1
vote
2answers
345 views

Best placement for validation-summary in a form

I'm designing several forms for a web application. Non-validating fields are marked red, and we show the messages in a validation summary. We wonder: what would be the best placement for the ...
1
vote
2answers
133 views

Automatically end an exam when the test taker achieves the minimum passing score?

And possibly even end the exam automatically when the user has enough wrong answers early enough? My "written" learner's permit exam was on a computer. There were 20 items, and I got stopped right ...
5
votes
3answers
170 views

Faceted search: dealing with poor data quality / incomplete classification

I'm working on a new interface for an existing set of data. The goal is to allow users to find & explore "activities". There are currently about 1500 of these activities in the system and they all ...
1
vote
2answers
332 views

Are sliders inefficient controls for desktop applications?

I always thought sliders weren't as optimal for numerical parameters. You not only have to look where the parameter is, but also where the slider is and ensure you are clicking exactly there to make ...
0
votes
3answers
116 views

Button to toggle prospect as important

I'm building a CRM, and users have given us feedback to set prospects as being important. The temporary solution we're using is the following: When you hover over the red icon, it becomes like this ...
10
votes
2answers
393 views

Likert scale radio buttons: default choice?

We are making a simple Likert scale radio group for feedback and will group it as follows: Please rate the service you received: Very poor Poor Average Good Very good ...
11
votes
7answers
2k views

Should Forms Auto Submit (Auto Advance) When Questions Are Correctly Filled In?

Here's my form. Now, I'm curious if I could remove the 'Continue' button and just have the form move to the next stage when someone correctly fills everything in. This is a bit different than When ...
0
votes
1answer
282 views

Device based responsive design instead of browser based

I am creating a website, my real worry is to maintain the layout applicable for both mobile and desktop users. Responsive design is very popular and there are tons of template available on internet ...
5
votes
3answers
183 views

Do users sign up to newsletters on homepages?

Do users sign up to newsletters on homepages? I have a nasty feeling that this has become one of those conventional UI techniques that business are used to however can't stop feeling that the ...
6
votes
5answers
119 views

Need some bulk download ideas for elderly users

I have a page where users will download pdf statements. Historically they must download them one at a time and this is a point of frustration. I'd like to offer a bulk download option. My first ...
3
votes
1answer
190 views

Native apps | Mixing compiled UI-UX with unknown dynamic controls and interactions

The problem I am planning a mobile / tablet app that aims to combine ‘knowns’ - a largely static, pre-defined UI-UX as is the nature of compiled binaries - together with a potentially quite wide ...
4
votes
2answers
135 views

Change text on disabled menu entries

If a user hasn't copied anything, would it be a good idea to disable the "Paste" menu entry and replace the text with "Nothing to Paste" instead of just disabling it? Menus aren't always static, ...
2
votes
0answers
34 views

Should toggling icon indicate current status or new status? [duplicate]

I'm working on a data-mgmnt app and came across this deeply philosophical question: I have an icon to represent if a record is locked or not. And if the record is not locked, it can be locked by ...
2
votes
4answers
403 views

Food app UI decision - clean/realistic vs fun/game-like [closed]

I am in an early stage of designing a food-related mobile app with a social component. I have two main options: Clean, simplistic approach with focusing on the food images as the main attraction. ...
2
votes
2answers
129 views

Intuitive Form Design for Assigning Devices to Users

Hello. I created a webpage where users can assign unassigned devices to their accounts. First there is search view to find the device they want: As you can see, it's quite simple. Pagination, ...
7
votes
3answers
926 views

Should a logo always be square? [closed]

I want to create a new logo for myself. Because I love typographic logos, I'll create such a logo. The most of the logos I see are square, but for a typographic logo it is sometimes hard to create a ...
2
votes
2answers
241 views

Why is the “Shift” key below the home row and not on the bottom row?

