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Using Navigation Drawer for displaying a list of events

So I'm working on a mobile app that deals with events and I'm looking into ways to display available events in an area. Right now it's just a map with icons representing different types of events, and ...
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Message and button labels in iOS Alert view

I am working on an iPad app that helps to improve physician's workflows. There's this form that the coach will fill out when he is working with the physician. Coach can save the form as a draft (In ...
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Do you have an opinion of the SF State Mobile UX/UI Design Intensive? [on hold]

I have a good deal of UX design experience but not in the last ten years and not for mobile. I want to get up to speed and back in the game. If you have experience, what was good or bad about this ...
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Is there value to “Show less”?

When is it appropriate to render a "Show less" action once the user clicks a "Show more" link after exposing a truncated description? I personally like something similar to the App Store experience ...
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Multiple Nested Views in Profile: Enterprise Business Application

I'm modernizing an enterprise level business application that currently does not have a graphical user interface, it's a CHUI. The application has a customer profile screen with a persistent profile ...
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Should an “unsaved changes” dialog in a web app contain a “save” option?

When a user makes some changes in a web app and tries to navigate away without saving them, a dialog appears as a confirmation/warning message. There are two approaches to these dialogues. Sometimes ...
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What are the benefits of a white navbar over a colored one?

I am creating a thin fixed navbar and am debating between having it be primarily colored (our color is a type of turquoise) with white accents or primarily white with the turquoise color accenting it. ...
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iOS app webviews - how to show the equivalent of multiple tabs on the desktop

I have a website that shows a list of news stories, much like Hacker News. Users can upvote stories, or they can click each headline to be taken to the actual news story on the external website. I ...
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Numbers VS Sliders Best Practice (Range 0-100, 0.5 steps)

I'm trying to make an easy-to-use site that calls for selection of multiple percentages. The site is for servers/bartenders/managers to input the total for the night, input what each group's ...
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Copy/paste VS Clone

When managing lists or objects, what are the advantages of a "clone" action over "copy & paste", if any? What are the disadvantages? Or when should you use one pattern over another? I assume ...
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Should you always minimize cognitive load?

The title says it all. I enjoy reading UX questions and answers from Stack Exchange's hot network questions, and I often see people justify their answers by saying it minimizes cognitive load. I ...
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With 2 types of users: should I provide 2 separate forms or use the same one for both?

I am working on a platform with 2 type of users, transporters and those sending their goods. Our biggest concern is the user experience, reason why everyone is opting for what we call "one profile". ...
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Are round check boxes confusing or an accepted standard?

I was browsing dribbble.com today and came across a new post by one of the designers that I follow. He had posted a new modal form which was using rounded check boxes. I have never seen these before. ...
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Are there good practices to verbally describe the animations in your site before coding starts?

Is there a process, tool, prefered method to describe css animations, forwards and backwards, before you start coding them? I lose a lot of time describing the animations and/or picking up feedback ...
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What character can I use to represent the space bar?

I provide the user with a list of key sequences that lets the user type only with ASCII characters and generate various Unicode characters. This is what they see in the sequence list window: My ...
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Should the middle mouse button close tabs?

Most modern web browsers now close tabs when the middle mouse button is clicked on them, is this an expected behavior for other applications where tabs cans can be opened, closed and changed whilst ...
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One page website scrolls to product sections - how to show further information? [on hold]

I've got a one-page site, with a fixed menu at the top that you click and it scrolls down to a section with a summary of one of the services. I want to show more information about the specific service ...
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53 views

Numbered vs named levels

Which one should be used in which cases? (lvl1, lvl2, lvl3 vs padawan, knight, master) So far my observation is, Numbered levels: Easily remembered Boring and predictable Named levels: Users ...
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What is the name of the breadcrumb/workflow UI component?

What is the correct/best name for the UI component which acts like a breadcrumb trail but also indicates where the user is in a defined series of steps? You see it all the time, something like: ...
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1answer
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Is it problematic to have dropdown selector options expand above the field instead of below?

I'm designing a product-based website, and I have a dropdown selector at the bottom of one of the pages near the footer. When I went to review development, I noticed that the way the dropdown selector ...
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Show “Sign Up with” in landing page

At my company we're planning to redesign our landing page. Currently we have two big buttons, "Sign up" and "Sign up with Linkedin". One idea that came up is to remove the Linkedin button. When the ...
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Is it a bad idea to use fluid font sizes for titles?

In one of the sites I developed, the title of the pages is always one word. It's one word but the length of the words are different. I want to make the font size of the title as bigger as possible. ...
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Should user login and registration be separated from the principal menu items?

My current layout looks like this: LOGO Sign up | Sign In Item1 | Item2 | Item3 | Item4 | Item5 | Item6 | Item7 Once user is logged, the user name appears with a drop-down option for ...
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1answer
46 views

Should you participate in design charette

This question is about a UX team exercise, called a 'design charette' (aka as design studio). In this exercise you try and get everyones ideas on the table and mix them into one bigger idea. This is ...
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Centered title but left aligned text to fill up content [migrated]

Hold your horses, I'm aware that centered titles are generally frowned upon. However, when given a fixed size container, simply having everything left-aligned gives an empty impression – which itself ...
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Avoid closing multiple tabs?

