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How to display duration (HH:MM) so it isn't confused with clock time

I have a table in my application that shows dates along its x-axis, and different statuses along its y-axis. The table keeps track of how much time an employee spent in a given work status (on duty, ...
3
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3answers
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Pizza menu superior to hamburger menu?

I just finished reading an article by Jakob Nielsen at NN's site. He advocates for banishing the hamburger menu and supports the 'pizza menu'. I've failed to get the reasoning behind the ...
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1answer
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why some websites (including Google!) trim whitespaces in user password?

I have just noticed that Google as well as some other sites trims the whitespaces in the password. I can successfully sign into my google account even if I add extra spaces in the end of my password. ...
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0answers
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Building a Jobs page, should I go with a list display or slider?

Hi guys from a usability perspective I'm wondering which would be the better route to take as I've had some disagreement with a colleague of mine on which is better. We are trying to build a Jobs ...
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1answer
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Edit controls for list same page or new page?

Could anyone offer feedback on the following design. Basically the user selects an item in the list from the left and they can edit the details on that item with the controls on the right. I am ...
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0answers
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Is there enough screen space on smart watches for complex user interactions? [on hold]

Looking at the latest advertisement on TV for the Apple smart watch and thinking about the contact size of their screens as well as optimal touch point/area on existing iPad and other touch devices, ...
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0answers
8 views

Position of Back and Home

When you watch tv on a tablet via an app, where do you put the "Back" icon and where do you put the "Home" button? Thanks in advance. Johan
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19 views

Where to put search box

I have the following layout and I want to add Searchbox(with AutoComplete Feature) and Button. I am not able to figure out where to put this?
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4answers
728 views

Subtle way to tell the user there is more content below? (Mobile)

What is a subtle way to tell the user there is more content below? I have a transparent arrow pointing down with a label: "More Content" The arrow will disappear when the user swipes or when the ...
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5answers
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Good alternatives for replacing multiple nested modal dialogs?

Having a mature and good-selling Windows desktop application, we are focusing on improving the user experience for the next release. One thing that I try is to get rid of multiple nested modal dialog ...
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3answers
105 views

When you design a web app, are there any considrations you take for safari in mac?

When you design a web app, Do you take into consideration the UI differences of OS such as mac environment? Are there any parts from the HGI of the OS such controls location, terminology,dialog ...
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votes
1answer
95 views

Surveillance System Builder Utility

I'm trying to redesign a utility that allows the user to estimate what kind of DVR they need based on the type/amount of camera(s) they need. It filters out Video Recorders models based on the ...
5
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4answers
419 views

Help with defect issue system

I have a brief where I have to build a system that helps engineers identify defects on a building site. The engineer specifies where the defect is on a floor plan, what the issue is and invites ...
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8answers
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Should the cross (or 'X' ) button do something other than close (e.g. minimize or hide)?

It's common for the user to use the cross button to exit an application. But sometimes software is tricky and the cross minimizes the window instead of closing it. Should this kind of behavior be ...
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3answers
702 views

List of checkboxes or multi-value select box

Currently in our application we have multiple lists of checkboxes. These lists comprise of random attributes related to a company. Each company will only perform a couple of these attributes and it is ...
8
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4answers
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How to let user know large caption in carousel is link

On this page, we'd like to let the user know that the big captions over the images can be clicked. (We don't have any links right now.) The pages that open will be on the same server, so the "External ...
0
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3answers
107 views

Should controls be removed or just greyed out in a tool for power-users where they repeat many times?

This answer by JohnGB on "Greyed-Out vs Invisible" by Joel B kind of touches on the idea, but this question focuses specifically on a moderation tool for power users. Should buttons that don't apply ...
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4answers
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Should 'Change Selection' be an undo-able action?

In Microsoft's Windows Explorer, changing the file selection does not count as an undo able action but in Adobe Lightroom (on windows, at least), changing the photo selection does. It feels like ...
2
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2answers
42 views

Defining usability: Is there a clear terminology structure for different methods?

I am starting a small team project (as part of a placement) which involves the assessment of human machine interfaces through usability testing/assessment. We are currently producing a review of ...
3
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1answer
41 views

Extroverts vs introverts - user profile design considerations?

When speaking with a person who is more reserved, quiet, or shy in nature I need to ask more generic questions in order to make them feel comfortable and open to respond. When having a conversation ...
3
votes
3answers
46 views

When is more configurable options/settings a bad thing?

More configurable options/settings can be problematic for usability and technical maintenance because of potential complexity. My view is that more options in itself, if it is made intuitive and ...
0
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1answer
29 views

Responsive 3 breakpoint design

I was given a quote for a website that states: "responsive 3 breakpoint design, designs for mobile (portrait, landscape), tablet (portrait, landscape), desktop (optimized to 1200 pixels) plus desktop ...
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5answers
431 views

Visual reference for user impersonation feature

Right now, when a user logs in, on top of the page it shows it's nick name and an exit icon to sign out. I'm about to implement an "impersonate user" feature and I was wondering how to make it clear ...
0
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1answer
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Screen blanking password correspondence issue?

On an Android or other mobile device, why should the idle time that needs to pass before the screen goes blank have to correspond with the time a password is required to unlock the screen? For ...
0
votes
1answer
243 views

How to organize a collection of URLs on an intranet?

As in most big organizations there is a lot information to be found on the intranet but unfortunately most users have difficulty quickly finding what they are looking for. We do have a full text ...
27
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12answers
5k views

Why don't mobile apps have a 'close' button?

