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When to adjust for frequency of use in satisfaction surveys that use intercept sampling?

A well-known issue in "intercept" sampling is that it is not a probability sample of the customer population. If you were a grocery store interviewing 1/20 shoppers as they exit the store, for ...
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How can I defend and/or encourage white space as an effective design element?

I am a big proponent of clean designs and effective utilization of white space but it seems every client, developer, seemingly everyone, tries to fill all the available space with "something". I can ...
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Can a mobile app (not native app!) be forced portrait or landscape? [closed]

My client wants his mobile app (not a native iPhone/Android app) to be portrait only. Can this be forced by HTML/JavaScript?
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Should menu items be listed alphabetically or in order of most common use?

I have a bunch of little submenus on a site I've inherited and their ordering is pretty random. I know there has been research showing adaptive menu ordering is confusing/frustrating and that a ...
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4answers
611 views

How to Indicate ComboBox Value Is Dirty

I'm looking for a good way to indicate the value of a ComboBox is dirty. With TextBoxes I set the Background to yellow but that looks a little funny with the ComboBox because by default it looks ...
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168 views

In a Mobile Website if a Javascript can enhance UX but will make the page little slower to load, is it ok to do that?

In a Mobile Website if a JavaScript can enhance UX but will make the page little slower to load, is it ok to use javascript? Or we should always give preference to speed specially on mobile?
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How to measure self reported computer proficiency? Ideally with one item

For a usability test, I'd like to have a simple measure for computer proficiency, to be able to see, whether it has an impact on successfully handling the tasks. How can we best measure that? A ...
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With 'OK' button, 'Cancel' should appear as secondary button or link?

When I make web application designs, every time I style form or overlay boxes with OK and Cancel button. I think of making them different. But is it a good practice? Some people recommend primary and ...
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Presenting a dynamic hierarchy with a great number of elements

This is my first post here. Hopefully the description will come across as clear. What I'd like to do in an application I'm working on is to present a form of hierarchy with a potentially great number ...
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Horizontal main Nav+drop down, and right hand vertical Nav, bad approach?

I'm involved in a project that is being designed and architectured by a fairly big agency and they have just completed the wireframes. However, I have some reservations in how they have designed the ...
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How to handle creating new account with email address that is unverified on another account?

We have email address verification on our accounts. Users have to verify their email addresses when they create their accounts and when they update their email addresses on existing accounts. With new ...
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Adding D-pad navigation to an existing web application: Resources?

I have a web application (HTML5) which works well in Google Chrome with mouse navigation, and I am adding d-pad navigation support. I have asked on StackOverflow about programming models for d-pad ...
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Grouped list with a lot of singletons — how to present groups of size one?

We have a table with a large number of items (50-500+). Items are grouped -- basically, think of a list of folders each with at least one item in them. Actions need to be taken on each item, or ...
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How to correctly encode a leaderboard with a gap in HTML

I want to display a leaderboard like so: 1 - John 232342 2 - Mary 45234 3 - Luke 234 59 - You 45 It's an ordered list but I can't make an ordered list that jumps from 3 to an arbitrary ...
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322 views

Least obstructive text input boxes within text

I have some text with many text input boxes. I have been told (more than once) that the input boxes make the text hard to read. What I have done is available at wikilearner.net/wiki Do you ...
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2answers
228 views

Does it make sense to put a prompt for sound or mute before a game is started?

I am building a game that is very sound-centric, but at the same time I recognize how annoying it is to be bombarded by unwanted noise. The problem with putting a mute/sound button in-game is that ...
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3answers
448 views

Choosing colors appropriately for red-green colorblindness

I want a green for "correct answer" and a red for "wrong answer". My current choice is rgb(144, 238, 144) for the green and rgb(250, 128, 114) for the red. (See wikilearner.net/wiki for the colours in ...
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What would be a good non-religious icon to represent that a person has died? [closed]

I have an application that displays information about people in an organization and their accomplishments in the organization. It is non-religious in nature and members can be of any or no religion. ...
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4answers
513 views

Best practice for single-level parent-child control groupings

I have a data relationship like Teachers -> Children. The goal is to select a Teacher in order to manipulate the more user-relevant Child data. You can add a new Teacher, but you can also add a new ...
4
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4answers
560 views

Permissions and roles

Do you think is better a permission-giving approach where by default you assign to new users the less powerful level existent or a permission-taking approach where by default you assign the highest ...
3
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2answers
207 views

Using hyperlinks for navigation and commands on the same page

I am working on a government web application. We have specified in the style guide that buttons will be used for primary actions and other secondary actions within the page will use hyperlinks. There ...
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2answers
817 views

Modifying images for mobile sites: scale them or cut them?

This is the first time I design a website that has a mobile version. This is the original size of the images (well, they are a little bit bigger): This is the size when they are displayed in ...
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297 views

Creating “visual blocks”

I am designing a fill-in-the-blanks quizz. I start with paragraphs, and for each paragraph I append some buttons below which are the possible answers for the blanks. Please see ...
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4answers
391 views

portfolio question - copyright and product / company disclosure

I am putting together a portfolio of the wireframes, flows etcetera that I have created for the company I am employed by. I would like to get your thoughts on the following questions: Should I ...
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5answers
6k views

Login/sign-up in modal dialogs

I've been working on a web-platform for some time now. As I was writing the usual "Sign-up" and "Login" pages I realized that a whole page was an overkill for such simple tasks so I decided to put ...
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6answers
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What is a better term for “un-pause”

I'm working on an application where users have a list of items to be reminded of (short explanation, but good enough). Users can pause items that they don't want to be reminded of, but they also need ...
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6answers
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The use of tabs

I am working on redoing a clients application, which needs to be done for other reason, but one of the changes is to remove tabs. The application is, in essence, fronting data records, very basic. ...
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4answers
159 views

Feedback box for site owner, would you provide profanity filter?

