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Should product owners force their design ideas into the final UI?

I dont know if its a valuable argument or not, but its something that I think about it sometimes. As a UI designer I always face a situaution when other people give their opinions about the UI, I ...
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Should a user be prevented from making an invalid selection or denied with an error message after the fact?

In my UI, there is an icon for ‘Open File’. When user clicks this icon, a normal file browser window opens. The user selects a file by browsing through the computer. The user should only select ...
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When should hyperlinks be underlined?

Have you noticed that more and more websites have removed underlines from hyperlinks? For example, the current beta test of Google doesn't have underlines on the search results. Google, along with ...
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What's your method for choosing button colors?

I realized this has been discussed in different threads, but often what I've found is the topic is segmented into only a couple of actions; i.e. Save and Cancel, or Positive/Negative relationships. ...
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Using input method to indicate the application's mode

Is it bad practice to use different input methods (separate buttons vs a drop-down menu) to visually indicate which mode an application is currently in? If so, why? Some background: We have an ...
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How should we handle UI when app performs network call and waits for a response?

This is a question related to mobile apps UX, and particularly to iOS apps. So, the question is if the screen contains user input fields and does a call over the network when user clicks send button ...
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Challenge friends in online games with out Facebook sign in

I'm currently working on a project, an SAT online game, and I'm stuck because I can't find clear way to show the user that we can challenge friends that aren't yet sign in the game, by sending them a ...
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Show progress as percentage or as absolute numbers?

I'm making a simple progress bar based on the amount of minutes a user has spent, and the amount of minutes she's required to spend on a certain task. See below for an example. I'm considering 3 ...
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What are you looking for in design interviews?

When conducting user interviews as part of the design process of a page, before any mockups have been built, what are the key questions that should be asked? What is the best way to wheedle out what ...
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Impact of “Hide [x]” versus “Show [y]” to achieve the same goal

We're working on a filter interface. Most options can be represented by two options, one using "hide" as the primary verb, and the inverse formulation using "show" as the primary verb. Discussion on ...
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Best practice for desktop application input validation

I've been reading through some of the other questions tagged with validation and similar. We have a Windows desktop application that has many textboxes contained in a dialog that need to be validated, ...
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3answers
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POS - Informing the user when closing a transaction day

Our current system flow on closing a transaction day is by showing a yes-no message box that informs the user if it will close a particular transaction day. But still some users made mistakes and ...
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How to solve problem showing too many fields in a form?

I have a form with more than 20 fields to fill and this is in a popup dialog. What is the best way to handle this?
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Popover or accordion for data editing

I am developing a UI for a web app and don't know to decide between a popover and an accordion patterns. Basically what I have is a list of of sentences, some of them have an item which users should ...
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Should users handle costs of shopping on their own or by system [on hold]

I'm doing an app for quick shopping outsourcing. You send a request for someone to buy a list of things. When he buys it, he gets some money for fulfilling the task, from witch we take x% tax. The ...
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1answer
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Effectiveness of Dashboard in relation to time on site

Is there any research/insight to dashboard effectiveness? In my personal experience I do not spend lot of time reading through different content on the website. Lot of things depends on the dynamic ...
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Profile image authority? (Facebook, LinkedIn or Gravatar)

There are various profile images available from APIs (such as Facebook, Gravatar, LinkedIn, etc). In some cases (many CRM systems for example), you can pull all of these images into your site via ...
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Which camera allows us to turn off auto focus on a Mac? [on hold]

We have problems finding a camera for filming people using a mobile phone. The problem is that we want to use Camtasia for Mac but all the (Logitech) cameras we have do not support disabling auto ...
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Are there any innovative ways to Accommodate Emulator in the Desktop Admin

I am working on an admin app which can built websites for Mobile, Tablet and desktop. While creating the website the user who is going to use the admin, will need preview of the website at some point ...
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Combining local and cloud storage in browser app

I am redesigning the GUI of a browser app (HTML+CSS+JS), a graphical editor kinda. Currently it runs locally, i.e. files are never stored on or retrieved from a server or the cloud and there is no ...
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1answer
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Enquiry sent without connection

In a mobile app, I have a section which contains a short form to let people contact me. They are able to write their name, email, company, and the reason they want to contact me. I happen to ...
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3answers
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predict behavior based on emotional response

I'm a student so this is my first crack at designing a study. Trying to develop a usability test that 1) gathers participants emotional reaction and 2) discovers what behavior they would display ...
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What is better interaction when we have many search criteria and many search results and is continuous flow?

I am working on one requirement where we kind of screen flow (steps to complete). First step is to search the list of claims and select it and proceed to next steps. Similarly we have different steps ...
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Product navigation versus marketing site navigation

Are there any best practices associated with integrating the navigation of your Web based product with the navigation of your marketing pages? Another way of describing this is: Does it make sense ...
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what pros does the hidden menu have when it is used for DT users as well?

