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Should I have a heading on every page?

I'm working on a project, and have ran into a little design problem. I have a navbar right above the content. I'm not sure if the page should have a heading on it. I've given examples below. With ...
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483 views

Layout of filters in HTML form

I'm struggling to figure out a decent way of laying out a filtering system in an otherwise simple HTML form. For context, the form is used to submit issues, like those you see on an ISP or web host's ...
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2answers
382 views

Multiselect with Checkbox Strafing

Background A number of problems exist with multiselect list boxes: Existing Solutions Some solutions suggest combining checkboxes, such as: Problem Nearly every (jQuery) implementation I've ...
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3answers
3k views

Differences between Personas and Archetypes?

I am new to UX and just started using personas for validating the UX of an existing project, then I was pointed out the fact that since my 'personas' were created from observing existing users instead ...
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5answers
4k views

Why doesn't the Android OS have a system wide “Forward” button?

I find it too easy to hit "Back" (in a browser kind of way) forgetting that there is no "Forward" to correct my mistake.
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4answers
1k views

User Interface Style Guides: Component Base vs Screen Based

We are in the process of updating some of our creative processes and outputs within our company and one of the items we have been experimenting with is the way we generate our UI Style Guide for the ...
2
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4answers
228 views

Useless IE context menu option

I was using my IE 10 when I right-clicked a link and its context menu showed up, I saw the first option was "Open Link". First thing that came to my mind was "What a useless option!". Since if I would ...
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3answers
231 views

How to present a usable checklist with 100+ items plus descriptions to a user?

My school has a form students complete before attending where they can check off what clubs they may be interested in. (There are over 100 possible clubs so it is a rather large form). The current set ...
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1answer
328 views

Designing the UI of a chrome extension's popup

I just built a chrome extension for my college. It helps students know their total marks and % without manually adding their marks. The user doesn't interact with the popup. He only watches the ...
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5answers
263 views

Checkboxes with several options

This section is part of our form, here the user can request courses and workshops, for schools and camps. The user can select multiple activities and on some of them you have several options, We ...
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2answers
655 views

How to offer multiple actions on table items, within the table?

I have a table that users need to scroll through and carry out specific actions. The actions are things like "Remove", "Flag", "Send to", but in the mockup below they're just Action 1, 2, etc. Right ...
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2answers
59 views

What is an intuitive name for a date column that displays events that are either in progress or completed?

I have a table of data that I need to display to my users that contains events that are either in progress or completed. My problem is that the names that have been suggested for this column header ...
8
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1answer
734 views

Name the on-click menu-in-circle-around-object interface

What is the name for this type of interface? I would like to learn more about it but first I need to find it's proper name. Any links to related reading are welcome. EDIT: While adding tags I ...
2
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2answers
209 views

Reasonable (big) default font sizes

In our app (a CAD type app for the casual computer user) we allow users to choose from a number of preset font sizes. These defaults are picked pretty arbitrarily from what OS X offers in their ...
2
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1answer
93 views

Labels in a zoomable interface

I am working on a zoomable Sankey diagram hoping to be able to display small and big elements at the same time and I con not decide if labels should zoom or keep constant size. Firstly the whole ...
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5answers
2k views

Does a tooltip require close button?

I'm working on tooltips, when I was told there are some tooltips that have close buttons. Is a tooltip with a close button user friendly?
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7answers
1k views

Where to put an “add a new item” option

If user doesn't find an item from the list, they should add it using “add a new item” option. Are there any patterns, guides or best practices showing where to put an “add a new item” option?
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3answers
60 views

Is there a way to test apps in different environments online

As a UX designer, I like to test apps on different platforms and different devices. I can do this on my iPhone, Android 7" tablet, and soon, Nexus 5. But I'd like to test this a lot on iPad (which to ...
2
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1answer
527 views

Make image clickable to change it or add dedicated button

I have a design question for iOS development. I am building this app where a user can set a profile picture and also "before/after"-pictures. From a design perspective, I wonder whether it is a good ...
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2answers
89 views

Should long line of text be used as a hyperlink?

I have a list of items laid out as a table: Title Reported On Status The lamb that Mary had went missing 12 Mar 2014 New ...
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2answers
200 views

What is the logic of showing the number of messages that the user has not read?

Ok, I have a mail icon for the message system. Whenever there is a new incomming message , the system will count the number of UNREAD messages & show that number on top of the mail icon. It look ...
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2answers
58 views

Suggestions for making user management as quick to navigate and maintain as possible

I am looking for ways to make user management on my own small sales team system as quick to navigate/manage as possible. Right now I just have a very basic table, but in keeping with my current ...
2
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1answer
98 views

Creating an avatar that shows the accuracy/recency of the data to show map position where there are multiple user avatars

So the problem is a follows, I would like to show user's location overlaid on a map, but the geo data for each user is only pulled from the server every 5 minutes or so, thus there is a decrease in ...
2
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4answers
598 views

Vertical action-bar vs a horizontal action bar

I had a discussion today with a UX professional who is more experienced than me. The discussion was around the placement of a list of actions (Tools, Add To Gallery, Send Email, etc.) The person I was ...
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3answers
150 views

Display an entire list of items OR show a few at a time

PROBLEM Currently working on some enhancements to a control panel admin bar. This bar displays a list of modules that a user can install on their site. Currently the module list shows everything at ...
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2answers
404 views

Show a password strength indicator without text?

