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Should Desktop UI Patterns include Keyboard Shortcuts?

Not much to describe here. But I think that it'd be a good idea to have UI-Pattern documents to suggest relevant keyboard shortcuts. However, I haven't seen it anywhere and I'm wondering whether this ...
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configuration mode on canvas

I am creating a switch visualisation system for IT managers, one of the features I am adding is creating a new authorization relationship between one switch to another. so that one switch is the ...
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Booking barber/hairdresser appointments for multiple people

I'm working with a client that wants to allow users to book barber/hairdresser appointments through a web app. Users will be able to book multiple appointments on different dates/times. I'm trying to ...
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547 views

Do good UX guidelines exist against little JS windows inside the browser

I encounter a lot of web applications that essentially implement a small windowing system inside the browser. On you web page there exist a number of little boxes that look like windows, which can be ...
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Android app using ListView and SeekBar

The user selects an item from the ListView (center content) then needs to select an amount using the slider (SeekBar) below. The problem is the layout also uses a ViewPager meaning that if you swipe ...
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iOS 9 Dialog Box and form elements

I have a task at work to change a workflow of a cancellation form. I've been asked to change an iOS dialog box to include 2 select menus that users would use to select how many people they are ...
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How to prioritise features for mobile devices?

When you build a mobile client application for enterprise software, how do you decide feature/ function priority from a UX standpoint?
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Best configuration for printing a cheat sheet

I'm writing a three columns (Portrait) cheat sheet using LibreOffice 4.2 on Ubuntu 14.04. The text is tiny: 7pts, with the best font I could find: Nachlieli CLM. That font is the most dense, clear ...
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Better UX when comparing large copy on a mobile display

We are looking for a way to improve existing UX optimized for larger screens and not mobile. Use case: There are three offers. Each offer has a hefty copy outlining what's included and what is ...
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Dropdown option order best practices when not using alpha sorting

Looking for best practices on ordering dropdown options when using a logical sort vs an alphabetical sort. To keep this from being open ended, here are some specific cases: Chronological - i.e. ...
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User Interface design for HTML based mobile applications

I'm currently working on the User Interface design for a responsive mobile app that is being coded using html. This is the first mobile app development project for me as well as my Head of Engineering ...
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How to handle the cover when a photo album opens straight to the lightbox?

Think of a situation when one or more albums are represented by a single image. Clicking a album will not result in a navigation to the album's own URL. They open in the lightbox right away. The ...
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How Do You Know When It's Ready for Developer Hand-Off?

In trying to understand the UX Process, I was wondering how do you know when your design (which has been prototyped and tested) is finally ready to go to the coders for development? Also, after the ...
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How much can we trade off between productivity and UX?

This scenario is happening in our company. More than 15 business-oriented, data-driven applications are getting built, that commonly show charts, lists (with filtering and paging), entry forms, and ...
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1answer
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How should I minify my menus?

I design a dashboard for a service. I have a main menu at the top of the browser. The menu has 5 points and take up much space. I also have a sidebar on the left to navigate to the selected page. I'm ...
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Usability of expandable footers on responsive websites

My coworkers and I were discussing what might be a trend in e-commerce websites: expandable footers. Here's an example from Topshop.com: And when expanded: I poked around for research or ...
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What kind of websites should i build in third world country? [on hold]

I read a lot of books about marketing, but they are for developed countries ! I live in a third world country, I'm a freelance Self–taught software/website developer, Lately the prices of internet ...
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1answer
155 views

Infinite scrolling within a tabbed listview on Android

Is it a good experience to give an infinite scrolling view across tabs in Android if there are tabbed list views in the app? Basically if a user scrolls through a list in a tabbed view, the tab auto ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
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Usability testing of GNOME Shell?

I've searched around the internet in vain for usability studies that would validate the controversial design of GNOME Shell. Has anyone else had better luck or would know where to look?
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3answers
65 views

What's an alternative pattern for a dropdown with between 150 to 215 characters per option?

In my screen I have 3 sections, and on each section I have different elements to take input from the user. In one of the section I have a dropdown menu to select a predefined option. The options are ...
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Why is text justified in newspapers, but not on the web?

As per UX studies, which say you should not justify text on the web. In that case, then why do newspapers justify text? Dyslexic users read newspapers and magazines as well. What is the difference ...
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2answers
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Using a Wizard for initial input and later edit

My Windows application uses Wizards for creating business objects like persons or real estates. The Wizard is perfect, since it allows the input in the most logical order with the ability of ...
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2answers
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Data-Visualisation and the Users Expectations

I am currently working on an app to do with pensions. I have a graphical representation showing how much the user will have at their chosen retirement age; these are based on defined contributions and ...
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2answers
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Flashcard app - list or boxes?

I am making a flashcard webapp, and am deciding between using lists or boxes to represent the decks and cards. i.e., Lists Boxes (with create new deck/card box at the end) So far, my points are as ...
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Designing an expandable UI with plugins

I'm working on a game server, that will allow mods and plugins to be installed. I am also working on a creation kit, or content management suite, to aid in the design of various aspects of the game ...
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From a Product Design perspective, what can be examples of UX Design Goals/Assumptions?