I need to implement a feedback tool for a website, would you provide a profanity filter or you wouldn't? And why? From one side, I think would be disturbing for the site owner receive feedback like ...
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5answers
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What is a good icon for illustrating expand (and collapse) all? [closed]

I'm trying to devise an icon to indicate that when it is clicked, it will collapse all the nodes in a tree. The tree contains profiles which already have an icon, so ideally I'm looking for a ...
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5answers
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Should an interface ever say “please”?

Often I'll see a website, especially when registering or filling out a form that says something like "Please only use letters and numbers in this field" or "Please try again." Please is a pleasantry ...
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3answers
542 views

scoped search and search results

I have been asked to come up with an interface for a website that stores information about certifications and companies who hold those certifications. From the search logs I know users mostly search ...
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4answers
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What are the best practices for background images?

We are placing a large, non-repeated background image. It's very heavy; takes up almost 60% of the page load time. If you visit MSN or other high profile sites, they are using repeated background ...
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1answer
191 views

Where can I find information about the effects of GUIs

I need resources for information on the effects of the creation of GUIs for PCs. When I started looking up information on GUIs, but I mostly found the computers that first started using GUIs, the ...
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2answers
743 views

How do people react to domain names without a logical meaning, such as wadja?

I would like to know how people initially react to web sites whose domain name does not have a vocabulary/dictionary meaning, such as wadja and other strange names I can not think now. Let's say ...
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3answers
649 views

Best way for selecting a time/time span on the web

What is the best, most user friendly way of selecting a time or a time span on the web? Is it good to use something like a date picker for time or maybe sliders for time span? What is the best ...
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2answers
204 views

Is this domain name idea suitable for companies, business men & sellers social network?

I am not 100% sure that this is a question for here but I guess it is related to UX. If, not sorry for this, where should I post it? I currently own the domain name iBuy with TLD my country's domain. ...
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8answers
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Where is the best position for CRUD button?

I was always confused position CRUD* buttons on my application. I see some applications, there are CRUD bottons on the right side, top or bottom. In your opinion, where is the suitable place for the ...
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5answers
104 views

What could be a single term (for use in a website) to refer to a community that encompasses students groups, academic institutes & recruiters?

I need a simple term that I could use in website's main navigation bar to refer to community encompassing academic groups, academic institutes & recruiters. The target page is supposed to contain ...
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4answers
587 views

Why do video sites let users choose the resolution?

Youtube does a good job of automatically changing the resolution based on the current viewing size: Initial - 360p Expand - 480p Fullscreen - 720p or 1080p depending on your monitor size If ...
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2answers
276 views

Visualize many appointments for a week view

I'm trying to display "the week" for appointment scheduling. The problem is that my current implementation is way too busy (but it does put everything on the table). Also, the page easily gets taller ...
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3answers
2k views

What's the best way to display and navigate about a list of 2000+ items?

I've recently decided to update the look of a site and was confronted with a page that is a list of 2,000+ items sorted into a table and a blob of links that go with it. First Robotics competition ...
3
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4answers
630 views

Appropriate icon for score [closed]

I'm designing a quizz with jQuery. It has 4 counters: "correct answer", "wrong answer", "timer" and "score". Each counter has a little icon describing the counter. I have found good jQuery UI icons ...
4
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3answers
139 views

What are good reasons for and against using audio for feedback?

If a device like a printer has a keyboard for users to interact with it (keyboard as well as navigation), does it help users to hear audio every time they use the keyboard for text input? Remember ...
3
votes
4answers
676 views

Forms on Windows Phone 7?

I'm in the process of developing a wp7 app as a side project at work. The form I'm creating really needs to be completed in order, for the most part. I've added two screenshots, the first one is the ...
6
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4answers
23k views

Where can I find a gallery of WPF UI examples? [closed]

Does anyone know where I can find a gallery of UIs built with stock WPF controls? I want to give my business partners examples of what can be (fairly easily) accomplished with the standard WPF ...
3
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5answers
989 views

Activation emails for accounts

I am designing an application where the user has to create an account to purchase a product. A standard thing to do when a user has to register an account (eg a forum) an activation email is sent to ...
2
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1answer
234 views

Studies on where users look for help

I saw a study a while ago where someone had tracked where people look onscreen for various types of help - I seem to remember that, for example, they looked to the right of the question for help on a ...
3
votes
1answer
412 views

have you a good example of a class booking system

I am redeveloping a booking system for a cookery school. Does anyone have any particularly good examples of good UI booking engines for courses or classes?
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5answers
1k views

How do you use an icon to represent 'click once' (not twice) [closed]

I need to teach my users to use issuu.com's interface -- click once to zoom in. If they double click, it zooms in then out again. I can't change issuu's component so want to add something on my web ...
18
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7answers
634 views

What is it about our mental models that app-centric seems more intuitive than content-centric?

I always thought that content-centric was the easiest for people to deal with, i.e. "I want to change this document", and not "Let's run this app so I can then change that document". It seems that ...

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