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8answers
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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 ...
1
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1answer
185 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 ...
0
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3answers
254 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
307 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
70 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
185 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.
0
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2answers
167 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
votes
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
340 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 ...
0
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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
377 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 ...
1
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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? ...
1
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2answers
576 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
votes
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
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3answers
437 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
votes
1answer
289 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 ...
2
votes
6answers
321 views

Should I ever delay handling a click event in anticipation of a double-click event?

I've got an application which presents a list of items (songs) to the end user. Each song is able to be selected and the selected state is represented with a checked checkbox. It looks like this: ...
1
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3answers
126 views

How to tell a user that they are looking at an example? “for example”, “sample”, “i.e.”, “eg”

I'm looking for a universal way of showing a user that the text they are looking at is an example of a valid input. I'd like it to be as concise as possible and universally understood (i.e. 'For ...
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6answers
2k views

How do I show that a wide dropdown is clickable?

I have a select tag that looks like this: It spans along the top of the page contents, which is roughly 90% the screen width. So, while it's not obvious in this question, the caret is roughly 400px ...
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3answers
65 views

Would user frustrations come under the umbrella of a user journey?

I am designing a time planning tool. I have created several personas, which are using multiple other tools to achieve something that should be easily achievable with the software I am designing. I ...
5
votes
1answer
252 views

Agile Scrum: Framework to minimise the level of details that go into the definition of done?

Users stories acceptance criteria are an integral part of the user story. If not done exhaustively, acceptance criteria can cause a whole chain of issues such as bad sequencing of development tasks or ...
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votes
4answers
2k views

What is best practice for consistency across different products?

We have a debate in the organization (a small startup) on what should be consistent across our two web based products. However, the target user group is different for each product and the use cases ...
4
votes
3answers
406 views

Formatting a Login Screen

I am designing a login page for my school's network. I'd like to display the logo of our school next to the login form. I've created two prototypes: In the first design, the image+form is ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

Tabs on Bottom or Top of Chat Window

I'm wondering if it'd be better to place tabs on the top or bottom of the chat window to navigate between chat instances in a video game. Any thoughts on which would be better? On one hand, placing ...
6
votes
3answers
152 views

If users encounter an error in an on-line/web process, typically what proportion actually complain?

Does anyone have any statistics or considered estimation on the proportion of users that contact a web site to inform/complain that an on-line process that they attempted failed? Further, does it ...
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7answers
2k views

Should a button behave differently when pressed a second time?

I display a map in my Android app, and on that map I have an icon button that's used to fetch the current device's location. The button is in the top-right corner in the image below, and the current ...
1
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2answers
84 views

Showing/Hiding/Identifitying Unavailable Options

I am working on a simple application. It's class/seminar picker application. The user logs in then selects the seminars they wish to attend. Some of the seminars have pre-requisites (which each user ...
0
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3answers
174 views

Is there any convention about iOS forms

I've been searching for a while now and didn't find the right answer for my question about iOS forms, that is: Studying some iOS forms, I discovered 02 main styles for forms's title and placeholders. ...
0
votes
1answer
192 views

Agree to “terms and conditions” before downloading a file

What is the terminology used to describe a mechanism that requires the user to accept specific terms and conditions before downloading a file? For example, given a web page with a list of files on ...
0
votes
1answer
173 views

Selecting hierarchy in wizard

I have a wizard and in one of the steps, when the user selects the item, he'll get the list of subitems based on item selected. Once he selects the subitem he can preview the details of the subitem ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

Best way to give user information on a layer

The Idea I have a layer list that is being created like this d3 version here and I want to append some sort of information icon to the lowest level nodes. To give some background, the user will be ...
1
vote
5answers
170 views

Switches in UI, that correspond to serverside settings: display wish or actual system state?

This is no exact dup of Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change? Question is: I´m displaying a switch / toggle button on a mobile device, which represents ...
1
vote
2answers
153 views

How to edit forms that have been completed in steps?

I have restructured one big form into 5 steps (progressive enclosure) like checkout process on eCommerce sites. At the last step we show preview of all the fields along with a submit button. This ...
36
votes
10answers
7k views

Is there a more effective way to convince users to sign up with their social media accounts?

The current design for a sign-up page of mine is split into 2 sections - Sign up using your social media account on the left and a sign-up form with 5 inputs on the right. We ran a quick user test and ...

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