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Advice on BlackBerry Navigation and Layout Design [closed]

I have some problems trying to design layout and navigation structure for BlackBerry app. The basic of our layout is consists of two headers that will be fixed so that when users scroll horizontally ...
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3answers
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Speech Bubbles meaning

I am developing a toon story to illustrate my company's offerings. May be I'll use a landing page, or just create it on the home page. I have 3 actors in it, a cab driver, a bpo company owner and ...
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3answers
242 views

What is the best way to show the Facebook “Like” widget?

I am working on an e-commerce aggregator site. I need to place a Facebook like widget. Now, I am not sure what is the best way to get the user to like the Facebook page. What would be the best way to ...
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1answer
130 views

Ethnography and Qualitative Research Staying Relevant [closed]

How must ethnography be re-calibrated for a moment driven by the study of complex phenomena like globalization or mass mediation, things ethnography was decidedly not concocted to study?
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221 views

Add new field to the form as user focuses on the field

I'd like to hear opinions and pros/cons for the following approach to handling HTML forms http://jsfiddle.net/FsY7y/6/ (this is a simple demo). As user focuses on a field, a new field is added in case ...
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8answers
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Handling the death of a user

Are there any common practices for handling the death of a user? How should the claim of a death be verified? How should the deceased user be "visualized" or otherwise indicated on their ...
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3answers
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Swipe indicators on a small screen

My Android app has a screen that displays the details of an item selected from a list, as shown above. The screen allows the user to scroll to the next or previous item in the list by swiping ...
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6answers
340 views

How to convey a true/false value to a user?

I'm developing an application where users will be allowed to create custom fields that are part of a record, in addition to the fields that are provided by default. Users will be able to choose names ...
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1answer
113 views

Including fax contact information [closed]

For an attorney's website contact information, include a fax number? Is this superfluous information? Can it be taken away? I've had many unfortunate experiences with my college website. They list ...
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2answers
135 views

Mobile app UI state restoration in relation to the length of inactivity time

A common guideline for mobile apps is that they should be built to accommodate interruption, and that the app should be restored after interruption to the last state that the user was in. For example, ...
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2answers
155 views

What impacts the user's visual flow on geometrically non-traditional web layouts?

I'm interested in making pages that don't conform to the traditional layout of a rectangular grid, for example: Using a grid of hexagons or triangles. Placing the title in the center of the page ...
3
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2answers
121 views

Should your Help section have questions or topics?

Which is more user friendly? Organizing your Help section with popular phrased questions or topics? Clear topics are easier to scan whereas with popular phrased questions you have a chance to match ...
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1answer
103 views

Is reliability as an important component of a user experience?

I'm asking that because, in my own experience, I sometimes have to use less usable or less featured competitors just because of a poor reliability of the tool of my choice. It makes me think that ...
2
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5answers
445 views

Is responsive design becoming obsolete soon? [closed]

Responsive design focuses on delivering the content based on screen resolution (pixels). As screen resolution sizes of mobiles and tablets increase (tablets are now desktop monitor screen ...
8
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1answer
106 views

What are the costs of forcing a switch between mouse and keyboard?

If a user is entering text at a keyboard, then is forced to use their mouse for something (e.g. clicking a button in a modal dialog), what are the time and cognitive costs of that? Similarly, when ...
1
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1answer
283 views

Best UX practice for top level category page social sharing buttons for posts

In trying to test an implementation of top page sharing widgets for individual posts, I'm able to see TechCrunch implement something similar, but with a 2-stage process, where user must hover over the ...
4
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1answer
131 views

Survey builder - How to handle users navigating away from questions in invalid states

I'm building an internal survey tool similar to SurveyTalent where users have a panel to edit questions. I have a requirement to make the question and however many visble answers required. What ...
3
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2answers
222 views

Name of this semi ubiquitous pattern in Google Now search field?

With Android JellyBean, Google introduced Google Now, which is a fantastic addition in itself as far as I'm concerned. One interesting feature usability wise, something that dmh pointed out in a ...
3
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2answers
457 views

Alternatives to Menu + Toolbar or Ribbon

The main application I'm working on has a very traditional (and boring) old school menu and toolbar, the toolbar indeed just a row of 16 small icons. It has worked for us well over the years, but ...
3
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3answers
85 views

Should I increase or decrease items in a wizard progress?

I am designing a large form which is split up into sections, and depending on how the user answers the questions, whole sections will be created. Here's an example - Do you have a car? (this isn't a ...
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3answers
327 views

A single, long load - or multiple short loads, which would provide a better experience?

I have a very large, modular web application. When it starts I can do things one of three ways: A moderately long load time (about 60 seconds) to fetch all of the modules from the server (presented ...
8
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3answers
504 views

To lower user's cognitive memory load or not?

Naturally, it sounds like it is only best for our users if our design could reduce user's cognitive workload when performing a task. However, there are also theories that explain the need for a ...
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5answers
350 views

What alternatives to calendars exist for inputing dates on websites?

Inputing dates is going through changes on the internet, and in web/user interface design as well. Currently, I'm implementing <input type="date">, as this provides excellent usability on mobile ...
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4answers
739 views

How do we validate our persona?

When we pursue our goal of ease of use for our users we sometimes use personas to test or guide our designs. And that’s all good – because it gives us a feeling of how a user would interpret the ...
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2answers
512 views

Axure Checkbox Interactions, 3 Cases: None Checked, 1 Checked, or 2+ Checked? [closed]

I have a list of checkboxes, and I would like to tie them to a dynamic panel in a specific way: If no checkboxes are selected, display a Dynamic Panel's state 0. If only one (any) checkbox is ...
6
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2answers
496 views

Common screen resolution? (In a business environment)

Inspired by "Common screen resolution?" and a debate at work where I defended the teachings of this site... In the debate we argued about how the business environment differ from home environment in ...
4
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3answers
301 views

Where to redirect after successful login?

