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1answer
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What kind of job can I get with a human-centered computing major?

So, I'm at a point in school where I have to start looking for internships. But, I'm not entirely sure what I can do with my major. I am majoring in Informatics with a cognate/specialization in ...
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6answers
906 views

Should words in buttons or titles start with a capital? [duplicate]

I am currently in the process of creating an iOS application, and I was wondering about capitalization of buttons and titles. For example, should a button say "Add Post" or "Add post". If I look at ...
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1answer
177 views

Best Practices with Text-based Summary for Dashboards

Developing a "tiled" dashboard for one of my clients, I am considering the employment of "text-based summary" in lieu of absolute figures. For those unfamiliar with a "tiled" dashboards, below is an ...
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5answers
134 views

How to show one way is faster than the other?

There are three different ways to accomplish a task in my Java assignment. One is fastest one is slowest. However the actual time difference is in milliseconds(of course). The task at hand is to ...
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1answer
165 views

Best Practices: Web Cartography Design

I am looking for ANY studies completed on mapping solutions for the web or interactive devices. Specifically related to: Optimum View Window Size Control Paradigms (Zoom/Markers) Visual Design of ...
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1answer
57 views

Indicate weekdays vs weekend

I have blocks representing weeks, and above each week the dates for the whole week are displayed, i.e. 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 ____________________ | | 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ...
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2answers
540 views

GUI pattern for presenting long forms

I need to design GUI for an application which is essentially an app which will allow the users to enter and modify parameters of legal contracts. Users must also be able to review all those parameters ...
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3answers
194 views

user testing: users not in your target market

Are there any benefits to using users who are not in your target market to test your website? e.g a car website tested by users who don't drive
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84 views

Creating an understandable sort for movies - some of which have incomplete data

I'm creating an app to help organize what movies you do and do not want to watch while also help facilitate movie discovery. Movies are pulled in through iTunes and Rottentomatoes. The first view of ...
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218 views

How to convince client to categorize personal stuff in MyAccount

We're doing an entire redesign of a website of a bank. (I made a simple scheme of the IA with some main categories -Insurance, Loans, CC, Bank accounts- in reality it's a bit more complicated) In ...
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Why not use ellipsis to ask the user?

I'm using ellipsis in titles to ask the user. Something like this: I have also this alternative (more traditional): What do you think is the most intuitive for the user? Do you have another ...
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595 views

Better alternative for readonly information in input box

I have this form where the topmost row (File #, Patient & Med.Aid) is readonly. Input boxes in this row are readonly and the cursor turns to "banned" icon on hovering those fields. I can't find a ...
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Confirmation in rescue system app

we are currently working on alarm system for firefighting groups. Basic action of our app is that you can confirm your contribution in rescue action, or you can deny it. This is basic view of it: I ...
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1answer
1k views

How do I indicate that fields are mandatory in Windows Desktop UI?

I need a method of indicating that certain fields are required within my forms on a Windows Desktop UI. I have read and searched the Windows Design Guidelines, but can not find a standard that ...
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2answers
119 views

How does providing feedback influence quiz performance?

Working on the design of an online quiz tool, I'm considering what would be the best way to give feedback to the users. It's about multiple choice tests used for knowledge testing of health care ...
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1answer
66 views

Chronological table : title column on the left or right?

I am working on a chronological table which display the measures taken for each day. The most valuable information is commonly the latest one so it has to be displayed near to the label. But if the ...
2
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2answers
74 views

How can I account for lack of data during an on-boarding process?

My application manages and measures data (like visits, social activity) around a specific type of web page. The data doesn't really get interesting until you have a corpus of 4 or 5 different pages in ...
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4answers
105 views

How to format tables with monetary data?

I am working on a web app that needs to display revenue data in a table, and I am not quite sure how to make it easy to read. Are there are any style guides or manuals that can help me? For ...
2
votes
1answer
128 views

Matrix representation for hierarchic data

I have to create an UI that help user to define a relation level between 2 objects (from the same hierarchic level). 2 visions must be provided : Manager (3 levels) Technical (3 levels + 2 levels) ...
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8answers
2k views

Should I ask users to rate my app with pop-up window?

I have recently noticed some "high-profile" apps like facebook and twitter randomly displaying pop-up windows to get me to rate their app. Seems to be a fairly new trend...good idea?
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1answer
79 views

Mixing fluid and fixed interfaces? Sometimes we have to. (non web)

At the time I'm redesigning some desktop application. Look at the illustration below. Window on the LEFT side of the illustration should be resizable since it contains table which can have any ...
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2answers
552 views

Do users who “send to a friend” mostly email themselves?

I'm working on a site where you can email some customized site results. Our team has a theory that most of the time people who are using "email to a friend"-style functionality are actually emailing ...
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1answer
78 views

Creating a header for better conversions

My current header is showing site navigation at the very top. The links don't have any call of action, and they are duplication in the footer. I am sure this part of the site is some valuable real ...
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2answers
89 views

Feedback during long multipart operations

I tend to deal with the UI parts of a large product we are building where I work, today I had a disagreement with my boss about how to handle some potentially long operations on the android app which ...
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6answers
657 views

Testing tools for interactive prototypes [closed]

I did a search but didn't find anything that quite meets my needs. We are looking to test two variations of website navigation. One is basically a tree structure, while the other has only top-level ...
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2answers
270 views

How do you write a UX “non-story” in agile - NOT a user story

My manager has asked me to create 1 or more UX stories for a project I'm about to begin. By a UX story, I'm not referring to the USER story (i.e. as an accountant I want to write checks so I can pay ...
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0answers
62 views

Any reason users are not allowed switched to different profiles, once Android home widget is placed?

