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Place the search box above, right Since the search applies to the list, place the search box and its label at the top of the list, on the right. The magnifying-glass icon is optional. Here are some research-based guidelines for search that back up this answer in a round-about way—these guidelines are for web sites rather than applications. A few other ...


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This is a complex situation and I feel like a lot more info is needed. However, there's a part where an answer can be provided, and it's whether to mix (or not) the times. And the answer is NO. Check your own screen capture: you have 22h, then 14d and even 13m. And according to your description, these times are measuring different actions (one is for a ...


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There were several versions of BIOS (Basic Input Output Systems) that came on motherboards in the 1990s and 2000s that had an option to choose when to resume. These systems usually had an entry named "Resume From S3", and allowed you to select from several options, such as "any key," "power key," or "wake key." However, in all cases, there were other ...


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It all depends on who your end user is in the water bottle market. If you make your water bottle a different shape such as this: It may look cool a stand out from its competitors but loses functionality. Could you imagine trying to go on a run and carrying one of these or putting it your bottle holder in your backpack on a hike? Same goes for longer ...


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Well first the button on the front of the iPhone isn't the power button, they place theirs on the side as well. The reason for not putting the power button on the front is that where the users can most easily reach, so that real estate is used for functions that occur more commonly like backward navigation such as the iPhone. Also many other phone ...


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If you're offering a free resource, then most savvy user's generally think to themselves "what's the catch?". So it's not a great surprise that with these free resources come with a caveat of signing up to a mailing list or divulging some information, usually your email address. What you need to do is create a balance between asking for not too much in ...


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I think Fontbook should suit your requirements. It covers nearly 37,000 typefaces and every typeface has details about era, foundry, usage, designer, library, release date, number of sub families, font weights, glyphs per font, and trademark. It's a really well organized app. More about the app here.


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Stretching reality for Dev's convenience Alan Cooper wrote about the elastic user again, in his book, About Face. The elastic user is a self-serving creation of development teams, and has little to do with the goals, abilities, and contexts of real users. From Chapter 3, page 65, of the 4th edition of About Face, Cooper describes a development team ...


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In order to make users share their e-mail addresses you should show all benefits which users may get after doing so. they can provide you feedback about free feature which they just downloaded and you can improve it based on their needs; they can tell you in which other features/tools they also may be interested ( you can use this in order to build more ...


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If we give in to the idea that something is so perfect it can't be improved, it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. Two examples: In medieval times, people believed that everything was already invented and that nothing could be improved. (sorry I don't have a source for that) The sausage joke ...


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I think it's one of those things where you provide an obvious button that everyone could find to wake-up their computer. However, as you mention and probably most people now know is that you can in fact use different triggers to wake up your computer. Perhaps this was added because somebody assumed that this would be the what novice users would do, but than ...


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In the scenario you are proposing (drag and drop items from a long list), several factors must be taken into account. Every factor might present potential hurdles to the user. On screen real estate: is the target easy to reach? Check Fitt's Law. List item size. Unwanted scrolling: when reaching the bottom of the screen, the screen will start scrolling ...


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I think this screen definitely needs a timer on a matchlist because users will be unpleasantly surprised when matches suddenly start to disappear without some sort of time tracker. The problem with the clock is that it is normally associated with hours or precise time (like an alarm clock), and here it represents all kinds of units: days, hours, minutes. I ...


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If you have space issues, you can always use dropdowns, like this (closed and open states): This works as a select element or a Jquery selector or whatever. Alternatively, you can make the options radio or checkbox input (the latter if options are multiple). This way, you can save space and the element has an expected affordance most users will recognize ...


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You could. A lot of great designers were once (or still are) developers. Two come hand in hand in my opinion, because both look at very small details and how it affects the application as a whole. Both fields are very logical and research driven. But consider this however: Studying about development and being a coder, you will be more geared towards the ...


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A vast majority of us are employed in the "selling crap" industry to some extent. We live in a consumer-driven world and our roles a big part of that machine. Business is in the business of making money. And if we're not helping business make money, we're not doing our jobs. That said if you don't support the crap that is being sold, then via your own ...



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