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Best practice for translating context menu options to touch devices?

I'm building a photo site that must allow users to manage thousands of photos via paged thumbnails on a big desktop. I also want to offer a touch interface that is both usable and delightful on the ...
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4answers
53 views

Guidlines for UX teams working from a use case document

I am trying to resolve an issue here: The business analyst team here are adamant that the use case document that they write (including some wireframes that they've done) should be used as a template ...
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0answers
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Diving into the world of infotainment and looking for any research on credentialing user via the mobile device? [closed]

Part One: Credentialing users on their mobile device to initiate app usage on the infotainment display Side note: Can't wait for my reputation to increase so I can create tags!
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1answer
56 views

What is the best way to design layout a screen on a tablet that's supposed to only show two button?

I know that the simple answer will be just add two buttons on the screen and I'm good to go. But I just feel that it's awkward to just put two button on the center of a big screen, especially because ...
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1answer
34 views

which way is the best to present data based on depth

I am working on an application that presents data against depth (which starts from 0 or some negative value) and as we go deeper, newer data is captured which corresponds to a larger negative distance ...
0
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1answer
16 views

Taking a user to an editable details view when clicking on the item (in it's list) while in edit mode? (iOS)

I have a list of items in an iOS app. When clicking an item you are taken to a read only mode with information. The details disclosure arrow is shown on the items. Now I need to provide a mode where ...
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0answers
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Best Practice for Product Names with many dimensions

I have read this related question: Best Practice for product titles with dimensions, but I felt it didn't deal with complex cases. My products broadly fall under "Construction Supplies" and as such ...
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0answers
24 views

Notification Count Badge in App overflow

What should be the maximum count for a notification badge in a app and what about when its overflow.
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3answers
212 views

Expandable grid interaction

I am designing a grid and need to accomplish two actions when clicking on a row: 1) navigate to a detail page for that row information 2) open an accordion "drawer" with more information. I am a ...
0
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1answer
92 views

Why do most car radios have 6 preset buttons?

When looking at modern car radios, it's obvious that the vast majority of these has 6 buttons for pre-set radio stations. Why? Why not less, why not more? It was very tempting to add radio-...
0
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1answer
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Recommendations for organizing Solutions & Products

I'm trying to find the best way to re-organize solutions and products information for users. This is a very common organization focused classification system but as such can be confusing to many users ...
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1answer
42 views

Mixing vertical image slider for main items and horizontal slider for per item sub items

I am having a bit of a hard time to find a good solution for the following situation: As a user I'd like to add a section to my page. First you will need to choose which type of section you want (in ...
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6answers
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Default cursor on mouse over of a button is not a hand pointer

Why is the default cursor an arrow when you hover over an HTML <button>? I always thought that arrows let you select stuff, but hands let you execute an action. Since buttons execute actions, ...
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8answers
523 views

Validation of scanned images

I have been asked to appraise an interface On the right is a scanned image and it contains information about a user. It contains a unique ID, name fields and an address. The user has to find out ...
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0answers
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Readable web font weights for blogs [closed]

I have a dilemma. Which would be an ideal weight for long text or blog articles? Should it be light, roman or regular? Which is easier to read? I currently using "Neuzeit Grotesk Regular" on my ...
4
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2answers
239 views

User choosing frequency-based thresholds

As part of a site's advanced filters, I want to give people the ability to filter based on the frequency of results. i.e. "show only results that occur at least once per month" or "show only results ...
9
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4answers
486 views

Shouldn't UX be Lean and Agile inherently?

People describe different types of UX such as Agile UX and Lean UX. Looking at the Agile manifesto and Lean methodology, it would seem to me that a successful implementation of UX processes would ...
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1answer
36 views

What is the best way to document/describe a completely new product?

Describing a new feature, optimization, or new section of an existing app for engineering and the product team is fairly solvable. You can build on a specific existing point of reference and user ...
4
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3answers
486 views

best practice for Android ActionBar filtration

I have android listview whose content is changed depending on the filters specified I have two menu filters in addition to the search that can be applied on these filtered results. The search is ...
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0answers
40 views

What is the challenge or resistance of inclusive design being used as a driver for better UX? [closed]

Looking at some of the red dot design award winners from last year, I noticed a particular entry in the communication design category that again highlighted the value of inclusive design in creating a ...
5
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1answer
368 views

Wizard pattern on IOS: Layout guidelines

I want to build an app for android and iOS that uses a five-step wizard to create an asset. Are there any established design patterns for tablets for a wizard pattern of this sort? I was thinking ...
0
votes
1answer
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How can I address forms that require many similar interactions?

edit: I just noticed there was a very similar question asked as I was typing up my question, but still hoping for some feedback on mine I have a form that has many inputs. Two of them are very ...
0
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1answer
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What are the best practices regarding the usage of both horizontal and vertical navigation that duplicate the same menu items?

The reason I ask this is I am in the process of doing a competitive analysis of four websites and two of the sites duplicate the same menu items on both their top navigation (drop downs) and left-hand ...
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5answers
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Why are visitor counters for websites not used any more?

