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Mobile grid views - which style is preferred by users - rounded corners with borders or rectangles?

Is there's a way in which users of mobile devices prefer to perceive grid view content? I'm a mobile developer and stare at mobile interfaces quite a lot. One of the things that was bothering me for ...
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You are not an expert so you don't fit to design a interface for a expert system? [duplicate]

I don't know if there are others like me work in a company that focus on a special technology and need to build software for it. My background is HCI and CS. I got hired as a software engineer ...
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Where to place call to action on the iOS mobile form?

I've simple password change form. I'm wondering where to place call to action buttons. 1 option: big blue call to action is placed under the text fields focus on the first text field - we display ...
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Is it good practice to ask date of birth and gender from users or Avatars can suffice?

I am building a system where I need user explicit data like Age, Gender, Preference towards a category(fashion/Gadgets/...). I came up with 2 solutions for Age & Gender: Ask user these ...
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Research on scrolling within modal (web)? pros/cons?

From a web UI perspective, is there any research or defined best practices in regards to scrolling within a modal window? Please provide specific links, studies, etc. I am of the school that a modal ...
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Menu Contextual Order

The application I'm working on maintains lists of timezones, countries, cities, & venues, and it allows the user to manage those lists (list/add/edit/remove) via a menu. My initial approach was ...
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What would be the best way to display “Content submitted” confirmation message after an user posts a question / answer / comment?

Usually it is displayed similarly to this: [Your content has been submitted - System message] [Content - Copy of the content that will be visible] [Edit | Remove]
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Should my Home insurance transactional site have a page footer?

Im designing a home insurance transactional journey (what the user sees after they select 'get a quote' from the product page). Should my x4 page journey (enter details, get quote, buy quote, view ...
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What is the best way to select a subset of a string, for both web and mobile?

So I have this design where I have a large list of transactions, which I want to categorize. The transactions have the following information: **Date**: 2014-03-16 **Note**: 1231832 Belfast account ...
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Dropdown options that open popups

I have a dropdown that changes a user's status. My boss would like to have one of the options on the dropdown open a popup when the user clicks on the option. Intuitively, the idea of having a ...
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Combined data and unit form field

Assume you’re helping to design the GUI of a WYSIWYG word processor. Users shall be able to change font size. There could be relative controls for larger and smaller and there could be keyword-based ...
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Best way to populate multiple lists from a shared data source

I'm trying to design a UI wherein a person is moved from a list of people into one of four mutually exclusive groups. Each group needs to be shown on screen (there are typically less than 15 people in ...
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Independent selection but can also be alternative

I have binary properties, say A, B, C, D, that a user can independently switch. This is usually done using checkboxes as so: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq ...
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Radio buttons menu with radio button submenu

I have three different radio buttons, each one of them contains a submenu with three further options. User can only choose one option in the submenu. So it seems that i have a radio button menu ...
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Perceived Performance vs. Actual Performance: How to bypass lengthly loading spinners?

I have a loading spinner in between the login and dashboard sections of my mobile app. For "regular" users it would spin for a short, reasonable time (1-4sec) but for other users it may spin for 20 or ...
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System status VS. Minimal design [on hold]

According to 10 Usability of Heuristics from Jakob Nielson, On one hand you try to display more systems status so to make users aware of various system state, on the other hand you are trying to ...
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Best way to display photos associated with places on a map?

I have a zoomable, draggable map (leaflet) showing pin points of addresses across a city. For each of those addresses, I have a photo of the building at that address. The photos are big, high-rez ...
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Screen flow for adding items to a list in a mobile app?

What is the recommended (optimal) screen flow for adding items to a list in a mobile app? The two options I came up with are: (Shopping Cart Style) Start with a blank form for adding or finding a ...
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Product bundling on product page examples and best practices

I'm revisiting the product bundling feature (aka complete the look) on the product pages of our company fashion commerce website. At the moment it's at the bottom of the product page and not really ...
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Was it wise of Apple to put the full-screen toggle button where the former maximize button was?

For those of you who don't know, in OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple (rather quietly) replaced what was formerly a "maximize window" button with a "make window full-screen" button - in previous releases, ...
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Alternative reward levels to “Gold, Silver, Bronze”?

I am looking for an easily identifiable awarding scheme, but without using metals, specifically "Gold, Silver, Bronze". Does such a thing exist?
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Link between UX/HCI/Graphics?

I've been reading up a lot on UX lately. The terms computer graphics, HCI and User experience keep coming up together. Could someone explain to me how Graphics, HCI and UX are all linked?
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Should I require user verification before publishing article?

I am currently developing a website that's all about used written content. Users write columns that will be available on the website, thus giving them a place to be read. In the old version of my ...
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Should I use a separate icon if the response will be slow?

I'm currently building the UI for a webapp where users can refresh various bits of content. The speed of this refresh depends on the type of content. In most places this is a very quick operation (max ...
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Validating Fields for Repeating Data (Enterprise Solution)

It has been educational to read solutions on here and I was wondering if you guys can help me out as well. I work for a data collection heavy enterprise solution company. I am slowly convincing my ...
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Best pattern for international address forms?

