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What is the reverse of an Unsubscribe?

We are working on our CAN-SPAM compliance, and have our Unsubscribe wording the way we want it. Our app mainly sends e-mail when it is notifying users of various work-related events. If a user ...
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24 views

Is there a UX community on Ello? [on hold]

I just joined Ello, and have no friends... Does anyone know if there's a community of UX folks on it already?
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1answer
94 views

Security questions vs secret password/passcode when logging in or retrieving login details?

I am currently in the process of re-designing a login process which uses security questions to verify the identity of users before they are successfully logged in, and also to allow them to reset ...
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125 views

How to coach reviewers past saying a design is “clean”?

I've heard it a hundred times. "I love it. It's so... clean". It's a mildly frustrating response. When it comes to design review with stakeholders, the word "clean" is the equivalent to the word ...
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52 views

What tools and / or processes can help geographically separated teams in the design / prototyping phase?

We are applying a rapid prototyping process quite successfully in our team. With our new project we have designers and developers separated by a large body of water. Hence our normal approach of ...
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64 views

Best flow to represent, browse and edit complex graph network

It seems that more and more, data is going to be network-based. A graph with related nodes. Something like http://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/950642 , or pick one from a gallery here: ...
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101 views

Can a drop down have a list of items where only a few can be multi selected and the rest only selected once?

I am design drop down list for a business application that has about 15 items and of those 15 items about 4 of them have 1 to many relationship, meaning those 4 can all be selected at once. However, ...
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What percentage of Internet keyboard users are hunt-and-peck typers?

Some people can type without needing to look at the keys. Other people need to look at the keys before pressing a key. I'm curious if there is any published research on the percentage of users that ...
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1answer
70 views

When to remove error color from field? On change or on focus?

I have a form. When the user puts in wrong information or an error shows up, the field color changes. Now, I'm confused as to when I should change the color back; should it be when the user focuses ...
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How to ask for details to a poor reviewer?

Our company has an Android application online, able to be downloaded. We have a lot of daily downloads and reviews, and we currently have a pretty heavily maintained rate of 4.37/5 On the other hand, ...
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Iconography for “Paid” and “Pay Later”? [migrated]

I have been trying to work with using iconography for the status of a booking, which allow my app users to pay now or pay later. After they have selected from these options, they are presented with a ...
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28 views

How do I create professional, clean Software Demo GIFs? [on hold]

I want to create a animated-GIF software demo "walkthrough" just a few seconds long for an app I've written. It's just to outline one step: "How do I open files?" (Because of certain design factors ...
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5answers
235 views

How much should we show if the user clicks the end of a long list of pages?

Let me give you example of what I mean by a long list of pages: So when you click 19 it has to determine how many new pages to show and how many old pages not to show. For example: How many new ...
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1answer
48 views

How long does it take a user to find and click an object in a list?

I tried finding some data/research on how long it takes a typical user to find and click on an object located in a list but didn't stumble upon anything useful. The specific context I am dealing with ...
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3answers
2k views

Board game design: Which design is clearest to indicate failure?

I'm trying to design a board game (and am not an artist) but want to ensure that I've got some practical aspects designed appropriately for the layout of a card. I tried asking on ...
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2answers
2k views

Why do websites use a graphic instead of the HTML entity `≡` for the menu icon? [on hold]

Every time I see a website with a menu or a navigation bar, i see the three dash menu button?. And they always use an icon, .gif, .png etc... But there is an HTML entity for that: ≡ -> ...
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69 views

How do i display a button that is selected with two options?

Industry Experience has both a Target Value and an actual value (what the person scored) Attached is an example where the actual value is not the target value. How should it be displayed when the ...
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2answers
94 views

Best practice for desktop application input validation

I've been reading through some of the other questions tagged with validation and similar. We have a Windows desktop application that has many textboxes contained in a dialog that need to be validated, ...
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2answers
256 views

Popover or accordion for data editing

I am developing a UI for a web app and don't know to decide between a popover and an accordion patterns. Basically what I have is a list of of sentences, some of them have an item which users should ...
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4answers
994 views

The meaning of the Home button in browsers

I'm not talking about the Home on the website or an app but the home on the browser itself. First of all, I saw no use for that button eversince I first touched a browser. Maybe it made no sense to ...
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44 views

Recommend approach to create a form that needs to show unlimited rows

I'm designing a form web page where users need to insert data. Part of the form is the main form information but there is another part that takes unknown number of entered rows. Here is an example. ...
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2answers
62 views

Should I force the user to interact in landscape mode?

I am designing a seat selector for a cinema website, and I am tempted to force the user to switch to landscape mode to maximise the width of the interface. There are a couple of reasons for this: ...
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1answer
83 views

Are there any innovative ways to Accommodate Emulator in the Desktop Admin

I am working on an admin app which can built websites for Mobile, Tablet and desktop. While creating the website the user who is going to use the admin, will need preview of the website at some point ...
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When having an option for Landscape mode, what all screen elements should be retained? All, none or selectively? [on hold]

If Portrait mode has - Global Menu aka Hamburger menu (Left side) Action Button Action Overflow Contextual Action Bar Do the Landscape mode need to have it all? What is the convention, what is ...
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2answers
147 views

predict behavior based on emotional response

I'm a student so this is my first crack at designing a study. Trying to develop a usability test that 1) gathers participants emotional reaction and 2) discovers what behavior they would display ...
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3answers
108 views

User testing with no access to users?

