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Can the “Go”button on mobile devices' virtual keyboards replace an actual button on the interface?

Imagine I'm designing as search bar for mobile websites and don't want to waste the space on a "Go" or "Search" button on my interface, can I just expect the user to tap on the "Go" button on his ...
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How should multiple buttons wrap on different responsive breakpoints?

We are currently developing a Wordpress site that has a Shortcode button feature that allows the client to alter the text, URL link and colour of a button, also to add new buttons. The client is ...
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Why does Google Drive use different styling for tooltips together in one page?

I am working on a web application, and we are focusing very much on the consistency of the look&feel. When we are designing tooltip styles, we can see there is the 'plain style' tooltip and all ...
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What's the best way to structure the markup of labeled readonly data?

I have a card-like interface which may have data displayed like the following: Type: Personal Cell Phone This information is not editable, so a form element pattern like <label> Type: ...
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Real estate for “What is this” help text?

The web application I work has "What is this?" for most of the pages. Currently we place them at the top right corner. Tab occupies only 70% of available space and help text occupies 30% and the ...
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Homepage Changes Based on Who is Accessing It

I am redesigning a homepage which has 10 places it can take you. Four types of people will be using this homepage. Person 1 can access elements 1, 2, and 3. Person 2 can access elements 3, and 4. ...
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Where should table filters and search be placed?

Any ideas on whether filters should be on the left or right of a table? What about search? They both narrow down the contents of what's in the table.
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Showing Zero (0) for views/likes/comments counters

Working on a community based marketplace, we want to have icons with counters that represent how many views, likes, and comments were made to the item. A pretty common thing, yet, everybody seems to ...
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What is the term for a numeric input field of a specific format?

There are new HTML5 input types being defined for commonly used numeric input types such as date, time, telephone number, etc. These terms refer to a specific input format based on the type of numeric ...
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In general What is the difference between alert and warning message?

Is there is any difference between alert and warning message, When it should be used, under what condition and scenario.
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What to name a system

We are launching a new performance system and I have recommended the name should be descriptive of what you can do in the system to assist new employees to the organisation and those that only use the ...
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Why do most public toilet doors open inwards?

The design of most public restrooms greatly caters for the ability to wash hands after the use of the toilette, providing facilities like sinks - sometimes with touchless faucets - soap dispensers, ...
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Is it a good idea to check if user has already registered an iCloud email and alert if they have?

I think checking coincidences between an user email with another email but with the @icloud.com extension would be a great feature to add on a registration process. This would be a great way to try ...
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What's the term for modeling detailed customer behavior in service/UX design?

Let's say I'm designing a service experience for a restaurant app. For a typical restaurant, you have an owner, a manager, an executive chef, line cooks, waiters, and a bar manager. Only the waiters ...
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What is the most intuitive way for users to understand inclusive and exclusive filters?

We are not sure how to show a filter options in a chrome extension. The extension filters RSS contents, and we need to set the type of the filter: inclusive filter exclusive filter If we select ...
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Should users be given the option to sign up to a website without having to set a password?

For many sites as a user I'm not really bothered about security as there's little of value on the site So should users be given the option of signing up to a website without setting a password ?
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How to allow users to position newly created items in a sortable item list

Background I have a list of items that a user can create, move around, edit and delete. Each item can be a different type such as a textbox field or a header. To create a new item or edit an ...
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Should a web-based UI rely on the browser back button?

The back button is a great "get out of a flow's dead end" option that browsers provide. Should a UI rely on the back button as the only method to allow a user to get to the previous page or should the ...
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If the user has set a search filter, but the data is N/A, should it be shown

For example, Say the site is for searching cars for sale, one of the filters is "only show black cars", if there's a car listed which doesn't have a color specified, should it be included in the ...
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Is there any conclusive research about mobile user scrolling habits?

I am interested if anyone has read or knows of user research studies around mobile user scrolling habits? I am hearing some others in my organization stating that "mobile users have a tendency to ...
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when to use sitemaps and userflows

When making a website should you choose sitemaps, userflows or both? Are sitemaps used only when navs feature sub navs when hovered?
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226 views

Research/Data on mobile interactions vs. desktop forms?

I'm trying to find some usability studies or even anecdotal commentary on the difference in user preferences of interacting with a select list UI on the desktop vs. mobile. Traditionally, on the ...
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UI for selecting multiple records with multiple cases

The title may not suffice to describe the nature of my problem here. But to describe, i'll give my data model and the current UI used to implement it. The tables and relation : 1) I only have two ...
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Online UX Tools [on hold]

Although I'm new to UX, can anyone share links of online tools that I can use to do research or any of exercises which I can do with the Stakeholders? I need to change the whole IA of existing ...
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Correctly manage user's settings

I am working on a system that connects a client to a database. I am both in control of the client (written in C#) and the database (most functionality is written in pgSQL). Users have to log in in my ...
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Is a wizard the best design pattern for this problem?

