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Why should a user complete a user profile?

In the design and implementation of user profile UI, the following questions seem unavoidable: What is the benefit to the user of completing a profile page? What is the benefit to the site? Why ...
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User research for a product users have never used

I am designing a health tracker app for the users in my organisation and I am planning to interview users in order to understand them more. However, these users have never used such an application ...
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What are the typical best practices for handling reporting/flagging inappropriate content on a social/UGC site?

I'm designing a site that is driven by user-generated content and will not be heavily moderated. So users need to be able to flag/report inappropriate content and users. I've read that if the asset is ...
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Displaying First Name vs Full Name - Is one less formal than the other?

I came across an issue on how to format and display a person's name when used in a specific context. I understand that it might vary depending on specific countries and languages but how important is ...
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How to show two options without preferring one over the other initially?

I want to ask for a persons gender, but I don't want to make a choice in which to put first, male or female. Normally one would use radio buttons for this, O male O female However, there is ...
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Header Filter in Mobile Apps

In my mobile app I have to display a grid. When we're talking about desktop apps or web apps, a header filter, where the user can click the header of a column (causing the grid to display a list of ...
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What is the reason for small, lightly coloured text?

We are all familiar with the concept of fine print for text that is to be discouraged from being read. However, lately I've been finding many websites whose main content is in tiny, lightly-coloured ...
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Is Red Or Blue is good choice for main color [on hold]

My Client's logo contain 2 colors First one is blue (Text Color) and after text, there is red arrow, Now Problem is that He give me one ready made HTML theme (From One of online template selling ...
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The Hamburger Icon - menu or drag affordance?

There seems to be a difference in meaning for this icon emerging: For some it means 'menu', for others it represents 'draggable item' (in preference to the small dots used in GMail for instance). ...
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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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Research Method to measure user's satisfaction through Questionnaire

So, I have a project in gesture, where I proposed some gestures to be used for some action. Let's say it's a hand gesture design to control a menu (menu as in dropdown menu, or main menu in a video ...
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New to UX and considering it as a career. Help! [on hold]

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I have been looking into UX for about a year or so and now find myself in a situation where I am seriously considering it as a career choice. Just for ...
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1answer
219 views

How to build a large image viewer [on hold]

I need to build a component to view large images. I cannot put the ImageView in a ScrollView because I will need to be handle other touch events on the image. The ideal would be to build a "viewer" ...
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1answer
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Inform user of invalid email on password reset

Should the user be told if they enter an email which is not in the database? User forgets their password and clicks a link to reset it. Page displays "An email was just sent out to youremail@bla.com ...
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1answer
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What is a common term for the slide-able “info panel” on the bottom of certain smartphone apps?

I'm developing a smartphone application that displays a Google map. When a user taps a place on the map (for example, a restaurant), I want to display an "info panel" on the bottom of the app that ...
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10answers
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Are breadcrumbs still in?

Despite NNGroup's praise, I notice none of the big players (StackExchange, Facebook, Google, YouTube) use breadcrumbs. None of the big ecommerce players either. Why is this? Possible guesses: Users ...
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1answer
29 views

Word to describe friends' location

What is best to describe a friends' location using words, if I want to show their current place relative to user's? I need to show relative distance and elevation. Is this appropriate? 10 m away, ...
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2answers
46 views

customizing the native

Is it more important to keep an application layout faithful to the native design/visual or customize it to look like your own app Example: You could change an Android native dialog ...
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OK/Cancel on left/right?

Should OK button be on left of Cancel button or vice versa? Are there any studies suggesting either of the solutions?
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2answers
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What kind of language is most acceptable for placeholder text?

I have a form that displays the user's current address and allows them to change it. I would like them to enter a specific format so I want to provide hints to them as to what is acceptable. I am ...
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2answers
29 views

How to convey links that are not accessible from the internet?

We have a mix of links on our public website and we're trying to style them with icons to convey certain things about them. ie, external links have an icon with a little arrow leaving a box to ...
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4answers
282 views

What do you call a form that changes based on users answers?

I am looking for what to call the UX idea of a form that changes based on the answers a user has entered. For example a web form that asks: Are you satisfied with your purchase? If you answer ...
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1answer
95 views

UE with Progressive Disclosure on a Calendar, or Control Move

I've got a quandary that I need some advice/help with. The issue is as follows. I'm currently working on an event calendar for a sports website where each 'event block' has an event title, and ...
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1answer
34 views

Show zero or nothing when displaying gold, silver, and bronze tokens?

StackExchange uses a combination of reputation and Gold, Silver and Bronze badges to show activity. Is it instantly clear what the following represents? (picture, reputation, badges) Did someone ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of “minimal” design?

E.g. Google has minimal web design (just a search box). How do you define minimal design? How does this relate to minimalism in general? Is Facebook also minimalism at least from the beginning?
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Is it fine to include the shopping cart in a sidebar with a complimentary role?

