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52 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, ...
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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 ...
3
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3answers
151 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
52 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
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1answer
92 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
239 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
181 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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0answers
45 views

Optimizing interface for uploading and processing files

we'are building a web app in which the user is able to upload file that should be processed. Then we need to get a good user experience both during uploading phase that during processing phase. We are ...
2
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1answer
22 views

Looking for established survey question to rate search function

Does someone has a link or ressource for a established/ tested/ understandable question asking for the "search function" of a ecommerce website? I prefer a german version, but english is fine as ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

Use Of Tags On Nested / Parented Resources

Imagine a simple site, containing numerous News Items and numerous Galleries which both comprise of some text, some tags, and both of which contain one or more Photos. Each Photo can also be tagged. ...
2
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2answers
54 views

How to display interactive true/false questions for learning?

I am designing a widget to appear on a health-related website and present health-related true/false questions. The goal is to engage visitors and help them learn some potentially useful things. Brief ...
1
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2answers
81 views

Is it bad UX to switch between galleries in a dialog window?

I'm a novice to UX and I'm looking for ways to prevent my game design portfolio from being bogged down by poor design choices. On one of my pages, there is going to be a table of several projects ...
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1answer
74 views

How do you best explain the fixed functionality and uses of well known UI components

People often ask questions about if it's okay to mix up UI components with clearly specified functionality e.g. radio buttons and checkboxes. It's often debated but sometimes I feel that it's ...
2
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1answer
72 views

Pattern for a Multiple Selection from a Large List of Ambiguity

If the list is small enough (e.g., less than ten items) or the user needs to see all available options in order to make correct choices, we can present the items in such a way that the user can review ...
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2answers
81 views

Should bulk-editing functions be hidden until a table row is selected, or is there a better solution?

As an example, MailChimp displays subscriber lists in a table/data grid. Notice that while the user can select one or more rows using the check box at the left of each row, he doesn’t know what ...
2
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4answers
153 views

What is this pattern called: Action bar diminishes on scroll down and reveals on scroll up

I believe you'd describe it as a pattern. What is the name of the pattern when you scroll down and the action bar hides to show more space and reveals when you scroll back up. Thanks.
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0answers
56 views

Two design layout for 3 contents [closed]

Which design is more modern for display 3 contents on the page? Should I use a 3 column design or the second design to give more information? These contents are about personal projects. First Design: ...
2
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2answers
79 views

Corporate website split in two websites

For the context : I work on the website of a big financial company. The company sells products in both the banking and insurance segments and is seen by it's customers as one entity. Although the ...
2
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2answers
50 views

Two different ways to narrow a large list from a select drop-down

I'm revamping our registration page with a lengthy list of professional certifications. I am using a plugin that dynamically searches the drop-down based on user input. Is it preferable to have two ...
6
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1answer
231 views

How do I indicate that clicking a button will remove their search results?

This is about a complicated application that holds 50 years of archived data. Some things are illogical and we can't change it because it's stuck in 50 years of rusted customs. But slowly I'll try and ...
4
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6answers
487 views

2 different ways to sell products on one website

I have a customer who needs 2 different ways of selling her products on a website and i'm not sure how to approach it. She designs and sells hand-made clothes. Right now she has a Facebook page where ...
0
votes
1answer
130 views

Web GUI pattern: How to design complicated multi-level nested forms in an ERP system

I am on designing an ERP application. We have many forms with nested objects inside and many form elements. I tried to design the form like this example. But it seems that showing nested forms and ...
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4answers
140 views

is horizontal swipe intuitive enough on mobile

Working on a mobile checkout page and would like to know if you'll think its intuitive enough that the user knows there are more products on the right side that could be reached by swiping using the 2 ...
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0answers
24 views

i18n and L10n on mobile for rtl languages

I am working on a mobile application which need to support rtl languages as well. I got confused how I should render this menu I have in mobile application. It's a normal menu with Icon, Label and ...
0
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2answers
341 views

Do users understand this hybrid checkbox/radio control? [duplicate]

I'm wondering about the perennial problem that arises when presenting multiple options, where the user can select none, one, or several options. Using checkboxes, it's not clear whether a user ...
1
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1answer
49 views

Giving an option to go back from the 'Save draft' page

For a multi-page online form our developers disable browser back options and have included a back button on every page of the form. However most pages have a 'save draft' option. The 'Save draft' ...
1
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1answer
41 views

How to differentiate two types of gift subscriptions

We currently offer two different gift subscription types. There is a one time gift, and a recurring gift. I'm trying to figure out the best terminology for the user to understand what a recurring ...
1
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1answer
85 views

Is there a name for a bunch of features under each other?

I know this isn't particularly the most intelligent or specific question ever, but I can't really say more than: what's this called? Basically a bunch of features (often for a product) under each ...
1
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0answers
11 views

In some fonts, the tittle on the 'i' in “fi” is removed. Does this have a name? [migrated]

I noticed today on my phone that when I would type a word with the character pair "fi" in it, the f would change when the i is typed to have a longer top and replace the tittle above the i. I was ...
2
votes
0answers
57 views

Is Activity-centered design better than User-Centered design in practice? [closed]

A decade ago, Don Norman proposed Activity-centered design (ACD) as a better approach compared to Human-cenetered design. I'm curious if anybody here has practised ACD. Did you find it better than ...
23
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11answers
5k views

What's the best way to show 'too many options with checkboxes' to user?

The design of my webapp requires the user to select books from 100 of books. These books are user's own books imported from another app. This step is just after the user has registered with my ...
0
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0answers
3 views

Sizes and dpi confusion [migrated]

I am designing an app for multiple screen sizes in android and i have been researching alot on how the sizes should be kept. Till now i have been able to understand that for multiple sizes such as ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

Best way to add filtering for the data in grid ? dynamic filter fields or filter for each column separatly?

How I can add 'Multiple' filters on my page for the data in the grid (grid is having 10 columns and I want to add filter for all the columns) which will be more obvious and easy to use for the user ...
5
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2answers
194 views

Criteria for a valid sticky top bar

I see lot of websites that has design responsive for all devices, with css styling that as a user [, designer, and developer] can say that put effort upon. They use a banner/header/menubar on the ...
1
vote
1answer
90 views

Best way to show the user a div have more details, will be shown upon click - arrow/grid icon/'>>'/'more details'?

I have Four divs on my homepage. Every div is showing a number and a indicator. But I have further details for each of the div which will be shown upon user click. Now I want to know what is the best ...
1
vote
1answer
127 views

Are users more likely to capitalize their names in name input fields?

I have a registration form where users are required to provide their first and last name. I've been contemplating implementing some sort of auto-capitalization callback but after reading this post I ...
2
votes
1answer
132 views

How to tell user there are no more results - infinite scroll

We display search results with mechanism similar to infinite scroll. The only difference is that you can see more results by clicking "Show more" button at the end of the list - no automatic loading ...
1
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0answers
78 views

What is the best software for user experience journeys ? [closed]

I'm trying to do an user experience for a complex hardware product. The journey will start from the company installing and configuring the software, training, then using for different case scenarios. ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

New to UX. Should I focus on Web Design or UX in general? [closed]

I'm new to UX, and long story short, I"m not sure whether to focus my time on web design or UX in general. This is probably a stupid question but I hope it makes sense. I'm proficient with HTML and ...

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