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How to present data from open questions in a summative way? (besides word clouds)

I'm struggling with a problem which concerns 'Analyze' section in my online survey app. Users don't want to read all of the answers from open question one by one. They need a summarization, a ...
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40 views

What's a pleasant way to mark a point in a 3D grid?

This question is related to a problem a friend of mine has encountered (in the context of a 3D video game, if it matters at all). I'd like to know if there's a UX pattern for the following use case: ...
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Name for a user dropdown, user preference dropdown, preference dropdown, settings dropdown, language selection dropdown

How is this type of dropdown used in Amazon called? It basically permits you to select among a selection list and then it auto submits your selection via jquery and retains it for the rest of the ...
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52 views

How does the visual size of a text input field affect users' expectation of how much they should write?

It's well-known that you should size your input fields to the amount of text you want the user to write. There's an example of that on this very page: even though the "Your answer" field can stretch ...
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Font searching (by image) [on hold]

Can somebody tell me that is the font on the image? http://i.stack.imgur.com/VpLqV.jpg
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2answers
89 views

Do I need an extra home link when I have the logo on the right hand side

When I build a website I'd usually put the logo on the top left of the screen (or in the middle if applicable) and at the same time use it as the link to the home page. I think this became a common ...
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58 views

Should I allow a user to create an object without all information needed for it work function properly?

I have a task wizard that requires the user to supply their log-in credentials in order for the object to work successfully. There is debate whether we should prohibit the completion of the object ...
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42 views

How to present a huge list that support searching and scrolling in a fast way?

We are using jQuery UI Tabs to display 2 tabs with huge data; each tabs contain more than 8,000 drugs. The tab switching is currently extremely slow, it takes 4 to 5 seconds (on Chrome, IE) and 2-3 ...
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265 views

What happens in a web browser when a download is started via Javascript?

In a web browser, a download can be initiated immediately after user input, or started via Javascript after a set amount of time and/or being redirected to another page. I want to provide users with ...
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28 views

Unknown page - what to do? Error or default (omision) page?

I'm currently working on a webpage whose links work as index.php?do=buy, ?do=sell, ?do=catalog, etc. However, I stopped for a second, and thought: what if someone changes it? (?do=idontexist) What ...
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109 views

What is the optimal load time for a website before users abandon a mobile application or website?

Obviously the goal is for an application to load almost instantly but I am curious as to what the average time would be before users perceive an application or website as "too slow". So, I'm curious ...
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65 views

What is the best way to add filters over a grid or a chart?

I had to create the same thing twice in two different companies. A web page that is displaying some data (tabular or chart) and it needs to be filtered. The filters are an important part of the page ...
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142 views

Less but better — Should I delete this edit button?

I'm creating a web app, and I want it to be as simple as possible. Users will enter data in my web app in a table, and then this data will be displayed to them in an other way. What I am wondering is ...
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65 views

Has there been any studies done on when it's useful to have a touchscreen?

Are there any guidelines as to when it's useful to have a touchscreen interface? My first experience was with my smartphone and I thought the touchscreen was great and a huge improvement on usability. ...
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How best to discuss the Heartbleed bug with users while keeping calm but getting action?

There are technical questions everywhere you look about Heartbleed. But none on not scaring the **** out of your users when discussing it, because lets be honest the news does a good job of scaring ...
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2answers
46 views

Use last modified time or time created for ordering by date?

When sorting a list of items by date, is it more logical to sort it by the time that each item was modified or the time that each item was created? I have seen both of these methods used and I'm ...
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1answer
59 views

Should a tooltip on a stateful widget describe the current-state or next-click-action?

What should be presented in a simple tooltip when hovering over a stateful widget, such as a button like the up/down vote and star buttons on this question? Is it important to describe the current ...
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1answer
27 views

How should I formulate a validation error message for a number field?

How should I formulate a validation error message for a number field? A number is expected. A number is required. The value should be a number. Number is not valid. Invalid number. Value is not a ...
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977 views

Are 3D icons better than 2D?

I've seen an increase of 3D icons in the recent past. I am not convinced they are better. Instead they may actually be worse because space is taken up by the projection. Is there any evidence as to ...
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604 views

How to make “signing a contract” on a tablet feel serious and a legally binding?

Is there any standard for accepting signatures inside an application? I wan't to write an android app for gathering clients and then having them sign contracts on the tablet device, but is just an i ...
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2answers
133 views

Bug tracker add remove project member from the project UI help

I am working on a bug tracking system. Currently I am working on Add/Edit projects screen. A user will be assigned to a project, and an admin can add/remove users from the project. So below is what ...
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1answer
53 views

Password Complexity Requirements

Anyone has research or data that shows correlation between using password complexity requirements and sign up conversion rate? Example of password complexity requirement:
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2answers
111 views

Is a hover tip with a slide out drawer that reveals labels enough to consider the cognitive load hit acceptable?

I'm exploring using icon only navigation for tasks/sub-nav on an education app. The interaction would provide a hover tip and also an arrow at the bottom would expand the menu to show the icon text. ...
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4answers
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How should modal popups and tool tips be handled in responsive websites?

