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Different levels of user experience in public transport system stop information

On my infrequent trips overseas I have taken some interest in the public transport systems and how they announce or display the stops, in particular for high volume metro systems. In Australia and US ...
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555 views

On Android, how do you design a very shallow navigation?

I need to create a simple account section in my mobile app with 1-level deep navigation: ___ Register / Account -- \___ Login On iPhone, I'm using a grouped table ...
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55 views

iPhone to Android - Sections & SubSections navigation

I'm helping porting an iPhone design to Android. My background is Android developer, so I'm trying to create the best possible experience for Android users, but I'm not a designer. The first problem ...
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62 views

On an E Commerce Website how effective is a Hero Banner?

We have a design where a Hero Banner covers nearly 70% of the Landing Screen of the HomePage, it consists of a carousel which has collection of 5 of our best offers. I have been going through data ...
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What reason could Nintendo have had for putting the A and B buttons the wrong way round?

When Nintendo brought out it's first game system, the NES, it had a controller with four buttons: Select Start A B However, somewhere, a designer, in their infinite wisdom, decided that the A and ...
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Excel like autofilters on html tables [on hold]

What is the best way to integrate excel like autofilter option in a table / table header. See here some examples of what I'm talking about: http://datatables.net/examples/api/multi_filter_select.html ...
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Enterprise level Persona [closed]

I am trying to figure out the best approach on creating enterprise personas. This is not for a specific product.What i mean by enterprise level personas is that we are trying to create personas for ...
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148 views

How to refer to that '#' button on the phone?

How to refer to the '#' button on the phone so that every (or at least, most) user would understand? The name 'hash' sounds quite technical. While every programmer do (should) understand what is ...
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File rename treating loss of focus as “undo” - why?

You're in the middle of renaming a file from file manager, nautilus or whatever, and you alt-tab to another app. When you alt-tab back, it's forgotten what you typed. This happens on most versions ...
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69 views

Improving speed of data entry in a single page calculator form

I've been asked to try and improve a one page calculator form. It is used by telesales people to work out what sort of deal they can offer to a customer and how much commission (called LTR) they stand ...
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1answer
17 views

Linking to vs. embedding content on a web page

I'm designing a simple informational page, and I want to maximise readability and make the page as efficient as possible. Currently, I have two PDFs embedded into the page that users can scroll ...
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50 views

Source of user contacts for app

I'm making a mobile app similar in functionality with Whatsapp where the user will have to select and contact acquaintances (friends, family, co-workers ..you name it) so I'm just wondering if it's ...
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54 views

Starting from zero [on hold]

I'm psychology student with a business minor and I want to go into UX Design. I have no idea where to start. I started reading and started learning some basic coding. I want to build a portfolio but I ...
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What encouraged the designers of GNOME Web 3.11.90 to show both (a) the page title and (b) the address/location/URL in the header bar?

Points of reference, please, for documents and/or discussions that supported the design rationale. I'll add one answer, I don't know whether it's ideal. Background A brief, two-screenshot ...
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End user impact by frequency and timing of updates and enhancements

As an organization, we strive to remain competitive and current. With that, we often discuss UI changes and the impacts they have to our user base. A concern we have is the frequency and extent to ...
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1answer
352 views

How should I go about finding a UX mentor? [on hold]

There seems to be a lot of evidence that having a mentor is crucial to career success and even more important when transitioning between careers. I've read that social networking sites - twitter & ...
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5answers
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Android back button - Global history back, or menu back?

On the Android, is the expected action of the back button to navigate backward through menus, or does it just go "back" to the previous screen you came from? I don't have an Android device to sample ...
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1answer
39 views

Combining a grid view and list view on the same interface

I'm working on a UI which needs to include a series of video thumbnails and folders containing more video thumbnails. At current, the videos are being layed out in a 'list view'. A video thumbnail ...
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3answers
89 views

Best browser solution for secondary window

I'm writing a web app for accountants managing employee salaries in organizations. The accountants request is while editing an employee salary form parameters to preview it's Paycheck report. The only ...
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523 views
+50

Transforming qualitative and quantitative data or methods

I can see how a large number of interviews and video can be compiled and analysed numerically (i.e. turning qualitative research into quantitative research), but is it not possible to turn ...
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286 views

Why shouldn't we call it UX design or us UX designers?

I came across multiple different reasons why UX design should not be called design or why a UX designer is not really the designer of user experiences. For example: User experience (UX) cannot be ...
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+50

Looking for independent usability study of the Microsoft Fluent UI

I have been trying to gather objective feedback/response on the design of the Fluent UI ('Ribbon') interface. Apart from one study by Forrester which was commissioned by Microsoft anyway, and various ...
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Thinking about splitting out similar processes. Dilemma

I am working on a project that involves sending messages. Messages come in two flavours - a simple quick message and a full message (or campaign) which includes some additional information. I am ...
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521 views

Show list selection based on multiple attribute selection

In my traditional desktop app (not web app), I have a screen with a relatively short list of items (typically 10 - 20), from which the user can select any combination (including all). The items have ...
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41 views

How to improve my logo [on hold]

I am asked to create a logo for my firm's new product. It is an entrepreneur talk show. A website relating conversation, interviews, sort of talk show for entrepreneur. I have created a very simple ...
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2answers
144 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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1answer
59 views

Do new pedestrian crossing buttons show an activated state?

