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Soft “required” form field?

Has anyone ever seen or heard of this approach to a signup page? So the idea is the "Phone number" is not required, however when trying to submit the field empty you would get this message/option ...
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What is the best approach of presenting a tabular data with search options in android?

We've developed a POS system that is in use by multiple retail stores which we'd like to port to an Android version. I am wondering what the best approach for displaying tabular data with search ...
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A good MSc in HCI..?

I noticed you had asked a question about finding a good MSc in HCI a while back. I'm just curious to know if you took the UCL course? If so how you found it? I've applied to UCL and CUL but I'm open ...
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Should the cross (or 'X' ) button do something other than close (e.g. minimize or hide)?

It's common for the user to use the cross button to exit an application. But sometimes software is tricky and the cross minimizes the windows instead of closing it. Does this kind of behavior should ...
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what undergraduate degrees lead to ux design careers?

I am a freshman in college and considering a career in ux design. I am wondering about what degrees can lead me in the right path. Majors like: computer information systems, management information ...
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Accessible and Responsive Tables?

I'm looking at creating a large multi-column table within a web app. However we are experiencing a challenge whereby none of the solutions fit the bill 100% and we are wary of just choosing one ...
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How to avoid big banks of buttons?

What are some alternatives to having repetitive rows buttons that create large banks like the one shown below. I think it's too visually dominant and distracting, not least because there's one of ...
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Alt Attribute for user generated content

Suppose you have a website where users can sale stuff and upload images (something like craigslist). What would be the appropriate ALT attribute for such images where we don't know the actual content? ...
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Tool to create 3D layered image

I see more and more wireframes looking like this : I need to explain an imbricated and layered structure to someone, so I want to use images like that. Is there a tool that already does that, or ...
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Save vs. Submit - Clone the [Original] Record on Submit?

Before anyone says this is a duplicate, this question isn't about wording of Save (as draft) and Submit buttons or their positioning on a form. For our app, we'll assume that the user knows that Save ...
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How to say “Your file has been modified (somewhere else) since you last opened it” in a few word. With two choices

I am using a dropbox api and building a code writing app for iPhone (so my space is very limited). When the user opens a file, Dropbox gets notified. If the file gets opened in another location (like ...
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How to display duration (HH:MM) so it isn't confused with clock time

I have a table in my application that shows dates along its x-axis, and different statuses along its y-axis. The table keeps track of how much time an employee spent in a given work status (on duty, ...
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How much information should be included in a Saved list's item?

When showcasing products in a gallery, we display a bunch of information in each product cell. Those infos include: Picture Full name Rating (stars) & number of user ratings product ...
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What is the reason behind the upper-case-lower-case behaviour of the Apple iOS keyboard?

On Windows and Android phones/tablets the case of the keypad letters alters when pressing SHIFT: But Apple seems to ignore this presumably useful feature. Does Apple really know it's better NOT to ...
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Does styling the scrollbar affect UX? [duplicate]

What's the standard on styling scrollbars? Do you only apply it on panels within your application and leave the window scroll bars to a default? Does messing with scrollbar styles affect user ...
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Should users give text input when they report inappropriate content on an app?

I have an app with a lot of user-generated content. I also rely on other user's to report if this content is suspicious, fraudulent or inappropriate. Currently the user can click a report button and ...
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Is there an accepted standard for passwords?

It's frustrating how some websites require symbols while some don't allow them, some require a capital or number while others don't, some don't allow the same consecutive characters, etc. Every once ...
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1answer
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How to display two similars fields with possibly identical content? [duplicate]

I currently work on a subcontracting tool in which I have to register a direct client (billing) and a final client (work) with the address of the final client (work place). The direct client is just ...
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How detailed does a paper-mockup have to be?

The question looks silly but I'm currently working on a small project that involves creating a paper mockup. The point is to learn and understand how paper mockups help to do user centered design ...
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1answer
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Good names for turning site responsive-ness on and off?

I'm doing work on a website that has been 1900px wide long time, and most of the users aren't extremely tech-savvy and usually +40 years old. To give you an idea of the content of the website, all the ...
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Shipping Cost in Shopping Cart Page?

I am working on Product e-commerce responsive website. It has shipping cost that we are showing in check-out page based on the shipping address entered by the user. The problem is, after entering the ...
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1answer
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Shopping cart in store management software

I'm currently designing a store management application to be used by employees of certain stores. At many points within the processes of this store, the user should be able to search the database of ...
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29 views

Choosing Language on Mobile Game

Currently I'm trying to localize a mobile game into popular language. I'm a bit confused about designing two things: choosing first language when they play game for the first time and changing ...
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3answers
314 views

How to visually indicate a calculation as being preliminary/simulated?

Suppose, in a multistep flow, where citizens can apply for subsidies from the government, we have some financial calculations (e.g. a collection of what-if's) presented in a table. Each row is a post ...
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Why are double-handle taps still installed in households and public washrooms?

