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5answers
584 views

To be a ux designer [closed]

I am currently working as an instructional designer and I am very interested in switching to UX design. I have taken up a few interviews but I have not been able to convince that the two fields ...
3
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8answers
5k views

What is the best way to allow a user to select one value from a list of potentially hundreds?

I'm trying to write an Android app that requires users to select a value from a list of potentially hundreds. They're likely to know the item they're selecting to asking them to filter by typing seems ...
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10answers
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Submit Buttons on the Left or the Right?

We have been puzzling over where to put the submit button, on the left or the right. In researching, we noticed that many sites put buttons on the bottom right in dialogue boxes, and on the bottom ...
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4answers
303 views

Is this contrast readable?

On this oh-so-slowly-developing page, there is the column headed "Bid x Ask", which reflects the numbers of bids and offers on the stock option in the row: Are the numbers here readable? How can I ...
6
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4answers
597 views

What is the reason behind the + sign/icons with buttons?

I have seen few high profile site which use + sign/icons for buttons, while other don't. Does any body know what is the reason behind using sign with buttons, should i use signs/icons with buttons? ...
3
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3answers
244 views

Switching to tab which has error when there's an error

I noticed this issue a few times. An app has a settings page where the settings are split into different tabs in a tab control. I hit update, an error shows up and I scan the current tab for the ...
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3answers
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What's the reason behind this Google Chrome feature?

Not that long ago I updated my Google Chrome browser to the 12.0.7 etc version and I notices a new feature. If you hover on the tabs, there is a slight glow around your cursor, something like this ...
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8answers
7k views

Which Cognitive Psychology books would you recommend? [closed]

I'd like to start reading about Cognitive Psychology, but don't know where to start really. I'd rather read a book that teaches me something that I could use when working on the web/mobile ...
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1answer
90 views

Location indicators in page headings: Which one is the most preferable?

In order to show the user they're on the right page after they clicked, there are several ways to treat this goal: Text Headline over the Content, saying the same as the link they clicked before. ...
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5answers
354 views

A/B Testing Homepage Variants

When trying out new homepage layouts / styles, is A/B testing the best way to do this? With typical A/B tests you have a specific conversion measurement (i.e. version X drives significantly more ...
6
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5answers
5k views

Which software do you use to write your reports?

I've been writing reports for a long while using Microsoft Word. Now I'm getting really tired of it. I'm looking for something more "automatic" where I have to format my report only once, then ...
1
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1answer
127 views

Is it good to offer the same navigation choices in the main content area as in the navigation?

In order to offer the user new choices, I often show the same links in the main content are that are also available in the left-hand navigation tree. It looks more or less like this: NAVIGATION ...
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2answers
115 views

Combining rotation and straightening of images

Topic may seem weird as the two terms seem to mean the same. Clarification: Rotation: The typical way of grabbing a corner and pulling in the direction you want the image to rotate. Straightening: ...
3
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2answers
861 views

tab menu + side panel - how to organize menu and “context menu”

I have a dashboard, with tab menu (tabs over the content) and a side panel with a vertical menu. My question is. i would like to make one menu (tab or side panel) as first level menu and the other ...
1
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3answers
657 views

What high fidelity tools are best for detailed prototypes? [closed]

My team and I currently use Dreamweaver, but we're rethinking our UX process now and we're exploring new tools. We decided on Balsamiq for low fidelity. What do you recommend for high fidelity tools?
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6answers
6k views

International Phone Number Field Layout and Design.

I have a form that asks for the customer's phone number number. The customer's are international and not limited to the U.S. and Canada. Does anyone have any best practices on how to layout (and ...
1
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4answers
327 views

UX designer jobs [closed]

I will be graduating with a master degree in HCI and am interested in taking up ux designer roles in the industry. Most of the job openings require 5+ years of relevant exp and a portfolio to showcase ...
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5answers
6k views

What is the top navigation called when it is common to a network or suite of websites?

What is the top navigation bar called when it is common to a suite or network of sites with a common login, as in StackExchange, 37 Signals (Basecamp, Backpack, etc.), or Google Apps for Your Domain? ...
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4answers
218 views

With a webpage 'Contact Us' form should I set the input focus to the 'Your Name' box?

Personally, for the sites I have worked on and used, I like to have the page load input focus of a page that is primarily a form have set to the first box, e.g. 'your name'. I believe that the ...
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4answers
7k views

Input form label alignment top or left?

Although I have researched on input form label alignment, I need solid suggestion on when to use form label alignment top and when to use left and why? For example in the below form username and ...
5
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2answers
160 views

Show camera feature on iPhone when there is no camera?

In my iPhone app I have a root view with some options, one being a "Camera" option where you can take a photo to send to us. My question is should I either A: Show it "grayed out" or B: Not show it ...
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6answers
3k views

Is it uncommon in the industry to use Inkscape to create wireframes? If yes why?

I've come across a lot of industry folk who do not know about the existence of Inkscape. I'm beginning to wonder if it hurts to say that I have used Inkscape for wireframes instead of Illustrator or ...
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9answers
8k views

What is better for wireframing: Photoshop or Illustrator? Why?

I have come across a lot of websites and forums talking about creating PSD wireframes which are later used by UI engineers to build the front end. I always thought Illustrator was more suited for ...
6
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5answers
4k views

How do you best present yourself in a UX job interview?

