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Limiting the number of edits user can make to a list

So I am working on this little chrome extension that tracks the amount of time the user spends on certain websites and helps them reduce the time they waste online. On Installation the ext. asks user ...
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3answers
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Where is the best way to put the buttons? Left or right?

I am creating a panel but im not sure where is the correct place to put my buttons, either in the left or right, been trying to put it on the left but seems okay to look at, but not really sure.
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1answer
115 views

Urls for page state in a single page app

In a single page web application that uses hashes/pushstate to create urls is it considered a good idea to use urls to record page state? An example would be adding a url to record the selection of a ...
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Why do some automated telephone interfaces make you press # after entering a fixed-digit sequence?

If an automated telephone interface asks me to enter the last four digits of my social security number, why does it also ask me to press # at the end. Shouldn't it be able to recognize when I've ...
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2answers
175 views

Hamburger menu on big screen - what do you lose?

The notorious hamburger menu is showing up more and more on larger screens (desktop/laptop) with the nav menu, which summarizes the site structure, hidden behind it. My experienced intuition tells me ...
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3answers
971 views

Is “above the fold” still relevant in 2014?

I'm currently researching about the validity of the "above the fold" concept in 2014. So far the generally agreed-upon facts I've detected about the "above the fold" are: Scrolling is now natural ...
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1answer
71 views

Unlimited scrolling via an accordion

I have two panels on the right side of the search page where I am splitting it by an accordion. Now, I am struggling with is that whether we should pursue infinite scrolling or pagination in this ...
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Patterns for a wizard inside an Android tablet/phone app

We are rebuilding a banking application for Android tablet and phone. With this banking application you are able to create a savings account. The creation process for phone currently exists out of a ...
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What cues can I use to nudge users away from setting extreme values on a slider?

I have a mobile photo app that allows users to adjust things like brightness, contrast and saturation via sliders. The default value for all sliders is the center position between two extremes. While ...
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1answer
116 views

Managing properties in web app

I have an MFC Windows application and I'm doing some research to see whether the software can be ported to a web app. Currently the MFC app uses quite a few CPropertySheet / CPropertyPage (also known ...
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1answer
56 views

What is the Best Practice for Measuring User Behavior for Enterprises?

We have a product that goes behind the firewall and frequently pings back a (small) amount of information once a week or less. While we have tossed around a number of ideas: Paying the customer to ...
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1answer
161 views

What are the advantages and disadvantages of hiding sub-levels of navigation ref. DIY.com?

I'm specifically referring to DIY.com here and I have not seen this type of navigation before (have you?) My question(s) is(are) this: what are the reasons why www.DIY.com have hidden some of their ...
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2answers
231 views

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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8answers
8k views

The Usability of “Lightbox UIs”

Lightbox UIs are becoming a lot more prevalent in mainstream web-design. You know the drill -- click on a link, the background fades darker, and up pops a UI for interacting with an object, making a ...
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4answers
57 views

Pop-up vs In-page Error messages

I am trying to determine what would be the most effective method of notifying a user that some of the fields they have filled out on the online form is invalid or required. The form itself is to ...
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3answers
95 views

Best way to subtract score on Android when a tap adds score?

I'm making a fencing scorekeeping Android app with an emphasis on design and simplicity (i.e. just showing the essentials). As such, I'm trying to avoid dedicated buttons for functions, but am using ...
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2answers
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How to reduce user confusion between my “Undo” button and Android's Back button?

My Android app has an Undo button in the action bar: Many users are confused between this Undo button and Android's hardware Back button (which exits the activity). Even I sometimes press the wrong ...
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2answers
78 views

What is the best way to show categories to the user according to Google's Material Design?

I have a list of categories like Food, Shopping, Electronics etc.. , which I am thinking of showing these as the main activity to the user. I think of showing the categories as a Grid View or a Table ...
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15answers
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Why is it impossible to deselect HTML “radio” inputs?

In HTML, there are currently two types of "checkbox" style controls: Checkbox: Allows toggling on/off, multiple values can be selected Radio: Only one value in a group may be selected, does not ...
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0answers
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What is the difference between a systems analyst with a UX Designer? [on hold]

Analysts and UX Designers also raise requirements and needs of the system based on the users. Even where it operates one System Analyst and even where it enters the UX Designer? Or indeed the ...
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8answers
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Adding a “none of the above” option to a list of checkboxes

I am working on a series of complex life insurance forms and trying to optimise using standard conventions... I have this nasty list of medical diseases and a mutually exclusive option, "None of the ...
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2answers
90 views

How long of an initial load time are users willing to endure if it means faster access later?

I am creating a website where I output 10 posts when user comes to the website and then I fetch +10 more if they click the button to do so. I output each post in two parts - the main one and the ...
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2answers
34 views

Is it worth making an exception to a single-click master/detail pattern?

I have a pretty standard table where each row represents a record. A single click on a row takes you to a different screen where you can view and edit various properties of that record. It's a common ...
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2answers
103 views

Admin table with many rows, init state?

We have a system where we are creating a new Admin portal. In the portal we have tabs with tables like DataTables and 15 rows per page. We have around 100 000 rows and making dynamic fetching from ...
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2answers
136 views

Choice with a Radio button group

Context: In our application we implemented a responsive disclosure. Currently the choices the user can make are rendererd as a set of radio buttons. Currently there a two valid options, A and B. When ...
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4answers
404 views

How should one prepare when doing a UX presentation to non-practitioners?

