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704 views

Best practice for selecting month/year

I have a form where users can choose a month and year to display a series of reports. (there is no need to choose the day - all the reports for that month will be displayed) What is the best practice ...
0
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1answer
133 views

Where do I place my checkboxes in relation to labels?

I'm doing a slight redesign of some forms and I'm trying to get good consistency amongst fields. I've placed the label above the field for most of the forms, as some of the labels are quite lengthy, ...
2
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2answers
100 views

Rule of thumb for user testers not showing up for testing appointments?

For those of you who administer user tests, what do you do when testers don't keep their appointments? I'm currently in the midst of a round of user testing for one of my projects. The tests needed ...
8
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4answers
539 views

Responsive Nav: How to show user login status on mobile phone width?

I building a responsive navigation, and I'm trying to get a nice clean simple mobile portrait menu. In the enclosed illustration, we have a standard nav. The business requirements state that the ...
8
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4answers
386 views

Behavior of close button and X

If a window has both a Close button and an X on the upper right corner, should clicking each of these have the same behavior? I am working with a vendor file transfer application. There is a windows ...
2
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3answers
174 views

Changing error message colours on different backgrounds

On our site, we have different backgrounds colours for various forms, and the designers have assigned different colours for the error messages, depending on the background. I was wondering whether ...
0
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1answer
119 views

Set color for status buttons inside grid

I have to update the buttons for a grid. Currently the ones used are the ones in the skin/light orange color and I am testing different ones. There are 4 buttons: Active Inactive Active long term ...
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3answers
1k views

Why do businesses frequently keep one half of double doors locked? [closed]

This leads to a bottleneck of people going in/out because there's only a single point to enter or leave. Not to mention potential stampede situation in the event of a fire. Is this just something we ...
0
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1answer
178 views

How Do I Show a Static List of Countries Without Using an Accordion?

I make a new web application. My web application shows the Country property with an accordion. I want to find a new way for showing this data. Because all countries, amounting to 190, is a lot of ...
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4answers
860 views

Multiple choice forms with radio: Should the choices be arranged horizontally, vertically, or in a square?

My work involves designing the interface for quizzes taken by college students. When designing for quizzes, what would be the easiest arrangement to read for my users: horizontal, "square", or ...
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2answers
411 views

How to extend the noun-verb paradigm to multiple nouns

Schemes used to command computers usually rely on noun-verb combinations or verb-noun combinations. For instance typical file managers use noun-verb combinations: if you want to remove a file, you ...
2
votes
1answer
72 views

Admin theme versus main site's theme [duplicate]

Should the administration section of a website have the same look & feel as the other parts of the website? I'm building a SAAS application and all of the public-facing parts of the website (home ...
3
votes
1answer
191 views

Should users be allowed to edit tags or just delete them?

I'm redesigning UI and features for tagging in a mobile app. The current implementation doesn't provide a way for users to directly edit or delete their existing tags. Currently, tags that are not ...
1
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3answers
116 views

Freezing the UI when doing a synchronous operations

I have a button in the UI which does a critical action (restarting of a server) and thus the latter operation could last for few seconds (10 - 15). Thus, I'm doing the following: Freezing the UI so ...
8
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7answers
449 views

Notify in-app or device-level in an enterprise mobile app

User is suppose to use this app all day in the field while taking orders. Order could be saved offline (when network is not available) and saved on server when network is available again. If the data ...
0
votes
1answer
116 views

PSD's in Themes on sites like Themeforest and more [closed]

I'm trying to figure out why sites like Themeforest requires you to design a PSD template of an HTML or even Wordpress Template that you're designing. Yes sure it might be for the odd-one-out that ...
1
vote
2answers
160 views

Dropdown list or Look Up Form

I am creating an application (specifically in FileMaker) that would store information about Vehicles, Drivers and the Trips done by Drivers using a Vehicle. In my Vehicle Details, I have Manufacturer, ...
0
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3answers
143 views

Starting a UX Role in a New Organization

I recently started a UX Design role in a different organization. I'm curious as to what are some best practice techniques in getting up to speed fast. The organization I'm working on is small and they ...
1
vote
2answers
551 views

Home button best practices

I'm building a hosting company, there are buttons on the homepage that links to my main products, example: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Now, I really ...
2
votes
2answers
124 views

When going back to previous page may cause disorder

Let's suppose a page listing items whose URL would be: /items. Its content is loaded through Ajax at the page's initialization time, thus not directly populated on server initially. Each item ...
1
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2answers
77 views

How can I do a better job of allowing users to reallocate?

I am designing a tool where the user sets a maximum total amount, and then can divide that up into smaller chunks as they so desire, based on a percentage. They may also want to adjust the total, ...
2
votes
2answers
300 views

Is there a term for a smart text field that provides a different experience based on the content entered into the text field?

I'm designing an experience that will require a text field to "recognize" content and instantly direct users to different paths from the same point (same text field & CTA) based on the text ...
0
votes
2answers
223 views

How to add items of multiple types to a single list tree?

I have a small and a wide version of an hierarchy which contain different types. In the wide version the type of items is chosen based on the parent type. The types are not fixed to the hierarchy ...
4
votes
3answers
135 views

Email address entry field on public kiosk system

Interesting discussion internally at this end re a sign-up/login mechanic that will be running within a public kiosk/display application. The question we have is related to whether or not we should ...
2
votes
2answers
349 views

How to better display a big block of text in a form

I have the following situation: I have to implement a form for a web app with several file upload inputs, that need a rather large block of text next to them (as in the screenshot below). The problem ...
2
votes
3answers
588 views

Slogan positioning on a website

I'm currently working on a new design an I would like to try positioning a big slogan (not a baseline) right at the top of the page next to the logo. On most websites, the slogan is vertically ...
1
vote
2answers
72 views

Other terms to choose between an absolute or relative distance?