I remember in the early days of the Internet one of the most prominent things on a website was the visitor counter. These days with so much analytics and obsession about how many people visit or ...
8
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3answers
17k views

iOS Settings Standards: Using Checkbox Rather Than Switch

If you are familiar with iOS devices, you know that the settings application uses the UISwitch control to show that a parameter is enabled or disabled. This control appears as a toggle switch and even ...
2
votes
1answer
153 views

mixing multi select and single select in one list of ajax results

I'm designing a mobile app (android + ios) I'd like to have a page where you can type in a search bar, and get a list of (ajax) results you can choose from. the results are a name, with either - ...
2
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2answers
74 views

Showing information message on multi step form

This is a long configuration page (form) which can have multiple steps as for each product, configuration needs to be done. (each step can represent each product) Now if there is/are few information ...
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3answers
1k views

Android back button and tabs

In a recent presentation from a Google employee (Navigation anti-patterns), it states pretty directly that it's bad practice to navigate tabs using the back button (see this slide - https://plus....
4
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3answers
3k views

Navigation drawer and hardware back button: when on root level, exit app or go back?

I have an Android app with several different categories that the user can navigate between using navigation drawer. These categories have drill down views that replace the hamburger icon with a ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Achievement notification

This is for a web app for users Male/Female, Between 15-35 yrs old. Cant reveal more sorry :S Whats better for the user? Option A: Notification when an achievement has been made (you can tap it an ...
1
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1answer
32 views

Do redundant links help with hidden navigation on mobile?

Our designs tend to use the standard hamburger navigation for mobile sites (although I'm going to push to move into some alternatives in the future). I'm aware that hidden navigation results in worse ...
2
votes
2answers
102 views

Why do Chromebooks have an odd power button? [closed]

Most Chromebooks come with an unconventional position for the power button. This button is placed at the right top of the keyboard. It's often a replacement of the delete button. When you press the ...
0
votes
1answer
140 views

Better ways to display/interact with text reports

I am working on a financial web application where user needs to generate reports. The reports are text files containing a lot of information (3000 lines may be) and of size 1 MB. I thought of 2 ...
2
votes
1answer
123 views

In-content tabs and nesting

My intention is to present installation instructions for a software to the user. The document has 3 versions, the second of which has 5 sub-versions: Binary installation (default for windows and OSX,...
3
votes
1answer
172 views

How do you create onboarding logic for first time user experience?

Are there any good resources for writing logic for a series of coachmarks for onboarding users? Specifically, actions that trigger a coachmark in a series, how long they are shown, when they are ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

Material Design app bar filtering best practices

I’m looking into material-design filtering patterns and came across this example. I have two concerns about it: Not quite sure about the visual compatibility of the filter icon and the hamburger ...
3
votes
2answers
48 views

What are the best practices for keeping and analyzing unstructured user feedback?

To get and analyze users' feedback is vital for designing successful products as all of you perfectly know. It is more or less clear what to do with surveys' results, but what is the best way to keep ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Best way to pick and choose a weight (in lbs)

I was thinking about what the best to pick and choose a weight would be? Are there any good examples of this? This would be on an Android or iOS device. My initial idea was to make a scrolling picker,...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Medical Device Interface Standards?

I tried to find some standards about medical x-ray device interfaces. I found some icon restrictions but that's all. Is there any good resource and standards for Medical Device Interfaces that you ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

Sticky panels on a desktop web app. Conventions and debate

Is anyone aware of current debate or conventions on the use of sticky headers/footers in web apps? I'm designing a screen for trading investments. This is an inherently complex task for most users. ...
3
votes
2answers
57 views

Edit button for a text area layout

I have an edit button next to a text area but there is something I am not sure about. Is the button position suitable? If not, where should it be ideally and how to position it there?
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vote
3answers
72 views

Is the user experience of a long, multi-page article improved by having a fixed table of contents?

Let's say you have a gigantic article (up to 30 pages) with lots of chapters and you want to display on your website and let's say you have created a page just for this particular article. Should ...
2
votes
1answer
34 views

Metrics for comparative study of collaborative systems

I have a collaborative computing platform which I want to run a user study on, and compare it with an existing, paper-based system. Both systems are meant to be used in some specific types of meetings ...
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0answers
34 views

I can deliver single class based CSS framework [closed]

A framework for responsive UI based on single class. For column division and HTML element laying, you need only a single class for each.
3
votes
2answers
88 views

Full-screen “loading” overlay in desktop browsers

We've recently introduced a full-screen modal for loading operations in our web app to provide better UX for small screens. The problem was that the loading spinner we had before was sometimes out of ...
3
votes
1answer
129 views

Shopping UX where pressing the “price” turns into “buy-confirm” then “checkout”

I'm trying to optimize the in app purchase for my users who only want to buy, and checkout as quickly as possible. Current situation My store offers other things for sale, but when a user only wants ...
3
votes
2answers
57 views

Event/ticket price ordering

I'm having a debate with a client about the ordering of prices on their event poster. They'd like to display the concessionary price first (£12), followed by the standard price (£14) and finally the ...
3
votes
2answers
38 views

In a form, should full sentences or just “labels” be used to specify what information should go in each section?

It would seem to be common for labels to be used beside input fields instead of asking an explicit question, to convey what information the user should fill out a form with. Since this is common ...
17
votes
3answers
8k views

Are there alternatives to hamburger + drawer menus?

On the internet there is a lot of bashing on the Hamburger Icon & the matching Nav Drawer. I realize it sometimes might be a pattern which should be avoided when simpler, more explicit options ...

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