Currently, I'm design a stock market widget. The widget is pretty much analogy to GMail widget as both of them contains multiple profiles. GMail widget is giving user to choose 1 out of multiple ...
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2answers
169 views

Responsive Design with Lengthy Links

Related to question How to resolve lengthy hyperlinks? with responsive webdesign in mind... In past practices on desktop, links would span 2 lines where on mobile they would span almost 10 lines! ...
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3answers
381 views

What do you think about guest checkout in a web app for pre-order food for a certain time in a restaurant?

Usability guidelines about e-commerce say that in an e-commerce platform, guest checkout is a must. Not providing this alienates any customer who just wants to get in and out. What would you do in ...
2
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4answers
175 views

Force user to answer simple question before revealing two different inputs

Context: This is part of a web application where user are dynamically constructing outbound mail correspondence digitally. This particular step is reached when the user needs to determine how to push ...
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2answers
156 views

Export functionality taking a long time - how the app should react?

I have a problem deciding what the user is expecting from the app when using the export functionality. I have a web app which allows the user to export data from a grid, either one row at the time or ...
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5answers
389 views

Web User Experience: Surrounding the content area with filter-buttons on all four sides

We are debating the next wave of design for our application. We are a company that works in the world of institutional finance and our product is around presenting research. One idea that has come ...
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3answers
927 views

Text vs Icon (Opens in a New Window)

Over the past months I have been turning small websites responsive and encountered PDF links that spell out Opens in a New Window instead of using an icon. I spoke to the client about using an icon ...
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1answer
186 views

What is the research behind Font Awesome? [closed]

I'm using Bootstrap for a site which defaults the use of Font Awesome. So far it looks beautiful, but I started trying to find the reasons why Font Awesome was so awesome so I might compare it to ...
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3answers
136 views

Is it ok to have command links or buttons within a step on a wizard?

I have a scenario whereby the user needs to perform an action after entering some information within a step on a wizard. Can this action be initiated with a command on the step in order to reduce the ...
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2answers
746 views

Show approximate time to complete on a form?

Today, I'm dealing with forms of all kinds. There are small ones, large ones and then ones capable of making a user cry. It is necessary evil - because it is an application that collects a user's ...
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1answer
527 views

Should I use MDI for web applications?

I am working on a new web-application. In short summary, companies can upload their financial information, we do some processing, calculations, ... and show them pretty dashboards and charts. A first ...
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votes
2answers
201 views

Alternative method for displaying numerical data

I'm looking for alternative suggestions for displaying the following: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups (Total = Available + In Use + Expired) One ...
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2answers
158 views

What is the best way to let the user change the language in a windows forms application

Situaltion: I have a windows forms application which is currently only available in german for the end user There is an existing userbase which gets auto updates The application is already ...
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0answers
39 views

Is it ok to disable the next button until all of the required fields on a wizard form have been completed? [duplicate]

I'm considering disabling the next and done buttons on my wizard until all of the required fields on the corresponding step have been completed. My first thought is that if something shouldn't be ...
0
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1answer
71 views

IOS resizing labels

So I'm wondering how best to solve this problem. I want to display a 'list' of elements in my app. Right now this is what it looks like - That looks really bad, and I'm not sure how to make it so ...
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9answers
689 views

Which is more understandable: “delete” or “remove” an item/itemset from a cart?

In my particular use case, the user's cart is composed of items (which are physical objects in the real world) that usually come in multiple quantities. Therefore, I give them the option of ...
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3answers
309 views

Standardising the back/forward/cancel/book buttons at different stages on a wizard-style form

I'm having a bit of dilemma here. As the user moves through the different screens in my booking wizard below, I'm a bit worried about the buttons at the bottom of the screen, how can I standardise or ...
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vote
1answer
83 views

Price/hourly rate filter radio - input correlation

I was faced the following problem. We have a search engine in our web application that makes it possible to filter results by selecting a single filter from each set, with four-five sets given - let's ...
3
votes
3answers
541 views

Improving notification alerts UI / UX

We've got a notification system on a CRM type web app. There are many stages in the CRM, and each stage has many projects, each project can have many notifications. We have a dashboard showing the ...
4
votes
2answers
132 views

Why do some sites block autocomplete on emails?

As a regular and frequent online shopper I have noticed that quite a few sites switch off autocomplete on email fields. For me this doesn't make too much sense, I am more likely to make a mistake ...
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votes
1answer
503 views

Studies on the efficiency gains of Vimium-esque keyboard shortcuts

Probably my favourite Google Chrome extension is Vimium. One of Vimium's features is pressing Shift + F to overlay a short character sequence on top of all selectable items on a page: By typing ...
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vote
4answers
908 views

Why do mobile apps use animated transitions?

So many mobile apps are using animated transitions (much like the web was using flash animations in the early 2000s). In a desktop internet browser, clicking a link on a web page takes you to the the ...
0
votes
3answers
281 views

When is tapping back out of a deep hierarchy in mobile apps too much?

Are there any studies to measure frustration when tapping back multiple times to get out of a hierarchy? I ask because I am evaluating the most appropriate way to navigate a complex menu application. ...
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vote
1answer
251 views

Paper form: best practices for fonts and more precisely to help to identify labels from values? [closed]

So I need to transform a web form into a pdf to be sent as an attachment. Technically it is fine, but I need some help about best practices for the appearance of the printable document. I generate ...

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