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Which input control is recommended for a large value range?

I'm working on a web app that allows the user to enter a timing value in a range from 0s to 1s with a step of 200ns (yes, nanoseconds). I tried that with an input of type range (slider) but that's ...
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What is an surface-perpendicular wheel control called?

Please bear with me as I attempt to describe this control (since I don't know its name I wasn't able to google image search for it). It's a physical control, used for adjusting a quantity up or down. ...
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191 views

Paper form: best practices for fonts and more precisely to help to identify labels from values?

So I need to transform a web form into a pdf to be sent as an attachment. Technically it is fine, but I need some help about best practices for the appearance of the printable document. I generate ...
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Standard representation of states for objects in software application

I am trying to come up with a standard to be included in a style guide for a software application. One of the difficulties with the guide is around documenting states/status that seem to have a ...
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197 views

Who decides about text usability, the ux person or the technical writer?

A technical writer wants to change a label of a table column. He says it is not clear. I, a usability expert, am against it. Who should have the last word?
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85 views

In the UXD process who owns the body copy?

I am currently working on a web based application and we have wireframes and style guides. Our process works something like this ... designs for each major flow are prototyped and visual creates the ...
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Display related location points on a map

I'd like to display an array of various location points, that share the same group. I've been tasked with designing a visual UI that houses a Bing Maps screen and displays several (location based - ...
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2k views

Best UI approach to align the column titles of reports

I would like to know what the best approach is to align header columns according to their data type. I haven't found any Human Design Interface articles explaining this. Should the header column ...
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97 views

one button, two functions?

We are designing an UI of a game like the following: Once you enter the Green button (Start) you start to fight. However, there's a limit of restarting the fight. When it come to the limit, the ...
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1answer
68 views

How can I show a clear hierarchy in a small space?

I'm making a thing that looks like this: It's a list of pages which have tags. These tags can have a hierarchy, like this: programming | \-> perl | \-> python | | | \-> python 2 | | ...
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Opening Hours UI for admins

I was trying to create an UI in AngularJS for office open hours. The UI should allow user to set open time(HH:MM) and close time(HH:MM) for each days(Sun, Mon, .... , Sat) of a week. Please suggest a ...
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Text vs Icon (Opens in a New Window)

Over the past months I have been turning small websites responsive and encountered PDF links that spell out Opens in a New Window instead of using an icon. I spoke to the client about using an icon ...
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66 views

Chat Windows Within Web Application - PopUp or Floating Div?

I'm working on a web application. The application is already built and deployed to clients. It runs on a wide range of internet browsers. I am tasked to add chat functionality to the application. This ...
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3answers
37 views

Ordered Multi-select control in HTML

I'm developing a highly customisable SaaS application. It has at several places a multi select, for some cases additionally to selecting the items, the user can define an order, for other cases it is ...
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2answers
52 views

Infinite scrolling + back button

Sometimes whilst bored I read old xkcd's annd although I know all the comics, I do from time to time discover a title text I hadn't seen before. This time I came across Which had the title text: ...
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5answers
224 views

Multi-range Slider for Budget Allocation

I'm currently designing a slider that will be used to allocate a fixed budget to different channels. I posted some shots of the current design below. Right now, it's possible to simply drag the slider ...
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1answer
34 views

A/B testing for 3 versions

Is it correct to perform A/B testing for 3 versions. It may sound funny as the title of test answers the question, but still is there any practice to test 3 versions against each other. Thank you in ...
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47 views

Master/Details view for full screen

I am creating desktop app with master/details view situation. In a predefined ratio and size it looks fine. When I resize window to full screen it looks something like this: What would be a ...
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1answer
29 views

Where can i find “numbers” about bounce rate statistics in mobile application?

I am about to offer my boss two user registration funnels. One that the user must validate his phone number before he can use the app (something my boss prefer), and the other let the user use the app ...
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0answers
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Native vs custom share in apps [duplicate]

I'm wondering what the pros and cons are to integrate the native iOS share sheet or to create a custom option. I understand that the native sheet means the user is in control and are able to share to ...
0
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1answer
157 views

What are the differences between Usability Attributes and Usability Requirements

I want clarification on the above subject matter. Many authors refer to the two constructs as same. I will also like to to have full discussion on them and other external sources for further details. ...
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471 views

Is there a name for this semi-responsive technique?

I've noticed some websites are frequently using a very specific semi-responsive technique but I'm not sure what to call it. Here are 2 examples: Example 1: http://www.firestonetire.com Example 2: ...
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3answers
58 views

Best place for grid/list toggle button?

I'm working on an effort to introduce a grid/list toggle, and we can't decide on where to place it in the page. My vote was for the top-right, but the client wants to explore other placements. Is ...
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1answer
28 views

Best practice when designing screen reader friendly notification functionality

I am curious how you should approach the design of notification functionality with screen readers in mind. Let's take Facebook as an example. If someone comments on one of your posts. A little popup ...
2
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2answers
106 views

Deviating from the check-mark convention

I would like to create a slightly different convention for single select and multi-select toggle choices. I hate the stereotypical look of default radio buttons and check marks in boxes, so I came up ...
10
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4answers
250 views

When to ask for registration

I'm designing an iOS app to order groceries online. I have a doubt about when ask for registration. To proceed at payment you must be a registered user. One can use an app like this several times and ...
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2answers
52 views

Confirmation modal for sensitive actions

I would like to know which of these practices is considered as the best. A user of my website has the possibility of emptying its shopping basket. Should I : ask for confirmation with a modal ? ...
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1answer
419 views

I have a complicated system resulting in three tasks with a high degree of interoperability. How can I design an interface for this?

