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3answers
80 views

Should ergonomics be added to password strength meters?

After getting locked out of my account for typing in my password incorrectly several times in a row, I realized that the password I chose is too prone to typos and has resulted in locked accounts. It ...
3
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6answers
124 views

Use of technical terms

I am lead developer and in regular debate with marketing about use of technical terms. Currently users can search on string, date, and decimal. Users wanted to sum integer values in string so we ...
1
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1answer
88 views

UX navigation best practices for older adults

Please suggest current resources for designing UX for senior adults. W3C standards documents are about 6 years out of date. With respect to navigation on tablet devices: are menu bars preferred or ...
13
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11answers
947 views
+200

The design and implementation of the purely theoretical “self destruct” button

I had an Adobe Flash instructor in college who told me a story about getting bored at work. He had some downtime and was looking for a way to pass the time. While looking at some Flash code, he ...
3
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3answers
63 views

How much information should you show the user when his input is invalid?

Assume you have a website that makes several checks on user-generated input. A few examples example from my current assignment: the Belgian version of an SSN is validated using the user date of ...
9
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3answers
900 views

Placeholder text vs. disabled text

I currently develop some forms in a desktop application. There is the idea to use placeholder texts in some input fields (edits) as known from HTML forms or touch systems like smartphones. But ...
2
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1answer
80 views

How to indicate that a list view can be swiped to reveal controls?

I would like some advice on any approach which is conventionally used for indicating that swiping sideways will reveal buttons. I need to answer this design issue both for iOS and Android although ...
0
votes
2answers
140 views

Optimising urinal use [closed]

When you visit a urinal (so one for the gents), you’ll find that where urinals are arranged in groups of 3, the middle urinal and floor are typically cleaner than those to either side. This stems from ...
3
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1answer
52 views

Hyperlink at the top of page with smooth scroll to a form at the bottom

I've been tasked with creating 3 new web pages for our site. Each page has a hyperlink above the fold that takes the user to a form at the bottom of the page just above the footer. None of these pages ...
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0answers
78 views

Which is more user friendly “slide menu” or “offcanvass menu” [closed]

Which is more user friendly "slide menu like Facebook Mobile app has now" or "offcanvass menu" ?
0
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3answers
116 views

Best way to display a long list of static values

I am creating a grid-style list of attributes for a complex tool. Each line gives their name, data type, description, and their respective lists of values (LOVs). However, the LOVs can range from 1-2 ...
1
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2answers
82 views

Changing navigation based on task completion?

There is some conflict in my team regarding site navigation for a tax product. Specifically, one group wants to have an wizard-guided action, "Complete Tax Organizer", as an item in the primary ...
4
votes
5answers
196 views

Is there a way to have a user only input multiples of 5,000?

In the web app I'm designing, The user will input a restricted value that is a multiple of 5,000 with a minimum of 5,000. The maximum could potentially go up to maybe 1,000,000. (In actuality there ...
0
votes
2answers
67 views

Autocomplete / Typeahead / Find As You Type widget usability on mobile

I'm wondering if anyone has a good solution for the following scenario. In a Web App I'm working on users can type "freeform" in a text field that has an AJAX Autocomplete list "drop down" provided ...
0
votes
2answers
103 views

Best color to represent a price decrease or sale? [closed]

I work for a startup in the world of price tracking across multiple retailers. There's an internal debate at the company about color choices that represent a price that has dropped on a product. ...
10
votes
3answers
1k views

User friendly and clear way to present possible answers to a question

Which way to answer the following question is more user friendly and more clear? A) B) edit: Because I have to stick to the drop-list and don't really like options A and B, I thought of an ...
1
vote
2answers
145 views

Carousel - To have or not to have images on slides

As a developer I'm involved on a discussion about Carousels. We have a CMS backoffice where the user can activate a carousel for his/her site. The main point is wether or not is needed to make ...
0
votes
1answer
98 views

Where to put the context sensitive menu

We have a suite of web applications that use 3 levels of menus – that last being context sensitive. The context sensitive menu is currently inside a concertina menu control, but I want to find out if ...
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votes
1answer
125 views

What is the emotion that propels UX people? [closed]

At my workplace, I see UX folks being emotional and even defensive about users. They feel a 'duty of care' for the end user, as if they know them and deeply care for them. My question to this UX ...
20
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10answers
4k views

How to display a division by zero in a grid?

I have to make an internal web-app for my company (with asp.net C# and Telerik). I have a grid with financial reporting inside with a simple KPI displaying the budget already used in percentage : ...
0
votes
3answers
49 views

What's a good way to transfer a user from a mobile site to a desktop site?

Let's say we have a marketing website for a large enterprise app. There's also a link to a demo where you can try the app. The app itself is designed for full-size browser only, but the marketing ...
0
votes
2answers
65 views

Applying features and add-ons for multiple lines

I want the user to have the ability to add features and add-ons for each line on the website (order page). If you look at the UI wireframe, it will ask you how many lines do you want from a ...
4
votes
1answer
49 views

Payment Types duplicate information

We are payment company and we offer two payment types - Priority and Local. First user has to create a Beneficiary that they want to pay, there they have to select the payment type. When they are ...
1
vote
1answer
58 views

Form Label - disabled or enabled?

What is the best practice when it comes to a form having disabled fields? Should we show the associated labels disabled as well? 1) If labels are also disabled then it'll give a stronger clue to the ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

Keyboard shortcut for clone (copy+paste operation)

We are developing a scientific software which performs a list of measurements called batch. Usually, some group of measurements are similar. So to make it easier for the user to create its batch, we ...
1
vote
2answers
71 views

Is there a way to represent information with an icon in flat UI or have they to be always actionable?