I'm working on a new approach to my modals that when a user opens multiple modals they merge with tabs for each one. This works great to switch between modals without having to close one or drag ...
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4answers
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Tracking what users are drawing on a piece of paper in real time

As part of our research in an HCI project, we need to track what users are drawing on pieces of paper in real time. Due to some requirements, we cannot replace the paper with anything digital. What we ...
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1answer
39 views

Is there other way to minimize multiple selection like attached?

Is there other way to minimize multiple selection like attached? These are admin roles, in each role, there are options that limits/allow the users to control task.
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What are the Pros / Cons of iterating on a prototype after each usability test session?

I run a lot of guerilla usability tests on my prototypes at my company. Sometimes, after maybe the second or third participant runs into the same issue, I'll think about fixing that issue before ...
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1answer
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Can we have tabs within a data grid table to group rows?

I am designing a data table which has huge number of rows. Thus I am planning to design a nested grid via grouping of rows. My objective is to set groups within the table, so that the users can ...
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2answers
115 views

Displaying negative zoom values textually

Typically, most applications let you zoom in to a document. This is often expressed as a percentage (100%, 200%, 800%, etc...), or as a multiplier (x1, x2, x8). Sometimes they let you zoom in or out. ...
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752 views

Inputs for difficult form

we have difficult form in our application. There are inputs for start date, end date, full name, phone and e-mail adress and section for count of persons on rooms (adult/child...). The basic ...
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When you have to fill up the rest of the page

I've noticed that I often run into the same problem in many projects I work on: It seems like I always end up having that extra space that I have nothing to fill up with. It usually ends up with an ...
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2answers
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Add Another Item - best pattern for modals

For this application I am designing, we need to add one or many items to a grid. We have chosen to add the items via a modal dialog due to complexity in certain scenarios that would not be possible ...
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2answers
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Is it better to remove a user's preferences after they log out?

We have some preferences for our mobile application that a user can change (such as choosing between miles and kilometers for distance information). We plan to store these preferences as unique to a ...
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Analytics for a CRM to view more customer information

I'm integrating my inbound marketing CRM to another web application so that I can get more information from my users. Specifically, this web application allows me to create feedback forms so that I ...
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1answer
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Recording On Page at User Discretion?

I work purely on heavy use intranet applications. Due to the usage and frustration with many of these applications, users are more than willing to provide detailed feedback. We have been throwing ...
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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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2answers
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Putting the same item multiple times in a hierarchical menu

When designing interfaces I will often go with a user intention oriented approach where the same action can be found in different places. Let me give two artificial examples: Grocery store site When ...
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1answer
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Deleting a row from an iOS table view

In iOS applications what is the recommended way to delete a row from a table view. The table view is displaying a list of topics. Should I be swiping on the row to remove it or pressing edit at the ...
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Is there a best practice for where to display toast notifications and snackbars?

What is the best practice for the location of toast-style notifications and snackbars? I have seen them predominantly in the lower right hand corner for toasts, and across the bottom of a browser for ...
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3answers
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Pop-up with “do you know that…” tips in web app

I've got a functional-heavy web app for a closed number of users who tend to forget about some features, like shortcuts. I could periodically train them, but that's not a good way. I'm wondering is ...
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0answers
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Can anyone recommend research articles or best practices for UI techniques for encouraging users to explore more functions of a complex application?

I can highly recommend the recent article by Cockburn et al. "Supporting Novice to Expert Transitions in User Interfaces" (ACM Computing Surveys, Vol. 47, No. 2, Article 31, Publication date: November ...
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1answer
133 views

Can you start your button CTA with “A” or “The?”

The site that I am working on, a design guideline is already set that we don't use radio buttons as a selection tool, but always use buttons for such a choice. For example, "Are you a member of this ...
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3answers
145 views

Multilevel Navigation - Enterprise Application

I'm offering a design solution for an enterprise level applications navigation system. Currently the user can navigate by drilling through a series of parent and child menus. There are up to 5 levels ...
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3answers
75 views

Forcing a user to sign up to download a file

I don't want to compromise the user experience, but I have been thinking about forcing my users to sign-up to download free files created by myself. Although, it may sound ridiculous, nevertheless, I ...
3
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0answers
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Delayed Auditory Feedback, reduce stress if not your own voice?

I am working on an app to provide Auditory Feedback to users to help speech fluency, comprehension, and pronunciation. Essentially trying to create a digital version of this product: Toobaloo (I have ...
2
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1answer
55 views

“You're leaving” modal dialogs - good UX?

On Wikia-powered sites, when you click on a external link, you're greeted with: You are leaving ... Your browser will redirect you to the page you requested in a few seconds. Want to go back? ...
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1answer
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List or display which advanced options are set

I have an app where the user can set some stuff and there's an 'advanced options' button where the user can set secondary options that aren't required to complete the primary task. Some internal ...
3
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3answers
428 views

Providing multiple paths/flows for the same Action

We are developing a complex platform with heavy functionality, and I am having a dilemma, concerning whether or not to add a button for the same functionality one-step earlier in the User Flow. As ...

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