It is suggested that one should use only four fingers (index finger to little finger) to type letters and numbers, while the thumbs are only used for spaces and other keys in the bottom row. Also, it ...
1
vote
3answers
140 views

Whether the security verification code in sign-up form is user-friendly? [duplicate]

Am redesigning my sign-up form, some users feel bored with filling security field. Is really the Security verification code is user-friendly?
3
votes
3answers
422 views

Why the design moves toward simplicity, maybe too simple? [closed]

Around the time when the Windows 8 is out, the design is moving toward simplicity. In Android, in iOS, in everywhere. A rounded rectangle button with visual cues that it's a button, often changed into ...
3
votes
1answer
85 views

Training for Developers, QA and other R&D resources

Our organization plans to have a mandatory mass training program for all associates of R&D (around 1500 people) and we are currently evaluating trainers. The courses offered by vendors have very ...
2
votes
3answers
133 views

How to avoid conflict with potential simultaneous moderation of the same item?

I've got an upcoming project where there can be literally thousands of submissions at any one given time that need to be manually reviewed before publication (or rejection). So, there needs to be ...
2
votes
4answers
367 views

Thermostat UIs make me guess and think too hard

Every digital thermostat panel I've come across - just HORRENDOUS! There's a temperature display. Fine. There's an up and down arrow. First thought, it's to change the temperature. Good. There's the ...
1
vote
0answers
73 views

Website Navigation Setup [closed]

So I just started trying to design a site that I'm self hosting. I want to base it on WordPress, but it's complicated. I have WordPress, Owncloud, MediaWiki, and some other content installed in ...
1
vote
2answers
395 views

using subtle animations for page transitions in single page apps?

In so-called "single page applications" for the web, I am seeing a trend, especially in demo applications, where any navigation between sections of the application/site involves a css animation of a ...
3
votes
3answers
134 views

How does removing Published Dates affect the UX?

How do users typically react to reading articles and blog posts that do not have published by dates? Do users trust the content with dates removed? Let's say for example a travel blog does not have ...
3
votes
1answer
511 views

Any research on the usability of the “inline modals” design pattern?

I recently read an article on a design pattern called "inline modals" here: http://uxmovement.com/content/inline-modal-windows-display-new-content-in-page-sections/. I think it's a good pattern that ...
3
votes
4answers
303 views

User has the option to view desktop version when in mobile view, what about vice versa?

Most sites in mobile view offer option in the footer to switch to full site view or desktop view because in mobile view some features or functions are hidden and some users might want to see the full ...
8
votes
4answers
3k views

What is considered to be the best practice regarding making PDF files easily browse-able for mobile users?

What is considered to be the best practice regarding making PDF files easily browse-able for mobile users? Should PDFs be converted to responsive web pages whenever possible?
2
votes
4answers
286 views

Save settings changes to configuration file optionally

What is the common practice to save settings in Windows Desktop applications with config file? Is it acceptable to change settings only in run-time, but in file optionally? If Yes, how to provide ...
7
votes
5answers
350 views

How can I indicate new functions within paper or clickable wireframes?

When creating a new function within an existing system, the users I test my new concepts with are familiar to everything around it. So my wireframes also contain many old (but non functional) ...
0
votes
1answer
184 views

Usability of masonry grids for older users who are not tech-savvy?

I am redesigning my company's site. The primary persona is a marketing director in her 50s (edit: late-career professional, not retired / senior citizen) who is computer-literate for basic tasks but ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

How to select a tab first to reveal the details?

Scenario: A customer calls in to a store and places three separate orders using a single account/number. Now he wants to cancel two of them and calls in the store. The store owner picks up and to ...
4
votes
1answer
278 views

How much darker should yellow be get the same contrast as other colors?

