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How should the Global Network Auto-Login on SE work?

If you are a registered user logged onto the SE network, say to UX.SE, you have a user account with reputation and badges, etc. When you go to check out another SE site (cooking.SE for instance), at ...
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iPhone App Design Templates [closed]

Are there any good sites to buy iPhone / iPad Application design templates? Think website templates, but for iOS devices. During research, I found Tapptics, which is a good start. However ideally I ...
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Social media sharing: Does simply showing icons stimulate action?

This is tangentially related to the question "Social Media Icons - show all visible, or group under 'share'?". In my organization, we've generally found that displaying the individual icons for ...
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Are there any resources/guidelines on First Time User Experience?

For a web app I am developing, I have come to the issue of 'First Time User Experience' (what a user can see and do on his first login to the web app before any data is entered or supplied). A good ...
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What do you call a controll that gives the user the ability to match two lists?

Imagine two lists: colors objects Each of those lists has several dozens values. Is there a known UI widget that gives you the functionality to macth elements from one list to elements in the ...
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Hover state on mobile: Does this sync interaction design on the web and mobile?

I read this news article a while back about apple patenting a touch screen technology that would allow for a hover state. Ever since I have been thinking a lot about how that might effect the mobile ...
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Alternative control to drag and drop for assigning tasks to an individual?

I am working on a web application for Branch Managers at an investment bank to assign accounts that are without Financial Advisers for whatever reason. Some reasons are the Financial Adviser has ...
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Solving the “accidental confirm” problem with dialog boxes

The scenario is all too common: An application brings up a dialog box while you are typing, and you hit the space key before you even realize what's happening. The dialog is gone and you have no clue ...
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Which of the two is the best UI approach for a tablet app destined for reading?

I am in the process of prototyping an application for delivering news content. Our first platform will be the iPad (along with web) but other tablets will follow. Decomposing the application into ...
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CMS - Advice on how to link to site?

We have a Content Management System (near enough). The picture below is the Administration page, which is a flex based front end, viewed in a browser. If you think of admin pages with most CMS, ...
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Votes (star rating) usage - stars or smiles?

I need to make a voting field for my feedback form. I make an assumption then when you use stars images user easily will use lower ratings, and when you use smiles(faces) with :) for good vote(5) and ...
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What's the point in electronic devices beeping on keypress?

Many electronic devices, mostly cell phones, by default beep on keypress. What's the point in that? Once a key is pressed their state is changed and that's reflected in the graphic interface anyway. ...
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Which is a good method for delete without confirmation?

I have read around a few places that confirmation messages are not the best way to go about warning users, it's best to let them do whatever they want but give them the option to go back. I thought ...
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1answer
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Is there any research on whether users understand ellipses (…)?

This GUI design pattern goes right back to the Apple Lisa in the early 80s: Is there any research covering: Whether people actually notice the three dots (...) at the end of a menu item or ...
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1answer
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Choosing between 2 views

The first view I consider is I ask the user for the location as seen on the map. The browser can let me know longitude and latitude or the user can click the map and this gets exact and can save ...
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1answer
331 views

Javascript and 508

I was wondering if someone has a article of common practices a web developer should practice while using Javascript on a web page, keeping in mind the web page should be 508 compliant. I saw some ...
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790 views

Max OS X Lion: Two Buttons “Highlighted” by Default—what?

I've noticed this in a lot of applications under Mac OS X Lion lately. For example: Pressing return is equivalent to pressing the button with the blue background, not the highlight. What's the ...
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4answers
492 views

Field and label alignment with whitespace

I'm designing a form with a typical 970px wide page. I've been trying to read as much as possible for label alignments. What is the best way to solve an abundance of white space to the right of the ...
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3answers
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Is Serious Games the same concept as Gamification?

When looking at this question, I was asking myself: Where are conceptual differences? Except that Gamification is a Game added to a serious topic, while a serious game approaches it from the opposite ...
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3answers
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What is an intuitive HTML interface for selecting items from a list into multiple subsets?

I've got a list of items some of which will go into an undetermined number of subsets. An item can be in at most one subset. An item might not end up in a subset. It's easy if there is always at ...
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1answer
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What is a good method for creating a guide for standardized markup?

I need to create a guide or wiki that outlines different standardized techniques for marking up reusable elements in our software. When adding new features our developers are often able to reuse or ...
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3answers
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What is the ideal height of a button in regular desktop applications?

On most GUI creator (I just checked Qt Creator and Flex Builder), it seems the default button height is about 22 pixels. This is what I use for most desktop applications I create except those I make ...
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3answers
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Filtering vs. Sorting?

I'm creating a e-commerce site that will have different experiences for consumers and business owners. We're designing the business interface to allow them to quickly research existing and future ...
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225 views

Single replacement for: “Upload a document” and “Upload a Video”

I need a single replacement, to place in GUI, that categorises both "document" and "video". I need to place in my website interface to replace: "Upload a document"... and "Upload a ...
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2answers
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Advice on layout/presentation of information to user in web page

I'm developing a website that helps connect nightlife promotion companies with consumers. Each night life company hosts events and various venues and on various nights. I want to give users/consumers ...
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4answers
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Designing an Advanced Search Control for iOS?

I'm working on iOS app and part of what I'm making is an advanced search interface. The default iOS search components allow for text entry and for a "scope bar". That is, a bar which allows you to ...
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How do you prevent scope creep in agile projects when usability testing?

