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Why do websites use an icon instead of the built-in icon for their menu?

Every time I see a website with a menu or a navigation bar, i see the three dash menu button?. And they always use an icon, .gif, .png etc... But there is an HTML entity for that: ≡ -> ...
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Who to involve when making user tasks/scenarios for a usability test?

I am conducting my first usability test in our in-house testlab. I have asked my team (and the rest of the company) for hypotheses and aches regarding the service we are goint to test. Based on these ...
2
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1answer
21 views

Crash dialog - motivating user to explain what they were doing

In my application (a browser), there are two types of crashes which can occur: Python exceptions, i.e. I can handle the crash just when it happens and display a crash dialog immediately. Segfaults ...
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screen-less interfaces

this question is derived from a personal battle with technology; why don't commonplace wifi and bluetooth devices have interfaces that provide more feedback than just if the device is on or off? is ...
0
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1answer
17 views

Should I force the user to interact in landscape mode?

I am designing a seat selector for a cinema website, and I am tempted to force the user to switch to landscape mode to maximise the width of the interface. There are a couple of reasons for this: ...
2
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3answers
51 views

User testing with no access to users?

I have an interesting set of constraints to work with: -We're launching a new line of products early next year. In a few weeks, we'll be sending out beta software/hardware units for distributors to ...
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In or around a table of results, displaying row-specific information and actions (master-detail UX)

I am tasked with displaying a list of clinical trials. Each clinical trial has at least one, and typically many, actual locations. We want to encourage users to enroll in clinical trials. What that ...
2
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2answers
32 views

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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What is the reverse of an Unsubscribe?

We are working on our CAN-SPAM compliance, and have our Unsubscribe wording the way we want it. Our app mainly sends e-mail when it is notifying users of various work-related events. If a user ...
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1answer
38 views

What is the good wording and place for file size error message? [on hold]

What would be a good wording and place on the form for file type error message? I am especially interested in the case when a user may not understand clearly the difference between file types.
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23 views

Distinguishing the verbiage between a user action and status indicators?

I am working on an internal web application. I am trying to find the best way to distinguish with verbiage a way to differentiate between actions the user can take and system status indicators. For ...
0
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1answer
34 views

What's the best way to display additional option information in a dropdown?

I have a dropdown with several options. For each option, I need to present additional information that the user might want to use in making their selection. Currently, the additional information is ...
2
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1answer
73 views

How best to display truncated links?

I'm working on a Q&A platform, and I was wondering. Within My Account you can check your questions, answers and comments such as [Your answer] Date: [XX-XX-XX] Number of answers:[XX] ...
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Drag and drop between two List<string> [on hold]

I'm using devexpress with c# and the mvvm pattern design. I have two List. With these, I'd like to create a UI where the user can drag&drop from one to other. Which UI element is the better to do ...
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What is the best picture for Car Insurance and Loan eye catchers? [on hold]

We are redesigning completely our car insurance and loans web portfolio and have a long discussion about, what are the best hero shots for eye catchers in these two verticals. The prevailing trend ...
4
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1answer
458 views

Where to find resources on tablet heatmaps?

I need heatmaps on tablet usage to see what regions users make use of on tablets. The reason that I need to do this is that I need to do a recommendation on what gestures I can use the best, to do ...
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43 views

designing a list of sequential actions

I'm programming a small PC app which is mainly used to perform a set of sequential, step-by-step actions, and I wonder what would be a "standard" way to design its UI, so it would follow conventions ...
0
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1answer
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Digital goods conversion rate - instant download or manual review & approval?

I'm currently using the first tactic that is instant download upon receiving customer payment. The pros of this approach: Customer satisfaction is better as they immediately get what they paid for ...
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1answer
31 views

How to present time of a repeating event happening in country with DST?

I am doing a livestream on given weekdays at 21:00 Polish Time. Polish Time does not mean much to anyone outside Poland and, as far as I know, there is no specific and universal designation for this ...
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0answers
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Would laying out a multitude of [text-only] topics/options (> 15) in a card layout increase interface clutter?

I am trying to figure out when a card layout is optimal and when alternatives are ideal. For example, Khan Academy's lists has > 50 items, and is arranged in a neat list. Observing the flat trends ...
0
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1answer
69 views

Scrolling on Mobile Screen with Draggable Items

I have a responsive web app with lists of draggable items that are longer than the height of the screen. Users will need to be able to scroll down to see more items, but when they do, they run the ...
0
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0answers
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iOS How to present data with a potentially looping relationship

I appreciate that the title is somewhat unclear - that is because i am not exactly sure how to express my issue in text. Essentially in my app, the first screen is a tab controller with two tabs: ...
0
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1answer
101 views

Web UI design for CRUD modules

In the past, I mainly programmed desktop applications. When I created an administrative app for a store, I did the following for CRUD modules. Let's say I need to add new articles to my store, the ...
0
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2answers
39 views

Hardware permissions in browsers

We're building an app that allows people to upload or record their voice or video using HTML5 (not flash). We've run into a problem where users can't seem to find the button to allow the app to use a ...
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1answer
68 views

What color should be the color of unread inbox indicator?

Recently there was a request about changing the color of inbox unread inbox indicator to green, so it make me think: What would be the best color or for indicator of unread inbox messages (irrelative ...
4
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0answers
72 views

How do users react to a browser request for geolocation?

