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Geocode by user city (only if they actually give it to you) or by IP address (which you will always have)

OK, So I am having an issue with my users and geocoding them so I can suggest other users close to them. Here is the issue. In an effort to make sign up minimalistic, my users supply a username and ...
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Should a web app remember your accessibility settings after login?

We have a website/app in which users can select the following accessibility settings when on the login page: Language (default is English) Font size (default is 12px for regular text etc) Colour ...
4
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2answers
73 views

Should a responsive sticky side menu stay sticky at high resolution?

We have a website/app that has a side menu that sticks to the left side of the screen (see mockup below) It is a responsive site, so when accessed on higher resolution screens (or if the user zooms ...
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0answers
123 views

Why did Apple dropped bolt icon when charging a dead iPhone / iPad [closed]

Something that was bothering me since long time. When you plug the cable to a completely drained iPhone/iPad the screen turns on to show a battery icon with a small red line on left which represents ...
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1answer
38 views

Fixed Sidebar with Accordions

I've been constructing a page with a fixed sidebar, that has lot of info placed into collapsed accordions.When user remains at the top of the page ,all is well, he can expand the accordions ,say 5 ...
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1answer
47 views

Website button on application?

Is it bad to keep a button that links to your website on your application? Do most people who use it see this as annoying?
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105 views

What is the best location for the “Add New Button”?

I have a list of records. A new record will be added on a regular basis, but only one record at a time. Having trouble deciding on the best location for the "Add New Button". Clicking on the button ...
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0answers
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Do you have an opinion of the SF State Mobile UX/UI Design Intensive? [closed]

I have a good deal of UX design experience but not in the last ten years and not for mobile. I want to get up to speed and back in the game. If you have experience, what was good or bad about this ...
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2answers
44 views

Website notifications [closed]

I am kicking around the idea of putting in place a new design pattern for notifications. These notifications would contain important/very useful information for the user but I don't want to block the ...
3
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4answers
66 views

Studies on color for the elderly

While color psychology has a set of more or less accepted premises, it varies according to age, geographic and cultural differences (between other variables). Now I'm building an app for elder people ...
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2answers
88 views

Search box on a landing page?

From my understanding, landing pages are to have one single focussed objective towards a conversion goal. I'm currently designing a landing page with the goal of getting users to sign up. The site's ...
3
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2answers
125 views

How well does the 5 second test/blink test work on mobile?

If you have not heard of the 5 second test before please see the following two articles (below each quote). Five seconds may seem like a short time, but in fact it is more than enough time for ...
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1answer
108 views

Customers with multiple locations

We've been creating an admin portal; the user of the portal would only be the staff at the company as this will be an internal tool. The issue we've run into is that we have conflicting opinions on ...
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3answers
73 views

Numbers VS Sliders Best Practice (Range 0-100, 0.5 steps)

I'm trying to make an easy-to-use site that calls for selection of multiple percentages. The site is for servers/bartenders/managers to input the total for the night, input what each group's ...
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1answer
45 views

Multiple Nested Views in Profile: Enterprise Business Application

I'm modernizing an enterprise level business application that currently does not have a graphical user interface, it's a CHUI. The application has a customer profile screen with a persistent profile ...
2
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2answers
59 views

Copy/paste VS Clone

When managing lists or objects, what are the advantages of a "clone" action over "copy & paste", if any? What are the disadvantages? Or when should you use one pattern over another? I assume ...
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How to indicate that something isn't to scale?

Background I'm developing a UI for displaying production equipment (pumps, tubing strings, FCDs, etc.) in an oil well. Most oil wells have equipment that is very unevenly spaced. For example, there ...
1
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1answer
56 views

Numbered vs named levels

Which one should be used in which cases? (lvl1, lvl2, lvl3 vs padawan, knight, master) So far my observation is, Numbered levels: Easily remembered Boring and predictable Named levels: Users ...
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1answer
53 views

Is it problematic to have dropdown selector options expand above the field instead of below?

I'm designing a product-based website, and I have a dropdown selector at the bottom of one of the pages near the footer. When I went to review development, I noticed that the way the dropdown selector ...
3
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1answer
48 views

Should you participate in design charette

This question is about a UX team exercise, called a 'design charette' (aka as design studio). In this exercise you try and get everyones ideas on the table and mix them into one bigger idea. This is ...
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1answer
61 views

Adding multiple filters in a table

Is it recommended that the filter is hidden at all times displaying its elements on request or have them upfront ? Image 1 : All filters displayed Image 2 : Add filters on request
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155 views

Is required validation possible on a switch/toggle control?

Scenario I want to make sure a user has made a selection on a switch input. On page load it is either on (1 - in image) or off (2 - in image) depending on what state it is set to in the code. ...
0
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1answer
60 views

Apple Watch: How to recruit users?

There are not a lot of users of the Apple Watch (at least in Germany there are probably less then 1%). Which user group would you recruit for a user test to get reliable results? I am thinking about: ...
2
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2answers
44 views

Show “Sign Up with” in landing page

At my company we're planning to redesign our landing page. Currently we have two big buttons, "Sign up" and "Sign up with Linkedin". One idea that came up is to remove the Linkedin button. When the ...
3
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1answer
36 views

Should user login and registration be separated from the principal menu items?

My current layout looks like this: LOGO Sign up | Sign In Item1 | Item2 | Item3 | Item4 | Item5 | Item6 | Item7 Once user is logged, the user name appears with a drop-down option for ...
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2answers
110 views

Should an “unsaved changes” dialog in a web app contain a “save” option?