I have a client who recently asked me about this problem. I was wondering how you'd handle it? They are new to UX and to Agile methods, so they are struggling in interesting ways. As part of a ...
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Optimal placement of share on Twitter/Facebook/social media widget on web page to encourage use

Like most every site out there, I develop a site where we encourage people to share the content through Twitter and Facebook. Also, like most other sites, the placement of the widgets is in a fixed ...
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Can we get a simple process for a “discount usability test?”

I would like to do a discount usability test. What are the steps I should take to come to an insightful conclusion? How do I recruit the people? How do I setup the test? How do I define the tasks ...
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1answer
236 views

Recommendations for storing design documents?

I'm an Interaction Designer working in an Agile environment, and my team members are located across the globe. My challenge is getting the team to move away from making design decisions over email and ...
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3answers
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How should I call a menu that regroups everything

On my application, I need a simple menu with just three items: "Options", "Help" and "About". The app has a custom interface (it doesn't have a standard menu) and to keep it clean and simple, I want ...
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1answer
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When to use Pull Down to Refresh and when to use a Refresh Button?

I'm building an iPhone app but I'm torn which type of refresh UI to use. I understand that pull down to refresh makes sense when you have things being added to the top of a list like twitter feeds. A ...
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13answers
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Should I use Yes/No or Ok/Cancel on my message box?

Semantically, the Yes/No buttons are roughly equivalent to the Ok/Cancel buttons, but in general what would you recommend to use? Should I always use Yes/No or always use Ok/Cancel? Or does it depend ...
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4answers
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Whats the average screen size of a handheld android tablet device? any wireframing mockup available?

I am designing a UI for an android app that is developed for tablet devices, I would like to know is there any mockup grid available? Like 960.gs for web... what is the good size to start designing. ...
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How do I learn how to design webpages?

As a developer, I love writing code, and I like to think I'm fairly good at it. However, my chosen field is Web Development, which almost always requires the developer to also act as designer. I can ...
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3answers
374 views

Feedback wanted - pagination design on data-heavy site

My site is a sports pick'em social game. Given the nature of sports and pick'em, it tends to be a data-intensive site. I'm very wary of any new features or designs that might cause the user to be ...
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3answers
244 views

When Users Select a Ship Date During Holiday

In a shopping cart where a user can select their preferred ship date, how would you alert them when a date is a holiday or weekend? Would you use processing to not allow it? Add an alert that it would ...
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1answer
457 views

Are there standard patterns for vertical radio-button like choices in tables?

In my application, I have a table of entities - in this case, the individual offices of a member organization. One entity - one office - has to be marked as the 'main' office, or headquarters. It ...
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Deliverables: Animated Movies - what to do when a clickable wireframe is not enough?

Since I started working for a think tank I am often confronted with the problem that my standard set of deliverables are not sufficient to describe a vision. I often need to highlight the context ...
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Triaging UI improvements, where to start?

I have been hired to redesign an auction website (which I cannot disclose), the usability, design, even the code beauty is pretty disastrous. The trouble is, the site is already active and my client ...
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7answers
458 views

What approaches are there to learn design, coming from a development background?

I'm a web developer trying to become a web designer. But seems that I'm lost in the world of design. But I don't know what to do, and from where should I start. I'm even unable to find good resources ...
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13answers
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Why is resizing the browser window bad practice?

I asked how I can resize the browser window with JavaScript. Everybody told me not to do it. Why is this a bad practice? I think sometimes it can be good. For example, I want to show users a tweeting ...
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10answers
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Have I missed anything from my list of web form best practices?

So I have been putting together a list of best practices to apply to forms recently and there is a lot of conflicting research out there. I have been combing everything from blogs through to HCI ...
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6answers
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Do high fidelity wireframes defeat the purpose?

Isn't the purpose of a wireframe to remove fidelity, assisting stakeholders in focusing on structure, architecture, content and general layout instead of the finer details about the graphic design? ...
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1answer
146 views

How to convey the message of 'organising the cloud' to users?

https://datkey.com is a service we are launching in the near future and I got great input from my prior request so hope a new page connects with users better. Any tips on how to convey to users the ...
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3answers
175 views

Should users of a social app be required to send/accept friend requests?

I'm currently working on a social music-based application that, among other things, allows users to recommend music to their friends. In trying to pare down the system to be as simple and ...
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2answers
586 views

Formatting relative dates and times

First, when I talk about relative times (or would dates be more accurate?), I mean these 4 minutes ago, 1 hour ago, etc. When should they be used? With what degree of precision? Shouldn't it be the ...
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1answer
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A service like Usabilityhub's Navflow but featuring branching?

For testing navigation flows of static screens/image mockups Usabilityhub's Navflow is a pretty nifty service/tool. However, to my knowledge it only allows the test creator to specify one single path ...
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4answers
237 views

What to pay attention to when designing a completely new service from scratch for the first time?

I a novice UX designer and my current assignment so far has been designing UIs for the "version 2" of existing services - which means I use data points for improvements of existing UI which I gather ...
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3answers
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Better purchase conversions for single page vs. multiple?

I'm mocking up a page for purchasing our product, and I'm wondering is it better to do everything on one page or split the ordering and payment into two different pages? Anyone have empirical data on ...

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