I am putting together a one-hour presentation aimed towards other software developers regarding a general introduction to User Experience, and I have a general idea on what I want to present. However, ...
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0answers
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Multi Select DDM Scroll Issue [on hold]

I have an issue at the moment with a multi-select DDM. When you click on the DDM like you are going to make a selection and then scroll down the page (not inside the DDM), the box that shows the ...
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3answers
95 views

Mobile App Design: Horizontal Swipe vs Vertical Scroll to browse a social feed

My colleagues and I are working on a mobile app (Android and iPhone) that allows users to browse a social feed. Each post in the feed consists of a mandatory picture, optional text and comments on the ...
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5answers
185 views

What should I call users who are not banned?

I'm writing an application to manage users. To avoid clutter, I want to create two tabs: Users and banned users, which is going to look like this: What should I call users who are not banned?
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1answer
78 views

Are there any case studies which provess that Re-design of existing Website helped to get more traffic and business significantly ? [on hold]

Are there any case studies which provess that Re-design of existing Website helped to get more traffic and business significantly? If craiglist redesign their website today can it get more traffic is ...
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1answer
107 views

The myth of 7±2 options: more recent research?

So, I am well aware that it's not true that in menu's etc. one should show only 7±2 options, because the original research by Miller was about working memory. However this does not necessarily mean ...
2
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1answer
123 views

Humanized messages placement

For humanized message placement what is considered to be the best placement? Upper right side of screen, or upper left side of screen? The person that I work for said that there was a study on ...
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5answers
295 views

Best way to show search results for different content types

On a website that has different types of content on the same topic, how should this information be displayed after a user searches. Let's say a site's topic s "trees" and the content types are as ...
3
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2answers
67 views

Is there evidence that text in a table vertically aligned middle is easier to read compared to vertically aligned top?

I have an html table and there is one column that is much taller than the others and I am trying to get a recommendation if I should be vertically aligning the rest of the columns to the top or ...
3
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1answer
31 views

Non-native speakers as participants in User Tests for website in foreign language

I’m going to evaluate a website to find out how to optimize different processes of interaction. Luckily I’ve got users of the target group to interview face-to-face under laboratory conditions. ...
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1answer
105 views

Filter builder friendly [duplicate]

I'm having more difficulty to translate a simple filter builder to my users, with the conditionals: "and", "or" and "(" , ")" With based in this, I created this version: I would like to create ...
2
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3answers
635 views

Where to put the link to admin section?

I have a website with searchable information for users (catalogue, search, item details, etc.). The site does not offer (and doesn't need) any log-in functionality (content is never personalised and ...
2
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2answers
18 views

Remove or disable context menu items with multiple selected items?

I have a context menu set on a list box. The list items support a Rename command. Right clicking a single list item adds the Rename command to the context menu. The Rename command cannot execute ...
2
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4answers
78 views

Is it important to have a “show” page in a database admin panel?

I'm designing an admin panel for a database-backed web application. I've noticed that in most interfaces like this, each record has both a "show" page, which displays the record's information, and an ...
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14answers
8k views

Should passwords expire?

I have a dispute with my partner. He comes from a financial software background but I do not. He recommends that our web app should expire user's passwords after 6 months (and it has to be unique each ...
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5answers
2k views

On a web page, what is the user's first point of focus?

Background I am designing a website for my software development business and I am struggling a bit with the layout. I offer three main services/products: Software Development Process Improvement ...
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2answers
42 views

What is a convention way of displaying a list of offers on a landing page

I've a landing page with a list of offers, currently shown in a table. I'm not happy with the way it looks and I want to change it to a different UX layout. The page is ...
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1answer
19 views

Allow as many user reviews as the number of people involved in a transaction?

Take a service where you can buy places/tickets to do an activity, like enjoying a tour, or seeing a show, eating at a restaurant, whatever you want. As is common, the service asks users to leave a ...
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0answers
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Create a 'detective board' for a web application

I would like to create a map of the web application that we are building at the company that I work at. I'd like to stress that it HAS to be physical, so not created digitally. I feel that paper, ...
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1answer
263 views

What is the best way to switch between views?

I am designing a web page for regular drafts.(regular drafts are kind of drafts which are periodic)It means you can define amount of money to transfer from your account to another account in some ...
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0answers
5 views

Windows 7 - grouping windows [migrated]

In Windows 7, when you have opened more windows of the same program/type (e.g. 2 windows of Chrome, 2 windows of Total Commander) they are grouped into one icon in the bar. You can forbid the grouping ...
4
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4answers
57 views

Should the logout button redirect to the last page or to the home page?

On an information-centric website that also has content only accessible for logged-in users, what should happen after the user logs out? I see two possibilities: Redirect to / stay on the page the ...
19
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7answers
943 views

Best way to display code to non-programmers

I'm asked to analyze the program responsible for printing our invoices. (Via SAP script) This program is pretty old and contains more than 4.000 lines of code. It sets a lot of different variables ...
2
votes
2answers
631 views

Show list selection based on multiple attribute selection

In my traditional desktop app (not web app), I have a screen with a relatively short list of items (typically 10 - 20), from which the user can select any combination (including all). The items have ...
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2answers
39 views

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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