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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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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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Putting the title bar at the bottom of the dialog?

I'm creating a dialog box template for my website (which is more like an application and may have multiple dialogs open at a time) and I was thinking about putting the title text and the bar that ...
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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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Should a website footer contain recent blog posts?

My company's website is developed in modx and the blog is hosted on hubspot. Currently, both the website and the blog contain a simple footer that only has copyright information. Additionally, the ...
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Should sub menus / sub navigation naming be consistent with upper menu

I wonder whether sub menus and sub navigation in general should be consistent in naming convention with the upper menu or sub menus take the upper menu as assumed. To be more clear should one of the ...
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Why does the caps lock key have a down arrow as its icon?

The caps lock key has a downwards arrow like this as its icon on most keyboards: Isn't that hugely counter intuitive and inconsistent with the way the Shift key is designed like? One would imagine ...
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Types of tool tips

I'm designing a checkout flow for an e commerce website and I need to come up with a set 3 kind of tool tips. while they will look similar they will have variations for the following for providing ...
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Origin of eject symbol

on the web, there is a lot of information about play,pause,equal,plus… symbols, but NO information about the famous Eject-Symbol at all. The only source I could find is this link ...
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Indicate a sub-area inside a tappable area is NOT tappable

I have a tappable row (yellow with blue border in pic) which does action A. However inside this I could have input controls (checkbox, textbox, etc). I have wrapped this area in a non clickable view ...
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Action icons on context menu

I have an object and a menu on its toolbar. When user clicks this an menu icon from top toolbar, a context menu opens in drop down like shown below: There can be actully three kinds of objects so I ...
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Table many users access checkbox usability concern

I have a data grid will allow an array of admins to update access for their associates. Are there usability concerns with just have a checkbox or will a user not understand that the checked box ...
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How to show the user can hover for more information

I have a simple table showing the configuration of various installs of a product. This particular product enables different profiles that enable/disable features and options. In this table, for each ...
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What is the best approach for dealing with new users once they have provided their initial sign up info?

I have a medical website about to launch. It is also a niche social network. There is a comprehensive question and answer section and questions are highlighted to users based on their medical ...
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Does it make sense to have an “All” option in a filter?

I'm working on an effort to create a set of filters for search results. One of the UX issues I'm currently working out is whether or not to place an "All" option as an item in the filters. For ...
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Facebook/Twitter login only vs. Facebook/Twitter signup and login separately

I have searched for this topic here, but haven't found solid answers for the problem. So the situation is this: we are creating the authentication screens for a mobile app and we are not sure which ...
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How can users take part in sorting of articles that need changes in a website?

For a portal that houses thousands of articles and posts, how can users take a part in the entire process of marking what posts and articles need changes? A lot of posts can be helped with valuable ...
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What is the best way to display an icon for removing the row in a table?

I am designing a system where users need to be able to delete a table row. Originally I had a 'remove' button, but that has now changed to an icon in the interest of saving space. I have used a red ...
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Do natural colour schemes work better with the human brain?

Does colour matter? I work for a company that uses 3 very unnatural colours as the brand colours. I want to test a theory that because these are such an unnatural colours not seen anywhere in nature ...
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Field that doesn't allow spaces - giving correct feedback

On our mobile app's login screen we have three fields, the last of which is used to build up a URL. Since spaces isn't a good idea for the hostname part of a URL the user input must be sanitized ...
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How to create a bubble-effect driven by live data and CSS3? [on hold]

I am working hard to research libraries that shall help me achieve the following effect. Essentially, the bubble's radius is driven by live data. The challenge here is to make them float a little, but ...
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Should a column of navigation buttons include or omit the current page?

I'm designing a web site with a column of navigation buttons on the left. On the right is the content. Clicking a button loads the particular content and a title header on the top. Say the column of ...
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Ideas for real time complex graph plots [on hold]

I'm working on ways to improve our existing real-time graph/plots. However, most of the chart framework, I see, show graphs of relatively simple data. Here is a brief snapshot of our existing plots: ...
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Looking for a way to “teach the user” gestures

I'm working on a mobile app for guitarists for which I've been tasked with coming with a witty way to teach the user how to use some features there and there with the requirements : No explanatory ...
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Should I change the text on the save button when confirming the save?

When a user is clicking a button to save some data, in special situations we want to confirm with them that they know the data doesn't match, so the user has to click "Save" and then click "Save" ...
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Term for a top menu that appears when scrolling up?

I am experiencing more and more pages using this style of top menu. When you scroll the page downwards, all is fine, but as soon as you need to scroll up for some reason (such as to read the ...
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Handling effective date ranges with no start or end date

I have an enterprise-based web application that makes use of effective dates - so instead of just making a change to a piece of data, that change can take effect at some date in the future (or the ...
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What and how many discrete priority values should I use to describe importance of announcement inside web application

I develop CRM for my company. I created module to post announcements for rest of the crew. I would like to create scale of importance to choose from like 4 values: 1,3,5,7 or descriptive values. ...
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Why did Windows add a pointer trail feature?

