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Alternative to tabs with long names

For a Windows Forms application I'm looking for a solution to organize forms in a tab group. Problem is that those tabs would be dynamic and have cryptic, short to long labels. Data is land registry ...
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Context menus in table

This is a repost from:http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25520588/context-menus-in-table I'm not quite sure if the audience is the same in here, but this seemed better place. I've an UI design ...
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How to desctibe by an icon that something is mandatory? [on hold]

Entering a subway station yesterday I noticed a sign with two parts: No smoking icon, and just a textual message saying something like "No entry without a valid ticket". Indeed, it's easy to ...
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Which part(s) of the overall user experience is best represented by the NPS?

I have seen some companies define KPIs for their UX efforts based on metrics like the Net Promoter Score (NPS). However, having worked with many qualitative and quantitative metrics to try and model ...
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Why most web designer don’t embed the image sizes in the html document [on hold]

Most web sites have images on then but the actual image size is not embedded within the HTML document itself. I noticed that because I always enter the text I am looking for in the search box and ...
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Should my blog posts have a larger font size than the rest of my site?

Should I increase the font size of the Blog section compared to the general font size of my site? Here is a screenshot of my site with the font size increased and serif font:
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Show message after cancellation

On my website, users can create, edit and cancel event dates Would it be weird or user-unfriendly to not serve users a message after canceling a date? (it redirects to the overview page) I'm aiming ...
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100% width user's profile cover photo?

I just wonder whether anyone or services allows a user to have a 100% width profile cover photo like these examples I found on Dribbble. I want to try to put this feature into my one of my projects. ...
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Intuitive Placement of Buttons In Flow Diagram

I have implemented an interactive, one-to-many flow diagram. The user should be able to build the structure of the flow diagram by adding child nodes to a parent node, as well as be able to change ...
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Is there any established convention for indicating that a link will scroll the page? (jump links)

There are various existing conventions to give users clues about what will happen on clicking or touching a link when it is not a standard link to another page, for example: Single chevrons pointing ...
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Does the padlock icon make users perceive your site as safer?

I was recently in a discussion with one of our developers about the usage of padlock icons (not on the https link) in user interfaces. I remember encountering the icon in lots of different ...
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Should I empty the wrongly filled fields or leave as user has filled after validation message?

In our mobile applications (intended for Android and iOS platforms), we have fields that should be filled by users. If the user fills the field not in required format what should I show the ...
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Using funny error messages in Finance

Currently I'm working on a branch banking application which is going to be used for all banking transactions such as EFT, Money deposit etc. We are thinking of using a funny language while giving ...
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Two toolbars in master-detail view

We're creating a new version of an application that is based on a master-detail view of data. So basically there is a list of records at the top and detail information about selected record at the ...
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What is easy to perceive? Width or height?

Let say I have to show the difference between two values then what will be the best to show the values horizontally or vertically. Edit: I need to know in which graph it would be easier to compare ...
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Advantages/disadvantages of a ring or stair design for long page websites

I'm currently planning for my personal website, which I plan to make as a long page website. (See this for an example of a long page website) As how I imagine my Experience section, it will ...
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Asking users to sign in when already logged in

This is a rather confusing user interface element: The presence of my name indicates to me that I am logged in The presence of the "Sign in" link indicates to me that I am logged out eBay isn't ...
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UI for Map and Navigation with multiple destinations

i'm currently developing a map functionality using google maps, using it's wide array of services, that includes directions service. My question is about a good user interface to handle this ...
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Task list due date format

What is the most user-friendly way to display a due date (in the context of a task list). For example (time until due): Do the dishes - One hour until due Wash the car - 3 days until due Buy ...
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Can I use the same touch gesture to navigate between screens and to interact with content on screen?

I have a situation where I don't really know if there is a possibility that the user experience can get sloppy. Its specifically for an iPhone app if it matters. Basically, I have two views, a list ...
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Why has Amazon not significantly changed their design in years? [on hold]

When I use amazon, I find it inelegant, clunky and it seems to me there's all this distracting information dumped all over the place making it hard to find what I am looking for like a release date ...
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Usability of vertical split bar to resize splitted view

I have a program with an interface that is much like jsfiddle, specifically the vertically draggable inner "bar" that lets you resize between the size of the left panels and the right panels. I ...
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Displaying user skills with pie chart (in percentage)

I have seen various job templates where users have shown concepts to show skills in a percentage value or pie charts. Below are some examples of that: Source: Source: Source: Is this ...
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is there a tried-and-true pattern for explaining required oauth permissions?

I'm building a webapp that depends on oauth with an outside provider. Before I send the user to the oauth page I'd like to explain to them why I need the permissions I do. Obviously I cannot do this ...
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An alternative to Indeterminate checkboxes?

How best to display incomplete or indeterminate state? Microsoft UI pattern has an display icon for this - a dark box within the checkbox instead of a check. (See pizza toppings [ALL] in the link ...
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What is “elegant” design?

