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Is the folder structure dying?

In our digital world we have previously been forced to know the location of digital content. The obvious one being the local hard drive or a shared file server where sometimes extreme structures have ...
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Jump from print into UX

I worked in magazine design for almost nine years until I got fed up of the deteriorating circumstances of traditional publishing. I took a really good and comprehensive course on UX but now that I am ...
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218 views

Is it a good idea to redirect expected page name misspellings/typos for critical web pages?

For example, would redirecting www.example.com/loogin to www.example.com/login be fine? Would it be better to automatically redirect users to the correct page or display a page stating that the user ...
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1answer
53 views

How can I pictorially show an option is unavailable for a time?

I have an option (a single button) in the settings, that won't be avaliable for the user for about 2 weeks. I have considered a number of options: Leave it out - make it suddenly appear Keep it ...
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1answer
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Using 2 tabs on a page: one for filter, and one for content

I might be trying to do too much on a single page, but I have a page where I need to filter courses, and generate a schedule. On the Filters tab: use 'Filters' (in the sidebar) to filter a set of ...
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Improving google ranking for city specific pages [on hold]

I have a shopping cart site, where I list the products, Also I applied there city filters as well.But on google, if I put the search query like- metal spacer in Los angles, I do not find the city ...
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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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618 views

Why doesn't YouTube append the video title to the video URL?

How come YouTube doesn't append the video title to the video URL? I know they are owned by Google so good SEO isn't exactly necessary, but from a user experience stand point it makes much more sense. ...
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351 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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23 views

How to filter tables/list views?

I know, this is a very broad question and there's a lot of context to consider, but how would you offer quick filtering of large data sets (tables/list views)? Currently, software products in our ...
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1answer
38 views

Relational query (few parameters selector) more user friendly

I am working on GUI of one website which is selecting data from database. User can enter one or two values if wants output above/equal/lessequal and less etc. or/and certain thresholds. Current idea ...
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1answer
101 views

Is there a JavaFX “Style Guide” for applications?

I was hoping to find a style guide, for JavaFX applications. Something like you can find for: Android iOS Microsoft and even Motif Does such a thing exist?
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2answers
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Does the hover functionality on Netflix's website break UI best practice?

example gif here: http://i.imgur.com/YnInEl3.gif My explanation of what's happening in the gif: When a title has been hovered for a short amount of time, that title expands, pushing other content off ...
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1answer
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Drill-down map with touch devices - how to substitute for hover

I'm building a map where mouse users can view details by hovering a region, and drill down to that region by clicking on it. e.g. hover Texas and see a map popup with data on population, size, ...
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59 views

Show a donation progress bar?

I'm going to put a donation system into my web-app because I need to raise about $6.2k for a school-organised trip to Borneo. Inside the app, I think that I will tell everyone, on the donations page, ...
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3answers
372 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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2answers
295 views

How to validate reviews?

I'm in a situation where there is no accounts. There is only offer-centers (which need quality ratings) and offer-takers. Every time an offer is taken a transaction is taken there is evidence of it, ...
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2answers
91 views

Is the question mark “?” internationally recognised as an icon for help?

I'm looking to use "?" as my help button icon in a desktop application but I'm unsure how universally recognisable this will be. I can localise this for different culture if necessary. Any ideas?
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1answer
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Scroll of the main content when the modal window is open

Should the main content of the screen (a layout of cards) be scrollable, when a modal window is open (without any overlay)? What about the solution like this: when the modal window is open, the main ...
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2answers
25 views

Which words to use to motivate visitors to comment?

I'm trying to find the best words to motivate visitors to comment on my website (IT based blog/portal). Commenting rate is ~ 0.1% (1 comment per 1000 visitors). This is the default one (for Drupal): ...
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3answers
964 views

Native vs. Browser Based Sign in for Mobile Apps

Our application currently allows users to sign in using an email/password combination, Facebook or Google. In the update we're working on, we will also add the ability to sign in with a Microsoft ...
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1answer
56 views

How to display information too long for a select box

On a form I use a select box to display a list of tenancies. So that each tenancy can be identified I have to display the full name of the tenants (there can be up to 4 tenants) and the full address ...
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1answer
81 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 ...
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1answer
55 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 ...
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2answers
71 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 ...
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2answers
496 views

