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1answer
212 views

Is there research on whether users know how to open a link in a new tab?

When I was young and personal computers where a new thing, there was a study that revealed that many persons did not know what to do with a computer mouse and how to use the pointer on screen to ...
4
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1answer
239 views

Are there alternatives to hamburger + drawer menus?

On the internet there is a lot of bashing on the Hamburger Icon & the matching Nav Drawer. I realize it sometimes might be a pattern which should be avoided when simpler, more explicit options ...
3
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4answers
50 views

Show a blank sidebar to preserve layout consistency?

In our product we have a sidebar which contain some widgets. However, certain pages don't need any widgets. On these pages does it create a better UX: a) Keeping the sidebar as a blank column. This ...
9
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5answers
187 views

horizontal drop down

I had a look around, but is there such a thing as a horizontal drop down (or drop across as it were)? I'm involved in a website project where the PO wants to introduce this; however, I'm not sure ...
2
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1answer
97 views

Is it mandatory create new Android apps in Material Design only?

Is there any difference between Google guidelines for Android app design and Google guidelines for Material Design? I think my app will not work best with Material Design. I know that Material Design ...
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0answers
47 views

typography on Chrome + Firefox + Safari font rendering experiences [on hold]

I have been working as an designer since an year and every time my client forwards me his/her feedback they say "The issue is with font". I use the same font styling but still browser compatibility ...
0
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0answers
28 views

I am entering college & need assistance on ux courses [closed]

I am entering college for my undergraduate degree. I am already planning to major in computer science, and know a decent bit about interface design. Yet, I have also seen that some UX jobs require ...
9
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6answers
481 views

How do you make sure users know that there is a tooltip attached to something?

I've read Do people actually use tooltips?, and there are mixed answers there - I know a lot of people do use tooltips, but there are still a lot of people, in my opinion, that don't use tooltips. ...
2
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3answers
39 views

What do users expect from a multiple answer question?

I have several testing/survey systems. One of the big debates is how to deal with questions that require multiple answers. Configuration #1 The user must have the exact check boxes marked. If they ...
3
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2answers
78 views

Do you still mark prefilled input fields as required?

I'm creating a form in which a user downloads an analytics report. There are multiple fields that are technically required for submission, but we prefill certain fields so that it's less work for ...
0
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0answers
26 views

If you could only ask one question during a usability study what would that be? [closed]

If you only had a chance to ask one question to the user, what would that be?
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2answers
54 views

How should I display a message to a user when they are in a modal?

In my web application, there is a process that, when run, displays an important message to all active users and requires them to acknowledge my dismissing the message. My first thought was to display ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

How can I design an “analog” reminder scheduling system for a mobile app?

I'm working with a mobile app and would like the user to easily and intuitively set up 3+ reminders in-app. Just about every example that i saw up to date uses HH:MM time picker, which seems too ...
0
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0answers
6 views

What is an “alpha value of black”? [migrated]

I'm trying to understand the following paragraph in Google's Material Design guidelines: Other elements, such as icons and dividers, also benefit from having an alpha value of black instead of a ...
3
votes
4answers
150 views

How much is too much when it comes to letting the user know what page they are on?

My site contains a list of reports that a user can browse. The main navigation of the site is done through a left-aligned menu. This is a mockup of the layout: The report name which they are ...
0
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1answer
40 views

Affordance of Muti-Select Dropdown

I wanted to get some feedback on a design concept we are working on. I am concerned there isn't enough affordance for the user to understand what the dropdown is capable of. In short, some of our ...
3
votes
2answers
114 views

Mouse Cursor vs Icon

In an application I have inherited there is an image viewer. The viewer can undertake various different functionalities such as zoom or pan etc. At the moment it has a icon in the top right corner for ...
0
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0answers
18 views

UX and Software Architecture tech talk [closed]

Does anyone know of any good videos about UX vs backend? Specific points I'd like to see discussed are: how to better design the backend for UX. how to reconcile backend and UX design when they ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Best practice to change the text direction for Asian users?

I'm working on an iOS 8 note taking app that will be released in the US but also in Asian countries. For the latter I need to change the text direction from the default "left to right" to "right to ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Template questions for user research group [duplicate]

I have just completed a HTML/JS prototype of a mobile application. Going forward, I would like to get a group of users to test the application, and offer their feedback. But as I will not be present ...
3
votes
3answers
91 views

What is the best way to sort through 1000+ categories?

What is the optimal way for users to sort through 1000+ categories? I want to avoid hierarchical categorization. It's for the desktop version of a clip streaming site with 30,000+ clips that are ...
2
votes
0answers
69 views

Redacting and combining ID cards (college ID, passport, license, 4 H club)

I need a UI that will encourage privacy, and allow a user to selectively disclose information on a need-to-know basis, in real life and online. This can be ANY information, from a catalog of sorts ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Using QR codes to record results of card sorting exercise

I have seen that OptimalSort gives an option to add barcodes to cards. However, this requires paying for OptimalSort and purchasing a barcode scanner. There are many free apps for reading QR codes. ...
25
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7answers
3k views

Checkboxes - Is better to check exceptions or to uncheck exceptions?

I have a grid of ~20 checkboxes which users can utilize to select features. Typically, user might have ~15 features selected ~5 unselected for a co configuration. Deselection of features which a user ...
1
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0answers
50 views

Best way of displaying table data on ipad - grid vs list

I am struggling with a option for displaying tabular data on an Ipad I've split the right hand side into the options: Top, normal table layout. Advantages: can fit lots of rows into view. Can spot ...
3
votes
1answer
38 views

Are there any established patterns or models for haptic feedback?