We have had great questions and answers around looking for and interviewing a UX candidate, but I would like to know about the other side of the table as I have an interview coming up and this would ...
4
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4answers
1k views

Popup vs page for contact form

I am working on simple web app site and we have "Contact sales" screen, where we have only a phone number and a small form (~5 fields). Does it make sense to use a popup for that screen instead of a ...
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11answers
1k views

How do you describe what you do?

When meeting new people, I'm often asked about my job. However, I've found that outside (and to an extent, within) the app and web development industry, UX is still rather new and not understood. If ...
15
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8answers
2k views

When to use darkened backgrounds behind modal windows?

I am creating a modal window that will instruct a user to sign in a present a form to do so. I am debating between whether I should darken the screen behind the modal window as well, or if that effect ...
3
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8answers
340 views

Tabs in textboxes

I'm building a website where my users will have to enter their code quite often. Along with other data (title, tags) the user will enter anywhere from one line of code to an entire block of up to 100 ...
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4answers
629 views

How should I name the paid app VS unpaid app on mobile devices?

I will be releasing a paid and unpaid version of my app on iPhone and Android. How should I name these two versions? Some popular choices I've seen are: Namezilla Free + Namezilla Namezilla Lite + ...
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3answers
784 views

Best practice for logo height in admin sites?

If you visit any admin/franchise/clients sites, these sites always have logo on the left top corner. What is the golden rule for admin site logo height? as i have build a logo with 50px height but its ...
8
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4answers
542 views

Making changes to existing products

I keep coming across this situation and was hoping someone would have more information on this: We have an existing product and I have been requested to "make something work better", so I start by ...
2
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4answers
207 views

Building a marketplace - which one is better a unified registration or two separate ones?

I'm currently building a marketplace. And need to decide whether to: Have two separate registration forms - one for the buyer and one for the seller Have a single registration form and then when a ...
3
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4answers
646 views

Using a joystick on screen

I recently got a request to design a UI that features a joystick as one of the critical UI elements. It's not for a touchscreen or handheld; the app will run on a standard desktop. This means this ...
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4answers
240 views

“Burn” or “Save” [closed]

Estou com uma dúvida e gostaria de saber se alguém possui alguma referência a respeito disso. O usuário preenche formulários, insere dados em uma tabela, gera vários tipos de interação na página, ...
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6answers
3k views

What to ask when hiring UI Experts? [closed]

I'm creating a desktop (PC) application. A dictionary / thesaurus / spell check tool that works across applications (explorer / browser / spread sheet etc..) I know my own intuition on UI sucks and ...
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4answers
6k views

close button on the left or right side? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the important aspect to consider when deciding where windows interaction buttons should be placed? From a ux point of view, does it make a difference if the ...
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4answers
6k views

Optimum number of choices for menus/navigation

Anyone know any usability or cognitive psychology research done on the optimum number of choices for menus/navigation? I need some evidence to argue a case against a top level category menu of ...
2
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2answers
916 views

Looking for a perfect control panel user interface

So I'm kinda stuck and I hope someone here can help me. I'm building this Control Panel for a data center, and I'm not very good with that. I want to make it as simplistic as possible, but expandable ...
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1answer
180 views

Rating-based discussion site for 2011: digg vs phpbb layout style?

I'm building a rating-based discussion site. Basically, it consist in a forum were people can create topics and reply to them (and also rate them). I have approximately 10 topic categories. I have ...
4
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4answers
730 views

Rapid UI prototyping for consumer product [closed]

I am searching for a tool which helps me to create a basic UI mockup for a consumer product. When I am searching online I only find tools that are aimed on website design and computer software ui ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Best practice for no records found?

While working with large grid tabular data we often time thinking about no data found message. Currently we are using the following formats Item Specific (no folder found) Generic (no records ...
2
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5answers
1k views

Explaining small sample size---influencing stakeholders

I am new to the user experience world. Based on some references I've read and threads here, it's Ok to determine statistical significance and compare means for a small sample size of 11 (7 users in ...
4
votes
3answers
461 views

Defining a Tagging Vocabulary

My organization is implementing a tagging system to assign meta-data to incoming emails. The goal is to extract a more diverse range of information which in turn allows us to analyze trends & ...
2
votes
1answer
118 views

Should a user be allowed to hide all rowheadings in a crosstab?

Currently I'm developing a webpage on which the users to can hide/ show the row headings in a crosstab user control. Right now, showing/ hiding the columns is done using a checkbox for each row ...
3
votes
1answer
214 views

Tags interface for an desktop accounting application?

The ancient question of tags vs categories will probably never grow old. Of course, in its general form the answer is "it depends". So here's a specific case: The application is an established ...
3
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4answers
1k views

Column sort-order specifier/indicator

EDIT: I should have mentioned the page I'm talking about. On a page that's just one humongous table, I have an img in each <th> that tells the user how the column is sorted; and he can click the ...
2
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3answers
318 views

Do people know what royalty-free means?

I'm working on a site that sells royalty-free Silverlight controls and illustrations. The experience is somewhat similar to what you'd see at iStockPhoto.com. From what I've observed, the term ...
4
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3answers
308 views

Does Usability/design matter in admin(client) sites?

I worked at many organization, few of my old employers developed old system for clients which is running from more than 5 years and work perfect. They do not care about any user experience(design, ...
3
votes
1answer
184 views

Which people do I choose for large scale A/B testing?

What are the best practices for deciding which users to admit to a large scale A/B test on a website? Below are two of my concerns on this choosing process. Veteran users' aversion to change Humans ...
0
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1answer
204 views

Where can I find the dates and places for UX training courses? [closed]

I would like to take a professional training of UX and will be glad to know how and where can I find the right dates and places for such events.

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