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Your UI designer will make a colour scheme, which usually defines the colour of a clickable item. It might be contextual, and it would probably need a hover state colour as well. But as Tohster has said, relying on colour alone is an accessibility problem. There needs to be an additional cue, and you have to leave it up to your UI designer to make it for ...


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None of the above Colored fonts are used widely and varyingly in interfaces nowadays so it's not a good idea to rely only on color to differentiate clickable elements. This is especially true for navigation elements (versus, for example, inline links) Color-only approaches present accessibility problems for the color-blind. Alternatives There are ...


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... is this graphical representation really useful, or would three vertically arranged entry fields be better? three vertically arranged entry fields is better I researched this question by looking at some websites that handle a lot of packages and none of them tried to tie the Length, Width, and Height inputs to a visual model of a box. The ...


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Visual representation is always good, but here are several notes for your specific case. Operators enter same data each time, a lot of repetitive data. Operators will look at the screen rarely and often to validate the input only. Try to think about these two things and you will possible note that it's OK to put dimensions in a simple row with a ...


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If you are talking about creating requirements, IxD approach works well with volere requirement specification template. Hope this helps


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I am taking the liberty of assuming column text is something related / in context to the content on the page. This brings to mind many news websites and how they handle content. Here are a couple of websites. New York Times and NDTV respectively. They provide a clean header area for title. It gives central attention to the primary content on the page. ...


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Depends on the relation between the title and the columns, I'd say. If your title also covers the second column, then the visual hierarchy should reflect that, i.e., you should follow (2). If the title is not related to the second column, approach (1) is right. As an example, if the title says "Search Results for XYZ", and the second column contains ...


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It's very difficult for an icon to convey more than 2 axes of information For example, you can use different shapes to denote what kind of animal, and different colors to denote how aggressive the animal is. Trying to add more dimensions to an icon is overloading it, and users will have a very hard time decoding the icon. That is why games usually ...


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We don't live in that world anymore Some history: The Yes/No and OK/Cancel buttons were created in the very early days of graphical user interfaces (they actually predated that on text screens, but for UX purposes let's start with windows). The constraints at the time were very different from today: Screen sizes and resolutions were a lot smaller, so ...


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In reference to confirmation dialogs, 'Yes' and 'No' are answers while 'Cancel' is a way out of the process without answering.


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It's simple: don't make me think. Those three buttons have been around forever, users know what the intended result should be. Providing the "cancel" button allows the user to opt-out of making a decision where necessary.


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It depends on the page or form where it's being used. Typically, "Yes" or "No" might be the simpliest and most straight forward approach. "Yes" being a positive action, "No" being the negative, and "Cancel" allows the user to back out without taking action on the form. Wordy complicated buttons might not get read by the user. Also, "Yes" and "No" usually ...


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There are certain sports where a neck-proximate pocket would make sense, but given the shape of this particular pocket I'm almost positive it's decorative and not functional. For road cycling, where a rider is crouched, side or chest pockets are hard to reach so a neck-proximate pocket could provide betterUX. For climbing, a climber's chest is often close to ...


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Not always In the early days of waterfall-driven, formal development the answer would have been yes, because slow, formal development cycles and "open-loop", shipped installed-software products meant the cost of reworking UX was very high. These days, development cycles tend to be iterative and can range from very slow to very fast. Some examples: For ...


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Yes, for one very simple reason. It helps your team formalise a point of view. Even if the documentation isn't used by everyone, the process of creating it makes you and your team build an opinion and point of view which helps you in anything longer than a few months ahead. Remember that the frameworks you use to execute design like bootstrap were not your ...


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Using a detective screen: I have to agree with @Tohster, particularly when it comes to the detective concept. So, rather than attempting to encapsulate your work process into "detective" board (form) try to focus more on a visualisation method that is more likely to achieve your end goals. Having being confronted with the same issue, I have learned that ...


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Auto fill inputs with current values Fill inputs with current values if you have them. Keyboards on mobile devices are usually more difficult to use which is all the more reason to auto fill the current value. Many devices also have a way to quickly clear inputs as needed so I wouldn't worry about that use case. Just don't fill inputs with "sample" ...


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Yes they are, at least for me. Just based on environment (project, company, specific product) I pick the subset of the frameworks/tools. I am the first one to apply them and introduce them as the whys behind the design to the rest of the team. The rest is teaching and tweaking based on collected feedback from the whole ecosystem. Starting with a few ...


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I had worked in projects with similar case and we solved it as @DaveAlger said: adding the original company logo in the header (left, center or right -up to you-) and in the footer we add the holding company logo (the new merge company).


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The company I currently work for has made many acquisitions but instead of trying to change all the branding that made the company worth acquiring in the first place we simply let the user know in the footer that this is now "a SolarWinds company" that can link back to the main company page. Don't go out of your way to let users know that a company has ...


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Ordering by popularity seems to be a good option. Social login data for different quarters of 2014 from well-known social login providers such as Gigya, Janrain and LoginRadius show that the majority of users use Facebook and Google when compare with Twitter, hence if ordered by popularity, it would be Facebook, Google then Twitter. Of course, this can ...


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There is a document that is normally being used as the reference for UX definitions of a project, someone call it interaction design document, and I know that in some firms they are calling that UX document. This document normally consists a summary of discovery action about users needs, results of design research and for example outputs of card sorting or ...


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User Experience desigenrs work with a number deliverables but a lot of these are flexible to adapt to the variety of business goals and work methodologies. Adding to that, the UX field is shifting heavily towards business strategy, which in time will generate new types of deliverables and frameworks. That being said, there is a number of approaches used to ...


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Think since UX is still relatively new compared to other disciplines, there's still no standard or common practices to my knowledge. In reality mostly what i see is the processes depend on the nature of the company if its focusing on their own product or have an agency or consultancy structure. One thing is at least with product teams that use agile, these ...


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Generally people do not have long sequential forms on a mobile device. However since the mobile is becoming feature rich in all aspects it is natural to expect that from mobile. @tohster has provided exact solution of how wizard can be implemented in mobile. You might want to consider few changes which may free up your real estate further. These are in ...


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Use design prioritization to simplify the layout. The top priorities might be something like: User must know what stage she is on. User must know where she is in the overall process. So a few resulting possibilities are:


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I'am designing a web application, which has a sticky menu and "back to the top" link, so in first time I was against using this nasty statement. It was remind me blog or ..., but finally after researching I come to agree especially in web applications that have different tools in sections, it's so important to use it( don't use it in normal website).WHY? let ...


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Short answer : They should no longer be used! Long answer: Just attempting to understand the rationale here: When sticky navigation is available and selected menu item is highlighted the user has no means by which to know that clicking it again will take them to the top (depends on how familiar users are with sticky menus). In this particular situation ...


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I haven't looked at the Dropbox or Box apps in a while, but the pattern for Windows 8/8.1 apps is to access app settings through the charms bar. My guess is that this is the case for those apps. Swipe from the right to pull out the charms bar, then tap on Settings. There should be an option for Account or something similar in the fly-out that appears.



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