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Laptop + external monitor = virtual screen arrangement?

In our company a lot of people using a laptop with an external screen. Recently the question arose how to arrange the virtual screens. The physical arrangement is like the following: The virtual ...
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3answers
86 views

Why do inflight wifi networks display a captcha? [closed]

When you log on to Gogo Inflight Wifi or similar, Gogo displays a captcha: A CAPTCHA is usually associated with preventing automated traffic from accessing your network; however, to connect to Gogo ...
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3answers
63 views

Should a legal footer have two different positions depending on page content length?

Our UX team is tossing around the idea of two different positions for our legal footer depending on whether the page content has infinite scroll (i.e. lazy loading of content) or not. When it doesn't, ...
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2answers
90 views

Mobile web should have different design for iOS and Android? [duplicate]

I've been developing a new hybrid app and as a web-app it is supported in both android and iPhone phones which can be seen here: http://www.fitnessmealplanner.com The question is: due to people ...
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27 views

What icon(s) should a user better understand as “empty item” or “empty selection”? [closed]

I'm developieng an iOS app, and in its main view, I placed a button to select a video playlist. If the user goes to this view and there is an already selected playlist, the button for this selection ...
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2answers
55 views

Improve “today's orders” screen [closed]

I'm having problems on how to make one screen of my app user friendly; the purpose of the screen is to display today's orders. It also has an option to choose another day. So what I have now is a ...
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3answers
202 views

How to change order of list Elements in a nice way?

I'm searching for an intuitive way to change the order of a list. I don't think that drag'n'drop would be a good solution, because it's a mobile browser based application and no user would try to long ...
3
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3answers
147 views

Undisclosed mailto: links. Why is this still prevalent?

I find it a wee bit obnoxious to see modern websites — even those with decent design —, still using contact links that open a user's email client without fair disclosure. Be it a lack of microcopy or ...
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1answer
36 views

MarkDown Editor : Client side or Server Side or Both? [closed]

Planning to implement MarkDown Preview UI + Markdown Support for a chat application in development. Web framework is python-tornado MarkDown Lib i am looking is : remarkable (Faster than commonmark ...
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2answers
54 views

Which way do the Metro North doors open?

Does the arrow mean that the door will open at the right (moving left), or that the door will move right as it opens (opening at the left)? And of course the real question: how would you improve ...
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1answer
17 views

Is it appropriate to discussed the proposed usability method in literature review or in methodology chapter?

I need some clarification on where to put the proposed usability evaluation method in my thesis. Is it appropriate to discuss it in literature review chapter or in research methodology chapter of my ...
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2answers
51 views

Best practice for having a user enter their location?

I'm designing a mobile app (iOS and Android - mobile only) that requires location-specific content to be shown to the user (roughly knowing the user's city is fine for scope). We'd prefer not to use ...
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1answer
79 views

Showing items in a list with limited space

We have a list of items for a chart legend, and some other lists where there are items hidden below. We have several areas in the UI where we have a constrained space, and items that are hidden below. ...
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4answers
120 views

Which way should the indicator arrow be facing for this interaction?

I'm designing an interaction for email sign up for a client website, and I need to replace the red ? next to "Email Sign Up" with some kind of arrow to indicate that the site will slide down to ...
4
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1answer
44 views

Is there an updated Keystroke-level model for touch devices?

The Keystroke-level model was developed over the years to allow us to predict task times of a given set of interaction. Using this measurement is fantastic when brainstorming up potential UI ...
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4answers
114 views

Can we dispense with “.com” now? [closed]

Windows now hides file extensions by default. For most people, that is what they want. Similarly, most URLs use ".com". Can we not all agree somehow that that is the default? Also, if there is only ...
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2answers
50 views

Product image zoom on mobile device - modal or new window?

On a product web-page on a mobile device (in this context this is limited to mobile phones and phablets. Tablets and desktop machines are exempt) the main product image is still quite small. ...
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1answer
28 views

Schedule - Time range selector with some time options

I need to create a scheduling selector, but the user can't select ALL available times, but only the ones provided by the system's algorithm. Something like when you call your dentist and the attendee ...
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4answers
1k views

How to handle an enormous list of checkboxes?

I am working on some wireframes for a webportal. In a form in this webportal there is an enormous list (120 items) of options, and users have to go through (and read) all of them. It's not possible ...
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7answers
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Why do styles guides have what not to do?

I'm tasked with writing a style guide for a .NET application. Currently there's about six developers that just do whatever they want in terms of style. Similar buttons are in different spots, ...
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11answers
382 views

How to accomodate and/or with brackets in field filtering system

I am building a filtering system for a report and am trying to find a way to incorporate and/or logic when both are to be mixed. In essence, a very simple filter might be: Select field 1 from table ...
2
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3answers
75 views

Date in the url

I am in the early stages of a web site where I post every week. each post has a file. I thought it was better not to include the date in the name of the file and that makes the url the same way. I try ...
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1answer
29 views

How to prevent too generic categorisation in card sorting

I'm doing a card sorting for an ecommerce of beauty and wellness products and services. I prepared a list of cards which are not too specific and not too generic. For example, I have some cards like - ...
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0answers
15 views

Selecting many licenses for many users

I need an optimal way in the user interface to assign many licenses to many users. The catch here is , a user could already have had a license assigned to him/her. What i have here is a grid having ...
3
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2answers
512 views

Best UI for an school attendance mobile web app

I have never designed user interface before. And I have very little experience with front end technologies. This is my first opportunity where I have to make an interface for a mobie web app where the ...
3
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10answers
337 views

Should help-text be above or below the input?

