0
votes
1answer
9 views

In a program what to say when the user enters the wrong type? e.g. number entered when yes/no expected

My program runs from the command line and requires the user to enter booleans (yes or no) and integers (numbers without decimals). For this I have two methods to check to make sure the user makes a ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Assign every item in a list to a category on a smartphone

I'm currently trying to implement an OPML-Import in my rss-reader. However, opml-files don't give any information about the "category" every item should be assigned to. Therefore I got the problem ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

How can non-UX professionals get started with UX?

Trying to avoid the "what is the best tool for 'X'" type question, but a friend asked and I wasn't quite sure how to answer. The original question went something like this: What's the best tool ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

Conversion drop-off by switching sites

I work for a website where consumers can search and browse theatrical events. Due to our partnership agreements, ticket purchasing happens on our partner sites. We'd like to propose that we use ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Toaster's “bagel button” does not work. UX or engineering issue? [on hold]

Below is picture of my toaster's front panel. I put bread in, press the "bagel" button, and a bagel does not come out. I simple get toasted bread. A bagel is totally different. I claim this is an ...
6
votes
5answers
217 views

How can wiring systems be designed to not rely solely on colour?

Yesterday I was faced with the challenge of replacing the stock radio in my vehicle. The stock radio had broken, and it was time for a new one. As it is, building the proper wiring harness is already ...
2
votes
1answer
57 views

Does drawing a dash across the numeral 7 (seven) increase readability?

The RBRC battery recycling logo was recently updated to add a dash to the final digit 7 (seven) in the phone number: Does this increase readability? In what situations, if any, is writing the ...
3
votes
1answer
24 views

Best practices for inducing AJAX application front-end refreshes

I develop and maintain several web applications for internal use at my company. They are all PHP/MySQL-based with HTML/JavaScript front-ends utilizing jQuery and various plugins for UI elements, grid ...
3
votes
4answers
384 views

What's the best way to represent a number which is over/under a reference?

I work with a resource management web application. I have a grid of numbers (resources forecasts). I need to show in this grid if the numbers are over or under a reference (resources capacities). I ...
2
votes
1answer
62 views

Placeholder Miscommunication Prevention

I've been doing some research into text input placeholders, and came across this: Pardot User Guide: Placeholders are not Substitutes for Labels. What struck my interest was: Data suggests that ...
1
vote
2answers
25 views

Sending out a survey over facebook - status or private message?

I have to conduct a survey for a university paper, which is not that scientific but more like cloud brainstorming. Therefore my colleague and our tutors decided to advertise the survey (which is a ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

help with google calender [on hold]

Need help I have added google calender on my website for user logged in, user should able to add appointments, view personal appointment and enable to view other people appointment but see if time is ...
2
votes
1answer
42 views

Do screen readers have built in “back to top” functionality?

So on my web application I have a floating button for back to top that's visible to users after they scroll down the page from the top. I was thinking whether I should consider attempting crafting ...
2
votes
2answers
39 views

Would it be easier to scan a list of grayscale profile pictures compared to colored?

Our search is giving a list of persons and their profile picture with some additional information, last updated, name & title. As of now, we are grayscaling the profile pictures, with full color ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

How to display SMS conversations effectively in website?

I have a web application for managing tuition which sends SMS time to time based on user actions. For example when a teacher cancel the class then SMS notification will be send to all the students in ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Providing similar login experience while logging in with a button and with enter

It regards standard login forms - I mean those which include login/email field and password field and "remember my login" checkbox, which is often forgotten to click although user would be actually ...
4
votes
2answers
62 views

Can I test different devices when I'll only have a sample of around 10 participants?

I'm going to be testing a way for students at the University of Leicester to print wirelessly to our printers from their own mobile device (could be smartphone, laptop, tablet etc.) There are two ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

How to load javascripts after the Html or the entire page has been loaded and reduce the loading time? [on hold]

I have website whose server response time is shown as 0.30 seconds which is more as per google.So,i decided to speak to a UX consultant for a solution. They told me that there are javascripts which ...
3
votes
1answer
26 views

Person name placeholder in your country/region/language [on hold]

Fun one related to working remotely: What are typical equivalents for name placeholders like Joe Doe in your region? Especially Russia, India, Latin America and more examples from English. But ...
1
vote
3answers
28 views

Segmenting tabs without sub-tabs

For a desktop application, I'm trying to design form pages for business objects that can have a dynamic amount of child objects (at least 1). A business object has a "general" form (that covers all ...
6
votes
4answers
866 views

Ragged edges vs. alignment

In an enterprise application I have a list of items and their statuses, and we can't agree on the layout. Some people are bothered by the ragged edge that's created on the left in the first version. ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Is the implementation of a stability index for a UX component or style guide useful/practical?

The concept of a stability index where the likelihood for the content, where it is code or a specification (e.g. in the documentation of the Node.js API) looks to be rather useful and can be adopted ...
0
votes
2answers
50 views

Account Impersonation: Correct Labels & Design

Scenario: Jonathan, a sales representative, gets a phone call from Americorp regarding a problem with their backend admin console. Jonathan signs into his account so he can find Americorp's ...
-2
votes
1answer
20 views

Identify a specific place for pixels in css [on hold]

i'm new in Web design i have i problem with the place of pixels it take much time to get the right place for any element ( for me at least ) , There is any tools help me to make my process easy . by ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Best practice for two-step verification process

Perhaps due to the recent incidents behind hacking of user database and identity theft, many organizations have introduced the two-step verification process, in particular when users are accessing the ...
1
vote
3answers
43 views

Should the “zebra striping” data grid set-order column be highlighted, or is it enough that little arrow?