When a user makes some changes in a web app and tries to navigate away without saving them, a dialog appears as a confirmation/warning message. There are two approaches to these dialogues. Sometimes ...
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1answer
44 views

Is there other way to minimize multiple selection like attached?

Is there other way to minimize multiple selection like attached? These are admin roles, in each role, there are options that limits/allow the users to control task.
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3answers
101 views

Avoid closing multiple tabs?

I'm working on a new approach to my modals that when a user opens multiple modals they merge with tabs for each one. This works great to switch between modals without having to close one or drag ...
5
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2answers
72 views

What are the Pros / Cons of iterating on a prototype after each usability test session?

I run a lot of guerilla usability tests on my prototypes at my company. Sometimes, after maybe the second or third participant runs into the same issue, I'll think about fixing that issue before ...
3
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2answers
46 views

Is it better to remove a user's preferences after they log out?

We have some preferences for our mobile application that a user can change (such as choosing between miles and kilometers for distance information). We plan to store these preferences as unique to a ...
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0answers
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Analytics for a CRM to view more customer information

I'm integrating my inbound marketing CRM to another web application so that I can get more information from my users. Specifically, this web application allows me to create feedback forms so that I ...
4
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3answers
59 views

Are there good practices to verbally describe the animations in your site before coding starts?

Is there a process, tool, prefered method to describe css animations, forwards and backwards, before you start coding them? I lose a lot of time describing the animations and/or picking up feedback ...
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2answers
116 views

Popups/Dialogs on web site/application

I'm currently working on a web application that gathers user input. A chunk of data that I need to prompt the user for is having a hard time fitting itself statically embedded in the page. That's ...
2
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1answer
109 views

What could be used instead of checkboxes for filtering a list of items for desktop software

What could be a better way of showing a filter like this? Multiple checkboxes could be selected to show the filter options. Is there a better way to represent this filter for a desktop software ? ...
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0answers
21 views

Is there a best practice for where to display toast notifications and snackbars?

What is the best practice for the location of toast-style notifications and snackbars? I have seen them predominantly in the lower right hand corner for toasts, and across the bottom of a browser for ...
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0answers
75 views

Centered title but left aligned text to fill up content [migrated]

Hold your horses, I'm aware that centered titles are generally frowned upon. However, when given a fixed size container, simply having everything left-aligned gives an empty impression – which itself ...
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Can anyone recommend research articles or best practices for UI techniques for encouraging users to explore more functions of a complex application?

I can highly recommend the recent article by Cockburn et al. "Supporting Novice to Expert Transitions in User Interfaces" (ACM Computing Surveys, Vol. 47, No. 2, Article 31, Publication date: November ...
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1answer
33 views

Deleting a row from an iOS table view

In iOS applications what is the recommended way to delete a row from a table view. The table view is displaying a list of topics. Should I be swiping on the row to remove it or pressing edit at the ...
3
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0answers
36 views

Delayed Auditory Feedback, reduce stress if not your own voice?

I am working on an app to provide Auditory Feedback to users to help speech fluency, comprehension, and pronunciation. Essentially trying to create a digital version of this product: Toobaloo (I have ...
2
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2answers
53 views

Putting the same item multiple times in a hierarchical menu

When designing interfaces I will often go with a user intention oriented approach where the same action can be found in different places. Let me give two artificial examples: Grocery store site When ...
3
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1answer
137 views

Can you start your button CTA with “A” or “The?”

The site that I am working on, a design guideline is already set that we don't use radio buttons as a selection tool, but always use buttons for such a choice. For example, "Are you a member of this ...
2
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1answer
56 views

“You're leaving” modal dialogs - good UX?

On Wikia-powered sites, when you click on a external link, you're greeted with: You are leaving ... Your browser will redirect you to the page you requested in a few seconds. Want to go back? ...
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4answers
162 views

Why are most Automation displays so UX outdated? [closed]

When working on the Automation industry sector, it's very common to see equipments with a huge lack of advance in their UX/UI display design over time. Most of them still uses the old fashioned ...
2
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2answers
118 views

Add Another Item - best pattern for modals

For this application I am designing, we need to add one or many items to a grid. We have chosen to add the items via a modal dialog due to complexity in certain scenarios that would not be possible ...
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3answers
85 views

Forcing a user to sign up to download a file

I don't want to compromise the user experience, but I have been thinking about forcing my users to sign-up to download free files created by myself. Although, it may sound ridiculous, nevertheless, I ...
2
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3answers
75 views

Why do USB flash drives never provide for labels?

Floppy disks had stick-on labels. Optical discs can be written on with a Sharpie, or printed with special ink-jet printers, or round stick-on labels applied. USB sticks have zero affordances for ...
5
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1answer
340 views

Put a search/filter above or below a list?

I'm giving users a dialog box to search for and select one font and provide a way to filter the list of fonts. What I don't know is whether to put the search box above or below the list. Above: ...
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2answers
40 views

eCommerce homepage for multiple customer types: How?

Company has mainly been dealing with businesses and large scale customers but now wants to expand its eCommerce side. In general, what are the best practices to appeal to both segments? How do we ...
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4answers
3k views

Is it a bad idea to use fluid font sizes for titles?

In one of the sites I developed, the title of the pages is always one word. It's one word but the length of the words are different. I want to make the font size of the title as bigger as possible. ...
6
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1answer
1k views

Where exactly should I put a search box in this form? [closed]

I need to add a search box to this form and may be in future I need to show user's email address as well, which place would be best for that ?

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