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69 views

Are there any good UX articles from non-ux sources? [closed]

In my efforts to sell UX in my company, I want to round up some good examples that show the value of UX. I just read a UX Matters post called Evangelizing UX Across an Entire Organization. In it, ...
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148 views

SMS: Confirm Opt Out

I am working on a SMS (text message) service. Customers will receive text alerts to important information. The message will inform the user they may reply "STOP" to opt out of future messages. This ...
2
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1answer
137 views

How to display negative numbers which are not currency?

I'm writing an application that will be showing negative numbers of units (as in shares of stock). When showing negative numbers in currency, it's typical to display the it in parentheses, e.g. ...
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4answers
188 views

Auto-saving when editing a form?

In this scenario, I have a user returning to form and pressing an edit button, then the form is editable a modal window. Should the user have to hit the save button? Any downside to auto-saving after ...
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0answers
20 views

what is the best way for a user to securely share from a public device & app?

what is the best way for a user to securely share from a public device & app (kiosk-like), instead of just emailing to themselves under an anonymous user account? I need some UX advice and ...
2
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2answers
272 views

Interface for selecting multiple items out of thousands, w/ categories

I'm trying to build an interface for filtering lots of data for the sake of searching. I need to present a VERY large collection of names, make it easy for the user to select all the names they need ...
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0answers
46 views

Learning “The Art” of Community Creation, Curation and Driving [closed]

When you look at sites like Wikipedia, reddit, digg, slashdot, craigslist... and even StackOverflow/Exchange - the platforms themselves are built and then the community drives the "content". User ...
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4answers
152 views

Would leaving a due date field blank mean “No due date” to a user?

I am being questioned whether a user will intuitively know that leaving a Due date field blank (and is not required), will mean there is no due date. Any thoughts for an explanation or other ...
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1answer
41 views

Online software that only has an option to pay by phone

I'm currently working on a project of moving our windows application to a web application. The software is for financial planners/advisers in US. In our windows app most people pay by calling up and ...
3
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1answer
300 views

What are the advantages and disadvantages of changing the browser window icon?

I have been experimenting with ways to notify a user when a running web application requires their attention. Adding badges to the favorite icon seems to work well but I am having a hard time ...
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7answers
463 views

How to improve legibility of chart with gathered lines?

I manage a website which displays the evolution of sport teams in their championships using line charts. See the image below with 2 examples for 2 sports. The X axis show the played matches (time), ...
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10answers
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How to ensure users can't sign up for multiple accounts?

I'm working on a web app right now which users will normally have to pay to use, but I want to also offer a short demo period (haven't settled on how long yet, but somewhere between 1 day and 1 week). ...
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0answers
33 views

Full list of currency / money formatting based on locale [duplicate]

I'm looking for a full list of currency / money formatting for each locale. I know that for US for example 1500.00 USD would be formatted as $ 1,500.00 Australian user would see US$ instead of $. ...
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3answers
117 views

What is the best number of navigation options to have on a website

Im looking at building a website WITHOUT the hamburger. However due to strict requirements we currently have 9 categories plus a large logo. There are 3 main categories, 3 of medium use and 3 with ...
2
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3answers
157 views

How do I best use a drilldown in a particular wizard screen?

I'm creating a wizard with multiple steps and quite a lot of data to fill in. In one of those steps the user has the possibility to drill down to another screen, let's say options. He doesn't need to ...
0
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1answer
106 views

How to visualize two kinds of search results

We are doing a system which is handling a large amount of data and it's using a search/filtering function similar to behance.net. This means that the filter area (criteria in the comboboxes) also act ...
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2answers
290 views

Should I explore alternatives to the drop down menu on this site?

Before I say anything else, I should note that the use case is fairly specific: The site is security related, allowing the customer to manage remote connections, video libraries, and user access. The ...
2
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5answers
281 views

A word for “not handheld device”?

At my company we're developing a web-based POS (Point of Sale) system software. It is intended for being accessed through a traditional desktop computer, a POS touch-screen computer or a handheld ...
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8answers
556 views

Does a lock icon show the user is logged in or needs to log in

I am working on a device where the admin can require the user to log into the device into order to use it. The developers originally used a closed lock to show that a user is is "locked out". For ...
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5answers
3k views

Save buttons that don't save

Generally there are two kinds of windows I make: windows with Ok/Cancel buttons, and windows with just a Close button. The implied understanding is that Ok/Cancel windows don't save anything until you ...
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1answer
83 views

recording setup for field studies

Wondering if anyone here might have some advice: We're going to be undertaking onsite field usability studies for the first time over the next year, and I'm wondering about techniques / equipment / ...
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5answers
154 views

Better term for “iOS Camera Roll”?

We are using the term "iOS Camera Roll" for our iOS App to indicate that we refer to all the pictures and videos the user has on their iDevice. Since I'm not a native English speaker the term ...
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1answer
184 views

Android App - placing elements close to android nav (back button and co)

I want to place a element (which can be often used) on the bottom left corner of my app but i'm not sure if it's a good ui choice. this app will run on IOS, desktop and android devices but it will be ...
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3answers
252 views

Can I use Omnigraffle instead of Axure and achieve the same results? [closed]

I have been looking to start a new job the new year and lots of UX position mention requires Axure in the specs. I have heard of it but I have never used it I have used Omnigraffle and Balsmicq. are ...
2
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2answers
161 views

Link-heavy web GUI patterns

There is an enterprise system where all entities are interconnected. Let's say we have following entities for a example: Customer, Order, Product, Contact, Employee. The preferred GUI style is ...
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5answers
175 views

Is there a point at which an interface design can be considered “complete?”

