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Is the small alphabetical index on mobile phone lists usable

I'm working on several mobile filters with long lists and wondering if this pattern that's been used in most mobile phone contact lists is actually usable? It seems too small to get an accurate press ...
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Using a survey to identify problems, for usability testing

I'm new to UX research, and I am on a small UX project just for the sake of practice. Before conducting a usability test, I understand that I need to know the user's pain points in certain products ...
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How can I increase user adoption on a single-page app?

I have been working on this: http://spe.lt Now, I have had a few thousand people visit this. It seems like a lot of people find it useful, but not that many end up using it. I want to increase user ...
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Google Design Cards - Rich Media Giffs Acceptable?

Going by the specs for Google Design Cards, does anyone know if animated gifs are acceptable for the rich media?
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43 views

How can I add live stream to a playing video with minimal distraction?

I have a live stream of comments related to specific time slots in the video, I want to display them at their appropriate time during movie play without causing much distraction? Do you have ...
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What are the “spinning dots” in Windows supposed to represent, and why do they stop?

For some time now Windows has used the following animation to indicate some task is being performed: This image seems odd. It starts as you might expect, but on the second revolution the dots ...
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Where would users expect to undo a major account change that was made outside of user profile page?

I operate a website for a facility that hosts a public resource for researchers. You can think of it as a shared computing facility. The website hosts several web-based tools that allows users to ...
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Are there any Linux distro communities which focus on developing the user experience?

(Background: I have recently been working on open source projects with a friend, mostly assisting with UX. My expertise area is in human factors psychology, so I tend to focus specifically on ...
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Is pre-loading images a good idea in my case?

I'm new to iOS app development and I'm facing this problem: In my app, 6 pictures are shown and then based on the user's action (right or left), 3 of them will be replaced with 3 new pictures. The ...
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Psychology graduate going into UX/HCI field. career advice needed

I writing this in hope to get some career advice from UX/HCI professionals. I want to thank you in advance for hearing me out first. I just finished my undergraduate less than 2 weeks ago with major ...
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Collaboration for creative digital teams

Do you have a great tool you use to collaborate with on your creative digital team? Here's the problem: We have interactive designers who output interactive wireframes (depicting interactions / ...
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How to suggest a person to turn a page to see more details?

We are building a printed voucher (hard copy) for lab tests which looks like the following : The lab test center people who take the tests should mark the checkboxes with a pen or a marker against ...
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Android - How to show information about an LED on a tight screen

We are developing a screen that is a Heads Up Display for a piece of hardware that has different LED configurations depending on device type. We mimic the physical layout of the LEDs. The user can tap ...
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If the search results are loaded into a cachable (can store data) Table, then will NextPage button better than Pagination?

I am developing a web 2.0 website, with a search page that contains a cachable table which can retain the searched data. How can my page manage if the results return a lot of data? There are 2 ...
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Do the iOS guidelines for accessibility labels also work for hints?

There are some very clear iOS guidelines for creating accessibility labels, with one of them being that the label "should begin with a capital word and not end with a period." Controls that allow the ...
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User experience issue and technical limitation in drag and drop functionality

In order to provide more information I am explaining you with more pictures with actual functional scenario. I am creating internal ticketing support system where super admin can able to see list of ...
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Does the term “Wallet credit” or “Store credit” makes more sense to users

Working on the returns module of an ecommerce website and app, when the user returns something they can decide to get credit added to their virtual wallet (which can be used to buy other products on ...
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1answer
49 views

Reasoning for highlighting a sentence in the middle of an article

I noticed a trend in many news websites where a sentence from the article is duplicated and highlighted somewhere else on the page, for example: Personally, while I think it is visually pleasing as ...
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2answers
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Pros/Cons of placing Login/Account in line with the main nav bar?

Currently our navigational header is mostly left side and central of page, account is on upper right. A proposed design shows the account moved down, into the main nav bar. There's some space in ...
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224 views

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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What are the most common modifier keys for dragging objects with a mouse?

What would you consider to be the most agreed upon modifiers and conventions, when dragging/dropping objects? For example, holding Ctrl while dragging could add a "+" to the cursor and cause a copy ...
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1answer
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Autocomplete only specific words within a Freetext Box capturing a paragraph of text

I have a use-case where the user (a nurse) has to enter case-notes which is a paragraph of free-format text in a box. But to speed things up, auto-complete is proposed to be offered for certain ...
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1answer
141 views

Should dates be displayed with a time entry?

I'm working on a project where there are numerous time entries for a given a record. The times are stored in the database as timestamp, however for display and editing it's clutter to display the ...
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73 views

Is a list of records page needed?

I will be building an application to create simple websites. The backend user will be able to add, delete, and modify the following: Users Pages Menus (can be added to pages) Widgets (can be added ...
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1answer
84 views

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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0answers
23 views

What is best practice for a forgotten login email address?

It seems as though all the major sites that use an email as a login only allow for forgotten passwords. Looking to find how users can recover an account when they have forgotten their login email. At ...
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4answers
146 views

Why are visitor counters for websites not used any more?

