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Why use the word History when its Recent

Most browsers use the word History to describe the most recent url we have been to and as a result I'm trying to define why its not called Recent. I've noticed most apps use "Open Recent" which is the ...
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Preserve Settings When a Feature is Disabled

I have an optional feature that requires a bit of setup from the user when its enabled, they have to fill in a form with ~8 fields when enabling this feature. I'm wondering if when the feature gets ...
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1answer
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Acceptable image resolution relative to native display resolution on high-PPI displays?

I'm wondering if there are any studies - or even anecdotal evidence - on what the acceptable resolution of images is on high-resolution screens (e.g. phones and tablets). Obviously, an image that's ...
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2answers
153 views

Multiple scrollbars when there is a pop-up or modal window. What is the reason for implementing this design pattern?

I have noticed on certain websites that are implemented as a single page and free scrolling view in browsers that when you trigger a pop-up or modal window a second scrollbar appears to allow the user ...
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358 views

A simplified version of UX designer competencies

I have been asked before about describing my role as a UX architect, and I was thinking about the background of people working in UX design as being either graphic/visual design, software ...
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1answer
62 views

Color picker – indicator / selection marker

I have a color and brightness picker: It has been designed for touch interaction; you can scroll it horizontally. Now here's the thing: How do I design a good indicator for the currently selected ...
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62 views

Delete confirmation dialog within a modal!

Any suggestions on what is the best way to get a confirm delete dialog within a modal ? I don't think open modal on top of an other modal is the best way.
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Is the implementation of a stability index for a UI component or design pattern in a style guide useful/practical?

The concept of a stability index where the likelihood for the content, where it is code or a specification (e.g. in the documentation of the Node.js API) looks to be rather useful and can be adopted ...
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In a modification flow, should I allow user to delete the form while editing?

In my case, normally the flow is to first search and then modify/view/delete from the search result list. 'Modify' and 'View' need to open a new page as there is further information in the details. ...
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How to get the best UX in multi-lingual blogs?

I'm about to start a blog, written both in English and Spanish, so I have several concerns: 1) Default language: Is setting it based on the users's browser language really accurate? (any ...
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382 views

How to accomodate and/or with brackets in field filtering system

I am building a filtering system for a report and am trying to find a way to incorporate and/or logic when both are to be mixed. In essence, a very simple filter might be: Select field 1 from table ...
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223 views

Background colour suitable for both black and white text

In my web page i have a black textured background and in foreground light blue, white, gray, yellow color texts are present. Colors that doesnt go with black color background are not visible. Can ...
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1answer
46 views

what are the techniques that allow design to teach user to use an interface in a way that seems natural?

I was reading this article, that at the end states there are two conditions that make one design intuitive: Condition #1: Both the current knowledge point and the target knowledge point are ...
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1answer
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'Fountain well' style of software development

Instead of a waterfall style of software development where the development follows the design process, I wonder if anyone has experience with what I am dubbing the 'fountain well' style of product ...
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1answer
62 views

Disabled state that cannot be changed; Hide or Show?

I have a privacy setting during a Creation wizard that contains two options via ratio buttons: Public and Private. By selecting Private, the user can later to change this setting to Public in an Edit ...
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2answers
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How does size/complexity of a project impacts efficiency of a user centered design process?

Which approaches help for small/middle/large scaled software projects? I'm working sometimes on projects with 50-100developers (+other stakeholders) over several years and I'm still unsure if ucd ...
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2answers
174 views

Does anyone have statistics on usage of the Kano Model?

I have been asked by a client to provide justification for the usage of the Kano Model. I believe I have sufficiently convinced them of the benefits and value, but the one thing I am lacking is ...
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1answer
278 views

Should “delete” and “cancel” be icon or text in mobile application?

Designing an interface for an android app, I stumbled upon a paradox and I'm a bit confused about what to do and why to do. Context User wants to delete his/her post's comments.
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1answer
23 views

Height transitions and pagination counts

Say for instance I have a grid that lists users and also gives administrators the ability to add users. Once a user is added the grid grows in height. After 10 users the additional users added are ...
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5answers
4k views

How to communicate web design mockup specifications to front-end developers?

Looking for best practices for communicating website design specifications to front-end developers for slicing. Knowing that the developers will need more information than a visual representation of ...
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1answer
131 views

Pop ups VS Collapse blocks for adding new info

when i want to add a new field for an existing entity, to add a new field it is required to submit a 3 fields form. is it better to open the form in a pop up and disable the background or is it also ...
2
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1answer
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Is it necessary to show a label/icon next to language picker inputs? If so, is there an universal way (icon/word/etc) to express “Language”?

An example of a classic language picker (label + dropdown): Is it really necessary to show a label or icon next to the input? If so, why? and what would be the best choice? Are labels(like the ...
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3answers
161 views

Encourage users to add comments to questions. Is it good UX to show a toggle button or is there a better way?

I want to encourage users to add comments but all the questions show up on one page so having all the comment boxes visible takes up too much vertical space. Is it good UX to show them on clicking a ...
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1answer
82 views

Reason behind placement of email opt in/TOC's at bottom of form?

Looking for any data on placement of email opt in's & TOC's within user registration forms. Common placement is prior to the form action: I believe the main reasoning to be that interrupting ...
0
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1answer
41 views

Does duplicate content/links make content more findable?

