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On adding fake delay, to, network delays

Consider an app, where there's a function (let's say a button). It results in a network connection to the bAAs (or whatever), and there might be a small delay while the connectivity happens. (I ...
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Improvement tracker or: How I Learned to Stop Being a Jerk to the User

I'm planning a program (not sure if it will run on smartphones or just PC ) to keep track of user defined task and it's progress. I want it to be less bossy, but still give the proper incentive to ...
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27 views

Delay in loading dropdown menu

I am currently using Amazon and I noticed that when you mouse over a dropdown menu (e.g. "Shop by department" or "Your Account"), there is a slight delay before it brings up the menu. Most other ...
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Usability problem on Mac due to absence of keyboard symbols

I have a friend who recently migrated from Windows to OS X. He's heavy keyboard user but is having a tough time on Mac. That's primarily because many important keys have no keyboard symbols on them. ...
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Redundant to have “add” and “save” button when adding choices from a list?

On StackExchange, when you want to add a community to your account, you go into the upper left corner, click on the pull down, and click "edit" next to the "Your Communities" text. Then you start ...
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History, first use, of Wizards?

I was just now criticizing Wizards in a comment. In fact, what was the first Wizard, and when? Indeed, can one fairly and definitively state: "Microsoft invented Wizards" ...?
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2answers
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Is there a reason for drawing Material Design flat buttons like plain text?

In the MD specifications are listed two types of buttons: flat buttons raised buttons the flat buttons are usually with black text, making them look like simple not clickable text (for someone). ...
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1answer
75 views

Paged or Scroll view in E-books?

Many e-book devices in the market are imitating the paged view concept like in books. I see that some e-book apps added also scroll view as an option. Is there any study that which paging style is ...
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2answers
59 views

Usability testing

I'm planning some usability testing at work and have a few questions that I can't seem to find good answers for anywhere else. Firstly I'm relatively new to usability testing and have never planned ...
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2answers
65 views

multiple ways to do the same thing

Using multiple icons to mean the same thing. Its a pretty common UX technique to allow for users with different types of mental model to be able to navigate; some people like top menus, others icons ...
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2answers
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Is there research into how the UI of content input (email, tweets etc) affects the actual content created and how can you improve it?

On the project I'm working on (Q&A platform), we're trying to get users to spend more time on their answers. We want to encourage longer form helpful replies, rather then spur of the moment short ...
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Why are the “Undo” and “Redo” arrow icons commonly round?

A simple Google Image search will show a lot of icons related to "Undo & Redo", and interestingly, most of them, if not all are round. Take a look at the ones Microsoft Office uses: And some ...
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Dealing with hundreds of checkboxes for user selection

I have a ticketing system that deals with outages: think cable company/broadband type stuff. For example, the internet service may go down at Property XYZ. Maybe phone and video as well. We have a ...
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2answers
106 views

Is iOS's spell checker good UX?

When I was user testing, my test subjects would often have typos (which is fine), then iOS's usual "spell check" pops up with the right word intended, and I found people clicking it to implement ...
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1answer
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Load More on the tabular Data?

Do any body suggest to have "Load More" option on the tabular page where in you have 100 + records to display? How easy is to see all 100+ records in one page?
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34 views

Whats the best color scheme / theming layout? [on hold]

I am making this panel by branding a comapny color base on preference, but want to ask what's the best layout.
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2answers
35 views

Should Wizard be used for edit and modify? Why or why not?

Wizards can be great for creation of complex objects or completing complex workflows. Breaking things down into simpler guided steps is useful. But my question is this: Should or could the same ...
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0answers
34 views

Right Click options in Web Applications? [on hold]

Is it good to have Right Click options in Web Applications?
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3answers
159 views

How to indicate real-time constantly loading content?

We're moving into more "next generation" web apps where the amount of reloading a page someone has to do is greatly diminishing in favor of real-time/reactivity. I'm wondering if there's some sort of ...
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0answers
28 views

How to give multi-location feedback to the user on a dashboard (data-heavy screen)?

So, i have a dashboard screen which can display a lot of data, in charts, tables, or single numbers. An input field is located at the bottom of the screen, and what the user inputs there can change ...
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4answers
118 views

A usable way to enter a mountaineer's Aspect and Elevation?

Here's a design problem you may find interesting. Feel free to help by answering or commenting. All input is welcome. The design goal: an easier tool for users to enter a type of location on a ...
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5answers
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What is the important aspect to consider when deciding where windows interaction buttons should be placed?

In most windows desktops the minimize, maximize and restore buttons for a window are placed in the windows decoration on the top right. However, MacOS and now Gnome in Ubuntu have placed those buttons ...
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5answers
117 views

Is it best to add or remove functionality when using checkboxes?

Suppose there's a system where the user can make a blog post. This user can choose to allow or disable comments to their posts. He's going to make this choice for every post he creates. Now, the ...
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4answers
59 views

How to present the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to the user in an app

I'm making an android app, which is currently showing a dialog (basically a popup window) when the app is being started, which shows the disclaimer, and the user can't skip it unless they press a ...
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What's the effect of color on responses to a Likert scale? [migrated]

We're implementing comment cards on our site that contain a simple Likert-type scale that uses colored buttons (red, orange, yellow, light green, green), to denote the range of negative to positive ...
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5answers
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Wording: 0% or NO?

I need to represent a stat for a weight loss stat. Right now I have this wording: 2% weight loss the client hasn't think of the logical scenario of no weight loss or even worse, weight gain. So I'm ...
4
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1answer
26 views

Swipe direction when designing for Right-To-Left languages?

