like) that are structured like this: > Title > Facebook Share > Lead Text > Image #1 > Image #2 > Image #3 > ...
2
votes
2answers
203 views

Is there any rationale behind this type of user experience?

This is a very popular website( irctc.co.in) in India which is being used by more than 20 Million Indians to book their railways tickets. But here's something I've found: When you book your ticket ...
0
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0answers
93 views

How to compare two videos in a small space?

How to compare two videos in a small space? On the website is one place where are several videos about the same matter. On the list may be more than 4 items. I would like to emphasise - the space ...
38
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11answers
5k views

Make user aware that he cannot enter arbitrary values into textbox?

In my current web project I have a textbox where the user can enter a bid for an auction. However, to prevent bidding of arbitrary sums, only certain values that match predetermined intervals are ...
0
votes
1answer
364 views

Alternative to picking from number picker when there are many alternatives

I am developing an app in which you have to choose 2 things. First you pick an item from a list of 7 items: I feel like this works very well with the "number picker" style. One reason is because ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Temporarily storing tester data on an interactive wireframe?

Really just putting this out there to see if anyone knows of a service/site that does this? Looking to do some testing on a setup form / process. I need to store the users data as they input it so it ...
1
vote
1answer
129 views

short vs long message - input placeholder

I'm working on a profile update form, it got me wondering - what's the pros&cons of displaying a short placeholder vs a long placeholder? First candidate: Current Password Second candidate: ...
1
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2answers
150 views

Layout for a flowchart

I have a flowchart with 5 nodes. the connections are as follows: A-B A-C A-D B-C B-D D-C B-E A & E are my start and end points. What is the best way to lay out the flowchart to maximize clarity? ...
6
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2answers
975 views

For correct accessibility, how should I title an iframe?

We've recently begun using Google Tag Manager on our site, as well as using a tool that tests accessibility. Running our site against WCAG 2.0 Level A results in an error (WCAG 2.0 Level A 2.4.1 and ...
2
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2answers
228 views

Page scrolling vs. Non-scrolling web app

Here's my problem. I have one view on our web app that needs just a list to scroll, not the entire page. The rest of the views need the entire page to scroll. I have no idea what to do. The old ...
2
votes
2answers
279 views

Should I still use Cover Flow?

I want to create an app for iOS sending (virtual) greeting cards to other users. Since the app is iOS only I thought about using a Cover Flow like representation of the various cards to provide a ...
4
votes
1answer
89 views

Could traditional print benefit from beeline reading?

(Not sure if this is the right exchange for this kind of question, so feel free to transfer it somewhere else.) I just recently rediscovered that I have the Beeline Reader extension installed in my ...
3
votes
0answers
78 views

SaaS solution vs. On premise solution - should look and feel the same? [closed]

Currently I'm working on a SaaS IT product,that provides users a solution as a service. User logs into our SaaS portal, defines his terms of use (hours, days, months), pays, and starts using. During ...
0
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2answers
131 views

How best to let users know that the site is responsive, that it should run well on desktops, tablets and mobiles?

Most people won't know what "responsive" means. I thought I might just place a note at the top saying "Optimised for desktops, laptops, tablets and mobiles." Is their an icon people use?
2
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2answers
140 views

How should I display notifications on the tab?

I'm developing a user-script for StackExchange sites, where I display inbox notifications as well as rep change notifications. Currently, it is displayed in the following way [inbox] if inbox only, ...
14
votes
4answers
634 views

What do you call a form that changes based on users answers?

I am looking for what to call the UX idea of a form that changes based on the answers a user has entered. For example a web form that asks: Are you satisfied with your purchase? If you answer ...
3
votes
2answers
135 views

A graph system for drawing conclusions

Is there a graph system that can be used e.g. in legal and other contexts for drawing conclusions? With a "graph system" (sorry if it is not the right word) I am referring to a set of agreed symbols. ...
0
votes
1answer
106 views

Struggling to find uses for the mousestop event

I am building a gaming site that is javascript/jQuery heavy to enhance maximize UI/UX. To achieve the best UI/UX possible, I have made use of not only JS and jQuery, but also jQuery UI, the Dojo ...
0
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2answers
375 views

Floating vs Hovering share buttons for listicles?

I have a blog that focuses on listicles that's very image heavy (eg. 10 Cats That Looks Like Madonna). And I'm trying to make it as "share friendly" as possible. So far, I have had floating share ...
3
votes
3answers
259 views

General strategy on help

I have a fairly complex desktop application. It uses some advanced search techniques and some statistics for analysis and prediction. The help is separated with one section of no UI. These are ...

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