With the rise of smart watches and other haptic-enabled peripherals, it seems inevitable that there will need to be a set of established patterns that will be immediately (or with the smallest ...
3
votes
2answers
749 views

Can the battery indicator(status area) of Android changed to something like this?

The previous versions of android had the battery indicator as a dynamic illustration along with a provision to view the battery in percentage in the status area of the phone. Also in lollipop, we ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Mapping “Reports” under Master Web Application having multiple products

There is web based application which has bad experience issues with reports and mapping. Currently application is mixture of 4 different products and they provide service to customer as per needs. ...
0
votes
2answers
70 views

Lazy context menus

I manage a large Windows desktop application, which is the 'back office' of an EPOS system. There are many screens which allow the user to search through collections of objects, for example orders or ...
2
votes
2answers
44 views

Showing progress on activity over large time period

Background I am making a mobile app, where users need to perform some task N times a day. The target audience is women, with interest in healthy lifestyle (so not engineers who are comfortable with a ...
3
votes
2answers
184 views

How can a very long (100+) breadcrumb trail be made usable?

I have an app that has functionality that is very similar to a choose-your-own-adventure type scenario. Basically it's a tree where you start and go through a series of decisions, and each decision ...
1
vote
3answers
95 views

How to step outside one's own “perception bubble” when doing UX/Design?

I'm reading this article on how people tend to be caught in their own "homophilic [perception] bubble" when working at tech companies. People are focused on what they are designing, they work in ...
0
votes
3answers
64 views

Android Material Design clickable table row

Hello I have the following screen: How can I indicate to users that they can click on each row of the table to open up another screen?
0
votes
2answers
49 views

How to handle multilanguage when most of the contents will be available in one language only?

We are designing a large institutional website with lots of content. The site will be in Spanish, but the client needs some of the content to be available in English as well. Most of the content, ...
3
votes
1answer
91 views

Progress bar with mixture of determinate and indeterminate steps

I'm building a progress bar which needs to show additional information on a complex automated process. You have a number of distinct steps in the process (5-12 expected but not necessarily). Some of ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

Should form inputs expand to full width on smaller viewports?

When a viewport approaches smaller sizes, my first thought is to linearize and grow each form input, giving each input a full-width. This removes the UI hinting of the larger viewport, but arguably ...
3
votes
2answers
70 views

Information architecture for supermarket website

I'm working on a website (responsive) for a supermarket. I'm thinking about the best way to provide a structured navigation both on mobile and desktop. How would you organize the navigation? I've ...
3
votes
2answers
65 views

Adding new address in tabs

In a web application I am building, I need to allow users to add multiple contact addresses to their account. The form for adding one address is quite long and I would like to avoid modals for this. ...
0
votes
2answers
56 views

Is the any design principle that would help to decide which screen, or steps, should go first in a two-steps form to create an event?

In order to create an event, there are two types of information to complete, divided already in two screens. One screen is to fill out details about the people going to the event, the reason of it, ...
0
votes
3answers
99 views

How to make this number obvious for user to click on it to see list of items

What can be done to this matrix to make it more obvious to end user to click on number to see list of items in it, when a user will click on the box, if there any number shown on it e.g. starting from ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

Best practice for selecting multiple items in map view

I'm working on an app (touch input) in which it should be possible to select one or more items. Think about google maps: you search for 'restaurant' and a couple of restaurants are shown on the map, ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Naming of button for adding to caller and close

I have a system which has a dialogue that opens when the user wants to add a particular type of record (which is a list of clients). This dialogue window enables them to search for particular clients ...
1
vote
4answers
57 views

Which ONE iOS device would you choose for design & testing? [closed]

If you had a shoestring budget and could purchase any SINGLE iOS device for testing design and interaction of an iOS app, which would you choose? iPhone 6, 6+, 5, 5S, iPod touch, something else? I ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Alternative way to use as a Popup window on mobile website?

What would be the most alternative way to display information one clicks on an action and display information on mobile device without opening on different page?
17
votes
5answers
2k views

How to display zero percent of progress?

I want users of my application to perform 5 exercises a day. I'd like to have a GUI element which shows their current progress, which can be 0,1,2,3,4 or 5. I thought about using something like a ...
11
votes
16answers
928 views

How can I get people not to put trash in recycling bins?

In my office space we have a main trash can and "recycling" can in the break room. They are simply two bins, with the same color, that are hidden in a cabinet. Outside of the cabinet are two ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Should some search options be removed when you land on the results page?

I am designing a search page and wondering how some advanced search options affect filters. Here are two examples to help set the context: 1 Reed On the home page you have the option to show more ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

User Journey Maps: Having different states for one screen [closed]

I want to prepare a user journey map for a mobile app, and I have two types of users: Free User Premium User I have an application treating its users differently based on their account type; and ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

Mobile - are there heatmaps that show where user looks at on a mobile device (like F Pattern) ?

Internet site navigation typically follows an "F pattern" - the user scans the left side for links and reads major headlines. This behavior can be expressed as a heatmap where red color shows where ...
2
votes
4answers
78 views

Support consistency or primary user journey?

Here's my question. Should a button with an important action such as "Preview" always have the same visual appearance and poisitioning or should it change according to the primary user journey? ...

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