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Hit area for items in a grid-page.

I have a landing page with a grid of projects that the user can click into. I'm wondering is it best to: Only make the link/button clickable OR Make the entire box clickable. I'm leaning more ...
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2answers
852 views

What is the latest research on Serif vs. Sans Serif fonts for readability and retention esp. for those with vision issues

I've been told by someone who worked with a researcher that Sans Serif fonts have lots of ambiguity in things like i, 1, l and this causes the eye to need to back and forth (more, presumably than the ...
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lorem ipsum and mockups for personal projects

I was wondering if it's ok to use lorem ipsum for personal projects that will go on my portfolio? Will recruiters see that as bad? Or should i just make up content for the mockup can seem more "...
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2answers
2k views

What is the best web design pattern for toggle-able options within a parent toggle-able menu

I'm working on a menu that can be toggled on or off, with sub-options within the menu that themselves can be toggled on or off. while logically I think it makes sense for both the parent menu and ...
5
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1answer
97 views

Best way to represent “add to waitlist”

I could use your advice on a UX issue. I'm working on the UX of a system for scheduling appointments. Showing something is either available or not available is easy, but I want to give people the ...
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213 views

How to indicate which way the boards plug into each other?

I'm developing a board like this that serves as an adapter for a given board that needs to be plugged like this given that the board size is the same, users tend to plug it the other way, the way ...
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1answer
63 views

Showing logical operations with query language [duplicate]

We are struggling with how to incorporate AND/OR logic amongst a list of filters in our user interface. I know this question has been asked many times, but I'm trying to fit the logic addition into ...
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2answers
405 views

Is a decimal comma used in data entry?

Historically, I know that in most parts of the world decimals have been represented with a comma. 3.14 (US and Canada mostly) 3,14 (most other places) In software development, normally a period (3....
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4answers
232 views

What is the best way to trim long text?

I'm trying to create a product listing page that includes the description in the listings. However, the page is not uniform and is very long. I've tried several ways of trimming the text, but what is ...
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370 views

Can the “Go”button on mobile devices' virtual keyboards replace an actual button on the interface?

Imagine I'm designing as search bar for mobile websites and don't want to waste the space on a "Go" or "Search" button on my interface, can I just expect the user to tap on the "Go" button on his ...
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2answers
93 views

Homepage Changes Based on Who is Accessing It

I am redesigning a homepage which has 10 places it can take you. Four types of people will be using this homepage. Person 1 can access elements 1, 2, and 3. Person 2 can access elements 3, and 4. ...
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2answers
155 views

Where should table filters and search be placed?

Any ideas on whether filters should be on the left or right of a table? What about search? They both narrow down the contents of what's in the table.
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5answers
879 views

Different styling for different tooltips on a single page?

I am working on a web application, and we are focusing very much on the consistency of the look&feel. When we are designing tooltip styles, we can see there is the 'plain style' tooltip and all ...
0
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1answer
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Showing Zero (0) for views/likes/comments counters

Working on a community based marketplace, we want to have icons with counters that represent how many views, likes, and comments were made to the item. A pretty common thing, yet, everybody seems to ...
5
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1answer
3k views

In general What is the difference between alert and warning message?

Is there is any difference between alert and warning message, When it should be used, under what condition and scenario.
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2answers
89 views

Should users be given the option to sign up to a website without having to set a password?

For many sites as a user I'm not really bothered about security as there's little of value on the site So should users be given the option of signing up to a website without setting a password ?
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2answers
322 views

How should multiple buttons wrap on different responsive breakpoints?

We are currently developing a Wordpress site that has a Shortcode button feature that allows the client to alter the text, URL link and colour of a button, also to add new buttons. The client is ...
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0answers
173 views

UI for selecting multiple records with multiple cases

The title may not suffice to describe the nature of my problem here. But to describe, i'll give my data model and the current UI used to implement it. The tables and relation : 1) I only have two ...
3
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1answer
128 views

when to use sitemaps and userflows

When making a website should you choose sitemaps, userflows or both? Are sitemaps used only when navs feature sub navs when hovered?
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2answers
83 views

What to name a system

We are launching a new performance system and I have recommended the name should be descriptive of what you can do in the system to assist new employees to the organisation and those that only use the ...
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2answers
437 views

What is the most intuitive way for users to understand inclusive and exclusive filters?

We are not sure how to show a filter options in a chrome extension. The extension filters RSS contents, and we need to set the type of the filter: inclusive filter exclusive filter If we select ...
2
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1answer
146 views

Should you autofill a textbox if there's only one possibility? What about a minimum?

We have a UI to allocate resource: In the UI, users must check a box to enable the textbox. They can then enter any integer between 1 and the amount remaining. If the box is checked, the user must ...
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2answers
227 views

What is best practice for driving users to a web form?

Our website's #1 goal is getting people to fill out a form. What is the best practice to achieve that type of conversion? Popup that links to form page Popup that asks for basic info and then sends ...
1
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1answer
76 views

Tooltip icon before the word?

Im working on an existing site, and the tooltip icon is before the word. I have never seen this before. Is this common? This looks like bad UX to me, but I don't want to make the argument to change it ...
3
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1answer
202 views

Thinking in Inheritance vs Editing Multiple Disimilar Values

When presented with multiple similar modules, all containing the same set of user definable parameters, what pattern is shown to best suit the widest range of user expectations? Inheritance: Using a ...
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13answers
12k views

Should a web-based UI rely on the browser back button?

The back button is a great "get out of a flow's dead end" option that browsers provide. Should a UI rely on the back button as the only method to allow a user to get to the previous page or should the ...
4
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2answers
168 views

Matching Navigation Names to Page Titles?