I'm a fairly new user of Android and i'm annoyed by the fact that almost all apps lack a "close" button. Is there any reason why developers don't make such an option?
0
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0answers
21 views

What Hebrew font would you recommend for applications?

I have just finished developing an android application, so I gave it to few friends just to know what they think and for bug reports, The only complain they had is that the font is little bit hard to ...
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5answers
117 views

Soft “required” form field?

Has anyone ever seen or heard of this approach to a signup page? So the idea is the "Phone number" is not required, however when trying to submit the empty field you would get this message/option ...
4
votes
4answers
49 views

Date input: with or without “calendar button”?

Nowadays I'm working with Primefaces and I have to choose between two date input controls from here: Popup vs button. The difference: When clicking on the "Popup" text input, you are able to type ...
0
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1answer
37 views

Design tips and best practices for visual navigation on mobile

I'm designing a visual drop down menu something like this: Any suggestions on how to adapt this for mobile and tablets? I'm struggling with balancing the imagery vs making it fast and functional. ...
4
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3answers
339 views

What is the best symbol to use for currency?

I need a generic symbol to use for a currency icon. The US Dollar and the Euro symbol seem to be pretty equal competitors, but I know this can be a touchy concept and the selection of either could ...
2
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1answer
19 views

What would be the best way to show a long changelog?

My software has frequent updates. The changelog ontains adequate amount of information about each change (often complete sentences). It's currently more than 100,000 characters long (16,000 words over ...
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4answers
308 views

Can users login and register via the same form?

In designing my project I've toyed with having the login and registration in the same form. The inputs for the details needed to login would be there initially, and if the user presses the register ...
2
votes
4answers
66 views

Hyperlinks replacing buttons for desktop software UI's?

I am a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) manager for a complex geology and geophysics software application. Recently I heard my SQA team complaining about the heavy handedness of the UX teams. They ...
3
votes
2answers
78 views

What is the latest research on Serif vs. Sans Serif fonts for readability and retention esp. for those with vision issues

I've been told by someone who worked with a researcher that Sans Serif fonts have lots of ambiguity in things like i, 1, l and this causes the eye to need to back and forth (more, presumably than the ...
0
votes
2answers
42 views

What is the best way to indicated available features in a price comparison table?

I'm currently working on a pricing table for a product that has 3 separate tiers. Some of them lack certain features etc. We've been debating how to mark the table cells to indicate what is included ...
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1answer
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Studies on image compression level and UX?

Recently, there has been an influx of data showing that sites improving the site performance saw a lift in conversion. For example, an in-house Walmart.com study found that, for every one second of ...
2
votes
1answer
658 views

combining cards UI and buttons

I am designing a application for android and have decided to go with the cards theme for the visual design. reasons being, that the information being presented fits the cards format: short bursts of ...
0
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0answers
41 views

What's the name of this flat design pattern (photos inside) [on hold]

I want to buy a stock of photos like the below, how is this design called? I don't even know how to start searching... Thank you very much. Tom
4
votes
2answers
49 views

What is the best tablet case for use by patients in a medical environment?

I'm working on a tablet-based app (iPad) used by patients to quickly register upon arrival to a clinic or doctor's office. The tablets will be kept at the front desk, handed out for registration, then ...
3
votes
3answers
11k views

Is there a design pattern for dropdown lists in iOS?

I've searched quite a bit for this but surprisingly could not find any comprehensive answer. XCode doesn't provide any simple way to add dropdown lists to iOS interfaces. Stackoverflow just showed ...
0
votes
2answers
34 views

Format for a design specification for an Interactive Product

Assuming you are following a design methodology such as the IxD iterative approach which covers requirements gathering, prototyping, evaluation etc This creates a lot of information (data) usability ...
21
votes
8answers
724 views

When should hyperlink text be used?

Should text links always be text or are there cases when it makes more sense to simply link the URL? Examples A text link might look like this: Responsive Web Design Techniques, Tools and Design ...
4
votes
3answers
96 views

How to say “Your file has been modified (somewhere else) since you last opened it” in a few word. With two choices

I am using a dropbox api and building a code writing app for iPhone (so my space is very limited). When the user opens a file, Dropbox gets notified. If the file gets opened in another location (like ...
0
votes
0answers
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How can “Warranty” be iconized? [on hold]

We are rewriting a technical manual from scratch nowadays. We are trying something fresh to visualize some of the articles. We invented many new pictograms for example for different degrees of ...
0
votes
0answers
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What is the best chart type for present, “track of orders or order status”?

I'm developing an application for ticket ordering system, for each and every task there is a ticket for you,and those tickets are assign to relevant employee, and for that particular task there is a ...
4
votes
4answers
121 views

How should a small team begin to address usability/UX for a web application when it hasn't been a focus in the past?

I've recently become product manager for a small team - our product is a business management software (HR, Estimating, Contracts, etc). In a survey of our current user base, Usability improvement is ...
1
vote
3answers
108 views

Selected, Blue or Bold-Black?

I've seen two implementations of a "selected" schema. One uses the convention that blue is clickable, and therefor are using the selected one in black, and the clickable one in blue. The second ...
0
votes
2answers
42 views

What text to display for a waiting screen in a game?

I am making a game that requires more than one person and I'm not sure what I should tell users while they wait. Here are some ideas I've come up with. Waiting for players Not enough players (2 ...
4
votes
5answers
333 views

How to avoid big banks of buttons?

What are some alternatives to having repetitive rows buttons that create large banks like the one shown below. I think it's too visually dominant and distracting, not least because there's one of ...

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