Is there a study about a user's reaction to a browser request of a geolocation? What is the percentage of acceptation? In which case? What triggers acceptance and what triggers denial?
0
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0answers
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Should the icon display current sort or the sort that will occur after press? [duplicate]

I have an Android ListView that is sorted Alphabetically, but if you press an Icon you can sort by Date and another press will revert the sort back. Should the Icon in the ActionBar be: A Calander ...
1
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1answer
92 views

Designing for 4K resolution vs. standard

Several of the projects I'm working on are going to be published for both standard and retina displays, plus now we're considering publishing the same applications for 4K and 5K resolution. Has anyone ...
2
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1answer
96 views

Will it ever be okay for web-apps to disable the back-button?

I've been working on some extremely complex web-applications and supporting the back-button in all scenarios is non-trivial, to say the least. This is especially true when you support various devices ...
0
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1answer
59 views

Where is the best position for a FORM on a landing page?

i am working on a long landing page (at the moment the design is about 9000px long) for the hotel/travel industry. I was wondering what was the best place to put the request form, right now i am ...
4
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3answers
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Changing text on a button twice after action

Is it acceptable to change the text in a button straight after an action has been performed to show the action was successful and then change the text again after a short delay (as the button will ...
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6answers
2k views

Discard unsaved changes in tab if user switches to a different tab?

We have a web application with tabs that have read only content. Some users have permission to edit the content; when edit is pressed, the tab's content can be edited. On an edited tab that has ...
0
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1answer
42 views

Different actions in page menu

I'm creating a new menu for a web site which consists of several labeled icons which when clicked give a drop down sub menu. Due to the content, some of the main menu options do not necessitate a drop ...
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3answers
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Why is it called the fold?

Why is the place where the visible screen (on load) ends called the Fold? I have a hard time even writing out the definition for it, but when someone says The Fold, I know exactly what they mean. ...
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0answers
81 views

User Interface for Role Management

I'm creating a role management screen and wondered if anyone had any good ideas. The basic idea is there are 4 possible roles a user can be assigned for a given category. There are approximately 12 ...
0
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1answer
37 views

indication of mandatory states

I have a questionnaire that engineers can complete. The questionnaire can either be mandatory or non mandatory. In the mandatory Q all questions are mandatory. In the non mandatory Q no questions are ...
2
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1answer
172 views

How do adverts in a list view affect user behaviour?

I have a list view of articles on a mobile website and I'd like to position an advert between 2 of the articles in the list. This is something I've seen on forums, where an advert is placed between ...
2
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3answers
72 views

Indicate recently answered question

I am working on an web-application form which represented as table rows. These table rows hold item information and can be checked or unchecked. When saved, all checked items are set to be seen by ...
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3answers
164 views

How many users should be tested with

Traditionally I've always stuck to the number 10. I recall reading some pretty convincing research that said 10 is the point at which 90% of problems will have been discovered and the gain from adding ...
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0answers
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State of the art [closed]

I recently joined a Software Engineering research group and my tutor suggested I should concentrate on Software Usability. I am interested in this subject but I wouldn't know where to start looking. ...
0
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2answers
50 views

Optimal duration for animating transitions

Is there an optimal duration for animating subtle transition effects? 150-250ms usually seems about right to me for most effects. Is there any research to confirm that this is good for most users or ...
2
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2answers
51 views

Is there more benefit or more complications with UX working with the marketing team in user testing?

Although the UX team and the marketing team tend to look at different aspect/facet of the customer behaviour, it still seems to make more sense to be studying the same group of people for a more ...
0
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1answer
55 views

What is the best solution for allowing an edit of individual activities in a calendar pop-up window?

What is the best solution for allowing an edit of individual activities in a calendar pop-up window? We tried listing the activity code as a link for each activity, but that has visual problems with ...
2
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1answer
55 views

Is this a cascading list? And what would be an alternate or better pattern to use?

I am referring to the list of documents and then clicking on one and editing/viewing it on the right. Is there a better way to do this? This list probably won't be as long as it is in my example. I ...
1
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2answers
44 views

Dropdown execute action onChange

I currently have a dropdown that adds a selected section to the page. Originally, the dropdown had a button associated with it to execute the addition of the section. I've since changed it to ...
4
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0answers
78 views

What a user friendly indoor navigation map should look like on mobile devices?

In 2014, Apple has undertaken an initiative to bring indoor navigation to iOS devices. It is expected that major venues, like airports,hospitals and museums will have indoor navigation at some point ...
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0answers
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Chat / drawing game user interface flow

I'm creating my first Node.js web application which is a combination of Chat rooms and game (drawing) rooms. As for now I'm not quite sure how to put these 2 features in practice. Here is what I had ...
1
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2answers
111 views

Options to place “now” for a date input

I have a section of a web page where there is a heading called "date and time" and "duration". I have two labels named 'date time' and 'duration' and two input boxes where the user can enter a date ...
0
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0answers
55 views

Hierarchical treeview problem

In a complex hierarchical structure where the user can create multiple levels of various types (folders, projects) what is the best way to manage all levels? The image below illustrates what I mean. ...
3
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1answer
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Building an archive of insights into our users

As UX Designers & Researchers we collect all this knowledge along the way, most of which is tied to specific projects. The crux though is that the insights can be highly relevant to later projects ...

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