I think many people are familiar with the situation of people waiting at the pedestrian crossing and repeatedly pressing (sometimes bashing) the button in the belief that it might somehow speed up the ...
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1answer
28 views

Best way to subtract score on Android when a tap adds score?

I'm making a fencing scorekeeping Android app with an emphasis on design and simplicity (i.e. just showing the essentials). As such, I'm trying to avoid dedicated buttons for functions, but am using ...
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1answer
37 views

'Companies' vs 'Businesses' label

The goal of the website is to get business owners and their managers to sign up and invite their employees to join. The users are probably over 30, living in the United States. These are the types of ...
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3answers
264 views

Omiting label element on self-explanatory form

I have a form that consists of an input box and a button. The button says "Search". For sighted users, it seems that no label element is required for the input box as it is obvious that you enter ...
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121 views

Are centered input boxes cool?

Take a look here - http://jsfiddle.net/9wFJS/2/embedded/result/ Which of the three is good? This is inspired by a conversation here... I like the second one, but two users disliked it. One saying ...
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3answers
143 views

Why are two forms on one page bad?

I have been requested to put two forms on one page. The page is directed to from a "Pay Bill" link on our home page. The user currently lands on the page and they have a log in form with two inputs, ...
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1answer
63 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 ...
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Including both Stripe Badge and SSL badge for credit card form?

I am currently reading up on credit card form design best practices, and giving visual cues for security seems to be a recurring issue. I use Stripe for credit card processing, and I have not seen ...
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2answers
125 views

Difference in designing wireframes for apps in Nexus 5 like phones with virtual navigation bar and other phones with hardware navigation buttons

As you know phones like the Nexus 5 and Moto G come with virtual navigation navigation bar like in the stock Android with the back, home and multitask buttons and there are phones like the new Asus ...
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Monitors display more colors than human eye can distinguish

The human eye can differentiate about 10 million colors. A 24-bit display mode can produce about 16 million. Why, then, do operating systems have 32-bit and higher display modes if the apparent ...
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41 views

Tweaking search results page

I'm trying to build new UI for user search page, nothing too fancy - simple input, one drop-down and search button. I'm using bootstrap to speed thing up and after some time I've created something ...
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1answer
26 views

Reset page when gridview sort order is changed

I have a gridview with a number of columns and several pages. If a user changes how the data is sorted, should I automatically send them back to page 1? My initial belief is yes since the page they ...
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2answers
116 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 ...
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2answers
241 views

Why doesn't the calculator in iPhone have a backspace?

Why doesn't the calculator in iPhone have a backspace? It only has a 'AC / C' button which clears the complete entry that was made. If a user wants to get rid of the last digit / last few digits that ...
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1answer
34 views

Should archived files (.zip, .gz, .7z, etc) have a subdirectory with the same name or not?

Whenever I unzip a compressed file (let's call it "file.zip"), my instinct is always to unzip it into a subdirectory called "file". However, this always often to me unzip it into "file\file" and ...
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Which approach is better for Delete confirmation when the operation may fail?

I'm developing an Android application where I have entities A and sub-entities B. An A can have multiple Bs associated with it. (There's a database check for referential integrity). I'm planning to ...
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3answers
155 views

Strategy to ask app-users for review

I am a Front-end developer in a team and we are developing a travel app for Android and IOS. This mobile app offers users to search and book hotels. We want to build a mechanism to ask users for ...
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1answer
44 views

Display time period/duration in hours/minutes and man-day in web project management tool

We're building an in house project management Web tool. Our tool is based on Redmine where time duration is set in hours. It isn't acceptable for our needs. We need granularity in minutes. Really to ...
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1answer
153 views

Filtering results in a given radius

I have the following structure on the server : Parent -> child object. I have around 30-40 parents which each parent has 1-10 childs. A user can search children at a given point in a given a radius, ...
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1answer
60 views

How to design a credit card/payment form for a site filled with non-standard fonts?

Looking over many credit card form design best practices, they stick to very simple/standard fonts and designs. However, these sites use the same fonts throughout the whole site. If my site design ...
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2answers
101 views

Ideas on dismissing a popover without a Close element

I have mocks from a designer showing an initial form for searching a location. There are fields for location (business) name and city (pre-filled) and a Next button (disabled at first). When the user ...
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4answers
112 views

Real life example how use Google Analytics to improve UX

I'm currently working as a visual designer for a small startup and because we are really small we don't have money to hire UX expert, so I'm trying to do UX as well. We are measuring many kinds of ...
2
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2answers
61 views

Recognizability of shorthand

Currently working on wireframes for a mobile app and am using w/ to say "with" when discussing a primary object which has customized items listed as small images. My question is: Do you happen to ...
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1answer
58 views

Login icon vs global icon on mobile

I'm working on a mobile website and have hit on an uncommon problem. The global site menu uses a hamburger menu (I know there's documentation we shouldn't be using this anymore - but that's another ...

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