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The value of bloat [on hold]

I'm not really sure if this is the best place to ask this question. In this article, Joel Spolsky argues a case for feature bloat. In summary: the total userbase requires all the features, and if you ...
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Focus state for Split Button?

What will be the action if the "Tab" key is focused on the split button? a. both the "A" & "B" gets focused. b. "A" gets focused first and "B" get focused on next "Tab". c. only the "A" get ...
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Login flow with openid / social signin

Due to a technical limitation / privacy settings openid does not always return an email. This leads to the following convoluted signup process: User clicks on login with facebook. User enters email ...
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2answers
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Is this login arrangement better than a typical social signin?

First I had a social signin which was nearly identical to the old stackexchange login and my login looked almost exactly like SO:s "login with google" "Login with facebook". Now we have designed our ...
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2answers
60 views

Should smart watches be immersive? [on hold]

Immersive, which here I mean 'always looking at, touching, paying attention to the screen'. My question is simply if smart watches should be attractive like above, why? My personal opinion is NO, it ...
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40 views

Back to login page authentication expiration behaviour

If a user presses back after logging in to a website should the authentication cookie be set to expire because the user expects to be logged out if they can see the login page or not?
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507 views

“I agree” check box or buttons

I'm designing an application which allows the users to sign up if they agree to the terms and conditions. If the user agrees to the terms and conditions, sign-up process will be successful and the ...
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1answer
54 views

How do I make it obvious that a question must be selected in order to filter a components list

This is a data analysis tool. The user poses a question, and then adds data analysis snippets that helps answer that question. On the left of the page, there is the list of questions and a field ...
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What's the best practice for limiting text length in a field?

I have a field on a form that I want to limit to 55 characters due to some constraints with an integration platform we use. I've searched both Google and UX.SE and haven't found any good resources ...
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Is there a notable correlation between UX and the granularity of gamification?

In the gamification of applications, especially community driven web applications, is there a 'max' level of granularity that motivates users to participate or the designer can just go wild without ...
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1answer
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Should a Store Landing Page have separate appt. selector- one for workshops & one for tech support, etc

I am having a bit of a challenge with my stakeholders in helping them understand my point of view on how to handle our appointments for workshops and product-driven/assistance questions. My company ...
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Log in with username vs. login with email address - which option provides better user experience? [duplicate]

I am developing a new web application and was wondering if I should have people pick their usernames and login with their usernames or should I have them login via their email addresses. Which option ...
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Anyone know a fast, easy, online survey tool that will test clicks on image and get a heatmap? [on hold]

Does anyone know an fast, easy, online survey tool that will allow me to test clicks on an image and get the result in a heatmap apart from Fluid Surveys which is over- powered and priced for my ...
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How to display a choice between two ComboBox?

I search an intuitive way to display a choice between two options with a specific ComboBox for each option. The target is to display a roadmap by a specific axis of analysis ('Department' or ...
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2answers
56 views

Would I need a mobile website for iPhone as well as iPad?

I'm designing a mobile website for a real estate office, so it's actually a mobile version, separate from the desktop version. The office has a preference for mobile version vs responsive HTML. I've ...
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30 views

What could be the next level of toggle switch? [on hold]

Mention if you have come across a next level input component replacing the toggle switch or button. What could be the next level?
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1answer
137 views

Tabbed content vs Scrollable list

Let's say I have a web content builder and I am adding a tab element with multiple tabs. This can be also accordion element, or any kind of web element with multiple child elements. Is it a better ...
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5answers
171 views

How to signal the user must add a minimum number of images to continue?

I'm making a utility where users rate images from favorite to least favorite. In the creation flow, the user must add at least two images, and is given the option to provide a title or description. ...
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3answers
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HTML vs. PDF — What are the Pros and Cons of PDF?

From 2003: http://www.nngroup.com/articles/pdf-unfit-for-human-consumption/ PDF is good for printing, but that's it. Don't use it for online presentation. Since then more and more devices can ...
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2answers
203 views

What's the rationale for having the keyboard vibration feature on mobile phones?

A lot of people prefer physical keyboards than virtual ones on cell phones. In order to mimic physical keyboards experience, most cell phones have the vibration feature(i.e., the phone vibrates when ...
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436 views

How do “We call you back!” buttons on websites make sense?

Web sites of companies offering products or services show a link or button asking you to request them to call you back. It's usually presented in a very prominent way, for example a red button labeled ...
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1answer
24 views

Force naming item using modal

So we have webapp where teachers can create student lesson plans, that they can share with a community of academics. After user clicks "create" - we autosave that plan (defaults for all fields) into ...
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0answers
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Making an intro guide and hints/tips for an iOS app? [on hold]

Are there any best practices when it comes to constructing an Introductory Guide & In-app Tips/Hints? As the developer of the app, everything looks simple and self explanatory. I realize it's ...
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0answers
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When should I use a condensed font? [on hold]

Assuming I always have enough space to write what I need to write, and I never get into a position like What is the best font for extremely limited space, i.e. will fit the most READABLE text in the ...
2
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1answer
56 views

Long dropdown list + Searchable

Not sure where everyone gets their pattern examples from, but I have an instance of a web-based application needing long lists which are equally important to each other. Some users have over 100+ ...
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2answers
757 views

How to style table headers?