There are many frameworks that support some variant of "help text", that is text which supplements the heading, label and placeholder. It's often used to give a brief description of the purpose of the ...
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4answers
1k views

Pick a unique activity for each day of the week

I am making an app that creates custom marathon training schedules and I want the user to be able to pick one of 7 activities for each day of the week without picking the same one twice. I made a ...
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1answer
22 views

Compact, Intuitive Ways of Displaying Tags of each Item in a Table?

I haven't an iota of user interface design background and I'd like some feedback for this page: ...
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3answers
138 views

Comparison between Bootstrap and Material Design frameworks [closed]

The Bootstrap family of design frameworks has been the main driving force behind a lot of front-end web development projects. The Google Materials Design concept has also been floating around for a ...
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3answers
84 views

Are mathematical symbols easier to understand than text?

I'm creating a dialog and presenting a list of mathematical comparison options to choose from. e.g. [attribute] [>] [value] I'm wondering if there's any research as to whether it's more intuitive to ...
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1answer
29 views

Adding steps to make it clearer

I am creating an on-boarding process for a tool. In every piece of UX theory it says that is about removing complexity and making it easier for the user to do something. I'm wondering if it would ...
0
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3answers
64 views

Multi-page form with lots of fields - displaying validation messages

We have a multipage web application (a flow with lots of forms). The forms have lot of fields. Our client wants us to validate the fields on "Next" but allow the user to continue. This introduces a ...
0
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0answers
24 views

Multi ranges selections or multi single selection

I am working on an app that we show a chart to a user and let the user decide what values they want to focus on. The requirement is that the user should be able to pick multiple ranges or just ...
0
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1answer
41 views

Use of icon fonts and links

When using an icon font and text for a link, do they both get styled for link interactions?
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0answers
16 views

Indicate action only effects the current page

A user will be able to click a link in the th of a table (table holds list of products) to clear all inputs in table column. If there are more than a certain amount of products, the table will be ...
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2answers
66 views

Material design for “insert image” editor action

I'm developing an online document editor using Google's Material Design. The editor has a toolbar with actions such as Bold, Italic and Insert Image. When tapping on Insert Image the user shall be ...
0
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1answer
65 views

Tutorials to explain UI

I'm looking for studies (at worst anecdotal evidence) on using "tutorials" to explain an interface on first visit. There's a (modified) joke, "Explaining UI is like dissecting a frog. You understand ...
0
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1answer
41 views

What is the best way to paginate a large number of products, three at a time?

Some background: I have a large number of products that need to be presented like example below (3UP) and shifting by 3 each time (the layout and three at a time functionality is require). I am ...
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0answers
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Horizontal swipe actions on mobile web applications

On iOS mobile Safari (and iOS Chrome), a horizontal edge swipe is reserved for switching between open tabs. As far as I know, there's no meta tag to turn this feature off for certain websites. I have ...
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1answer
17 views

How can I add live stream to a playing video with minimal distraction?

I have a live stream of comments related to specific time slots in the video, I want to display them at their appropriate time during movie play without causing much distraction? Do you have ...
0
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1answer
80 views

How to get users to tab through forms instead of mouse-picking?

Is there a way to teach, persuade or force users to learn to use the Tab and Enter keys to navigate simple forms, instead of clicking the next field with the mouse? This is such a productivity-killer ...
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0answers
31 views

UX to choose month/day/time for reservation form

I am constructing a reservation/booking form for my site. I am struggling with how to present the fields to the user that makes the most sense. In order for the user to reserve a session they need ...
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2answers
202 views

What would you call a group that contained UX, training and documentation?

What would you call a group within an organization that contained UX responsibilities as well as training and documentation? Marketing and product groups already exist outside of this entity... trying ...
0
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1answer
23 views

documenting a web app [duplicate]

My company is trying to improve the UX in our system. It's web based app, full with features. The system development started 8 years ago, but it was never documented, and our programmers/support team ...
0
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1answer
26 views

Related information or different information on the right

I am looking at designing a information sheet that will 99% of the time be printed out. I am scratching my head a little over a simple choice I have. Thinking about it there are three main layout ...
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0answers
45 views

Lean UX - Composing a problem statement [on hold]

As part of a recent interview I was asked to complete a speculative brief to show my approach. I’ve been struggling with the problem statement. Specifically, to what extent should the Problem ...
0
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1answer
21 views

video or “task recording” vs. traditional textual Help

Does anyone here have direct experience with users' success or failure in using video or "task recording" as opposed to traditional textual Help to complete their task or get information? How about as ...
0
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0answers
26 views

How should I visualize a name mismatch for a SSL website?

I am writing custom security software and need to design a better method for a name mismatch... where the server certificate doesn't match the address in the URL. How should I visualize this to the ...
3
votes
1answer
39 views

Simpler query builder UX for querying OLAP / Dimensionally Modelled data

I've been testing 3rd-party query-building solutions for OLAP data warehouses with a few of our product's mostly non-technical business users, and I've had trouble finding any that are simple enough ...
0
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2answers
54 views

Best amount of time to show a temporary alert message? [duplicate]

I would like to show a small, temporary pop-up alert to the user when they click on certain elements, e.g. a button that is disabled. What is the optimal amount of time to show a short message (2-10 ...

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