2
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48 views

How to improve “between” operator usage in grid?

I have a grid with comparison functionality. The problem is I have to use column 2 only for "between" operator, for other comparison/search operators it's useless. How can I improve this? Open to ...
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0answers
22 views

How should one gain first users on brand new social website? [migrated]

Suppose I open new web site that is kinda like social media with some specific purpose. Immediately I see big problem - no matter how hard you would advertise your site and how much money you will ...
0
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1answer
18 views

Is it ok to change table caption depending on user choices?

I have a table listing available jobs. By default this table shows all jobs. The table caption is now "Available jobs". If the user make use of the filter functionality the result is filtered and the ...
0
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1answer
66 views

How to present 2 sets of dimension inputs and not confuse users

I'd like to get some feedback on an UI I'm currently assembling - in a simple graphical editing app of mine users can edit properties of graphical objects like their position, angle and other ...
14
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3answers
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Tracing on a touch screen: achieving fat finger friendliness

What could be done to improve the ability to trace the outline of items on a touch screen, without requiring the user to use a stylus or other additional physical tool? The 'fatness' of fingers ...
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0answers
19 views

Looking for resources on how to reward users for actions both online and in the physical world [on hold]

I am soon joining an hackathon about ecological stuff. I already have a nice idea which includes public transportation that might work to win something, but I can't figure out with my mates how we ...
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0answers
19 views

What's the best framework to use to build a TV schedule guide? [on hold]

I want to build an interactive web page that allows me to render information in a manner similar to how you see interactive TV schedules on cable boxes or Smart TVs. That is, a number of rows of boxes ...
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0answers
14 views

Card Sort Analysis using Excel (Agreement and Disagreement Matrices)

I'm trying to find way to tabulate the results of an open card sorting exercise. We have about 50 cards total and need to pair that down so I'm hoping to crunch the numbers in excel to see where ...
0
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0answers
11 views

select the whole <td> on click instead of only the <a> inside of it [migrated]

ok here is the thing, I have a table where I have some <a>'s, what I want: make clickable the full <td> which contains those <a>'s. Pasting my code will explain what I want better ...
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45 views

Data tables - what's column should be first?

When creating a table with a lot of rows and a number of columns, what is the recommendation for which column should be first and most important? An example scenario for the data table would be a ...
1
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2answers
154 views

Is there any research on colors choice for the web?

I'm writing a thesis on web usability. I'd like to mention the choice of colors and which ones are appropriate to use and which are not. Now I've searched on the internet but what I've found so far ...
2
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1answer
21 views

Logging in: fields in a header, or dedicated link?

Does anyone know if it's better practice to include user login fields in the header of a website, or just a login link that takes the user to a login page (or a modal lightbox style login)? For ...
3
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1answer
50 views

What are some accepted styles of Greeking for loading content?

There's a technique that Facebook uses in their Timeline where it'll show fake "content" blocks while it's waiting for the real content to load. From a distance, it looks like the content has already ...
7
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4answers
408 views

Back breaking sites

What's the reason that so many site these days "break" my back button experience? Even stack does this: I read a question expand the comments, scroll to the first answer, follow a link, decide I'm ...
9
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4answers
94 views

Making color blind friendly plots that look professional

Based on this question I've been racking my brain trying to find a color scheme for journal publications that is color blind friendly and that I actually like. I've tried color brewer and other sites, ...
2
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3answers
70 views

Horizontal Scrolling for mobile and desktop - Is this a good idea?

I'm re-doing my portfolio site with some updates. As I was creating it I was thinking of various ways to present my work. It's a mixture of iphone and desktop design work, sometimes both together. ...
2
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3answers
44 views

Visual indication of special privileges

I'm working on a mobile app for android and iOS that lets you manage sports teams. You can follow any team, but can only manage those your account is associated with (You're the coach, for example) ...
0
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3answers
101 views

Should we be including VAT in prices of products rather than adding it on at checkout?

Has anyone any experience of including VAT(Value Added Tax) in the price that is displayed next to a product? The standard pattern seems to be to add VAT on at the payment screen, after the user ...
2
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4answers
699 views

What would be a reasonable & secure time frame for a temporary account lockout?

We are implementing a temporary account lockout after throttling login attempts and actively directing users to reset their password. Users can still go through the reset journey even during temporary ...
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0answers
16 views

Problem grouping items [closed]

We have a collection of hardware that is only differentiated by name. Each piece of hardware needs to belong to a certain group (it can only belong to one group). We are having trouble making it look ...
0
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1answer
32 views

Organize multi select options in a page

How to filter multi-select options. I have a scenerio where I have to ask user to search a department, technology and events. 1 department can have multiple technology and similarly 1 technology ...
2
votes
2answers
49 views

Navigation that leads to microsite with different layout

Currently I need to revamp a university website. The problem is some of the links actually go to different microsites (within the same domain) that have different layout. The only way to link back to ...
2
votes
2answers
77 views

Error messages / alert boxes on wide screens

I'm reworking a web app UI to take advantage of wider screens and I have a niggle I can't shake. There are many tables throughout the app for which a wider screen is advantageous. Above the tables I ...
0
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1answer
29 views

Asking feedback and contact data after leaving signup form

Is it smart to do this ?. Everybody clearly wants to know why the user that was willing to signup leaved the form. The only thing that could backfire are the users that wanted to signup at later time ...
3
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0answers
138 views

Innovative search filter design needed

Im looking for some innovative filter design, but it should not be usual as check box,drop downs, radio buttons as in e-commerce websites. Would be better, if it is in any info graphical or pictorial ...
0
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1answer
57 views

How do i decide how the same website behaves in two different tabs in one browser?

