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Which validation error message to use for user form?

Which of these error message should I use for my add/edit user form. (Although I am over thinking this) Background I have various forms around the system where assets can be assigned to specific ...
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161 views

Multiple sites on the same domain – Good or bad?

So, my client has a website for his brand that is targeted against B2B-consumers, investors and journalists. He now wants to create a second website for a sub brand that is targeted against ...
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190 views

How can airplane safety information cards be improved? [closed]

Consider the current safety information card aboard the American Airlines Boeing MD-80. It's a large, trifold brochure with four full-color pages of pictograms and one page of dense, small text ...
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1-column vs n-column timelines / news feeds

Facebook's news feed employs a 1-column layout, whereas Google+ employs multi-columns, depending on the width of the browser. (It appears it's between 1-3 columns). Pinterest have many. Are there ...
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3answers
276 views

Visually showing that a textbox contains text longer than its width?

I am evaluating ideas for displaying that there is hidden overflow text in a fixed-size single-line input box. I this data entry application, we need to keep a particular textbox's width as narrow as ...
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376 views

Are on/off switches acceptable in desktop UI

Are the sort of switch controls you see on smart phones acceptable on the web - i'm talking about the left->right sliding on/off switches you have for Airplane mode and others. They certainly look ...
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366 views

long lists vs select box or super menu style selector

I have a form with 5 select boxes with 5-20 items in each one. I need to explain each option a bit better, to make it easier for the user to decide which option to choose. In doing so, I've created a ...
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3k views

Comparison of usability between Office for Windows and Mac

I have been using Microsoft Office on Windows for a long time, from 97 to 2013, and occasionally I use it on a Mac computer as well. There has been previous questions about comparisons between Windows ...
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138 views

Studies on the impact of switching operating systems in corporate organizations

Browsing through a previous question on the usability between Windows and Mac OS, I thought an interesting question would be to see if there were any studies done on the impact of changing operation ...
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3answers
151 views

What factors to consider when picking a color theme for a short user survey?

I fairly frequently create short, google-doc surveys with 3-5 questions. Before today I always used the default template and never thought to change colors. However, considering I also work at a ...
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193 views

How do I make it clear that different sections of my form are alternatives?

I have a form in an Android app: it's kind of a page of a wizard, for constructing a query against a web service. Each section of the form is a different way to progress to the next page of the ...
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3answers
193 views

Search results - representing/showing parent/child records

I have a couple of questions which relates to how to best show parent/child records on search results. An example first: If you have digitised 300 individual pages of an illuminated manuscript, then ...
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3answers
882 views

Is password confirmation necessary on a Change Password dialog?

On one hand there is no need to ask for password confirmation because it is annoying. If I made a mistake when confirming my password I'll need retype my very complex password again. There is also a ...
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Looking for independent usability study of the Microsoft Fluent UI

I have been trying to gather objective feedback/response on the design of the Fluent UI ('Ribbon') interface. Apart from one study by Forrester which was commissioned by Microsoft anyway, and various ...
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205 views

Why the familiarity of a button can decrease as users experience grows?

Recently, I was working on understanding how familiarity changes as users' experience increase. A very normal understanding will be that the familiarity increases as users use the button and the ...
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124 views

Does asking for confirmation create stronger engagement

I noticed in some game apps, a modal dialog is shown asking, "John Doe has sent you an invitation to play. [Accept] [Decline]". In other games, the game just pops up in your list of games, and you ...
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104 views

Difference between interface design and GUI design [closed]

Is interface design the same as GUI design?
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116 views

What Are the Top UX Enterprise-level Methology Considerations? [closed]

I've read much about Enterprise Methodology considerations being required for user experience requirements,design, and implementation in relation to providing a great UX for today's enterprise workers ...
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4answers
401 views

Transparent resin casting vs. solid metal color

I am designing an electronics circuit (gps-tracker/recorder) that I would like to cast in a material for durability and aesthetics, as pictured. I may decide to sell it at some point. It would be ...
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3answers
392 views

Web App Sidebar - Under Page Header vs Next to Page Header

My current sidebar setup looks like this: The sidebar is present on multiple pages and can include: section ('employees' is a section) specific information (lists that section pages have in ...
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2answers
223 views

Clickable and non-clickable images on the same page

In my portfolio I have case studies, where I explain a bit of my projects and place images of different sizes along with the text. While in some smaller images the user is able to click and view the ...
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1answer
336 views

Is double click on a mega menu item commonly used?

I am working on a design which requires a mega menu to popup when top link is hovered over. The top link is also a link and clicking on it takes the user to a specific page. While this works pretty ...
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6answers
8k views

What is the difference between web design and front-end development? [closed]

They seem to both imply the skill-set of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
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1answer
8k views

What is the difference between web design, interaction design, user experience design, and user interface design?

It seems all four of these branches of design relate to each other at one point or another, and one can easily be confused for another by novices or outsiders looking in. Job postings online ...
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627 views

Best empirical method(s) for determining how to name something?

I'm a UX/UI designer leading the redesign of a web application that serves a primarily technical audience (DevOps professionals). A primary goal of our redesign is to make the UI more accessible to ...
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4answers
506 views

Not known - Yes - No Buttons

Imagine a form with a list of items (facilities - toilets, showers, etc.) where for each of them user can select whether the item exists (Yes), doesn't exist (No) or it's not known whether it exists ...
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What is UX strategy?

