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Why does google have the “Search” button below the bar?

As you can see, Google's home page has two buttons directly underneath the search box. However, I'm confused as to why they're there. More specifically, the Search button, because if you click it ...
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What is the optimum button size of touch screen applications?

There was a not so recent blog post about the ideal button size of touch screen control sizes (sorry there is no link, the website is now a spam trap) that was based on the study form the MIT touch ...
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Material design - how the action moded toolbar should look like

I was wondering, is there any official guideline from material design, on how a action moded toolbar should look like? For instance, should there be a highlighted line at the bottom of toolbar? Or, ...
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Steering Wheel: A Better Alternative?

In my opinion steering wheels for automobiles are a bad UX. They seem to be a control that are here for legacy reasons only and were not thought out in the context of new age technology. What would be ...
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Why does Google remove special characters from search?

It's worth noting not all special characters are removed, for example C# and C++ (programming languages) return results, $ returns results, etc. However, I tried searching for a code segment that I ...
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Dealing with hundreds of checkboxes for user selection

I have a ticketing system that deals with outages: think cable company/broadband type stuff. For example, the internet service may go down at Property XYZ. Maybe phone and video as well. We have a ...
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Two possible list designs: How to depict per-item actions?

I am working on designing an inventory management system. I have proposed one design while another design was proposed by someone else. I feel that the other design is not optimal but I need a ...
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How to design hierarchical content of large volume

I am working on a large intranet site, and there is lots of hierarchical content. I am having some trouble in balancing between the depth and breadth of the whole content. What do I do, can someone ...
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How do you nudge users to download your native app?

I was reading an ACM research paper recently that considered users' revisitation patterns. The authors found that users tend to revisit native apps far more often than they revisit pages in browsers. ...
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What color smartphone provides the best viewing experience?

This question is not as subjective as it sounds. Some background... Smartphones are commonly sold in black, white, silver, gold, and occasionally other colors. This is slightely dated (2013), but ...
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How is a modern website built? By hand using html, css, js, jquery etc or is it machine generated code? [on hold]

I hope this question is not too vague. But I want to know how websites are created in the industry. For example when I look at the source code for: "https://www.coursera.org/learn/machine-learning/" ...
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Why do some elevators have a single call button and others two?

It seems like it would be optimal to have two call buttons (up/down) on an elevator instead of one because I could hop on an elevator headed in the same direction that I want to go versus having to ...
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Baffled on best method for dropdown list with LONG options

I have a site that uses WooCommerce and the person who set it up has the pick-up location as a product variation. So, first you have to choose a location, and then you can add to cart. The UX issue ...
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Canadian Postal Code Input field

The Canadian postal codes is formed from 6 letters and 6 numbers, interposed. Example: M1K 3H7 The Canadian postal code is quite tricky for a user to enter into an input form field, especially on ...
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What is the proper way to inform users that their device can't be supported for a weird reason?

Apple has disregarded W3C standards by replacing the HTML5 video player with their own full-screen only video player in all iPhone browsers. Apple even went as far as to make it impossible to ...
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2answers
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What is the best way to add remarks to changes

Assume a scenario that user need to do some modification to a big data form, while the requirement is that if they have changed some records, they need to add remarks that what have changed,etc. One ...
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1answer
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How to show that a chart is a zoomed-in version of a different one?

I have two side-by-side charts, showing some time series data. What would be the best way to convey that: The second chart is a zoomed-in version of the first one Give an indication of what is the ...
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1answer
265 views

Which type of navigation is more suitable?

I am working on a user interface design for an application on Android. Currently, I am struggling to choose a suitable form of navigation as it is my first time creating such a design. The design is ...
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1answer
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Different approach to breadcrumbs

I'm currently working on a website with a huge amount of content, exploring how breadcrumbs can be used more effectively. The website uses very traditional breadcrumbs currently: One > Two > ...
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What's good colors for illustrating Up and Down?

Imagine a curtain, and two strings. Pulling one string brings it down, pulling the other brings it up. Usually in office environments, these two strings are the same color and this makes it so users ...
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1answer
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How can many separate breadcrumb paths be shown in a list?

Say for example we have Path A > Path A1 > Path A2 > Final Thing A and Path B > Path B1 > Path B2 > Final Thing B and these are things that can be selected by a user up to n ...
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2answers
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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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4answers
554 views

Visualization of event occurrences over time

I have a short time range tstart – tend ( ≈ 90 seconds) and a list of points in time which represent events that occurred at that point. I'm looking for a concise visualization of these ...
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1answer
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Ship Date and Delivery Date Picking with Blackout Days?

Lets say that a user is entering a ship date and a delivery date for a customer order. The customer wants it delivered on a particular day. The customer has blackout days such as weekends and ...
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3answers
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Can I filter on data not displayed in my list?

I have a list of people. The user's goal is to locate a single person or group of people. The people in the list have a lot of data associated with them, but for real estate purposes, I can't display ...
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3answers
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Locking input form fields, does it make sense?

In certain views of our web-application, all information is usually presented as input fields as they can be modified. Now, because of our rights and roles system, for some people, several input ...
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1answer
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Is it best practice to display a percentage when the value is 0?