So my web app lets users charge monthly subscriptions for email newsletters. In my next update, I am completely retooling the user experience and need some advice. Users can create multiple plans for ...
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Thinking in Inheritance vs Editing Multiple Disimilar Values

When presented with multiple similar modules, all containing the same set of user definable parameters, what pattern is shown to best suit the widest range of user expectations? Inheritance: Using a ...
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How does help / user guidance design differ in niche specialist web applications compared to common web design guidelines?

Backstory I'm creating a tutorial/help/guidance system for a web UI. The backend of the system is a complex professional analysis & measurement tool originally launched in the mid 90's that has ...
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Tooltip icon before the word?

Im working on an existing site, and the tooltip icon is before the word. I have never seen this before. Is this common? This looks like bad UX to me, but I don't want to make the argument to change it ...
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What is best practice for driving users to a web form?

Our website's #1 goal is getting people to fill out a form. What is the best practice to achieve that type of conversion? Popup that links to form page Popup that asks for basic info and then sends ...
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Changing filters/sort order after editing the query of a search

In many websites, like this one or YouTube for example, after you've done a search (ex. http://ux.stackexchange.com/search?q=something) you can click an option to sort the results by a different ...
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Should you autofill a textbox if there's only one possibility? What about a minimum?

We have a UI to allocate resource: In the UI, users must check a box to enable the textbox. They can then enter any integer between 1 and the amount remaining. If the box is checked, the user must ...
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Tables with a lot of rows - where should the delete option be?

Question regarding how to handle large tables with many rows: Where should the delete option be? I see many examples placing the delete icon or text on the far-right of the row. Is this best ...
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Design colors depending on the user [on hold]

Lately the dress shown below has been all over the papers: Wired Wall Street Journal Slate NYTs Apparently "everyone" reacts to the colors differently. I was wondering how we could use these ...
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What Is Your Expert Experience regarding Severity Ratings in Heuristic Evaluation or Expert Review?

There are a number of ways to assign severity ratings of usability problems (For an overview see this post by Jeff Sauro). Jakob Nielsen's four-step scale often seems to be the standard in Heuristic ...
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Best practices for switching back and forth between 'raw' and formatted editable data

I'm working on a desktop application (Java Swing) which contains a screen allowing the user to enter and edit magstripe track-data. This track-data is a string, looking like this: ...
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Tablet filters - way to display them

I'm working on filters for a tablet game interface (in HTML 5). First, I considered displaying classic checkbox groups but that uses a lot of space (requiring the user to scroll) and it's not visual ...
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Making color blind friendly plots that look professional

Based on this question I've been racking my brain trying to find a color scheme for journal publications that is color blind friendly and that I actually like. I've tried color brewer and other sites, ...
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Drop-down menu navigated using hand gesture

I wanna put hand gesture on webpage. Usually, in webpage, there's navigation bar that located at the top of webpage. Often nav-bar is in a form of multi-level menu, like drop down menu. And by hand ...
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Design: a table view controller before a tab bar? [on hold]

A general design question. Is it a good design to have a table view controller for the first view, in which all the view controllers of a tab bar will be presented ? Or is it a good design to have a ...
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Do android apps without a hamburger menu exist?

We are trying to decide on the main navigation structure for our app. I have read all there is about the disadvantages of the hamburger menu (aka side-menu, drawer). The use of a visible navigation ...
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Matching Navigation Names to Page Titles?

Upon reading the "Navigation" chapter of Don't Make Me Think, I saw the point 'The name needs to match what I clicked.' Obviously, this is a book of guidelines and is not law, but I'm confused about ...
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Form with multi input fileds which only one of them are ediatble [on hold]

Consider a web base form which user may only enter one kind of input, So each input has a radio button associated with it, which user select the radio. I have made a sample. ( by bootstrap and using ...
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How to improve “between” operator usage in grid?

I have a grid with comparison functionality. The problem is I have to use column 2 only for "between" operator, for other comparison/search operators it's useless. How can I improve this? Open to ...
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What should the default value be for a credit card expiration date?

What is the optimal default value for a credit card expiration date? The only value I've ever noticed in practice is either the current month or the earliest possible month (January 1900 or similar). ...
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2answers
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Google Maps Link Name

We have an application that provides an address to a commercial property. There's a use case in which users will need to view the property in google maps. I was wondering if there's a standard link ...
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1answer
51 views

Form field border width for colorblind people

We have an issues when it comes to accessibility for web forms. During validation what should be the form field border width, 1px or 2px ? Hope this will be little clear: Should I have a 2px red ...
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What practical steps can I take to reduce bias in usability testing?

I'm acutely sensitive to bias in usability testing. For example, I'm aware that task-selection bias is an issue, so I try to keep the tests more open/loose and let participants explore. I know that ...
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Sharing a link in iOS: where to place an action button if not in a bar?

I'm going to explain what I've been told to meet: I need to add a kind of "tell a friend" option within a settings menu the app already has (which is a table view). The purpose of such "tell a friend" ...
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Is the OS and browser used important when taking a screenshot?

If I am taking a Screenshot (or say creating an animated gif) showcasing a particular aspect of a web-app (ie: dragging and dropping files from a folder onto the browser) is the OS/Browser combination ...

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