An extremely basic question I realise. If we use Jesse James Garrett's diagram which is comprised of visual design, navigation design, information design, interaction design, information architecture, ...
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1answer
87 views

Date based queries

I'm working on a project that involves allowing the user to create queries in a GUI some of those queries involve dates. My question is, Have you previously built any date based query solutions, or ...
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303 views

Error message or disabled action button

Is it better to give a warning message for completing certain action before submitting it (in an online form)? If not, then will disabling the main action (submit) button to avoid any error be of any ...
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1answer
109 views

Include Insurance Turn On/Off

I have a form that asks travel agents if they want to include insurance for multiple guests. A checkbox is best for on/off, but I'm not 100% confident with my labeling. A few options are: Guest ...
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2answers
269 views

What is the best symbol to use for currency?

I need a generic symbol to use for a currency icon. The US Dollar and the Euro symbol seem to be pretty equal competitors, but I know this can be a touchy concept and the selection of either could ...
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3answers
135 views

Textbox with addon selector

My users need to input a number. For this, I would like a control that is a textbox for the numerical input and a section on the end of the textbox that indicates a default unit of measure, similar to ...
3
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2answers
179 views

On mobile devices, should there be a 2-step process when asking for permission to user data?

I always had a sort of a pet-peeve with mobile applications asking, out of the blue most of the time, for access to my Contacts, Calendar, Location etc. As far as I can figure, my reluctance in giving ...
4
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3answers
901 views

Do all links on a page have to be all underlined or all colored?

I am redesigning a website and currently working on the homepage. I have several links or points of entry via the homepage. I was wondering if I need to follow one convention for styling the links, ...
3
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4answers
812 views

Where can I find an official set of iOS (specifically iPad) icons and stencil sets? [closed]

Android have an official set of icons, fonts, colours and stencils, that can be downloaded from their website. However, I have come to design for iPad and I can't find an official download. Do I need ...
4
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3answers
378 views

GUI for creating a grid view of user defined headers that are based on a closed set of fields

Business need is for ability to see a grid of values for custom fields that are created by user. Example of business need. Take Microsoft Visual Studio for example. MVS has a closed set of fields for ...
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3answers
120 views

In what manner should a website be designed to take into account user experience?

As a programmer when building a website I am a terrible designer and normally do not account for the user experience side of the website. I am going to be building a new website and I'm wondering if ...
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2answers
113 views

How to prevent users from losing direction while browsing between old and newer post? [closed]

I have often found myself "lost" on site where I browse to older articles / post . What elements is the minimum required to prevent this. Focus solely on this navigation and disregard other elements ...
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4answers
456 views

How should I visually represent multiple three-state flags?

I'm building a piece of software which will have a filtering system that involves multiple flags. The complication is that each flag has three possible states: On Off N/A (i.e. It can't be applied, ...
4
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2answers
150 views

Form label alignment for fields that are not completed in a logical order

I'm defining a project based around inputting telephone enquiries into a form. The enquiries are conversation-based rather than in a question-answer format, so the responses could come in in any ...
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2answers
124 views

Tips for a “New Project” dialog

I am designing a new project dialog for my Database deployment application. The dialog should present the user with the list of possible project types (On the screenshot these are on the left column: ...
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2answers
197 views

Should I use placeholders in just some of the form fields?

Suppose we've got a form with a number of input supported with labels and placeholder. Label helps to identify the whole input idea (whether it's for First name or Salary). The purpose of placeholder ...
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4answers
504 views

What is the best way to indicate read-only cells within a table?

I have many tables, actually data grids, where most of the cells will be editable, but some may not depending on the users permissions. I am thinking of using light gray backgrounds on the read-only ...
2
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2answers
177 views

What is the standard practice for a mouse-over “highlight” of a picture that is under the cursor?

I'm displaying several photographs. The user then selects (clicks) on one of them. I'd like to have a mouse-over highlight of the one they are "on". The photographs : are on a background the color ...
2
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1answer
187 views

Have there been any usability studies for finger signing on mobile apps

Ever tried to sign your credit card receipt on a tablet? It takes a bit of getting used to, but since so many coffee shops etc... now use those apps, users are 'getting used to it'. However, what ...
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2answers
244 views

Mobile - product listings page - add to basket button or not?

So on our site we currently have something like: DURACELL BATTERY - ONLY £1.99 - QUANTITY - ADD TO BASKET ENERGIZER BATTERY - ONLY £1.99 - QUANTITY - ADD TO BASKET Obviously in designing our ...
4
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5answers
364 views

Graphic representation of various data types

I have a project where a lot of data look alike but however they represent different things. For example I have data that contain 0 or 1 but this could represent a text value or a boolean. A good ...
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5answers
183 views

How to implement a delay to prevent inadvertent clicks on a touch screen

I'm developing an app that asks users to fill in a questionnaire which consists of multiple screens. Each screen includes the question text, a graphic, and Yes/No buttons that are always in the same ...
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3answers
201 views

Displaying domain name or URL that is long or contains many words

2 related problems: I have a domain name that is quite long. e.g. www.expertscientificanalysis.com I have another domain that is not neccesarily long but made up of many words. e.g. ...
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7answers
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Designing a password/authentication system usable for young children in a classroom

We are all familiar with the best password practices for websites which will be used by adults, such as storing passwords in one-way hashes, using password resets instead of emailing password, etc. ...

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