I have some data where I'm displaying the value, then I'm calculating the percentage and displaying it next to the original value. When the value is 0, it looks something like this DataProperty1: 50 ...
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Integrate lookup and edit functionality

I've looked at a few of the other similar questions, but I don't think they are the same kind of problem. I am trying to design to link a person to an item. The page supports free text entry for the ...
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2answers
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'Likes' vs 'Upvotes' [duplicate]

When it comes to completely anonymous appreciation of videos. What is better to use: 'Likes' vs 'Upvotes'? I've read elsewhere that likes seem more personal and there is a network involved. But what ...
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Lightbox for footer links

Is it a good ux to make footer links as lightboxes? Basically we have small content for each link in the footer, so we decided to wrap those in lightbox instead of making a page for it. I'm sure ...
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How can I get hold of customers and users for research and usability testing when the business is protective or needs approval each time?

One of the things I find most difficult is while we (designers and devs) are working in an iterative agile environment, getting a hold on users and customers and trying to meet them in regular basis ...
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1answer
113 views

Simpler query builder UX for querying OLAP / Dimensionally Modelled data

I've been testing 3rd-party query-building solutions for OLAP data warehouses with a few of our product's mostly non-technical business users, and I've had trouble finding any that are simple enough ...
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Indicating that text was user-modified

My application includes a simple table/grid view, that is initally populated with money values by an automated calculation. Users will usually just take the values as they are, but they have the ...
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1answer
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T&Cs changelog - forcing users to agree

If there is a legal requirement to broadcast changes (and force acknowledgement) of updated T&Cs/EULA, how best should this be handled? Sure users will be notified if they HAVE to download the ...
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1answer
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Design problem: Tying together two related but different elements when one is potentially below the fold

Brief history of what's happening: the client wanted an interactive graph that the user can use to determine their needs from the client. The graph charts the user's business growth over time. When ...
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1answer
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Editing user permissions within a group?

I am creating a user management tool for scientific labs where there are three sets of groupings. Users on their own, Groups of users, and then Labs, where Users and Groups are given one of three ...
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2answers
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Web GUI pattern: How to design complicated multi-level nested forms in an ERP system

I am on designing an ERP application. We have many forms with nested objects inside and many form elements. I tried to design the form like this example. But it seems that showing nested forms and ...
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2answers
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Should a mobile application force login after terminating app?

Should a mobile application force login after terminating app? I've been working on a mobile application which utilizes sessions. Recently I noticed our mobile application does not force the user to ...
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Stack Exchange Comments vs. Answer Question [migrated]

Many answers on Stack Exchange are done through the use of comments attached to the question, rather than using the answer input below. Being new to Stack Exchange, I am wondering what benefit ...
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9answers
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What to display while waiting for a process (4-5 seconds) to complete?

We realized that in some cases the user may be waiting up to 4 or 5 seconds (depending on connection) for their form (or some action) to be processed. The form involves getting data from other servers ...
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9answers
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On adding fake delay, to, network delays

Consider an app, where there's a function (perhaps a button, or, when you hit return to send some text, for example). It results in a network connection, and there will be a small delay while the ...
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1answer
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video or “task recording” vs. traditional textual Help

Does anyone here have direct experience with users' success or failure in using video or "task recording" as opposed to traditional textual Help to complete their task or get information? How about as ...
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3answers
391 views

Do good UX guidelines exist against little JS windows inside the browser

I encounter a lot of web applications that essentially implement a small windowing system inside the browser. On you web page there exist a number of little boxes that look like windows, which can be ...
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1answer
41 views

How much of Google Visual Style Guide can we use? [on hold]

Google makes their visual style guide public, including their icons. This is their intellectual property, but I'd like to know if I can adopt it (in part) for my application. Google offers their ...
2
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1answer
48 views

Select with accompanied textarea alternative

Problem: I have a requirement for a predefined list of text that can range from 100 to 400+ chars. This list should be shown to the user in some fashion and then, once one of the items is selected, ...
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10answers
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Can the “$” symbol be safely considered as universal when making a graphic depicting money?

Want to get a sense of any best practices of using the "$" dollar sign in the context of an image in order to depict a universal idea of money. UPDATE: My task was to create an icon/graphic used in ...
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2answers
51 views

Tree-view: Search

I'm projecting a New tree-view for a system, but my doubt is about the Search. Would I put a button that the user select if he wants to search also subfolders, or the system would to search ...
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1answer
67 views

Usability tips to deal with Customer Support's issues in back end?

The context This is for a very large company with offices around the world. They're dealing with a lot of issues when it comes to Customer Support, and so far they have identified some of the ...
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Conflict of interest unresolved. How would you design a menu for both restaurant and customer interest? [on hold]

Bringing up a variation of the below question: How do you handle a conflict between user goals and business goals when designing enterprise software? You are asked as a designer to align the user ...
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3answers
429 views

Solutions for changing user habits from a tree to a flat forum thread structure

I am trying to change the habits of forum users who are familiar with a really messy tree structure to the more common flat structure. The forum is to get a relaunch but without shutting the old ...

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