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How can I determine the optimal number of items to show in the visible window of a list box?

Is there a way of deciding how large to make a listbox, based on the items that it contains? Take this example, listing a load of philosophers. Here there could be up to 300 items in the list. That ...
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2answers
172 views

Reverting selected dates in the date-picker?

I am currently working on the BI app with data reports (that are tied to financial year), and to set up a report, users have to select the time range for the desired data. The question is, when users ...
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7answers
2k views

Best way to display code to non-programmers

I'm asked to analyze the program responsible for printing our invoices. (Via SAP script) This program is pretty old and contains more than 4.000 lines of code. It sets a lot of different variables ...
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44 views

How to illustrate the wizard flow when some steps are optional? [duplicate]

I'm working on a wizard and have an issue about the flow illustration. I wan't to help the user as much as possible and think it would be confusing to make a flow with 6 steps where the last 3 is ...
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1answer
159 views

Is there any research on downsides of Google's undo design?

Google often uses an undo system where an action is followed by a popup asking if you want to undo the latest action. This is probably satisfying for the most of us - but how often do people regret ...
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1answer
149 views

Editing multiple entries in a list - should you disable dynamic sorting?

Consider a list of text blocks that have an associated numerical "score", such as the list of answers here in ux.stackexchange.com. If the list is sorted by that score, and a user wishes to modify the ...
2
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1answer
50 views

White-Labeling PDF template issue

A white-label product or service is a product or service produced by one company (the producer) that other companies (the marketers) rebrand to make it appear as if they had made it. -wikipedia ...
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1answer
44 views

What is the best practice terminology for e-commerce documents and “static” reference documents?

I am designing an eCommerce website where the user has an account with the company and buys their products on credit. The user then settles the invoices each month. The website contains two document ...
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2answers
169 views

Is it worth making an exception to a single-click master/detail pattern?

I have a pretty standard table where each row represents a record. A single click on a row takes you to a different screen where you can view and edit various properties of that record. It's a common ...
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2answers
2k views

Back vs close icon in Material Design

Some Material Design apps use the "close" icon instead of the more common "back" icon in the toolbar, for example: (From ...
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1answer
279 views

UI / UX Patterns or Examples for translation of user content

Are there any IU/UX patterns or examples for translation of user content. I'll elaborate: This is a mobile app in which the interface is localized (translated) but the user may submit content ...
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2answers
536 views

Sliders/Carousels vs. Scrolling

I'm trying to figure out the value of an image carousel vs. scrolling for a portfolio site. Obviously because it is a portfolio the images are the main content and at first glance displaying them in a ...
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0answers
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Change the view of a database

We've got a large, complicated database that we're displaying slices and comparisons of: the user gets to choose one or more years, one or more departments, and one or more demographic groups. The ...
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2answers
232 views

How can I user test a concept without a working prototype?

We are a user centered design agency which is stuffed with many user resarchers. We do test every step of a product and with a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods, from lab usability ...
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1answer
142 views

Is “widget” a user friendly word?

Our web application enables users to configure the front page with different, what we developers call, 'widgets'. To start this configuration process, the user needs to click an 'Add Widget' button. ...
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1answer
74 views

Improving a configurable list with a lot of comboboxes

I did some testing with the interface that looks a lot like the Apple Mail Rules dialog, and received the following feedback from users: Way too many click actions Unclear what a rule does Bad ...
3
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2answers
113 views

Saving space on sort-function in table-head

I'm working on the sort-interface of a table. So far I've come up with two versions with space saving in mind. Also I try to bear in mind the difficulties that come with toggle-buttons. (see in this ...
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2answers
159 views

Multiple actions on product page (Add to basket, to wish list, as a stock item)

I'm working on an App that sells construction tools but also allows users to manage a stock they might have of the companies products. On the product page the user can take three main actions: Add ...
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2answers
112 views

Preferable way of calling user attention on a desktop application

I have a desktop application, where users write orders (among other things). It's a MDI-like application (tabbed interface really), and each order is written in its own tab/window. There are several ...
3
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4answers
85 views

Software project with British documentation for US market

I'm working on a software product, currently based in the EU. The documentation is currently all written in British English. Senior management have recently announced their desire to market the ...
11
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3answers
391 views

Best way to show payment sites for in-app purchases in mobile phone apps

The other day I made a few purchases using a mobile phone app (Android). I used Paypal, but this could be applied to any payment gateway actually. Thing is, the application was just opening a ...
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5answers
2k views

A client wants a “Show More” on every page on his website. (Weighing up the benefits)

I've been asked by a client to add a "Show More" button after a pre-defined height on all pages on the users website. It's naturally quite a difficult task to achieve because I have questions such ...
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2answers
128 views

How to integrate word prediction keyboard into P300-based BCI (brain computer interface) system?

See this question in Cognitive Sciences. A P300 based BCI is designed for locked-in patients to communicate, P300 is a brain wave elicited in the process of decision making. Farwell and Donchin ...
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3answers
57 views

Is it appropriate to import users from one application to another?

We have an inhouse CRM system which our sales staff have used for years. We have since implemented a new business model which the system is not compatible with. The new system is done but with major ...
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1answer
83 views

Save “notification” for multi-page form where every action saves

I have a web application that rates a person's performance: there are a number of questions regarding the person, where each question is a rating (poor to excellent) represented by radio buttons, and ...
2
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4answers
205 views

Where does user experience begin and end?