Do people know what it means when there is a coloured bar that shows up below their password as they type? The users that will be using this form will be from all over the world and most likely ...
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1answer
84 views

How to make user uploaded photos ready for retina? [closed]

Websites where a user can upload images. How does the site owners make it retina ready or scale it according to the retina display?
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5answers
264 views

How to represent medium difficulty? (fitness)

We have several video fitness programs with difficulties related to the intensity of the workouts. When categorizing them by difficulty "Easy" and "Hard" are clearly communicated by these terms but ...
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2answers
186 views

how to display multiple graphs on a single page?

I have make a graphic where I need to show user trends. I will call them A, B, C, D -- brands of cell phones. My users are not very good at reading charts. Are there ways to combine features of ...
0
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1answer
131 views

Forgotten username, password or both

I am having some trouble with the wording of the following: Forgotten your Username or Password? Both? Where Username, Password and Both are links. Is there a need for the Both option or ...
0
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1answer
71 views

What makes a download link in email feel legit?

I'm creating a web app where users can provide snapshots of the page they are viewing and share them via email in a downloadable format. What are best practices for creating a sense of security for ...
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4answers
514 views

Is there a better way rather than forcing a double sign-in? Inspired by Youtube commenting by Google plus

This is an awkward question, combined with a irritated observation. Please forgive the irritated tone. I am very frustrated by the repeated messages I get on YouTube if I want to do as little as ...
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1answer
653 views

Heuristic evaluation. Which set of heuristics follow?

I have to perform an heuristic evaluation of a website. I found in internet several guidelines on which the evaluation is based. I found also this article from Smashing Magazine ...
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2answers
234 views

Are there any guidelines for having space between the form elements (fields)?

Are there any guidelines for having space between the form elements (fields)?
0
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1answer
39 views

When doing [load More] should we put the latest found records on top of the accumulated list?

Let say you load customer name from DB to client. You adopt the [Load More] approach. When u click [Load More] the system will get new records from DB & add into the accumulated Customer Name ...
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3answers
1k views

Is there any good reason to enforce a maximum length for comments?

This is sort of the antithesis to this question. A lot of websites - including the Stack Exchanges - will only allow commenting up to a certain length. It tends to sit between 300 and 600 ...
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2answers
269 views

Tab index of pages

I am creating a website with lots of form fields and was don't know where things should sit regarding the tab index of the page. As you would expect, the log in fields at the top of the page have a ...
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2answers
214 views

Does infinite scrolling work for side menus?

I am considering to use infinite scrolling on a website. I'm a bit confused because this website has some side menus. Explanation picture : Only the main content panel (2) uses infinite scrolling. ...
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4answers
1k views

Difference - Font and Typeface

I would like to know the difference between a font and a typeface. If anyone could please help me. I tried to Google it, but I can't understand that in general, Why the term 'Fonts' is used rather ...
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1answer
394 views

Mobile UX - expand collapse sections

I need to have collapse and expand section (vertical) within mobile view. Once users click to expand section - shall other sections become collapsed or opened? Pro for close - mobile - not much view ...
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4answers
930 views

If text is editable, how important is to show it (appearance wise) inside a text box?

A new approach we adopted for one of our applications is that all our editable text such as name, a description that was once filled out to be border-less. To edit the text the users simply click on ...
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2answers
389 views

Dynamic Progress Indicator

I am currently working on a responsive web app and am having some issues designing a progress indicator that I am happy with. The app is a workflow based tool which works by displaying cards ...
2
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2answers
253 views

Changing label of HTML checkbox based on its state

Consider these HTML checkboxes: A member of our design team has proposed that we change the functionality of our checkboxes from yes-no questions to descriptive phrases. For example, as you see in ...
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1answer
67 views

XML generator through UI

I'm working on an application which helps user to create XML from UI and below is the UI screen shot. Problem statement: User can create field groups and fields attached to it, there will be 20+ ...
2
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4answers
226 views

Hide or disable an Advanced button?

Assuming I have a form with a drop-down list and an "Advanced" button. The last button should be enabled only if certain options are selected in the drop-down list. Now I'm wondering whether to ...
0
votes
5answers
185 views

Differentiating between similar looking fields

we are currently building a member panel. When user's first sign up there is some data that we absolutely need, home address, work address, and contact preferences. So, we came up with the following ...
21
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3answers
2k views

How do blind people know where to find Braille signs?

On many occasions I have seen signs, with the equivalent in Braille underneath the text. Which is great. But what baffles me is this: how do blind people know where to find the Braille text? I don't ...
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2answers
470 views

New navigation pattern - Time.com

Recently I ran across Time.com's new navigation pattern. What do we call this? What do you think about it? What is the use case for it? My first impressions for the large screen are: the site is ...
0
votes
1answer
122 views

Edit cart in last step of ecommerce checkout

I'm working on a commerce which has 3 steps in its checkout process. The last step is confirm your order. In the previous steps I ask users data and billing information and,in the last step, user can ...
72
votes
14answers
9k views

Should you concede to user demands that seem clearly inferior?

Currently working on a ground-up (not just the UI) reimplementation of a whole, existing system. Because it's internal we've been able to work with its existing users during the process, and get their ...

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