What is best practice to handle what happens to the user after the successfully login on a dedicated login page. Our current website has 2 possibilities. If the user was directed to the login page ...
4
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2answers
3k views

What are the ideal widths a website should be designed for on a phone/tablet/computer?

What are the ideal/typical widths that an adaptive/responsive website should be designed for in order to accomodate the most devices possible?
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2answers
1k views

Looking for enterprise web application design inspiration [closed]

I've checked many websites to be inspired about what the look and feel of a serious enterprise web-application should look like. But the whole I saw were designed for being used by single users and ...
3
votes
1answer
298 views

Grid text alignment rules

I was wondering if someone has come across rules used by web designers for text alignment in a grid. I was observing that majority of text is aligned towards left, but financial figures with ...
5
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3answers
256 views

Where should vertical tab-bars be placed?

we are redesigning our webbased software product. All main tabs (called: modules) have the same layout: In the upperleft of each they have a breadcrumb and the page title. Most modules have a second ...
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1answer
553 views

What is jqueryUI trying to represent with their new search icon?

JqueryUI seems to have a new site design. They seem to have opted for unusual icon for their search box. Viewing the source yeilds: /* Font Awesome uses the Unicode Private Use Area (PUA) to ...
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6answers
666 views

How to measure phone number views without annoying the user?

I'm working on a website where we have customer pages on which we measure user interactions such as opening a booking form or posting a review. One of the interactions we want to measure is when the ...
3
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1answer
74 views

Is there a good reason to have HTML and PDF version of TOS?

We have our Terms of service available as HTML and PDF. Is there a good reason to keep providing PDF version? It's extra work: Several languages Privacy policy / tos Room for mistakes between html ...
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4answers
388 views

Accordion in a webapp - Should I allow more than one open?

I have several long forms in my web application. I thought about using an accordion design to save unused space in the form (The form is already split into several sections) download bmml ...
5
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3answers
155 views

What are the advantages of existing real world patterns in Information Architecture

When explaining real data structures to users, companies often use a parallel to the real world to help explain it. An example is the newsstand on an iPhone. When is it a good idea to do something ...
3
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1answer
99 views

Methods for measuring formative responses & experiences of UX?

Is there a suitable method that we can use to measure or analyze the formative response / experience of the user while and / or after using the system such as: emotion is positive or negative trust, ...
4
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2answers
214 views

Can SUS scores be used for comparison between different systems?

The System Usability Scale (SUS) resulted score seem to me as somewhat subjective. What ever score yields from a questionnaire for System A may just solely be just for System A, and is difficult to ...
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5answers
297 views

Speed vs Quality UI Pattern

I'm trying to come up with a good disposition of UI elements to help depict Function Speed vs Quality. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Are the Labels Right / Informative Enough? Is the ...
0
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2answers
4k views

icon system for network connectivity? [closed]

I'm working on a business app that will have an offline mode and I'm curious what would be a good icon system to use as a status icon for the user? Since its a mobile app I was thinking of something ...
7
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5answers
405 views

Design Pattern recommendations for application assignment visualisation

I'm sure there must be some terminology for what I require unfortunately I'm not sure what it is. Anyway, let me try to explain, I have a selection of applications for courses that are to be assigned ...
2
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3answers
253 views

What are the job titles of people who design how software should look and feel?

In the construction industry, there's an architect: An architect is a person trained to plan and design buildings, and oversee their construction and an interior designer: Interior design ...
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vote
4answers
2k views

1000px width layout. May I have problems using it?

I'm designing 12 columns site using Bootstrap. I have a quite crowded layout (can't simplify it further), so I want to use a 1000px wide layout (exactly this one), instead of using classic grids like ...
5
votes
5answers
232 views

Send wireframes before a demonstration?

I'm an in-house UX Designer for a medium sized company, and big part of my job is building wireframes for inclusion in spec documents. Usually, the workflow goes something like this - the product ...
3
votes
2answers
483 views

What UX training or conferences do you recommend? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recommended UI/UX conference in Europe? I'm looking to attend a training/conference or two this year and would like to hear your feedback on any events you've attended ...
2
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2answers
77 views

Better to Auto-change skins or allow selection?

I am designing a site with 3 basic skins. Each skin corresponds to a "team". Generally these teams face off about once a week or so in major tournaments, and one of the 3 teams will always win. For ...
27
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11answers
2k views

Do user experience practitioners ever have to worry about code?

To me this is a simple question – of course not. But on several questions and answers lately I need to fight for this opinion. I might be wrong, so I need to know. Do user experience practitioners ...
7
votes
4answers
183 views

Introducing usability into a large Government organisation

I'm hoping you can help me. I've been allocated the role within my organisation to look at how we can improve the usability of our systems. I'm not from a UX background at all so this is proving quire ...
2
votes
3answers
247 views

Clickable “hot spot” functionality

I'm having trouble researching a particular design pattern because I don't know what to call it -- internally we refer to this concept as a "hot spot" but that doesn't seem to be standard jargon. It ...
4
votes
4answers
512 views

Side Navigation Highlighting Current Page Link Items

I've been working on a side navigation reconstruction project that is now entering the design phase. Through research i've noticed many sites using different colored text to highlight/bookmark user ...

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