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When is it better to use “You” versus using the user's name?

Currently we are designing a task management system that notifies users of current tasks they need to complete and about the status of tasks they have assigned. We are struggling with using "You" ...
3
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5answers
456 views

Multi-selection experience

We have a form that allows a person to indicate a curriculum, level, subject and price, but we're trying to figure out the most intuitive way of doing it. There's a few challenges though: The ...
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0answers
10 views

How to make a UI for calendar with vacancy?

I am building a website for a tour company. There is a tour every day and the maximum number of participants is 20. 1) How would you show the dates with with taken+available places that there are for ...
0
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1answer
17 views

What help systems (KB's) are mostly used in bigger companies?

I know the first answer would normally be NO help system at all. make your UI as intuitive as possible. second would probably be about studies showing no one reading help files and the better option ...
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2answers
93 views

Need better terminology for 'Save Form' and 'Submit Form' [on hold]

It is a Registration page for a Hackathon event. Please have a look at the wireframe below. Team leads can register there team and save the form before the final submission. The "Save changes" button ...
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2answers
887 views

Is there a repository of UX Discovery Questions?

I was wondering if there is a site or repository of standard UX questions used in the Discovery phase of Website/Portal/Collaboration site.
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2answers
100 views

layout for invoices and related payments in a B2B billing statement

In a B2B billing statement, what's a clear way to illustrate the many-to-many relationship between invoices and payments? Here's more background: Our B2B web app helps companies manage sales and ...
3
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1answer
40 views

Effective entry of fractions divided to multiple elements

There are several resources divided into groups with different count (from 1 to 10). User has to enter an approximate usage of every resource in group, so average group cost can be calculated. This ...
5
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5answers
6k views

How to make the jump from Web/Graphic Designer to UX/UI Designer?

I've been on the hunt for a new job and am noticing the large ratio of UI/UX Design jobs vs. regular web design jobs. I really don't have any experience with UI/UX Design (unless you can count ...
2
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2answers
164 views

Cumulative percentage between 4 controls

I have a tricky request that requires the user being able to change the values across 4 vectors. The catch is that the four vectors between them must total 100%. My initial thought is to go with 4 ...
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1answer
42 views

Seeking feedback for website design [on hold]

I'm the co-founder of a startup called SparkPCB Technologies in India (website: www.sparkpcb.com). I'm not any expert on customer-centric design, but I tried my best in culminating all my previous ...
0
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1answer
29 views

Saas price table advice

I am working on a plan /tier selection view for a Saas product. We are offering a monthly subscription model as well as fixed term model. So user can choose between recurring monthly payments or ...
4
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1answer
771 views

How to design a progress tracker for a mobile environment?

I currently have a web form that is designed for full screen desktop/laptop/tablet displays. As it is a multi-step form, there is a progress progress tracker at the top of the page, highly designed ...
1
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1answer
36 views

What do you call these advertising popups on greyed background overlaid on the web page you're reading

I see more and more of these. Use case: You're reading an article on some news web site and after a while, when you're half way through, a popup gets in the way proposing to subscribe to some ...
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6answers
2k views

How to encourage honest user behavior in UI

My company creates solutions for waste management facilities. One particular piece of software is used on touch screens at the entrance of a facility. The municipiality runs the facility. We don't ...
1
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1answer
75 views

Are Gridviews (or ListViews) out of date? What to use instead?

I am finding myself using Grids of tabular data on a daily basis in the programming world. But when I do I feel like I am doing something wrong. For example, in my opinion you should never feel like ...
5
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4answers
460 views

Is the “apple slider button” using the correct affordance?

Here's a screenshot of apple.stackexchange.com: The button "active" is decorated in a way which looks like an iPhone's slider control. The first thing that comes to mind is that it's draggable ...
0
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1answer
18 views

When do we establish an ongoing pattern/trend as a standard or convention?

I see a lot of questions here asking about established conventions or standards. This question has it roots in this discussion about an app drawer icon being a convention or not. I would like to know ...
3
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2answers
99 views

Should a (permanent) password field show the correct amount of bullets of the entered password?

I'm working on an desktop program and noticed the following interface: Don't want to go into the details of the form, but basically, the user can enter an alternative username/password to login ...
3
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4answers
152 views

Place Ad after Title or Lead text?

I have a blog that focuses on list articles (10 Photos of Cats You Like) that are structured like this: > Title > Facebook Share > Lead Text > Image #1 > Image #2 > Image #3 > ...
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2answers
34 views

Integrating “Browse” options and “Search” options

The e-commerce site I am working on currently only has a search bar in the header. We are adding a "Shop By" dropdown in the header where customers can select different categories to browse by. The ...
3
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2answers
172 views

What should be the expected way to unselect a dropdown

I have a dropdown which shows select One before any of the options are selected.Once the user has selected one of the options .what is the accepted way to unselect that option and go back to the ...
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0answers
10 views

Sign in page: Using a combination of first person and second person

I've noticed on many sign in pages that it's quite common to use a combinaton of first person and second person, for example Facebook uses 'Keep me logged in' which is first person, as well as 'Forgot ...
3
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2answers
73 views

Anyone have statistics on allowing geolocation?

We're trying to work out how many people are likely to allow our website to access their location, so they don't have to enter a postcode/zipcode. We're debating automatically asking them versus ...
2
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2answers
120 views

Flashcard app - list or boxes?

