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Using “X” for both “close” and “remove”

I'm working on a shopping cart design. I'm currently using "X" to mean both "close" and "remove" in the interface. Are there any suggestions for alternatives to "X" as a symbol to remove? Will this ...
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Mobile grid views - which style is preferred by users - rounded corners with borders or rectangles?

Is there's a way in which users of mobile devices prefer to perceive grid view content? I'm a mobile developer and stare at mobile interfaces quite a lot. One of the things that was bothering me for ...
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You are not an expert so you don't fit to design a interface for a expert system? [duplicate]

I don't know if there are others like me work in a company that focus on a special technology and need to build software for it. My background is HCI and CS. I got hired as a software engineer ...
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Menu Contextual Order

The application I'm working on maintains lists of timezones, countries, cities, & venues, and it allows the user to manage those lists (list/add/edit/remove) via a menu. My initial approach was ...
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Is it good practice to ask date of birth and gender from users or Avatars can suffice?

I am building a system where I need user explicit data like Age, Gender, Preference towards a category(fashion/Gadgets/...). I came up with 2 solutions for Age & Gender: Ask user these ...
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System status VS. Minimal design [on hold]

According to 10 Usability of Heuristics from Jakob Nielson, On one hand you try to display more systems status so to make users aware of various system state, on the other hand you are trying to ...
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Perceived Performance vs. Actual Performance: How to bypass lengthly loading spinners?

I have a loading spinner in between the login and dashboard sections of my mobile app. For "regular" users it would spin for a short, reasonable time (1-4sec) but for other users it may spin for 20 or ...
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Dropdown options that open popups

I have a dropdown that changes a user's status. My boss would like to have one of the options on the dropdown open a popup when the user clicks on the option. Intuitively, the idea of having a ...
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Best way to populate multiple lists from a shared data source

I'm trying to design a UI wherein a person is moved from a list of people into one of four mutually exclusive groups. Each group needs to be shown on screen (there are typically less than 15 people in ...
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Should I require user verification before publishing article?

I am currently developing a website that's all about used written content. Users write columns that will be available on the website, thus giving them a place to be read. In the old version of my ...
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How best to provide contact info in a member directory while preventing 'data harvesting'?

I am working on a searchable online directory. People will use it to find other members, service providers, and the like. It's critical that the results include contact data. However, my clients are ...
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Independent selection but can also be alternative

I have binary properties, say A, B, C, D, that a user can independently switch. This is usually done using checkboxes as so: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq ...
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Validating Fields for Repeating Data (Enterprise Solution)

It has been educational to read solutions on here and I was wondering if you guys can help me out as well. I work for a data collection heavy enterprise solution company. I am slowly convincing my ...
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What would be the best way to display “Content submitted” confirmation message after an user posts a question / answer / comment?

Usually it is displayed similarly to this: [Your content has been submitted - System message] [Content - Copy of the content that will be visible] [Edit | Remove]
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Link between UX/HCI/Graphics?

I've been reading up a lot on UX lately. The terms computer graphics, HCI and User experience keep coming up together. Could someone explain to me how Graphics, HCI and UX are all linked?
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What is the name for this UI layout? [duplicate]

I'm looking for the name of the UI layout found on sites like Airbnb, Square, Paypal and others where pretty much the whole site is on one page and the user scrolls down to see all the content, with ...
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Do users find it hard to differentiate latest information from historic information when both are displayed at the same time?

I have two panels - one contains current information for a subject, the other contains historic trend information for the subject in a graph. I can display them on the same page - one underneath the ...
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Verbs and actions in Dutch

It's common to put verbs in buttons like "Delete" or "Edit", ... . In English I know it's common practice to use the third-person verbs "Delete", "Edit", "Add", "Click here", ... but not the actual ...
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Was it wise of Apple to put the full-screen toggle button where the former maximize button was?

For those of you who don't know, in OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple (rather quietly) replaced what was formerly a "maximize window" button with a "make window full-screen" button - in previous releases, ...
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What is the research behind using darker contrast menus for global navigation?

I am working on a web application for paid clients to use to access different types of data. I am working on the information architecture and I believe that having a space for global navigation ...
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Multiple navigations on a tablet

I'm creating a learning and collaboration platform that should allow easy information consumptions on tablets. At the moment it has a bunch of navigations, because the system is structured ...
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Can't properly redesign GUI to get better user experience

INTRODUCTION: I am inexperienced software developer who had a task to implement informational system all on my own. Since the deadline was short, I was unable to design UI to provide convenient ...
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How do you test navigation engagement?

Some coworkers and I are engaged in heated debate about changing the navigation arrangement from a left nav column to a top nav bar. Arguments in favor of a left nav are more visibility and more ...
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When trying to stick to right aligned form label pattern, how do you handle multi-line labels?

I'm using 2 column right-aligned labels/left aligned input fields. For 99% of my app, it's great. It follows one of Luke Wroblewski's quickest path to completion patterns. The problem is while trying ...
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Questions relevant to User Permissions / Feature Flags?