A point of lessening returns where further iteration and refinement either have a net zero benefit or are actually detrimental to the user experience?
2
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3answers
193 views

In a ticket-booking process, when should a spot be reserved for the user?

Should the spot be held: A. from the moment the user starts the booking process, or B. only when the user adds the ticket to the shopping cart? The booking process: User selects number of tickets ...
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3answers
303 views

Correct way to verify a users identity on a serious site

I need a way to verify a users identity because my web site handles peer to peer buying and selling and I would like to minimize the amour of fraudulent users posting fake listings and never shipping ...
3
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1answer
69 views

My blog has lots of types of content. What's the best way to organize it for readers to discover its depth?

Right now I have it organized with 4 or 5 categories at the top (how-to, trends, etc.). But if someone comes to the site through a social media link or search keyword (which is typical) she may not ...
1
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1answer
58 views

Is it better to redirect to root site or something else?

Basically the query is there are just one or two exclusive registered user only features on my site. What I am curious about is, is it better to dedicate a separate page after the user logins, to ...
2
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3answers
155 views

Should a dropdown have a value (or be visible) when the associated checkbox is unchecked?

We have users that can be assigned to different groups with an associated role on that group. For example, a user may be a "Contributor" on the "Human Resources" group, but an "Admin" on the "How To ...
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2answers
111 views

Best GUI tool for X, Y, or Both situation- radio buttons, or check boxes?

I have a medical reporting application, and three possible options for a query. I need the user to select one of three options, and I am trying to figure out if a radio button group is best or some ...
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3answers
181 views

Color to depict status [closed]

I have line charts which show active, inactive and failed status of an application. Please suggest which are the best colors to depict that.
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2answers
165 views

Combining multiple pieces of data into single column

I am currently working on a program that will involve a grid like control on the main page. There are a few pieces of data that the user wants to see that are closely related (i.e. a unique ID for a ...
2
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1answer
52 views

What is the best way to let the user select a distance for a layer?

So I am creating a layer list using d3 and I have a question about how best let the user select distances. To give some background, the user will be selecting a geographic layer and will then be ...
1
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1answer
109 views

Visual Indicator For Manually Created Documents vs. Automatically Generated Documents

I'm working on a UI that is a master-detail-detail view that displays a list of documents to a user. Some documents are manually created and other documents are automatically generated. I have a ...
1
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4answers
336 views

When should an input's validation message show on a form that has already been submitted?

So let's say that we have a form. This form has multiple inputs, many of which are required fields. Understandably, we should not turn a required input red and show a validation message before the ...
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2answers
131 views

is it wise to create a popup screen in a wizard?

I'm creating a wizard prototype in which a user needs to fill in a document through certain steps. There are 2 functionalities i have difficulty with: In one of those steps the user needs to create ...
3
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4answers
733 views

Minimalistic or fancy?

There is this question that is in my mind for a long time, and I personally feel I'm not pretty good when it comes to user experience, so because of that I had decided to stick to minimalistic ...
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2answers
376 views

Dropdown/Radio button as an action selection in a grid row?

I need to display an action selection in every row of a grid. The action could be Do nothing, Confirm, Reject (mutually exclusive). And once all the selections were made, users are expected to hit a ...
0
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2answers
109 views

What is the best way to add remarks to changes

Assume a scenario that user need to do some modification to a big data form, while the requirement is that if they have changed some records, they need to add remarks that what have changed,etc. One ...
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2answers
93 views

Does logical program flow make a program more compatible with the human mind?

I recently began to wonder if a more logical program was more 'compatible' with the human mind, as in being more natural to use, and making the user feel more in control. Is this necessarily true? ...
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2answers
574 views

Is showing a blank page preferable to showing an empty one?

TL;DR: If you don't care about the context of my question, you can jump down to the images, under "Question." Background I'm modifying an exeisting web application--think "social network," ...
3
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4answers
112 views

After deleting an item in a list, should focus go to the previous or next item?

Imagine you have a todo list, and you're currently editing the item marked ** Task 1 Task 2 ** Task 3 The interface provides a command to immediately delete the current item (not just clearing the ...
3
votes
4answers
141 views

Is good UI design something that reflects the underlying system/process or something that is used to solve the problem?

Inspired by this previous question on UX SE: Good reasons to use bad UI? I asked myself the question, "Are there bad reasons to use good UI?" And just to clarify, I am talking about UI design and not ...
1
vote
3answers
436 views

Using mixed radio and checkbox buttons - is there any efficiency or usability gain in the design?

I have noticed that many online forms and surveys these days are starting to use a mixture of radio and checkbox buttons for the same question, that is, for a question that gives the person a number ...
0
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1answer
55 views

Should the main drop-down menu in an application always be titled “File”?

First my question, and then the details below: Should the main drop-down menu in a windows application always be titled "File" or should it be titled something more appropriate to the options it ...
4
votes
2answers
68 views

Should main drop-down menu always be titled File

First my question, and then the details below: Should the main drop-down menu in a windows application always be titled "File" or should it be titled something more appropriate to the options it ...
1
vote
2answers
145 views

multiple auto-suggest fields on the same screen

I need to design a screen where the user needs to choose 2 types of values before moving to the next screen. one value from one list and the other from a different list. The lists are dynamic, so I ...
0
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1answer
287 views

Page slide in/out transition for android/iOS apps

Is there a generally accepted duration for sliding transitions in android/iOS that feels "natural"? In a similar vein, do these transitions accelerate, or do they move at a constant speed? I'm ...

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