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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 ...
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1answer
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Where to put information about an app?

I am creating an Android application where users enter in their GPA, SAT, and ACT scores and select majors that they are interested in. The output shows a list of colleges in descending order of how ...
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Character limits on fields - pros and cons and best practices?

Some of our form fields have character limits. We're debating whether we should reflect the current size of data entry, or to simply hard-limit and inhibit data entry beyond that size. In HTML, ...
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2answers
81 views

Best way to display photos associated with places on a map?

I have a zoomable, draggable map (leaflet) showing pin points of addresses across a city. For each of those addresses, I have a photo of the building at that address. The photos are big, high-rez ...
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What might cause the Raleway font to look very thin on Windows?

We use the Raleway font with fallbacks to some others (live at StockBase.com): body { ... font-family: 'Raleway', 'HelveticaNeue', 'Arial', sans-serif !important; } On our test Windows 7 ...
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How do you resize a tooltip (the title property of a link or span)? [on hold]

In CSS, how do you resize a tooltip? Eg, something like a > title { 14em; }.
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68 views

Displaying and editing multivalued attribute?

I don't know if "multivalued attribute" sounds good but I will try to explain my problem. I work on a web app and I have a list of users. Each user has a number (from 0 to ≈100) of "codes" related to ...
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1answer
199 views

Why does android use up and down arrows in expandable list view?

In Android Ice Cream Sandwich an up arrow is employed to indicate an expanded group and a down arrow to indicate a closed group. Both seem like non-standard choices, most user interfaces use a right ...
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2answers
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Placing full name, including prefix and suffix, on one line in a form?

I am working on a form page that has a name field, including Prefix, First Name, Middle Name (NOT Initial), Last Name and Suffix. The client would like to have all these fields on one line. So here's ...
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UX Designer’s Toolkit [on hold]

I am just wondering if there is a designer’s toolkit contain methods such as user research, persona development, sketching design concepts, wire-framing, interactive prototyping, visual user interface ...
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17answers
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Toilet flush buttons

This question has been bugging me ever since I've started learning usability. I am talking about the two buttons for the flush : Full and half container. On one hand, the button shape has to ...
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1answer
17 views

Is there a JQuery Plugin that allows an alert-type box with no buttons that can fade out? [on hold]

I have a webpage with an image that onclick will allow the user to save a four letter symbol to a DB in the background. However I need to alert the user that this happened so I want an alert type ...
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1answer
22 views

Fatigue logic on UI components

I'm working on an app, and one of the things being built is a tooltip dialogue to present to the user, which is dismissible. However, I'm having trouble coming up with a way to create an enjoyable UX ...
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3answers
149 views

Showing users what kind of content is behind a link (popups)

I've been developing a website which contains quite some links inside a text block. Clicking one of those links will open a popup with one of these types of content: image video exercise translation ...
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1answer
43 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 ...
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2answers
53 views

Multiple forms of the same type in one single screen

I have to re-design (migrate) a Silverlight form into html. The current form looks like this, Old Design The form has a list of Product Types on the scrolling bar in the left. I can select as ...
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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. ...
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6answers
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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 ...
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3answers
46 views

Automative Turbo activation

I am currently developing an interface for the car control screen, in this screen so far I have to implement such a indicator to give back the response of the turbo status. This status carrying ...
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1answer
48 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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1answer
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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 ...
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6answers
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UX Designer, UX Analyst or UX Architect?… does it matter? [on hold]

Lately I've been asked to explain my job description, you know, what is your title?. I've been looking around to see how other colleagues describe the job. I find that some people call it UX ...
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2answers
162 views

What impact does a red logo have?

I'm not sure if this question is right for UX, but I'm not sure where to place it otherwise so I'll do it here. If it doesn't belong here, please move it. I'm busy working on a new project, and of ...
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1answer
35 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 ...
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4answers
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How to best communicate color names to users more clearly

Many times in using general color names in communication, i.e. Red and Green, users are confused when the color is a non-pure form of the color. For Example, in referring to the Red-ish color of the ...
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Energy Labeling Rule - how to make it user friendly?

Starting next, consumer electronic e-retailers will be required to display the applicable label or icon “clearly and conspicuously and in close proximity to the covered product’s price” so that ...
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2answers
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Is 'billing address' required for e-commerce checkouts?

Why do we need to input a billing address when purchasing online? Can this step be removed from the checkout process? Is 'shipping address' sufficient? The website only sells to individuals and ...
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4answers
762 views

How does e-commerce product quick view affect conversion rates?

Many large e-commerce retailers are using "quick views" for products on their collection pages where more details appear either on-hover of via some other trigger. Has anyone performed any A/B tests ...
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1answer
148 views

Submission Forms design

I am working on a web application that allows curators or users to publish/edit articles, papers etc. They can use external services (like ArXiv etc.) to import data directly to the forms and they can ...
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1answer
44 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 ...
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2answers
45 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 ...
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2answers
80 views

How can non-UX professionals get started with UX? [duplicate]

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 ...
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6answers
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Is high contrast mode really useful?

In most operating systems and on some websites there is a high contrast mode, intended for use by visually impaired people. I have doubts, however, whether using such mode makes any sense - from what ...
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2answers
157 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 ...
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2answers
52 views

Autopopulating Search Fields

Are there best practices or guidelines on when to autopopulate fields? I am working on designing a multistep task, where aprox. halfway through the user goes through a search step. Everyone on my team ...
2
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2answers
155 views

Where to place call to action on the iOS mobile form?

I've simple password change form. I'm wondering where to place call to action buttons. 1 option: big blue call to action is placed under the text fields focus on the first text field - we display ...
2
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1answer
154 views

iOS: Alternatives to UITabBarController

I do have an iPhone and iPad native application that mainly consists in a login screen after which comes a UITabBarController with 5 options/parts. My problem now is that I am about to include new ...
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1answer
74 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 ...
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5answers
212 views

How to rescue a usability test whose participant is lacking confidence?

Last night, I was conducting a usability test with a participant who was very uncertain of his actions. Before the test, I said all of the usual stuff about it being a test of the software and not ...
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0answers
26 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 ...
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2answers
80 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 ...
2
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0answers
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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 ...
12
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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 ...
3
votes
4answers
413 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
61 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 ...
4
votes
1answer
89 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
81 views

iOS app webviews - how to show the equivalent of multiple tabs on the desktop

I have a website that shows a list of news stories, much like Hacker News. Users can upvote stories, or they can click each headline to be taken to the actual news story on the external website. I ...
2
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1answer
80 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 ...
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1answer
40 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 ...
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2answers
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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 ...

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