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Gather - Capture User centered data

I have made a web application for educational purposed which is used by people living in rural parts of the country, who are not able to get access to proper education. I have centers in those ...
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Using input method to indicate the application's mode

Is it bad practice to use different input methods (separate buttons vs a drop-down menu) to visually indicate which mode an application is currently in? If so, why? Some background: We have an ...
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How to make a product look affordable

I'm working with a client whose sole selling point is affordability. They sell at low margins and aim for the cheapest of demographics. What are some UX or design decisions I can make to make their ...
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HTML vs. PDF — What are the Pros and Cons of PDF?

From 2003: http://www.nngroup.com/articles/pdf-unfit-for-human-consumption/ PDF is good for printing, but that's it. Don't use it for online presentation. Since then more and more devices can ...
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UX Parameters for Interaction Design

In a web or screen-based GUI, when a user performs an interaction, or there is a state change triggered by another user or server processing, what are the parameters you can change given a specific UI ...
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How can I represent multiple pins at the same location on a map?

I'm building a very small app that allows my users to post content to a map. The home screen of the app contains a map with all of the posts (as seen below). PROBLEMS 01 - if a user posts a post ...
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what happens when my vertical finger tab navigation is longer than my content area?

i'm designing a work area in a web application where i use a vertical finger tab navigation on the left (a bit like this: http://patternry.com/p=vertical-module-tabs/) The content tab with which the ...
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Why is it important to focus on user needs as opposed to requests?

This question is written with digital product design in mind, but is not exclusively tailored towards digital. It is pretty accepted that in order to design the 'best' solution to a problem, you need ...
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How do “We call you back!” buttons on websites make sense?

Web sites of companies offering products or services show a link or button asking you to request them to call you back. It's usually presented in a very prominent way, for example a red button labeled ...
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Why do people hate keyboard vibration on mobile phones?

A lot of people prefer physical keyboards than virtual ones on cell phones. In order to mimic physical keyboards experience, most cell phones have the vibration feature(i.e., the phone vibrates when ...
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Force naming item using modal

So we have webapp where teachers can create student lesson plans, that they can share with a community of academics. After user clicks "create" - we autosave that plan (defaults for all fields) into ...
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Long dropdown list + Searchable

Not sure where everyone gets their pattern examples from, but I have an instance of a web-based application needing long lists which are equally important to each other. Some users have over 100+ ...
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Wording for macro that returns list of users who have a property that contains a string

How the macro looks like: Save all... ...users whose (property) contains (value). How it behaves: When you click on value, you get a dialog with a textfield to enter the value and a short help text. ...
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Avoiding designing by committee

How can one avoid making a design that satisfies everyone, but pleases no one? As a UI designer, you often find yourself a part of a development team, with numerous stakeholders. Now, when it comes ...
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Back button in Navigation Drawer on iOS?

Description: The Navigation Drawer pattern of Android fits my needs pretty good. The app includes several applications. Within applications there are several tabs and the user can open additional ...
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Should I redirect the user if there's only one search result, or still show the results list?

If a search results in only one item on the search results page, should I save the user’s time by immediately redirecting him/her to the searched item, or let the user see the list before moving on? ...
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Usability Concerns with Parallax Scrolling

I work for an agency that is very parallax happy. Clients seem to love it, so we keep pushing it. My goal is to build solutions that end-users love, so I've been trying to push more user-centered ...
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Making an intro guide and hints/tips for an iOS app?

Are there any best practices when it comes to constructing an Introductory Guide & In-app Tips/Hints? As the developer of the app, everything looks simple and self explanatory. I realize it's ...
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How often to review analytics for a client?

I'm trying to write up a UX project plan for a client and I have included a web analytic review in there. My thought is that it would be sufficient to review their web analytics once a month to make ...
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398 views

How to style table headers?

Default styling in popular CSS framework such as Bootstrap styles headers with title case and bold text. Question Is there any proof to sustains this choices as it makes the headers more salient ...
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Colors to mark items, what about black and white items?

We build a transit app, and want to use colors to denote train lines (that match with the train companies' descriptions: yellow line, blue line, etc). So we came up with the screenshot attached, very ...
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Material Design for Web apps?

I'm working on an admin portal (angular, jquery, bootstrap..) and I'm pretty comfortable with bootstrap and I think that the bootstrap designs are pretty cool. Now, my colleague insists on changing it ...
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315 views

User Testing Framework and Questions for comparative tests

I am planning to conduct a number of task-based moderated think aloud tests for a service that I am designing. I will be repeating the test with the same setup regularly throughout the year and I am ...
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When should I use a condensed font? [on hold]

Assuming I always have enough space to write what I need to write, and I never get into a position like What is the best font for extremely limited space, i.e. will fit the most READABLE text in the ...
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Incorporating fun into systems design [on hold]

Is it possible to use the concept of 'fun' to make a system more effective? How can fun actually improve the functioning of a system? I am looking for clear, solid reasoning around how this might ...
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1answer
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From UX point of view, what is the rationale behind using location of device to select web-site language instead of device's language settings?

