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If the exams option is always empty, then the users will (at some point, depending on the individual person) give up checking that menu option. If there is no mechanism in the application to draw the attention to new exams that appear, then you have a usability issue. Your suggestion is one way to indicate the "new items" idea, but it is not necessarily ...


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A component is a tool, in this case it's a piece of software. Many components and their relationships make a system. A feature is some functionality, that is what the tool does. E.g., "My system has a share-to component; it's written in python. Its features include sharing to personbook and whistler." Typically, you can install a component, as it's a ...


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I see several aspects in your proposal that I would solve differently. "Flash cards" appears disabled, but is actually a valid option. That option currently appears as disabled as your "locked" option. I'd color all available options black, not gray, to avoid that. Show clearly which option is currently selected. It's always a challenge to show which one ...


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Basic steps to identify the minimum set of features that your app requires, involves identifying your users and their needs first. That helps shortlisting features at the end. If a feature doesn't help to achieve the most important goals (or outcomes) then you can leave it out or put in a backlog. Step 1: Define the Users (Personas) that will use your app. ...


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I actually think this is a rather smart pattern. Just to clarify on terminology (I'm using Twitter Bootstrap as a reference): Static Menu - a menu that scrolls away with the rest of the view (ie, will not be visible after scrolling). Fixed Menu - a menu that is constantly in the view, regardless of scroll. Autoshow Fixed Menu - a menu that hides itself on ...


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I think a very good way of doing this is by means of an invite to users to try a new feature. By presenting your feature as a new thing that you would like to invite your users to try you make it more tempting while also providing the user with the opportunity to leave things as they are if they are satisfied with the current website. By it's very nature an ...


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First, you shouldn't assume a particular feature or attribute of a product will end up being classified as a Performer feature. It could be that enough time has passed and enough standardisation has occurred that the requirements for that particular feature has stabilised at some plateau level, and the customer satisfaction response now follows the Basic ...


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One book I'm going through now is Interactive Design by Andy Pratt & Jason Nunes. It focuses on UX in general, but introduces you to UX practices and methods through real-life examples, which in turn gets you thinking about how to consider it in your own application. It covers some design principles, such as Affordance" and gives concrete examples of ...


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FavBrowser as very good ones for the specific case of Internet Explorer 6: Why People are Still Using Internet Explorer 6? You Seem to Be Using IE6 Internet Explorer 6 Motivation How To Deal With People That Use Internet Explorer 6 Internet Explorer 6 CSS Mess


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Since technically the idea is to copy the buttons code, I would use a simple text such as "Use this button's code" which will allow the user to know what will happen when he clicks on the option. Another option is "Generate button code" If your button is completely via CSS, you can do what button Maker does which is given below


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Step 1: Define the purpose of your application. Which problems does it solve? Why should anyone use your application instead of the competitors? In other words, why would anybody use your application? Step 2: Define who your users are. Which types of people are the target base for your application? Creating personas would be a good idea here. Interviews, ...


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I personally don't like the idea of graceful degradation, especially now that almost every new Windows PC from an OEM ships with Chrome preinstalled and Mac's should mostly have some sort of version of Safari that supports most HTML5 features. One approach is that the app is either fully supported or it doesn't work and the user is pointed to a free web ...


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You use the data to answer questions. So: If you know the questions you are asking, gather the data you need to answer your questions. If you don't yet know the questions you are asking, gather everything (or as much as possible and practical).


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Does it matter how many users use a certain feature for it to be implemented? Off course it is, but as Stephen has said, this is much more of a product management business than UX (particularly as you talk about implementation), but UXers may be the ones deciding priorities as well. Coding We do quite some coding in UX. Perhaps the most obvious place ...


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Shortcut keys are the domain of more experienced users who know the system and like to get things done as fast as possible. Your problem as I see it boils down to "How do I help a user get from beginner to advanced?" The problem is that people don't look for new features and new ways of doing things, they just stagnate. Whatever the underlying biology, ...


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You can use a check box type thing to mark the data block, and single click to move the user to block details.


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If Mr. X ask about an object Y, What Y is made of --> it's components ... What Y can do --> it's features ... for example, take Microsoft Office, Components: Microsoft Word again, it's components: spell-checker, Page designer, Word art etc. Excel it's components: formula editor, Graph editor, Diagram etc. But, features ? Microsoft Word ...


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A simple approach you can utilize is the top notification bar which is visible to users as they log in or come to the page as thats the first thing they would notice due to the color differential. Stackoverflow uses it quite frequently as shown below. You could also use the idea of movement or small animation to ensure that users attention is drawn to it ...


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This feature of making the address bar disappear when you scroll down is a practice that I saw for first time in the Pinterest App, and recently in one of the last updates of Chrome (both iOS). In the case of a mobile device this makes a lot of sense because we have reduced space and this cleans the screen getting a "full screen" experience (in the case of ...


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I'd caution against comparing this feature in the browser and this feature on a website because people (usually) use the browser much more than any single website, so tend to learn and become comfortable with the new browser behavior more quickly than they would the behavior in a website. Another confusing factor is that different websites implement this ...


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I'd read a book about DSLs. Martin Fowler also talkes about them on his website, which may be helpful. Also, if you have time before your assignment, try to use a few DSLs. Is it worth cleaning the syntax, making it more natural language like Yes. To the best ability your team has. DSL's are pretty good at helping teams be more productive because they ...



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