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When is it ok to skip discovery?

I'm working on a project that needs a vast overhaul. Lets just say its Lotus Notes for examples sake. The product is 5 - 10 years out of date (I've just been brought in). It needs a huge amount of ...
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Map markers with multiple types of data

I want to try to visualize multiple types of data in one map marker. We currently have up to three types of data on one coordinate and this is going to increase to 6 within the next three years. ...
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130 views

Where is the intersection between Information Architecture with Software Architecture?

Where is the intersection between Information Architecture with Software Architecture? When you start a new project, usually the software architecture starts its development and UX designer begins ...
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Adding a “none of the above” option to a list of checkboxes

I am working on a series of complex life insurance forms and trying to optimise using standard conventions... I have this nasty list of medical diseases and a mutually exclusive option, "None of the ...
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Do natural colour schemes work better with the human brain?

Does colour matter? I work for a company that uses 3 very unnatural colours as the brand colours. I want to test a theory that because these are such an unnatural colours not seen anywhere in nature ...
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How can users mark their lessons complete?

I have an internal LMS created and it is pretty open to any content type. More and more people are moving away from traditional SCORM/traditional e-learning and towards blended content. So now a ...
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266 views

What are the typical best practices for handling reporting/flagging inappropriate content on a social/UGC site?

I'm designing a site that is driven by user-generated content and will not be heavily moderated. So users need to be able to flag/report inappropriate content and users. I've read that if the asset is ...
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Bootstrap Container Width [closed]

It says on Small Devices (>=768px), and Container Width is 750px. Does it mean that on Small Devices that are >= 768px, the total container width becomes 750px and on Medium Devices that are >992px, ...
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UX to view and search through large set of hierarchical data

Building a web desktop site in which users have to be able to navigate through a hierarchical structure. There are two types of nodes, call them A and B. A can have children of type A or B. B are ...
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Why has Google decided to use custom scrolling on its new Inbox website? [closed]

Does it add a better experience for the user or does it help Google to have more control over the information presented to the user? Or just something else? What is the logic behind this decision to ...
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1answer
106 views

Order of user operations when creating a graphical chart

I'm writing a piece of software that involves users creating graphical charts. After they select the data they want (time period, location, etc.) what order should the next operations below take ...
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94 views

What should the hostname be for a SSO server? (SAML)

I'm creating a SSL certificate for an ADFS server. It will be used to sign-into various sites that support Single Sign On. I'm at the point of the process where I need to choose a name for the host ...
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Should a website footer contain recent blog posts?

My company's website is developed in modx and the blog is hosted on hubspot. Currently, both the website and the blog contain a simple footer that only has copyright information. Additionally, the ...
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1answer
82 views

iOS indicate to user they can use a swipe gesture [duplicate]

I have a puzzle game for iOS where the user can swipe left to skip the current puzzle and try another one. They can also swipe right to view previous puzzles. However, I'm having trouble coming up ...
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Is too many options to accomplish the same task good or bad for user interface?

For example, In order to design a event log, I provide users multiple ways to sort out the log entries they want to find out: search box, tagging system, category tabs. The ultimate goal for users is ...
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1answer
33 views

What is a good color indicator for showing upcoming dates?

I have a web page that shows a list of due dates. i have it in a table like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups\ I am not making dates that are in the ...
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2answers
219 views

Best practices for rollovers on mobile?

I noticed that most mobile browsers transform rollovers into touch/tap actions. This is good, but of course there's no indicator that the action is available to the user. So I was wondering what ...
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1answer
60 views

What is a common term for the slide-able “info panel” on the bottom of certain smartphone apps?

I'm developing a smartphone application that displays a Google map. When a user taps a place on the map (for example, a restaurant), I want to display an "info panel" on the bottom of the app that ...
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2answers
44 views

customizing the native

Is it more important to keep an application layout faithful to the native design/visual or customize it to look like your own app Example: You could change an Android native dialog ...
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1answer
42 views

Saving data as a whole vs saving data in scattered mode

Please, if you think this question is too broad, tell me if there's a name for this kind of problem in order to google it. I've been developing and maintaining a web application for a couple of years ...
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Should mobile slideout menu close icon indicate direction of view change or UI movement?

Building a responsive site for a big consumer brand, and we're using a hamburger slideout menu from the right. This slideout will move the content off screen to the left, rather than sliding out over ...
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493 views

Extra wide tables best practices

I have a table with large (25+) amount of columns in it. Right now it looks very complex and has a horizontal scroll. I want to make it more useful for the users. One solution is to group columns ...
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What menu library? [closed]

Does anyone know what menu library is being utilized on this website? http://www.tetrapak.com/Pages/default.aspx
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1answer
91 views

UE with Progressive Disclosure on a Calendar, or Control Move

I've got a quandary that I need some advice/help with. The issue is as follows. I'm currently working on an event calendar for a sports website where each 'event block' has an event title, and ...
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342 views

When conducting guerilla testing, do you ever offer any incentive, or just rely on people's goodwill?

By guerilla testing I mean brief, informal testing performed on random people who happen to be about. Here, I'm specifically talking about testing on strangers in public place, not people within your ...
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1answer
42 views

Layout changing without user control

I am having this idea pushed at work where the layout of information should change dependent on the amount of different items we have to display. Let me be specific: If up to 12 we should show the ...
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1answer
66 views

What is the best way to invite a contact to download an app if a unique identifier (i.e. email address) is required?