I knew that Square redesign had this kind of menu for desktop users as well and I found it odd and I still think that it is a strange solution. Now, I stumbled on this website that has the same kind ...
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Is there anything wrong with disabling radio buttons, and how would you justify it?

I have a dynamic form consisting of a number of choices, where the user makes a choice at each point using a radio button (toggle implementation of radio button behaviour) Depending on the choice the ...
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Does anyone have statistics on usage of the Kano Model?

I have been asked by a client to provide justification for the usage of the Kano Model. I believe I have sufficiently convinced them of the benefits and value, but the one thing I am lacking is ...
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Can not reorganize large number of controls on a form , in a visually appealing and efficient way

I am software developer that has a job to create database for storing contracts. Contracts have annexes and construction reports ( I don't know how to translate this better, English is not my native ...
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The usefulness of home appliances sound notification?

In our homes we now have home appliances such as a dish washing machine, a microwave oven, a washing machine, a tumble drier. Every one of these appliances makes a little sound notification when it's ...
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omnigraffle prototyping: hide/show layers [on hold]

I'm using Omonigraffle for prototyping and want a dropdown menu. The dropdown starts out hidden, and I did created a "button" which I tried both "toggle" and "show/hide" layer. No matter what I try, ...
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Are stars a good rating system?

Quoting myself from this other question, there are users that rate us with 1 star when the review is "Good product", as well as the other way around, rating us 5 stars for "Bad product" reviews, ...
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Approaches on having a sign in, sign up, and guest form in mobile app with as little annoyance as possible

At a university class we are to create an application for mobile devices for an actual client (a municipality). The app allows inhabitants of said municipality to file complaints concerning roadway ...
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How to render multiple levels of labels in a table to improve readability?

I'm having trouble searching for patterns like the following. I need your help and opinions on the most clear, readable option to show three levels of labeling pertaining to a same table column: ...
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Best indicator for launching modal in mobile

In mobile, using a simple right chevron in a list item, most people globally understand clicking that element to bring them to a new page. But with modals, the standard launching platform/object ...
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Switching Modules within your App

What should be the best UI to access/switch different modules of your application while remaining on application pages. I have an app containing modules A, B and C. These modules are accessible based ...
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Is there any evidence to back up the theory elderly people won't know how to use a smartphone?

I was discussing with my boss earlier and he mentioned that the app I am currently designing for iOS and Android will be used by elderly people. We then began to plan around the same old theory that ...
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When is it ok to skip discovery?

I'm working on a project that needs a vast overhaul. Lets just say its Lotus Notes for examples sake. The product is 5 - 10 years out of date (I've just been brought in). It needs a huge amount of ...
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Map markers with multiple types of data

I want to try to visualize multiple types of data in one map marker. We currently have up to three types of data on one coordinate and this is going to increase to 6 within the next three years. ...
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Where is the intersection between Information Architecture with Software Architecture?

Where is the intersection between Information Architecture with Software Architecture? When you start a new project, usually the software architecture starts its development and UX designer begins ...
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Adding a “none of the above” option to a list of checkboxes

I am working on a series of complex life insurance forms and trying to optimise using standard conventions... I have this nasty list of medical diseases and a mutually exclusive option, "None of the ...
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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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How can users mark their lessons complete?

I have an internal LMS created and it is pretty open to any content type. More and more people are moving away from traditional SCORM/traditional e-learning and towards blended content. So now a ...
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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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Bootstrap Container Width [on hold]

It says on Small Devices (>=768px), and Container Width is 750px. Does it mean that on Small Devices that are >= 768px, the total container width becomes 750px and on Medium Devices that are >992px, ...
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UX to view and search through large set of hierarchical data

Building a web desktop site in which users have to be able to navigate through a hierarchical structure. There are two types of nodes, call them A and B. A can have children of type A or B. B are ...
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Why has Google decided to use custom scrolling on its new Inbox website? [on hold]

Does it add a better experience for the user or does it help Google to have more control over the information presented to the user? Or just something else? What is the logic behind this decision to ...
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Order of user operations when creating a graphical chart

I'm writing a piece of software that involves users creating graphical charts. After they select the data they want (time period, location, etc.) what order should the next operations below take ...
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What is the benefit of anthropomorphizing a UI?

Earlier I withdrew some money from the cash machine and at one point the screen read: "Hold on, I'm contacting the server". The designers of the system had chosen to infer through the language ...
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What should the hostname be for a SSO server? (SAML)

I'm creating a SSL certificate for an ADFS server. It will be used to sign-into various sites that support Single Sign On. I'm at the point of the process where I need to choose a name for the host ...
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Usability of having content in tabs versus being stacked

I am currently working on a project where we are discussing internally about the benefits between putting content inside of tabs versus stacking that content with anchor links above it. It is a ...

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