By how much should the color yellow be darkened to get the same contrast values as other colors displayed on a computer screen? This is something that i would do by sight, but i was wondering if ...
2
votes
1answer
43 views

How long should an installer wait for a healthy internet connection? [closed]

I have a web installer that downloads the necessary files from internet to install the software. This works perfectly in a high speed connection(multi channel leased line). But when tested in normal ...
6
votes
5answers
571 views

Does a log in/sign up field always have to be top right?

Best practice says that log in/sign up fields should always be top right of the website, no arguments there. There seems to be a trend towards simply having "Sign up here. Or log in if you already ...
0
votes
1answer
107 views

How to add sub-sets of grouped information as one group?

Trying to describe this as best as possible, we have a group of 3 pieces of information (1 x label, 1 x text area, 1 x label) alongside a " submit and add new "button. Once submitted, the submitted ...
3
votes
2answers
303 views

Why are TV bezels there?

Isn't it true that LCD display units only have ribbon wirings on their bottom (or any one side)? So, this should leave the other sides from covering up their edges, shouldn't it? I have read somewhere ...
3
votes
3answers
475 views

How to indicate tooltips?

I've got a table like web page and on only one column you can hover over the rows and tooltips appear. At the top of the column I've got a little info symbol ('i' in a blue circle) but I don't think ...
1
vote
1answer
340 views

Could putting a menu button on the bottom center work well in a mobile app? Sort of like a “Virtual home button.”

Instead of putting a hamburger style menu button on the top corners, could it work well always on the bottom center? It would be visible on almost every screen and free up the top corners for other ...
0
votes
1answer
157 views

How many items should one list row contain?

How many items are recommended to put in one row of the list? Are there any recommendations, how many items should one row contains in the list? A lot of famous e-shops put a lot of items in one row, ...
3
votes
2answers
96 views

Searching items in a tabbed modal window

I have a modal window which lists items and organizes them by category through tabs. I want to implement a typeahead search for the items. My current implementation is to have search as another tab ...
6
votes
2answers
718 views

Benefit of custom 404 error screens on website

Are there any UX studies on whether custom 404's and the like benefit or enrich the experience of the end user? Some good examples below, I was thinking the wording might be more relevant in this ...
1
vote
6answers
176 views

When unsubscribing from e-mail subscription services, do users need a confirmation e-mail?

When we sign up for a new service, it’s not uncommon to tick the checkbox “weekly digest e-mail” or “newsletter” and that sort of thing. In the beginning, we’re excited about our new service, but, as ...
1
vote
2answers
351 views

Why is the hand symbol used for the hand-cursor?

The question Why is the mouse cursor slightly tilted and not straight? brought up this related question. Why is the hand symbol used instead of any other symbol, say a spade, for the purpose of a ...
1
vote
0answers
245 views

Long select list options aren't visible on iPhone [closed]

I have an html select list with an option that needs to be a long string of text. This is fine in my desktop browser but my iPhone crops the option text. Is there a way around this without shorting ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

Typical usability tests when evaluating an ebook

I am attempting to do a usability test on an ebook. The current book is in the epub format but my usability test should be reusable in other formats as well. What are some of the areas I should focus ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

Is it more useful to display the current speed or average speed for a download/upload?

I'm working on an interface for uploading videos to a website and currently we display the average speed for the upload to the user, as well an ETA derived from this average rate. I was wondering if ...
1
vote
1answer
109 views

Custom style google map

I am designing an interface where users are using facets to narrow down entertainment venues (from a very broad range - more than 1000 experiences). Part of the UI includes showing a google maps ...
1
vote
3answers
222 views

What's a good alternative to lightboxes?

I'm designing a form with 4 accordions. On the end of the 1st accordion, 1 of 2 things will happen: Success: user will go to next accordion and all is okay Not successful (user is referred to call ...
1
vote
1answer
206 views

Name of animation like coverflow [closed]

I'm looking for a jQuery plugin that can reproduce the animation on the picture. When I click on "next" in the popup, the first page fades out and the page behind goes on the top. I think it's a kind ...

15 30 50 per page