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Why do most smartphones not have a physical keyboard?

The vast majority of smartphones sold today use a 'bar' or 'slate' form-factor, with a large screen which uses an on-screen keyboard. Blackberry are the one obvious manufacturer who still produce ...
2
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5answers
69 views

Do we really require a reset button for form fields?

I am questioning the use, in web form design, of reset buttons placed along with "Submit" or "Finish" buttons. What happens if a user accidentally clicks on "Reset" button after filling up all ...
0
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0answers
9 views

How to display blocks with line items on a Ledger, where pricing per block may be computed differently?

I have a situation where we have a web-assisted ledger where sales people can add line items (products), and they can also add options of the product that are entered as sub-line-items. ...
4
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2answers
35 views

Combining 6 apps into one

I'm building an application that caters to a specific set of people for example construction workers [edit: removed "students, or coffee drinkers"]. So for instance, an app for construction workers ...
3
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2answers
1k views

UI for Access Control List (ACL)

I am trying to come up with a UI for controlling Resource based Access Control Lists (RBAC) in web application. So far I would go with this approach: I have a Searchbox with suggestion support. ...
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0answers
15 views

Name of a card sorting technique that lets people sort only their favorite items?

I'm working on a software tool that one of my clients uses on their intranet. We are planning to run a card sort study. Let's say the top 2 levels of their existing IA look like this: Menu item 1 ...
4
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3answers
122 views
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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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0answers
43 views

Why haven't more sites used the nav bar vs. the hamburger menu?

A lot has been said about the drawbacks of hamburger menus, and we've been seeing a lot of mobile apps moving away from this navigation model in favor of a nav bar (recent example). In general, I'm ...
3
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4answers
196 views
+50

Designing an expandable UI with plugins

I'm working on a game server, that will allow mods and plugins to be installed. I'm also working on a creation kit, or content management suite (CMS), to aid in the design of various aspects of the ...
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4answers
4k views

Why do we prefer shiny finish on cars and dull finish on devices?

Across the board, cars have shiny paint (which looks great), while computers, laptops and phones etc tend to have a dull finish to them. What's the logic/ psychology behind this?
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4answers
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Why don't air travel booking sites use the “shopping cart” UI concept?

I am working on an Airline site refactor, and I realized that the abandonment after searching and selecting a flight is very high. I think for returning visitors it would be nice having a way to ...
0
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0answers
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What are some good examples of search/group builders on mobile?

We are currently working on an interface on mobile that allows to search people, build a group and get actions on this group. Step-by-step, it'll look like this: - I search someone - I get actions ...
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3answers
44 views

Why don't mobile qwerty keyboards utilize keyboard shortcuts?

Desktop/laptop keyboards utilize shortcut via key combinations like Ctrl + V. What don't mobile keyboards, like on Android and iOS, do this? If we implement shortcut keys in mobile applications ...
2
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2answers
67 views

What's a good scrolling hint for partial-page content in iOS?

I'm developing an exercise app in which the bottom half (right half in landscape) of the screen is the "live" portion of the app. It runs a timer, along with a donut graph and counter showing elapsed ...
3
votes
1answer
83 views

Problematic with desktop HUD activation using hot key or hot corner

Lately, Gnome & Unity each has implemented a new way to activate the HUD (Menu, Overlay Bar..) Unity: uses two hot keys that trigger with single press, Super|Win brings Menu/Sidebar & Left ...
0
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1answer
42 views

Examples of dialog UX concepts? [on hold]

I want to design an easy-to-use set of dialogs for my users to get notified of anything & possibly interact with my app via those dialog boxes. A "Dialog box" is also known as "Popup", ...
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2answers
76 views

Examples of login forms UX concepts? [on hold]

I want to design an easy-to-use form for my users to sign in. I have been looking for mockups as a first phase, but I have found more fully designed & live examples of login forms. It's great but ...
0
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2answers
108 views

What is the best way to indicated a column's data is affected by the date range selected?

Our dashboard has data that is static such as names and full budgets and also has columns which are affected by the date range which is selected. The user's attention always jumps to the same columns ...
3
votes
1answer
83 views

Design of a UI which has multiple Categories, where each Category holds individual Settings

I'm new to UI Design and I having a hard time designing a new Concept for a UI. I can't give you full detail about what the application is for but it's basicly a production-planning-tool for ...
0
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1answer
29 views

How do you deal with personal information during usability testing?

I'm wondering what do other UX professionals do when they need to see personal information for a test? Like home address or salary? Especially if conducted at the company you work for?
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1answer
12 views

Term “Requirement Gathering” in UX - A misnomer?

Having spend some good time in the Interaction design domain, I have started to think that the term "Requirement Gathering" is somewhat a misnomer and conveys a incorrect image of the process. Is ...
1
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2answers
72 views

Which level of management or UX hierarchy has the responsibility for setting the design code of ethics for the organisation?

I believe that in a graphics or visual design setting, the creative director or artistic director would be responsible for this. However, in many organisations the hierarchy or level of governance for ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

What is the relevant way to show share count of article?

The share count on the left bottom of image is the total share count of story and I placed there because that was near to sharing button so that this will make more sense, but I have a confusion, that ...
0
votes
3answers
61 views

Material Design: list items or cards to display a large collection of elements?

