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Good designs ! I would recommend going for Option B. The reason being : Option A: Even though your users might know that your email has been truncated,the lack of a visual affordance such as ellipsis might confuse them and someone might accidently take it as the full email. Also they might not know that they have to hover over the email to see it ...


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Yes, qualitative data from card sorts can be valuable as a knowledge elicitation technique, especially when you're working in domains outside your expertise. The main benefit is that in addition to the categories, you get to know a bit more about the criteria that your participants are using and their thinking process. (Although if you've never done a card ...


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What's best for your app depends on it's content, without knowing any of this here are a few things to look into about both design patterns: Tiles are more like gallery's, flat, small margins. Here is the wikipedia page explaining the Metro UI pattern which is reliant on tiles. Cards are pieces of bite sized information displayed; spaced out from each ...


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From my perspective, there is not much difference between flipping card or pop-over window showing more details. So, yes it is a good idea as long as it's just transition effect and does not negatively affect usability. Pros you get: You can pack more cards in one view (of course: avoid excess), and funnel user actions from selecting artist to going to ...


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The difference is semantic but from industry standard usage whenever I heard the word tile, the implication is that there is another screen associated with the tile. For example in Microsoft's "Modern UI" a tile is much more than just an Icon, it can provide rapid information and the tiles on the Windows Phone or Windows 8 start screen act as both "at a ...


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You have good intuition to consider other options. Fading all of the content out-and-in will visually conflict with the expanding animation; it will feel awkward. Instead, I would design both the compact and expanded versions of the card in such a way that some of the content is always visible. A photo, a name or title, perhaps a section header, stays ...


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See this question on Quora: What are some interesting playdecks to get creative/design inspiration? Stephen Anderson posted a long list there of various card decks, grouped by type (creative thinking, psychology/design, design methods, etc) that should be of some use. You may not find what you're looking for. The reason is that I think your approach may ...


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I think of tiles as more plain than cards, and as the name implies they are fixed in size (or limited to a small subset of geometrically related sizes) and spaced out regularly along a grid. Tiles are almost always incomplete providers of information: if you want to know anything about them, you have to interact with them. Their displays are less static than ...


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You might want to consider implementing a flip icon (that looks like a corner folded) in the lower right corner of the cards which causes the cards to flip on each click and during hover flip temporarily for the duration of the hover. Usage: If you hover over the card, you can see the other side, then see the previous side when you move the mouse off it. ...


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Sorry to answer my own question but I came up with this solution that solves the problem of the user being prevented from directly clicking the link: front and back: now only the top flips, leaving the artist/venue name constant and always available for clicking, and I can also avoid placing a >more button at the end of the list. I will consider ...


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You should ask youself the big why... We have dosins of dosins of methods you can use in your usability engineering, but everything you do must have a purpose. You don't just spend a few hours (and worse, a few users) if you don't need that information. Obiously you can learn a lot when you work with users, and that is the main reason for gathering ...


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In my opinion, especially performing an open card sort where participants can define their own categories can yield very helpful qualitative results. The reason: often we have a lot of items that have to be displayed on our website/in our application and we may have a mental model already which suggests a sensible categorization scheme, but the categories ...


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I'm curious, does this program tell you how long a person took to sort a particular card? or if they placed it in one group first and then the other? Does it let them keep any cards unsorted? I'm also a novice to card sorting so I would like to add a sub question: Do people physically arrange cards or card groups in particular ways while or after sorting ...


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For me the problem with dynamics is how the user is notified, an accessibility/experience issue. If you're building a form on the fly, is it asynchronous, and if so how do you announce to a screen reader that there is now more available on the page. If you do the determination by the credit card number pattern, you still need to show the user what type ...



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