I'm seeking thoughts or examples from existing iOS mobile applications where users invite contacts to download the app. A unique identifier is required to establish a relationship between the inviter ...
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213 views

How to ask for details to a poor reviewer?

Our company has an Android application online, able to be downloaded. We have a lot of daily downloads and reviews, and we currently have a pretty heavily maintained rate of 4.37/5 On the other hand, ...
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2answers
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Which anchor text variation provides the best experience? [duplicate]

Basically, my question is about where anchor tag links should be located. In the specific sentence Click here to go to this site, what makes the most sense? Click here to go to this site. Click ...
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1answer
49 views

Google fake results count [closed]

I was developing pagination on big data, and tried to see the UX of Google search results. After number of test tries, I came to following conclusion that Google displays fake total results found. If ...
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1answer
19 views

What's the pattern name for: optional action menu after input

Looking for a pattern name for an action menu that can be opened after input. Visual Studio has this when you for example change a name and you get visual indicator that you can press Ctrl + . to open ...
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1answer
37 views

What are Layout Filters? [closed]

Website: http://thegrid.io talks about something called "Layout Filters" which are more powerful than "templates" So what are they? I tried googling but nothing came up. And how are they more ...
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1answer
69 views

Tabular data on a mobile device

I've built a responsive web application, and while its functional on mobile, it can be a bit clunky to use. It has a page with a table of students, contact information, contact person, edit page and ...
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2answers
96 views

User and Role management is a mess

At the local level, the system admin can add add/remove/modify users and user groups. At the same time, we have an internet based user management system. The device is registered to the cloud account, ...
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6answers
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Video and audio autoplay - evidence that it's bad practice

Does anyone have any evidence or could point me in the direction of a web page that explains why video and audio autoplay is bad practice. I know it is but i'm struggling to find anything to back this ...
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1answer
34 views

Is it good to put a player into detention (jail) or just kick the user from a server?

I am developing a game server in an open-world game where players can do whatever they want. Once however my staff encounters a rule breaker I advise them to, by their judgment on how bad it is, to ...
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1answer
285 views

Interaction with remote validated form

I have a form with one or more fields which must be validated by hitting a remote (ajax) service. I can validate at several different points, each of which seems to present pros and cons: On keyup ...
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5answers
217 views

Is there any underlying rule/paradigm for UI that prefers LACK of animation, as in a game?

There are plenty of questions/answers discussing when/where to optionally include animation in an app. Now it comes to the point, there is almost ubiquitous animation all over media. Even a few ...
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8answers
2k views

Why is the drag area usually limited to the “title bar”?

Take a simple dialog window: The user will expect that the titlebar can be used to drag the window through the screen. But why is it limited to just this bar? Why is it uncommon that windows can ...
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1answer
110 views

How to make the app workflow easily understood?

I am working on an app that should work like this: user searches his favourite items he clicks "Like" on his favourite items he presses "Suggest items" to discover some new ones I am struggling to ...
4
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1answer
56 views

Information design on a non interactive display

I'm designing a display which will present current news updates as either a local or regional news post. The monitors displaying the news will be located in shared areas in a variety of hospitals and ...
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2answers
78 views

Sollution for user's location input?

So I have a form with two inputs. The first one is for a product search and another for choosing its location - city. As I'm predicting, 80 percents of the time, the location will be user's current ...
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4answers
2k views

Is there any recommended control for triple options like YES / NO / NONE?

I'm designing a user opinion page where the user has three choices. For instance, if the question is "Is it suitable?" the three options could be "YES", "NO", or "NoIdea". In this case, what control ...
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3answers
364 views

Registration form on landing page

Do you think that in a landing page about a service for pre-ordering lunch should have a registration form or the registration should take place in another page? (after a click on the button "Sign ...
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1answer
52 views

Where I can put link to popup with input for promo code?

I am mocking up a very minimalistic user-account page, and I have a mockup: This is mockup probably most important subpage. This page will be like "command center" for a user because he will do ...
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4answers
133 views

best way to select a location

I have a form that administrators complete to log work orders (WOs) for site maintenance. A WO specifies who logged the work and what the work is eg broken tap. Part of the form includes a location ...
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2answers
147 views

How to make connected lists on a website comprehensible for non experienced users

We have two lists on our website. One on the left listing activities, one on the right listing resources. When clicking on an item on the left list, more information about the activity is displayed ...
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2answers
69 views

Most readable standard web typeface

Are there any recommendations/studies on text readability comparisons among the standard web typefaces? The conventional wisdom for serif vs. sans-serif is that serif is better for readability (which ...
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0answers
34 views

Horizontal scrolling widget for mobile webpage?

I'm looking for a widget that is similar to what the iphone uses as a datepicker (found here), only horizontal. Does anyone know what this would formally be called? I've been looking all over and ...
20
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8answers
785 views

Users don't read (or even see) things. How can I deliver important clues?

I am building a website. Some pages contain instructions (a few simple sentences, nothing intimidating) and have fairly standard controls (drop-downs etc). There's not a lot on any one page. The ...

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