We're having a bit of a disagreement of where certain content belongs on our company's website. We have an Events page, where upcoming events are listed. However, this page was traditionally for ...
0
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2answers
51 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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3answers
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Documenting Rationale

I'm a UX architect working in house. In a nutshell wireframes are provided for our projects. We use JIRA as a way of tracking projects and confluence to document and archive them. Emails seem to be a ...
4
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3answers
341 views

What are the typical best practices for handling reporting/flagging inappropriate content on a social/UGC site?

I'm designing a site that is driven by user-generated content and will not be heavily moderated. So users need to be able to flag/report inappropriate content and users. I've read that if the asset is ...
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4answers
1k views

Pagination urls

Currently considering a couple different URL schemes for pagination: /blog/ -> First result page /blog/1/ -> First result page /blog/2/ -> Second result page Another ...
2
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4answers
70 views

Field label alignment and the problem of internationalization

The i18n problem When designing for an internationalized app there are some feasibility issues that come up against UX concerns. Here's the one that's on my mind. To account for variable text ...
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1answer
56 views

What interaction design (or UI) principles are adapted from bionics?

Bionics is "the application of biological methods and systems found in nature to the study and design of engineering systems and modern technology." What principles do we use in interaction and ...
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4answers
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On forms, is inline placeholder text better than a label outside each field?

I am familiar with research on label placement to the left or above. I tend to go with right justified with the label to the left of the field for my form designs. However, inline placeholder text ...
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12answers
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Do signs printed on the road offer a significant advantage for the user over signs on a post?

I was driving earlier today and I came across a stretch of road that didn't have signs for the speed limit but instead had it written on the road like so: Image source It got me thinking that it ...
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1answer
62 views

How does signing up / logging in with social media accounts alter user behaviour?

Assuming logging in with Facebook/Google etc. gives the social media company access to and ability to record all the interactions of the user on your website, how does this affect the behaviour of the ...
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0answers
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Guideline, ready solutions with design and functionality [on hold]

I'm looking something like this http://www.google.com/design/spec/material-design/introduction.html Is there are exist ready solutions for this?
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8answers
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How to extract more insightful UX requirements from User

We do iterative releases, and thus I see a good number of user UI/UX requirements come in. Which is great so we can focus on the key areas. Naturally these requests are in the format "The system ...
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1answer
153 views

How does Amazon's website adapt to mobile devices?

When you open Amazon's website with developer's tools and try to re-size its viewport size, the site seems to be static. But when you open it in a mobile device it perfectly fits to the screen. What ...
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1answer
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Data on sharing / suggesting / inviting behaviours on mobile

I am researching patterns of sharing / inviting / suggesting behaviours of users on mobile apps. I can imagine they differ by channel (facebook, whatsapp, instagram, email, sms etc), content ...
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0answers
54 views

How important is it for a UX Designer to have Front end development skills? [on hold]

I work as Front end Developer for more than 5 years and also have some design skills. I can easily design website sections using Fireworks/Photoshop and then code them. Currently I am learning Axure. ...
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1answer
47 views

Can the select menu be customized? [on hold]

I want to use a custom select, similar to AirBnB 'select a guest' selector. The idea is than you see the same select in all browsers. I have a simple question. Is it possible to get a uniform look ...
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0answers
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How to add sildemenubar in iOS [on hold]

I am working on an project in which there is one main page as new ,open,help,quit button on it ,i want slidemenubar on each button and having sub view under new open etc button how i do this ...
2
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1answer
209 views

What's the best way to layout an application for building lists of objects?

I'm building an application to support a small scale manufacturing process. The process has a number of discrete steps. "Widgets" are consumed in each step and new types of widgets are produced to ...
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8answers
1k views

Intuitive colour pickers for non-expert users?

Does anyone have examples of favourite colour pickers (as UI elements, not dedicated color-picking apps or sites) for common, 'everyday' colours - not for RGB or HSL values? I find traditional colour ...
1
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1answer
25 views

Proper control to select a fixed (text) value or numerical value

I want users to be able to choose to run a simulation that uses either the historical return on a stock or one where they select the numerical average return across the simulations. One way to do this ...
1
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1answer
41 views

Any studies comparing Inertia Motion vs Value Selection in form data?

The Scenario: We're developing this new app which uses a selection slider to select some value (in this case, weight). Now, coming dev time, the client wants this slider to have an inertia scroll ...
0
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0answers
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Any reason to avoid “symmetrical” animations in complementary actions?

As an example, in the last Google Hangouts (desktop) version the show/collapse window animation when clicking the "„" button is different. When you open it, it doesn't have any animation, but when ...
0
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2answers
95 views

Using card UI where should a set of actions go? (Share, details, info)

I'm using card UI for a project and while some cards maybe we in a row or a column many make up a grid. The issue is some cards have one action like "share" while others have 2 or 3 actions. I want a ...
0
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2answers
41 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 ...
2
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3answers
84 views

How best to label a column that contains values of different units?

I am presenting tabular data. One column represents the size of a shape, however the shape itself may be a line, area, or volume. So size values can be in units mm or mm2 or mm3. However, I only ...
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vote
1answer
118 views

UE with Progressive Disclosure on a Calendar, or Control Move

I've got a quandary that I need some advice/help with. The issue is as follows. I'm currently working on an event calendar for a sports website where each 'event block' has an event title, and ...

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