I am in the process of figuring out UX Goals/Assumptions for a new product to be build. Any examples of what it can include from a UX perspective?
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What is the best way to show the user they have watched a video?

I'm created a Rewards site. Users can watch videos to earn points. The problem, users want to skip the entire video to earn their points. Therefore, the mechanism for earning points is based on time ...
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3answers
679 views

The best pattern/solution for a detail page

I have a system where we have a hierarchical structure of items (x nr of child items) where data from the parent is displayed as a "header" and the child items (and data associated with them) are ...
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1answer
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Material Design Icon to represent spots left at an event [on hold]

I'm looking for a material design icon to represent the amount of spots left at an event and struggling.. Any help would be verrry much appreciated. Thanks!
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Double clicking action buttons as confirmation

I know it actually depends on the situation. But my colleague insists of using popup dialogues as confirmation and found it counter-productive(or am I wrong?) Users are to make checklist which ...
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1answer
70 views

Gesture for alternative actions

I am working on an iOS applications using SceneKit. That means the main screen contains a simple 3d scene, with various small objects in it. The main interaction from the user is dragging and ...
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5answers
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Should an 'error message' be displayed in anticipation, or show after user interaction?

In an application (desktop, mobile and native) we have functionality that enables users to reschedule an technician appointment that they have previously booked, by clicking on a call to action/link ...
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1answer
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How to emphasize that downloads may be a malicious to users?

This applications allows cyber security professionals to access to files that are involved in reported malicious online incidents. This is part of a larger service offering to these users. 99% of the ...
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1answer
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Best Way to Time Users Performing Physical Activities With Mobile Application?

I work in enterprise UX and need to measure metrics for how the usability of our future application will have improved work performance among users. The system the users use today does not record a ...
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0answers
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Anyone using Marvelapp for showing mockups to clients? [on hold]

I'm in a company that's doing web designs, and they are still using the old method of design-in-Photoshop, save as JPEG, and then upload the JPEGs to Marvelapp, add hotspot linkings to the navigation ...
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5answers
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Is there a standard “to left justify text and right justify numeric values.”

I'm being told by an experienced BA (> 25 years) that "Numeric numbers are usually totaled therefore should be right justified." And that text should always be left justified. I have never heard ...
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1answer
55 views

Right-click menu vs. shortcut menu

Which is the industry standard for technical communication when referring to the menu that opens when a user right-clicks an item on a screen? Is it called the 'right-click menu' or the 'shortcut ...
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1answer
29 views

What are the go-to control colours, besides Red, Green and Blue?

When I, for whatever reason, think about most distinctive colors, the first ones that I'd use are the red, green and blue. But which ones should I use if I need more than three? An example I could ...
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2answers
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How would you handle pluralization of irregular nouns such as “person”?

If you were using an API where every resource was pluralized, and you came across a 'person' endpoint, would you prefer and/or expect /persons or /people? I can see benefits to both and was ...
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0answers
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Manual entry for missing items in datatable

Situation: There are items (physically delivered, only of value virtually) that are populated into a datatable after a specified time period (lets call it 7 days for concrete reference), however, the ...
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0answers
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How should I allow Facebook-linked accounts to post anonymously?

I'm building a WordPress-based website where users will create an account from their Facebook account. Users will be able to post and comment but I'd like to offer the option for anonymous ...
3
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0answers
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Should modals/lightboxes/panels/etc. remain open on reload?

I was just visiting a certain site where I clicked search and a full page overlay search box came up. I wasn't getting results and didn't feel like hitting backspace a bunch so hit refresh and the ...
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11answers
7k views

How do I encourage users to supply information that might not be available, if it is available?

I'm writing an application where our in-house users are supposed to supply various information about companies we are involved with. Specifically, we want VAT numbers to be supplied if there is one. ...
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2answers
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Save untested connection when testing is possible?

I have an admin console where I can add configure different data sources for my web application. The page looks like this : Some of my queries are : What is the ideal scenario for test and save ...
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8answers
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Why do modern keyboards have Scroll Lock?

The Scroll Lock key is useless in the modern day, and some higher-end keyboards don't even have it: Same can be said for the Pause and Break keys, but however it pauses the BIOS POST output on many ...
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1answer
57 views

Help for first visit on a website

On my website, there is a top-menu feature that I would like that a new visitor sees and understands immediately. Maybe only 10% of the visitors will use it (that's why it doesn't deserve a bigger ...
3
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4answers
46 views

Logging (already registered) user through registration form?

In this scenario, Login and Registration form both have same fields: Email and Password. However both forms are on different pages. By default, Registration form is displayed when user lands up on ...
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5answers
33 views

Whats the different between Use Case (in Software Development Process) vs User Goal (in Usability Testing)

My background is system analyst, but while learning UX processes I have faced several things that confuse me; one of them is the differences between User Goal that is used in usability testing and Use ...
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1answer
221 views

How to manage credentials information to the user?

I've created a plugin for an editor. This plugin gets some information from the project and shows you all the related issues, getting the information from an external application (Github, gitlab, ...

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