So I've got a shopping website. I'm setting it up as a sidebar. Now, I want to know if there's a proper role I can set for it to be known as a shopping cart or is it fine to keep it with a ...
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1answer
23 views

Reducing the steps for ordering online

I am trying to do what I can to reduce the steps of ordering online. Now I have it down to two steps. As soon as someone clicks to the cart to pay it goes to: Check the cart contents, edit quantity, ...
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1answer
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Alternatives to the word “credential”

I am currently working on an account management page, where the user can edit their sign in credentials. I'm looking for a strong CTA term that is not "Manage your credentials". There is secondary ...
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1answer
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What is the best way to invite a contact to download an app if a unique identifier (i.e. email address) is required?

I'm seeking thoughts or examples from existing iOS mobile applications where users invite contacts to download the app. A unique identifier is required to establish a relationship between the inviter ...
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2answers
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Why Google and Facebook use one text field by page for account creation?

I would like to know if there is some reason to have the account creation tunnel that way. Is it only because user focus more on an action by page?
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2answers
49 views

Encourage users to add comments to questions. Is it good UX to show a toggle button or is there a better way?

I want to encourage users to add comments but all the questions show up on one page so having all the comment boxes visible takes up too much vertical space. Is it good UX to show them on clicking a ...
2
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1answer
54 views

Layout changing without user control

I am having this idea pushed at work where the layout of information should change dependent on the amount of different items we have to display. Let me be specific: If up to 12 we should show the ...
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1answer
35 views

Showing remaining time in a web app

We have developed the interface of a web application which lets the user manage some remote equipments for a limited amount of time. Basically, it is used in this way: User A reserves the hardware. ...
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2answers
46 views

Log In / Sign Up on Splash screen?

Is it common to include Login / Sign Up actions on an app's splash screen? Or is it more efficient to first have a Splash screen, and then follow with a dedicated Log In / Sign Up page?
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1answer
46 views

Is it more usable to display information in a table-like display?

I am trying to display information about the last time a remark has been changed. For this I have to display the Author, the region, the date and time. This information will appear in a tooltip on ...
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1answer
50 views

How do i represent content in a really long navigation bar which cannot be sectioned?

Im working on this really complex product for storing people & company details. The people and company details has tons of different tabs for entering information (around 20 tabs). How do i ...
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3answers
668 views

App design process - Prototype phase: Photoshop design every single screen?

I've just started designing apps and still learning my way through. I'm now doing a project that it is quite complex, so this was the rough process: Understanding of client's requirements and ...
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5answers
58 views

Design pattern to display missing data in line/bar chart of a daily data feed

I am displaying a daily data feed in my app, i.e. one value per day. The data is displayed in either a bar or line chart. In the event that a data point is missing on a given day, I want to indicate ...
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0answers
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How much does a DITA solution cost? [on hold]

I'm looking to buy some software for technical document authoring with DITA. The tech writing group will have at least 5-10 users, writing 100-pages long documents for several products in various ...
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0answers
28 views

Alternative keyboard mapping for tab navigation in web-applications?

Many traditional keys and keyboard strokes in browsers can't be overridden or work differently in different browsers. Is there a simple rule for choosing an alternative keyboard sequence for tabbed ...
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3answers
55 views

How to suggest sliding interaction on mobile app?

I'm helping a friend revamp a voting application. During vote creation we would like to let the user remove a proposition by sliding it to the left (rows 3 to 5 in the preview below). Update I ...
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1answer
82 views

What to do when (phone) storage is full?

My team is working on a (phone) app which continually logs data to the internal storage or SD card. This data is periodically sent to a server. (No worries - this is not spyware, and the users are ...
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0answers
16 views

Auto Suggest for very slow internet connections [migrated]

I have an auto suggestion mechanism that works fairly nice for desktop version where we have a wireless or a wired internet connection. The worst response time is 320ms. (Without using solr as of now, ...
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11answers
4k views

Make user aware that he cannot enter arbitrary values into textbox?

In my current web project I have a textbox where the user can enter a bid for an auction. However, to prevent bidding of arbitrary sums, only certain values that match predetermined intervals are ...
1
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1answer
299 views

Interaction with remote validated form

I have a form with one or more fields which must be validated by hitting a remote (ajax) service. I can validate at several different points, each of which seems to present pros and cons: On keyup ...
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2answers
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Is it really better to “A/B test” everything in lieu of understanding usability research?

Have you worked with people who don’t believe in learning from UI research and instead going with their own beliefs? Were you able to convince them that bad ideas are bad ideas before time is wasted ...
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0answers
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Car infotainment system research [on hold]

We wish to design a IVI system but are struggling to find useful materials on the subject to get us stated. Best design practice, design guidelines etc. are almost non existing online when it comes to ...
141
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13answers
10k views

Why shouldn't we use words such as 'here' and 'this' in textlinks?

Over the years of surfing on the web I have found numerous examples of people saying that you shouldn't use the word "here" in a textlink etc. Personally I like the idea of using the word, because it ...
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4answers
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A good solution how to localize and let user choose language on HTML page

I read another question where a poster states that flags should not be used for languages since flags represent countries. In my mind I agree but in my eye this solution is the best: Do you agree ...
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5answers
4k views

What is the reason arrows are interpreted as direction?

What is the reason arrows are interpreted as direction? Is this a cultural thing or is there something profoundly intuitive to it?

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