Default styling in popular CSS framework such as Bootstrap styles headers with title case and bold text. Question Is there any proof to sustains this choices as it makes the headers more salient ...
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2answers
59 views

Incorporating fun into systems design [on hold]

Is it possible to use the concept of 'fun' to make a system more effective? How can fun actually improve the functioning of a system? I am looking for clear, solid reasoning around how this might ...
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2answers
58 views

Displaying notifications in a dashboard

This is a bit of an opinion question, so I'll understand if it will be closed. We're designing a web-based dashboard with several tabs, one of which is the dashboard's snapshot page / welcome page. ...
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12answers
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Should I redirect the user if there's only one search result, or still show the results list?

If a search results in only one item on the search results page, should I save the user’s time by immediately redirecting him/her to the searched item, or let the user see the list before moving on? ...
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5answers
185 views

How can I make a login form seem more trustworthy?

We have a web app where the user has to log in at the beginning. The login shows our company logo, the name of the product incl. logo of the product and the login form: I showed this app to a test ...
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1answer
48 views

What are the best remote guerrilla research/test methods to get feedback from app users in Europe?

I’m a UX Team of one based in Asia but the primary market for our apps is Europe. We have slow uptakes for our apps in certain markets and really need user feedback as to why, but unfortunately we ...
2
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1answer
52 views

From UX point of view, what is the rationale behind using location of device to select web-site language instead of device's language settings?

My question is exactly what is says in the title. I've noticed this behavior being common in web-sites and mobile phone applications getting content from the Internet and I do not understand why it ...
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2answers
151 views

Why notify the user when a device is plugged into the audio jack?

Some Lenovo systems, like the Lenovo Y510P, send a system tray notification when a device is plugged/unplugged from the audio or microphone jack. To me, however, this notification seems redundant; ...
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3answers
61 views

How often to review analytics for a client?

I'm trying to write up a UX project plan for a client and I have included a web analytic review in there. My thought is that it would be sufficient to review their web analytics once a month to make ...
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0answers
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Multi Document Interface and Browser for LOB

The LOB (Line Of Business) applications are developed in Windows Forms or WPF (Windows Presentation Framework). Examples for LOB applications are stock trading applications or account management. A ...
0
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1answer
42 views

What is the UX definition of a View?

The term "view" is used a lot in UX. In programming it often refers specifically to a user interface element associated with a model (e.g. in MVC or MV* frameworks). But I've heard it used in other ...
0
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1answer
33 views

Usability in Mobile Learning

I am making a research about interfaces and usability of mobile apps for learning idioms (duolingo, babel, vox, etc). The research has a objective to gather aspects, such as: efficiency, learnability ...
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0answers
14 views

Is personas based on real users? [duplicate]

Today I met more than 10 users for a software which is going to be developed. Now I am trying to make personas but i am stuck. Should I pick one of them or just make a fake that covers all of their ...
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3answers
2k views

Why is == the standard equality operator? [on hold]

In all the programming languages I have ever used, the comparator for testing a mathematical equivalence is ==. For example, in python: if 7 == 8 - 1: Why are all, as far as I am aware, programming ...
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0answers
13 views

Text protruding out of content div—fixes after refresh [closed]

I'm working on the website http://evolutionjellyfish.com and as the content loads, the text protrudes out of the content div, looking like this: http://imgur.com/pb5pRtj, you may need to scroll down ...
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6answers
161 views

Differences of UX opinion for primary nav - which is best for my website?

I'm part of a team designing a new website - I'm by no means the UX expert on the team but there are two clashes of 'philosophy' around how the user will access the content. It is primarily a resource ...
0
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0answers
11 views

recommended WIN prototype software [closed]

I'm looking for a strong prototype software. There are a lot! I know that. Therefore I would like to know the best one for my specific needs: 1. Prototyping a windows application software 2. Polished ...
6
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1answer
96 views

Using warnings to reduce printer waste

I've seen where businesses try to limit printing usage by limiting users from printing more than 100 or so pages per month with an application like this: download bmml source – Wireframes ...
8
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5answers
133 views

How to convey that an indicator is clickable

We made an app that analyzes your driving behavior and generates a score for it: One one of the screens you can see score circles in blue/orange/green/red (click to enlarge): When you click on one ...
2
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4answers
252 views

Material Design for Web apps?

I'm working on an admin portal (angular, jquery, bootstrap..) and I'm pretty comfortable with bootstrap and I think that the bootstrap designs are pretty cool. Now, my colleague insists on changing it ...
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1answer
28 views

A one pager, simple and clean website [closed]

Please have a look at: http://test.esnail.x10host.com/ In terms of UX I have the following questions: Does the flow of the website make sense Is the color palette selection solid, where there is a ...
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2answers
58 views

Can I use a control NOT specified by Material Design?

Material Design has a comprehensive set of components, but no design framework can reasonably hope to cover all widgets. Many of the UX StackExchange questions on Material Design on this site relate ...
0
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0answers
28 views

Security questions: Text being trimmed by screen edge – iOS, Android [closed]

I have a set of security questions wrapped in a select menu. They are questions such as: What is your mother's maiden name? What is your dog's name? Etc. On iOS and Android small screens, the text ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

Material Design - Persistent search, with navigation drawer

Is this within the guidelines or do you at least think it's an acceptable practice? I'd like to use a persistent search bar, but my app necessitates a navigation drawer. I feel like it might be a ...
0
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2answers
33 views

Disambiguating “Allowed File Types” or “Allow Extensions”

It often happens that I will be using a piece of software, and I will have the opportunity to specify something to the effect of 'qualifying extensions', and extensions that meet that criteria will be ...

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