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How should a small team begin to address usability/UX for a web application when it hasn't been a focus in the past?

I've recently become product manager for a small team - our product is a business management software (HR, Estimating, Contracts, etc). In a survey of our current user base, Usability improvement is ...
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How can I decide when to use compulsory registration or guest checkout? [duplicate]

I am building a checkout process for a simple website shop (I'm a developer). The site is built to be responsive, so is expected to work on any screen size and be used on mobile, tablet & pc. The ...
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Ergonomic trackpad+button layout for Smart TV remote control

I'm developing a remote control iOS app that will be used to control a web browser running within a smart TV and need some help. I'm interested in how I can place controls in such a way that it is ...
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How many more people do I reach if we build a website that reaches WCAG Level AAA?

So we have decided to make our website more accessible and I'm studying the WCAG recommendations right now. I can clearly see that there is a difference between Level A, Level AA and Level AAA. It's ...
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76 views

Too many buttons in an iOS application

I'm working on an iOS application in which one of the main screens contains several buttons and a notification. This notification must be clear as it provides essential information for using the app. ...
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67 views

How can I represent multiple pins at the same location on a map?

I'm building a very small app that allows my users to post content to a map. The home screen of the app contains a map with all of the posts (as seen below). PROBLEMS 01 - if a user posts a post ...
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Are there any best practices to help your users install your Firefox extension? [migrated]

Are there any best practices to help your users install your Firefox extension? I have a Firefox extension in the form of a button. The actual install is roughly OK, but getting users to click on ...
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1answer
49 views

Double click behavior on Tab in web application

We met a special case that for a busy web application UI, the current design is to double-click the tab title to activate the form modification mode in this tab panel and double click again to save ...
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Alternative to View Panes

I have view pane in my application to give flexibility to the end user to choose preferred view - Horizontal, Vertical and Split. I am looking forward for the alternates of view pane, I guess most of ...
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1answer
36 views

Pagination vs Scroll in Datagrid

Normally, we can use pagination and scroll in a datagrid when it has too many records. How to balance when to use pagination or scroll, considering consistency in standard guideline in a whole ...
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1answer
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Pagination in a table showing lots of rows in a thick client (application)

The application which I am working on requires to show log of all activities that has been performed by users. The log table will get long as the application is used. User can select rows and print or ...
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1answer
47 views

Using web fonts in email templates

What are the UX implications of using Web fonts in email templates? It seems that not all email clients support support web fonts, but I'm not sure of the consequences of this.
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How do I make a photo look like a checkbox?

I am working on a web application where I am using a picture as a substitute for both the text (label) and the checkbox. For example, this is what normally displays, and is universally recognized as a ...
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How to recover an account when a user entered a wrong email during signup?

Currently on my site's signup page there's two email fields and one password fields. The logic is that if they don't enter their password right they can always recover it later with their email. ...
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Why disable the minimize button?

Is there any good UX justification for disabling the minimize button, but not the maximize or close buttons? I notice that Eclipse (the IDE) has several dialogs that do this, and there are questions ...
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Does duplicate content/links make content more findable?

We're having a bit of a disagreement of where certain content belongs on our company's website. We have an Events page, where upcoming events are listed. However, this page was traditionally for ...
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Readability of overlaid text on images

Text on images seems to be very popular these days, and it does look nice. However, it can be hard to control the legibility of the text. I have darkened the background, and added text-shadow, and it ...
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27 views

Names for models for saving

Are there names for the different models for editing and saving data, specifically on a Web form? What are they? As examples, there's the model where the user has to explicitly save the data by ...
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1answer
50 views

Showing a tree with only 2 branches on each node

We have a function in our application that allows us to run a task. Depending on if the task succeeds or fails, it does a different task afterwards. This task chain/tree continues until no more tasks ...
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68 views

Do training groups sit under or parallel to UX groups?

So we all know the goal of UX is to develop simple designs that require little training. However some complex system just require training, no matter how well the UI is designed. My question is should ...
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1answer
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Would emailing everyone who used our commenting system (over the last year) about a change be intrusive?

My company's news site is relaunching, and as part of this we are replacing our old commenting platform with Disqus. The team came up with the idea to email everyone who used the old platform to give ...
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What is the best way of handling image uploads

I am working on a new project built on Bootstrap 3 and ASP.Net MVC 5. The layout of a project is heavily dependent on image entities (e.g. paintings). Like so: So registered users would create new ...
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What is the best tablet case for use by patients in a medical environment?

I'm working on a tablet-based app (iPad) used by patients to quickly register upon arrival to a clinic or doctor's office. The tablets will be kept at the front desk, handed out for registration, then ...
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How to layout resources page with mixed content and multiple options for 1 resource?

I'm building a resources page which usually has one resource with a lot of different options available. So I have resources for socially sharing images linked to a campaign. We have pretty much the ...
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Required fields - Red asterisk vs label 'all fields are mandatory' [duplicate]

I'm working on a registration form. This form has 8 fields (email, password, first name, last name, country, company name, position, phone number). All fields are mandatory and I'm wondering what is ...
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2answers
45 views

Position of a delete prompt?

