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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 ...
2
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1answer
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What could be used instead of checkboxes for filtering a list of items for desktop software

What could be a better way of showing a filter like this? Multiple checkboxes could be selected to show the filter options. Is there a better way to represent this filter for a desktop software ? ...
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0answers
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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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0answers
75 views

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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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
31 views

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 ...
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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2answers
50 views

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 ...
3
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1answer
134 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 ...
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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4answers
158 views

Why are most Automation displays so UX outdated? [on hold]

When working on the Automation industry sector, it's very common to see equipments with a huge lack of advance in their UX/UI display design over time. Most of them still uses the old fashioned ...
2
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2answers
109 views

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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3answers
76 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 ...
2
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3answers
69 views

Why do USB flash drives never provide for labels?

Floppy disks had stick-on labels. Optical discs can be written on with a Sharpie, or printed with special ink-jet printers, or round stick-on labels applied. USB sticks have zero affordances for ...
5
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1answer
338 views

Put a search/filter above or below a list?

I'm giving users a dialog box to search for and select one font and provide a way to filter the list of fonts. What I don't know is whether to put the search box above or below the list. Above: ...
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2answers
40 views

eCommerce homepage for multiple customer types: How?

Company has mainly been dealing with businesses and large scale customers but now wants to expand its eCommerce side. In general, what are the best practices to appeal to both segments? How do we ...
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4answers
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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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1answer
1k views

Where exactly should I put a search box in this form? [on hold]

I need to add a search box to this form and may be in future I need to show user's email address as well, which place would be best for that ?
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2answers
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Now, I have gathered user behavior data on the most used items. How do I act on it?

The Background I've been investigating what parts of the website our users are mostly using. The access bar is the uppermost area of the website, covering Site Map to Translate. A specific section ...
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0answers
53 views

Is it possible to build web-like desktop interfaces? [on hold]

I'm quite novice at building desktop GUI. I've tried Swing for Java and Tkinter for Python, but found the results quite disappointing. On the contrary, I'm quite comfortable with building web ...
3
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2answers
70 views

Visual stock level representation

I'm working on production line management software for a small factory that deals with various kinds of stock. Stock generally decreases one-by-one and I want to show these stock levels visually in an ...
1
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1answer
25 views

How to Delete Input Data inside of Input box in Userfriendly Approach [on hold]

If you have added some input data and you want to remove one or more data from the input box. My question is: Do you have any solution about how to remove data from a specific input with userfriendly ...
3
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2answers
40 views

Which side should an LTR translation of RTL text be on?

In this question I'm referring to printed material, but I may follow up with a question about digital content as well. The material is mainly Jewish prayerbooks and Bibles. In existing samples, most ...
2
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2answers
78 views

Mobile First for Enterprise Applications?

I'm working on a fairly complex Enterprise Web-Application which will mostly be used with desktop computers. However, it also needs to work with mobiles and tablets, although this will be less common. ...
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10answers
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How can I make it extremely clear that the user needs to take one last action?

I am developing a new checkout wizard for my company's website, and I've added a "confirm your selections" panel as the last step in the wizard: From my perspective as the designer, I feel that I ...
5
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3answers
147 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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0answers
29 views

Muting mouse click on specific part of tablet screen [closed]

My surface tablet has broken screen. It just automatically clicks a very specific part of the screen. So I can't use it because mouse cursor goes to that part with frequency higher than 1 click per ...
5
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1answer
71 views

Paged or Scroll view in E-books?

Many e-book devices in the market are imitating the paged view concept like in books. I see that some e-book apps added also scroll view as an option. Is there any study that which paging style is ...
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1answer
91 views

Why is the I-beam pointer shaped the way it is? [on hold]

Is there a particular reason? I've always wondered why.
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0answers
9 views

Question or statement [migrated]

Suppose there is very cold weather of zero temperature. Someone might say "How cold is that" (Usually with uptalk inflection. I think they mean "How cold that is" Really it sounds like a question, ...
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3answers
51 views

Correct Use Of Alt Text When Image Is A Link [duplicate]

In a situation where an image is an important feature of the page, but also acts as a link to a page containing a high-res version, how should its alt tag be populated. In this instance it needs to ...
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0answers
38 views

Best icon choice for .exe from the Font-Awesome collection [closed]

