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Lots of buttons with user input if none are applicable

I am creating a quiz and one of the questions needs to have a list of options for the user to select one. But also, if the answer is not in the options, I need to allow the user the write the answer ...
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If tab-bar & segment controller in one screen in iOS then How to convert iOS UI to Android?

In iOS screen, tab-bar and segment controller on the same screen. In android normally tab-bar on the top side. As per Google standards tabs should not be nested. How can I convert iOS screen to ...
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Strategy for Launching All New Version of our LMS

We have our Learning Management System for more than 5 years since last update. We have a good visibility globally with reputed clients. The present version is very traditional, by which I mean it has ...
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1answer
60 views

Can the color aware LED backlighting for HDTV give a better User Experience?

There are products that let you install LED lights behind your HDTVs so that it matches the colors on the shows that you watch and projects the light on the wall behind. e.g. www.ambiscreen.tv, www....
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Are Placeholders good for default values?

I read (and believe) this article that data entry tips in HTML placeholders are generally harmful and should be avoided. In-context descriptions or hints can help clarify what goes inside each ...
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83 views

When to open link in new tab?

There are links, buttons, images and much more that directs users to new pages. In my opinion, it should always stay in the same tab unless it's a PDF or download item. But when is it acceptable to ...
2
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2answers
49 views

How and when to notify user of AJAX call error/exception

I'm working on a website in ASP.NET that loads the page, before doing an ajax call through javascript to get the actual data from the database (and show it inside a table most of the time). However, ...
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1answer
47 views

Toaster messages in web interface

I am thinking of adding toaster messages as a feedback in an Ecommerce website for small actions, so far I couldn't find an example for using toaster messages in web only for mobile app, and one ...
2
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3answers
29 views

Tools Vs Advanced Settings Icon [closed]

I am designing a paint app in which I am not sure about the two Icons I am using. One is called Tools and the other is advanced settings. When you tap on the tools: Brush, Eraser and advanced Settings ...
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2answers
41 views

Shorter Term for “Modify & Sign”

We're working on a web application that has a process of redoing some steps if their resulting document is incorrect (think of a loan application or lease). We want to give the user an option to re-...
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2answers
91 views

What's the name for different navigation elements in a page?

We got into a debate about what to call the different areas of navigation, specifically what the definition of Secondary and Utility navigation is. And I was unable to find much on Google about ...
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52 views

First interview for a UX role this week! What kind of questions can I expect to be asked/speak about? Could any examples be cited? [closed]

To give you a bit of context, my background is in content and digital communications. This will be my first entry into UX, and it's a role in a B2B company that (by the sounds of it) is quite heavy on ...
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1answer
21 views

Combining personas and profiles rather than using them separately

There are lots of articles explaining personas and user profiles separately, but not many that talk about the use of both assets together to create a more insightful and comprehensive picture of the ...
2
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1answer
139 views

Material Design - bottom navigation with upper tabs?

Prototyping a new dialer app based on Material's framework and style guide. Side navigation is not an option. Instead, I would like to use bottom navigation for 4 main pages/features. Recent Calls ...
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3answers
54 views

Is there a convention for hinting at a row item's age or staleness?

Are there any accepted conventions anyone can think of for showing the age or staleness of a particular row in a set of results on a web page? I'm looking for some visual way to identify how long ...
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0answers
15 views

Two Actions For Somewhat Similar Functions

I am designing an sms app for Android. I was thinking of adding a functionality that when a user single-taps a message in a conversation, 4 commonly used actions will appear. While this will be ...
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5answers
11k views

Why do dialogs have grey backgrounds?

Most Windows/Mac/Linux dialogs I've seen have grey backgrounds. About-dialogs, settings pages, wizards, confirmation and error dialogs etc. Is there a reason from a usability perspective or is this ...
1
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3answers
100 views

Toggle button VS Explicit Option button?

We have a booking page in our Mobile application which shows all the bookings made by a user. Recent bookings are stored in the App itself hence no need to make any server call and can be shown ...
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2answers
26 views

How do you know, when a closed card sorting is valid (for website navigation)?

I wonder if there is a way to tell, when the results of a closed card sorting test are statistically significant (e.g.: number of participants or a formular). Background: I am working for a content ...
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3answers
38 views

How to design a good date picker for historical data?

The user can pick a date range (0-30 days) and be able to drag it or move it across a 2 years We can only show historical data from 5 days ago or older
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0answers
15 views

How to order notification center, navigation menu, and action launcher on a web application

I devised a novel way to organize a web application user interface. I will call it the "unified menu". It combines three common UI concepts into a single component: Notification center (think: iOS/...
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2answers
70 views

Visualize a percentile rank by filling a shape

I am making a visual to show a user what percentile ranking they are at. I want to use some fill concept to encourage the user to want to fill the object, and thus increase their ranking. Currently, ...
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1answer
25 views

Intuitive understanding of CMS-Rights [closed]

I am working on a CMS and users have problems to understand the Rights. Every user registers automatically and have no right unless someone put him into a Rightgroup. A Rightgroup have 15 rights ...
3
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2answers
55 views

Grid view with single editable row - use checkbox or radio button?

