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I don't think this is about user intuition - it's much more about writing style and conventions. The norm in forms is that the heading serves a category label to the adjectives/nouns below. So Car Features should do the trick here. Another norm is to use imperative statements, but mostly for interactive controls (not labels), still you could also phrase ...


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You could always use a Mad Libs style: I drive a [Color v] [Brand v].


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Short Answer: They never intersect, as described, at a single "hail mary" point. They are different elements of the same process and should coexist together as part of that process. In the cases where one may be dependent on the other, the most ideal situation is that Information Architecture would guide the Software Architecture. Long Answer: When you ...


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The table is not organized in proper way, so you are trying to overcome this issue with your options. The problems are: Established reading pattern (by rows) makes it hard to distinguish the number (83%) as subtotal. It is perceived as normal row rather than subtotal one. Placing missed items info within the table is a logic error. The format of this row ...


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Disclaimer: without more info as to what this is regarding, it's hard to say for sure. The following is based on gut feel. "I have a car..." feels more appropriate when it's contrasted with other sections, like "I have a motorcycle..." or "I have a bus...", perhaps with a top heading of "What kind of vehicle do you own?" That makes it easy to find the ...


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I don't see anything wrong with using a partial sentence ending in an ellipses as a user prompt if the answer you're asking the user to input is a natural ending to the sentence fragment in your label. As you currently have it, the prompt and answers don't make a proper sentence: I have a car... blue Toyota Compare that with: My car is a... blue ...


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Definitely Option B. Since you are listing them in pairs (today and yesterday), the most distinguishing factor between the two is not the value itself, but rather what day the value represents. Why? Because it designates the beginning of a trend or a point in a trend if you were displaying more than just 2 days. When looking at the bars, one naturally ...


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I will agree with Anindya on the aspect that keeping the prominence on the descriptions will make it useful since a user is more likely to know what is the "Capacity" instead of what is "32gb". When it comes to selecting the mode of prominence I would prefer using a subtle color to highlight as compared to using a "Bold" face. Something like As you see ...


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You need to find a general tone that is appropriate given your users and the level of risk you want to protect them from. The right tone will be the one that your users find appropriate. They might resent your not warning them enough if one of their actions results in a big loss for instance and they feel they would have proceeded differently, had they been ...


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You should allow the user to use standard practices to go back : Pressing Esc key should take the user Cancel/Close. Have a Back - icon followed by the context where it would go to. Have a CLOSE icon which closes the modal without change of State. Similar to #1. Clicking outside the modal should take the user back. Hitting the back button on the browser ...


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As per this article I found,the amount of time spent in searching for information has grown by 13% since 2002. To quote the article A recent IHS Knowledge Collections Webinar provided an interesting statistic by Outsell: an engineer’s time spent searching for information has increased 13% since 2002. A new survey by SearchYourCloud revealed ...


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Checkout the Web Credibility Project. That and actual security enhancements like using HSTS...and perhaps a visible notice of that fact on all pages.


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While (as @inkmarble mentioned) clicking may be more effort compared to a mouse-over we now also have to keep in mind the growing amount of users on touch-only devices. With the current state of the art, there simply is no way to mouse-over an icon on a touch device, thus making this help information inaccessible to this user group. Example: I recently got ...


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This seems to be a very specific problem, but what advantages are there to putting "Yesterday" after "Today". You need to have a very very good reason to violate chronological ordering, doubly so if you're going to use chronology as a large part of your legend. I just don't see it, (A) looks like a very bad idea. It certainly seems misleading, in (A) until ...


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Why not use ellipsis to ask the user? When you end the sentence with an ellipsis, it looks like part of the sentence is missing. Ellipsis is mostly used to show the user the sentence is cut of. Here is an example of a question were the ellipsis is correctly used: Best aesthetically solution to overflowing data in a table


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Users should never have to remember information from one screen to another (ux-discovery). Users should also always have feedback that makes them aware of their current status (in this case the progress they have made through the wizard) (ux-feedback). I would say that providing a little summary panel / column at the left side of the wizard is good practice ...


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UI error messages should be direct, objective statements which the user only has to read once to understand. I personally perceive zero differences between input is invalid and input is not valid ^ However if I came across either of those messages then I would immediately assume the programmer was too lazy to tell me what was invalid and now I have to go ...


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Could you use an initial prompt when you choose to create the document, and split that dialog in two sections - those that are available in this location and those that aren't? But still give them feedback / info about how they can create the documents they want. Something like this perhaps? download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...


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A user should be able to create a document anywhere in your system. Declaring its type is totally fine, as is it auto-filing the document. Assuming that to be true, after the user picks the type and saves the document, show a temporary notification in the UI acknowledging the system saved the document with a link to where it filed location. Another thing ...


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Officially, no, you can request what you want, when you want it. However, if you adopt the idea that you can request contact information up front, you'll likely get a lot more false information. People don't want to enter their data unless they want to be contacted. If they haven't yet taken your survey, they don't yet know if they want you to contact ...


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In "Design with the mind in mind", author Jeff Johnson dedicates chapter 14 ("We have time requirements") to the "durations of perceptual and cognitive processes, and based on those, provides real-time deadlines that interactive systems must meet to synchronize well with human users" in order to be effective and perceived as responsive. In the chapter you ...


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One solution is to provide two modes to build flexible system: Scan mode auto-scans the subset of most important params (gray-filled) with delay of 1s. Manual mode is activated with additional key. Then displayed params are switched manually, by each key press. If no action is performed for 4s, then device automatically switches to Scan mode again. ...


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First of all, they could be perceived as subsets or specific cases of a continuum, common enough to get special treatment. But there are also differences. Alphabetical order is "arbitrary" to some extent, it doesn't tell you anything about the actual properties of an item. If you deal in clothing and your continuum is Size, you could say "I want to see the ...


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Realistically, "input is invalid" and "input is not valid" are the same. Neither is a negative frame of the other. Typically, negative frames are not recommended, because the mind typically has to flip itself to understand the instruction. For example, "Don't think of an elephant" is an impossible instruction to follow. In other words, you may ...


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Using words like "star" or "favorite" usually imply some sort of bookmarking or tagging, which in this use case would not communicate to the user the true meaning of the interaction. The three examples below are similar in that they explicitly label the action using words that are unambiguous. Any variation on the wording below would be acceptable so long ...


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Aligning the labels combined with whitespace and bolding them. Always think in terms of scannable content. People will generally want to scan the label, not the value. It makes digesting the information easier. It's a simple information hierarchy issue.


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Word clouds are completely useless. Two patterns here (making a bunch of assumptions about your needs) might be: Perform semantic analysis on the answers to strip away filler words (and possibly group together phrases), and then display words by frequency in a simple bar chart. Bar charts are one of the easiest-to-understand visualizations of categorical ...


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Yes and No. This begs the question: Why would one need to have persisting information from one screen to another in the wizard in the first place? Here are some examples that show both cases. Tax Applications and Long Wizards Tax Applications such as Quicktax forces the user to go through a number of wizards but only persists the absolutely necessary ...


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I would say A is preferred because users read from left to right. Equally, age is often demonstrated as in the past and therefore on the left (think of history timelines and calendars) I tried to do a quick Google for you to see what, well, Google were doing but I was only able to pull off a Salesforce and MediaPost example. Both of which demonstrate that A ...


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You need to look further into ways you can group & condense the data. For example, some like "total experience" don't really need a title if it's placed beneath the different years of experience. Below's an example. I might have mangled the past experience section by pulling out the current(?) position. It felt strange when there's no name associated to ...



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