See this is very interesting issue. User on my website uploads a design for 3D printing and then we offer him different prizes for different materials. For an example, if you upload a model and want ...
0
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1answer
40 views

Is it advisable to have a countdown for a limited free account in a register form?

This is a register form, it offers free account for the first 50 users, I wonder if it's good or common to put an account countdown for it.
0
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1answer
40 views

How are “focus groups” done? [closed]

As a new UX designer, I'm curious about these "focus groups" I hear about. Who are these people, how are they gathered? Do people have jobs to act as focus group attendees or are there agents in ...
3
votes
2answers
173 views

Hiding a phone number during nighttime hours

I am creating a website for an apartment building. There will be a phone number listed for users to contact the landlord. The landlord, however, only wants to receive phone calls during the day. ...
1
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2answers
56 views

Which social login should I use, Google OAuth2 or Google+?

Google supports 4 ways to "sign in with google" OAuth OAuth2 Google+ Google Apps I want a generic "sign in with google", I'm not doing anything app-specific, so the last one is out. Presumably ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

Show Education/Government/Non-Profit pricing with normal prices?

We offer discounts to education, government, and non-profit organizations (different discount for each) as well as volume discounts on top of that. On the pricing web page for a product should all of ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

Arranging a tall narrow rectangle with a short wide one

One of the hardest UI things I tend to encounter is fitting a tall narrow rectangle with a short wide one. (In my current situation each rectangle is a sheet of controls.) It seems to be impossible to ...
1
vote
2answers
39 views

Rationale behind off-center trackpads?

Many laptops come with an off-center trackpad as seen below: What's the rationale behind this design? Has any research been done into what end-users prefer? As my personal and very subjective ...
2
votes
2answers
36 views

Best way to communicate and release a series of design changes to users

We are in the process of redesigning a legacy type system with broad range of feature sets. For practical reasons, we'll be implementing changes incrementally. In the past, our users are used to ...
4
votes
3answers
79 views

Tables with a lot of rows - where should the delete option be?

Question regarding how to handle large tables with many rows: Where should the delete option be? I see many examples placing the delete icon or text on the far-right of the row. Is this best ...
2
votes
3answers
45 views

for a marketplace slogan, is it better to use the word “discover” or the word “buy”?

In a small marketplace that allows people to buy products from different sellers ...if you have a slogan like: discover awesome products from local sellers or is it better to use: buy awesome ...
2
votes
2answers
77 views

Prototyping for data visualisation

In many prototyping cases, I have to generate charts, graphs and all sorts of data visualizations. I'm looking for tools to easily and rapidly generate those. Currently MS Excel does the job for me, ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Any specific reason why they put link anchor obscurely on timestamp label?

As I need to share Facebook and Twitter post outside their network lately, I have learned that I can get the link to the post from the link on the timestamp text (see image below.) I wonder if there's ...
4
votes
1answer
74 views

How to Display Occasional Announcements on a Website?

I’d like to add an announcement banner or an element with the same functionality (e.g. alert, button) to a website to notify users about an upcoming survey. It should contain a call for participation, ...
14
votes
5answers
1k views

Ask users to input or just show the field

I have a website that keeps track of oranges OR apples. Is it better that I ask or just show the input. Is the green text needed? It's a 50/50 that they'll have oranges or apples, so I would need ...
5
votes
2answers
427 views

Should a website for a business look the same as its leaflet?

I'm creating a website for a family friend who has a small business. They already have a leaflet that was designed a few years ago. To what extent should web/mobile design match an existing print ...
24
votes
3answers
3k views

What should the default value be for a credit card expiration date?

What is the optimal default value for a credit card expiration date? The only value I've ever noticed in practice is either the current month or the earliest possible month (January 1900 or similar). ...
4
votes
4answers
173 views

What practical steps can I take to reduce bias in usability testing?

I'm acutely sensitive to bias in usability testing. For example, I'm aware that task-selection bias is an issue, so I try to keep the tests more open/loose and let participants explore. I know that ...
1
vote
1answer
42 views

Using full-screen mode for left-side panel on iOS and Android

In Gmail app for iOS and Android, tapping on hamburger menu opens the left-side panel. On iOS, this opens in full-screen mode hiding the status bar but in Android it doesn't. Is there some reason that ...
8
votes
3answers
334 views

How to highlight best elements corresponding to a search without changing their order

In a web application used to search content inside documents, we have a view displaying the main parts of a documents: Chapters Diagrams Tables of data Users can search for specific words inside ...
1
vote
2answers
72 views

Implementing a 'ViewCube' for 3d navigation

Autodesk has published a research paper (2008) on a ViewCube, a method for user navigation in 3 Dimensions. It is used in the software 3D Studio Max. When searching for viewcube, I found one ...
-1
votes
2answers
66 views

Would it be good to place an ADD option in a filter panel?

I need some help over here :-) I have a results page with filters to refine results but my users might need to add new criteria to get more results. My question: Is appropiate to have filter and ...
1
vote
1answer
71 views

One interface for adding users to groups and groups to users

So I'm struggling with coming up with a way to do this. Basically, right now, there are two interfaces: One allows you to create and manage groups, and the other allows you to create and manage users. ...
0
votes
2answers
28 views

What are the advantages of using a specific program for site maps and user flows?

I was wondering if there is a specific program where people make their user flows? Does it matter where or is it fine to use any?
3
votes
2answers
114 views

How to deal with elements in a list forming a distracting vertical pattern

I'm using a list to display information. Each row needs to display two thumbnails, and a string. I noticed with this implementation that the layout of icons seems to resemble two columns. which may ...

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