Books printed for people that reads Right-To-Left (RTL) languages is bound for flipping pages opposite direction of LTR. What is todays common swipe direction when moving forward to next page/view, ...
3
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2answers
134 views

Keyboard navigation through form with multiple tabs

To avoid any confusion, I am not talking about the tab key, I am talking about a form with tabs at the top that can be selected by clicking the tab or by pressing Ctrl+PageUp/Down. The latter is not ...
1
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1answer
33 views

What are the core tools and processes an organization should have in place to test web application accessibility

I'm a developer for an organization that is starting to plan out how to overhaul a number of our web applications with a focus on making them both 508 compliant, and truly accessible for users with a ...
4
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6answers
107 views

What do you call this ux pattern for search fields?

What do you call this feature where a search query gets converted to "tags" that has been popularised by Pinterest (but could also be seen in Google Drive, Facebook, Apple Mail etc) and what ...
3
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2answers
103 views

Looking for good wording to indicate that “There are notes”

In a view I want to indicate that there are notes (like annotations) taken on the displayed element (that can be viewed by opening a notepad). Rather than displaying a notepad icon, I want to display ...
0
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1answer
94 views

Why the hardware button of mobile devices is not placed at the front?

The button at the bottom front of iPod/iPhone/iPad/Samsung is great UX. Why other mobile manufacturers don't offer such a button at the front as well? Most smartphones have a hardware button on the ...
3
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1answer
45 views

Chrome App install banner - Dismissed user install

In Chrome 43 Google added the feature to show an app installer popup out of Chrome and to get the feedback if the user added or dismissed the home install. ...
3
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3answers
281 views

Facebook/Twitter login only vs. Facebook/Twitter signup and login separately

I have searched for this topic here, but haven't found solid answers for the problem. So the situation is this: we are creating the authentication screens for a mobile app and we are not sure which ...
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1answer
107 views

Subnavigation on iPad or Other Tablet

I have a navigation and subnavigation bar that runs in parallel across the horizontal width of the page. It works fine on desktop computers. As you hover over the main navigation items, its ...
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3answers
147 views

How to intentionally make an action difficult to do?

How can I 'hide' ('minimize'? not sure of correct terminology), or otherwise de-emphasize a certain action? I'm working on a desktop app that has code management features and we want to make pushing ...
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4answers
111 views

Beautiful harmonic stock photo people vs photos of real people

When on a website and going to the contacts page or form there is often one or more photos of people (supposedly) working there. Stock photos Some companies use stock photos with beautiful ...
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0answers
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Web app UI to fit in to a mobile screen

There is a web app that has a UI like this. Let's call this the estimate builder. The user can add as many estimate items as he wants by clicking the blue button at top right with a plus sign. Also ...
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1answer
58 views

What is the most easily understood message for “View More” for a table cell?

I have a cell in a table that is holding some data that can be exceptionally long. I have to crop the data and only display the first ~40 or so characters, and I'd like to add a link or button below ...
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1answer
30 views

How to prepare a Gaming Experience Questionnaire (GEQ) [on hold]

I am currently doing a research about computer games and I need to assess each player's gaming experience via a Gaming Experience Questionnaire (GEQ). My question is can we prepare a GEQ any way we ...
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0answers
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Is it permissible to toggle selection of items in a table with a single click?

I am working on an (existing) UI that has a feature where the selection in one table drives the content of a second table: Table 1 shows a list of notifications, Table 2 shows a list of bank ...
2
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2answers
42 views

Geocode by user city (only if they actually give it to you) or by IP address (which you will always have)

OK, So I am having an issue with my users and geocoding them so I can suggest other users close to them. Here is the issue. In an effort to make sign up minimalistic, my users supply a username and ...
0
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1answer
13 views

What are best practices for in-app Facebook share?

What are best practices for implementing a share on Facebook feature in my app? I would like to enable users to share portions of my app (selected views) on Facebook.
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12answers
20k views

Removing placeholder text on focus

Chrome, Safari, and Firefox 15+ remove placeholder text after pressing first key in the text input. Opera, IE, and Firefox 14 and below remove placeholder text immediately after focusing the text ...
2
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2answers
203 views

Why Amazon, Walmart, Fab and others have “login” only under main menu? Why not both login and register?

A lot of e-commerce stores have login link only under main menu on their mobile apps or website. Why do they hide register from main menu? UPD: What do you think guys, what is the best option: 1. Just ...
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5answers
3k views

How to indicate that something isn't to scale?

Background I'm developing a UI for displaying production equipment (pumps, tubing strings, FCDs, etc.) in an oil well. Most oil wells have equipment that is very unevenly spaced. For example, there ...
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0answers
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What percentage of people opt in to usage tracking?

My program (WorldPainter) asks people to opt in to providing usage data to me, in which case the program uploads some statistics about how it has been used, every time it is started. It would be nice ...
2
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1answer
103 views

What could be used instead of checkboxes for filtering a list of items for desktop software

What could be a better way of showing a filter like this? Multiple checkboxes could be selected to show the filter options. Is there a better way to represent this filter for a desktop software ? ...
2
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0answers
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How to handle color consistency when the color has both thematic and actionable reasons for the color?

Note: the example is from the Batman Arkham Knight videogame game, but it's something that can happen outside the world as well. In Batman: Arkham Knight, there are certain sidequests where you can ...
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0answers
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help me simplify a search engine

I have a search function that lists different search forms under links: Each link goes to a form with slightly different parameters eg: and All forms contain a common 'title' field and, as you ...

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