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Psychology graduate going into UX/HCI field. career advice needed

I writing this in hope to get some career advice from UX/HCI professionals. I want to thank you in advance for hearing me out first. I just finished my undergraduate less than 2 weeks ago with major ...
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Collaboration for creative digital teams

Do you have a great tool you use to collaborate with on your creative digital team? Here's the problem: We have interactive designers who output interactive wireframes (depicting interactions / ...
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Is pre-loading images a good idea in my case?

I'm new to iOS app development and I'm facing this problem: In my app, 6 pictures are shown and then based on the user's action (right or left), 3 of them will be replaced with 3 new pictures. The ...
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How can I increase user adoption on a single-page app?

I have been working on this: http://spe.lt Now, I have had a few thousand people visit this. It seems like a lot of people find it useful, but not that many end up using it. I want to increase user ...
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Reasoning for highlighting a sentence in the middle of an article

I noticed a trend in many news websites where a sentence from the article is duplicated and highlighted somewhere else on the page, for example: Personally, while I think it is visually pleasing as ...
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Autocomplete only specific words within a Freetext Box capturing a paragraph of text

I have a use-case where the user (a nurse) has to enter case-notes which is a paragraph of free-format text in a box. But to speed things up, auto-complete is proposed to be offered for certain ...
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What is best practice for a forgotten login email address?

It seems as though all the major sites that use an email as a login only allow for forgotten passwords. Looking to find how users can recover an account when they have forgotten their login email. At ...
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Showing next stories to user : Best Practices

My site is a content heavy blogging platform/community. I was trying to understand the following two points: 1. How does showing a "Next Story" button to user vs. showing a listing of 3-5 Related ...
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What is it about Instagram's layout that makes it so popular?

When I ask clients, colleagues, and friends why they much prefer using Instagram to some of their brand in-house photo sharing apps(in fashion), they respond that it's mostly the cleanliness and their ...
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Is the purpose of a “UI” font like Roboto & Helvetica to be as invisible as possible?

In selecting UI fonts, it seems that fonts with the most readability, and the least "character" are always picked. Such a font allows the main content relating to the goals of the interface, be it ...
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What difference does a positive / negative (do this, don't do this) slogan perspective make on the user's impression?

On my app, the brief loading frame shows the logo, and below it a slogan. Lets say the slogan is a form of command such as "Never create alone". Compare this with "Always create together". Consider ...
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Are there any Linux distro communities which focus on developing the user experience?

(Background: I have recently been working on open source projects with a friend, mostly assisting with UX. My expertise area is in human factors psychology, so I tend to focus specifically on ...
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User experience issue and technical limitation in drag and drop functionality

In order to provide more information I am explaining you with more pictures with actual functional scenario. I am creating internal ticketing support system where super admin can able to see list of ...
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Which to use? GIF or Image [on hold]

Here's the link to a web page I made - https://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/~saicharan/graphics/assign1/report.html It describes a code I wrote. The code loads one of the 3 shapes and user can rotate/translate ...
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Why are visitor counters for websites not used any more?

I remember in the early days of the Internet one of the most prominent things on a website was the visitor counter. These days with so much analytics and obsession about how many people visit or ...
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Quick, Quantifiable UX Screener Questions

We are sending a non-technical HR rep to a career fair. We've equipped her with a few programming questions (spot the bug in this code, etc.). I know it's a long shot because UX is way more grey than ...
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How important to indicate what's the address was selected before?

Here is an use case. Customer is on checkout page and decides to change his/her default address. He/She clicks to "Edit" and see a popup with list of saved addresses Question: How is important to ...
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Usability problem on Mac due to absence of keyboard symbols

I have a friend who recently migrated from Windows to OS X. He's heavy keyboard user but is having a tough time on Mac. That's primarily because many important keys have no keyboard symbols on them. ...
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Redundant to have “add” and “save” button when adding choices from a list?

On StackExchange, when you want to add a community to your account, you go into the upper left corner, click on the pull down, and click "edit" next to the "Your Communities" text. Then you start ...
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History, first use, of Wizards?

I was just now criticizing Wizards in a comment. In fact, what was the first Wizard, and when? Indeed, can one fairly and definitively state: "Microsoft invented Wizards" ...?
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Delay in loading dropdown menu

I am currently using Amazon and I noticed that when you mouse over a dropdown menu (e.g. "Shop by department" or "Your Account"), there is a slight delay before it brings up the menu. Most other ...
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Is there a reason for drawing Material Design flat buttons like plain text?

In the MD specifications are listed two types of buttons: flat buttons raised buttons the flat buttons are usually with black text, making them look like simple not clickable text (for someone). ...
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Dealing with hundreds of checkboxes for user selection

I have a ticketing system that deals with outages: think cable company/broadband type stuff. For example, the internet service may go down at Property XYZ. Maybe phone and video as well. We have a ...
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System Usability Scale and internal reliability

What pairs of questions test respondent's consistency? For example, questions 2. and 3. seem to be asking the same thing, but in a way that if respondent is consistent he/she can't be agreeing with ...
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Whats the best color scheme / theming layout? [on hold]

I am making this panel by branding a comapny color base on preference, but want to ask what's the best layout.
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multiple ways to do the same thing

Using multiple icons to mean the same thing. Its a pretty common UX technique to allow for users with different types of mental model to be able to navigate; some people like top menus, others icons ...
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Right Click options in Web Applications? [on hold]

Is it good to have Right Click options in Web Applications?
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Load More on the tabular Data?