My question is exactly what is says in the title. I've noticed this behavior being common in web-sites and mobile phone applications getting content from the Internet and I do not understand why it ...
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141 views

Differences of UX opinion for primary nav - which is best for my website?

I'm part of a team designing a new website - I'm by no means the UX expert on the team but there are two clashes of 'philosophy' around how the user will access the content. It is primarily a resource ...
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How to show “more info”? Modal Vs Deeper Page?

I'm designing a web application that contains some tables with data entries/rows that all can be edited in some way. We only present a limited amount of information about each data entry in the main ...
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284 views

How to highlight that drop down filter has non-default option selected

I have a drop down filter with a different options, where the first item in list is the default one. How would you highlight when user change that default option to something else? For example when ...
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Displaying notifications in a dashboard

This is a bit of an opinion question, so I'll understand if it will be closed. We're designing a web-based dashboard with several tabs, one of which is the dashboard's snapshot page / welcome page. ...
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Heuristics for implementing good reading with columns

Users read slower with wide columns, so having multiple columns makes sense for print, but it's more complicated for desktop apps. A desktop or laptop computer screen is too wide for fast reading, and ...
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Should some search options be removed when you land on the results page?

I am designing a search page and wondering how some advanced search options affect filters. Here are two examples to help set the context: 1 Reed On the home page you have the option to show more ...
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How can I make a login form seem more trustworthy?

We have a web app where the user has to log in at the beginning. The login shows our company logo, the name of the product incl. logo of the product and the login form: I showed this app to a test ...
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Designing for a knowledge base that keeps evolving?

I work for a university system, whose faculty/staff splits time between hand-coding websites, and using a Drupal CMS. I have been tasked to help them learn the CMS, since it's not native to about 80% ...
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How to convey: “don't move until the task is done!”

Our local public transportation system uses electronic cards (something like RFID technology) to validate rides. Users enter the vehicle and place their contactless card against a reader, and a beep ...
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What are the best remote guerrilla research/test methods to get feedback from app users in Europe? [on hold]

I’m a UX Team of one based in Asia but the primary market for our apps is Europe. We have slow uptakes for our apps in certain markets and really need user feedback as to why, but unfortunately we ...
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129 views

Why notify the user when a device is plugged into the audio jack?

Some Lenovo systems, like the Lenovo Y510P, send a system tray notification when a device is plugged/unplugged from the audio or microphone jack. To me, however, this notification seems redundant; ...
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How to cluster map markers with different statuses

We're designing an application that displays a large number of markers on a map. We need to do some clustering on these markers, but the problem is that each marker has four possible options for ...
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2answers
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How to handle business users and an application that requires GPS access

We currently manage an application that is sold exclusively to businesses, but users can use the application on any device. Our app requires location services to be on to function properly but does ...
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3answers
545 views

Best practice for desktop application input validation

I've been reading through some of the other questions tagged with validation and similar. We have a Windows desktop application (WPF) that has many textboxes contained in a dialog that need to be ...
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1answer
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How many points should be given for pass/partial and fail on a heuristic evaluation?

Under the current system I am using it is 2/1/-2 however I am beginning to doubt how fair this is; if something has 4 passes and 1 fail then surely that is 80% pass? Yet with this way of calculating ...
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Testing on Googles new reCAPTCHA

Has anybody run user tests on Google's new reCAPTCHA? My company is looking at using it and wants to run some tests before we implement. If you haven't tested it, do you know of any places where ...
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What is the UX definition of a View?

The term "view" is used a lot in UX. In programming it often refers specifically to a user interface element associated with a model (e.g. in MVC or MV* frameworks). But I've heard it used in other ...
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Multi Document Interface and Browser for LOB

The LOB (Line Of Business) applications are developed in Windows Forms or WPF (Windows Presentation Framework). Examples for LOB applications are stock trading applications or account management. A ...
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Using warnings to reduce printer waste

I've seen where businesses try to limit printing usage by limiting users from printing more than 100 or so pages per month with an application like this: download bmml source – Wireframes ...
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Why is == the standard equality operator? [on hold]

In all the programming languages I have ever used, the comparator for testing a mathematical equivalence is ==. For example, in python: if 7 == 8 - 1: Why are all, as far as I am aware, programming ...
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Usability in Mobile Learning

I am making a research about interfaces and usability of mobile apps for learning idioms (duolingo, babel, vox, etc). The research has a objective to gather aspects, such as: efficiency, learnability ...
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2answers
141 views

App - Should a user be able to edit the text of a tweet or facebook post?

I am building an android app, and i have implemented what i believe to be a very good user interface/flow. To upload a photo to our website there are 3 steps. You select the photo. You enter a ...
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5answers
102 views

How to convey that an indicator is clickable

We made an app that analyzes your driving behavior and generates a score for it: One one of the screens you can see score circles in blue/orange/green/red (click to enlarge): When you click on one ...
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Are there any innovative ways to Accommodate Emulator in the Desktop Admin

I am working on an admin app which can built websites for Mobile, Tablet and desktop. While creating the website the user who is going to use the admin, will need preview of the website at some point ...

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