How do you design UI with multiple forms within a table? [on hold]

My current UI: Notable points: gray row(s) including the input fields on the left, and the Save button towards the right, are part of a single form. Del button on the right is a form entire ...
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2answers
102 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 ...
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2answers
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preloading strategies for searching large amounts of data

So I have encountered a similar situation described as the one below. Lets day a sales person from Ford is shipping a new car to one of the thousands of rental car places they do buisiness in the ...
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3answers
63 views

What kind of feedback is appropriate to inform the user that he's actually offline for a mobile app interface?

What kind of feedback is appropriate to inform the user that he's actually offline? I need the feedback to be simple, clear, understandable, user-friendly and corporate. But I don't know the best way ...
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328 views

Omiting label element on self-explanatory form

I have a form that consists of an input box and a button. The button says "Search". For sighted users, it seems that no label element is required for the input box as it is obvious that you enter ...
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Classifying users into beginners, intermediate, experts

In a survey, how can I find out about the experience of a user with a specific website? How can I classify the users into different types - novices/beginners, intermediate, experts? Are there ...
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1answer
68 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 ...
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4answers
33 views

Succinct message to clearly direct user to check a box

I have a payment form, and part of it by default, asks your email address, but above that it currently has a question: Returning Customer? with two buttons Yes/No, which look a little ambiguous as ...
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1answer
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Dismissing keyboard on Android: UI Pattern

I'm not too familiar with the Android UI patterns, but how does one usually dismiss a keyboard after entering some information? My usecase is to dismiss the keyboard when a user is done entering the ...
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2answers
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What percent of non-English-native people use English system language on their phone?

tl;dr: "What proportion of Spanish (or some other non-English native) people use English as their phone language?" I am writing an Android app. I plan to publish it primarily in a specific ...
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2answers
327 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 ...
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1answer
300 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 ...
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0answers
62 views

How to display a family tree structure with both parents and multiple interconnections using SVG or HTML? [on hold]

I'm looking for a flexible way to display the output of the GEDCOM data model) or Gramps data model, which are the most common data models for geneology. Both data models support family trees that ...
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3answers
429 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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2answers
216 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 ...
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1answer
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How do you make a range input / slider accessible to screen readers for blind UX

download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups How do you make range inputs / sliders screen reader accessible? What is the best solution for making these types of ...
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1answer
154 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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153 views

What is the best way to design a navigation view inside a navigation view

I have the following requirement for an iOS 8 app: I have a list of groups in the main view Selecting one of the groups takes you to the group's view (one level down the navigation stack) Every ...
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1answer
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Which is the best navigation pattern for the Apple Watch?

I'm having a bit of an internal debate over which navigation pattern is more suitable for use on the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch enables you to use a) Hierarchical navigation - a list of items ...
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1answer
142 views

How to manage credentials information to the user?

I've created a plugin for an editor. This plugin gets some information from the project and shows you all the related issues, getting the information from an external application (Github, gitlab, ...
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2answers
88 views

Feelings to avoid when learning something

I will soon be implementing a learning platform for blue collar workers about security for a client and as a hobby, I'm making a completely different platform on the side for children about science. ...
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5answers
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Is it a good/acceptable practice to combine checkboxes with radio buttons for one question?

I work on a form, in which there are questions allowing either multiple choices or selecting just one. An example: Which of the sweeties do you like: [ ] chocolate [ ] lollipops [ ] cookies ( ) ...
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2answers
111 views

How to manage/edit 3 level hierarchy with similar properties

Requirements I'm working on a feature for a b2b application with a the following requirements: A given hierarchy of 3 levels. Each level has the same properties. Each child level inherits from ...
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1answer
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Capacity available representation? Percentages or coloured icons?

Currently, capacity available is represented using a single icon in green, yellow, or red (green = lots, yellow = some, red = low). Due to API changes, there is an option to modify this data to show ...
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3answers
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Customer and User account suspensions

I have a product that bills our customers, and it bills their users (the customer gets commissions). We need to implement a workflow to suspend the customer if their billing is outstanding, which will ...

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