Okay, I am not going to go into too much detail about what the system is actually for as I don't think this is entirely relevant. Basically this is a product database with entities called 'groups' ...
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1answer
24 views

Research method for touch gesture design

So, I designed/suggested some gesture for some actions for my college project. The design I made is based on common touch gesture (by common, I mean gesture usual gesture like 'tap with one finger' to ...
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0answers
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Site map for my Online Shopping Site Creation [on hold]

When I was researching how to do a sitemap, most of the examples I saw were for institutional websites. In my case, it's for an e-commerce web application that doesn't follow that same linearity. Are ...
0
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1answer
26 views

Comparing mouse + Keyboard vs Touch Screen Input Devices?

Is there any research that compares the User Experience of using the mentioned Input Devices ? Thanks Edit: Basically for my dissertation i'm planning on creating a usable interface for a voting ...
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1answer
43 views

How to enhance bilingual - auto suggest search box?

Our users need to submit a form for submitting a request. Form is available in multiple languages. This form has text box ( the most important field, works as a auto suggest search box). We used to ...
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0answers
83 views

Why are censor bleeps so loud?

Why is the censor bleep (or beep) commonly implemented the way it is. Usually on the radio or TV (at least in the United States) if a word is used which is deemed to be undesirable for whatever reason ...
0
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2answers
359 views

Sign Up and Sign In widget on every page: Slide-down Panel or Lightbox

I have a question about implementing a sign up and sign in widget that works on any page on a site (i.e. without redirecting users to a sign in page when they want to log in to interact with content ...
3
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4answers
323 views

How should content of right slide menu be designed?

I have two options for displaying content in a right sided slide menu but am having a disagreement with my co-founder on which to use. Neither one of us is a designer but we're trying to figure this ...
0
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1answer
127 views

Add simple option to an InstallShield Express project?

I've got a very simple, straightforward Install Shield Express project that installs our client software. Currently, I only show a minimal set of dialogs during the installation process (Welcome, ...
10
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3answers
486 views

Why not have the hamburger menu at the bottom?

Considering this : http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1649 ... and considering that displays get bigger, I'm wondering why the hamburger menu isn't located at the bottom of the UI. Just like this ...
0
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1answer
152 views

floating versus inline alerts

I personally am a fan of floating alerts such as Toasts. I am thinking of using them for the form validation and feedback. I find the inline movement of content terrible, though it seems to be the ...
11
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3answers
357 views

What is the benefit of anthropomorphizing a UI?

Earlier I withdrew some money from the cash machine and at one point the screen read: "Hold on, I'm contacting the server". The designers of the system had chosen to infer through the language ...
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1answer
28 views

Adjusting website content according to searched query from Google / external search engine

I heard that it's possible to customize a website content according to the search query the user has entered before accessing the site through external search results page. It seems like a very smart ...
2
votes
1answer
88 views

Prompting customer login before making changes to their account

In a project I'm working on, there's a service website where customers can register objects they own in order to use the service. If a customer owns many of these objects, all can be registered on the ...
0
votes
1answer
90 views

Show or don't show the currently selected option in menu or dropdown

Let's say you have a dropdown where a user can choose a color. I'm currently comtemplating whether or not to use the following scheme. When a user selects a color, that color disappaers in the sorted ...
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5answers
3k views

How to adapt your website for TV browsers?

Many home electronic brands have presented new television sets with built-in browsers and apps. Even though not many of these have enjoyed widespread adoption, the responsive web design movement talks ...
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1answer
145 views

Is there any established convention for indicating that a link will scroll the page? (jump links)

There are various existing conventions to give users clues about what will happen on clicking or touching a link when it is not a standard link to another page, for example: Single chevrons pointing ...
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1answer
71 views

Responsive design - 2 levels of navigation

I'm working on a responsive website, the desktop view has 2 levels of navigation. The sitemap roughly looks like this: Cat1 SubCat1 SubCat2 SubCat3 Cat2 SubCat1 SubCat2 SubCat3 SubCat4 Cat3 ...
3
votes
1answer
47 views

Convention for serif font

In the design guidelines for Windows Phone, you are encouraged to use the font Segoe WP for the most of your UIs. Segoe WP is a sans-serif typeface. Is there a convention or guideline for which serif ...
0
votes
4answers
130 views

For an app with videos, how do you get users to view more than just the first few pages of results?

I'm making an app that has tonnes of categories of videos and within each category could be hundreds of videos. The problem is that users generally only scroll through maybe 30 results which means ...
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0answers
19 views

Does one need to follow a specific grid pattern or rule when design an app on iOS? [on hold]

Is there any specific grid rule or pattern that I need to follow before designing an app on iOS ?
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0answers
49 views

What makes a border a good border in a webpage element?

I'm making use of borders inside my website's, just like the rest of the world. I use them to mark the actual size of the element. My question is, what are the criteria for a border to be considered ...
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2answers
139 views

Usability of vertical split bar to resize splitted view

I have a program with an interface that is much like jsfiddle, specifically the vertically draggable inner "bar" that lets you resize between the size of the left panels and the right panels. I ...

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