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1answer
161 views

Represent multiple routes on a google map

I am developing a taxi booking app. When the cab driver gets a list of his rides, he needs to see all the rides on a google map. I am trying to balance the amount of code to write vs the look and ...
40
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6answers
2k views

When the username is an email address should the field be called 'username' or 'email'?

When the username for a service is an email address should the field be called 'username' or 'email'?
3
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3answers
437 views

Is that Microphone or a Reset Button?

Have you ever poked a microphone thinking that is was a reset/eject button (the kind that require a paper clip to be used)? Why have companies (apparently) completely overlooked the need for a label? ...
2
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1answer
680 views

Is there a reason behind gratuitous use of whitespace on YouTube's new layout? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate(s): What are some advantages of left-aligning columns within the browser window? UX design pattern for whitespace I opened YouTube on Friday to see its new redesign. It ...
2
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3answers
72 views

Defining phases that a city matures to for business

I'm building a taxi booking service. It's a chicken-egg problem that I am trying to break. Unless I have taxis in the system, customers won't use the system (a 0 search results is an instant turn off, ...
3
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3answers
489 views

UI pattern for selecting a rule (from a list of many) and applying to multiple items in a tree

I have considered using a side by side panel design. A list of rules on the left, and a tree navigation on the right - however the tree structure could get very nested. I am concerned how a user would ...
3
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3answers
121 views

Saving multiple files on program close

I have a Windows desktop application that can handle multiple files open on one canvas (in one instance of the program). You can modify and save each file individually, or all in one go. If a user ...
8
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5answers
724 views

Is a language switcher necessary on a web site's every page?

I'm working on a multilingual WordPress driven web site running the WPML plugin. WPML offers a language switcher widget which is pretty neat. However, the layout of the page I'm working on is very ...
5
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3answers
252 views

Side by Side, Stacked, or something else?

I am creating a property manager module for our CMS, one of the forms is very basic, but I am having trouble getting what should be the most appropriate layout for the form. Below is a screenshot of ...
5
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5answers
348 views

What is the best UI for an out of office application?

I am building a tool to track out of office for my team. The main view is a month calendar view. Right now you get a certain amount of vacation (lets say 10 days). People can take full-day or ...
3
votes
1answer
630 views

What is the difference between Scenario and User Journey?

I have been doing some research in order to understand what is an scenario and what is a user journey. As I understood, after you develop your personas then you can create the scenarios for each one. ...
8
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3answers
159 views

Is it possible to organize a web site based on roles for anonymous users?

In my development team we're gotten a question from our stakeholders to make a navigation based on user roles (Students, Teachers, Course Administrators). I feel that is quite complicated of a task, ...
0
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2answers
112 views

How to group together blog posts/articles?

What should be the general criteria to group together blog posts/articles..?? I have just two ideas in my mind: One - To group by date of publishing.. Two - To group by category.. On what type of ...
6
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3answers
105 views

convention for file attaching on mobile

I'm building an app where the user needs to enter input on form fields.One of the inputs is to attach a file, it can be any file or it can a photo from a gallery. I placed inside the form itself a ...
8
votes
6answers
815 views

How to handle “forgot password” when user has not confirmed email?

If you follow the pattern of allowing users access to your application without having confirmed an email (generally considered good UX), how do handle the case where they forgot their password? Very ...
7
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4answers
424 views

How usable are digital whiteboards?

I am building a whiteboard that records what is written to it and that is connected to the internet. One of my primary focus is usability. The whiteboard is not like standard digital whiteboards. It ...
2
votes
2answers
106 views

User experience and the trailing slash for directories in the URL?

From an SEO perspective, it may be negligible if you include a trailing slash for directories or not, as long as you set redirects to the chosen one (to avoid duplicate content) and link-build to the ...
0
votes
1answer
188 views

What's the most beautiful navigation experience you've seen in an app in the last year? [closed]

I've noticed that all apps are becoming the same. Top and bottom navigation bars, and everything where you expect it to be. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but has anyone seen anything thing ...
3
votes
2answers
151 views

Is removing the video control playbar a dark pattern?

Lately, I've been finding more and more videos (mostly those with marketing purposes) that are don't have the so called "playbar", ie. the timeline control that allows you to jump inside the video to ...
4
votes
4answers
358 views

What makes sense to designers HiDPI, @2x, or Retina?

I'm designing a web application for web designers and I'm having some trouble with semantics. I'm trying to figure out whether the word "HiDPI", "@2x", or "Retina" best describes the secondary image a ...
1
vote
5answers
228 views

Validation / Dirty Flag: should we force users to fix invalid entries before they move to another screen in the software?

Scenario: User makes a series of entries in text fields on a page that requires apply/cancel buttons. Invalid entries are flagged with an error icon and hover-over tooltips that explain the ...
2
votes
3answers
144 views

selecting 2 levels of information in one screen using search

I have to levels of information, for familiarity, let's name them hospitals and doctors. The user first searches for hospitals and somehow selects a list of them, and then for each hospital she ...
1
vote
4answers
94 views

From an application that prints, would users expect a print preview feature?

I am making a medical application, which has the need to generate reports. People want paper copies of the information visible in the application. I am loathe to implement any sort of print preview ...
3
votes
2answers
100 views

UI suggestions for setting up prize distribution per location and child locations

I am creating a UI that has to deal with the distribution of prizes. The prizes can be distributed as follows: A total number of prizes per location I have 10 prizes that can be claimed in total. So ...
6
votes
5answers
372 views

What is a good way to display side navigation levels?