Do any body suggest to have "Load More" option on the tabular page where in you have 100 + records to display? How easy is to see all 100+ records in one page?
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is navigation bar mandatory for ios appicatoins [on hold]

I have developed an application for which i have neglected the navigation bar for going to previous selection instead i have used tab bar for the same purpose where i have kept the back button. will ...
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How to give multi-location feedback to the user on a dashboard (data-heavy screen)?

So, i have a dashboard screen which can display a lot of data, in charts, tables, or single numbers. An input field is located at the bottom of the screen, and what the user inputs there can change ...
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Should Wizard be used for edit and modify? Why or why not?

Wizards can be great for creation of complex objects or completing complex workflows. Breaking things down into simpler guided steps is useful. But my question is this: Should or could the same ...
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What's the effect of color on responses to a Likert scale? [migrated]

We're implementing comment cards on our site that contain a simple Likert-type scale that uses colored buttons (red, orange, yellow, light green, green), to denote the range of negative to positive ...
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1answer
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Improvement tracker or: How I Learned to Stop Being a Jerk to the User

I'm planning a program (not sure if it will run on smartphones or just PC ) to keep track of user defined task and it's progress. I want it to be less bossy, but still give the proper incentive to ...
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What are the core tools and processes an organization should have in place to test web application accessibility

I'm a developer for an organization that is starting to plan out how to overhaul a number of our web applications with a focus on making them both 508 compliant, and truly accessible for users with a ...
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What are the most common modifier keys for dragging objects with a mouse?

What would you consider to be the most agreed upon modifiers and conventions, when dragging/dropping objects? For example, holding Ctrl while dragging could add a "+" to the cursor and cause a copy ...
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Why the hardware button of mobile devices is not placed at the front?

The button at the bottom front of iPod/iPhone/iPad/Samsung is great UX. Why other mobile manufacturers don't offer such a button at the front as well? Most smartphones have a hardware button on the ...
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Web app UI to fit in to a mobile screen

There is a web app that has a UI like this. Let's call this the estimate builder. The user can add as many estimate items as he wants by clicking the blue button at top right with a plus sign. Also ...
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Is iOS's spell checker good UX?

When I was user testing, my test subjects would often have typos (which is fine), then iOS's usual "spell check" pops up with the right word intended, and I found people clicking it to implement ...
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Is it permissible to toggle selection of items in a table with a single click?

I am working on an (existing) UI that has a feature where the selection in one table drives the content of a second table: Table 1 shows a list of notifications, Table 2 shows a list of bank ...
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How to prepare a Gaming Experience Questionnaire (GEQ) [on hold]

I am currently doing a research about computer games and I need to assess each player's gaming experience via a Gaming Experience Questionnaire (GEQ). My question is can we prepare a GEQ any way we ...
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Is it best to add or remove functionality when using checkboxes?

Suppose there's a system where the user can make a blog post. This user can choose to allow or disable comments to their posts. He's going to make this choice for every post he creates. Now, the ...
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What percentage of people opt in to usage tracking?

My program (WorldPainter) asks people to opt in to providing usage data to me, in which case the program uploads some statistics about how it has been used, every time it is started. It would be nice ...
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Why are the “Undo” and “Redo” arrow icons commonly round?

A simple Google Image search will show a lot of icons related to "Undo & Redo", and interestingly, most of them, if not all are round. Take a look at the ones Microsoft Office uses: And some ...
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What are best practices for in-app Facebook share?

What are best practices for implementing a share on Facebook feature in my app? I would like to enable users to share portions of my app (selected views) on Facebook.
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57 views

What is the most easily understood message for “View More” for a table cell?

I have a cell in a table that is holding some data that can be exceptionally long. I have to crop the data and only display the first ~40 or so characters, and I'd like to add a link or button below ...
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How to handle color consistency when the color has both thematic and actionable reasons for the color?

Note: the example is from the Batman Arkham Knight videogame game, but it's something that can happen outside the world as well. In Batman: Arkham Knight, there are certain sidequests where you can ...
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145 views

How to intentionally make an action difficult to do?

How can I 'hide' ('minimize'? not sure of correct terminology), or otherwise de-emphasize a certain action? I'm working on a desktop app that has code management features and we want to make pushing ...
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help me simplify a search engine

I have a search function that lists different search forms under links: Each link goes to a form with slightly different parameters eg: and All forms contain a common 'title' field and, as you ...
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What is better… “Hello, [First Name]” or “Hello, [First and Last Name]”?

Just looking for some suggestions or best practice thoughts... If a user logs in and the site displays a welcome message, is "Hello, John" better than "Hello, John Doe?" Displaying the only first name ...
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Is a search bar needed for small e-commerce sites?

I'm developing an e-comm site for a small retailer that sells specific products related to one type of activity. The whole product list is less then 50 items with three main categories. Are there any ...

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