So Windows has had, for a while now, a pointer trail feature under the visibility section. But that's something I don't understand. The pointer itself is extremely annoying, and seems to me that ...
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Why do we use back and forward instead of backward and forward? [migrated]

In many english user interfaces, both virtual and physical, the words back and forward and used instead of backward and forward. An easy example is the web browser, where the button to navigated ...
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Should a hotel group have separate websites for each hotel together with the “hub” website for all hotels? [on hold]

The hotel group consist of several 4 and 5 stars hotels, each specialised for different target groups (family, wellness etc.) within a roughly same budget. All content creation and day-to-day ...
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Is it better to place on CTA per plan or one for all plans?

We have four plans with a CTA: 'try it for free' What is better: Place one CTA per plan? or place one CTA for all?
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Display Keyboard shortcuts for buttons/input in their label itself in a web app?

I have an inteactive web-app with some buttons and inputs, and they have keyboard shortcuts based on their respective labels. Like P for the button labeled 'Press me'. I want to showcase that the ...
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Which D3JS data chart is most similar to a scheduler?

I realize this is a borderline SO question. I am trying to figure out which of the examples on D3JS most closely resembles a scheduler or Gantt chart so I can use it in our app. I think bullet ...
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How to create a web application with good user experience or usability?

I am a front end developer, new to "user experience" world. I got a web application which has usability issues, which I have to recreate as per usability point of view. I referred many articles ...
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What are the differences between desktop app UX vs Web App UX? [on hold]

Are the different? If so, how? What are the biggest differences and why? For eg: In an e-commerce web app - The singular focus will be on making a sale. Whereas, on a licensed desktop app, the ...
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Is this play video button placement confusing?

I'm creating a blog with videos in each posts. But, I'm not sure if triangular play icon inside of a circle at the right presents itself as the must-click part of the page or worse if it leaves the ...
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1answer
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Save or clear Sorting and Filtering settings when adding to a grid

The layout of the page is a grid on one side with a list of items, and on the other side displays a snapshot of something selected in the grid, or if you're adding an item, it displays the form. I'm ...
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1answer
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Wizards: should pages with no options the user can change be shown?

I have an install wizard for product X with steps A > B > C>...>G, where C has a single drop-down selector. The drop-down selector in C either has one option, or many options: this is determined by ...
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1answer
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The effect of showing “wizard” style steps in a multistep process

I'm approaching this from the context of a user onboarding workflow. Specifically I'm looking for references to research that discuss what effect displaying "wizard" steps actually has on user ...
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Rate Now, Remind Me Later, Never Remind Me Again

I'm creating a mobile app that would alert users on its initial startup to rate it and link to the App Store for a written review. From doing some research so far I've found two approaches that ...
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Male Female Selection [duplicate]

I am building a form. What is the best practice to ask a gender of a person in a form. In a dropdown? In radio buttons? or in some other forms? Please also tell some techniques to style these fields. ...
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Is it considered useful or harmful to make in-text mentions of well-known sites hyperlinks?

This question is related to a meta post on Academia.SE on the practice of changing in-text references to widely known sites to hyperlinks. For example (from this post), is I use a tool to block ...
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Show contextual FAQ's prior to contacting support?

Does providing contextual FAQ's prior to allowing users to contact a support specialist increase ROI? Each message or contact that a company receives costs that company. Is there any data that shows ...
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1answer
71 views

Creating an extremely detailed user Journey Map

I'm about to start work on a detailed customer journey map for a travel company. This to be for an end to end service and there are a LOT of touch points. I'm just curious has anyone any tips/feedback ...
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1answer
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Polite “Payment Confirmed” Image

I'm creating a step-by-step image chart to a website describing a paid program that only liberates access when user's payment is confirmed. I want to be far from showing users some greedy icon (like a ...
2
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1answer
62 views

Link states – should keyboard focus replicate hover or active

I realise that this question may be quite specific CSS-wise, but it feels more like a UX question than a StackOverflow one. My question is should links have a :focus state that replicates their ...
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Should we give the user a heads up about an external action wrt the app's context in iOS?

In our application, we offer the users an option to login with their facebook credentials, through facebook's login UI. Upon logging in the user can use the app in read-only mode (with respect to ...
2
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1answer
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How to handle navigation that occurs inside a Tab in iPhone

I'm confused on how to handle navigation inside tabs in iPhone. Questions: Once the post is created, does it belong in the create tab? If it doesn't, how an 'orphan' page should behave in ...
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Log Viewer UI improvement [on hold]

I am in the process of designing a UI for a Log viewer. This takes a type of .log file, parsers it - displaying the contents in a easy to use format. The UI has gone through several iterations and I ...

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