I have an interesting set of constraints to work with: -We're launching a new line of products early next year. In a few weeks, we'll be sending out beta software/hardware units for distributors to ...
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3answers
84 views

Product navigation versus marketing site navigation

Are there any best practices associated with integrating the navigation of your Web based product with the navigation of your marketing pages? Another way of describing this is: Does it make sense ...
2
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1answer
55 views

Crash dialog - motivating user to explain what they were doing

In my application (a browser), there are two types of crashes which can occur: Python exceptions, i.e. I can handle the crash just when it happens and display a crash dialog immediately. Segfaults ...
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1answer
48 views

what pros does the hidden menu have when it is used for DT users as well?

I knew that Square redesign had this kind of menu for desktop users as well and I found it odd and I still think that it is a strange solution. Now, I stumbled on this website that has the same kind ...
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1answer
69 views

screen-less interfaces

this question is derived from a personal battle with technology; why don't commonplace wifi and bluetooth devices have interfaces that provide more feedback than just if the device is on or off? is ...
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103 views

Does anyone have statistics on usage of the Kano Model?

I have been asked by a client to provide justification for the usage of the Kano Model. I believe I have sufficiently convinced them of the benefits and value, but the one thing I am lacking is ...
2
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2answers
73 views

The usefulness of home appliances sound notification?

In our homes we now have home appliances such as a dish washing machine, a microwave oven, a washing machine, a tumble drier. Every one of these appliances makes a little sound notification when it's ...
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3answers
161 views

Do users really want responsive dumbed down versions of websites?

I recently read this article Google: Bad User Experience For Mobile Users May Lead To Ranking Issues where an example of responsive / mobile optimized web site is shown side by side with its desktop ...
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In or around a table of results, displaying row-specific information and actions (master-detail UX)

I am tasked with displaying a list of clinical trials. Each clinical trial has at least one, and typically many, actual locations. We want to encourage users to enroll in clinical trials. What that ...
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1answer
31 views

Distinguishing the verbiage between a user action and status indicators?

I am working on an internal web application. I am trying to find the best way to distinguish with verbiage a way to differentiate between actions the user can take and system status indicators. For ...
0
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1answer
49 views

What is the good wording and place for file size error message? [on hold]

What would be a good wording and place on the form for file type error message? I am especially interested in the case when a user may not understand clearly the difference between file types.
0
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1answer
49 views

What's the best way to display additional option information in a dropdown?

I have a dropdown with several options. For each option, I need to present additional information that the user might want to use in making their selection. Currently, the additional information is ...
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3answers
414 views

Does briefly showing advanced search options on page load increase their use?

Early last year, Jakob Nielsen complained that: In general, we almost never see people use advanced search. And when they do, they typically use it incorrectly — partly because they use it so ...
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2answers
70 views

Map markers with multiple types of data

I want to try to visualize multiple types of data in one map marker. We currently have up to three types of data on one coordinate and this is going to increase to 6 within the next three years. ...
3
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4answers
211 views

Search / Advance search on default

I have a client that from a business requirement requests to have 'advance search' as the default search item. The reason being they want to get as much information from the end user as possible. In ...
0
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1answer
115 views

Switching Modules within your App

What should be the best UI to access/switch different modules of your application while remaining on application pages. I have an app containing modules A, B and C. These modules are accessible based ...
2
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2answers
118 views

Do natural colour schemes work better with the human brain?

Does colour matter? I work for a company that uses 3 very unnatural colours as the brand colours. I want to test a theory that because these are such an unnatural colours not seen anywhere in nature ...
2
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2answers
166 views

How can users mark their lessons complete?

I have an internal LMS created and it is pretty open to any content type. More and more people are moving away from traditional SCORM/traditional e-learning and towards blended content. So now a ...
3
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3answers
254 views

What are the typical best practices for handling reporting/flagging inappropriate content on a social/UGC site?

I'm designing a site that is driven by user-generated content and will not be heavily moderated. So users need to be able to flag/report inappropriate content and users. I've read that if the asset is ...
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0answers
32 views

Drag and drop between two List<string> [on hold]

I'm using devexpress with c# and the mvvm pattern design. I have two List. With these, I'd like to create a UI where the user can drag&drop from one to other. Which UI element is the better to do ...
3
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5answers
256 views

UX to view and search through large set of hierarchical data

Building a web desktop site in which users have to be able to navigate through a hierarchical structure. There are two types of nodes, call them A and B. A can have children of type A or B. B are ...
0
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1answer
21 views

Digital goods conversion rate - instant download or manual review & approval?

I'm currently using the first tactic that is instant download upon receiving customer payment. The pros of this approach: Customer satisfaction is better as they immediately get what they paid for ...
2
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2answers
281 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 ...
4
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1answer
466 views

Where to find resources on tablet heatmaps?

I need heatmaps on tablet usage to see what regions users make use of on tablets. The reason that I need to do this is that I need to do a recommendation on what gestures I can use the best, to do ...
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0answers
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What is the best picture for Car Insurance and Loan eye catchers? [on hold]

We are redesigning completely our car insurance and loans web portfolio and have a long discussion about, what are the best hero shots for eye catchers in these two verticals. The prevailing trend ...

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