We have a control to define a distance between 2 objects. This distance can either be absolute (2 in, 15mm, ...) or relative (50 %, ...). The control behaves differently when working with units ...
3
votes
2answers
143 views

Whats a better way to deliver dynamic pricing information (example inside)

I've got a use case where the user wants to get a price based on a specific number of units as opposed to a typical straight cost/sale scenario. The backend manages the number crunching/heavy lifting ...
1
vote
2answers
129 views

How fast should a user-initiated horizontal scroll be?

I have a bunch of athletes that have their faces linking to their bios. On desktop computers where users don't have the ability to touch-swipe, arrows take over the job. Click here for a working ...
2
votes
2answers
140 views

Progress of incoming bus

I am trying to design an app that shows the amount of time until buses arrive at a given stop. Originally I had something like this in mind: But I was wondering if something more graphical would ...
2
votes
1answer
85 views

What are the standards for expected time to 'First Contact' with client for an electronic communication?

What industry standards exist for time (minutes or days) to contact a client after they have identified a problem and initiated an electronic communication with a service provider. I understand that ...
8
votes
4answers
373 views

Best Way to Show the Social Icons?

In the right column of my website, I have inserted a social media widget (see attached image). Should i write some text with the icons or is there another method of identifying these icons to the ...
23
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3answers
1k views

Is Repeating a Word in a Navigation Panel Bad?

On a clothing website (in one of the navigation panels). I have sorted the dresses according to their colour (example and snapshot is listed below). Below is the example **Dresses by Collours** ...
5
votes
3answers
233 views

Is perpetually animating a button an acceptable method for indicating that it has been activated?

I work alongside a client and another designer. We currently have menus that open via button taps. After tapping the buttons, the client and other designer have decided that said buttons should ...
1
vote
2answers
199 views

Google Chrome extensions and revenue without ads

A few years ago I developed a Google Chrome extension which unexpectedly got a fair share of users. Recently, I've been contacted by a company which devolves a big chunk of it's profits to a ...
3
votes
1answer
85 views

Does the file input type provide a reasonable call to action?

I have a use case where a user wants to convert a text file, from one format to another. This may however not always be the same user, effectively anyone could be left instructions telling them. ...
8
votes
3answers
3k views

Common responsive design practice for lightbox on web?

I am design a page which populates a lightbox on the page with medium size of information on the lightbox itself. I also have to design this page to be responsive on a mobile device particularly smart ...
4
votes
2answers
122 views

What's the best way to show multiple connected social media accounts in a user profile?

I'm currently redesigning a member profile page and wondered if anyone had a creative way to show having multiple connected/authorized social media accounts linked to their profile. For example, I ...
4
votes
1answer
138 views

User acceptance of suggestions from decision-support system

I am looking for research into user acceptance of suggestions that they might receive from a decision support engine (spam filter, for example). Are users more inclined to take the suggestion if it ...
5
votes
5answers
130 views

Do links need to be blue in business application?

I am currently designing a screen for an internal business application, in this screen is a table that contains a lot of orders, each of these orders have many entities associate with it. - Two ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

Should you separate Pictures and Video or is it better to have a multimedia section?

Is there any research or case studies regarding combining pictures and video into one page (multimedia section) is better (or worse) than separating the two into individual sections?
4
votes
1answer
192 views

What is the best way to handle mobile notifications with desktop clients?

I don't have an application that I'm currently working on, but issues I have both heard from others and experienced myself got me thinking. Some messengers (I have Hangouts in mind) have ...
1
vote
2answers
253 views

Password confirmation vs. email confirmation

Is it more advisable to ask a confirmation to the email or a confirmation to the password in a website registration form? I'm asking this because I saw this blog post that was featured on Hacker News ...
3
votes
2answers
623 views

What are the differences between features and components?

My boss asked me to change a software installation. He wants to change the word features to components. I'm not sure about the meaning of this change. I've gone ahead and implemented this at his ...
0
votes
1answer
304 views

Should text be bigger on mobile?

Should text be bigger on mobile despite the fact that we're dealing with smaller screen real-estate? Pros: Easier to read while in motion Easier to read under difficult lighting Cons: Requires ...
2
votes
1answer
238 views

Responsive solution for quick view on grid items

When showing a grid view of items for desktop and tablet screen sizes, are there any examples or suggestions of how to offer a quick view option for both mouse and touch devices? Often on websites, ...
0
votes
3answers
117 views

What icon or symbol for endorse/ promote/ support? [closed]

Hi I'm working on an app that involves talents showing off their skills and what not, and users can endorse/ support them to get a chance to win a grand prize. My problem is with using a heart icon, ...
2
votes
2answers
460 views

Should we ask browsers to open a link in a new window/tab?

In the past five years more and more people have been advocating abolishing the use of target="_blank". They reason that when people want to open a link in a separate instance they will do so manually ...
1
vote
1answer
237 views

Need better UI representation of comparing two data source

Looking for good UI representation of showing differences in each ROW between two different two data source. One data source is Source Data and another is transformed data (destination) which is more ...
14
votes
3answers
342 views

Should Preferences Be Phrased Positively or Negatively?

Say I have a preference that determines whether or not something is visible within an app. Because there are two states (visible or not visible), a checkbox would be the best UI element to use. But ...

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