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Use of a Dialog box on Material Design

Im designing this web app that i cant reveal the name and its main function so let see how this could be explained. In this app theres a type of user that have the power to Add and Remove Team ...
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Designing a website that encourages an increase in social media Likes/Followers [closed]

One of our goals is to increase our social media audience (likes/followers). Throughout our website we have some Facebook functionality (primarily for sharing content), but we don’t have anything to ...
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Use of a Dialog box on Material Design

I'm designing this web app., but I can't reveal its name or main function, so let's see how this can be explained... In this app., there's a level of user that has the ability to add or remove team ...
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UWP for web site development

I was reading about UWP (universal windows platform) design guidelines on MS website. This is mostly about applications, not websites. However, is there something similar from MS when I want my ...
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Alternatives to 18 options in a radio group?

I have an application built in Delphi7. A particular screen displays a radio group with about 8 items, which is just manageable for the users by normal standards. But now I need to add another 10 ...
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Should clicking outside an important modal close it?

I'm developing a web application where most of the interaction is done using popups over a map. The popups are part of a report, and will change when user completes several steps, so the popups ...
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Do users understand “Shake to say no” animations?

It seems to be more prevalent recently that a form or action that is deemed invalid will respond by shaking in horizontal "no" like animation. A simple example seen here: or: This can be seen in ...
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Zoom Slider Control Positioning

I am wondering if anyone has experience with designing a zoom in/out control slider and if they know what the best possible position for them is? Is it the best user experience to have it horizontal ...
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What's the best way to work with master/details when inside a tabbed control?

I am working on a Windows Forms desktop application and I'm trying to come up with a good design for the whole application. I am using a sort of vertical ribbon on the left side of the main ...
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Should the steering wheel of car be on right or left? [closed]

What is the user experience of steering wheels placement based on? I recently visited US and they have steering wheel on the left whereas back in asian countries we usually have it on the right. What ...
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Is it reasonable to use language codes in an interface?

In an interface that supports multiple languages, is it reasonable to show them by their language code, or should the full names be used? eg: Select Language: En ❘ De ❘ Es ❘ Fr ❘ Pt ❘ Ru ❘ Zh Or ...
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Difference between profit and nonprofit organisation?

I now have my first job for a nonprofit organization. Are there any differences in the development of UX strategies for NGOs and Nonprofits unlike a traditional business? Are there difference in the ...
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What's a UX-friendly way to inconvenience a user into action e.g. prompt for payment

Tl;Dr: What's the most fundamentally UX friendly equivalent to a pre-roll video advertisement which doesnt involve an actual advertisement - only a prompt to pay to remove the inconvenience? My UX ...
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How to distinguish between a tab widget and a table using Material Design?

An example... Huh? How can there be stats for Republicans voting for the two Democrats? I see this in most all flat icon design. It takes me a few seconds of comparing the different elements to ...
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What's the rationale behind e-mail clients containing calendaring functionalities?

Many e-mail client programs contain calendar features. Since I rarely ever use any calendaring features I fail to see how e-mail and calendar are related. To me it feels like calendaring is a ...
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Does the Outlook default “mark as read” behavior make sense?

The Outlook default behavior is to mark a message a read as soon as it appeared in the viewing pane and another message was selected. This leads to confusing behavior: For example, when I read a ...
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Showing information message on multi step form

This is a long configuration page (form) which can have multiple steps as for each product, configuration needs to be done. (each step can represent each product) Now if there is/are few information ...
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Default screen size for web applications

I am designing the web application which will be used by network engineers. This application will help them to know the statistics of their network. I would like to know which is the minimum ...
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pros and cons of multi search box vs one search box

I have been asked to come up with a search mechanism for a database. The database stores details about electors. Is a multiple search field interface better than a single search field interface? The ...
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Where to place an emergency stop functionality for remotely controlled vehicles on a mobile device?

Mobile devices with touchscreens (smartphones, tablets) are increasingly used to control remotely controlled toys, vehicles, drones, etc. or other devices. In several cases an emergency stop ...
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Is putting create/edit form in a modal a good practice?

In my Web application I have to choose between putting a create/edit form of a generic object in a modal or in a new page. After some Googling it appears that modals should be used to display ...
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Is anyone aware of (or has anyone conducted) research into the user experience of 3D televisions?

So it’s official - Samsung has dumped 3D televisions (see cnet). Clearly, if the world’s largest TV manufacturer has dumped 3D, it’s because there wasn’t much of a market for them. Now, I’m no ...
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Published research supporting UX interview techniques?

I've seen a lot of articles online about never asking users what they want, not asking users to justify why they want it or why they made a decision, not asking users what they would hypothetically do ...
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Filter placement

I'm working on a page which shows multiple products and it needs some sort of filtering. I've seen a lot of websites place filters for the content either above or left of the content, as shown in the ...
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Conventions for touchscreen directional controller input?

I want a simple joystick-like input widget for touch devices (phones and tablets) that is effectively 5 buttons: left, right, up, down, and stop. It's the main control of a game and it let's the ...
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1answer
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Is 'Credit and Debit Payment' a user-friendly term/word?