We're building a grid view in our product UI which currently has a checkbox per row for selection. Action panel appears on top of the grid once you select a row. However, you can perform action on a ...
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2answers
342 views

Anchor tag accessibility on SO

I noticed this question on SO Meta, and I was curious what the best solution would be. I understand the accessibility concerns, and I would like to see the need met, but I'm not terribly fond of text-...
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3answers
70 views

What is the recommended way to display a form field in an error state that is also on focus?

I've seen a lot of tips on good error states, but I haven't seen much on best practices for when the error state field in on focus. Here is an example of a sign up form with multiple errors (...
2
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2answers
86 views

What's the underlying reason of only having “Okay, I got it” in modal notification windows?

Modal notification windows are usually designed like this: An example taken from Stack Exchange chat A common feature of these modal notification windows is that there is a button roughly saying "...
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0answers
56 views

Home Page design for a File repository

The product is a file repository / publishing software that is managed by admins. Admins add file and reports, that can be promoted to the landing page carousel or to their respective folder based on ...
2
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2answers
69 views

First steps for implementing usability testing in an organisation?

I have voiced the possibility that doing testing of designs or prototypes on real people to get feedback at early stages in development and continually through production could improve the developed ...
3
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1answer
143 views

What is the difference between the horizontal three dots menu and the vertical one?

First of all, does anyone know the name for this type of navigation? And second of all, what is the difference between these two? In what case you use the vertical one and in what case the ...
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1answer
66 views

What UI element is used in Google Analytics Custom reports?

Both the metric group and drilldown dimensions in the Google Analytics Custom report use an interesting user interface (UI) element where the user can add any amount of elements to a list. These are ...
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5answers
6k views

To clear (or not to clear) the search box?

We are having a discussion at the office today, about when to clear (or not to clear) a search box from its input. Is there a preferred approach, something that the user expects? Like emptying the ...
1
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1answer
59 views

Need some ideas on how to show the list of users in a table? [closed]

I am working with the report module of a website. I have the following table design. Now I also want to show a list of user with which each report is shared. I am stuck on how to implement this as ...
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1answer
92 views

What was the rationale behind pinterest changing its “pin it” button to “save”?

I recently noticed that the popular "pin it" button had been renamed to "save". Personally I did not like it as I thought "pin it" was more accurate for the purpose and also was more in sync with the ...
0
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1answer
48 views

Should trees in navigation always be by sorted by default?

Should trees always be in a sorted order? I am designing a tree navigation for a desktop application and wanted to know whether it should always be in sorted order (alphabetically). Windows guidelines ...
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0answers
61 views

Tray Icon application with pops up alerts

I am coding a Tray Icon application in Java - it runs in the background & polls a server. On receiving a particular message from the server the application pops up an alert from the Tray Icon. The ...
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3answers
105 views

Changing Language: is it better to list them out on a new page or an in-page accordion?

I see that a lot of companies are sending users to a new page to select a different language/country. Once on the page, it is generally just a huge list of countries sorted by continent. Or, users are ...
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0answers
21 views

Why amazon mobile app use “your” while flipkart “my” [duplicate]

I notice in amazon mobile app (android) its show "your order", "your cart" etc. While flipkart use "my cart" ,"my order". Why they both different word.
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2answers
71 views

View Blockage vs disable button in mobile app form submission in cases of slow server response time

I am developing a mobile application. In cases where the server takes too long to respond during form submission, what is considered a best/widely acceptable practice to prevent users from trying to ...
1
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1answer
56 views

Allow multiple actions for each word of a text

I'm searching for a way to have a quick method of applying two different actions to each word within a text. I currently try do design a UI to help myself learn new vocabulary by reading texts. For ...
3
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1answer
60 views

Is it enough to just enlarge font sizes for mobile without making the whole layout responsive?

I have a legacy e-commerce site heavily styled from the desktop era and have been making good money. They are based on a very sophisticated e-commerce software and it costs an arm and a leg to make ...
3
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2answers
39 views

Changing button alpha value v button text colour to indicate current button status

I'm working on an old iOS app which requires updating. This app requires users to make selections from various screens. For example, the user needs to make two choices on the main screen before ...
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0answers
13 views

Key binds table - Function on left or right?

I am designing an application that lists some key binds in a table. The table has two fields: the key name and the function of the key. Is there a standard way of displaying this? Should I have the ...

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