3
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2answers
236 views

Segment control with NULL selection

In our Android application we have a list view of items. The items can be members of two different groups, Group 1 and Group 2, but can also be without group. To filter the list to show the items in a ...
20
votes
4answers
2k views

Are there any recent studies of the “Keyboard vs Mouse”-issue?

Back in the late 80's, Apple Human Interface concluded that the mouse is faster than the keyboard, objectively. But also that every test person subjectively thought that the keyboard was faster. ...
7
votes
3answers
177 views

How are GUI and User Experience issues, approached by open software developers?

In my opinion, among open software developers there is not much attention given to the GUI or how it is used. With very notable exceptions of course, Blender, Ubuntu, VLC, and maybe others I've not ...
6
votes
2answers
426 views

Keyboard shortcuts on non-QWERTY keyboard layouts

I've been using the Dvorak keyboard layout for a few years, and something that's always bothered me is keyboard shortcuts. On a QWERTY keyboard copy and paste are conveniently positioned as Ctrl+C and ...
3
votes
1answer
718 views

Should I use dynamic fast scroll on an Android application?

I'm developing an app on the Android platform and the main UI component used is a ListView. Now, in my case, this ListView may contain a huge amount of items (depending on the user) so with that in ...
0
votes
2answers
262 views

Labelling inputs in HTML: <p>, placeholder or both? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: On forms, is inline placeholder text better than a label outside each field? I am making a simple registration form for my website. I'm in doubt about how to label ...
22
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6answers
813 views

Are increase and decrease arrows redundant on scrollbars?

Surely these days users are either using touch devices to scroll with gestures or are dragging the thumb of the scrollbar or clicking inside the track. Would it be a bad idea to remove the arrow ...
2
votes
2answers
179 views

Would doing freelance usability testing help me learn more about UX?

I am looking into joining the following services: UserFeel - (http://www.userfeel.com/) Analysia - (http://www.analysia.com/Index.asp) I want to make some income on the side while looking for more ...
5
votes
2answers
233 views

Automatically limiting or correcting numeric input field values

The application interface I am working on has an slider to select a number, but offers a text input field next to it. This allows reading the currently selected value, but also supports keyboard ...
4
votes
5answers
173 views

Payment options Prepaid and paypal used incorrectly by customers

In our Online-Shop, we offer different payment options. The most important are "Prepay" and PayPal. With "Prepay" I mean customers have to transfer the money manually to our bankaccount (via ...
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votes
1answer
130 views

Social network symbol [closed]

My team and I for the past few months have been developing a social network from scratch. Its been going pretty well and should be finished soon. We doing research on other social networks and saw ...
7
votes
5answers
2k views

Have the attitude changed the last ten years on horizontal scrolling on web sites?

Often cited usability guru Jakob Nielsen wrote the article “Top Ten Web-Design Mistakes in 2002” and placed on no 3 Horizontal Scrolling as a Web Design mistake with the motivation: Users hate ...
4
votes
5answers
194 views

What is a more personal email address than support@yourdomain.com or sales@yourdomain.com for a Service-oriented product?

If you have an email where you want your users to contact you with any and all questions, a true concierge/high-touch point of contact, what would you call it? Most products use emails like: ...
8
votes
5answers
447 views

Is it alright to use mockups to build a portfolio?

I graduated with a B.S in Information Science. As I went through university, I realized that I was interested in HCI and usability. However, I did not have much material that would be relevant to ...
4
votes
1answer
88 views

Alternatives to failing a form to ask for additional input

I have a simple form that asks the user to enter details about an airplane he or she has flown: The form asks for the model of the aircraft (172, 182), it's registration (N-261GY) and its home ...
5
votes
3answers
143 views

Why not default a user's view to the middle of a sorted list?

Is there a compelling reason (besides convention) why a user's typical default view of a long sorted list is always the beginning of the list and not the middle? Assuming a random distribution of ...
4
votes
2answers
157 views

Ipad/Iphone designing in Full-Screen vs Non-Full-Screen?

I've noticed that most games are in full screen mode and some Apps have taken this on in design. Is there any research or argument for having an App in Full-Screen vs Non-Full-Screen? The only ...
10
votes
5answers
334 views

Page updating: “full”, “notification” or “replacing”

What is the best user experience with the auto-updating pages - for example, a list of songs. Currently I'm thinking about three good possible solutions: "Full" update: when the new content appear ...
9
votes
6answers
281 views

Is speed the most important factor in mobile applications?

I've been noticing a trend when using my phone for music at work. Sites like Bandcamp have an excellent mobile site that is simple and intuitive. However, once I find a cool group on Bandcamp I end up ...
7
votes
6answers
255 views

“Back to Top” alternate wording?

Seems that a "Back to Top" button is helpful and useful — especially for mobile sites. However, on websites that want to come across as "classy", it may sound a little primitive. Personally, I ...
4
votes
1answer
345 views

Visualizing daily Event schedule with WPF

I am in conceptual phase of a little utility to help our support team identify what is about to happen, and what should have happened but didn't. basically our system is scheduled to do many things. ...
2
votes
1answer
82 views

Best practices or resources about online assessment

I have a project to deliver an online assessment of a large number of users. The assessment is for a psychological research project, so the content is mostly self-description asked in a variety of ...
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votes
1answer
77 views

UX around open data [closed]

I'm looking to better understand Web User Experience around the opening of data by organizations. An example is what the world bank has done with their data, see this. So I'm looking for: Notes, ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

integrating a social-network application into existing app from a UX point of view

We had a web app that acts as a travel portal for consumers - tours, hotels, attractions and so forth. It has recently been decided that a facebook-type platform be integrated as well. I am ...
2
votes
4answers
203 views

What methods can I use to develop a gesture library?

