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The ideal answer is "test both" and see which works better for your users. Without testing, if you have to make a choice, clarity always trumps consistency. Focusing on your specific answer, I would suggest a different UX pattern for adding fields to make it even more different than adding a form. For example, eliminating the dropdown completely, and ...


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https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/ios/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/UIKitUICatalog/UIDatePicker.html http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/ui/controls/pickers.html They are just called date pickers in iOS guidelines. Android generally terms them Pickers for both date and time. These are just customizations of already existing ...


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It's known as picker or spinner. First example looks like a custom designed one, but it can be done with this tutorial, your second example is the native iOS6 picker (now it has changed to a flat look)


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In my mind UX starts at the idea stage. Does this product improve the lives of potential users/customers? If so, then it's a project I'm interested in undertaking. If not, then the question very quickly becomes: If this product can be very profitable, how can I make it improve the lives of potential users/customers? Frankly the two go hand in ...


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Gmail has a very nice hybrid solution for this, that adds some more powerful options: In Gmail, the checkbox itself is clickable and behaves like a normal checkbox header, and any click on the button outside the checkbox opens the dropdown menu. Even though the button isn't really aligned with the column, it still feels like its header. Probably ...


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Here is one approach favored by my End Users, have an underlined option stating 'Clear' when the field already has an icon within (calendar in my example). Having an X clear button within the edit field is good, but coloring it red might mean error after the User types in a text. The common theme across apps/web is to use a lighter grey/grey colored X ...


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This example tested well with all types of users It helps if you try it out yourself by clicking the above link but here are the two things that make the X more intuitive and discoverable as a clear button... Only show the X if there is something to clear Place the X inside the input instead of next to it


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You'll find fields with a little "clear" button in them all over the web. Like this:


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I would say it depends on the scope. For a single text field you could simply use an x such as the one provided by Font Awesome (here) If you are clearing all information from the form it'd be better to use a button that has a different color to the submission button. For instance if the submission button is the color green, a good differentiating color ...


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Different website types require different interfaces, so there's no "one pattern fits all". However, it's easy enough to find resources for particular parts of a website, such as input (form), menues, navigation bars, user-generated content etc. A good place to start (though it's a bit "popular science") is: http://ui-patterns.com/ On a more scientific ...


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Working on something similar, it may be more complicated than it seems to add multiple fieldsets with an auto-append way I would like to hear your opinions about the following issues: In the initial state should the user see that it is possible to add multiple fieldsets? The new line added should appear just when the user starts to type in the first field ...


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Consider separating out the number entry from the units


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Can I ask why you believe using tags for information storage conflicts with 'a more structured and minimalist view about information architecture'? I think there's a good discussion in that alone. Forcing a user to create tags for information storage means it will always be relevant to them and there won't be additional/excess ways of organising their data. ...


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As Golden Krishna says bes tinterface is no interface. So ask the user the localisation of the meeting and ask him the time of this meeting. Take into account or ask him if it is local time. Ask from where he comes and specifies him automatically the time in two formats its real localisation and the time of the localisation meeting with a table with all ...


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I have also observed that many UIs are confined to some controls to enter, edit, or select some input, plus Save. Is that bad? The General User Task I think the truth is that many user tasks involve changing a few object attributes, and that’s about it. Much of what we do with computers is basically “keeping records.” Most of our apps are literally or ...


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Here's my suggestion: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Basically you have a list with everything and an inline label to show the movies which actually got the awards.


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The style of UX you are describing is one embraced by companies like Google and Apple, and the objective is to hide complexity. Basically, the design objective is to present a calmer and clearer interface by hiding less common functions into dropdowns, so the user is presented with fewer choices. Personally I'm not a fan of this trend, especially when it ...


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I like the 9gag solution when a message appears on top of the screen in case there are any new posts. You can auto scroll up and refresh the list by clicking on it. Don't know if Twitter has done that yet.


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Any given twitter stream could go through pages and pages, (and hundreds of MBs) of data if a user left a twitter.com tab open. Generally when you read your twitter feed you can go a long time before you read something you've read before. So purely from a "finding new content" perspective, it's not necessary to automatically load new content.


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If you are reading through your list of tweets, then someone else publishes a new tweet, you don't want the page to automatically scroll so you lose your place. This might not be a huge problem for some people, but imagine if you were following hundreds of people who actively author many tweets. It could be hard to continue reading without it constantly ...


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I am researching this myself. Off-screen scroll lists of drop targets are problematic in several ways: Initiating the scrolling and maintaining it is a pain, whilst at the same time you're searching a moving list. You also have to maintain a possibly extended time of holding down the button the whole time, which sometimes fails and you've just lost your ...


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I'd suggest a filter with the checkboxes like so: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The "display all" option seems redundant, and could possibly have the effect of making it seem like "all" consists of more than selected and unselected. The dropdown has the same problem. Most users already associate checkboxes ...


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Radio buttons imply an OR condition, meaning you're choosing A or B or C. In your case, choosing A is the same as choosing B and C, which may be what's leading to the confusion. A better option may be two checkboxes where any combination of the two may be chosen: [] Display selected items [] Display unselected items


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Could you implement a dropdown? Something like the following: When the dropdown is closed, only the active choice will be visible, hopefully causing less confusion.


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For me the "row" approach is okay, specially if you have a LOT of registers, but I've thought of an alternative that might work better if the common case is that just a few registers are added, reasons: Enhances the relationship between fields (law of proximity) Requires less fixations/eye movement. (see arrows length) Improves path of completion. I ...


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I often find myself one time zone away on trips, and dealing with my calendar on OS X or Windows Office is a mine field. I can summarize the problem as "too many choices": The calendar programs all try to do something clever, and not only do they not do what I need but I never quite know what to expect. Configuration options only make matters worse, because ...


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In my opinion, the best thing you can do in this case is the following: The user configures the time to send the message according to HIS timezone. The program immediately shows the corresponding time in the following zones: Pacific timezone; Atlantic US timezone; UK timezone Western Europe Timezone Pacific Australian timezone. Any time the user ...


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The user will be expecting it to be, by default, in their time zone. Anything other than this will cause confusion. However as @RizwanJavaid has highlighted, for some markets/projects (and I would say social media is one) it is perfectly well expected to be able to change this.


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Make it explicit that the scheduled campaign will run in the LA timezone to reduce any confusion. MailChimp does it quite nicely with their Delivery by Time Zone feature http://mailchimp.com/features/timewarp/



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