I'm currently working on a user permissions project for a SaaS product. It will be used to manage multiple users within our product and needs to obviously have some sort of hierarchal system to assign ...
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Mixing LTR (left to right) and RTL (right to left) content on the same page

Looking at the image below, let's pretend that we are seeing a series of blog posts on a website. The first post was written in Arabic and the second in English. The user viewing the website primarily ...
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Unlimited scrolling via an accordion

I have two panels on the right side of the search page where I am splitting it by an accordion. Now, I am struggling with is that whether we should pursue infinite scrolling or pagination in this ...
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Best way to show an applied variable across multiple plan information containers

I am trying to represent a variable that is set by a user that effects the cost of an item. The same variable would show on each applicable item block. Block may or may not be stacked as in the image ...
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Strange login flow in Microsoft Products

When I open OneDrive, OneNote or other Microsoft software, I press the Log In button and it displays a form with a field to enter ONLY email. When I press Next, I land on a standard login form with ...
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What impact should be expected from the inclusion of mandatory user surveys?

Our sales/marketing team are desperate to know more about specific customers (for example: "How large is your company?"). We are considering implementing a mandatory survey after logon with three ...
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Self registration vs. Admin registration

We are building a web system where each organization/institution has an account to manage credits (pricing). Each institution can then have individual users (with separate logins) that use the same ...
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Best way to add the same information to more items on a list

Imagine we have a list of people. They are to do a task. I have the option of giving them extra time. I could give Peter an extra 5 minutes for example. What is a good way to give all people an ...
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How to influence effect of single vote on a like/dislike bar?

I'm making a simple rating system, just like youtube has: This works great if you have a big userbase, but it's too sensitive with just a few votes. Say the first vote is down, no green bar will be ...
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help with upload function

I have been asked to review an upload function. The user can upload multiple files to a folder called a 'binder' using an uploader. This is called Add to Binder function. A binder is just a ...
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Including interaction on a graph

I'm doing some design work for a client on an iOS app and I've got a question about adding interactivity to a graph. It's a wine app and the idea is a user answers some questions and the app creates ...
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How do you share app specific content?

I'm looking to find out how best to share app specific content. I'm creating a news app which includes polls at the bottom of the article. I'd like the ability to share the poll but I'm wondering ...
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How to start in UX [duplicate]

As i mentioned in my previous question i am working professional with experience of 10 years in field of 3d graphics and now want to enter in to UX field & then i have received a great reply from ...
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Are browser desktop notifications better than a browser alert box?

I'm working on a project where I'd like to notify a user of an important event in the application. There are two options that I have at my disposal: Use the browser/HTML5 Desktop Notifications. ...
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Can I enter into the UX field without any prior experience? [duplicate]

I am working professional with 10 years of experience in field of 3D (gaming, interactive applications, architectural visualizations) but don't have any experience in web or application design. ...
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Modern rich text editor? [on hold]

I've been using CKEditor for my project up until now, however, it is extremely heavy and takes far too long to load. What are some modern rich text editor that are available, as I haven't been able ...
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Is it appropriate or wise to merge two similar search inputs together?

I have an application team that is building a simple search component in which there are two fields. Both accept a number only value that represents primary keys in two different tables. Would it be ...
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Alternative reward levels to “Gold, Silver, Bronze”?

I am looking for an easily identifiable awarding scheme, but without using metals, specifically "Gold, Silver, Bronze". Does such a thing exist?
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In Android, is it good UX to have a tab navigation go 3 levels deep?

I'm working on an Android application with an information architecture consisted from about 3 levels deep. Assume the following IA: Home Nav Option A Sub Level A.1 Sub Level A.2 Sub Level A.3 ...
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What strategy can be used to duplicate downloadable content on multiple pages without confusing users?

We have two particular cases of content duplication: Product Manuals Product Videos For example a Product Manual needs to be downloadable directly from the Product's page. We also have an ...
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What should be dimensions of a grid of images for review be?

I am creating a webtool for image moderation (approve / flag / delete). My starting image set to review is about 200,000 with 400 images added per hour. The end users of this tool will be outsource ...
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How should I show a field is filled when they are not allowed to view the content?

I am saving Twitter keys in a database. The 4 fields needed are in a place where more than one (at least semi trusted) person is able to add the required keys. However, it is suggested that you should ...
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Any specific CSS framework for Material design? [on hold]

I wanted to know if there is any specific framework for material design. Material design seems cool.
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What semantics should the back button in a wizard UI have?

What functionality of the "Back"-button in a wizard UI is the best? Back button discards data from current page and navigates backwards. Back button keeps data (even if invalid) from current page ...
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Is this a right position to place “See more” button on the top of particular section in “Google Store”?

Google placed the "See more" button on top of each section. I wrongly clicked the bottom button of "Apps" section to see all kind of similar app. But it showed me all book apps. Then I pressed back ...
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Is there any research on how users scan Pinterest or Trello style pages?

I'm working on a web app that integrates a Pinterest-like layout. Question: Is there any research around how users scan Pinterest-style pages? Illustration: download bmml source – ...

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