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What the best way to highlight a button in iOS App that collects user focus?

I am developing a mobile iOS App. In my app, there is (what I consider) the most important section where user will able to see content related to celebrities after making in app purchase. On the home ...
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Javascript solution for huge size value multiselect [migrated]

I'm developing a web application where I need to allow to the users to select one or more values I'm usig Jquery 1.11 I was think to use a picklist and not an autocomplete mainly for the following ...
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2answers
131 views

What's the best way to highlight errors in an unconventional form?

Over at UXswitch we created a WYSIWYG form for posting a new UX job. Have a look http://www.uxswitch.com/post-job. Our job adverts are like an infographic and they are built on the fly. Problem is, ...
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72 views

Is a landing page still a good way to introduce and attract new users?

I'm curious about this for quite some time. Is a landing page still the best or a good way to introduce new users to your products/your page or attract new users/customers? I'm curios if it still ...
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95 views

Information Architecture vs Customer Journey Map vs Service Blueprint

I understand Customer Journey Map (CJM) is relevant when the need is for uplifting/designing the customer experience, ideally through a persona lens across multiple touchpoints. On the other hand, ...
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284 views

Are there 'UX Stories' in Agile?

Are there documented alternatives to user stories within Agile that UX can use to handle 'bigger picture' thinking? For example, there may be a web page that has 3 distinct 'chunks' of development. ...
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2answers
177 views

UX Calculation for non equally probable choices?

We are redesigning an HR portal, and we are flowing options differently than before, by bundling logical groups in "areas", rather than having a large page with 30+ links. So rather than scanning an ...
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2answers
69 views

Getting honest feedback on usability tests

I work in a small company where I'm the only UX person on the team. We're in the process of conducting usability testing on an important section of the system that involves transforming of existing ...
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2answers
57 views

How many interactive controls is too much on a mobile game screen?

I'm making a screen for a mobile game (strategy like) There are 3 type of resources. Player has a base and bunker. Also he has different types of troops. Each troop can carry X resources with him ...
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51 views

Bluetooth vs. QR code for exchange of user-generated writing pieces

I'm building an app that allows users to exchange pieces of writing (i.e. short stories) that they have written with each other. The idea is for the app to be very quick, so you find another user and ...
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5answers
7k views

Why is it standard for a website logo to navigate to the home page?

Why has it become an industry standard for logos to redirect a user to a website's homepage? Where was this first seen?
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2answers
103 views

A demo product or environment: Should it be ugly?

Should a demo environment (in this case a trading platform) be an ugly colour in order to encourage people to move to the Live environment?
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3answers
202 views

Is using Page's section scrolling good for UX?

A designer is insisting on using this effect on a website like this http://alvarotrigo.com/fullPage/examples/normalScroll.html http://www.thepetedesign.com/demos/onepage_scroll_demo.html You must ...
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48 views

Editing time-based data - best approach

We're currently building an application where some of the data (for legal reasons) have an extra dimension - time. For instance, we have a bunch of locations that is owned by a single company. ...
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65 views

Improving R&D UX Personal Page to Spread Papers Work [closed]

I am starting a new project, it consists on the improvement of a Research and Development (R&D) Center. The objective of this project is to improve some of the Researchers Personal Pages and ...
1
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1answer
55 views

Requiring User Login for Mobile App

I am working on a series of utility mobile apps whittle residential real estate investors manage their businesses. The apps I am developing are highly specialized and impactful. I plan on making them ...
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2answers
87 views

Where can I read up on the “BLU” convention? [closed]

A course in web design mentioned the "BLU" rules, which covers that visited links should be colored differently. I tried to read more about it online, but was unable to google it. Does anyone know ...
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1answer
151 views

If I replicate a UX strategy from a popular app for my app, is there any proof that it'll work for my users?

Let's say for e.g I replicate the Facebook app but as another social media platform. My users are similar to facebook's users, their habits and lifestyle are similar too, would that guarantee me ...
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199 views

Are Animated Images considered bad UX?

I read that animated gifs are making a come back but when i saw this on a private business website to get attention to a new feature, put me off. Copy of the image : ...
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1answer
43 views

What are the major steps to consider while doing competitive analysis?

What is a correct way to start of with the competitive analysis process and how to evaluate? I am new to this field, haven't done it before. What all the factors i should focus on the most? Thanks.
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1answer
92 views

Are there any usability concerns to this alternate select bar style? [closed]

Preface: My issues with modern select bars When you mousewheel up/down, it's possible that you will skip over elements at the "borders" and will completely miss what you're looking for without ...
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2answers
133 views

What is the best way of displaying nested categories with very long names?

I'm creating a website that is going to contain a lot of structured information (material for passing the final high school exams in Israel) The information has already been structured into ...
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0answers
7 views

Considerations for styling of overlay message topbar? [migrated]

I've created an overlay top bar that slides over the top of the page for confirmation messages. I did a fiddle with it. Now I wonder if the light yellow background is appropriate thinking of the rest ...
2
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1answer
67 views

Faceted search - multi-select dropdowns instead of checkboxes or links

I've created a faceted search UI using multi-select dropdowns for facets instead of links or checkboxes. I see a few advantages: It's clear at a glance what filters are applied It eliminates the ...
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2answers
67 views

What is a good way to let the user change screen layout?

