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151 views

How to indicate a Male choice / Female choice of identical content

I'm working on an app that will be used for therapeutic purposes. Some of the excercises include audio tracks, and those audio tracks have been recorded twice (one with a male's voice and one with a ...
2
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2answers
196 views

When to circle a symbol

I was wondering, if you have any basic rule whether to use a symbol, e.g. +, just plain or in a circle, e.g. (+). One example is the star (★) to favorite this very question (on the left hand side), it ...
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243 views

Intranet best practices - resources?

I am redesigning and restyling an intranet the first time. I looked at the Nielsen-Norman articles on the web (free version) and while I came across many papers talking about the major steps to take ...
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4answers
129 views

Should distinct parts of a system share the same login?

So let's say we have a web application for an autoshop. The employees use this application to keep track of cars and other related work as it moves from checkin to diagnosis to repair, and then back ...
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302 views

Applications without title bar: how to show the user which application they're using

Many modern applications have no title bar, starting with the menu at the top of the window. How can you keep the user aware of which application they're using without a title bar? Here's an example ...
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1answer
250 views

Alternative UI to Spreadsheet

I'm working on a an app that has a large spreadsheet of data - individual and office sales stats to be specific. X number of rows and about 13-14 columns of data. User selects the office to view stats ...
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77 views

Autopopulating Search Fields

Are there best practices or guidelines on when to autopopulate fields? I am working on designing a multistep task, where aprox. halfway through the user goes through a search step. Everyone on my team ...
2
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2answers
906 views

iOS: Alternatives to UITabBarController

I do have an iPhone and iPad native application that mainly consists in a login screen after which comes a UITabBarController with 5 options/parts. My problem now is that I am about to include new ...
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208 views

Design Patterns for simplest, easiest to use website Feedback/Contact us form? [closed]

I'm looking for some canonical examples of Feedback forms. (Sort of Best Practice kind of thing). Goal is to make this as easy to use and gather only enough info to respond to the user. I've looked ...
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3answers
67 views

Iconography for verbatim vs. paraphrase

The system I'm currently working on includes phrases which the operators (call centre) must read to customers. Some can be paraphrased (i.e. "Your installation will happen on 01/01/2001" may be ...
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2answers
58 views

Next step to help an organization hold designers responsible when management follow specs?

If an organisation just started measuring the user experience, what are the next steps to also begin holding designers responsible for product quality and user satisfaction when management think that ...
2
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4answers
310 views

Is sidebar really needed

I was thinking about this subject since i started in web design and usability. Is left/right sidebar really needed or is it used just to fill blank space? I'm talking about news/how-to websites.
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3answers
129 views

Making users upload vertical images into a horizontal container

How can I improve the experience for the uploader & viewer when dealing with a horizontal container and a vertical image (uploaded by a user)? I would like to avoid scaling and centering the ...
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2answers
270 views

Setting of Cancel, Back and Next Buttons in Apple UI

I'm working on UI that follows Apple's UI Guidelines. Currently I'm developing a setup wizard UI but I'm confused about arrangement of "Cancel", "Next" and "Back" buttons. My current implementation ...
2
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5answers
228 views

Which Date-Time formats do humans prefer to read?

I did my fair share of Googling on this question and came up with nothing but results of most-significant to least-significant measurements. Eg: 2014-05-01 16:54:30 I want to get some feedback as to ...
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Touchscreen devices: why did the stylus fall out of favor?

It seems to me that devices (such as navigation systems) that use a stylus for touchscreen interaction have become out of of favor. Instead most new devices are intended (i. e. larger buttons etc.) to ...
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1answer
38 views

Does finding something through a map also require a manual search?

I am about to create an android application. The application deals with objects that have location attributes and can be displayed on a map. I am thinking of having the map be displayed first with ...
3
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2answers
603 views

Why do car hazard warning lights flash at the same speed as left/right indicators?

For UK vehicles as in other countries, the hazard lights flash at the same speed as left/right indicators using the same bulbs. If a car or van is parked in front of another vehicle where only one ...
1
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1answer
102 views

Is my assumption right? Most convenient area for most frequently used functionalities [closed]

If I were the designer of Evernote, I would have allowed the user to make full use of the large blank area as showed in the picture below. For example, allow the user to customize this area, e.g. ...
3
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3answers
333 views

Is there a standard icon for web accessibility?

The International Symbol of Access is a standard icon for building and parking access for people with disabilities. Has this icon, by itself, gained acceptance as a standard icon for web ...
2
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3answers
168 views

Designing a knowledge base search

In the implementation of our companies new website, we have a help page which lists all of our knowledge base articles and allows users to search through them to allow them to help themselves before ...
0
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4answers
122 views

How do I persuade my team that less is more?

I'm designing the front end of a tool, and my team seems to want to use all of the built-in ui features. However, this will result in a lot of redundant and inelegant functionality, from my ...
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3answers
388 views

Check box I think I should reverse this functionality

I work on a site with various homepage widgets. I have been asked to provide a check box for each widget with the label "Show in mobile view" that is pre-checked. Widgets have always been visible in ...
0
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1answer
90 views

How far in the past should an online order history display orders

An average user of our online store places an order every week. Is it reasonable to drop items out of the order history after 6 months or should these transactions always be accessible from their ...
1
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1answer
176 views

Double opt-in confirmation link or confirmation code?

I read everything about double opt-in on this site and I saw on Sign up: Double opt-in still best practice? What about mobile? answers someone speaking about sending a confirmation code instead of a ...
9
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7answers
1k views

Email as username during signup/login? Your experience? [duplicate]

I currently have a signup form that has a username and an optional email field. I want to make this form appear simpler by getting rid of a field. What has been your users' experience with only using ...
0
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1answer
55 views

How to show help for future topics?