I am making a flashcard webapp, and am deciding between using lists or boxes to represent the decks and cards. i.e., Lists Boxes (with create new deck/card box at the end) So far, my points are as ...
2
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0answers
15 views

helping user select html table for copy

This seems like it would be a common problem, but I couldn't find a discussion in a google search. Users often want to copy data out of html tables (off of web pages) so that they can paste the date ...
0
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0answers
18 views

Vertical Icon Side Menu

I am planning to have a vertical Icon Menu in my website containing about 12 icons. I am planning to have the icon either like http://codepen.io/nikhil/pen/sicrK or ...
1
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0answers
5 views

Android app using ListView and SeekBar

The user selects an item from the ListView (center content) then needs to select an amount using the slider (SeekBar) below. The problem is the layout also uses a ViewPager meaning that if you swipe ...
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0answers
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Suggestions for eye dropper tool [migrated]

I'm looking for an eyedropper tool that works on Windows. I've found a couple on the internet, but most of them seem shady. I've been using Internet Explorer's Developer Tools which works on webpages ...
6
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1answer
127 views

Is OK button with access key acceptable?

I am trying to maintain compliance with the Windows 7 User Experience Interaction Guidelines and I am having trouble in some dialog boxes with the rule that OK buttons should not have an access key ...
0
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2answers
18 views

What is the name for those tag wrappers for text found in Gmail compose, Facebook invite friends, and of course StackExchange tags?

I see this sort of UX element in a lot of places, and pardon my ignorance, but I just don't know what they are called (if they are called anything at all. It consists of wrapping a text specification ...
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4answers
31 views

Should you design for the transition period of resizing the window

The big trend (rightly so) in web design right now is making your website responsive. Meaning that your pages will look good on any size screen. As a ux/ui developer I always initially test my pages ...
1
vote
1answer
83 views

Search options for a tag hierarchy view

I am implementing a hierarchy of tags that a user can associate with certain objects relevant to their situation. The tag names can be duplicated, given the same name tag does not exist under the same ...
66
votes
7answers
7k views

Why does the Caps Lock not toggle upper and lower case for selected text?

In most word processors, you can easily toggle many text styles. For example: Ctrl + B - Will bold or un-bold selected text. Ctrl + U - Will underline or un-underline selected text. Ctrl + I - Will ...
2
votes
1answer
21 views

Postscript/note/additional info in a form

In most ordinary forms, there is some addition information or notes that the form owner want to tell users. For example, * Required / Staff only I have seen different sets of symbol used in ...
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2answers
37 views

Best way to represent product catalogue?

I'm designing an interface used to configure a product catalogue. There are packages with sections, groups, sub-groups, products, prices and tariffs. The current implementation uses a classic tree ...
23
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5answers
3k views

Should we use the 3x3 9-dots icon as an apps menu?

As the web continues to evolve and more complex applications emerge, there is a need to let the user quickly navigate between applications. This action is different from the navigation menu we see ...
4
votes
2answers
357 views

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 ...
0
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2answers
56 views
3
votes
1answer
39 views

Best way to switch views inside widget?

I am building a web application, and I am currently using Floating Action Buttons in the bottom right hand corner of certain predefined widgets to toggle between a main view and a settings view as ...
3
votes
1answer
335 views

What are the UX design considerations when placing all navigation and action controls of an Android app in the Main Action Bar?

Google's Android design guidelines include detailed information regarding Layout Considerations for Split Action Bars. While it doesn't seem to go aligned with the guidelines, some apps have ALL their ...
2
votes
4answers
34 views

On a marketplace website, what would be a good way to signal sellers that a certain item is in high demand?

On a marketplace website, I'd like to signal sellers that a certain item is in high demand, but is rarely offered. In your opinion, what would be the best way to notate that?
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vote
1answer
34 views

Multi position switch (while avoiding dropdowns and skeuomorphism)

I have a very visual, map-like interface where most of the interaction takes place in navigation cards as opposite to direct manipulation. I need to add a "dimension selector" to each node that ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Facebook connect vs existing account - How to link those two?

Since we have introduced FB connect to our web page, we have noticed that users became confused a lot and a significant number of users began to have multiple accounts. After they log in somehow (via ...
3
votes
3answers
126 views

Is placing navigation buttons in the toolbar a good practice from the accessibility point of view?

I designed an iPhone mobile app and now I need to conduct an accessibility review. The requirement was to follow iOS8 UI guidelines and make it look as if it was a native app. For the first time I ...
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2answers
265 views

The best pattern/solution for a detail page

I have a system where we have a hierarchical structure of items (x nr of child items) where data from the parent is displayed as a "header" and the child items (and data associated with them) are ...
1
vote
1answer
67 views

How to find an accessible color by changing lightness only?

Is the following hypothesis true? For any given color: { Hue, Saturation, Lightness_1 } there exists: Lightness_2 such that the contrast ratio between: { Hue, Saturation, Lightness_1 } and ...
1
vote
2answers
67 views

What's the best thing to do after an unsubscribe link was clicked?

What's the best thing to do after an unsubscribe link was clicked from an email? Should I present a landing page, or just an alert box that says, "you're now unsubscribed" and redirect to the main ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

About text and navigation hierarchy on mobile

I'm making a mobile page that is heavy on content and I was wondering what people's thoughts are on hierarchy in regard to an "about" text and the main page navigation. A quick outline of the product ...
1
vote
1answer
174 views

Displaying custom vs default settings

In many interfaces, there is a set of default settings and then a need for the user to be able to override those with custom settings. Do you have any examples of how to handle this well in an ...

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