I am using Font-Awesome in my project and I'm having trouble figuring out what would make the most recognizable and conventional icon to indicate an .exe file for download? The gear icon is out of ...
3
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2answers
66 views

Usability measurement: Nielsen's Attributes of Usability versus the SUS

From my research, the SUS seems to be the industry standard when it comes to measuring usability through a questionnaire. There are of course plenty of other instruments. Nielsen's attributes of ...
4
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2answers
157 views

Enormous and unwieldy Windows Form

I have this ugly interface in WinForms that is both character-limited and slow. The basic idea is that it needs to be a dynamically sizeable 2D array. Each position in the array can be set ...
2
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3answers
65 views

what should go on the main home screen of a web application when user first logs in

After so many years of developing applications, I still cannot answer this with any confidence. You build a solid app, there are great features, it is solving some problem, that's fine. But what ...
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0answers
9 views

Will voice based interaction kill GUI? [duplicate]

Voice and audio based interaction together with natural language input have the potential to fast track user to get to their target goal directly. Much like how instead of browsing through sections ...
3
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3answers
68 views

Guidelines for Console UI (CLI)

I have to build a Console UI which will consist of a few main groups each consisting of nested labels and input fields. Are there any guidelines out there for making something like this easy to ...
2
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2answers
46 views

Is Google Analytics the right tool to measure user engagement across web and mobile?

I got a request from the UX team to put in Google Analytics(GA) into our mobile suite of apps to track different user engagement metrics. The reasoning is that GA is already being used on the web side ...
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1answer
36 views

What does “Ignore” and “Ignore All” really mean in Spell Check

Let's look at the below statement: What happens when you ignore the word "beleeve" from the sentence. It ignores it for the current session. If a new session is created it shows it as an error. It ...
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0answers
59 views

Google Design Website- What are these Card like components?

On https://design.google.com/ it looks like they are using titles instead of cards, because the edges are square. But they function as cards. Can anyone tell me what they are? Are they whitespaces? ...
1
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1answer
66 views

Schedule time UX

What I am trying to solve from the above screen shot is scheduling update. With the new update "to" field is optional, and not required field and also the UI and wording is confusing as when Run ...
5
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2answers
370 views

Music shuffle, at the beginning or on next

Say you have songs A, B, C, D, E. The music player being used has song shuffle turned on. The first song that comes on is Song A. After that song ends Song D comes on. The user hits back and Song A ...
1
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2answers
28 views

How could a broken link in our homepage impact our user experience? [closed]

By visiting WinAutomation you will notice a broken link in the testimonials. While being a very easy fix you could do in less than 1 minute it is left like that for several months now. What impact ...
12
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5answers
704 views

Placeholders with the same text as the label - good practice?

I have a form such as the following, in which the placeholders have the same exact text as their corresponding labels: The alternative being leaving each input without any placeholder. I'm not ...
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0answers
24 views

User experience design principles [closed]

What are important UX/IXD principles to keep in mind while designing an application/website? heres some I ever follow - affordance - discoverability - feedback - consistency - context - efficiency
2
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0answers
46 views

Web App is offline: show [Reconnecting in…] countdown?

I'm trying to figure out what elements to in an alert show when a web application is offline. Gmail shows all three elements I'm considering: the Status, a Reconnect Countdown, and a Manual Reconnect ...
4
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2answers
50 views

How to visualize immediate and total search result counts

Background: I'm designing a search UI for power users and I'd like to visualize the selected criteria and result counts. The list of actual search results are shown below in the UI. The user can add ...
4
votes
1answer
41 views

Modal or overlays for letting users carry tasks without shifting context ? Thoughts?

when I read up about modal dialog boxes and their use, there is a lot of discussion on how they interrupt the user's flow and how they should be used sparingly. What research is there suggesting ...
3
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2answers
53 views

Edge cases for a multistep navigation on mobile

Working on an ecommerce app feature where each product will have a multistep horizontal navigation (refer below). however the amount of steps might vary form 1-4. can't seem to come up with a decent ...
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0answers
93 views

Why do toaster ovens go from light to dark to “top brown”?? Why “top brown”?

This UX issue has been bothering me for decades. Every toaster oven I've seen has a knob for setting the toast darkness. The knob goes from "light" on one end (presumably barely toasted at all) to ...

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