I have 2 layouts. A 1/3 2/3 Sectioned layout and a Full 3/3 Layout. I want the user to be able to change between the two. Right now I have this in the header: Is there a better or more accepted way ...
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0answers
6 views

Accessibility - Build Testing [ junit, etc.] [migrated]

Are there any tools out there that can do automated testing ( against WCAG guidelines) during a build process ( potentially utilizing somehting like junit, etc.)?
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2answers
58 views

Select multiple options or only one exclusive

I want to give the user a list of possible options to select with checkboxes. But what if I want him to provide a way to select only one without having to deselect the others? Eg: X OptionA X ...
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2answers
72 views

Providing a user with the option of a drop down or a custom entry textbox on a web form?

On a web form I'm currently working on there are several places where there is a drop down of common entries, and a text-box below which a user can enter a custom entry type. I'm at a loss as to how ...
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3answers
108 views

Trebuchet font and user experience

I've built a Saas web application (link is on my profile). I'm using the MS Trebuchet font for about 99% of the text and I think it looks good; it's an art, not a science so there's bound to be a ...
65
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9answers
6k views

Why should our website be made handicap accessible?

Personally, the answer is "It's the right thing to do." I'm a web developer for a fairly major news-media site. We are U.S-based but have a global audience. When I initially floated this idea, my ...
2
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1answer
65 views

Where to redirect after inviting someone?

We have 3 states for Users: Active, Invited and Disabled. Each user with the specific state is broken into a different tab. For example: download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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2answers
112 views

When is it appropriate to use a NumberPicker view in a touchscreen device app

In what kind of scenario should I actually use a NumberPicker in my mobile phone app user interface? By NumberPicker I mean a view on which the user can swipe to change the number, and the numbers ...
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2answers
51 views

Should drag interaction start on mouse over or on click?

I have an interactive graph that shows info on a timeline. The user drags a handle over this timeline to show events for every date on it. The thing is that this graph is only on part of the viewport, ...
3
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4answers
82 views

Which timezone to use for visualizing data?

We have a web app with scientific timeseries data that we show in graphs and such. The data are measurements from many different sensors, often taken every minute or so. The timezone the user is ...
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2answers
33 views

Mails Content - Center or left aligment

I'm designing transactional mails to send notifications to clients. Some of my colleagues say the content should be left aligned, but I personally think in the cases where there is little content and ...
0
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1answer
45 views

How to manage a dashboard displaying resources production/consumption?

Let me explain the context. The user has a list of Factories. Each Factory produce 1 to 5 Resources. For producing a resource, the factory consume 1 to 3 resources. I need to give an overview of all ...
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3answers
148 views

Guide/instruction buttons

Can someone tell me the professional name of the buttons that you see when you are in a new page or when it's a new feature? Those buttons usually open to pop-ups that will guide you in the new ...
2
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1answer
50 views

what is the specific term for this implementation?

I'm trying to get the specific name for this so I can look up some information on how it's done. If you have used Evernote's application on Android, they have this icon on the bottom right which ...
2
votes
1answer
91 views

Best practices for asking user to “Rate this app”?

Is it more common to place the "Rate this app" prompt to be triggered when the user has made it to a certain point in the app (after beating a certain level, gaining access to a certain tab, etc). Or ...
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Can an app ask GPS Permission first for 'While Using', then for 'Always'? [migrated]

I'm designing an app that works with Check-Ins. GPS Permission when using the app is a must. But there's an optional feature for Automatic Check In using Geofencing, which needs the 'Always' gps ...
3
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4answers
51 views

Is it odd to display search results for fields that are not visible in a table?

We have a web product that displays "widgets" in a table. Each row has the name of the widget along with other attributes such as color and size. In order to keep a manageable number of columns, we ...
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1answer
45 views

What is the origin of the term 'coach marks', in the context of software UI?

The earliest reference to "coach marks" (in the context of software UI) appears to be the following patent, filed in 1993: Method and apparatus for generating and displaying multiple ...
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1answer
237 views

Best practice on Web Chat “please wait” messaging

We are currently integrating a web chat functionality on a utilities website, where customers can query their bill, or changing plans etc. with their electricity bills. (this will be available to all ...
3
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2answers
180 views

Are button wheels around cursors ineffective?

Because of Fitts' law, it seems that positioning commands at the immediate proximity of the cursor makes it possible to access them relatively fast: probably not as fast as elements in the corners of ...
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0answers
42 views

Feeling overwhelmed - where do I start? [duplicate]

Guys I'm new to UX although I have some experience with graphic design and digital marketing. I've started at a new company and they have this complicated software that tracks moving things in ...
2
votes
1answer
27 views

Dividing items in variable number of groups

In my application, a user gets a list of items and needs to divide these in any number of groups, with some additional restrictions (between X and Y items in a group, etc.) Currently, the application ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Is it right to use desktop/laptop UX patterns for touch based devices?

I've noticed recently that we often use UI elements and UX patterns from desktop and laptop, which often stem from the primary input device being a mouse or physical keyboard. We then apply these to ...
2
votes
1answer
81 views

Creating an interactive visualization of values over time

I am working on a system where users have different capacities. At the moment, these values are just a fixed number. Each user has 4-5 different capacities to set. In the near future, users must be ...
5
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2answers
113 views

How to handle undo when the change is not on screen

In user interfaces with any kind of toggleable or overlapping views, what is a good way to handle undo when the effect of undoing is not visible? For instance, in OS X Finder, if a user renames a ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

How to make meaning of upvote clear?

By large there could be two meanings of (up-)voting when scores are shown- 1) I like this. 2) I think it should have more score. Both are two separate things. Both calls two separate usability ...

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