I'm wondering why double-handle faucets are still installed in sinks, bathtubs, etc in newer places of dwelling as well as public washrooms. From reading, they appear to be easier to install, but ...
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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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Seeking feedback on website design concept [on hold]

I've been working with a friend on a website about e-waste for a TSA competition (I know what you are thinking, no that the TSA, the STEM one). Now as part of the competition, we have to make a ...
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1answer
166 views

Product bundling on product page examples and best practices

I'm revisiting the product bundling feature (aka complete the look) on the product pages of our company fashion commerce website. At the moment it's at the bottom of the product page and not really ...
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Messenger Platform - Can the Install feature be used just for sending Invites to Friends? [on hold]

The app doesn't create content for the Messenger App, just want to use the Install feature as way to create invites user can send via Faceboook Messenger.
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Showing details of a product on the listing/index page VS showing it on a separate page

Lets say you have an index page where you list all your products. When it comes to showing details of a product I have seen some interesting variations. Housing.com shows details(e.g, this link) on ...
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Up and Down vs Left and Right scrolling/panning for image/publications/catalogues and why?

Up and Down vs Left and Right scrolling/panning for image/publications/catalogues and why? Currently, I'm working on an ios app, but would like to know when would it be a better idea to use left to ...
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70 views

Selected, Blue or Bold-Black?

I've seen two implementations of a "selected" schema. One uses the convention that blue is clickable, and therefor are using the selected one in black, and the clickable one in blue. The second ...
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What is a good user interface to allow people to enter in column headings?

I have a website where you can enter in some inputs and a report comes out. You can then save any report and load it up in the future with all your settings. I have one example where you can create ...
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Best UX approach to redesign the information architecture of a website?

I'm going to get started on a new project mainly focused on information architecture. The IA of the site I'll work on is extremely messy, complicated and not logical at all. We need to completely ...
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Is it too troublesome for client to add/invite/tag some of their friend into my app? [on hold]

I'm designing an app for private discussion, using google, facebook, or twitter but the current design makes it too troublesome for users to add/tag/invite their own friend to the discussion link... ...
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8answers
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Best way to fit a lot of stuff onto one page [on hold]

I have created a webpage, but my boss came back saying that the page is too busy. I was just wanting some ideas of how to split up the page e.g. accordion, tabs etc. What tactics have you implemented ...
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1answer
129 views

Why doesn't YouTube center ads?

Left aligned Centered ad Is there any reason why Youtube is not centering the ads? It is very simple to center it, so I am guessing they are thinking about some user experience.
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1answer
97 views

Dealing with Connected Social Accounts and Potential Orphans

Our application has the following signup paths: Twitter Connect Facebook Connect Email/Password Once you signup with one, you have the option to connect either both social account (in the case of an ...
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57 views

How to allow 'Select none' from dropdown properly

I'd like to allow selecting none from a dropdown menu (web). On the other hand, there are no labels so I would like to also let the user know what the dropdown is for. What's a good way of achieving ...
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104 views

Showing alerts on intem's “best before” changes in web application

I need to show 2 level alert for material stored in refrigerators. Orange and red alerts. Alert depends on how close item is to expiring date. Refrigerators are tree structured objects so I have a ...
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1answer
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How to show multiple values (possibly many) without taking too much space? Readonly combobox?

I have a one-to-many relationship, say a Monkey can have lots of Bananas. The selection part is done by opening a popup and showing Bananas with a filter, add/remove buttons, etc. My issue is how to ...
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4answers
98 views

Best way to indicate which application you are currently on, in the top navigation

I've seen a couple of link related posts but I feel this one is a little different. I'm currently working on an application where we have links to other products at the top of the screen, and we're ...
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9answers
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“Your” vs “My” in user interfaces

Some user interfaces feature titles such as: My documents My photos My previous orders While others opt for: Your documents Your photos Your previous orders Are their any guidelines addressing ...
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1answer
79 views

Dynamic picklist Vs. All options with active/inactive selections

In a tool that has filters that allow the User to drill down to the data that is most useful to them. Would it be better to dynamically populate a Delivery Time pick list with only the available ...
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What would be the best way to show a long changelog?

My software has frequent updates. The changelog ontains adequate amount of information about each change (often complete sentences). It's currently more than 100,000 characters long (16,000 words over ...
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3answers
274 views

Suggestion for list selection and populating related lists dynamically

There's a list of items that you can select. When you select any of the items except Ignore, another list populates depending on the item that you selected. When you select an item from the newly ...
2
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2answers
131 views

Chat / drawing game user interface flow

I'm creating my first Node.js web application which is a combination of Chat rooms and game (drawing) rooms. As for now I'm not quite sure how to put these 2 features in practice. Here is what I had ...
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1answer
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Why are elevator doors always too small?

I noticed that elevator doors are always narrower than the compartment, so people get jammed up trying to exit. Why don't they just design elevator doors so they are wide enough for everyone to exit ...
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4answers
371 views

Visual reference for user impersonation feature

Right now, when a user logs in, on top of the page it shows it's nick name and an exit icon to sign out. I'm about to implement an "impersonate user" feature and I was wondering how to make it clear ...

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