Upon reading the "Navigation" chapter of Don't Make Me Think, I saw the point 'The name needs to match what I clicked.' Obviously, this is a book of guidelines and is not law, but I'm confused about ...
3
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2answers
153 views

Tablet filters - way to display them

I'm working on filters for a tablet game interface (in HTML 5). First, I considered displaying classic checkbox groups but that uses a lot of space (requiring the user to scroll) and it's not visual ...
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5answers
2k views

Does avoiding the hamburger menu on Android break a core platform UI pattern?

We are trying to decide on the main navigation structure for our app. I have read all there is about the disadvantages of the hamburger menu (aka side-menu, drawer). The use of a visible navigation ...
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3answers
2k views

If the user has set a search filter, but the data is N/A, should it be shown

For example, Say the site is for searching cars for sale, one of the filters is "only show black cars", if there's a car listed which doesn't have a color specified, should it be included in the ...
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1answer
208 views

Sharing a link in iOS: where to place an action button if not in a bar?

I'm going to explain what I've been told to meet: I need to add a kind of "tell a friend" option within a settings menu the app already has (which is a table view). The purpose of such "tell a friend" ...
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1answer
80 views

Form field border width for colorblind people

We have an issues when it comes to accessibility for web forms. During validation what should be the form field border width, 1px or 2px ? Hope this will be little clear: Should I have a 2px red ...
0
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1answer
47 views

Is the OS and browser used important when taking a screenshot?

If I am taking a Screenshot (or say creating an animated gif) showcasing a particular aspect of a web-app (ie: dragging and dropping files from a folder onto the browser) is the OS/Browser combination ...
3
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3answers
131 views

Codependent facets filters. Should one filter reduce its option based on the other filter selection?

I'm having a situation with codependent filters. Lets use as example KAYAK flight filters. We have a filter named TIMES that lets the user select time range for flight take-off. In other filter we ...
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1answer
76 views

Best practices for switching back and forth between 'raw' and formatted editable data

I'm working on a desktop application (Java Swing) which contains a screen allowing the user to enter and edit magstripe track-data. This track-data is a string, looking like this: ;1234567890123445=...
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3answers
614 views

Is it better to pass the UI mockups to programmers only after all of them is done or in smaller batches?

I have a project in which I need to do 80 UI mockup screens. Should I pass these 80 mock-ups to the development team after I've finished all of them, or should I pass it to them in batches of e.g. 10-...
3
votes
2answers
74 views

How should a sum of heterogeneous currencies be presented to the user?

We write analytics software. Recently our customers have asked us to take a look at expanding our services into the e-commerce arena, and this has raised some tricky questions in an internationalized ...
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1answer
599 views

Grammar for describing UI design

Does anyone know of a formal grammar approach to UI design? I currently have wireframes for 100+ pages and I'm now driving out the commonality / identifying reusable components. I'm interested in the ...
3
votes
3answers
223 views

Progressive Disclosure on Credit Card Form

I'm toying with the idea of completely hiding the submit button on a credit card form until the user enters valid card info (checksummed number, expiration date, security code). As soon as invalid ...
3
votes
1answer
123 views

Should employees and customers use the same or specialized interfaces for completing the same tasks?

A company previously had one application that customers could use to access their account, pay their bill etc. Alternatively, customers could call, and an employee would answer the phone and do all of ...
3
votes
1answer
133 views

What's the term for modeling detailed customer behavior in service/UX design?

Let's say I'm designing a service experience for a restaurant app. For a typical restaurant, you have an owner, a manager, an executive chef, line cooks, waiters, and a bar manager. Only the waiters ...
2
votes
2answers
89 views

Wording for survey questions

We currently use the terminology when asking a clients when in their session would they like survey questions for participants: Pre Questions - before the session begins Post Questions - after the ...
2
votes
4answers
87 views

How to improve “between” operator usage in grid?

I have a grid with comparison functionality. The problem is I have to use column 2 only for "between" operator, for other comparison/search operators it's useless. How can I improve this? Open to ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Is it ok to change table caption depending on user choices?

I have a table listing available jobs. By default this table shows all jobs. The table caption is now "Available jobs". If the user make use of the filter functionality the result is filtered and the ...
0
votes
1answer
90 views

How to present 2 sets of dimension inputs and not confuse users

I'd like to get some feedback on an UI I'm currently assembling - in a simple graphical editing app of mine users can edit properties of graphical objects like their position, angle and other ...
15
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3answers
2k views

Tracing on a touch screen: achieving fat finger friendliness

What could be done to improve the ability to trace the outline of items on a touch screen, without requiring the user to use a stylus or other additional physical tool? The 'fatness' of fingers ...
0
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0answers
284 views

Card Sort Analysis using Excel (Agreement and Disagreement Matrices)

I'm trying to find way to tabulate the results of an open card sorting exercise. We have about 50 cards total and need to pair that down so I'm hoping to crunch the numbers in excel to see where ...
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vote
4answers
217 views

Data tables - what's column should be first?

When creating a table with a lot of rows and a number of columns, what is the recommendation for which column should be first and most important? An example scenario for the data table would be a ...
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vote
2answers
218 views

Is there any research on colors choice for the web?

I'm writing a thesis on web usability. I'd like to mention the choice of colors and which ones are appropriate to use and which are not. Now I've searched on the internet but what I've found so far ...
2
votes
1answer
92 views

Logging in: fields in a header, or dedicated link?

Does anyone know if it's better practice to include user login fields in the header of a website, or just a login link that takes the user to a login page (or a modal lightbox style login)? For ...

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