I'm sure you've either heard, read, or used "elegant" to refer to a good design, but does it have a specific meaning other than "great?" Is there a rubric you'd use to judge an interaction or design ...
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How should Likert scale options be ordered?

I was asked to give feedback after chatting with Apple support. It seems odd that Apple would ask for feedback in this manner: High to Low (5 - 1). I would expect it to ask for feedback this way: ...
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What are the arguments against modals when a page loads? [duplicate]

I'm working for an e-commerce client who has requested a design for a newsletter signup modal to appear on page load the second time a user visits the site. I've tried to explain to them that blocking ...
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Group (page) navigation: Buttons together or apart

In one part of my application the user can select different groups through a combobox. In addition to that I have two buttons to move to the previous or next group. I have placed these to the left ...
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How do I decide whether my app needs a landscape mode? Is landscape mode good to have as a best-practice?

I am building an app(for the phone), my dilemma is that am not sure whether I want to have landscape orientation or not. Since by default we hold our phones in portrait mode, isn't the expectation to ...
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Loading GIFs, too many or too few

what are your opinions on loading gifs or spinners? I have some pages on my site that take a second to load up, and I am tempted to have a translucent overlay and spinner, but it looks irritating I ...
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Popups: No UI-Element to indicate Close-Function (Touch)

I'd love your thoughts on this: Context: Self Service Touch Screen Terminal (Content focused) Instead of using UI-Elements (X-Button, "OK"-Button, "CLOSE"-Button) to close Popups, I m attempting to ...
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Breaking down tedious processes

I wonder what are some good sample ways for breaking down tedious processes, e.g., creation of long content. Most sites present long forms - for example, eBay presents one long form for the details of ...
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Designing online TV player

I am currently designing an online TV player for live and recorded TV streaming. The problem I have now is how to display TV categories, channels and program, so that it is most user friendly when ...
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Why is lexicographical organization not considered a continuum?

http://usabilityfriction.com/2009/09/29/five-hat-racks/ Both Lexicographical (alphabetical) and Chronological seem like they are members of Continuum to me. They can be plotted like any other member ...
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How do you make it very obvious that the user should click on a text input that has an onclick event?

I have an input that invokes a datepicker (with pickadate.js) that requires the user to click on it to choose a date. This is what it looks, as an example: From a UX perspective, how do you make it ...
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For an app with videos, how do you get users to view more than just the first few pages of results?

I'm making an app that has tonnes of categories of videos and within each category could be hundreds of videos. The problem is that users generally only scroll through maybe 30 results which means ...
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Representation of rating scale values that are not whole numbers

Rating scales are used on many websites, generally as a numerical value (e.g. 1-5) or a qualitative value (e.g. very good - very bad). For input it is easy to contain the values to whole values so ...
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Avatar vs Profile Picture vs Display Picture

I have noticed that on message boards, that we use the name avatar for the picture on our profiles. On Facebook and Twitter they are called profile pictures, and on Skype it is called Display Picture. ...
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Reactive (real-time update) or not for better user experience

Let me first explain what does the attached mock do. It's an order manager application where the customer support can go through the orders for a customer. That's what the Customer Order screen does. ...
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Using “fat” rows to show data

I am designing a component for a desktop application showing information from a list of entities. Each entry has several attributes and to show it in a compact and expressive manner I decided to show ...
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Is there a standard hotkey list somewhere

There are numerous key combinations that can be considered as being part of an unofficial (as far as I know) standard. But is there a list of such combinations somewhere? Some examples: F1 - Help F3 ...
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In a google glass why are past events moved to right of the main menu?

Generally in a time line users would image past events to be on the left, current events in the center and future on their right.But Google glass's timeline seems to be little intriguing as it has ...
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What is the readability rationale for unspaced em dashes in sentences

An "em-dash" is what the experts call hyphens separating words in a sentence... as distinct from a hyphenated-word. English grammar rules apparently promote having no space surrounding these em-dashes ...
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Persistent Buttons on Mobile Apps

I work on a mobile app (ecommerce) which during the purchase path has persistent buttons that are always to the bottom of the screen, regardless of where the view is scrolled, in order to move the ...
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Codesign workshop format [on hold]

I am looking for some sort of inspiration. How would you tackle a design workshop with users? Let's assume that the initial research has led to the creation of personas and some simplified journey. ...
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Best practices for performing prototyping tasks in interviews, e.g. whether to explain with notes?

When interviewing UI/UX jobs, some companies would give you design problems for you to work at home and return in prototypes in a couple days. What are the most common tools/medium used? Balsamiq, ...
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Best way to navigate a complex web system

I need to design a web system like an Enterprise Resource Planner (ERP), but I have a huge doubt about the best way to develop it. Requirement: Allow use of several features at the same time. Two ...
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Live filters vs Q and A

I'm designing a "recommendation" experience and was wondering if anyone has data or results on the use of live filters (where the user sees results as they choose parameters) versus Q and A (where the ...
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Prompting customer login before making changes to their account

In a project I'm working on, there's a service website where customers can register objects they own in order to use the service. If a customer owns many of these objects, all can be registered on the ...

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