I would like to represent a file status (i.e. "needs to be reviewed", "done" etc.) through an icon. However, in flat UI you can't distinguish an actionable from a non-actionable icon due to lack of ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

How many screen resolutions are available for Windows 8 mobile app? [duplicate]

I am a UX/UI designer and I have designed many mobile apps for iPhone and Android. Now I have to design a mobile app for Windows 8 but I don't know how many screen resolutions are available. i.e. for ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

“Gridlike” Site Layout [closed]

I'm building a website for an educational program that has a few intersecting views. They host several subprograms, and each one requires a view for students and a separate one for teachers. They ...
2
votes
3answers
235 views

Are 12000 dpi laser mice overpowered for the human wrist?

So I've seen laser mice become more and more powerful over time, with newer models supporting increasing levels of "DPI". The latest ones I've seen support up to 12000 dpi. But what does this mean? ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

If username is required for registration, but optional for login (email can be used instead), should it be part of the register form?

My registration form requires 3 things: username, email, and password. For login, the user can use either username or email (and password of course). Thus, if the username is not necessary for ...
2
votes
2answers
110 views

Is a mute button necessary in a music application?

I'm building a music player application (like iTunes or Spotify) and the time has come to implement a volume slider. I was going to implement a system of clicking the volume icon to mute/unmute, but ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

Design: Custom code UI desgin Or Framework like Bootstrap, Foundation etc [closed]

I have been assigned a task of redesigning existing project screens with latest technology in responsive web design (RWD) to support more devices. I have analysed there are frameworks like bootstrap, ...
0
votes
4answers
92 views

Is there an html character entity which can represent “Admin”? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to represent a user as an admin, and would prefer to use an html entity to do so. (http://www.amp-what.com/) Does anyone have any suggestions, or is this a fruitless search?
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votes
0answers
24 views

How much more my car will consume if I plug in my laptop? [closed]

I drive a Volvo v40 with a 110hp diesel engine. It usually use 4.6L/100km. If I plug my laptop which is 85W, will this change the fuel need? If so, by how much?
0
votes
5answers
113 views

Forward/back 10 pages

Here's the nav bar I've made for scrolling through pages The double left/right arrow go back/forward 10 pages. Is this the best way to show that? Should I have text that says something like "+10"? ...
2
votes
2answers
128 views

Best way to convince managers importance of typography

Most designers know that typography has a big influence on design and as well as the most important, readability (which is a big part of ux). But consumers don't know unless they have been told so or ...
8
votes
7answers
405 views

Must the buttons of a touch interface be round because of the shape of a finger?

On a touch device (tablet or smartphone for example), is it valid to say that the buttons must be round, because the end of my finger is round? More specifically, will the user understand more easily ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Interface for selecting/defining multiple mutually exclusive ranges

I have a requirement to create "brackets" for permissions based off the amount of a transaction. For example, a user assigned to the $10-100 bracket should have permission to modify all transactions ...
0
votes
0answers
110 views

Are the Bootstrap buttons too clunky/noisy for multiple filter controls? [closed]

I am working on the Hotel Search Startup 33hotels.com, where I am displaying multiple choice filters on the front page using Twitter Bootstrap styled Buttons (more precisely from the Bootstrap's ...
2
votes
2answers
73 views

How many questions is too many when profiling a user?

We are building a fit finder for a client that enables users to find out whether or not there is a career that fits their competencies, their soft skills and hard skills. But we don't want to lose ...
2
votes
1answer
102 views

Is Markdown for emails effective? [duplicate]

One of the services I run is a simple email service that lets people send emails from their own websites. Because it's only a simple email thing, I didn't want to have to install an email client ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Weighting adjuster UI

I had a look at this question: How to present weighted values and while I agree with the general thrust of the accepted answer (particularly the lock buttons) I wonder if that is too granular for ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

What are the best practices/benchmarks for mobile versions of discussion boards [closed]

I am working on the redesign of the mobile version of a multi-topic discussion board. It's mostly text-based, with a lot of long (over 100 posts) threads divided between a few hundreds sub-forums. Do ...
4
votes
1answer
60 views

Accessibility of linked DOC/DOCX files

I am working on a site where the client wants to provide links to Microsoft Word Doc/Docx files. This is probably a bad idea for a number of reasons but from an accessibility standpoint, is this a ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

Displaying list of tables for tablets

I'm building a web app restaurant management system and this is like a prototype of how I display the list of tables of the restaurant: -Green tiles for merged tables -blue for available -red for ...
-1
votes
1answer
129 views

What shape should toilet seats be? [closed]

This is something which has been annoying me for a while now. It seems a simple question: what shape of toilet seat is nicer for the user? However, I've asked around a bit and there's quite a lot of ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Navigation for hybrid Apps for Touch Devices + Mouse

I am looking for a way to let user navigate to a more detailed view of a entity. Since this is a hybird app e.g. used by touch and mouse devices. What would be the best way to add a navigation button ...
3
votes
2answers
225 views

Do older adults prefer white-on-black or black-on-white?

Please suggest current resources for designing UX for senior adults. W3C standards documents are about 6 years out of date. With respect to contrast: white on black, or black on white. [I did an ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Adding categories to a tag field a good idea?

I'll try to simplify my question as much as possible. I've created a dialog where you can add "items" to "objects". For this, i added a simple tag field in the dialog. The user can add the items by ...
3
votes
1answer
71 views

Why is low contrast between active and inactive window title bars considered a good thing?

It seems like recently, there is a movement toward applications forcing a color scheme on the user as well as using custom-drawn windowing elements, particularly title bars, with very low contrast ...

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