For the past few weeks I have been working on reconstructing my employers side navigation. While attending a recent meeting, discussion on side navigation hierarchy arose and there was a debate on how ...
9
votes
3answers
280 views

Identify different types of clickable shapes?

We're building an application that is like an interactive flow chart. When users are viewing the flow chart, they can interact with certain shapes: Link to another flow chart. Link to an external ...
7
votes
3answers
537 views

What are some advantages of left-aligning columns within the browser window?

Youtube and Google Plus have changed their layouts such that in a very wide browser window, the content columns are left-aliged, leaving a large white space on the right side. This is a change from ...
3
votes
1answer
91 views

Is a double-keypress interaction a suitable method for selecting whole words / sentences?

I am currently developing new text-interaction-techniques for my Master Thesis and I wonder if using double-keypress-events for certain actions such as word- or sentence-selection is suitable. Vim ...
3
votes
1answer
98 views

Are users less likely to engage in a site where the content they are posting take some time to write?

I'm building a site where users will be able to post tutorials (I guess they are not going to be very long). This is how the submit form will look like (I will style it of course, and add a save as a ...
6
votes
4answers
515 views

How to avoid pagination when an items list is very large (Webapp)?

We have a web application for correcting automatically-detected mistakes in translation documents. Those are split into sentences and their amount can be up to hundred thousands (its not even closely ...
5
votes
3answers
943 views

large amount of data on a single page

I'm a member of a team developing a business application. Basically - it is all about data entry. There are people (thousands of them) sitting whole day and filling the form below over and over in ...
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votes
2answers
134 views

Which one you think is better approach for viewing notification - facebook or quora/forrst?

Which one you think is better approach for viewing notification - facebook or quora/forrst (where you need to hitting the clear notification button) and why? For reading notification in fb, you just ...
3
votes
1answer
114 views

Name and Company - One field or Two?

I am laying out a form on a website with the typical name & address fields. While I've done this a number of times, I have began to try and trim fields from my forms that will be on smaller ...
4
votes
1answer
326 views

Presenting Hierarchical Options

I'm wondering what is considered "best practice" for displaying hierarchical lists that allow selection in a web app. In this case, we're presenting users with the option to select n counties per ...
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votes
2answers
153 views

How can I test a web site about accessibility and usability? [closed]

I'm blind and I should do some tests about accessibility and usability on different web sites so, how can I do the tests correctly?
6
votes
2answers
187 views

Measurement to use when designing for desktop and mobile

I am currently working on a web based administration interface which has a lot of controls, such as sliders, check boxes, input fields, etcetera. The interface should work on desktops, tablets and ...
5
votes
4answers
550 views

rectangles Vs rounded corners of text fields on mobile

Do you think there is a difference in perceiving text fields which have round\rectangle corners ? My goal is to establish a convention that round corners are fields which the user can enter input and ...
23
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8answers
1k views

Can I safely remove search functionality?

One of our clients has a content-rich website with about 300 pages of content in total. We did our utmost best to provide a very clear main navigation, but also provide a search function in the ...
12
votes
6answers
589 views

How would you create and validate personas for something that is not a person

There are a few questions here about personas, and research methods that you might use in order to create them, (some of which I've answered at length). Examples include: What research methods can I ...
2
votes
3answers
180 views

iPhone - Hiding/showing a common Carousel view

I have a Carousel view (horizontally aligned images, can be swiped left/right to switch images) above a Table view that displays some information. Assuming I'd like to give the user the option to ...
4
votes
1answer
125 views

Adding text to textbox from a list

In our application there is a form to specify command line arguments to run an EXE with. We also want to provide some keywords that the user can use, now we put them in a listview. Currently, it ...
4
votes
2answers
161 views

Automatically focusing in the search text box on page load for an ecommerce site

This article (targeted for search sites) says: All three sites (google, yahoo and ask) assist the user by placing the cursor within the search box upon page load and allowing the user to press ...
15
votes
6answers
1k views

Monitors display more colors than human eye can distinguish

The human eye can differentiate about 10 million colors. A 24-bit display mode can produce about 16 million. Why, then, do operating systems have 32-bit and higher display modes if the apparent ...
5
votes
4answers
265 views

Is a short stay on Web Page always bad?

There are a lot of articles discussing the fact that users tend to leave a web page in a very short time. Anything from 10 to 30 seconds is what you can expect from a user - and that is generally bad. ...
9
votes
7answers
817 views

Representing a network of product dependencies as a diagram

The company I work for builds solutions - these are the items we take to market. Solutions consist of programs (1-to-many) - these are repeatable projects, or 'recipes' that we piece together to make ...
27
votes
5answers
1k views

Why do we have OS names like Mountain Lion, Jellybean, and Quantal Quetzal instead of numbers?

Less of a pressing question and more a "what happened here"? At some point in the past decade (most) OS's have switched over to these codenames for their versions with names like Mountain Lion, ...
0
votes
1answer
90 views

Default column width for text data in a table

I'm designing an application with a data table. The data is backed by a C-style string (that is to say, a char array) so I know the maximum theoretical width using my proportionally-spaced typeface. ...
10
votes
2answers
441 views

Caption below or above image for navigation purposes?

It was already discussed here that for layout purposes, where images and video appear on a web page, ordinary captions are probably best placed below the graphic — largely due to convention. I want ...
17
votes
5answers
2k views

Is user experience design (UXD) equal to user centered design (UCD)?

Can user experience design (UXD) and user centered design (UCD) be considered the same? If not, how do they relate to each other and how do they differ?
1
vote
1answer
181 views

Good practice for entering multiple dates

I have a web application where the user can plan an event an set dates for this event. Generally speaking, what is a good interface for entering those dates? The requirements are: The date is a day ...

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