I am developing a web application targeting desktop using Material Design and I am now facing a dilemma. The layout of the application is rather standard: toolbar on top, left sidebar and large ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

show comments and likes

In my page i will be loading images one below other. I need to show comments and likes below image. But if there are too many comments then images will move down. Is there any good idea to show ...
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2answers
11k views
1
vote
1answer
93 views

Better way to act on grid data?

I need to assign different levels of permissions to users in a grid. But in-line/direct editing of grid data is not allowed! As shown in the mockup below, in the action column, clicking "Add" will ...
0
votes
2answers
20 views

Sort by criterion that is not displayed

I have a list or rows, each showing n columns. The list is sorted by default using one of the n columns and I have a sort dropdown which can be used to change that. I wish to let the user sort that ...
0
votes
2answers
33 views

Sort by a value not shown in the table

I am working on an application that will run on phones and tablets. The application can be used for attendance management and for viewing hours the user wrote previously. Here is the view for this ...
2
votes
1answer
110 views

Best way to combine Spotlight-style search with multi-tag selection

I'm having a bit a "UI designer's block" with a personal extension I need to build. I'm currently using Better Bookmark, an incredibly simple Chrome extension that gives me a query-filtered ...
1
vote
7answers
156 views

Should I ask the user to complete the task as fast as she can in user test?

I need to evaluate insurance auto quote process which has 3-4 pages of forms to fill. I have designed a prototype with two variations and want to test which of them is easier to use. So I plan to ...
0
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0answers
19 views

Logs application design [on hold]

I have to design an web application for build and run applications in the cloud and i want to design the logs. Do you have some example of web applications who have designed their application logs ?
1
vote
0answers
37 views

If your UI/UX team is to divide into 4 different levels from Beginner to Expert, what could be the acceptance criteria? [on hold]

I want to divide my UI/UX team into 4 different levels from beginner level to expert level. What could be their acceptance criteria based on their skills related to (core skills, communication skills, ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Scenario when both pagination and the number of records to be shown in a page are combined

With both pagination and number of records to be shown in a page are implemented, if the user is in some 3rd page and changes the number of records to something higher, there could be situation where ...
8
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7answers
299 views

Nested edit states. What to do when edits are save-able at local and global level?

We are making a solution where a user is supposed to evaluate a number of requirements and laws. These evaluations all happen on one page, and the requirement/law is evaluated one at at time - all the ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Animated background in Android pull to refresh [on hold]

i want to implement pull to refresh like this picture.how can i do in android.please tell me the logic for this
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vote
2answers
51 views

Group input fields in form

I have a form with six different input fields. Two of these fields are an either/both case, i.e. the user does not have to fill out both, but one of them is required. My problem is the design of them. ...
62
votes
10answers
7k views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
32 views

Feedback for invalid selection of the text

In my application user is allowed to add objects in text (represented as HTML tags) by selecting a part of it. Something like in the rangy.js demo but the object is being added immediately after users ...
2
votes
3answers
82 views

How long should “1 month” be?

If in my project someone buys a membership for 1 month, how long should that "month" be? Always 30 days, no matter the month of the year (e.g 23/2/2016 => 25/3/2016) The same day number of the next ...
4
votes
4answers
72 views

Are there accessibility guidelines or good-practice standards?

Very novice web-developer here designing a web-site for my new employer (US). I've been asked to ensure the website is accessible to avoid any potential legal issues. I went looking for specs and ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

What type of deliverables are expected of me in my new job? [on hold]

On a phone screening today, I was asked what kind of deliverables do I turn in to programmers? I know my answer could have been better but I am actually not sure if I answered correctly since I've ...
2
votes
5answers
86 views

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?
1
vote
2answers
203 views

Dynamic tabs or dropdown list for the same view but different data

I have the following scenario and I'm not sure what is the best UX I'm working on an android app where the user is a parent and they are viewing some data for their children (i.e. it's the same view ...
4
votes
2answers
168 views

Best way to display graphs and data visualization of multiple variables and complex data in mobile?

I'm struggling with some data visualization for a mental health app. This app evaluates different mental states (lack of pleasure, sadness, focus, Nervousness) via a questionnaire. The questionnaire ...
0
votes
1answer
294 views

Back Navigating with Android Fragments and Navigation Drawer

I'm developing a fairly complex Android application (used for a Home Automation system) which is basically a One Activity - Multiple Fragments Application. The Navigation in the application primarily ...
1
vote
5answers
104 views

How to indicate a text field does not contain content?

In the wireframe below, the three containers could contain text. The user can add text to empty containers and edit existing text. Note that this form is not just for entering text, but often the ...
3
votes
1answer
248 views

Implementing PET thinking (designing for Persuation, Emotion, Trust) into agency process

So I have been given the task of implementing in the PET design techniques into our agency's UX process and making sure this is instinctively baked into every project we do going forward. Currently ...
3
votes
2answers
24 views

Ways to display both string and boolean on page

I have an unusual question regarding how displayed data should look as opposed to how to code the solution. I really don't know where to ask this. I have a table that contains settings for a web ...
2
votes
3answers
92 views

Re-designing a Data Entry CMS

Within the last year I joined a scientific research team as a programmer/analyst. Amongst many tools used by the researchers at this company, is a centralized content management system used to log ...

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