In our software, we have a delete prompt where the user has to confirm a deletion. What is the better approach to show the prompt? Centered in the window: In the near of the pressed button:
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Conversion based on clicks or orders

I'm running A/B split testing using Instapage. My dilemma is whether using clicks or orders versus visitors should be my conversion rate. This is what I had so far A: 556 visitors - 27 conversions ...
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95 views

Vertical position of icons in buttons

Software interface design: What is the correct vertical position of an icon in a button? Either at the bottom line to the text or centered with the text?
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50 views

In a modification flow, should I allow user to delete the form while editing?

In my case, normally the flow is to first search and then modify/view/delete from the search result list. 'Modify' and 'View' need to open a new page as there is further information in the details. ...
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68 views

UX/UI design - boot-camp or self teach [duplicate]

How to start UX design? Should I attend a boot-camp or self-teach? If self-teach, what are some good resources out there for me to use?
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Why does everybody use Yes/No/Cancel buttons?

Is there any reason with respect to Interface Design or Usability that someone (I guess Microsoft in the early days of windows?) started using this 3 buttons twenty years ago? Has anybody any sources ...
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1answer
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Proper control to select a fixed (text) value or numerical value

I want users to be able to choose to run a simulation that uses either the historical return on a stock or one where they select the numerical average return across the simulations. One way to do this ...
0
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1answer
56 views

Adding “submit your story idea” to navigation bar

We have multiple websites that have similar designs, just for different industries. Recently, to all our sites, we added a series of forms where people can submit photos or information to give us ...
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1answer
30 views

How to design icons that convey multiple parameters?

I have a game in which I need to display icons on a map denoting the presence of other players. Each player has multiple parameters -- friend/foe; age; team; estimated direction of movement etc. I ...
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2answers
46 views

How to use “Like” vs “Dislike” ratings correctly?

So, this is the scenario, you have an article and you can vote 0 - 5 in the "Like" scale and you can also vote 0 - 5 in the "Dislike" scale. How would you resolve this in best and simplest way?
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1answer
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Single Item selection based on multiple filters

Below is a set of filters that effect what Items are displayed in a list. Changes to the filters update the filter the list of items in an ORed fashion. The user may select from the Items displayed in ...
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1answer
45 views

What is an effective method for in-page navigation when none of the other pages have in page navigation?

I'm updating a help page that is sectioned and navigated using a list of links at the top of the page. Since there is so much content in the help page it is easy to get lost, and the only way to ...
0
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1answer
39 views

Vertical or Horizontal Slider for History version?

I'm working on a History Control Version of a web app. It will be kind of Time Machine style, where you can move a slider to go from past to present (or the other way too) and immediately see an image ...
0
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1answer
37 views

How does singing up / logging in with social media accounts alter user behaviour?

Assuming logging in with Facebook/Google etc. gives the social media company access to and ability to record all the interactions of the user on your website, how does this affect the behaviour of the ...
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2answers
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Which are better: image sliders or image grids?

I'm desiging a site for a client that wants to implement and image slideshow on interior detail pages. I'm curious if people still use sliders or if an image grid would be best for UX. Thoughts?
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Complex Data Input form with random amount of fields - how to lay out

I have a need to design complex research data web input form. The specification is such, that I have about 7-10 obligatory fields (inputs, dropdowns, etc), and unspecified optional fields. Let's say ...
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2answers
37 views

Long Article - How to improve UX & Readability

We are creating a few very, very long articles (4000 - 6000 words) for our website and I am wondering what I can do to make it easier for readers to navigate it and decide what to read and what to ...
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4answers
291 views

How can I improve this Add to Cart experience?

We have a simple platform where readers can buy ebooks. Previously, readers could only buy one ebook at a time and we have finally added a cart feature but I think we are ruining our previously simply ...
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1answer
62 views

Pop ups VS Collapse blocks for adding new info

when i want to add a new field for an existing entity, to add a new field it is required to submit a 3 fields form. is it better to open the form in a pop up and disable the background or is it also ...
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2answers
76 views

Deleting a group of users with the option to reassign one or more users to different groups without using a popup?

We are developing a system where users have to be assigned to a group of permissions. Currently, the problem lies in deletion. The desired functionality is when an admin user deletes one group that ...
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0answers
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Different ways of entry points in a form or one way?

So I am trying to digitalise a business from for my client. I will quickly explain the work flow: User fills a from which has Shipping address, payer address, biller address. They creates new form for ...
3
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2answers
270 views

Do colour differences which also carry major brightness differences fail WCAG 2.0 SC 1.4.1: Use of Color?

I've run into a conundrum with WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria 1.4.1: Use of Color whilst assessing an internal project for WCAG Level AA compliance. Among my assessment, I'm assessing controls that ...
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2answers
483 views

Difference between 'storyboard' and 'moodboard'

I was wondering what is the difference between a storyboard and moodboard? I thought storyboads were only for movies and animation but apparently they use them in the ux field. Or do people just call ...
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2answers
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Best way to inform users about file updates for items that are updated weekly?

We have a central repository (static website) that catalogs various icons and graphic templates our customers need to create their products. The user can go to the site and pick and download what they ...
3
votes
4answers
233 views

Multi-selection dropdown list implementation best practice

Many any websites do not use multi-selection dropdown lists anymore, and the reason often cited by UX practitioners is that this UI element does not 'test well' with users. An example of what I am ...

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