We have a long-established application which has, over the years, included more and more commands (some of which are contradictory) with the consequence that users now find it very hard to create the ...
1
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1answer
63 views

Does requiring 'email' to be provided from social signup descrease conversion?

I'm designing a social-login screen which allows, among other things, to signup/login with facebook. I'm wondering if there's any (anecdotal) evidence if requiring a user's email-address from ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Why did Microsoft make all the Office 2013 icons have such similar colours? [closed]

We've just been upgraded from Office 2010 to Office 2013. There's the usual assortment of UI rejigs, most of which are either the modern trends (ultra-flat icons and UIs), fairly neutral, or easily ...
2
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1answer
48 views

How to do a Accessiblity Evaluation for a software tool ? Need good sources to find out more

I have been assigned to do an Accessibility evaluation of a software tool based on section 508 ( Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act). Can anybody provide any good sources where I can find out more ...
0
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4answers
270 views

UX for entering two times per day for time period

I'm building an iOS app to be used by children / youth for a period of four weeks. The app issues a notification twice per day, once in the AM and once in the PM. Prior to using the app, the user (the ...
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2answers
435 views

Examples of site navigation that aren't a top or side nav? [closed]

I've been making a few websites for classes and I'm wondering if anybody's seen some good examples of websites that do not use a top bar or sidebar for navigation, AND if those websites funciton as ...
2
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3answers
249 views

Best practices for name search?

I have an app that will allow you to lookup the salaries of public officials. I have a few multiselect boxes to narrow the search by role and department. I am thinking about how to design the name ...
2
votes
3answers
247 views

Buttons for a process with multiple or optional parts/stages/segments

What is/are the best UI practices for a process that has 2+ stages or optional segments? And how does the amount of stages, and the popularity or likely use affect the layout? For example, if I want ...
0
votes
1answer
127 views

Margin in the mobile web site

I'm working on a survey web site, which I already have a responsive design. Survey questions are sometimes array type, that options are columns, and questions are rows. As you can see in the image ...
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1answer
426 views

Facebook Like vs Google +1 [closed]

We are thinking of implementing the like feature in our mobile app. Do not confuse it to be a social like or such, but this like will be saved on our own database within the app. Thats it! In order ...
7
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3answers
796 views

Does flat design reduce affordance of actionable objects?

Flat design has many merits, including being visually simple and easy to recognize. However, I don't think flat design is a one-size-fit-all solution to all situations. Flat-designed buttons or ...
0
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2answers
150 views

What is the name of the two sections at the left and right of “classic” a web UI?

This question may sounds weird but I was wondering myslelf if the two sections at the left and the right of an UI had a special name (like header or footer for the top and the bottom parts). ...
3
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2answers
717 views

Long select lists on mobile web app

I know long lists on mobile have been discussed on here before. But there are some differences in my problem - and I have yet to find a solution I am fully satisified with. This is for a responsive ...
3
votes
1answer
89 views

Input controls within the bounds of a tappable tile

I have tappable tiles that navigate off to a different page in an app. Within the bounds of these tiles I have input controls. Interacting with these input controls should have no effect on the ...
0
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3answers
653 views

Complex forms design - space vs look

I've got form that has around 40 inputs (text inputs, selects, some checkboxes). This are "Vehicle Data" like, registration number, brand, model, fuel type and so on. I can't make it smaller (less ...
1
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1answer
157 views

is there data proving correlation between better URL structure and better UX?

I have found many sources stating that the URL structure is important as it helps users understand what the page is about, but so far no data about it. Do you know about any experiments run (A/B ...
1
vote
1answer
295 views

Best way to capture users facebook & twitter usernames?

When capturing a users details, where the goal is to record their twitter handle (@username) and Facebook URL (/username121) what would be the best way to do this? At first I thought using a simple ...
1
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2answers
113 views

How to display data that spans multiple rows (tabular data)

Sorry for the weird title (I have no idea how to describe it better). Right now we have a user interface for showing specific dates in a tabular way, for example: Name date May 1, ...
2
votes
1answer
83 views

Is research being done on interfaces that improve your health?

I've been searching around for interfaces that improve your health but I'm not having much luck. I'm a software developer who's fed up with destroying my body by sitting stagnant in bad posture, ...
0
votes
1answer
103 views

Do email placeholders affect anything, and which kind should I use?

I'm going to have a small box on my website where visitors can input their email address to subscribe to my website newsletter. It looks like this, and will have a light text placeholder in the box ...
0
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1answer
235 views

Animations on action buttons as a progress indicator

Are there examples of using animations on actions buttons to indicate that the action triggered by the user is in progress? Is it better to apply a modal or lightbox effect to block out other actions ...
3
votes
2answers
172 views

Best way of making a credits transfer dialog

I am designing a dialog which would allow user to transfer credits from his account to "an object's account". Transfer is only in one direction -- after you confirm transfering credits to an object's ...
2
votes
2answers
104 views

Should a faceted navigation have an “ALL” filter?

We are having a discussion about faceted navigation. The main question is: Should one of the filters be "ALL" or does an ALL filter create unnecessary interaction and confusion? Version 1 presents ...
3
votes
1answer
989 views

Terms and conditions checkbox and/or Accept/Decline buttons

The curent UX for my app is: Terms & Conditions text: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque ut turpis ipsum. Ut cursus cursus scelerisque. Mauris lacus neque, ...

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