Does user experience have a role throughout the entire development lifecycle of a product (in industry), even as far back as determining what stack developers will use? What are the key influences and ...
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2answers
160 views

What is the most effective way of starting a sales email conversation with a potential customer?

I was reading this test from GoodUI when I had an idea. Rather than having someone enter a ton of information on a web form, why not let the user just write a normal email in their preferred email ...
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13answers
9k views

Deletion: Confirm or Undo? Which is the better option and why?

Which one is the better option and why? Delete with Confirmation [The action cannot be undone] or Delete with one click [And provide option to Undo]
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1answer
73 views

Accessibility with aria-live and referencing other parts of a page

The setup: We have section A, where a user interacts with form controls and depending on the interaction receives specific messaging with aria-live. aria-live="assertive" role=”status” That ...
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2answers
138 views

Scroll bar in a wizard

I have a wizard with multiple steps. In one of the steps I have to display information based on the checkbox selected. I can have maximum 25-30 input boxes in the mockup below. All these input boxes ...
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2answers
275 views

Is there a benefit from driving on one side of the road, while sitting in the other side of the car?

I've noticed that cars/automobiles manufactured for countries with right-hand traffic (where vehicles drive on the right hand side of the road) place the driver's seat on the left hand side of the car ...
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4answers
2k views

Help tooltips and screen-readers

I have an input form that contains help tooltips for many of the field labels (usually more meaningful than the example). download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups ...
3
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2answers
68 views

Deciding on minimum performance

I work at a remote site for a multinational company. I am doing a software implementation that is having some major user experience issues due to very poor network performance. Our load times are so ...
14
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4answers
2k views

Why is “register” the default button rather than “log in”? [duplicate]

I have noticed an increasing trend the last year towards emphasizing the "register" button rather than "log in". Often log in is not even a button, just a link. I understand the desire to simplify ...
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5answers
932 views

Why do web designers force users to enter credit card numbers without hyphens or spaces?

Credit card numbers on the cards themselves seem to follow a pattern--four clusters of digits separated by spaces. This seems to comport with "human factors engineering" that I think shows people have ...
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1answer
518 views

Filters Placement to the left or top?

I am designing a business web based application for professional users. I have doubts where to best place filters and navigation bar. ATM we placed the navigation bar to the left - ultimately we are ...
4
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1answer
58 views

How to accessibly specify units in a table?

I'm working on a web page with a series of charts that are built from visually-hidden HTML tables for accessibility - the idea being that the tables present the data in a form suitable for screen ...
2
votes
2answers
273 views

Search input placeholder text

The client is real estate agency which offers offices for companies. I have got search input on the homepage. What kind of text will you put as a placeholder? When you type the complete search answer, ...
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1answer
116 views

Suggestions for labels of different kind of doors/gates [closed]

I'm designing a mobile app for home automation. Shown at the end of this question is the remote page, which allows the user to control doors and gates. We have to provide the following three types ...
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2answers
270 views

Swipe in which direction to get to the next newest article? [duplicate]

I'm working on iPad and mobile app and want to add the option to swipe the article to get the next one. In order to get newer article what should be the direction of the swipe?
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1answer
96 views

Are these abbreviations common in programming/image processing?

I am editing terms that will be used on an user interface of the controller of a vision sensor designed for factory use. Since there is a restriction of space on the UI, I am trying to abbreviate ...
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0answers
62 views

Any suggestions for letting user Activation by clicking link OR typing in confirmation code?

Sometimes, our users do not have access to their email on the same device they are using our web app on, for example, they can check their email on their iphone, but the iphone is too small to use ...
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4answers
281 views

Hamburger menu for responsive portfolio

In a portfolio web design which focuses on the mobile version design (because of the scenario in which users will use it) does it make sense to keep a hamburger menu for the desktop version? It's a ...
2
votes
1answer
82 views

Design for phone. UX/Service Design

I'm working on a project for which a large part of the target is made up of people who do not use computers. The project involves the delivery. The catalog is available online, for those accustomed to ...
2
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4answers
229 views

Avoiding negative or positive biases during interviews

I'm going to be conducting user surveys and I want to ask questions like "What part of the software is good?" and "What part of the software is bad?" (more specific to the software in question of ...
108
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12answers
15k views

Why did the mouse beat the light pen, paddle, and other pointing devices?

I recently watched the mother of all demos from 1968 which did an excellent job of showing how computers can be personal. Something that stood out to me was the mouse. This device has remained ...
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1answer
87 views

Designing an Interface - A 'How Can I Direct You' style of interface

We're building an internal tool for helping folks utilize user experience in their projects. We're looking at it from two directions--one direction, easier, is "Hey, I need a wireframe, where can I ...
0
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1answer
107 views

US vs. New Zealand web design: the differences?

I design enterprise web apps in the US, and am looking to take on a New Zealand client. At first glance, the UI/UX tendencies of the New Zealand web space appears to be very similar if not identical ...
7
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1answer
2k views

How to use breadcrumbs in a responsive layout?

I would like to use breadcrumbs on my responsive site. Breadcrumbs become less recognisable if the links wrap as the layout is then less recognisable. This creates an issue for my site as the width ...
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2answers
57 views

How to handle success feedback message for negative setting preferences?

For any settings/preference related changes (positive), we show a success message. We are using "success message text with light green box with green tick" placed on the top of the page for this. Our ...

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