[For PC applications (desktop and web)] As a common rule, when showing data grids, and sorting data through one of its columns, a little arrow appears on that column (sometimes also, the header ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

What are the best layout practices so that secondary elements such as tools are not overlooked? [on hold]

Users tend to focus on the center target of a page, such as text. As such they may not see important elements outside the center. Advertising deals with this with annoying movement, but I wonder what ...
2
votes
1answer
21 views

Keyboard shortcuts iOS

I'm implementing keyboard shortcuts into mine iOS app. Should I have shortcuts like ⌘ + n or just a simple n? Other example for navigation: ⌘ + 1 or just 1? Btw, I'm new to User Experience so I ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

What information or HTML elements should I put in the header? [on hold]

I am creating a website for a student organization that focuses on interprofessional education at my university. I have already completed the title and logo, positioned the menu bar to the bottom ...
2
votes
3answers
37 views

What's the best approach: real time email notifications or digest emails at regular intervals?

I have a Q/A site that deals with my area of medical practice. I'm a doctor and a programmer. Users can do the typical things like follow threads and other users. I don't want to spam users all the ...
3
votes
3answers
65 views

Restrict Map to a specific area

For an Android application, I have to display points on a map (with the Google Maps API). All the points are in one country (in France). The question is: Does it make sense to restrict the map to ...
1
vote
3answers
45 views

Jingle (Music) in an app

I want to know different approaches for using jingles inside an App. I want to create a non-entertainment app that uses one of the jingles of the company. But I'm out of ideas on how to include it. ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Excel like autofilters on html tables [on hold]

What is the best way to integrate excel like autofilter option in a table / table header. See here some examples of what I'm talking about: http://datatables.net/examples/api/multi_filter_select.html ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

File rename treating loss of focus as “undo” - why?

You're in the middle of renaming a file from file manager, nautilus or whatever, and you alt-tab to another app. When you alt-tab back, it's forgotten what you typed. This happens on most versions ...
1
vote
1answer
17 views

Linking to vs. embedding content on a web page

I'm designing a simple informational page, and I want to maximise readability and make the page as efficient as possible. Currently, I have two PDFs embedded into the page that users can scroll ...
11
votes
5answers
1k views

Should you reveal to the participants where they 'went wrong' during usability tests?

I realise 'went wrong' is not the correct term here. We're not testing the user, we're testing the site. (Hence the quote marks). Anyway: Take this hypothetical scenario: You're running a usability ...
0
votes
3answers
53 views

How to visualize results of user actions after creating a new record?

I am working on the UI design of a CMS that enable users to manage websites. The interaction I am looking at now takes place when a new menu item is created. This is what I have so far: For an ...
-1
votes
1answer
54 views

Starting from zero [on hold]

I'm psychology student with a business minor and I want to go into UX Design. I have no idea where to start. I started reading and started learning some basic coding. I want to build a portfolio but I ...
2
votes
0answers
23 views

End user impact by frequency and timing of updates and enhancements

As an organization, we strive to remain competitive and current. With that, we often discuss UI changes and the impacts they have to our user base. A concern we have is the frequency and extent to ...
2
votes
2answers
55 views

iPhone to Android - Sections & SubSections navigation

I'm helping porting an iPhone design to Android. My background is Android developer, so I'm trying to create the best possible experience for Android users, but I'm not a designer. The first problem ...
1
vote
1answer
69 views

Improving speed of data entry in a single page calculator form

I've been asked to try and improve a one page calculator form. It is used by telesales people to work out what sort of deal they can offer to a customer and how much commission (called LTR) they stand ...
14
votes
8answers
2k views

Keeping comments positive

I've got a musician for a client. We're trying new stuff to increase interaction with the audience during and after the show. She would love to get more in touch with her audience after the shows and ...
2
votes
0answers
44 views

What are common resolutions for projectors?

I'm looking for a table detailing the distribution of video projector resolutions in a business setting (i.e. not home theater or classroom projectors). Google brings up a number of resources on the ...
0
votes
6answers
148 views

How to refer to that '#' button on the phone?

How to refer to the '#' button on the phone so that every (or at least, most) user would understand? The name 'hash' sounds quite technical. While every programmer do (should) understand what is ...
0
votes
2answers
75 views

Clock face interface for time selection [on hold]

I have been looking at new ideas for interface design, and came across this one for selecting time by mimicking a clock face. I believe that the interface can probably be tweaked to look a bit ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

Different levels of user experience in public transport system stop information

On my infrequent trips overseas I have taken some interest in the public transport systems and how they announce or display the stops, in particular for high volume metro systems. In Australia and US ...
1
vote
2answers
62 views

On an E Commerce Website how effective is a Hero Banner?

We have a design where a Hero Banner covers nearly 70% of the Landing Screen of the HomePage, it consists of a carousel which has collection of 5 of our best offers. I have been going through data ...
1
vote
2answers
103 views

Position of file delete button

I am designing an android application showing a list of files and folders, something like dropbox or google drive. My question is; when a file is selected should the delete option with share and tag ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

How to improve my logo [on hold]

I am asked to create a logo for my firm's new product. It is an entrepreneur talk show. A website relating conversation, interviews, sort of talk show for entrepreneur. I have created a very simple ...
0
votes
2answers
12 views

Thinking about splitting out similar processes. Dilemma

I am working on a project that involves sending messages. Messages come in two flavours - a simple quick message and a full message (or campaign) which includes some additional information. I am ...

15 30 50 per page