There don't seem to be many universally recognised patterns for 3D gestures, such as you might use to interact with something like the Kinect. A previous question looks at Kinect gestures, but there ...
4
votes
3answers
590 views

DatePicker UX for single and multiple calendar mode

I have a situation where I have to use same datepicker/calendar to do single date selection and multiple date selection in two different modes in the same page. I thought of a solution where the ...
6
votes
4answers
280 views

How to paginate alphabetically grouped items?

I am in the process of creating an interface for browsing contacts in a CRM. I have the contacts displayed in alphabetical groups. like so: A------------------------------ Andrew Bloggs ...
6
votes
3answers
266 views

displaying cascading comboboxes

I have a text editor with several tools on a page. and I want to add cascading dropdowns to the tool list. For example, I have two comboboxes: 1st is filter with values: All -selected by default ...
3
votes
1answer
82 views

Usability concerns for managing queues of items to be worked

Here's a genericized story for an issue I'm curious about: A secure website for ACME Company has a table of thousands of widget orders in an "initial" status that need to be processed online. ...
5
votes
3answers
693 views

Max height of a modal dialog window

I use a lot of jquery modal dialog windows. I normally try to make sure they are not that tall but I am not sure how much height they should take up. My UI is generally designed for 1024X768 or higher ...
11
votes
5answers
385 views

Should printed graphics of a domain start with www, uppercase/lowercase? How to make the user understand that it's a domain?

Consider a car used by a company which has "advertising" printed on it regarding the actual company. How should domains be displayed on such a car? Is there any research regarding this? With a wide ...
7
votes
3answers
823 views

Best practices for no search results

When no search results are returned, it's often useful to provide users with a productive next instead of a dead end in their journey. It's all very context driven, but here's a few of mine... If ...
4
votes
4answers
648 views

What research method should I use to find Top Tasks for an intranet site?

A client recently asked me to find out users' top tasks on an intranet site for usability testing. It is hard to interview the users, so I advised them to create a survey with some open-ended ...
7
votes
4answers
512 views

Responsive design on desktop

I am creating a responsive UI application for desktop, tablet and smartphone. And it looks and works fine. Most of the site has a responsive design like microsoft or nokia global. It also changes ...
4
votes
2answers
387 views

Opens in a new window icon placement

When using an icon to represent a link I believe the standard convention is [icon] [Link]. A colleague has raised the point that for links that open in a new window, the icon should appear after the ...
7
votes
3answers
4k views

What is the best replacement for Tree View control in Windows 8 app?

I was looking for the best replacement for Tree View control to show hierarchical data in Windows 8 app. Let's say you have a screen like Bug details in TFS. It has a field called "Iteration Path" ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

Should a limited number of votes be represented with buttons or tokens?

I'm working on a website on which each character of a cartoon has a score, and the user can choose a given fixed number of characters to "hurt" and to "heal" (a user can only hurt so many characters ...
1
vote
2answers
205 views

Information Architecture for Widgets - how do I organise my content?

Apologies if this should be a 'Content Strategy' question... anyway, I am involved in a project that is multi-platform and will have both mobile phone and tablet components (not identical). I will ...
0
votes
4answers
116 views

Optimizing the selection process [closed]

I am developing a mobile application in which the user selects the fields that s/he wants to enter information into. At the moment, I have two screens - one for selecting the fields and other for ...
8
votes
3answers
166 views

Show the current votes before or after voting?

When votes are shown before someone votes, there seems to be crowd mentality that results in the post with the most votes (usually the first answer) getting disproportionally more votes - even when ...
5
votes
4answers
257 views

Search solution for user who does not know Regex

I have list(few million rows) of data all of type string. I need to provide search for that list, but my users don't want to use regex(they don't know how to write regex). Can some tell me few options ...
7
votes
2answers
110 views

Order of items in a checklist vs the order those items are checked off

I have a modal with a sidebar of checkboxes that, when checked, append options to a panel on the right for the user to customize. Example: My question: I currently have the items being ...
36
votes
7answers
12k views

Why is Google's “I'm Feeling Lucky” button still next to the search bar?

I'm sure that Google must put a lot of thought into the display of its homepage. With such a minimalistic design, every element matters. So what's up with the "I'm feeling lucky" button? Why is ...
5
votes
1answer
341 views

Dropdown issues on Mac

One of the websites that we've been working on has a dropdown with <select> having multiple <option>s. In our Windows PC, the dropdown show only a number of items while on the client's ...
3
votes
1answer
333 views

Navigating between map and list representations of data

This question is of an Android bent, but the answers could probably be applied to other domains. There are a number of examples out there where locations are shown in both map and list view. For ...
4
votes
2answers
478 views

Two panel multi select on mobile

I'm trying to develop a system where users can add financial symbols to activities, almost as you would tags to a blog post. The user should be able to easily add or remove symbols. They can add as ...
6
votes
2answers
100 views

Localization of Password Input

What is current practice when it comes to localization of passwords? I know many systems, even where Latin/romanised text is not used, do not recognize/accept two-bit/unicode passwords. My instinct is ...
4
votes
2answers
219 views

Recommended pixel size for labels for mobile?

In the same way that the minimum tap area for mobile should be 44px according to apples documentation, is there a recommendation for label sizes?
10
votes
3answers
983 views

Android: Back Button Only vs. Extra Navigation

General UX question for Android: Assume a simple view (activity or fragment) hierarchy, like so: A --> B. The transition from A to B is added to Android's back stack. On screen B, is it best to ...
1
vote
0answers
64 views

Need icons for SQL datatypes [closed]

I'm looking for icons which could be used to visually represent the various datatypes of SQL Server (for a nice db-doco). Is such a thing out there somewhere (commercially or public domain) or would I ...

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