I remember in the early days of the Internet one of the most prominent things on a website was the visitor counter. These days with so much analytics and obsession about how many people visit or ...
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7answers
280 views

Showing users partial content to entice them to sign up?

I was trying to get one of my designers to check out a great question on Quora yesterday and he found to his annoyance that he had to sign up to read beyond the first answer I was wondering if this ...
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What is it about Instagram's layout that makes it so popular?

When I ask clients, colleagues, and friends why they much prefer using Instagram to some of their brand in-house photo sharing apps(in fashion), they respond that it's mostly the cleanliness and their ...
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Showing next stories to user : Best Practices

My site is a content heavy blogging platform/community. I was trying to understand the following two points: 1. How does showing a "Next Story" button to user vs. showing a listing of 3-5 Related ...
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1answer
29 views

Is the purpose of a “UI” font like Roboto & Helvetica to be as invisible as possible?

In selecting UI fonts, it seems that fonts with the most readability, and the least "character" are always picked. Such a font allows the main content relating to the goals of the interface, be it ...
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What difference does a positive / negative (do this, don't do this) slogan perspective make on the user's impression?

On my app, the brief loading frame shows the logo, and below it a slogan. Lets say the slogan is a form of command such as "Never create alone". Compare this with "Always create together". Consider ...
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Quick, Quantifiable UX Screener Questions

We are sending a non-technical HR rep to a career fair. We've equipped her with a few programming questions (spot the bug in this code, etc.). I know it's a long shot because UX is way more grey than ...
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is navigation bar mandatory for ios appicatoins [on hold]

I have developed an application for which i have neglected the navigation bar for going to previous selection instead i have used tab bar for the same purpose where i have kept the back button. will ...
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287 views

Should (and how should I) I use email addresses for login without validating them?

So that users don't have to remember a username, my webapp doesn't ask users to enter one (accounts are private and there are no profiles or user-generated content). However, I would also prefer not ...
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6answers
172 views

How many mockups do you typically do for a responsive bootstrap design?

I am scoping a responsive project and thinking it will need views spanning from mobile to desktop. I am just wanting to confirm if it is necessary/helpful to do mockups for all 4 sizes (Extra small ...
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Is the idea of having a “trash” in smartphones namely iOS and Android a good idea?

Looking at major operating systems, they all have the concept of trash, recycle bin or something similar. However, the same concept doesn't seem to be applied to smartphones. I know that iOS for ...
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System Usability Scale and internal reliability

What pairs of questions test respondent's consistency? For example, questions 2. and 3. seem to be asking the same thing, but in a way that if respondent is consistent he/she can't be agreeing with ...
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Which to use? GIF or Image [on hold]

Here's the link to a web page I made - https://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/~saicharan/graphics/assign1/report.html It describes a code I wrote. The code loads one of the 3 shapes and user can rotate/translate ...
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1answer
41 views

Need examples of good app-based email verification, account setup flows [on hold]

I have to design an email verification flow and i'm looking to find succinct language to let my iOs app users know that they will receive a verification email with a link they can click before they ...
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How important to indicate what's the address was selected before?

Here is an use case. Customer is on checkout page and decides to change his/her default address. He/She clicks to "Edit" and see a popup with list of saved addresses Question: How is important to ...
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On adding fake delay, to, network delays

Consider an app, where there's a function (let's say a button). It results in a network connection to the bAAs (or whatever), and there might be a small delay while the connectivity happens. (I ...
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1answer
136 views

Improvement tracker or: How I Learned to Stop Being a Jerk to the User

I'm planning a program (not sure if it will run on smartphones or just PC ) to keep track of user defined task and it's progress. I want it to be less bossy, but still give the proper incentive to ...
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1answer
26 views

Delay in loading dropdown menu

I am currently using Amazon and I noticed that when you mouse over a dropdown menu (e.g. "Shop by department" or "Your Account"), there is a slight delay before it brings up the menu. Most other ...
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Usability problem on Mac due to absence of keyboard symbols

I have a friend who recently migrated from Windows to OS X. He's heavy keyboard user but is having a tough time on Mac. That's primarily because many important keys have no keyboard symbols on them. ...
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Redundant to have “add” and “save” button when adding choices from a list?

On StackExchange, when you want to add a community to your account, you go into the upper left corner, click on the pull down, and click "edit" next to the "Your Communities" text. Then you start ...
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History, first use, of Wizards?

I was just now criticizing Wizards in a comment. In fact, what was the first Wizard, and when? Indeed, can one fairly and definitively state: "Microsoft invented Wizards" ...?
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Is there a reason for drawing Material Design flat buttons like plain text?

In the MD specifications are listed two types of buttons: flat buttons raised buttons the flat buttons are usually with black text, making them look like simple not clickable text (for someone). ...
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1answer
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Paged or Scroll view in E-books?

Many e-book devices in the market are imitating the paged view concept like in books. I see that some e-book apps added also scroll view as an option. Is there any study that which paging style is ...
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Usability testing

I'm planning some usability testing at work and have a few questions that I can't seem to find good answers for anywhere else. Firstly I'm relatively new to usability testing and have never planned ...

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