First question here, hopefully it's not too shabby. I'm analysing an app that has account balance system. I'll try to make a scenario, though this is fictional. An app acts as a bridge between ...
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Best approach to tell the user that the page is a redesign.

I'm working on a ecommerce website and we redesigned only some of our page at the moment, for example our homepage has a different look from our cart page. How do I tell the user that they are still ...
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What's a good icon to represent Rewards Points? [closed]

I'm working on the design for a loyalty program (points-for-rewards system) for a startup. I'm thinking of treating the points as a form of currency. Some companies prefer to append the $ sign to the ...
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Computer Science and UX Design topics [closed]

So I'm a computer science bachelor that need to do a thesis to graduate, as I like UX Design i want to make something about it but can't get the grasp of good topics for a computer science thesis with ...
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1answer
63 views

Best approach to show and insert nested data

I have 2 tables, one is company and the other is salesperson. The requirement is that "one company can have many salespeople. Also a company and salesperson can have many phones" I have a datatable ...
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Topics for a UX talk to statisticians [closed]

I have been asked to give a 1-hour talk to a meetup group of statisticians and data scientists. I haven't been given any guidelines - just that they'd like something interesting and entertaining. I ...
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1answer
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What are best practices for managing terminology changes in legacy software?

In a big redesign, there can be terminology changes and mapping to backend entities that needs to happen. What are the best practices for doing this? Also, for making documentation consistently ...
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1answer
63 views

When I should hide a toolbar in an Android App?

I'm designing an app navigation flow. It has a login screen from which we can go to a "Forgot password" screen. Once we logged in we go to the "Main screen" there I've a toolbar with a gear item that ...
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2answers
71 views

How to show metrics on performance progress vs goal?

I am working in the interface for a software, and it is very important to keep it as simple as possible. For this specific problem it was decided that colours should be avoided (if possible), so not ...
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In terms of “brand safety” why might an advertisement distributor not want to work with user generated content?

First, this might be off topic, I'm not clear on how far this site goes into marketing concepts. If its off topic just leave a comment and I'll delete. I'm preparing to release an app centered around ...
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Web page design : what kind of web elements do I use? [closed]

For a group assignment I'm in charge of providing the front-end for a Java Server Page (JSP). I'm stuck at the actual design of this application. I basically have two problems, and if you could help ...
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How to handle notifications in unfocused window?

I'm having a radio website and whenever a new song comes up, it shows a notification and most of the time you don't have the window focused, so what to do if the user decides to click them? Hide ...
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Is the message “Data cannot be recovered.” when reformatting misleading to users?

Edit: Some of the language aspects of this question are now posted on English SE. My Android phone gives the following message when I try to format a volume (SD card or USB OTG.) Formatting SD ...
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1answer
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Hiding a form element behind an icon

So Inbox, by Google, hides checkboxes for multi-select behind a message icon: I am personally not a fan of this approach, since I find it a stretch for a user to try and discover if images or icons ...
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1answer
57 views

How to choose the background color of video monitoring interface

Recently, I am working on the UI of video monitoring system, and it include images, table, infographic, and etc. I am really hesitated how to choose background color. Many days ago, many good guys ...
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Why do most programs separate Find and Replace dialogs?

Why do most programs separate Find and Replace dialogs? Obviously, I'm talking about apps like text editors and word processors, apps that are used for editing content. It just seems strange, at ...
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0answers
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How to best organize multiple taxonomies when the content resides on categories?

I'm working on a website about public health that has a somewhat confusing data structure. It currently opens up to a list of location categories (one-to-many) that contain a content page and a list ...
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2answers
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Is it acceptable to create navigation and action bars with the same look and feel for the purpose of creating consistent UI? [duplicate]

I'm new to iOS development. I understand that Apple provides APIs to customize the navigation bar, but I'm using Xamarin to create a cross-platform app. On iOS and Android, the navigation and action ...
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Why do manufacturers allow Android's 'takeover'?

This is a question that I was wondering for quite some time. To provide some background, I bought a few physical devices with different screens and operative systems so we could test apps at the ...
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0answers
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Looking for an effective way to allow people to put on a slide show of documents and videos [closed]

Currently we have this http://torontotigroup.byethost7.com/documents.html I'm looking for something that is easy to use, for both me and the reader, and works effectively on as many devices as ...
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3answers
75 views

How to make apply changes more noticeable?

I have this problem. I'm working with an application that has a live and nonlive mode. It's used in a live show (control lights), so people usually make modifications but they are not supposed to be ...
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5answers
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Should software for 8 to 14 year olds be colourful and “childish”?

I am developing a learning application for children somewhere between 8 and 14 years as part of my masters degree in Computer Science. I have absolutly no formal UI design background and in the past ...
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3answers
156 views

How should I present 2 search tools that cannot be used together?

I have a page displaying details regarding a specific piece of equipment. To view the details of an individual piece of equipment, a user has to filter down to only one piece of equipment. The plan ...
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Optimize click paths in booking process

I would like to optimize the click path of our booking process. To understand the requirements let me explain these a little bit: A room can be directly booked or manually. The second one needs a ...
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Existing product: how redesign a product of a user only?

I participate in a project where "the owner" of the project is also user of it. Overall, it is a project to manage hardware certifications and / or software. The system is scalable and can be used by ...

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