I am reviewing some website wireframes from a client and have decided to make the new site responsive. I've had pretty good luck so far with responsive theming and design from a few past projects and ...
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3answers
79 views

Maximum length of a UI element string [on hold]

I generally keep it as a good rule of thumb that if a UI element contains text that is longer than 20 characters (and is not an input field), then the contained characters should be a tooltip rather ...
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17 views

How to design a Java based interactive GUI for a desktop application [on hold]

I am making a Java based desktop application, and I am required to make a modern GUI which is colorful and has animation kind of thing, e.g. the user hovers over an icon and it increases in size, and ...
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43 views

What's the ideal width and number of products in line (ecommerce website - responsive)

We have an ecommerce site - daily deal website. I would like to get your opinion on what website width should be. I was thinking about 1000px OR 1200px. But in the case of 1000px we would display 3 ...
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2answers
37 views

Intuitive cross-cultural terms for full name and name-to-be-addressed-as

If a user interface only deals with English or European languages, it's usually quite straightforward to split a user's name into given_name and surname. This way, you can easily do things like: ...
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56 views

My first Wireframe am I doing it right? [on hold]

Are there websites with examples of design patterns that could be used for the design part of a websites?
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70 views

Do professional web designers use Adobe software (such as Reflow) [on hold]

This may seem like a trivial question, but I'm dying to know the answer from some professional web designers. I have built a number of websites myself over the past 8 years, some of which have gone ...
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1answer
52 views

Where should i place the helptext on a form designed for tablets?

Im designing a form for tablets. The helptext needs to appear dynamically (i.e. on focus on the field) & cannot be hidden behind help icons etc. I have space to allow the helptext to appear on ...
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3answers
200 views

Why do scrollbars revert to original scroll distance when mouse is dragged sideways too far?

When dragging the scrollbar using the mouse, the contents of the scrollpane move up and down as the bar moves with the mouse. But if you keep the mouse button held down, and move the pointer sideways ...
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1answer
39 views

How important is the portrait-only mode for long ipad form?

We are launching a long ipad form (quote-and-buy journey). it is designed primarily for landscape. How important is it to be optimised for portrait? Currently, the thinking is - launch landscape ...
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How to start learning about UX before practicing [duplicate]

A after finishing my graduation in Applied arts (BFA) I have been working in an IT company as a Visual Designer for past 2 years. While working I got slightly exposed to User Experience design. I find ...
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55 views

How to set up a page that allows a user to define/modify arbitrary groupings

I am interested in defining and maintaining the concept of groups in an html page. Example: The user define the group of english speaking language countries. Then assign to this groups all ...
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8answers
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Should I never ever use only placeholders in forms?

I have a form that the users will use a lot of times becouse is the main funcionality of my webapp. It has select boxes with large options, so they are quite wide. Looks something like this: May ...
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118 views

For landing page A/B testing, how do you recruit from a niche market?

I'm currently working with a client that has not launched the full website yet, but is A/B testing ads to drive member acquisition. The ads direct users to a landing page that collects user e-mails. ...
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1answer
82 views

Best practice to include developer's area inside user's account options

In this concept, normal users see an option for "signing up as developer" then they would receive access to developer's options. the normal way I assume is like this: But I think of some ...
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2answers
43 views

Quiz in a HTML email - alternative for displaying form elements

One of our clients wants to send a HTML mail containing a quiz. I don't know how this sort of quiz is called in English, but i will try to explain: There are questions in one ordered list, each ...
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2answers
32 views

Close button on mobile registration process

I am working on a registration process for a mobile site which uses a progress tracker. On completion of the registration the user is instructed that they need to check their email to activate their ...
15
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6answers
1k views

Why do users erase all the password when they hit one wrong key, instead of just the last wrong character?

We login to applications almost every day. The password is stored in our fingers, as an automated process (if they have used it long enough). When users realize they have entered a wrong character ...
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2answers
59 views

What is the best way to input cm of body measures?

In my web application the user have to save their measures of the following parts of the body: Head Neck Chest Hip Feet The value stored in the database could store two decimals too. So I thought ...
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4answers
118 views

Should clicking the logo for a website while on the home page reload the page?

Many websites have their logo near the top which is a clickable link to the homepage. There's some interesting discussion about this kind of button in this question. I am wondering if it's a good user ...
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2answers
120 views

Non-ordered workflows

My team is developing an application on a mobile device involving a lot of scanning of barcodes (industrial applications, yay). Mobile = limited real estate. In a particular case, we need the user to ...
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3answers
34 views

What is the correct or more appropriate symbol for 'accounting'? [on hold]

I am building a web based application for my company. I confuse when I have to decide a symbol for 'accounting' division. I have two symbols, 'dollar' and 'coins'. Which one is more appropriate symbol ...
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0answers
66 views

Should we trust a user's web browser to tell us the language/culture they want?

We are based in New Zealand writing a web application for NZ and Australian users initially, with prospects to expand in the future. Our application examines the Accept-Language header of the user's ...
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3answers
59 views

Responsive Webdesign: How to reduce headlines, labels etc on smaller devices

I had the special problem, that in a "desktop-first" responsive webdesign project (I know, bad idea.. ), there was a shopping cart-like element in a very narrow column (4 columns in a 12 column total ...
0
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1answer
46 views

How to source the initial requirements for an app?

I have an app idea but do not know how to do an initial requirements documentation. Do I do a survey based on what features I think would be good? Do I do a competitive analysis? I have no budget to ...
0
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2answers
175 views

Spam better than social media… User experience ?

I have just read a (to me) surprising article with the title "Survey: Email Is 40 Times More Effective Than Facebook and Twitter" (link) I am a software developer, but I always think of spam as very ...
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1answer
50 views

Choose among 30+ items in android

Does anyone have a best practice on how to present 30+ items (numbers, say between 1 and 30) on an android screen? I thought about using a number field, but maybe it's better to make a screen with all ...

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