I've noticed an emerging pattern in web-based forms is to put the country field before city/state. This is contrary to how we would normally fill out an address on paper, but it allows us to have ...
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How do you share app specific content?

I'm looking to find out how best to share app specific content. I'm creating a news app which includes polls at the bottom of the article. I'd like the ability to share the poll but I'm wondering ...
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Verbs and actions in Dutch

It's common to put verbs in buttons like "Delete" or "Edit", ... . In English I know it's common practice to use the third-person verbs "Delete", "Edit", "Add", "Click here", ... but not the actual ...
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How best to provide contact info in a member directory while preventing 'data harvesting'?

I am working on a searchable online directory. People will use it to find other members, service providers, and the like. It's critical that the results include contact data. However, my clients are ...
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One or two columns for peoples' names in a table?

What are best practices for showing names of people in a table? I could do Name | First Name | More Columns -------+------------+---------------- Doe | John | more data or Name | ...
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help with upload function

I have been asked to review an upload function. The user can upload multiple files to a folder called a 'binder' using an uploader. This is called Add to Binder function. A binder is just a ...
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Dealing with Connected Social Accounts and Potential Orphans

Our application has the following signup paths: Twitter Connect Facebook Connect Email/Password Once you signup with one, you have the option to connect either both social account (in the case of an ...
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Mixing LTR (left to right) and RTL (right to left) content on the same page

Looking at the image below, let's pretend that we are seeing a series of blog posts on a website. The first post was written in Arabic and the second in English. The user viewing the website primarily ...
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How to influence effect of single vote on a like/dislike bar?

I'm making a simple rating system, just like youtube has: This works great if you have a big userbase, but it's too sensitive with just a few votes. Say the first vote is down, no green bar will be ...
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What is a good name for non-administrator users?

Not sure if this is the proper place for this question. In my opinion, it is related to user experience, but please correct me if I'm wrong. If you have a site/application that separate users with ...
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What is the name for this UI layout? [duplicate]

I'm looking for the name of the UI layout found on sites like Airbnb, Square, Paypal and others where pretty much the whole site is on one page and the user scrolls down to see all the content, with ...
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Do users find it hard to differentiate latest information from historic information when both are displayed at the same time?

I have two panels - one contains current information for a subject, the other contains historic trend information for the subject in a graph. I can display them on the same page - one underneath the ...
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What is the most suitable software or service for creating mobile application screenmap?

I've been searching for some software or service where I will be able to create mobile application screenmap to see how screens are connected. I need it to be very simple and quickly editable. ...
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What is a good design choice for two collapsible panels on the left?

Our company UI stanradrds enforce the following overall design: Left hand side of the window contains a menu (what would have been navigational tabs otherwise) Right hand side is the app working ...
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What is the research behind using darker contrast menus for global navigation?

I am working on a web application for paid clients to use to access different types of data. I am working on the information architecture and I believe that having a space for global navigation ...
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Suggestion for list selection and populating related lists dynamically

There's a list of items that you can select. When you select any of the items except Ignore, another list populates depending on the item that you selected. When you select an item from the newly ...
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Can't properly redesign GUI to get better user experience

INTRODUCTION: I am inexperienced software developer who had a task to implement informational system all on my own. Since the deadline was short, I was unable to design UI to provide convenient ...
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Autopopulating Search Fields

Are there best practices or guidelines on when to autopopulate fields? I am working on designing a multistep task, where aprox. halfway through the user goes through a search step. Everyone on my team ...
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Multiple navigations on a tablet

I'm creating a learning and collaboration platform that should allow easy information consumptions on tablets. At the moment it has a bunch of navigations, because the system is structured ...
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Chat / drawing game user interface flow

I'm creating my first Node.js web application which is a combination of Chat rooms and game (drawing) rooms. As for now I'm not quite sure how to put these 2 features in practice. Here is what I had ...
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Self registration vs. Admin registration

We are building a web system where each organization/institution has an account to manage credits (pricing). Each institution can then have individual users (with separate logins) that use the same ...
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Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change?

I have a quick question about buttons that toggle between two states. (Think Play/Pause, or Shuffle/Regular Play.) As the title says, should the toggle show it's current state or the state to which it ...
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How do you test navigation engagement?

Some coworkers and I are engaged in heated debate about changing the navigation arrangement from a left nav column to a top nav bar. Arguments in favor of a left nav are more visibility and more ...
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Best way to show an applied variable across multiple plan information containers

I am trying to represent a variable that is set by a user that effects the cost of an item. The same variable would show on each applicable item block. Block may or may not be stacked as in the image ...
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What a user friendly indoor navigation map should look like on mobile devices?

In 2014, Apple has undertaken an initiative to bring indoor navigation to iOS devices. It is expected that major venues, like airports,hospitals and museums will have indoor navigation at some point ...

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