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User experience is different from data design Developers who move into UX often forget this important perspective change. Users don't think in terms of CRUD. They usually think in terms of what they want to get done. Some examples: For a micro blog, an author might want to create, update, and delete posts from the same convenient interface. For a ...


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Three dependent values got me thinking about electricity and the rules of thumb for calculating power, current and voltage or current, voltage and resistance. In this Ohm's law calculator (at the end of the page) user has to enter two and only two values and click "Calculate" to get the third one. It's easy to click reset and to enter new values but if the ...


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Use a non-destructive operation A merge company transaction is both complex and possibly destructive. A delete company operation, on the other hand, is destructive but not complex at all. You would need to test this solution with users but the following solution should have everything you're looking for broken down into a few simple and non-destructive ...


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Ok, I try to provide an answer in hope that it will encourage an expert to jump in, in case I tell nonsense. First of all I think the answer to your general question Should software attempt to interpret input such as 3,14 correctly? can only be unambiguously answered with a firm "it depends". I think the keyword in my above comment "every properly ...


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From a visual point of view, 2 sizes is OK, different sizes for input fields is very confusing, and the same applies if you expect to input 2 characters and have room for 40. The user will wonder if they need to add something else in most cases, so visual hinting plays a role. Of course, like Chris commented, you need to keep in mind that under a certain ...


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At least one example is in spreadsheets. Both Excel and Google Docs have Enter move to the next row and Tab move to the next column. If your the end user is familiar with certain types of data entry, using Enter may be more familiar to them. For example see: This is a fake example, but many financial documents are set up to be entered a single column at a ...


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Design for the primary use case, then take care of secondaries I would guess that most users will know what they want to calculate, so they will come in, fill out two fields, then calculate the third. So this is the primary use case. Sometimes, users will change their minds or want to explore other variations, so they will switch fields or recalculate. ...



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